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Viber of the Month : Krissy B.

Viber of the Month :  Krissy B.

Krissy B., was born and raised in Hempstead , Long Island. She attended St. John's University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies & Sports Management in 2009. While attending St. John's Kristen was active in such things as; Men's Basketball Manager, Fashion Club Coordinator, and Concert Committee. This gave Krissy the opportunity to…

Viber of the Month : Durval Morgan

Viber of the Month :  Durval Morgan

Brooklyn, NY born & raised sports medicine professional by trade. Have worked and assisted with the healthcare of high level collegiate athletes that went on to compete on their respective professional levels…

Viber of the Month : Brittany S.S Hardin

Viber of the Month :  Brittany S.S Hardin

Founder and creator of Currency$hift, Brittany S.S Hardin is a disrupter creating her own lane. She strives to find others like herself who use are or have been able to use their social currency to have an impact and become influential within their company or community….

Viber of the Month : Jason Francis

Viber of the Month : Jason Francis

Jason Francis is a writer, speaker and social media manager. He specializes in connecting the rapidly growing world of digital media and entrepreneurship via social media. He also operates within the travel industry as one of the minds behind the international community Nomadness, a collective with over 20,000 members worldwide.…

Viber of the Month (Team Edition): Established in 88

Viber of the Month (Team Edition): Established in 88

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

THIS MONTH WE’RE BRINGING TO YOU A SPECIAL HOLIDAY TREAT AS WE INTRODUCE: 
VIBER OF THE MONTH: TEAM EDITION. 

Established in 88 - consisting of fresh college graduates following their dreams, 88 was started by a dynamic group of broke college kids with a passion for production

Viber of the Month : Claude Moise

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My Real Name is:

Claude Moise
 

But The World Knows Me As:

Fab Law

 

What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?

Everyone looks at the 70’s and 80’s for the style and music. I’m like but what about crack, violence, and OD racism. My personality probably would have gotten me in trouble in those eras. I’ve gotten in trouble in this decade lol. I’m good with making it in the now. No time like the present.

Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?

Currently, New Orleans

Top travel destination on your list?

Maldives

What is one important thing an Ex taught you?

How to meditate which I’m still working on

What was your Childhood fear?

Vampires until I watched Buffy then I had a crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar and we’d hunt vampires in my dreams.

The first app I open every day is:

Text Messages

What is your favorite social media app and why?

Twitter because you can just talk if you want to. Tweet for yourself or others and sharing ideas and multitude of other things, pics, videos, links, events, etc.

What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?

My cousin and I was pretending to shave with my dad’s razor. I didn’t cut my self but she did. I got out of dodge but yet we both got beat.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Rom-Coms. I will watch a good romantic comedy even if it’s cheesy and I know how it ends. I’m still a thug though.

What is your favorite current and past show?

Currently Manifest is my new favorite show for the season. Past (still love it though) - Blackish


Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


Job Title and Company Name (or Brand):

Customs Broker to pay the bills cause I’m a starving artist
 
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I've been in this position for this many years:

Almost 2 years

I've been in this industry for this many years:

5 years

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

Maybe

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is:

How cheap everything is overseas and how much the US taxes EVERYTHING.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

I needed money lol. I was laid off from my old job and sending my resume everywhere. I got an interview and actually had to take a test. I passed and the rest was history. I had an idea about Imports but never thought of the logistics and how it actually works so this job opened my eyes to a niche industry

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I

Probably get fired if they saw my twitter so let’s leave it at that.

10 Years ago I was

19 years old and a sophomore in college

 

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be

A Lawyer

What inspires you?

Dope genuine people. People doing what they love and thriving despite any barriers and challenges.

What inspires you?

Always being willing to help people out and give advice. I hope when it’s all said and done people hear my story and hear about all the ups and down and it gives them hope to continue on their path

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to

R&B playlist or Smile by Lil Duval



Phone Call or Text?

Text

Android or iPhone?

iPhone
 

You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Website:

@Fab_law on all my socials except FB (I’m anti-FB)


Viber of the Month : Shaina Chin

Viber of the Month : Shaina Chin

Ms Chin , the 28 year old, Brooklyn native artist. While originally from Flatbush (with all the other Jamaicans haha), I’ve been very comfy in Bedstuy for the past many years on my own! I quit my 9-5 to fulfill my passion for the arts & painting full time and I must say it’s the happiest I’ve ever been…

Viber of the Month : Eddin Martinez

Viber of the Month : Eddin Martinez

Jack of all Trades...literally. This guy right here has an answer for everything technology. Anytime we need a DJ, he's there. When we need a photographer, he's there. A Podcast sound engineer, a videographer, a graphic designer, and the list goes on…

Viber of the Month : Myrna

Viber of the Month : Myrna

Myrna L. Datilus is the Partnerships Director for Bold. Ms. Datilus has a Masters in Public Relations along with a diverse background of music, theatre, and sales. Her focus is to utilize her personal, academic and professional background in a broader scale. The primary goal is to work with Organizations and Brands that are relative to how the world is shifting technologically…

Viber of the Month : Andrew

Viber of the Month : Andrew

"Art was always my first love long before I ever wanted to “Be like Mike” or be stylish and wear my jacket inside out with my hat backward like my favorite actor. Unfortunately, this love slowly took a backseat over the years as things such as basketball, healthcare and tech slowly began consuming much of my life as I matriculated from Junior high school through the beginning of my professional career...."

Viber of the Month : Macy

Viber of the Month : Macy

A boss in her own right, Creative Communications Pro, Macy Harrell is not to be slept on. As one of the driving forces behind The Posh Connect, Macy has spearheaded successful marketing and PR campaigns for businesses in the beauty, lifestyle and consumer category. You can catch her this spring at the How to Date a Boss panel discussion presented by CVG at this year’s Daze Summit. 

Viber of the Month : Warren

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With over 6 years experience in fast paced roles at brands such as Paper Magazine, Gilt, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Warren is a rising star in the fashion industry. He will be bringing his expertise as the first contributor to our blog, so be sure to stay tuned!

Check him out! 

LINKEDIN: @WarrenAdriana 

INSTAGRAM: @WarrenAdriana

TWITTER: @WarrenAdriana 


 

My Real Name is:

Warren Adriana

But The World Knows Me As:

Warren
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If I were a mutant my super power would be:

Shapeshifting
 

Because I am good at:

Adapting to any situation
 

When I am home waiting for my food to cook I like to do this while I wait:

I rarely cook, but I scan my twitter feed for the latest tea and news.

 

When I do not want to cook I like to Order this:

A sandwich from the bodega. Turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.
 

This is the App I use when I want to place an order:

I just call lol
 

The first thing I do when I wake up is:

Drink 16oz of water.
 

The first app I open every day is:

Instagram
 

My guilty food pleasure is:

Cupcakes...especially from Magnolia's Bakery
 

My favorite album of all time is:

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
 

My favorite artist of all time is:

Aaliyah

Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


 

Job Title and Company Name (or Brand):

Item Setup Associate, Saks Fifth Avenue
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I've been in this position for this many years:

5 months
 

I've been in this industry for this many years:

6 years
 

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

Maybe
 

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is:

Urgent doesn't always really mean urgent.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

I interned at Paper Magazine in 2012 and moved up to freelance on several amazing PR projects #BestExperienceOfMyLife. From that time I realized I wanted to stay in the fashion industry no matter what. I've since moved to the retail side of the industry, navigating the eComm landscape. I'm always looking forward to exploring new opportunities.
 

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I...

I can't give all my secrets away. But, people always get a kick out of learning I tried my hand at voguing in the ballroom scene (before it became a thing to do!). I even won a trophy once.

 

10 Years ago I was:

A 20yr old lost lamb in NY, figuring life out and too wrapped up in my social life.

 

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be:

An actor or a doctor.

 

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to

Anything by Whitney Houston.
 

Phone Call or Text?

Android or iPhone?

Text
Android
 

You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat,Website:

All social media: @WarrenAdriana

28 Black Creative Vibers - Part I

In honor of Black History month the team at Curated Vibes Group were inspired by the hit film “Hidden Figures” to highlight some of our “hidden figure” peers who are doing amazing things #ForTheCulture. Take a look at our 28 Dope Black Creative Vibers for each day of Black History Month and follow their journey, project and join their charity. Due to the unbelievable shift happening in our nation, we as a community need to remember we have a community and amazing and inspiring members making advancements. The only way we will get ahead is having the support from each and every one of us. We are the community of being over talented and highly underrated, it's time we create our own history books.  

 

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” —Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

 

1. Evita Robinson founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe  

In September 2011, Evita created the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers all around the planet, who have the similarity of an urban background and were looking for likeminded travelers to connect with around the world. Nomadness was the first of it's kind targeting diverse millennial travelers, in the newly coined 'urban travel movement'. Nomadness spearheaded #NMDN in September 2015, the first alternative travel conference of its kind, targeting diverse urban millennials and has turned it into an annual conference in New York City for this travel demographic. More than anyone, Robinson understands how women of color can feel isolated while traveling, and how crucial it is to have a supportive community, which is why we are highlighting her gypsy soul.

 

2. Cherae Robinson - Founder of TasteMakers Africa

Named by Forbes.com as one of the 10 emerging women entrepreneurs to watch in Africa and a woman to watch by the United Nations Foundation, she's founder of Tastemakers Africa - a mobile app for booking adventurous trips recommended by local movers and shakers. A fanatic foodie, Robinson has designed some delicious tours such as the seafood and honey- wine tasting trip to Essaouira in Morocco and a food crawl through Durban in South Africa (her own favourite dishes include wild tilapia with attiéké, a type of couscous, and sautéed sweet plantains at Chez Clarisse in Accra, Ghana). She wins one of our picks because not only is she bringing most of us back to our roots in a tasteful (see what we did there) way but she keeps us rocking our hips with her killer DJ sets. What is it that the young kids say? #GetYouAGirlWhoCanDoBoth

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3. Shaquay Peacock - Chef

Skilled and adventurous private chef, food stylist, photographer and writer from Queens, New York. Sous Chef at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Sous Chef/Executive Dining Room Chef at the world renowned publication, The New York Times. In 2013 Shaquay competed on the Food Network’s popular face-off show, Chopped.  As an avid traveler whose adventures have taken her to countries such as India, Spain, Italy, Monaco Shaquay loves to explore different food scenes and indulge in foodie favorites. Traveling has inspired her culinary techniques, recipes and tastebuds. Due to the unspoken unanimous love of food and travel across the team explains why she is one of our picks.

 

4. Kai Kight - A Contemporary Composer & Innovator

Kai Kight is a classical violinist turned composer that uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Kai is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. In his emotionally powerful presentations, Kai performs mesmerizing original music and vulnerably shares stories from his own transformation as an artist. Kai translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their own lives and work environments. In a world filled with stereotypes, it's a fan favorite for us to see him break the typical “rapper” role and realm into the world of classic instruments with a soulful twist.

Publicist by day & Non-Profit Founder by passion. This girl is the definition of hard work and determination  which has led to her professional success as well as having selfless dedication leading a movement to encourage others to give back and pay it forward. At the age of 23 she founded the idea of Care More came to Mercedes after discovering her passion to help those in need while empowering them to believe that their current situation was only temporary. As a humanitarian with a tireless goal to assist others whenever, wherever and however she can, Mercedes is dedicated to developing creative, innovative and strategic ways to get the world to look at giving back as a necessity instead of an occasional charitable duty. This young phenomena is one of our picks because not too many people make charity look so rewarding and develop projects that do not benefit their pockets but the change the world for good.

 

6. Iman Dean - Event Planner  

This Southern Beauty relocated her talents from South Beach (jk it’s really Tampa) to the Concrete.  Coming to the busy NYC with her hustler mentality she quickly found herself overcoming many personal road blocks and landing with renowned positions within the culinary and event  industry. This beauty has shown what being focused and goal driven is truly about while not letting anyone including herself stand in her own way or be the cause of her own demise. Her presences demands respect in any meeting and she is one to capture your attention any time she walks into a room. Her experience and capabilities provide her a heavy step in a typically male dominated grounds which is why she is the true definition of a Boss B*tch.  

 

7. Ronn Richardson and Daniel Calderon - Founder of Four Thirty Agency

Even though its two we will have them share one, this dynamic duo developed a creative innovative freelance agency that connects undeniable talent pool with lifestyle brands, matchmaking for clients and creatives. Reason why these GQ-esque dapper men are my pick is because some would consider making it to the levels they were at in their careers is success alone. They saw a service that was untapped and needed in the market and instead took a daring leap to venture out and position themselves in a competitive market. With just a little over a year in establishment they have taken great strides and allowed unthinkable opportunities freelancers have been feverishly working towards.  

 

8. Diamond Newman - Curator

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She may be small but boy does she stand tall! This little fiery package is filled with immense dynamite. A Jack of All Trades and Brain of All Wonders. Being a good friend and watching her evolution is one thing, but being on the other side and taking part in her ride of journey from one brilliant idea to the next is enjoyable as well as rewarding. From think pieces like the 20 something projects, to relaxing adult coloring events being captured by news channels, to sharing motivational articles and workshops to promote everyone to “Chase what they Love”

 

9. Darnell Bernard - Actor

Darnell Bernard is classically trained stage and film actor with strong and prominent features which landed him the role of first male to ever represent L’Oreal Makeup. Not only did he make history, re-defining the American standard of beauty but his commercial for L’Oreal debut during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Knowing him personally and watching him blossom into who he is today, has been a true pleasure and we cannot wait to see what his Shade of Fierce is up to next!

 

10. Monet Wallace - Founder  The Moving Abolition

Monet Wallace is an emerging writer who began The Moving Abolition because she “believes the time for conscious freedom is now”. Following in the footsteps of her mom who was also a writer, Monet hopes that “TMA [The Moving Abolition] TMA creates a space for millennials to unwind and consciously grow. She provides new content weekly combined with monologues, spoken word pieces and insightful articles. TMA is like a safe space for those deep thoughts, fears, experiences and ideas that can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, unbalanced and coping with highs and lows of present-day life. Within the minority community it is frowned upon for us to have mental health issues, depression or anxiety. We are seen as bitter, rude, attitude trouble and angry. When we in sense have the most mental turbulence in society, which is why she is one of our picks for highlight these topics of discussions and creating a sense of online community. “I want all my readers to understand that life wasn’t made to be easy but it sure doesn’t mean we can’t be happy and have peace in the midst of our life trials”.

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11. Kahshanna Evans -  Founder of Kissing Lions PR & Zen Den

This woman is a positive threat to humankind and young professionals alike. Knowing her personally and working with her for a little over 2 years now, Kahshanna Evans is the epitome of a Strong Black Woman. With an extensive background in modeling, film + TV production, event management and better yet, Public Relations, Kahshanna was able to put forth a brand that speaks to niche and emerging brands seeking that extra oomph. She claims that she “…is a narrative junkie and have been involved in media my entire adult life. I think ingenuity trumps what the common man refers to as currency. We’re only here for about 80-100 years so we should make it count.

 

12. Olivier Rousteing - Fashion Designer & Creative Director

Yep, he’s one of our picks. We  absolutely love this man and what he has accomplished at only 31. He singlehandedly revived the Balmain Paris brand at the age of 25 in 2009 and is still making waves! Quite unknown by the masses, young, and of color, he was not well-received at first by the fashion elites. Olivier says “People were like, ‘Oh my God, he’s a minority taking over a French house!” Can’t wait to see what he comes up with, next!

 

13. Kiss Taylor Semple, A.K.A. DJ Kiss

Co- Founder Felix Vargas was fortunate enough to design Central Park Conservancy’s Taste of Summer Gala for three years and one-thing always stood out; DJ Kiss’ booth was always at the center of that room no matter how far along in the design and production process we were. She is a staple in the world of DJ’s and has an ever beautiful career. DJ Kiss regularly performs at high-profile celebrity events around the country. Just to name a few of our favorite noted tours such as THEE Oprah Winfrey and Pharrel William, as well as many top name brands like Tiffany & Co, L’Oreal, Knicks, the list truly goes on.. But truly, what makes her an inspirational and influential person is her amazing ability to stay humble. Not to mention, a smile that lightens up the entire room.

 

14. Laverne Cox - Artist. Actor. Advocate

Yes we know, she is our second A-List celebrity pick but in Felix’s mind they have history! “I mean I was underage and a friend dragged me down to what I now know is considered the East Village to see none other than a comedy drag show. Laverne was the host for the evening and it was pure laughter. Of course, I had to inclination to keep up with who she was after the fact but then a clever show titled I Want to Work for Diddy came on and who was on there? Miss Laverne Cox. Since then she has gone on to breaking barriers as one of the first transgendered women of color to grace her presence with various TV productions as well as gracing the cover of numerous magazines and winning unprecedented awards.”  The ever gorgeous Laverne takes a stand and a fierce face on the rights for not only Transgenders but the entire LGBTQ community.

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”    —Langston Hughes

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

—Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
-Langston Hughes