Connect Savannah July 8, 2020

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CULTURE MAGIC MAKERS

Charisse styles Savannah

CONNECT SAVANNAH | JULY 8 - 14, 2020

BY BRITTANY CURRY

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CHARISSE BRUIN is changing the game in Savannah’s style & beauty community. Her passion for fashion has turned into business that helps working professionals who rely on her as a personal shopper and folks in the beauty world who look to her for insight. Charisse has been hustling as hard or harder than any local, young entrepreneur in the last few years launching her brand, 20 Charisse Styles. Her business story starts

as she’s approached by professional women working in economic development seeking fashion and style advice. After finding no challenge or purpose working in the corporate world, she started aiming her intentions and efforts toward fashion blogging and personal shopping for working men and women with hectic schedules. Charisse has shared her ventures and triumphs on social media, all the while staying candid and transparent about the everyday struggles and the chaotic, exhausting, less glamorous things that go on behind the changing curtain. She highlights the best places to shop, dine, and

enjoy Savannah, and shares her favorite brands and products with her followers. Savannah Magazine featured Charisse on the cover of their March issue. When she’s not in front of the camera, she’s styling shoots for Visit Savannah, Visit Tybee Island, and collaborating with photographers and editors in the industry. Through her regular contributions to DoSavannah and numerous features and interviews in online publications, Charisse is making a huge impact right here at home as well as positioning herself in a national network of creatives who are trying to bring about empowerment and change through fashion, entertainment,

and media. She is a voice of Truth when it comes to straight talk about tokenism, colorism, cultural appropriation, and the lack of representation of dark-skinned Black women and people of color in the beauty community. In this week’s edition of Magic Makers, I’m sharing a graphic of Charisse’s story based on excerpts from two recent interviews where she was highlighted for her business and influence. Check out the full interviews from Voyage LA Magazine and WSAV at https://linktr.ee/charissestyles & connect with her via her Web site at www. charissestyles.com.


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