We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelique Beasley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angelique, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m From Boston Massachusetts the “South End” I was born in the 80’s the Era of drugs poverty and violence but the Era of the Hardest hustlers , you would see people of all kinds where I’m from Doctors to Lawyers and people with the highest degrees in education in suites and ties then you would see the “trappers”who trapped anything from clothes to narcotics but everyone co exist and we all adapted to the environment around us it’s was like your first instinct was to just survive and hustle and that’s what we all did survived and Hustled everyone in there own different ways ,,this era definitely had a lot of love in it everyone in the community was family no matter what ur title was at home or in the streets !Man how times have changed but you learn how to adapt with the growing pains of life and you take it into your adulthood and an take the good and bad qualities of what u learned and turn yourself into the best version of yourself “A ceo” “A Leader “a hustler this upbringing made me hungry to sell everything and anything that was legal to sell and this is why I’m the CEO of Vaniti’ez shop &spa were I sell beauty and fashion Vaniti’ez soul food boss were I sell food and drinks and dessert and Vaniti’ez shoe collection manufactured in Italy !
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel what sets me apart from other fashion designers is my versatility my ability to mix colors prints and styles boldly , i make products that can be worn comfortably and you”ll always be fashionably fab for every occasion! I’m very proud of Vaniti’ez Shoe Collection All shoes are designed by me and handcrafted and manufactured in
Le Marche, Italy the oldest and best shoe making
district since 1901 “The shoe Valley “so your getting the best shoes a girl can ask for call it ” a painless heel experience “I got to where I am professionally because I read a lot when I say I read from the time I wake up till the time I close my eyes ,I love to gain knowledge ,knowledge is power and God gives me everything else I need to succeed ! I want people to know I am a mom who is building a family legacy for my children when I create everyday fashion I create things that will help people walk through any doors of life and be excepted I created a brand that would get people
Through any doors of live and they would get what they came for Sucess ,Power ,strength,courage and confidence is what this brand represents!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m very much a home body I would usually do all the cooking and making of drinks and turn my house into the restaurant and bar for the night to be completely honest everyone love s me for my hospitality my southern comfort and especially my Food “I was blessed to receive all my grandmother recipes that I have remastered to make them Healthier but my family and friends don’t
Even think restaurant the first thing they say is what u cooking Angie !
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out Father God who is the maker and creator of all things and the head of my life ,then I would love to thank my husband Darnel my husanger “manager” my best friend my guy for always being there from the beginning and dreaming bigger for me than I was dreaming for myself ! I also would love to thank my Team at ATF Fashion House New York for every single thing they have done for me , being invited into Italy for Torino fashion week for emerging fashion designers and working closely with. Claudio and Fredrica from TFW has been a amazing experience! The biggest shoutout to my 6 sons Romeo ,Bryan ,Amir ,Dj ,Legend And Symphony who I live for my motivations the reason I go sooooo hard !