New Beginnings

Hey!

It’s definitely been a little while since we chatted. Life happens, and before you know it a year has gone by and you’re watching the seasons change and lipstick shades go from light to dark. In one of my last posts, I shared a bit of my story by way of an emotionally charged episode of Being Mary Jane, and truth be told, the downside of that is what has kept me away for so long. You can read more of that story, but in my time away I’ve made it a point to focus on what makes my heart smile again, and this little slice of personal literary heaven encourages that. I’m SO back, because suppressing passion is like a slow leak in a tire, and I have places to be!

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One step in the direction of growth and potential power moves was being accepted to LIM College in NYC! It’s the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, but I’m assuming that in their quest for a “hip”, easy-to-remember acronym, they decided on LIM. In my running away from what I KNOW I needed to pursue, I applied to a program not even remotely related to business or fashion, and I got straight DENIED… by my alma mater, at that. Low blow for sure, but it was for good reason. I am so happy that happened because it caused me to really sit back and evaluate what it was that I really wanted.

I LOVE fashion. I LOVE business. I LOVE learning. Anyone that knows me (or has only been following me on social media for like 2 hours) knows this. I needed to follow my passion, and I am so happy that I went for it! I just started my first week in the Fashion Marketing MPS graduate program, and I couldn’t feel more in my element! It seems like everything is falling back into place. All of a sudden I’m getting invites to NYFW events, feeling inspired to write again, rocking my personal, distinct style (I definitely went through a sweatpants and baseball cap phase, and that was SO not me! Ughh… bad move).

Stay tuned for my coverage of some NYFW happenings, Philadelphia Fashion Week, and whatever else comes my way.

In any event, I’m back, and better than ever! Get ready!

 

With love,

SB

Cosmetic Chemistry, Who Knew?

Hey!

I recently attended a FAB event, hosted by The Fab Network called  “The Chemistry Behind Cosmetics”, and let me just say this, I will never look at my makeup the same way again! The panel included chemists from L’Oreal USA, Ron Robinson of BeautyStat.com, a chemist who manufactures polymers but is enthralled with beauty and is trying to make her way in, and an entrepreneurial chemist who is HILARIOUS and gave us the tea on work-life balance as a chemist in this industry! I decided to write the event recap on my new & improved personal branding site, Her Brand DNA because the women (and one FAB guy), were dynamic, extremely intelligent, and about their business! Click the image below to check out the post and learn more about my new site, Her Brand DNA!

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Sincerely,

with style~ Sharontina B.