Day One

By Kadi

The journey of our friendship started as sales associates at the same clothing store in Atlanta, where we both attended Spelman College. We went our separate ways, traversing through grad school in Paris and a move back home to Connecticut, before running into each other, literally, on Madison Avenue each not knowing that the other resided in the same Brooklyn neighborhood.

The friendship blossomed through our twenties, a time we fondly recall as “the lean years”. These years really set the groundwork on who we were, and what kind of women we were to be. We learned that though one may be to the manor born, real lessons of grace, style and beauty are learned when funds are tight and you have to improvise on the fly. We both were born to strong parents who insisted on hard work instead of handouts. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our friendship has survived moves all over the world, and we pride ourselves on being there for one another regardless of physical distance. We love the dichotomy that exists in the lives we have created and believe that the sum of our whole is greater than our individual parts. We have forged similar paths in the beauty industry, one as a thriving and successful entrepreneur and business owner, the other as a leading celebrity colorist for one of the largest salons in the world. Along the way, we have attempted to always stay true to who we are. We are random, we are unpredictable, we are a mix of high and low. Highbrow Hippies.

Shout outs to everyone who helped us get this thing up and running after a year (yes, a year!!) of talking about it.

First – a great big shout to the universe for letting us do what we do and allowing us to interact with so many cool people and things. We are blessed and lucky. Gratitude first.

To Leela Hoehn – an awesome designer and all around cool person for coming up with the foundation for such a great logo. As my former assistant she knows me well and nailed it the first time. Sadly she left me to do her own thing, but I couldn’t be prouder of her. Check out some of her awesome stuff in her Etsy store.

To John Saviano who helped us with the technical stuff because clearly that is not our forte. He listened to us prattle on about lipsticks and travel, food and fashion and never complained. Even when we asked him the lamest questions. A true gentleman. Find out more about him here.

Leave a Comment