From the large city of Witchita in south-central Kansas rests the passionate and humble Jacque Amadi. She is the owner of the quirky and classy growing online fashion boutique Shop Lioness.
Growing up Amadi often sold things to classmates however she had no idea she would eventually immerse herself in the shoes of a working college student and businesswomen.
Initially what began in late 2012 as a way to earn extra money throughout her undergraduate years at University of Kansas, the upcoming business owner now has a working desire to inspire young African-American women.
I want to be able to hire other people of color. I want to find a way to give back and do something meaningful, not just sell clothes,” Amadi states.
When asked who inspired her she noted Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers as one of the women she hopes to become.
The rising young entrepreneur also had the pleasure of being featured in Fashion Bomb Daily which is one of her favorite daily fashion resources. Amadi also admires Necole Kane of the notable celebrity gossip site Necole Bitchie.
I admire the way they started from nothing and used the Internet to get started,” she explains.
Although she has a few to look up to, Amadi, herself, with all her dedication and endeavors with her business, makes her a true inspiration for many women and she has impeccable style.
“I would describe my style as random, one day I can wear black lipstick, the next day I’ll be dressed like a cupcake,” she said laughing.
Amadi is definitely one to look out for. She seeks to break the barriers of the typical urban clothing sites ran by other young entrepreneurs and create a professional yet fun boutique that will not only attract young women, but all business women.
When asked what’s next for Shop Lioness, she dished, “Hire more people, reach more people, and sell more clothes!”
Amadi is on fire and only plans to continue moving forward. We believe her great fascination and sound of desire will be a groundbreaking force for all her pursuits and her classy-indie fashion company.
By Fatimah Foster
Photo courtesy of Jaque Amadi