Styled to Shine: Mastering Confidence, Embracing Your Image for Success
Join us as confidence takes center stage! Stylish panelists Simona Holloway, Khalilah Jones, Crystal Napier, Victoria Proscia, and Rhoda Wheeler share their expertise in a conversation moderated by Andrea Johnson.
Learn how your unique style can be a powerful tool for success. This event is not just about fashion; it's about embracing your identity and celebrating the radiance that comes from within.
* Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. *
Simona Holloway, ReYou
Simona J. Holloway is now retired after 36 years in the Automotive Industry. While in that career, she made an impact as the first "double minority" in central Virginia in this business arena. So now, as a retiree, she is pursuing another adventure in life as the founder of REYOU. This business assists women with ideas on recycling and utilizing their current wardrobe to save time, money, and frustration in shopping.
Simona's expertise extends beyond selecting the perfect outfit. She understands that true style reflects one's unique personality and aspirations. Through her innovative and sustainable approach to fashion, Simona empowers her clients to embrace their individuality, fostering a sense of confidence that transcends appearance and resonates in every aspect of their lives.
So, ReVive...ReNew...ReDo... with her personal enhancement tips and step out with more confidence in your community to do You!
Khalilah Jones, Chic and Classy Image Consulting
Meet Khalilah – a dazzling blend of one part fashionista, one part community advocate, and a whopping two parts Momshell and wife. Wondering if that's too many parts? Well, Khalilah firmly believes in the layers and levels that make you, well, YOU! An advocate for fierce, radical, unapologetic, self-acceptance, she's not about dimming her light to make others comfortable in their mediocrity.
In Khalilah's world, it's all about embracing your Black girl magic in all its glory – whether you realize how much you need it or not! Standing out while still belonging is an art she's mastered, impressing upon everyone the immense value of diversity and, more importantly, the unique contributions each individual brings to the table. Armed with a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Human Resources Management and an MBA in Marketing (yes, she aced it with a flawless 4.0 GPA), Khalilah is a powerhouse in the professional arena. As a chartering member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Charlottesville Metropolitan Area chapter, she's served in key roles, including 3rd Vice President of Membership and 2nd Vice President of Fund Development. Recently, she donned the hat of Director of Philanthropy for the Black Women of Central Virginia. A proud board member of the Greene Chamber of Commerce, Khalilah is currently strutting her stuff as a leader in the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce Leader's Lab cohort. Oh, and did we mention she's part of the dynamic Women United in Philanthropy crew, rocking the communications committee? Talk about having a seat at the table! But that's not all – Khalilah wears many hats, literally! From being the Communications Chair at Eta Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated sorority, to serving on the board of IX Art Park, co-presiding over Albemarle County Families Helping Families, and being the parent advisor for the Greene County Special Education Advisory Committee – she does it all with flair. As a consummate learner, she is a graduate of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Partners in Policymaking program. Khalilah brings all of her lived experiences and expertise to the forefront as a freelance image consultant and wardrobe stylist at Chic and Classy Image Consulting. As Khalilah's Kloset, she wears the hats of a blogger, social media influencer, and brand ambassador – spreading her message of advocacy for the historically excluded and addressing service gaps in creative and actionable ways. In Khalilah's world, it's not just about making a statement with style; it's about making a difference with every stride. If you remember nothing else of this high falutin bio, please remember Khalilah’s guiding principle “Pretty is NOT a look; it’s a behavior”.
Crystal Napier, Renee's Boutique
Crystal Napier, originally from Afton, Virginia, now resides in Greene County with her husband, Marine Corp Veteran Shaun, son Micah, and pup Simba. As a certified personal stylist and owner of Renee's Boutique, Clothing for the Confident Woman, Crystal provides a welcoming space for embracing individuality. Crystal holds dual Bachelor degrees in African-American Studies and American Government from the University of Virginia, along with an MBA from Liberty University. A graduate of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Board Academy and the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), she served as President on the Board of Directors for Piedmont Housing Alliance. Crystal is also a member of the Chamber Minority Business Alliance. Devoting her time and energy to underserved communities, Crystal aims to contribute to a brighter future.
Victoria Proscia, House of Colour
Having spent over a decade as a leader in the fashion and accessories market, Victoria gained an abundance of insight on what makes individuals look and feel good about themselves. She is thrilled to be able to welcome you to her Color and Style studio to hear how clothing speaks and serves you on a daily basis, and to arm you with the education and tools to honor the colors that highlight your natural features the most!
While fashions, trends and fads come and go, the theory of color, as interpreted by House of Colour, remains based in science, logic and objectivity; enabling every client to take their individual WOW! colors to look and feel wonderful.
Rhoda Wheeler, Agents in Style
Rhoda Wheeler has a background in education and marketing and is the owner of Agents In Style Boutique. She brings a keen eye and impeccable fashion sense to the Boutique, with 20 + years of experience in image consulting and fashion styling. Rhoda’s work includes fashion shows and promotional events as well as styling clients for special events, presentations, and daily life. Rhoda holds a B.A. from Duke University and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.