Brand Ambassadors

HOW DO WE REACH MORE WOMEN?

WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF MORE WOMEN!

Life is a journey and we will meet you wherever you are.... because we’ve been there. This movement requires the hearts of many and a committed team of women to share our mission and drive our movement forward.

A Fashion Meets Poetry brand ambassador is recognized as an influential woman in the Twin Cities community who believes in our core values: Authenticity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Empowerment. She is reliable, committed, professional and enthusiastic about supporting our brand. In this role, she will serve as another face and voice for our brand, build brand recognition, and successfully promote our events, initiatives and products. She will communicate and engage with women, both online and offline, in meaningful ways to increase our brand awareness and expand our outreach.

MEET OUR 2018 BRAND AMBASSADORS!

The Heart of Our Brand

LOU
THAO

Dreamer | Lover of Humans | Peacemaker | Mother | Light

Lou proudly serves the Twin Cities community as a licensed real estate and life insurance professional (Lou Thao, Real Estate Agent, Life Insurance & Savings). Her love for architecture, interior design and an appreciation for the historical elements of a home makes her a trusted friend to those looking to protect and house their families. She boldly shares her own personal story as an inspiration to others to take control of their own lives. A bit cliché, but the most amazing thing about her is her family. She’s been married for over 16 years and has 2 children. Lou loves traveling, the outdoors, exercising, reading, and spending time with her children.

JESS
VON BANK

Mom | HR Tech Fangirl | Medal Collector | Christmas All Year Round Ambassador | Adventure Seeker

Jess works in the field of HR technology, but her real job is raising 3 young girls whose most favorite assignment is when their Mama leads them on “adventures through the big, big world." Jess is in her happy place when she’s kickboxing or running obstacle courses. She believes young girls and women of all ages thrive when they empower each other, defy expectations, surprise even themselves, and try big things. Jess puts the muscle behind this mission in everything she does, including supporting organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Diverse Daisies and her role as proud Brand Ambassador of Fashion Meets Poetry.

BEATRICE
ADENODI

Entrepreneur | Chameleon | Principal | Creative Architect | Consultant

Beatrice is a creative entrepreneur who values the human connection and builds strong relationships within our community. She is a writer, marketing and events professional, model/actress, and a proud business owner of Mirror Ink Productions - a full-service production firm specializing in event solutions, marketing, and logistics. Beatrice wears a multitude of hats and easily adapts to many diverse environments. With a dynamic personality, creative mind, and a wide range of talents, Beatrice successfully brings brands to life. She is a force to be reckoned with in her field and is honored to be a Brand Ambassador for Fashion Meets Poetry.

LARA
CORNELL

Wanderlust Artist | Floral Alchemist | Collaborative Enthusiast | Heart-Centered Entrepreneur

Lara is an artist and light keeper with a passion for travel and exploring all the beauty of this magical world. In 2014, she turned to painting for a creative outlet from the stresses of daily life and the flood gates opened. She is the Director of a French Travel Company in Minneapolis, Queen Bee and artist behind Lara Cornell of Citrine Studios, LLC and the President/Owner of Anahata Collaborative in the Uptown Area. Lara has been published all around the globe and exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris, SCOPE 2015 in Miami and throughout the Twin Cities. Lara also leads her own international retreats for women in Paris as well as assists in facilitating art retreats in Costa Rica, Morocco and around the U.S.A.

PANG
FOUA XIONG

Entrepreneur | Beauty Enhancer | Creative | Mother of 6 | Keeper of Traditions

Pang is a beauty therapist who believes in holistic wellness and enhancing beauty in the mind, body and spirit. After a decade of service in the healthcare field, she chose to redesign her future as an entrepreneur meanwhile raising her six children. Pang is now the founder and owner of Bodhi Wellness and Beauty and Lashesbypang located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the keeper of traditions and is currently working on film documentaries helping to preserve the Hmong language, practices and culture. Her recent projects and volunteer work help to bring local elected officials, community members and families to one space and ignite conversations on how they can build a healthy and inclusive community.

SHIRICE
HARRIS

Traveler | Writer | Film Buff | Empath | Girly-Girl

Shirice Harris is an intelligent, young, black advocate, educator and avid traveler. With a great love for travel, Shirice has journeyed all over the world and continues to be intrigued by the languages, arts, history and culture of every place she encounters. This proud Howard University graduate, encourages others, especially women, to travel and immerse themselves in different cultures. Shirice is a literature teacher at Hiawatha College Prep and freelance journalist. She has a passion for bringing forth content that represents multicultural audiences. As a writer, she has been published in several travel blogs including Imported Chocolate and her own blog (www.shirice.com/blog). The one thing she holds close to her heart wherever she travels is people are genuinely good.

THANK YOU TO THESE INCREDIBLE WOMEN!

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Brand Ambassador, please email us at info@fashionmeetspoetry.com, subject line: Brand Ambassador.

Photography: Pallavi Sharma, Shutter Glee Photography
Makeup: Tray Styles, LLC
Hair : Gina Marie Watson
Location: Anahata Collaborative, 2836 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN