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On The Rise: Hamamat Montia
You know her as your high-spirited and charming virtual mentor that greets you as “Kings and Queens” as she stylishly strolls down the streets of Ghana or better yet as the Global African Ambassador teaching the rest of the world about Africa’s rich culture.
There is not a box suitable enough to fit Hamamat Montia, because she’s continually tapping into her interests and evolving as time goes by.
Growing up in a small village in Ghana, Hamamat knew early on that life was much bigger than her surroundings. After winning a beauty contest at the age of 17, she took the world by storm with her charm but also her hard work. Lately she has gained notoriety for spreading positive messages every day o others through social media.
We recently caught up with Hamamat, who shared with us her new business venture, balancing work and home life and of course her secret to her skin care regimen and happiness. Check out the video below.
On The Rise: Sara Crawford
Sara Crawford is the Jill of all trades. As a wife, entrepreneur, blogger, fashion designer and stylist, she is focused on helping others to stylishly put their best foot forward. She is the curator behind the popular lifestyle blog Blondie Jones, a platform she uses to share her creative fashion views with the world. Let’s find out more about Sara journey.
1.Tell me a little bit about yourself (i.e.: education, career, personal interests, etc)
I am a designer and stylist for my brand Anara Original. I am the editor for Blondie Jones Life & Style Blog and author of The Playbook to Essential Style. I have an AS & BA degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, which I completed in 3 years. I love all things fashion, however I also love to write, I love music, I love visual merchandising – I create a career and life that I love filled with all the things I love. In my spare time I love watching Big Bang Theory, Cooking & entertaining, Planning Parties, Singing, and Traveling.
2.How did you fall into the fashion industry?
I was always around well-dressed people; I believe this made it easier to love fashion. From the time I was about 11 or 12 I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer. My fondest memory as a child was going to Donna Karan Outlet with my family and I immediately fell in love with her designs. It was at that moment I knew I was going to be in the fashion industry and that I had expensive taste.
3.You are a serial entrepreneur; how do you stay on top of things while managing your personal life?
I am still learning how to balance and separate the two. However, I have a to-do list handy, and I have a schedule of what tasks should happen on their scheduled day. This strategy keeps me pretty focused. Prioritizing is definitely key to getting my duties completed.
4.Tell me about your book?
The Playbook to Essential Style is all about the essential garments and accessories you should have in your closet. The book offers strategies on how to build your wardrobe from the ground up. I discuss play by-play tips and directions on how to define your look, exploring your style, and executing pairing and versatility option effortlessly.