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Vyne Reader Spotlight: Keesha Kai Hampton


Name: Keesha Kai Hampton

Hometown: Chicago (South Side baby!)

Current City (if different): Atlanta

Roles you play in life: Daughter of Eric and Deborah, Sister of Khari, Doctor of Optometry and Independent Practice Owner, Soror to the Phenomenal Women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Hobbies: I LOVE movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends

Education: Doctorate of Optometry, New England College of Optometry (Boston, MA), B.A. in Chemistry from Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

What is the last movie you saw?: Wall Street

What is your favorite TV show?: I’m a reality TV junkie! (Guilty pleasure for sure)

Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Probably something by Jay-Z or MJB (I own every song they have)

What is your favorite travel destination?: Anywhere warm and with a beach!

What beauty product can’t you live without?: I never really wore much makeup in the past, but ever since I’ve gone natural I’ve dabbled more into make-up. My favs are Clinique High Impact Mascara and NARS lip-gloss in Sandpiper. They compliment my afro puff beautifully!

Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: sit in my “quiet place” and meditate on how truly blessed I am.

Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?:  There really isn’t one celebrity or person I’m inspired by. If it looks good, I like it!

What is your favorite restaurant?: Way too many to name!

What words do you live by?: There are no mistakes in life, just lessons and blessings

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Vyne Reader Spotlight: Erica Ash


Name: Erica Ash

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Roles you play in life: I am the daughter of Diann and Donald Ash; Sister to Adrienne, Donald and Derrick Ash; girlfriend to Jarrod Bible;  Founder and CEO of The Deviled Angel Inc.;  Founder of the comedic advice column The Deviled Angel; comedic TV actress (MADtv; The Big Gay Sketch Show); Theater Actress (The Lion King as Nala); Spamalot (Lady of the Lake); World Traveler and Life Lover!

Hobbies: traveling, working out, hiking, cooking, writing,

Education: BA (English,Sociology) Emory University

What is the last movie you saw?: Sex in the City 2 (liked the 1st one better)

What is your favorite TV show?:
Housewives of New York and Atlanta (guilty pleasure)

Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?:
“Danke” by Xavier Naidoo (German Artist)

What is your favorite travel destination?:
Lately the South of France (San Tropez/Monte Carlo/Cannes/Monaco) …it was BEAUTIFUL!

What beauty product can’t you live without?:
A good moisturizing face cream (Avalon Organics or Sola Vie right now)

Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”:
P-R-A-Y!!  (And go to church on Sunday)  Yay God!

Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?
:  I honestly don’t have one.  I like to march to the beat of my own drummer.

What is your favorite restaurant?:
Katana (FABULOUS sushi and that’s where I met my man!)


What words do you live by?:
You’re closer to the top than the bottom…PRESS ON!!

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Vyne Reader Spotlight: Amber Holley


Name: Amber Holley


Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

Roles you play in life: George and Tina’s daughter; Carl’s fiancée; Rob’s sister; Quinton and Malcolm’s aunt; Board Member of LA’s BEST Friends; Huffington Post blogger; paid (and unpaid) counsel to many

Hobbies: Creating fashion and home décor scrapbooks; drinking and learning about (while drinking) wine

Education: BA in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University; JD from Harvard Law School

What is the last movie you saw?: In the theater, Why Did I get Married, Too.  On TV, probably something on Lifetime.

What is your favorite TV show?: I’m really liking Nurse Jackie, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation right now

Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Statistically, it’d have to be something by Jamiroquai

What is your favorite travel destination?: Mexico.  I’ve got a trip coming up this month to Riviera Maya.

What beauty product can’t you live without?: Blush — I love Cargo in Rome and NARS in Super Orgasm.

Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: Workout

Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?: I rarely disagree with anything Eva Mendes or Kerry Washington puts on.

What is your favorite restaurant?:
So hard! I’m genuinely conflicted! LOL.  Asia de Cuba is amazingly flavorful and melt-in-your mouth good, however, the mere mention of The Griddle’s “Mom’s French Toast” causes me to salivate.  Outside of LA, on a recent trip to Chicago, a friend introduced me to Vivo in the West Loop, which was tops!

What words do you live by?: “Of those to whom much is given, much is required.”

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