Fleurs de Prairie is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Seeds of Beauty campaign! These incredible creators will receive $5,000 Seed Grants that will help turn their passion into a reality, as well as mentorship to help their businesses continue to thrive.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
Optician and eyewear stylist Autianna Wilson, also known as the Optical Goddess, is the founder of EYEWEAR LOVE AFFAIR LLC, an online & mobile eyewear boutique that carries independent handmade frames, chains, and specializes in a personalized virtual experience. With an eye for what works on many face shapes and a passion to explore others self-expression through glasses, each client leaves their fitting feeling confident, sexy, & ready to take on the world.
JENNIFER HAN & GRACE DZINA
The Reveller is created by Jennifer Han and Grace Dzina. Our mission is to empower everyday women to host, gather, and revel. Hospitality is a powerful way to love people and bring communities together. The Reveller makes it cost-free and easy for hosts to contribute previously loved decor to an elegant digital marketplace curated for hosts-to-be. At The Reveller, we believe gathering with our loved ones in a beautiful space should be joyous, sustainable, and effortless.
Amor y Queso is owned and operated by Sarah Carlock, a first generation American and mother of two in Richardson, Texas. At Amoy y Queso we believe snacks are a love language, and nothing brings folks together like gathering around a beautiful and delicious smorgasbord. Sourced from a variety of local artisan shops to support small businesses in our community, we believe in ethical and sustainable sourcing and are committed to creating beautiful food while providing comfort and occasion
We received a record number of entries this year and every application submitted was inspiring and featured incredible stories of creativity, beauty, and passion. To all of our Seed Grant applicants: thank you for sharing your stories with us!
More About the Campaign
The Seeds of Beauty campaign is designed to recognize and support women who are dedicated to creating beauty in their communities through art, design, food, writing and beyond. Seed Grants of $5,000.00 are given to three women who are striving to turn their passion into a reality. Fleurs de Prairie champions creative spirits who inspire each other to #FleurishTogether. This year we were thrilled to work with some amazing women who embody the Fleurs spirit. Learn more about them below!
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CREATORS!
Hayet Rida, Marquee Ambassador
Hayet Rida is the founder of That Hayet Rida, a lifestyle blog created as a self-love haven, sprinkled with decor, fun and boss babe tips. When she isn’t interacting with her audience she runs an influencer learning platform The Rida Collective and is a full time creative Strategist at Instagram & Facebook.
Adriana Carrig is the founder and CEO of Little Words Project, a pay-it-forward jewelry company. Made with inspirational and empowering words, Little Words bracelets are meant to promote self-love and be passed on, encouraging women to be kind to themselves and others. Adriana started her business at 23 years old and it has continued to grow over the last seven years. She is passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to be their best selves and to go after their dreams.
As a trained chef, holistic nutritionist and certified yoga teacher, Tara Sowlaty Lehrer is a healer by trade and wellness journalist by day. She co-founded the lifestyle website How You Glow, encouraging women to live a more vibrant lifestyle. Her days are spent developing recipes, designing accessories and leading wellness workshops that integrate yoga with creativity and art. Tara's mission is to empower women to live delicious lives that make them light up from within.
Kate Arends, Marquee Ambassador
Launched in 2009, Kate Arends created Wit & Delight as a personal project to get to know herself through sharing her love for design, food, fashion, and travel. 3.3 million followers later, Wit & Delight has become a resource for others to feel less alone in the ups and downs of their journey through life.
The hands and heart behind Alli K Design, Alli is a visual artist from Dallas, Texas. Her journey into the world of visual art started with a simple pen and paper and the curiosity to learn more. Since then, she has turned her “hobby” into a dream job. She creates art pieces nationwide, published a book and records her own podcast, Breakfast with Sis. She has found her purpose through her brand: to not only create, but to inspire others so that they can also create beautiful things.
Grace Atwood, Marquee Ambassador
Grace Atwood is the founder and voice behind The Stripe, as well as the co-founder and co-host of the podcast Bad on Paper. Launched in January 2010, the blog was born out of a love of fashion, beauty, and makeup. In 2019, she was named one of The Daily Front Row’s 50 names to know right now.
Alicia T. Chew is a lifestyle blogger based in the Washington, D.C. metro area who provides attainable style and culinary inspiration for the every-girl. She recently received her WSET Level 1 Certification in Wine and plans to study for the Level 2 certification this fall. You can view Alicia’s blog at AliciaTenise.com, and follow her on social media at @aliciatenise.