Ever know someone or some thing for a short time but it seems like they’ve been around forever? That’s how I feel about curlBOX and its founder, Miss Myleik Teele. While curlBOX is currently a staple in the world of brown girl beauty, this innovative brand has only been in existence for 12 months! To mark the one year anniversary of her curlBOX baby, Myleik Teele produced a video documenting her journey that’s BEYOND inspiring. Take a peek when you have a few minutes to spare and trust me, you’ll be ready to conquer the world. CONGRATS on a successful first year in business, Myleik. Here’s to many, many more!
It’s that time again! Latisha Daring, the creative visionary behind the Ashtyn clothing line, is hosting her annual Ladies Who Lunch event on March 17th, 2013 here in New York City. Check out the details below including a listing of this year’s talented and inspiring guest speakers
It’s funny how the messages you need in life hit you at THE perfect time. It’s Monday afternoon, the day after Beyonce Bowl (also known as the Super Bowl) and sluggish is an understatement. Last night’s festivities coupled with a lack of sleep means I’m working in a daze. Just as I look at the clock on my laptop wondering what time it is, my friend plays this video and the first thing I hear is the word “sleep” and how unmanageable our lives can be without it. Message! Check out this video by the talented, witty and very wise Amy Poehler on the importance of sleep and why we need to be getting more of it.
Ladies, are you as excited as I am about June Ambrose’s recent announcement about her new shoe line? Her style is impeccable so it’s safe to assume that her footwear collection will not disappoint! With names inspired by powerful women in arts and entertainment (i.e., Diana Ross and Josephine Baker), the June Ambrose shoe line will make you look like a million bucks for less than $119. Yes m’am, your eyes haven’t deceived you. The entire collection is moderately priced at $59-$119!
What’s not to love about a twenty-something magazine editor and blogger-turned-social media maven having a nail lacquer created in her honor? Many of us have a laundry list of concepts we’d like to bring to life but Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar believes in making it happen! I’m beyond elated about the steps she’s taking with her brand so today, I’m crushing on LiSi Cosmetics’ LoveBrownSugar nail lacquer inspired by none other than the lovely Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar.com
While working with household name brands is enough for some, Samantha Black knew her fashion story wouldn’t end there. After launching her own line and pouring blood, sweat, and tears into several successful New York Fashion Week presentations, Samantha’s newest endeavor is reality television. As a cast member for this season’s Project Runway, the world will soon learn what we’ve known all along. Samantha Black is a fashion goddess!
If you’re not already familiar with this beauty by name, trust and believe you’re familiar with her work. You know the Senegalese Twists that have been ALL the rage for years? Anu Prestonia went to Senegal, learned the technique, coined the name, and made it popular in the United States. Have you noticed most people use the term “Locs” vs. “Locks” when describing the hair? That’s all Anu’s doing. As the owner and founder of Khamit Kinks, the go-to natural hair care salon in New York City, Anu Prestonia is somewhat of a natural hair historian. Just in time for the highly anticipated launch of her Anu Essentials line, the seasoned beautypreneur sat down with In Her Shoes to share her story. Find out what all the fuss is about!
In the final installation of my “13 for 13″ series we have the gorgeous and equally hilarious Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty and The Fly Cut on deck. Let’s face it ladies, we’re on the constant quest for the “perfect” product to solve all of our unique hair care needs. Tia has been in the business long enough to know that there’s not just one product amazing enough to create magical tresses, it’s usually a combination of brands and tools joining forces to make our hair dreams come true. Take note as the lovely Tia shares her top 13 hair care must-haves for 2013. Make every day a good hair day!
Who do the brightest stars in entertainment, pop culture and politics turn to when it’s time to give face? The oh-so-talented Tia Dantzler of course! The Chicago-based beauty maven travels the globe working her magic on some of the biggest names in the industry. From movie sets to red carpets, this makeup expert is truly the business and today she’s schooling us on her top 13 beauty must-haves for 2013. Ready, set, GLAM!
Making the leap from traditional media to the digital world is no small feat but this week’s Fly Female Entrepreneur has made the move appear effortless. As former Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE and executive team member for some of the most respected titles in the business including Teen People and Honey Magazine, Angela Burt-Murray has always had a passion for developing quality content. Today, Angela shares the inside scoop on CocoaFab, an online destination that will soon top your list of “must-visit” sites. Read on to find out what inspired her to launch CocoaFab, her thoughts on the future of traditional media, what we can expect from the brand in 2013, and more!
When we think about “must-have” items, fashion is probably one of the first things that come to mind. Lucky for us, NBC Fashion Star contestant Tori Nichel is joining us today to serve up her top 13 must-have pieces for 2013. Be fashionably inspired!
As the beauty and brains behind curlBOX, Myleik Teele relies heavily on technology to keep her brand top of mind. Check out the PR maven-turned-beautypreneur’s 13 technology must-haves for 2013!
Created by the brilliant Jodie Patterson, founder of Georgia, Girl Crush explores the “activity of being beautiful – from the inside out – and the women who’ve nailed it.” In a world obsessed with outer appearance, it’s refreshing to see unconventional conversations like these where we’re reminded that the definition of beauty is subjective but, no matter how one defines it, beauty can only be skin deep
So, I was trying to take a little In Her Shoes hiatus to enjoy the holidays and gear up for 2013 but I had to break the blog silence to share some amazing news with you! “Beauties & Brains Behind the Brands” panelists H. Ginger Johnson and Sara Liz Pickett are truly stepping into the new year in a BIG way. How so you ask? In 2013 you can expect to see their cult vegan nail lacquer line, Ginger + Liz on Ricky’s shelves all over New York City!
Fly Female Entrepreneurs Kim Roxie of LAMIK Beauty and Quiana Cordé of barazzo® have joined forces to create the environmentally friendly Let’s Makeup Girlfriends Bag! The Let’s Makeup Girlfriend Bag is the perfect eco-chic gift which includes three LAMIK Limited Edition Healthy Lip glosses packaged in a platinum naturally hand milled leather product by barazzo® which is not only fashion forward but a multi-functional accessory. Celebrate the bonds with the women in your life today with LAMIK Beauty and barazzo®!