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July 31, 2020
Inspiring Haitians in Miami
The Haitian American community in Miami is the largest in the United States. Its culture has grown and flourished in the Magic City since 1963 making strides in all aspects from cuisine to the arts; from designers to models; and from educators to leaders. Read on to discover some of Miami’s most inspiring Haitians.
Stella Jean, Haitian-Italian designer IG @STELLAJEAN_SJ_
Stella Jean is a self-taught Italian-Haitian designer. Her desire is to make ethically sound clothes by helping the less advantaged women in the world. By doing so she will be able to create bold and colorful clothing inside and out. Her designs have been worn by celebrities like Rihanna and Beyoncé.
Alain Lemaire, Chef IG @cheflemaire
Alain Lemaire is a former Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen contestant and anaward winning chef out of South Florida. He is the Co-Owner and ExecutiveChef of Sensory Delights, LLC based in Florida and also of Arome Cateringbased in Petion-Ville, Haiti both full service catering companies. Alain Lemaire isa native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he first discovered his interest in cooking.
Nathalie Cadet-James, Event Planner IG @missluxefete
A former attorney who clerked for a Federal judge and worked at top law firms, Nathalie found her true calling as an entrepreneur in 2008 when she launched Luxe Fête, an international event planning and design studio. Luxe Fête Social was named one of the Top 10 startups to watch in Miami by the Miami Herald, and also the 1st Place and People’s Choice winner of 2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.
Phyllisia Ross, Singer IG @phyllisiaross
Haitian-American singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, and entrepreneur, Phyllisia Ross is slaying and making strides around the world one song at a time. Mastering her craft, Phyllisia is an independent recording artist who runs and operates her own music production company, PHYLLISIA ROSS MIZIK. Truly humble and down to earth, Physllsia Ross is a force to be reckoned with.
Prajje Jean-Baptiste: Fashion Designer IG @prajje_oscar
Born in Haiti, Prajje is fashion designer who migrated to the US when he was thirteen years old and dressed individuals such as Lara Spencer from Good Morning America; Sunny Hostin, from ABC’s talk show The View, Sara Underwood, Fox 25 anchor and Wyclef Jean
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