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Check out the Phenomenal Women Series as Host Jane B. of The Jane B. Show sits down with two phenomenal entrepreneurs, Megan O’Sullivan and Meca McKinney, to discuss the real truth about achieving success. Learn why getting a J.O.B. can actually help you accomplish your dreams. Watch, listen, and be inspired…then, go out and work hard at doing what you love!
Meca McKinney –
is a accessory design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds a degree in art from Thomas Edison State College. Her journey has taken her throughout the NYC corporate fashion industry as a technical footwear designer to self-employment as an independent handbag designer and freelancer for corporations and other indies alike. Besides her own line of custom-made leather handbags and accessories, she is also a freelancer fashion writer for publications such as Tyra Bank’s website TypeF.com, EdgePhiladelphia.com, The Examiner.com and a lifestyle blogger. She teaches art/design to youngsters whenever possible, recently teaching handbag design for the Habitat of Humanity Recreation Center in Trenton and makes her rounds doing d.i.y fashion workshops and guest speaking engagements upon request. In May she was honored to be a guest speaker on a panel of entrepreneur women at Princeton University.
In March 2011, her first design book, “ENVISION: The Young Accessory Designer’s Guide to Collection Development” was released.
Meca and her designs have been featured in Upscale Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Trace Magazine, Clutch Mag Online, and countless fashion blogs. Some notable wearers of Jypsea’s handbags and accessories include Neo-soul singer Res, Imani Copolla of the rock group Little Sister and Judith Jamison of the famed Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. She was recently on The Today Show in a feature about eco-friendly fashion.
Visit Meca McKinney –www.jypsea.com
Megan O’Sullivan –
While in graduate school, Tia’s Place owner Megan O’Sullivan conceived of a different kind of clothing boutique combining up-and-coming designers and niche brands with staple lines that would attract clientele wanting a personalized shopping experience in a neighborhood atmosphere, although they were in the city. In early 2004, armed with eight years of financial experience from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Megan traded Wall Street for Grove Street, where she settled on a 2,000 square foot space in downtown historic Jersey City, NJ to open Tia’s Place. In 2009, Tia’s Grand Central Terminal was opened. This satellite store was the perfect answer for clients needing a fun, affordable boutique to express their style and indulge their shopping urge amidst a wounded economy.
Since opening, Tia’s has become a destination for stylists and fashionistas. Megan has served as a stylist for magazine and television and a resource for other stylists through the NYC area. Future plans include expanding the stores eponymous jewelry line to bags and clothing, continuing their special events like the Annual Fall Fashion Preview with Shape Magazine, and seeking out their next location.
Visit Megan O’Sullivan: – www.tiasplace.com
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