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Alexa Peavey Is Bringing Body Positivity To The Fashion Industry

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Memphis, Tennessee native Alexa Peavey, is a true living and breathing inspiration. Alexa now resides in Philadelphia, PA while majoring in Public Relations at Temple University. Alexa is a fashion genius, with an uber-creative eye for styling and aesthetics.

Alexa first interned for Philadelphia Fashion Week, in their marketing and pr department, but now is an employee for Philadelphia Fashion Week PR + Events – a new PR firm that the founders of Philadelphia Fashion Week created. At PFW PR + Events, Alexa helps with social media management, image consulting, press coordination, marketing material, and event planning.

“It has been honestly a dream come true to work with such amazing people. The PFW family is truly one of kind and I couldn’t ask for a better experience or job. I’ve met so many stylists, designers, and creatives while being with PFW. I also had the opportunity to meet Fern Mallis, the creator of New York Fashion Week, and hear her speak about the fashion industry.”

“Ever since I was a child I loved fashion and was fascinated by the industry. When I was in kindergarten for career day I dressed up as a diva in all black, a feather boa, and large sunglasses and that’s where my passion and dream began.”

“I struggled as a child and teenager because I was always taller and bigger than most girls my age so it was often hard for me to find clothes in my size that were in trend for my age. I often had to shop in the women’s department because I was taller and curvier. I let my passion for fashion die out because I felt like since I wasn’t meeting a beauty standard for my age.

One day something clicked in me and I thought why would I want to dress like everyone else? Why would I compare myself and style to other girls whose styles weren’t who I was? I started dressing like I wanted and being my authentic self, and that’s when I realized my dream and end goal in life.”

“Which is – to own my own clothing boutique and help girls and women find clothes for every body type! I also want to donate a percentage of my sales to local middle and high schools girls that live below the poverty level and need clothing. Clothing lets you express your personality and who you are as a person. I want girls to be able to be true to themselves and feel beautiful. Every girl and women deserves that opportunity. 

Now in my life, I embrace my differences and unique style. I love bright colors and bold patterns. I absolutely love being a curvy woman and hopefully can be a role model for young girls.”

Alexa hopes to get more involved with styling shoots and/or personal styling in general in the near future. With her amazing creative eye for fashion, we’re sure someone will snatch her up and hire her as a stylist!

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Anna Pepe is the founder of Wrrk Mama, a tech startup company empowering females. Anna’s core mission is to uplift others. She uses her skills and experience in business, entrepreneurship, fitness, and mindset transformation to help others achieve their dreams and goals. Wrrk Mama is just one outlet for her to share and uplift women especially, who are often overlooked in business, due to it being a male-dominated industry.

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VSCO Girls Don’t Actually Exist – It’s All A Part Of A Conspiracy?

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You’ve heard of the term’VSCO Girls’ , right? You probably have, especially if you go on the internet often.. But if you haven’t, here’s a short definition for you to feast your ‘lil eyes upon 🙂

So now that you know what a VSCO Girl is…

Let’s talk about how the term ‘VSCO Girl’ was coined.

It’s quite peculiar… because…

No one really knows.

Well, until now.

What D’Angelo Wallace has discovered, is that the term ‘VSCO Girl’ was most likely inserted into the main stream media by none other than…

VSCO.

As a part of a bigger plot, to expand and grow their company…

What better way to grow your company than to create a viral trend/stereotype/slang word attached to it?😏

In this below video, D’Angelo Wallace breaks down just exactly how and why the term and stereotype came about, and how it was inserted allegedly by VSCO themselves into the mainstream media.

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How To Unleash A Woman’s Ability To Be A Powerhouse Seller

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Are you struggling in the sales department, or looking to build a bigger, stronger team?

Find comfort in knowing this: You can unleash the powerhouse selling abilities of ANY willing woman. She doesn’t have to be extroverted, business savvy or even brave; these attributes may help ease the path a little.. but they don’t make, nor do they break a woman’s career path in sales.

‘Dawn Barton, a former record-breaking producer in the direct selling industry, author, and entrepreneur identifies three components that, when used together strategically and genuinely, can help you draw the absolute best from every individual on your sales team. Top 10 sales director for one of the world’s largest direct sales brands. Author, speaker, entrepreneur and mentor. Dawn empowers women in their professional and personal lives. Self-proclaimed Joyologist, having achieved happiness and success in even her darkest days. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Marina, Professional Photographer On The Rise To Fame

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Marina Williams is a professional photographer based out of Utah, USA. She specializes in portraits, fashion, couples, and weddings – But Marina is not your average photographer (or even average professional photographer), by any means.

It’s clear to see that Marina has an eye and a talent for photography – The photos even just featured on her Instagram @marinawphoto , all look like something out of a magazine, or million dollar advertisements.

How long have you been a professional photographer?

I’ve been running my business professionally for about five years.

Do you have a favorite type of shoot?

Shooting editorial fashion is definitely my favorite. I also love working with brands to create advertising content – most specifically, women’s clothing brands.

What is the farthest place you have travelled to do a photoshoot?

This summer I had a couple fly me to San Diego to shoot their engagements – It was probably one of my favorite experiences ever since starting my business.

What do you like most about photographing weddings and couples?

I love being the goofy third wheel – becoming friends with my couples along the way is how I end up getting the best photos. When my clients are comfortable with me, they act genuinely with each other and I’m able to capture their love story in a way that’s natural and fun. My goal is to make our shoot feel like a fun date, and when it does, it doesn’t ever feel like “work” to me. 

What is your favorite part about being a photographer?

I’ve found that educating others is what brings me the most joy. I offer mentoring sessions to other photographers, and I also have started to make educational videos and guides. I love being able to teach others what took me so long to learn and help them in their own journey.

Do you like to edit your photos, or do you find that process to be not as fun as the actual shoots?

I love to edit my photos! Every morning (when I’m not out shooting) I make a cup of coffee, light a candle, listen to music and start editing. It almost feels like a ritual to me – being able to take raw photos and perfect them in a way to look magical and colorful is the second half of photography. I’d never outsource my editing (one reason is because I’m a control freak) but also because I love that part of it just as much as shooting.

Who inspires you the most as a photographer?

Rob Woodcox, Natasha Wilson, Jimmy Marbles, Cole Sprouse, Joelle Grace, and Nadine Ijewere are all huge inspirations for me.

What sparked your inspiration to get behind the camera in the first place?

My grandfather has always been into photography. When I was in middle school, he gave me his old 35mm film cameras and taught me how to use them. Soon after, I got a little point and shoot camera and took it everywhere with me, and this is where my love for photography grew.

What is your dream in life?

My ultimate dream and goal with photography is to be able to travel the world for work. I’d love to spend time between New York and LA shooting fashion and editorial campaigns for magazines and brands. I love all kinds of photography, but doing fashion full time would be the ultimate dream. 

What do you want to be remembered by?

I want to be remembered as a photographer who’s work inspired others. Nothing makes my heart swell when I get messages from other beginning photographers telling me how they did a shoot like mine, or how my work made them inspired to create something. I think when people use their talent to create art, it makes the world a better place. If I can help do that somehow, I will feel like I succeeded.

Follow Marina’s journey on her Instagram: @marinawphoto

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