Category Archives: Ayanna Listenbee Collection

Available for PreOrder :: Cheetah Day Date Zip Pouch

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Hey guys, wanted to let you know that this little beauty is available for pre-order. The first shipment will be shipping out to this Tuesday. Visit www.ayannalistenbee.com to purchase or email me @ [email protected] and I will send you a Paypal invoice to secure your pouch in this first shipment!

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City Flair Fur Keychains: New Colors in Stock!

New City Flair Fur Keychain/bag charms just in!

New City Flair Fur Keychain/bag charms just in!

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New limited edition colors of the City Flair Fur Keychain have just been added to the online shop today! Click here to grab one of your very own! Next week I’ll be sharing how great these soft beauties are for adding a pop of color or texture to an existing outfit. In the meantime, Have a fabulous week!

xoxo,

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Working . . .

Work in progress . . .

Work in progress . . .

Hey guys, Happy Tuesday! It’s been a little rocky establishing a solid work schedule at the studio. I took much needed time off during the holidays, but the kiddies came down with the flu towards the end so they’ve been sick at home for the past 2 days. Luckily, I can adjust my schedule, and work from home when need be, but it definitely makes it harder to establish open hours for the boutique. So I want to take a minute to say Thank You to all my customers for bearing with me as the open hours schedule adjusts.  I am working on some fun new items and can’t wait to get them in the shop for you. Meanwhile, you can always shop online or via instagram and I can email your invoice. Thank God for the mobile offices of today!!

xoxo,
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Photo Recap:: ALC Design Studios 1st Holiday Pop Up!

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Hey guys! This past Saturday was our first in-studio event and we had a blast! Over 30 of you showed up to support our very first Pop Up and it was so great to meet many of you in person for the first time! I can’t tell you how great it feels to meet the people in real life, that I spend so much time thinking about, designing and creating for in my head!! Lol. Anyway, the day was filled with light hors d’oeuvres, coffee, Christmas music and lots of laughter. Thank you to everyone who came out and for those who couldn’t make it, I look forward to seeing you at our next one! Catch the photo recap below . . . xx

Blessings!
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Join Me @ the Studio for our Holiday Celebration on December 3rd!

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Hi guys! Wanted to pop in and tell you about the holiday mixer that I am taking part in at the studio! It’s happening December 3rd from 12 noon -5pm. The shop above me is called Classie Nailcare Salon and together we are putting on a holiday celebration and would love for you to join us! There will be new styles and holiday gifts to shop as well as a great mani/pedi/facial package for you to take advantage of. There will even be gift certificates available, as well as hors d’oeuvres + dessert! R.S.V.P. by November 30th to [email protected] Looking forward to seeing you there!

xx,
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New Styles on Deck!

New samples have arrived in the studio!

Hey guys! I’ve created a few new styles for Holiday that I am excited to share with you. They are being added to the shop this week!  In the meantime, I am gearing up for my trip to San Francisco this weekend, where Lori and I will be GATHERING with a few amazing small business owners to support, encourage and discuss issues related to our businesses. If you are interested in joining us, we’d love to have you. Email your RSVP to [email protected] and we’ll send you over the deets! In the meantime, Have a fabulous Wednesday!!

xo,
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Limited Edition Bee Keyper Fringe Keychains Available Now!

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Look Who’s Home! . . .

The Bee Keypers are here! These limited edition beauties are now available in the shop. Eight inches of fringy goodness can be yours today! And, to kick off the launch you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY! No code necessary. Click here to grab yours now! Your keys will thank you!

Have a fabulous weekend!

xx
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Bee Keyper Fringe Key Chain -Coming Soon!

You'll never have problems finding your keys again . . .

8 inches of fringed fun . . . your keys will thank you! . . .

It's all in the details . . .

It’s all in the details . . .

Hey guys, I’m excited to share that I’ll be adding our new Limited Edition “Bee Keyper” Fringe keychains to the shop on Friday. I love how substantial the fringe is. I’ve have had this design in my back pocket for a while, and now they are finally here! Not your average keychain, these babies are 8 inches long, made of soft 100% cowhide, boasting a chunky metal cap and 1″ ring to load your keys onto. Available in 3 colors: Granny Smith, Metallic Orange + Gunmetal. The Bee Keyper is an instant style upgrade for a daily essential! UPDATE:: Available at ayannalistenbeecollection.com now!!

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I was Featured on The Phoenix Rising Collective!

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Hey Friends! Last month I was interviewed by the lovely Ayanna Jordan, founder and empowerment coach of The Phoenix Rising Collective, for the “She Makes it Beautiful” series. “She Makes it Beautiful” is a professional development series that features women entrepreneurs who share how they started their own businesses. For those of you who are not yet familiar with The Phoenix Rising Collective, you will definitely want to check out this empowering website! PRC creates coaching seminars and training that supports women’s professional growth in leadership, entrepreneurship, and passion-filled work. Ayanna and I connected via social media and bonded over the fact that we share the same name, spelled the same way :) . It was a true honor to be interviewed by The Phoenix Rising Collective. Through her work, Ayanna provides women-centered workshops that help transform the lives of participants by focusing on putting self love into action. She even provides free bonus worksheets developed from each interviewee’s interview to help you get your dreams off the ground. (click here to get the worksheets from my interview). Her life’s work could not be more in line with my philosophy and desire to encourage women to believe they can, and to strive to create the lives they want to live. Here is a snippet of the interview below:

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This SMIB interview is with luxury handbag designer and artist, Ayanna Listenbee, owner of Ayanna Listenbee Collection and creator of The Lookbook Philosophy.

Ayanna is definitely a creative force to be reckoned with – a determined business woman with impeccable style and a strong will to fulfill her God-given purpose; it’s awe-inspiring. I hadn’t met her before this interview, but social media can most certainly be a positive space for connecting with like-minded women on a mission to do great things in the world through passion-filled work. This is most certainly the case with Ayanna, so by the time we finished the interview (which felt more like two friends catching up after a long hiatus) we both agreed that we should have been having our conversation over coffee…even though we live miles apart!

She most certainly embodies the meaning of her name, Beautiful Flower, and as you can see from her handbags, she’s an entrepreneur that creates from a soulful place that is in full bloom.

What sparked your interest to become a designer? How did you know this was the avenue you wanted to take?

I’ve always drawn. I’ve always made things and was creative as child. It was encouraged a lot by my father who painted sometimes in his spare time. He eventually became an art dealer. I never thought about pursuing it as a career. I never took it seriously as an option because I didn’t think it was something that could sustain me financially. You know, the funny thing is when I look back I never heard that from my parents; it was just something that I picked up along the way that if you’re in the arts you’re not going to make money. You’re going to be struggling. I can’t say that it’s been dollars falling from the sky since I started, but I went away to school and had many majors. I was a ballet major at one point – which didn’t last very long. I was also a graphic design major, communications, and then long story short, I ended up as an English major. I was about to graduate with a semester left and I thought, “This is not what I want to do. I’m not happy.”

Click here to read the full interview . . . and check out the PRC website. There are interviews from some amazing women that are sure to inspire you in your journey, complete with free bonus worksheets to use as a personal toolkit to help you push your dreams into reality. Enjoy!

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