The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA 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 Miami’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 Boca Raton rising stars below.
Patricia O. Urquiaga
Becoming an entrepreneur was always a dream of mine. At 20, I was enrolled in school full-time (undergraduate), was expecting my first child and had recently quit my job because I wasn’t happy. Through a temporary/permanent staffing agency, I came across a data entry job at a marketing firm based out of Fort Lauderdale. After a few weeks on the job, my boss and I started to build a close relationship. She became my mentor, and I can honestly say she had a lot to do with my success early on. Read more>>
I always had a love for apparel. I enjoyed playing dress up in my closet and shopping with my mom and friends on the weekends. Growing up, my friends would always ask for my fashion advice and then it turned into late night or early morning phone calls from them asking if I can bring this or that garment to school for them to borrow lol. Even since that time in my life, I knew I wanted a clothing store I just didn’t know how to achieve such a thing. Fast forward, I got to college and I realized more of my friends continued asking for my advice on fashion and during that time June Ambrose and Rachel Zoe were too of my favorite reality television personalities. Although my degree is in public relations, I still studied women designers and labels. Read more>>
I was out one day looking for a product to keep my facial hair moisturized naturally, something without chemicals that would damage my beard and skin. I couldn’t find anything! I saw there was a need in the male grooming industry. I wanted to give men a nature option for grooming. I want to bring simplicity, comfort and confidence to the urban beardsman. I did research on all the natural ingredients form oils to butters that was amazing for hair and skin and came up with our products. So I got busy and after a few weeks and several attempts of making a nice butter, I finally got it where it felt perfect. A few compliments later, I realized a lot of guys are in the market for a natural beard butter, so that’s how this all got started. Read more>>
I’ve been a makeup artist for about seven years now. I enrolled at Beauty Schools of America, where I learned basic makeup aesthetic/applications. One of my instructors there told me MAC Cosmetics had a casting call she knew my passion for makeup and suggested for me to apply I was hesitant at first because I didnt feel I was ready but I did it anyway, I went to the casting call dressed in all black spent almost two hours on my makeup to look like I was ready for the role of a MAC Artist I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect on top of being six months pregnant with my son at that time. It was a two-day hiring process, The first part was a verbal interview and the next day was a makeup demo interview. Read more>>
ADH is completely different today then from how it first began. I would purchase staple pieces at the mall that were near perfect in my mind and then began customizing them by making unique alterations because I had no idea how to create patterns and make clothes from scratch. Eventually, I would try to sneak back stage at any event thrown by Two Dope Bitches (at the time run by Norma and Aja). I began networking and starting up conversations with anyone who I thought would be interested in buying. Eventually I was gifting custom ordered shoes, shirts, bombers, feathered duffle coats and bolo tie hoodies to Robb Bank$, Twelve’len, Trinidad James, Travis Scott, and Atrak hoping for a shout out at best. Some followed through with their promise, most didn’t. Read more>>