G Hannelius: Actress, Singer/Songwriter, and “Make Me Nails” Co-Creator


Visit G online at: www.ghannelius.com | www.makemenails.com
Twitter: @g_hannelius | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

The story of Make Me Nails started over a coffee between Actress and Singer/Songwriter G Hannelius and Digital Marketer Lauren Jones. Continue reading

Kendall and Libby Glazer: Bracelet Designers, Founders of “Stoney Clover Lane”


Visit Kendall and Libby online at: www.stoneycloverlane.com
Twitter: @stoneyclover | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Since 2009, Stoney Clover Lane has delighted fans with their Bracelets, made to be stacked upon each other in a trendy wrist full of bright colors and sparkle, or mixed with your other fave bracelets for a look that’s totally you. With their two fashion-forward brains always abuzz with ideas, sisters Kendall & Libby Glazer release new arm candy all the time, both online and in their summer pop-up shops in LA and NYC.

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Jessica Ekstrom: Author, Speaker and Founder/CEO of “Headbands of Hope”


Visit Jessica online at: www.jessekstrom.com
Twitter: @headbandsofhope | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest

Jessica Ekstrom grew up in Cornelius, NC and currently lives in Raleigh. She is a 2013 graduate of North Carolina State University in Communications Public Relations. Founder/CEO of Headbands of Hope since April 2012. Speaker at CAMPUSPEAK since June 2013. Author of The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl’s Guide to College. Contributor at Entrepreneur.

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Melissa Jade Aiello: Fashion Designer


Visit Melissa online at: www.teesbymissyx.com
Twitter: @TeesByMissyX | Facebook | Tumblr

Melissa Jade Aiello (or ‘Missy’) was born in Nottingham, England in 2001. It all started at seven for Melissa Jade: not content with shading in the lines of her coloring book, she started to copy the illustrations instead, producing piles of drawings over the course of a weekend at her grandparents. Soon the coloring books were put aside and her family became the subjects her many drawings.

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Ocielia Gibson: Former Miss Black USA, Founder of “More Than a Pretty Face International”


Visit Ocielia online at: www.ocielia.com
Twitter: @Ocielia | Facebook | Instagram

Featured in outlets such as EBONY, Heart & Soul, and Black America Web, speaker, writer and confidence catalyst Ocielia Gibson boldly empowers this generation of young women to live out real social and spiritual beauty. A former Miss Black USA, she is founder of More Than a Pretty Face International, a life-enrichment company that initially started as an outreach to inner city girls. Now with global reach, More Than a Pretty Face has impacted thousands of young women throughout the US and Kenya. Receiving numerous awards for her empowerment initiatives with young women, she has been recognized with Pine-Sol’s Women Making a Powerful Difference Award and was the youngest woman recognized as an Unsung Hero for her programming in the state of Texas by EBONY Magazine.

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Emily Matson and Julianne Goldmark: Creators of “Emi Jay”


Visit Emily and Julianne online at: www.emi-jay.com
Twitter: @emijayinc | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

Armed with a dream and many trips to the fabric store, Emi Jay was created by teenage entrepreneurs Emily and Julianne. Inspired by their passion for fashion, the two young girls set out to create quality, modern day hair ties. They now run an exciting business alongside their mothers and believe everyone deserves a little luxury and comfort in their lives.

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Megan Grassell: “Yellowberry” Founder

Megan Grassell, left, and her sister, Mary Margaret, with bras made by Yellowberry, Megan’s new company. (David J. Swift for The New York Times)

Megan Grassell, left, and her sister, Mary Margaret, with bras made by Yellowberry, Megan’s new company. (David J. Swift for The New York Times)

Visit Megan online at: www.yellowberrycompany.com
Twitter: @YellowberryBras | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

The Yellowberry Story

“Mary Margaret, you can’t wear that!” I whispered to my 13 year old sister in the dressing room as she tried on a leopard push-up bra that was as empty and as fake as the ad on the wall beside her.

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Essynce Moore: Entrepreneur, Stylist and Fashion Designer for “Essynce Couture LLC”


Visit Essynce online at: www.essyncecouture.com
Twitter: @essyncecouture | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | YouTube

Essynce Moore started designing clothes at the tender age of 6 with just for fun doodles in her school binder and notepads. Her passion was and still is, to find her own style and to share her creative clothing ideas and styles with youth around the world. Essynce is a “TWEEN” that has turned her passion into a business for 2013, with the launch of her official clothing line branded Essynce Couture, LLC with the motto “a child’s passion for fashion.” Essynce Couture also has a natural body product line for children, tweens, and teens labeled “Wynk” by Essynce Couture and she owns Essynce Couture University (ECU) where she teaches entrepreneurship/motivational speaking and facilitates at different colleges and workshops to other children, tweens, and teens.

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