Embracing Passion: One Entrepreneur’s Journey from Law to Fashion

Kelly Shanahan is very familiar with stepping out of the norm and embracing her passion.

After years of education, Kelly realized law school wasn’t for her. Instead, she followed her love for fashion. Committed to making her “one day” dreams a reality, she threw herself into the unknown and created the company she runs today, Ziran.

We asked Kelly about what it took to start her business and where her inspiration came from. Keep reading to learn how her business idea came from a very unexpected place and the mindset she needed to build a successful brand. Don’t forget to check out Kelly’s page and her clothing line.

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From Video Games to Designing Fashion Apps: One Engineer’s Story

For Amber Reyngoudt, coding is an art form.

Growing up with her grandmother, Amber loved video games and chose to study computer science. Since then, she’s fallen in love with coding and has worked with companies like Intel and Hitachi. Now, as an entrepreneur, Amber pairs her love of fashion with her engineering skill set.

Check out Amber’s page to download her app and read up on our interview with her to learn more about her journey in the world of tech.

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One Innovative Designer Who Is Creating What All Women Want

Shannon Snow couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she made it.

A Google executive by day and a fashion entrepreneur by night, Shannon is giving hard-working women, and herself, what they want: beautiful, functional activewear for work and play. Shannon’s dresses easily transition from the boardroom to a night out, and feature hidden pockets for phones and built-in bike shorts.

Read on to learn more about Shannon’s inspiration for the dress line, her goals on transforming the education space, and why she believes women must embrace their unique perspectives.

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All About Fashion: Designers, Bloggers and Photographers

To celebrate fashion weeks around the world, we’re highlighting some of our favorite fashion bloggers, photographers and designers in our community.

Up first is Nigel Barker. Nigel is a fashion photographer, author, filmmaker and humanitarian. Nigel released his book, Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset The Course Of Fashion, this year.

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Bloggers and Digital Marketers: Staff Picks

This week we explore the digital space through the eyes of talented marketers and bloggers.

From speaking to teaching to personal blogging, these community members not only possess the skills they need to be leaders in their field but are also dedicated to helping others. Although Michael, Amanda, Pete and Pam are at different junctures in their careers, they all share a love of communicating online and engaging with people.

Michael Tzortzakis, who heads off this post, is a trilingual (fluent in English, German and Greek) blogger living in Germany. Michael writes a powerful blog about his journey overcoming alcohol addiction that he embeds on his page.

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Students and Fashionistas: Staff Picks

Everyday at about.me we find more and more beautiful pages made by our amazing community. That’s why our Staff Picks page is constantly full of fascinating people and the pages that tell their stories. So if you haven’t checked our Staff Picks this week, have a quick peek at some of our favorites here. If you enjoy browsing their pages, don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

Lara Olmo de Miguel, a journalist and marketing trainee, heads up today’s post with her photo. Passionate about learning new things, when she’s not working Lara enjoys traveling, fashion and spending time in nature.

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A fashion writer in Rimini: Roberto Neri

“Io sono profondamente legato alla mia Rimini, alla terra dove sono nato e dove ho vissuto da sempre, è come se facesse parte del mio DNA.” – Roberto Neri

A fashion writer, Roberto Neri has been asked many times why he still chooses to live in Rimini, 330 kilometers from Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. His response, in Italian above, describes his attachment to the land where he was born and has always lived as though it were part of his very DNA.

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