BÈL Monique (BÈL) is a Digital Magazine that combines workshops, editorial photoshoots and fashion forward experiences to celebrate real women of color through editorial experiences! We provide them with a platform to rediscover and reconnect with themselves; so that who they are internally, can exude externally. Women are fully immersed in a variety of areas - including a cover feature on our monthly magazine, distributed to a growing network of multicultural women. We don’t want to just tell women that they’re beautiful, we want to provide women all throughout the country, with a transformational experience that makes them feel it too!
BÈL means beautiful in Haitian Creole, and Monique is in memory of Monique Camilien who died from lung cancer in 94'.
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Every single one of our models are real, everyday women of color! Majority of them are non-professional models - just "regular" women who are mothers, students, career women, entrepreneurs, friends, sisters, wives, girlfriends...and they each have very unique and inspiring stories to share.
Hi! I'm Berlhey (Ber-lee), founder and CEO of BÈL. BÈL means beautiful in Haitian Creole, Monique is after my aunt who passed away from cancer in 94' - no sob story! She taught me a great lesson in what it means to really be beautiful; embracing it fully and sharing it with the world; you don't have to be a celebrity to make an impact! On November 13, 2015, I quit my job - easier said than done, but it was ALL worth it! I started off my journey as a Personal Fashion Stylist and took on exclusive clientele, who were everyday women. But, after putting together an AMAZING promotional shoot, and attending Tony Robbins' (the nation's #1 Life and Business Strategist) "Business Mastery Seminar" my life completely changed and I restructured my brand to focus on empowering women on a deeper level. I combined the knowledge I acquired, with my passion and education in women's issues - specifically in multicultural areas - and my love for fashion. Through these combinations, I created an experience where women can rediscover themselves; so that who they are internally, can exude externally through style (a way of being). I fully immerse women in this area, through our, "I AM BÈL Editorial Event" and reshape their beliefs on what it means to be beautiful, all through a cool photo shoot experience! My favorite part of what I do? Connecting with our models, and of course spoiling them in celebration!
$1,079 We can cover email and web maintenance for 1 year
$8,274 We can cover workshop and event locations, insurance and expenses for 1 year
$5,900 We can become federally trademarked, obtain a LLC and cover associated legal fees
$165 We can copyright our workshop workbooks
$1,800 We can obtain a monthly CPA for a year, to help us grow.
$6,000 We can transition our audience to a magazine app for a more quality experience!
$4,000 We can cover our yearly administration and material costs
$7,166 We can start paying our employees monthly minimum wage
$1,583 We can cover our monthly marketing expenses
$1,000 We can cover a month of office space for the team
$5,000 Will help us cover yearly taxes
*In addition to this, your investment will help us cover the cost of the fees associated with running this campaign!