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Adeke Anna Ebaju: model and Member of Parliament

Adeke Anna Ebaju: model and Member of Parliament

  Hon. Adeke Anna Ebaju, age 25, nationality Ugandan. Becoming a leader of Parliament… I decided to compete for a parliamentary seat to represent youth in Uganda in November 2015.  By March 2015, I was elected to represent youths in the 10th Parliament of the Republic of Uganda as the National Female Youth MP. Stepping stones to Parliament… I held several leadership positions in the Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) Party before being elected as a member of Parliament.  I also have a Bachelor of Laws degree and during my time at the university, I served as a member of the...

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Cannes Fashion Festival: Tiannia Barnes

American footwear designer, Tiannia Barnes, traded in her IT/business project management career to pursue a dream sparked many years ago. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, her early talents were far from fashion, as she excelled in math and science. Tiannia discovered a love for design upon creating her own prom dress in high school, but put the inclination aside as she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and industrial engineering, and later an MBA. Years later, while working as a project manager for a global consulting firm, Tiannia found herself sketching once again. This time, it...

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Tiannia Barnes Has Pretty Much Every Shoe Essential You’ll Need This Fall

Tiannia Barnes Has Pretty Much Every Shoe Essential You’ll Need This Fall

It makes us just as sad as the next beach beauty to think about summer coming to an end, but at least Tiannia Barnes has given us something to look forward to. The new designer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and industrial engineering before going on to get an MBA, left the world of consulting in 2013 to follow her first love: fashion. FYI, she designed her own high school prom dress! After studying with esteemed London-trained shoe designer/maker Sissy Puccio, Tiannia’s just revealed her fall collection of footwear and we have to tell you we are here...

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Sparkle Session: Tiannia Barnes

Sparkle Session: Tiannia Barnes

  Happy Wednesday!  Today I am excited to bring back Sparkle Sessions, the interview series on Sparkles and Shoes when I speak to female entrepreneurs I think you will find fascinating. To kick off the re-launch I am delighted to share the interview I did last week with Tiannia Barnes. This up and coming designer is launching her first shoe collection this fall and from first glance, I knew I had to learn more.  Her background may be in engineering and information technology but her shoe line is pure fashion with five different shoes; a flat, two pairs of pumps, and two pairs...

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Luxury Shoe Designer Tiannia Barnes Shares Tips On How To Start Your Own Shoe Line

Luxury Shoe Designer Tiannia Barnes Shares Tips On How To Start Your Own Shoe Line

You get what you pay for. That’s what I’m telling myself as Tiannia Barnes, footwear designer and owner of the Tiannia Barnes luxury shoe brand, explains to me why I should stop shopping for bargain pumps at ALDO, and start dropping $300 plus on a pair of quality heels that are relatively scuff mark and scratch resistant. “I’m going to bring this right on in for you so you can go forth and be great in a super pair of shoes!” Class is in session, and I’m all ears. “You have to invest in your shoes. If I buy this...

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