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We had a sit down with entrepreneur, future business owner, determined fashion-ista, Gabriella Wesley to learn about her upcoming lipstick and accessory line, “Pink London.”

Name: Gabriella Wesley

Major/classification: PR Major; Fashion Merchandising Minor – Junior

Hometown: Houston, Texas 

Talent: Entrepreneur/business owner 

Activities involved in: FnM, & Houston city-wide volunteer group

What do you do?

I am an entrepreneur. I work for HairGeneticks as a college representative. ( @HairGeneticksSFA) I am also a manager of model Raya Billobs. 

How did this come about?

My father is a businessman, my motivation and inspiration comes from him. I’m also always looking for ways to evolve as person. I know what I’m doing, I have the skills and resources to do it, so why not just do it! With the help of my business partner, Tinika Steward, everything is coming into place. I like starting up my own things. I began working for FnM (Fashion n Motion) and fell in love with the whole process of modeling and styling. I love being on the “go,” and absoultely hate being bored, so why not put all this creative energy in a worthy project.”

How is your SFA Education helping with this project?

“I’m a PR Major and Fashion merchandising minor. The different courses help with the knowledge of vendors and knowing what the consumer wants and needs. Many of the 300/400 level courses help a lot in my major which helps improve the businesses.”

Where do you want your business to go?

“I would eventually want to break out and own a company with the goal of giving back to the community in mind. “When “the little people” help you, you give back and help people.” I want to direct a foundation toward young minority women between the ages of 6 to 17, to help them find their “nitch” or talent in life. This foundation will be based on a positive, “you can do it.” attitude. 

 If someone wanted to help out with what you’re Wanna help?

Please feel free to contact me via Twitter @BadGALGabriella! I’m open to hearing different opinions and ideas, and would definitely appreciate the growth it would create in my company. 

Do you have any Advice for SFA students?

“Stay focused; don’t lose sight for what you’re here for. Use your resources, and don’t be afraid to pursue your dreams.”

Any last comments?

“Stay tuned in HairGeneticks, Pink London, Raya Billobs a lot of things in 2013 and so on. We’re ready to grow and evolve!”

Raya Billobs

Kayla Borens is a senior from Stephen F Austin State University pursuing a degree in Public Communications. She has been selected as a recipient for the 2012 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and graduate of Kilgore Junior College. Kayla currently interns for pr firm CasMacPR, and teaches Zumba! She is also an active member in a Christian youth group, The TURNAROUND in East Texas, as well as a supporting sister of younger brother, Spencer and older sister, Selena. Her post-graduation plans include working in Texas pursuing a career in public relations and social media and making her parents proud. :) You can follow her via Twitter @PR_incess_KayB & @creativedream_.
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