If your following us on social media, you know that we have hired two beautiful ladies to join the Bella V team! They have been blowing up our social media with a ton of cute pics and great videos.... we are so happy to have them!
As most of you already know, if you have followed Bella V Boutique on Social Media, I am Alda, the intern. I am from Queens, New York, but have lived in Orlando, Florida since I was two years old. You may be asking yourself right now, “Why did you move from perfect, sunny state Florida to Upstate New York?” Bella V Boutique offered an opportunity, an internship experience, that I did not want to miss. Throughout the first month of working with Lorena, when Melissa was not yet a part of Bella V Boutique, I quickly acknowledged that I wanted to pursue Marketing. While learning and growing at Bella V Boutique, working with Lorena provided an insight of leadership. Her honesty, diligence, and fervor inspires me, for she proved to be one of the most intelligent, inspirational woman I have met. Not a day goes by that I do not notice the amount of passion and dedication she has for all of you Bellas. When Melissa joined Bella V Boutique, she taught me that if you do not know what shoes to wear with an outfit, a pair of nude heels will do, and accessorizing is imperative. For this summer, I learned much more about Melissa. I love how she enters a room and you recognize it is her from the sound of her heels clacking on the wooden floor. Melissa has an infectious energy that permeates the room, and her witty comments are hilarious. The cherry on top of this entire experience is meeting all of you Bellas. Working at the shop made me notice that Bellas are not customers, and instead, are friends who have a fabulous sense of style. Seeing some of you Bellas this summer, when I recall meeting you Bellas last year, fills my heart with joy. The Bella V Boutique experience is one that will leave an impact in not only your wardrobe, but your life. I am grateful for working with two empowering women, Lorena and Melissa, who clearly see the potential in me. I hope to be as amazing and inspirational as they have demonstrated themselves. By the end of the summer, I will return to Florida and continue my studies, waiting for the next summer to hopefully continue my Bella V Boutique journey.
Yours truly and with much love,
Alda Elizabeth L.
HELLO BELLAS !
Malaika Iyok here and I am super excited to be the newest member of the amazing Bella V team. I am 20 (turning 21 in October) Yes, I’m a Scorpio, but I swear I’m really friendly. I am a student at the University of Albany.. Yup young, black, and educated! I major in Communications and I minor in Business. You may have seen me at Hudson Valley Community College before, (where I was a Marketing major), which I graduated from last year! I am an extremely creative person and have a deep passion for fashion. When I’m not at the Bella V store working on the social media coordinating, and helping customers, I am Styling clients and friends around the area. As a young rising stylist I am eager to learn new tricks and tips from Melissa, our stylist here at the store. I have to say styling is something that brings me a lot of joy in my crazy life. I also have a little bit of a shopping addiction, but what woman doesn't right ? #Shopaholic Thanks for reading my bio and hope to see you soon! Feel free to stop by my stylist page on Facebook and Instagram: @iyokstyles
Fun Fact: I have a Pitbull named “Bayleia”, like princess Leia on Star Wars. We call her “Bay” for short. :)
MY STYLE: My style is always switching up but always has a consistent sexy edge to whatever I wear. I got blessed with curves and I am not afraid to love them!