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West Loop’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out West Loop’s rising stars below.

Kairy-tate Barkley

Listed Below is a mix of info. At french cuff boutique our product mix is sophisticated and classic with a little edge and a contemporary flare. You will find a well-edited inventory of brands that you know and love like Joie, Equipment, Milly, Citizens of Humanity, Nicole Miller & many more. Read more>>

Colin Shine

Food was always a huge part of family gatherings, both immediate and extended. Early memories include working in my grandmother’s vegetable garden, and snapping green beans at her kitchen table. Most family gatherings were centered around the table, which rooted in me a natural passion for food. Read more>>

Estefani Mendoza

I never dreamed of being a photographer nonetheless a freelance graphic designer. I wanted to be a nurse. To have an “actual” career with a safe pay and health benefits. Fortunately, my plan crumbled before me. Read more>>

Amy Mei

I was working full-time as a graphic designer up until 2012 when I had my son. Since then, I’ve enjoyed staying home and being a mama to two very energetic kiddos – Ian, 5 & Nora, 2. Creativity has been a big part my motherhood journey – from nursery decor and first birthday parties, to even potty training sticker charts – I just love dreaming up a project and seeing it through. Read more>>

Aracely Nanez

I started doing hair and makeup for my family and friends at a very young age. I didn’t really see it as work because I was passionate about it. I decided to go to PMTS school. I graduated in 2008. Since graduating I have kept up with my professional development by attending classes in Mexico and in the United States for hairstyling. Read more>>

Jeannie Fennell

Goodnight Babies was started in the year 2009. I was working on my own when my clients keep encouraging me to start a business. They called me the baby whisper. I thought and prayed about it not really wanting to take on this journey. Read more>>

Alexandra Knight

A native Houstonian, I lived in NYC and worked for Conde Nast in the editorial fashion departments of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Allure. After getting married to a childhood friend I decided to move to Houston and the brand became born after going on an alligator hunt with childhood friends. Read more>>

Michael John Smith

I was working with Richard Fitzgerald FAIA and was with him for five years. I was laid off from his office during the oil-slump and decided to found my own firm two hours after the notice. I started my practice in Houston, Texas as the first independent (not associated with a manufacturer) lighting consultant on the gulf coast in 1982. Read more>>

Kari Schoeffler

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested and compelled by both visual arts and the written word. I spent a great deal of my childhood and adolescence either devouring great literature; learning about influential artists; visiting museums and galleries; window shopping some of the finest fashions and designs; or creating my own poems, stories, drawings and doodles. Read more>>

Vannessa Cox

TCC Hair opened in Houston April 2017. The idea came from collaborating with my younger sister. A Nashville hairstylist, she wanted to expand her reach. Her product was amazing and with my business knowledge, I knew I would take the company far. Read more>>

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