Q: When did you realize designing jewelry was your passion?
Name : Myrdith Leon-McCormack
Occupation : Celebrity Manicurist
Myrdith Leon-McCormack has been in the fashion industry over 20 years. Prior to that she worked at a salon. The editor of Black Ellegance magazine came to the salon and loved Myrdith’s work. She invited her on set , while there Myrdith met with celebrity makeup artist Peter Brown. She became his mentee and during fashion week Brown introduced her to agent Bradly Curry. From then on shes been published in major magazines such as Essence, Allure, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, Nylon, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, and much more. What amazes me is that all this success stems from a girl that migrated from Haiti to Brooklyn at six year old. It just goes to show that anyone of you reading this CAN live your dream.
Her portfolio consist of :
Beyonce, Iman, Beverly Johnson, Kelly Rowland,Naomi Campbell, Kate Hudson, Idris Elba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ertha Kitt, Eva Mendes and Kate Moss, to name a few.
Shes currently a columnist for Huffington Post, has her own nail care brand M2M, and has an agency to showcase artist in their element.
Name: Devyn Rose ( iamdevynrose )
Growing up not being allowed to listen to different genres of music wasn’t a road blocker to find her calling.Born in Vernon, NY of Haitian and French descent.At 16 she moved to New York city and by then the range of music she listened to began to expand. She no longer had to sneak listening to Whitney Houston,Cindy Lauper, and her biggest inspiration Bone Thugs N Harmony .Later on she was discovered by multi-platinum producer Dame Grease. From then on she created an online buzz by releasing mix-tapes/videos. Her latest video " Falling 4 U " just got picked up by BET’s Centric Network.I’m kind of digging the song.
Check out it out:
Happy Haitian Flag Day!!!
Miss haiti 1960
Name : Claudinette Fouchard
Claudinette Fouchard is the first Haitian to compete in Miss World,Miss Haiti. Born in Paurt-au-Prince , studied abroad in France and later Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Shes fluent in French, English, Spanish, German ,Italian and creole of course. In 1960 She graced the covers of Jet and Ebony magazine. #Haitiangirlsrock
#Haitianhistory #HGR #claudinettefouchard #haitianwomen #misshaiti #haiti #beauty #beautiful #jet #jetmagazine #ebonymagazine #blackwomen #history #blackgirlsrock
Name : Taylor Dior ( @taylordiorofficial )
Taylor starting modeling with Wilhelmina model agency at the age of 2. And later on started auditioning for acting roles. She scored a role as “Tyanna Wallace” in Notorious alongside Angela Basset and Derek Luke. at just six years old shes worked with:
- Cuba Gooding JR
- Phylicia Rashad
- Nickelodeon (Team Umizoomi)
She also plays the piano,sings, does gymnastic.
Name: Karen Dupiche @KarenDupiche
Occupation: Emmy award winning Makeup artist
Karen is a Haitian-American native from East Orange, New Jersey. Shes been such a staple at her craft ,her own city inducted her into their hall of fame. Being one of the leading makeup up artist in the industry has led her to work with the likes of Alek Wek andmuch more.
Some of her work:
The Oprah show
Karen has now recently joined FOX news as Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s makeup artist.
And also contributes to women in assisted living to embrace their inner and outer beauty as they age.
Name: Vicky Jeudy ( @vickyjeudy )
Occupation: actress ( Orange is the new black)
Vicky is Known for her role as “Janae Watson” on the Netflix official hit series “Orange is the new black”. Originally from Queens, and started off doing beauty pageants.She was a top 25 miss NY USA semifinalist. She went off to college and studied acting and graduated with a B.A in theater. Then she relocated to Atlanta and played roles in indie films. After a while Jeudy relocated back to NY and six months later book her netflix gig.
Shes #STUNNING btw !!!!
Check out her Vibe Vixen feature (Nov 2013) :
Name: Meta Golding
Before Golding dabbed her foot in acting she was a figure skater. She lived in Haiti, India, France and Italy. Her residency in Italy is when her skating career began.An injury led an end to her career and thats is when she began acting.
- Hunger Games (mocking jay)
- Hunger Games (catching fire)
- The Chicago 8
- The Wayans bros
- Cold Case
- Burn Notice
& so much more!!