Atlanta, GA is the hot spot for local up and coming talent and for visiting entrepreneurs. Recently, Dallas native LaNette Kincaid paid a visit to the metro Atlanta area to showcase her designer jewelry line and fashion consulting company, Just Pearlz, at the U.S. United Pageant. LaNette states this past year she’s spent 40% of her time in Atlanta; it’s become her second home. Other events she has participated in this year: Spouse Buzz, New York’s Full Figured Fashion Week and the Ultimate Fashion Xperience.
From personal buying experience, Just Pearlz carries the most exquisite custom designer jewelry in the U.S. The line is not for the meek at heart, but for those willing to make a bold statement. Their clients include rappers, pageant contestants, judges and doctors. Some of Just Pearlz’ more notable clients include Dr. Linda Amerson, hair stylist Cherry Fields, photographer Elaine Dacres, and Atlanta’s own Nancy Klausner, Mrs. Georgia U.S. United.
Just Pearlz has been featured in various magazines and periodicals including Alive Magazine, Crave Fort Worth, Dallas Examiner, Taste Texas Magazine and Pretty Pear Bride. The various awards and mentions the company has received include A Pearl Award from Perfected Magazine and being voted one of the best businesses in Dallas by the Examiner.
A brief look into the origins of Just Pearlz and the life of its owner reveals the zealousness and fortitude put forth into making the business a success:
Tell more about you:
I am married to a Marine who is currently a police officer and we have two children. I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and an Associate of Arts degree in 2007. I am also a proud member of Sigma Kappa Delta – an English Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Delta, a Sociology Society. I am also the founder of Vendors Preferred, a business networking association that currently has over 900 members nationwide.
When and why did you start Just Pearlz?
While attending college, I was unable to find a position that would accommodate my time outside of class. I decided to start Just Pearlz in March, 2010 with only $50.
What makes you different from other companies?
Our products are based on customer requests and current trends with a twist. We excel in customer service and ensure we treat each customer with priority. Many customers have been with us since 2010.
What inspires you?
My husband and children. I come from a broken home with my mother being the first in her family to graduate from high school. I’ve struggled with finishing college in order to be a role model for my children and others watching me. My family is my main cheerleader.
Shecky’s Ultimate Girls Night Out in September and the Ultimate Fashion Xperience in April, 2013. I am also looking to work with large scale pageants, fashion shows and boutiques.
Advice for other entrepreneurs?
Pray and use the direction of God first and man second. Never give up and be consistent.
For more info: www.justpearlz.com