Posted on February 05 2024
We are so excited to be featuring 3 incredible black female founders in honor of Black History Month. Kicking off the month is Beverly Osemwenkhae, image/wardrobe expert from Brooklyn. Find out more about her and what the celebration of Black History Month means to her.
Ally Shoes: Tell us about yourself.
Beverly: Hi! I'm Beverly Osemwenkhae, image/wardrobe expert and personal shopper. I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. I love all things music, art, food, travel and fashion. Clothing and style as a way of self expression, it allows me show up as who I want to be for the day. I'm a creative with a side boss babe and challenge myself daily to learn, build, expand and keep showing up as my best self.
Ally Shoes: How did you get started in personal shopping?
Beverly: Wow its been a journey! I've worked in all areas of the industry from modeling to PR. I was a fashion stylist for 4 years shooting editorials, e-commerce, red carpet, lookbooks, ad campaigns and then I fell into luxury retail and just enjoyed working with the everyday woman.
Ally Shoes: You are always on the go and traveling, what is your best travel tip to looking chic on the go.
Beverly: I try to always go monochrome, especially with my airport fit. You always look a little more polished even though I'm lugging five bags - Ha! Also, love sporting sunglasses with my outfits.
Ally Shoes: You offer a styling master class, who is this class for?
Beverly: That class is for the woman looking to really get clarity and direction on her image and personal style. It's for the woman that's ready to take her life to another level and want an image to match it. We're always dressing for our next level.
Ally Shoes: Who is your ally?
Beverly: My tribe! My friends, my family, my clients! I have a great community and that's something I would never take for granted.
Ally Shoes: In honor of BHM, what does the celebration of this month mean to you?
Beverly: This month means everything to me as a black person, especially a black woman, where even in today society there's still so much work to be done with systematic racism, gender wage gap and where we still have to work twice as hard to prove we're credible, it's unfortunate but its a work in progress. So this month is about representation, celebrating and its so liberating! This should be a celebration everyday not just one month.
Beverly's ALLY Pick, Camel Calf Leather Bold Block Ankle Boot