#begreatHER



F I F T N 16

#begreatHER is about loving, encouraging, and supporting women in discovering or living our her purpose. The slogan actually came from a close friend/extended family member who sends me the most uplifting texts— he ends every message with #begreatHER. After each text my heart was full because I felt valued, respected, and encouraged in being a woman...that it meant something amazing to be a woman living out my own dreams. I wanted to share a similar experience and “pay it forward” (so to speak) with other women in hopes they would feel JUST as loved as I have. That’s how I started making clothes with that slogan — the message calls us higher as women, but is soaked in love and value.

J E S S I C A @jessrtucker

I am Jessica Tucker and I believe my purpose in life is to incite hope and love into everything I do. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that we, as humans, need connection... authentic connection. Fashion and creativity is an organic way to connect with people and create a space for encouragement — I think that is my favorite part of having a brand. My heart, and the heart of the brand, believes that giving love and inciting hope is a way to help people see how fire they are and how their gifts are needed in this world.


Q + A with 5 of our models:

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16?

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

B R I A N N A @bri_cuteness

cuban + american / 18

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

A very inspiring women in my life is my mom. She is one of the strongest female figures I know. She has taught me that no matter what is in my way I can still work hard and achieve my dreams. Whether it be a bad relationship or just a bump in the road. I can always push through because women are the back bone to society and without them there would be no one.

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16?

What I love about the brand FIFTN16 is that they are here to show that women can be strong and that we can accomplish whatever we put our mind to. In my case I aspire to model and because of this brand I am off to a great start. I can be confident in my own skin but most importantly, I can be greatHER.

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

My dream in life is to be a successful model as well as a makeup artist and hair stylist. I want to make women feel confident and comfortable...to show them that no matter what you are going through they are still beautiful. You are you and that’s the best person you can be. I am currently an aspiring model. I also work at a hair salon making women beautiful day in and day out and loving what I do has made me see the world in a different perspective. I am motivated to show that women are beautiful no matter their circumstances.

S I M O N E @___royalbeauty

bahamian + jamaican / 26

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

Keyshia Kaior! Why? Because She’s self made! Keyshia went to college for nursing and felt like it wasn’t her thing so she decided to become an entrepreneur! She has a makeup line hair line and fitness line! And honey, she’s RICH and living her best life with her husband (Gucci).

If that doesn’t inspire you I don’t know what will. Also her fashion and style sense is to die for...

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16?

I love that the brand is empowering to women and embraces our cute and sexy side!

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

I am a makeup artist and license esthetician. My dream is to open up a chain of beauty bars where any and everyone feels like royalty.

S H A N N O N @shannonhkim

south korean / 27

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

My mama, hands down. She was the type of person who gave up her dreams and aspirations for the sake of caring for those she loved and bringing out the best in them no matter what that looked like. She was a selfless soul who you could always count on to be standing in your corner of the ring.

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16?

I love FIFTN16 because it allows women to be free and feel damn good about it. It’s a brand that celebrates females for all the things that other brands might make us feel bad about. It brings out the best in us ladies just like my mama did with me.

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

I am originally from Maryland and I grew up near DC but went to school in Baltimore. (DMV WADDUP!) I’m a little like Alice stumbling through this wonderland we call life. Each step can take me somewhere completely different and unexpected but I’m making the most of every bit. I currently work in I.T. but am itching to get to Tennessee! My ultimate dream would be to travel to Nashville and join the music scene there somehow. I think country music needs some Asian persuasion!

A M A N D A @itskiddoai

argentinean + norwegian/eastern european / 21

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

My mom, she’s always been a firm believer in God and her own morals. She never melts under pressure and has always been the rock in my life holding me accountable. She is the strongest woman I know.

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16?

I love that it’s a brand that empowers women and isn’t afraid to do it.

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

My name is kiddo AI , I’m a singer songwriter from Miami Fl, my passion is music and I plan on releasing my EP this year . My dream is that my career exceeds my own expectations and people support not only my projects, but supports a female trying to make it in a man’s world.

A N G E L @angelmiri_

puerto rican and african-american / 22

Name a female that encourages and empowers you and why...

HER is the woman that empowers and encourages me. The woman that wakes up every morning wanting to have her head on straight and kick the negative vibes to the curb. Women storming through the obstacles of life, ice cream, wine, and rom com one night and a suit paired with a briefcase the very next morning inspired my drive.

What do you love about the brand FIFTN16? The fact that FIFTN16 is rooted in Christianity is awesome. Its great to spread the life that God has planned for us. It also empowers women in a way that is outside of the over-sexualized norm. FIFTN16 makes a woman feel respectable and royal.

What’s your dream? Who are you and what are you doing?

My dream is to impact our society in a way that instills discretion and understanding. I truly believe our society needs to think about the reasons behind each other's actions rather than being so quick to judge the actions alone. As a curator of @thepulpit.life, I believe that God is using me as the glue of the globe to stick this broken society back together. All praise to the most High!


CHALLENGE: Be inspired and empowered through your own story and dream. Think about the H E R (s) in your life -- your mom? best friend? sister? teacher? It's important that we pay it forward, and use who we are to make the world a better place. As cliché as it sounds, that's what A + A believes and we are here as H E R (s) to inspire you and empower you to be your best self. We hope you enjoyed this #brandcollab and you can cop these looks now at FIFTN16. Oh (!) and don't forget, W E want to see Y O U, so be sure to use the hashtag #andieandaj to show us how you style on the daily.

Shop wiser. Dress smarter. See beauty in diversity!

Till next week,

Andie & AJ

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