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Born a military brat , EbonÃ© Smiley has lived in California, Belgium, Germany and Virginia.Â Today she calls Atlanta, GA home but looks forward to filling her passport with stamps!
A bookworm by nature, EbonÃ©’s love of clothing, fashion and shopping were nurtured by her mother, an accomplished seamstress and more than 5 years working in retail sales. EbonÃ© holds a degree in fashion merchandising and public relations from the University of Georgia’s College of Family & Consumer Sciences.
As a student, EbonÃ©Â worked hard to stretch her budget and always loved finding pieces to expand her wardrobe for less. After college, she continued to perfect her method and has helped friends and family to do the same. It wasn’t until 2008 when a business colleague’s wife asked EbonÃ© to help her plan outfits for an upcoming trip, that she thought to turn her skill into a business. Those two hours spent styling from her wardrobe were so much fun–It didn’t feel like work!
In January 2011, EbonÃ© launched her business with Stella & Dot, a boutique line of jewelry, handbags and accessories for women. She enjoys working one-on-one with personal styling clients and at in-home pop-up shops and looks forward to helping other women and a few good men with her styling, wardrobing and shopping services! Â Find Ebone atÂ stelladot.com/thesmileyeffect.