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Esthetician launches line of lip gloss

Whether Darika Marie Williams does your nails or eyelashes, she’ll spend the session raising your energy with the hope you’ll spread “good vibes” to others once you leave her chair.

“My goal is to rekindle every strong woman’s high vibration using beauty, mind and soul,” Williams said. “Because when you feel so beautiful, you can make somebody else feel beautiful too.”

Long eyelashes are her signature look, people constantly stop to ask her where she gets them done.

“You know when you love something how you can talk about it so passionately?” Williams said. “I realized every time somebody would ask me about them, I was selling them.”

Entrepreneur Darika Marie Williams models her nails and lashes on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at her apartment in Battle Creek, Mich. When the pandemic hit Michigan, the 25-year-old esthetician focused her energy on launching a line of lip gloss and charm bangles.

So the 25-year-old from Battle Creek earned her esthetician license at the end of 2019. She worked third shift at CVS pharmacy as she built a steady base of clients for her beauty services.

Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan.

“I

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Sade Mims Talks Building Her Luxe Accessories Line, EDAS

It’s not easy to create an It bag, and it’s even harder for a burgeoning accessories brand. But designer Sade Mims has managed to cut through the noise of a nonstop fashion cycle with her sustainable accessories line, EDAS.

The brand, which debuted in 2013, produces eclectic jewelry, avant-garde hats, and sleek leather handbags, all of which have captured the attention of NYC’s influential creative community and even parts of Hollywood (actress Tessa Thompson purchased a beaded bucket hat and showed it off via Instagram late last year). Though the brand’s now signature buttery leather micro bags, named the Yshaia and Maria, can be found via indie boutiques, like The Break in Brooklyn, and major retailers, such as Farfetch and Selfridges, unprecedented sales amid the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have encouraged Mims to pivot to a direct-to-consumer sales approach and home in on her brand’s underlying

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In Meadowy Prints, Memories of the Main Line

Growing Up in Style is a series about the connection between fashion and local life in America, past and present.


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WHY do you have so many little floral prints that you never wear?” demands my daughter, rifling through a rarely visited corner of my closets. Upstairs in our family house in Turin, Italy, she is as usual ransacking my wardrobe for vintage clothes—an Alaïa leather skirt, a Tom Ford for Gucci velvet jacket—that she will cajole from me for extended loans. “Stuff like this doesn’t look good on you,” she adds with daughterly bluntness, holding up a blouse from the Italian company Frau Lau, with a minuscule Liberty design of pale-blue blossoms. “Not your style at all.”

It is true, I admit, that it is not my style, which is monotone, severe, yet occasionally reckless, ideally with

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