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Viber of the Month : Shana J.

Viber of the Month :  Shana J.

Shana J is a strategist , foodie, traveler and art lover! Oh more thing, She's an entrepreneur too ! Her latest venture The Global Taste is a digital platform about Food x Trvl x Cultre. TGT aim is to tell the stories and highlight the endless beauty of people, places, and perception. Shana hold a Bachelor of Science in…

Viber of the Month : Rahman Worton

Viber of the Month :  Rahman Worton

I’m Rahman, most people call me Roc. I live in Philly and I love music. It’s my favorite form of art and I create content that documents the stories of those who create or have created music that I enjoy listening to. I was raised on Sade and Anita Baker. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) and “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check,” was my introduction to hip hop. Jay-Z is the GOAT and OutKast is the greatest rap duo of all time…

Viber of the Month : Brunchnista

Viber of the Month :  Brunchnista

Brunchnista [brunch-nee-stuh] noun A trendsetter who identifies the best restaurants, cocktails, and events on the brunch scene. A chic individual devoted to savoring the weekend rituals of friendship, food and laughter over brunch all while all while enviable attired…

Viber of the Month : Koran Edwards

Viber of the Month :  Koran Edwards

Koran Edwards, formally known as DJ Blackout is a talented disc jockey with a mission to shift the culture of music through his live sets, musical selection, fire mixes, and crowd control. Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn his education of understanding music began at home when his mother allowed him the power of selecting the songs they listened to while she cleaned. DJ Blackoutt has performed for brands such as…

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

How Marijuana Can Fuel Creativity for Young Professionals

This blog post was written by Catherine Buccello who is also a contributor to the BYOB Society Blog. Catherine expresses how you can utilize the high to become more creative, see below.

Growing up, initiatives such as D.A.R.E and Say No to Drugs were created and developed to keep youth as well as grownups away from the downfall of using and abusing drugs. These campaigns were a strategic effort to decrease the number of dependencies on legal and illegal drugs. For a long time marijuana had a very negative stigma with all of these harmful side effects – how it could kill your brain cells and basically make you a potato. It was also looked at to be something that only minorities dabbled and engaged in. A inner city cheap drug, low income and ghetto for the uneducated and the unmotivated. Negative connotations associated with it include “pothead, stoner, burnout, hippie”....CONTINUE READING AT THE BYOB SOCIETY BLOG

Introducing, Curated Vibes Group

Felix Vargas (Co-Founder) once had a boss who typically reminisced about his days as a 26 year old assistant to high level executives in the textiles industry. He often mentioned how they would close business deals while under the influence of cocaine surrounded by naked beautiful women in nightlife environment. This idea sparked something within.

Why can’t we young professionals do the same thing?

Why can’t we bond with one another while doing something we thoroughly enjoy or something serving a deeper purpose that will bring us together?

Being tired of spending an exuberant or finessing your way out of high costs for minimal experiences, founders Felix and Catherine began frequently discussing their annoyance with attending networking events. Putting on a name tag, exchanging a quick “Who are you, who are you with and what do you do” attached with a business card to be collected by superiors or tossed away.

Here came the development for Curated Vibes Group. Why don’t we young professionals put together a series of curated events, activities and workshops in an effort to bring together those like minded creative individuals. In that we realized the amazing talent within our community that is heavily overlooked or underrated. We wanted to focus within our community highlighting the amazing talent and work from our fellow creatives. However, although we want every event and activity to bring a bonding experience and highlight vibers we also want to make sure that every event has a purpose and we provide a selfless giveback within the community while breaking taboo topics.

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