Meet Our Professional Homegirl of the Week: Breanah Marie

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1. Social Handles (personal and business)

Instagram: @TheVanityLuxe (business page) and @VanityLuxeBree (personal page)

Facebook: @TheVanityLuxe

2. What do you do?

I am a Wardrobe Stylist that helps women Elevate Their Style as well as an Editorial Fashion Stylist/Creative Director that creates concepts for advertising campaigns, portfolios etc.

3. What motivates you?

What motivates me besides my 2 children and them telling me "great job mom!", are the people that reach out to me and ask me to style them or simply tell me how much I've inspired, encouraged or motivated them to keep pushing their passion.  I feel completely motivated to continue developing my craft and learning about the fashion industry so that I can be resourceful to those that are in need of guidance like I've been and still am.  

4. How do you balance with your career, side hustles, and your social life?

The way that I balance my career, side hustles and social life is to prioritize my priorities. I keep a calendar of my editorial meetings, client meetups, events to attend as well as other important things that will help me become successful. Some days move faster than others and its important for me to work as efficiently as I can to ensure each project is getting my best effort, whether its a collab or paid shoot, work ethic is something people will remember so I keep that thought close when I'm feeling overwhelmed and overworked. I also love to invite my friends to some of the networking events and workshops that I attend to expose them to the creative space and where I thrive, hoping they get inspired to be creative in a way that they can allow their passion to flourish.  

5. What does Professional Homegirl mean to you?

What PHG means to me is having a resourceful lifestyle brand that I can look to for career, fashion, beauty and advice! I love the idea of staying up to date with a platform that shares so many helpful resources about all the stuff I'm personally into. Its nice seeing girls that look like me striving to achieve their goals, build their careers/platforms and share moments of truth about how chasing something they are so passionate about is not glitter and gold but worth it if you continue to work  hard.

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6.What advice would you give to young women that want to pursue their dreams?

The advice that I would give women that want to pursue their dreams is to "Start where you are, with what you have". We always limit ourselves because we think we don't have the tools to at least get things started with these ideas that we have so we delay such great thoughts because of the cameras we don't have to take those fashionable photos or the MacBook we can't afford to build that website. I've been that girl. The one who has made excuses why I couldn't be great because I don't have something I think I may need. You have to get out of your own head and use what you have to get what you want!