Shardae Wescott – Azure Marie Designs


Shardae Wescott, CEO of Azure Marie Designs, is a seamstress and designer primarily for plus size women. After years of being ridiculed by mainstream society about clothing for the average curvy woman, she decided to put her talents and efforts to work by custom designing clothing for women.

Shardae works with you to enhance your fashion vision, and she is fashion forward with a unique sense of style. She has participated in numerous fashion events as a featured designer and model in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.

When Shardae isn’t designing women’s clothing, she is working with men and women who are impacted by violence in their community. Shardae is a Social Worker by day, and a designer and plus size model by night. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in North Philadelphia and has overcome adversity.

Shardae receives inspiration from African art and nature. She seeks to inspire women to love themselves, and to use fashion as a healthy form of self-expression. Shardae’s vision for being a fashion designer started at age 12. Her mother and god mother played a major role in honing her skills in fashion design.

CEO Azure Marie

Shardae currently operates her small business out of her home in Lansdowne PA, but will travel near or far to offer image consulting, speak with you about your fashion vision, and custom design clothing for you. Shardae works with women with all shapes and sizes, and feels strongly that there is no project too great to accomplish. You can connect with Shardae via Facebook, IG, or Email:

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Cultivated Sense – Stephanie Ghoston


Stephanie Ghoston is a recovering lawyer turned life coach. She grew up in Milwaukee, WI and earned her J.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Stephanie began her legal career working for the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division and went on to focus on anti-bribery, anti-corruption work. She is the founder and life coach of Cultivated Sense, a movement that promotes ordinary ways to live extraordinarily and encourages people to stop settling in life and love. She’s also a love coach and matchmaker with the Paul C. Brunson Agency, an award-winning boutique matchmaking and lifestyle coaching firm. She’s a regular contributor for the Black Life Coaches Network and has been featured on blogs such as For Harriet and An Art of Perspective. Her recent offerings include a discussion series on the untold stories of women in power and business entitled Pastries and Champagne and program facilitation for the Global Youth Leadership Institute’s leadership programs. She loves helping people through life transitions and empowering them to cultivate their own sense of how to manage their daily lives.

Cultivated Sense is a movement centered around a personalized coaching experience designed to give individuals the necessary tools required to get motivated, transform their behaviors, and gain the momentum to live and create an extraordinary life.


Stop settling or being “realistic;” ditch your dead ends and trade in your

“what if’s” for optimal living!

Cultivated Sense is here to help people make sense of their lives and be able to handle anything that comes their way. The aim is for everyone to be able to genuinely answer “I am great” when asked “how are you?” Cultivated Sense is in the business of building better people, relationships, communities, and in turn, a better world.

If you would like to connect with Stephanie, you can do so at her website Cultivated Sense, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, please show your support.

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