A designer from Queens, New York, is proving you can always pursue your
dreams. Dayanne Danier, of Astoria, Queens, has dreamt of being a
fashion designer since she was a little girl. Now Danier is expanding
her five-year-old women's wear collection, Bien Abyé. The name comes
French Creole that means "well dressed."
Skyler McCurine is owner of Le Red Balloon and Le Red Balloon is not
just a stylist services company. For McCurine, it's not just about
styling; it's about bringing a client's inner vision and beauty to the
forefront. She's been the 'Oprah of Personal Shopping,' and her brand
reaches beyond styling. She also hosts seminars for young women to
discuss body image, anti-bullying and empowerment.
In his new memoir, The Man from Essence – Creating a Magazine for Black Women, Essence magazine cofounder Edward Lewis offers a candid and enlightening story of how Essence magazine came to be. Here, Lewis sheds light on his motivation behind selling the magazine to
media giant Time Inc., the meaning behind “the black tax” and the
current state of Essence.