THIS WEEK I HAD THE PLEASURE OF INTERVIEWING BREANA ALLEN, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER OF BEAUTE MARC CLOTHING. WHICH IS A LINE OF CLOTHING AIMED AT INNER BEAUTY & SELF ESTEEM. BREANA IS A 19 YEAR OLD WITH A LOT OF TENACITY AND STRENGTH (AND WE CAN NOT FORGET HER FASHION SENSE!) I JUMPED ON THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW HER AND INTRODUCE HER TO MY READERS! BREANA HAS A VERY INSPIRATIONAL STORY THAT I CAN RELATE TO. AND I KNEW MANY OTHERS WOULD AS WELL! BEAUTE MARC CLOTHING WILL BE LAUNCHED LATER THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, YOU CAN PREVIEW HER LINE HERE ON HER WEBSITE.
I WANTED TO ASK HER SOME QUESTIONS SO THAT HER INTRODUCTION CAN BE GRAND! HERE IS THE INTERVIEW:
1) I love your skin! What is your skincare regime that allows your skin to look the way that it looks? What are your favorite products?
Everyday I cleanse my face with Olay Facial wipes and use Mary Kay facial moisturizer. I try not to drink things with so much acid, though I’m in LOVE with apple and orange juice! Times when I see a bump try to creep up, I use a Mary Kay facial mask the night before and kid you not, the next day, it’s gone.
2)What are your favorite beauty products? And what do you live by? (Ex: make up, hair products etc.)
Whenever I have photo shoots I tend to always use MAC products. Mac is my favorite make-up company for sure. But I also love Bobbi Brown lip-gloss. I actually just bought some Bobbi Brown for the first time about 2 weeks ago when I was down at
. I can’t live without my lip-gloss! Lip-gloss will get put before any other beauty product! I’m infatuated with Mizani hair products. They make my hair really soft and bouncy whenever they’re in usage (this also includes my hair extensions)! Somerset
3)Your style is HOTT! How would you explain your personal style?
My style is very uncommon, which is the best word I use to describe myself in general. Most of the time, I don’t put my clothes together like the night before. It takes me about 20 minutes to pick up different things including: scarves, shoes, jackets, shirts, pants, jewelry and other accessories, to see which ones I like the best. Then I combine them and get my overall look.
4)What are your favorite things in your closet?
My favorite things in my closet would be my blazers and harem trouser pants. I’m in love with styling up a blazer and a pair of harems!
5)What are your favorite fall trends this year?
Scarves & Hats are my ultimate favorites. I love mixing up my hats with different fits in my closet, along with orange and brown colored scarves. I saw some dope blazers and trousers for Fall 2011 that I’m excited to get my hands on! It’s that time for my favorite material, Corduroy! Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year because I get to wear my faves!
6)You are all about loving yourself from the inside out. Why do you love yourself and what made you love yourself the way that you do?
Wow, well growing up, I struggled with my image. I know I sound like I’m 30… but it’s the truth. People my age are still struggling like I did when I was in my high school days. There was a moment in time where I hated my body. I couldn’t stand to look at myself in the mirror and when I did, I made myself throw up. I was bulimic on and off for about 4 years (since 8th grade). The only person who knew about it was God. When I started getting closer to God, I started realizing my true worth and who I really was. After that, I knew it was time to help other young women discover who they really were. I love myself because I’m just that: MY SELF. I’m a great person with an even greater heart. I tell myself that a lot too. Though I go through things, I’m still one of the strongest people I know. I control my destiny. God has given me the choice of whether or not to do what He has called me to do. When I found that life wasn’t all about me, I was determined to help others. Helping others makes me love myself even more.
7)How does your walk with God play a part in your outlook on things in your life?
Honestly, if God wasn’t in my life, I wouldn’t be alive today. Like I’d seriously be dead as a result of suicide. If it weren’t for God, my life wouldn’t be as amazing as it is. I depend on Him in everything I do. He gave me Beaute Marc. He put the passion in me for everything I do. I thank Him for allowing and TRUSTING me to carry on to help other young women. God is my MAIN MAN! He is THEE MAN. I would have no kind of positive outlook if it weren’t for Him.
8)Now you have your own clothing line. What is the name of your line and how did that come about?
My clothing line’s name is Beaute Marc (pronounced Beauty Mark). God gave me this name in 2008. I asked Him why He gave it to me and He responded by giving me a scripture: Psalms 139: 13-15
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.”
When God gave me this, I was in tears. He created Beaute Marc to help me teach women that their beauty was first created on the inside. God wants me to show these women that He wants us to represent HIS ways. His ways being that your inner beauty should come FIRST since it was created first. Anything that’s first is very important. Beaute Marc’s mission is to DEVELOP inner beauty while ENHANCING outer beauty.
9)What can people expect from Beaute Marc?
People can expect a variety of things from looking sexy in their Beaute Marc jeans to loving themselves from the inside out. I want my clothes to make a difference in every beautiful woman’s life that buys a Beaute Marc item. Expect uncommon gear that I would wear. I will never put out something that I wouldn’t wear myself.
10)Where do you want to be 10 years from now in fashion? In life?
10 years from now I’ll be in a huge black yacht with my kids, husband, and dog. I’ll be successful, an even more mature God-fearing woman, and a great CEO/Entrepreneur. In 10 years, everyone will know about Beaute Marc Clothing and my other accomplishments. My # 1 goal is help others so whatever it is God leads to me to do, I know it will be a great success!
11)How would you help someone who feels insecure about their bodies?
I would tell them to not compare themselves with other people! Comparing yourself is like slapping God in the face and telling Him that what He created wasn’t good enough. “Never bite the hand who feeds you”. You are beautiful. Do NOT let ANY guy or female tell you otherwise. You look yourself in the mirror everyday and say 3 great things about you. Speak it loud and clear! Love yourself no matter what, baby!
12)Anything else you would like to add?
Beaute Marc is going to take over! LOL I’m excited about my future. Being a full time student and only 19 can be a little tough, but I got this. I appreciate everyone who supports me! Keep the right people around you! Relationships can either make or break you. When God is trying to elevate you, He ALWAYS uses a person! Remember that!
WE BOTH HAD FUN WITH THE INTERVIEW! THANK YOU AGAIN BREANA! AND DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE http://www.beautemarconline.com/
MUCH LOVE AND GOD BLESS!