Spring 2022, Riche' performed a nation-wide search for the most influential, on-trend, naturally beautiful and multi-talented women of all ages and sizes. Our sights landed on successful Entrepreneurs, Performers, Vocalists, Actors, Producers and Recording Artists, Akia Uwanda, Sharonda Granberry, Kimberly Stuart-Tripp, Sidney Nicole Rogers, and Akai Marje! We are pleased to present The Riche' Boutique Models for 2022 and Beyond!
MEET SUPERMODEL, AKIA UWANDA
Akia Uwanda wears several hats in the entertainment industry. She is a singer, actress, model, TV/music producer, creative director, event producer, entrepreneur and internet radio host from Jacksonville, Florida. As model, she has accomplished many goals, from being the Creative Director of a collegiate modeling troupe for several years to cat walking across runways Nationally and International for many designers, corporate companies and organizations. Akia won the 2001 International Model of the Year with Black Sophisticates magazine and Linden Day Publishing and later owned a multicultural modeling and talent management agency.
MEET SUPERMODEL, SHARONDA GRANBERRY
Sharonda Grandberry is a Plus Size Fashion firebrand with a fresh paradigm shift who’s defining beauty and success on her own terms. She strongly believes in advocating for women, particularly mothers, to breathe passion, confidence, and sophistication into their everyday looks and lives. Sharonda loves all things pertaining to fashion and style.
With years of personal development and military experience in the United States Army at the helm, the Alabama-native’s motivation for lending her purpose to women all over the globe is based on the United States Army acronym LDRSHIP: loyalty, duty, respect, service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Sharonda is committed to the empowerment of women and Phun Phunky Phasion styles.
Sharonda began her fashion journey in Full Figure modeling/influencing. She’s modeled in Cuba, Atlanta, North Carolina, New York, Florida, Germany and Jamaica. She quickly gained traction in the Full Figured industry, some of her notable accomplishments include: 2016, Curvy and Fabulous model by RHOA star Cynthia Bailey, 2017 Miss Black Alabama, 2018 top eight Finding Ashley contest, presented by fashion retailer Ashley Stewart, 2019 Face of Queen Size Magazine, September 2019 issue of In Style Magazine for “Fashion Week at Every Size”.
Also, in 2019 Sharonda decided to solidify her passion in the fashion world, thus PINK THRONE STYLES, LLC was formulated. Pink Throne Styles is a full-service image consulting agency. Styling services consisting of everyday looks, after 5 attire, vacation, special occasions, or an all-out glam experience. Sharonda believes her fashion sense is a “gift” from God which cannot go wasted. Sharonda has created numerous trend-setting styles. She has styled several Full-Figured women for magazines in which they’ve been published. Sharonda’s continual work is driven by passion to connect women with the wisdom and tools needed to unlock their unlimited potential, love themselves unconditionally, and live their very best lives.
Sharonda is excited about completely venturing into what she has ALWAYS aimed for, since the beginning, fashion styling is the true heart of Sharonda Grandberry. Fashion, in her opinion, is art. We are all empty canvas waiting to be painted with the right outfit. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower woman through fashion. Sharonda wants to create a one on one fashion experience for Full Figured women causing them to love and embrace everything about themselves.
Sharonda is currently booking new clients for styling services. She can’t wait to see you excel as the Queen you are on your throne.
She can be found on the following social media platforms:
MEET SUPERMODEL, KIMBERLY STUART TRIPP
Light and Love. I’m Kimberly Stuart, but my friends call me “K-Stu”. I entered the modeling industry late in life. I was always an actress, engaging in both television commercials, guest star roles, and hosting red-carpet events. It was not until my husband got me to lose a few pounds, that I became interested in lifestyle print modeling. I lost a few pounds, and applied to a modeling agency, and what do you know, I got representation. Lifestyle modeling is a whole different animal then runway. Lifestyle/Print modeling is like seeing attractive, and healthy everyday people in commercials or print ads, not super tall or super thin, like the old days. I have been modeling for almost seven years, and I absolutely love it. I represent women in their late forties and fifties, specifically active, fit, and healthy women.
MEET SUPERMODEL, SIDNEY NICOLE ROGERS
Sidney Nicole Rogers has been engulfed into acting since the age of four. Since then, Rogers has been featured in numerous stage plays, films, and commercials. In February 2017, Sidney Nicole Rogers received her Bachelors Of Fine Arts degree in acting from the American Musical And Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California. Sidney focuses her time on acting, writing, and producing her own original content. Stay updated via Rogers' social media accounts (@sidneynicolerogers) and keep a look out for her newest television and film appearances.
MEET SUPERMODEL, AKAI MARJE
Akai Marje is a 20 year old model and singer. She is featured in interviews with Voyage Miami and Voyage Atlanta’s online magazine, was the centerfold artist for Void Magazine’s 2019 Art and Music issue and now has her first cover and 8-page spread with Jacksonville Magazine! and appears on murals in various cities throughout the U. S. She can now be seen and heard, providing some the sultriest sets on Atlanta's music scene.