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You There Spring?

February 19, 2017

Global warming is real yo. I’m currently enjoying a beautiful and warm weekend here in Philadelphia…and yes it’s February. Should we be worried? Probably.
 
So what’s new folks? Let’s seeeeeeee. I relaunched Femme & Fortune with more clarity and vision than ever before. Thanks to Designer Vaca that I attended out in Cali in November, I got so inspired by the women there and came back to Philly with a mission. I realized I was sitting on gold with Femme & Fortune and that I needed to connect all of my passions under this one brand. It’s making the whole “So what do you do?” question at events much easier to be able to say one, concise title. We had this dope launch party, brought on some new team members and Nikki stepped up as Operations Director/Partner for the company. We’re now building the brand together in our little apartment (Hive 2.0 ha), and it’s been quite the journey. She’s been with me since May 2015 (I was going to say last May, but woah it’s been almost two years) and has been my right and left hand chick with The Fearless Conference, The Hive and now Femme & Fortune. We’ve been brainstorming like crazy and there’s so much damn potential to grow this brand into something bigger. We couldn’t be happier working our asses off each day and night. It’s been a struggle, but an upward struggle. No one ever said entrepreneurship would be easy. I mean, two months into our relaunch and we’re launching a collaboration with a beauty client on a female empowerment/boss lady collection for spring/summer 2017. One of the colors in the collection is going to be named Femme & Fortune. I mean, what a dream! I might cry when I see the packaging. We’re really trying to do some really creative stuff, so stay tuned.
 
On the travel front, I’ve stayed put in Philly for a good three months. World record? I’m itching to go somewhere asap and Havana has my eye. The second I can afford it, I’m booking a ticket there. I’ll also be going to Croatia at the end of May for an awesome retreat with the global network I’m part of, so gotta start saving for that. Toronto will be happening again in September thanks to a dope new friend who’s letting me crash at her crib. Italy is also on the horizon, as my mom wants to do another mother/daughter trip (i.e. thanks for paying mom!). Other than that, the world is my oyster and I hope to scheduleΒ in a few more trips here and there if I can.
 
That’s about it folks. Working hard and trying to stay sane. Howboutchu?

 

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About 12 hours ago from Melissa Alam's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

  • #FBF to those good old spring days and one of my favorite skirts. 😎 // πŸ“·: @emricchini πŸ™πŸ½
  • Shoutout to my fellow #TempleMade alums who are "working outside the box!" Thanks for inviting us to speak to the future generation of bosses. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’πŸ€“ // πŸ“·: @sammymu127
  • Found a little nook. #goldenhour