Claire Sulmers: The Fashion Bomb New York Fashion Week is in full swing with 65 shows under three tents, and at least a hundred more scattered throughout the city! While journalists are scrambling around in heels to provide catwalk updates from all the hottest designers, I chose to celebrate the occasion a little differently. The
Jennaydra Clunis: Love No Limit Just in time for Valentine’s Day, In Her Shoes sits down to chat with Jennaydra Clunis, the official matchmaker on VH1′s newest guilty pleasure, “Let’s Talk About Pep.” She’s smart, she’s savvy, and she’s committed to bringing love back into the lives of successful black professionals…one connection at a time.
Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik: Afrobella Photo Credit: Dan Chen In Her Shoes: Your blog is a daily must-read for countless women both domestically and internationally. What inspired the launch of Afrobella? Patrice: Thanks so much for your kind description – I work so hard to keep Afrobella a must-read! Afrobella was inspired by the void that
Trizonna McClendon Photo Credit: Alzo Slade Who is Trizonna McClendon? Trizonna McClendon is an independent singer/songwriter and casting director/producer in reality television who enjoys balancing both careers simultaneously…it gets crazy sometimes but hey, that’s me! In overpriced cities like New York, many artists struggle to find the balance between following their musical passion and truly
Tara Guillaume: flauci When I interviewed today’s Fly Female Entrepreneur, a Haitian pet boutique proprietor, I would have never guessed that just days later, her home country would be in such turmoil and distress. I’m a firm believer in the fact that nothing happens out of coincidence in God’s universe. That said, I’m honored to
Grace Tappin: Move with Grace Welcome to In Her Shoes, Grace! For readers who are unfamiliar, tell us a little bit about Move with Grace: We are a yoga, dance and pilates studio that teaches group and private classes for people of all ages and abilities. We offer affordable memberships and well as drop-in rates
Ana Bravo: Visual Artist Photo Credit: John Walder Miss Ana Bravo is an über-talented New York-based visual artist that we think you should get to know. As a young girl, Ana’s family emigrated from Mexico to Salinas, California. At the age of 20, she moved to San Francisco and was exposed to the world of fine art
Tirinda Hixon and Noricia Anderson: Cut it Out! Apparel The Cut it Out! Team: (L-R) Tirinda Hixon, Janay McNeill & Noricia Anderson In Her Shoes: How did you get your start in design? Tirinda Hixon: Living in NYC, one of the most fashionable cities in the world, helped to fuel our creativity and desire to start
Janice and Denise Tunnell Finding the right business partner is a daunting task that many entrepreneurs have yet to conquer but for twin sisters Janice and Denise Tunnell, the search wasn’t a long one. As the founders of Illusions Cosmetics, Janice and Denise brought together their astute business acumen and passion for all things glam
Anita Watkins: Sixxfoota In Her Shoes: One of my favorite quotes is “don’t wait for the perfect opportunity, create it!” and Sixxfoota story epitomizes this progressive thinking. For those of us not familiar, tell us what inspired you to launch Sixxfoota: Anita Watkins: Sixxfoota was born of necessity…which they say is the mother of invention.
Michele Varian In Her Shoes: Michele, for In Her Shoes readers who do not know you, would you tell us a little bit about your background? Michele Varian: Sure, Renae. I have developed my own collection of home accessories, primarily decorative pillows. I design all of the styles and have them manufactured in my own
Maya Lake: Boxing Kitten Photo Credit: Cespedes Studios In Her Shoes: How did you arrive from designing as a little girl to having your clothing sold in various boutiques and worn by style mavens such as Erykah Badu and DJ Rashida? Maya Lake: I started off just doing this as a fun thing for my
Tippi Shorter Who do celebrities like Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Jennifer Hudson continuously look to when their tresses need taming? These style mavens turn to none other than their indispensible hairstylist, Tippi Shorter. Tippi prides herself on her signature big, sexy, healthy hair. She not only makes great efforts to use “green” hair products, the
Mary Pryor: Love You Like Cooked Food In Her Shoes: Tell us a little bit about yourself, Mary. Mary: I’m smart I’m witty I’m blessed I’m protected I’m creative I’m beautiful I’m loved and people like me! In Her Shoes: You reside in New York City where everyone is a hustler, wearing at least three
Jakissa Taylor: DJ Kiss After experiencing a DJ Kiss musical journey, one could easily assume that she was born to be a DJ. Though her looks could easily place her in any top magazine’s beauty spread, it’s music that makes her heart skip a beat. Since setting up her turntables after a successful career in