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How Australian model Nicole Shiraz turned a trip to Tulum into a trending bikini line

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Most of us who travel on vacation, usually come back with a nice tan and maybe some souvenirs.

But for this young model, she came back to create her own swimwear designs – and hasn’t looked back since.

Nicole Shiraz, the designer and founder, was inspired by her recent birthday trip to Tulum, Mexico when envisioning Nalia Swim.

Designed and produced in Los Angeles, Nicole launched Nalia Swim in late January (a birthday gift she gave herself). Within a month, Nicole dropped the ‘Tulum Collection,’ her second collection for Spring/Summer 2021.

Tulum, a small town in Mexico has become one of the most popular and trendy destinations for celebrities and influencers.

“I started to notice there was this trend to travel to places like Tulum, Cabo, Dominican Republic etc. Then for my birthday we travelled to Tulum and in just seconds of being there, I knew I had to come out with a collection,” Nicole explains.

The collection includes poolside, sea-side, and day-to-night look summer-ready pieces. Made from local, recyclable materials, piece is figure-flattering, open back, and each piece is delicately handmade to ensure quality.

The ‘Tulum Collection’ was designed to make every girl look and feel resort-ready this summer.

“My goal was to make every girl feel like they were in Tulum even without them being in Tulum. As crazy as that sounds, I felt there was this FOMO for a lot of women who could not travel due to the pandemic. Since Tulum was becoming a popular vacay spot, I just wanted everyone to feel a part of the experience by wearing the pieces,” Nicole said.

Within a week of launching, the collection has blown up online with sales of the trendy tropical designs going through the roof. The brand has grown in popularity after some of the biggest influencers in Los Angeles posted wearing their pieces.

Nalia Swim’s collection is affordable to her target market (generation Y and Z) starting US $79.99. Each luxurious piece is made from local recyclable, vintage materials, fabrics and accessories. The brand’s packaging is also made of 100% recyclable materials, and fabrics sourced locally in Los Angeles as they aim to be environmentally friendly.

Nalia Swim is currently online only (shipping Worldwide) however looking to move in-to stores soon.

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When Beauty Meets Brains: The Story Of The Fashion Icon Joanna Borov

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A classy lady and a fashion addict, Joanna Borov cherishes fairytales and romantic movies. Despite being a lover of romance, she is not involved with anyone. She’s a busy lady, a model, and formerly a student of business law. It is agreeable that her plate was full. Although she graduated, she has been all in her modeling career. Joanna’s interest in modeling influenced her to move to London. Although she first moved there and started studying, she was not courageous enough to chase her modeling career. 

Inspired by her family, she enrolled to study fashion management as her second degree, and it was until she started her internship and working part-time that she started feeling confident about being a fashion model. Amazingly, it is rare to find a model with two degrees with the same passion that Borov has in her work. She holds a degree in Business Law and Fashion Management. 

Dream Chasing in LA

Joanna moved to Los Angeles to continue her career in modeling, and she has been successful all through. Despite the covid-19 pandemic that has struck the international economy and crippled transport. The fashion industry was not spared during this pandemic. Despite the challenges, Borov has stuck to her dreams and upped her game. She started doing her projects designing kids’ clothes and venturing into the toy-making industry to try and stay afloat. Through this, she managed to survive in these harsh economic times. It’s a fact that most artists and creatives have gone through hard times; some even went bankrupt during these depressing times. 

Socializing on Social Media

The social media influencer has more than 70 thousand followers, whom she occasionally entertains and inspires through her posts. Most of her posts are some of her greatest photoshoots and videos while attending some of the most remarkable stages in her modeling career. From her Instagram page, you can tell that she has met prominent people in the fashion industry. Once in a while, she has taken part in public awareness campaigns, especially those that involve animals. Her dog Chi Chi Boo is her greatest friend and her current wingman. She takes her to every shopping encounter.

Joanna’s luxurious lifestyle involves spending most of the time on the beach enjoying the sun. Borov loves the beach and cherishes all the moments she spends on the coast, especially in Miami. Once in a while, it is good to take a break from the busy daily schedule to go out and unwind. “Life can be so pressurizing at times, especially when having so many people looking up to you,” she admits. Once in a while, she practices meditation and relaxation of the mind and reads personal development. Indeed, she loves to grow, and it is evidence of how far she has come ever since choosing to join the modeling industry.

Undoubtedly, Borov’s life story motivates any upcoming fashion lover who wishes to embark on this journey.

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Introducing Artist: Cristo Noir

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Cristo Noir

Cristo Noir is a creative director, designer, music producer, and founder of 12 Noir. His work explores the intersection between art, technology, and human connection. “12 Noir was born with its own soul. The brand conceptualizes the idea of creating enduring designs. Through the application of smart design and premium materials, 12 Noir aims to create superior tools for humans.” His brand has worked with many celebrities like Hella Sketchy, Lucas Comin, Crea Tyler, Lana Scolaro, Sumner Stroh, and Molly O Malia. Over the years he has worked on multiple projects via his social media accounts and has gained over 300,000 supporters worldwide. 
Lately, the artist Cristo Noir has been working on music production. His music has been gaining notability on YouTube and Spotify. His latest upload was released this month. Coming off the release of his newest project titled “Gatsby” Cristo Noir, a musical artist that disrupts the music scene with his genre-bending sound. One of my favorite movies is The Great Gatsby, so I wanted to make a song that combined the classic voices of the movie with a modern vibe to it. The song is about Jay Gatsby wanting to live the most out of his life, and how the other characters in the movie made him feel like he wasn’t part of the club. He had money but he wasn’t born into a wealthy family. The music video is absolutely stunning. It combines the original movie with a modern electronic mix.

Learn more bout Cristo Noir:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cristonoir/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cristonoir/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvakTzKLxrx2D26vBeuxdQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CristoNoir
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1a6ew0fFYRu63edX3ysuLI
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cristonoir
Apple music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/gatsby-single/1560410012?uo=4

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Tribert Ayabatwa, one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in Africa

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Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa has established himself as one of Africa’s most influential businessmen. He leads an organization named Pan-African Tobacco Group, a leading manufacturer of tobacco and other consumer products. The Pan-African Tobacco Group is unique, although its management and activities are primarily indigenous. It competes well among foreign beasts like Altria.

About 7,000 employees work with the organization in many African countries. It has a turnover of more than $200 million per year. In addition, the organization recently marked its 40th anniversary.

Charity work.

Ayabatwa is now one of Africa’s most prominent philanthropists. In hard-hit communities with limited development funding, he has assisted with constructing infrastructure, colleges, houses, and neighborhoods.

He is committed to ensuring that African children and young people have better access to education. Ayabatwa has awarded over 75 scholarships to eligible students over the years to help them advance their studies.

Entry-Level Positions

Despite having had a tough life, Ayabatwa’s professional experience serves as a model for aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to reach equal levels of achievement.

In Burundi, Ayabatwa’s first employment was at the Post Office. He started his career as a clerk and typist at the entry-level. He was enthusiastic about his new job and spent a considerable amount of effort to excel. His supervisors and bosses were encouraging and intent on helping him develop his abilities.

When working for the Post Office, Ayabatwa quickly became involved in recruiting new employees. His supervisors were shocked by his teaching abilities.

Entrepreneurship

He eventually purchased a pickup truck and employed a driver. He embarked on a career in passenger and freight transportation. His company grew, and he was willing to use the management expertise he had acquired at the Post Office and the petroleum company to help it grow even further.

He went on to open a bakery as his next venture. As he brought his bakery off the ground, he ran into some supply-chain challenges, but he dealt with them creatively and quickly earned a reputation for his import skills. Because of Ayabatwa’s desire to excel, he was able to recover from market setbacks.

Manufacturing of Tobacco

He created a profitable tobacco production business in the late 1970s after establishing a solid partnership with tobacco and other raw material manufacturers. When it came to installing a new production venture, his familiarity with importing and selling products gave him an edge.

His cigarette packaging company quickly grew to include a number of different countries. Since all of his operations were owned locally, his business stood out from the market. Later, Ayabatwa took the chance to relocate to South Africa, where his company grew to be genuinely pan-African. He gained the trust he wanted to take chances and launch innovative product lines after successfully competing against several foreign brands.

His Success as an Example

Ayabatwa’s market reputation has been earned by hard work. He has built assets and expanded his company network by using the expertise he learned from his businesses at all times of his life. As a way of reaching back, he has made essential contributions to societies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa serves as a strong role model for young African and international entrepreneurs. He is living evidence that a person’s failures in business may not have to describe them. He has built a strong foundation for his entrepreneurial endeavors by drawing on both constructive and negative perspectives.

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