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Dejah Symone | Singer-Songwriter & Producer

Composer/producer, & all-around musical genius Deborah McDuffie said, “Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” She became one of my greatest influences the day I heard her say that. It freed me from the shackles of self-doubt. I used to worry about being palatable to others, or always doing the “right” thing. It’s important to consider others, but not to the point in which I begin to withhold the very essence of my individuality. From that day forward, I decided to relentlessly share my truth in my art for myself, and for those who will fully embrace it. Read more>>

Venera Bogdanova | Designer

I love this quote by Maya Angelou “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” This quote resonates deeply with my soul with the concept of my brand #VLExclusiveCrochet.  This is what I, as a designer, want to convey through the dresses I crochet. Because I create exclusive “one and only” dresses that harmonize the feminine principle, highlight the beauty and individuality of the owner.  Girls who wear dresses specially crocheted for them gain confidence, you should see them – their eyes shine like diamonds, the smiles sparkle, the light blush adorns their faces, the wind plays with their hair as they walk with the light gait and everyone turns around on them and together with them are getting charged with a good mood.  Girls in dresses from #VLExclusiveCrochet radiate joy, energy, health and beauty.  This is the harmony with yourself, this is what it means to “be empowered by the way you look and feel” as the motto of my brand says. Read more>>

Aldo Flores | Artist, Art promoter & Curator

“Let your dreams become your reality” This quote is special for me because when I was young, I used to dream of achieving the things I have achieved now. If you want to pursue your dreams you have got to be willing to put in the work to make them happen. Read more>>