Category Archives: SHE loves
Gaining popularity through her daily Facebook updates of her “fabulous finds”, this entrepreneur’s story shows the power of Social Media combined with the rewards of surrendering to one’s passion.
Kerrie—known by her tribe as VirtuousOne—launched Virtuous Styls, LLC to guide her clients to better shopping and styling experiences with her customized “Style Strategies.” Virtuous Styls was built on Kerrie’s personal and professional mantra: True style must first occur within, then show up outside!
She’s unique in that way—dreaming up simple edits to common elements, and making them brilliantly different and contagious.
Kerrie has styled professionals for speaking engagements, video shoots, Photo shoots, Runway Shows, event hosting, and dinner parties. She’s done live styling at national retailer’s events such as Dillard’s Operation PROM, Atlanta Black Bride Bridal Show, and at niche-boutiques such as Ever Fashion, Bombay Gal, and Envy Boutique in the trendy Little Five Points area of East Atlanta. She has guided small and large groups of eager shoppers through vintage and thrift shops in Atlanta, New York, and Miami. Known as the go to Stylist for the Chic Boutique Tour in Atlanta
Her Red Suitcase Travels™ gained so much momentum in 2011, she found herself creating impromptu field trips to meet her audience’s persistent requests!
“I’m loving my journey, and I feel so great about reminding women that they can look and feel good without even having to spend $20! You don’t have to compromise your budget to show your style!” ~Kerrie
Kerrie has hosted local Live Styling Workshops to show women how to Style with their everyday pieces also workshops like Thrifting 101 and how to be “Fabulous on a budget with Fro Fashion Week 3 years in a row. “Known as the go to girl for Fabulous finds on any budget”
Kerrie’s eye for great pieces doesn’t stop at thrift or vintage stores, either! She’s been known to go to designer boutiques and assemble perfect combinations for her more discerning, less budget-conscious clients too.
The results of Kerrie’s one-on-one consultations (live and online), coupled with her group field trips have opened another lane in her journey: spokeswoman of style, aka “spokesstylist”. She serves as a liaison between boutiques and their ideal customers by featuring her favorite pieces from each store on her blog and Facebook Fan Page.
Daily meditation, long nature walks, avid dancing, and nurturing her spiritual connections is among Kerrie’s priorities. Based in metro Atlanta, but traveling to a hot shop near you, Kerrie Cooke’s focus is simply the creation of Art using your personal style. Kerrie reminds her Clients and fans that “Style has no Price Tag” –
Jamila Lyn teaches Composition (including Research Writing), World Literature, and Literary Theory. Her research interests include the depiction of black women in literature and film, the construction of black manhood, pop culture criticism, and Caribbean fiction. Her dissertation project, awarded a UNCF/Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-09, focuses on the unique spatial theory espoused by James Baldwin in Go Tell it On the Mountain, Another Country, and Giovanni’s Room. As co-adviser to Ill-Lyterati (a Morehouse/Spelman student poetry group) and member of the English Department’s Student Symposium Committee, Lyn works to encourage students to develop the range of their “voice” in written and oral expression.
Alana Sanders is a Professor and Business/Marketing Consultant whom has worked with small and large entities to help them bring their “Products or Services to life”. She has work with celebrities to help them establish their businesses and teaches the art of Business Management and Marketing to college and university students. She was recently featured on the Tiny & Toya Reality TV show as a Busin…ess/Marketing consultant which aired in over 2.5 million homes and also featured on FOX and many other networks informing the viewers how to Market their business through the Social Medias. Her love for marketing has assisted with the success of many events and businesses across the United States and has wrote a college Text Book on Social Media currently being published by Pearson Education, expected to be released in 2011.
For those of you that know me well, you know how faithful I am to the products and people that I love. Recently we had the opportunity to add a new product to our shelves at the HOBI showroom. Melody Armstrong has created quality natural body products through her body and skin care line, Essential Essence. Her body oils are a perfect fusion of scents and organic moisturizing oils with the added benefits of enhancing the well-being of anyone that uses these products because of the healing properties of the ingredients used. Her products are infused with aromatherapies and made with TLC to carry out her mission to provide a “Natural Pathway to Health, Beauty & Relaxation”. My favorite scent is “Love”, which can be found on the Essential Essence site or at the HOBI showroom. Every bottle is a little piece of heaven. This is definitely a product that SHE LOVES and will be using as long as I can get my hands on a bottle of “Love”.
A number of months have passed since my last post and our “Love Yourself First” Campaign. If you are wondering where SHE has been …. I hope these pictures tell the story of where SHE has been, what SHE has done and the fabulous people that SHE has met along the way.
I woke up this morning and was very grateful. I remember the feeling of rushing out the door to a job I hated. Wearing clothing that I hated. Getting written up for being late or talking on the phone. Trying to pursue my dreams on my days off or at night when I was burnt out from being in an environment that drained me. This morning I woke up and was very grateful that I don’t have to do that anymore. It has been a long road. We still have a long way to go. But I want to encourage everyone who is grinding and still has to do a 9 to 5. Don’t ever give up on your dreams. They are important. With out them we are walking zombies. Dreams and goals make our world go round they keep us hopeful and alive. When your lose site of your dream, remind yourself. Take a deep breath. Its coming. DON’T EVER GIVE UP!!!
Energy is powerful. Energy is what surrounds us. We give it away. Sometimes we take it. Think of the people that inspire you the most, make you feel good, create smiles on your face even when they are not there. Often times we keep these people at a distance. Maybe it is fear. I am not sure why. Why do we often push people away that make us feel good and keep the toxic people around us? I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Reflecting on when I feel the best, and who is around. Good Energy. Sunshine feeling. Singing out loud. Dancing for no reason. Today I choose to keep those people close. And honor them. Think about when you feel the best. Who is around. Have you told them? TELL THEM!!! Do it!!!!!
SHIFT THE ENERGY!!!