Two boss friends put their talents together to create something fresh and fun for the holidays!
Entrepreneurs and friends Paris Chanel and Andrea Everett have launched Nine Oh! Onderland, an event that makes for the perfect girls night out while giving back to our community during the holiday season.
Paris Chanel is a boss lady in every sense of the word and has been making it known for years, not only in Memphis, but on social media as well. Her many hats include Youtube Influencer with over 30,000 subscribers, curator of her own clothing line called “The PC Collection”, and the queen of brunch as the founder of “Let it Go Balloon Brunch” that has had success in Memphis and other major cities like Atlanta and Houston.
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Today I feel so blessed and I’m still overwhelmed from all of the love and support poured in to the 2nd annual @letitgoballoonbrunch ! It has truly been a blessing to watch my vision manifest in to a movement beyond measure. I want to thank my amazing vendors, every attendee who purchased a ticket, my amazing panelist @londonlamartn , @thecarlissashaw , and @victoriaeyoung ! Food was superb @kitchengurucateringco and kudos to @applesaucebartending for the amazing service and mimosas. Nakeisha & Patricia @petalsstudio_ thank you so much for helping as always! I don’t know a better volunteer crew – I can’t wait to get home and do something special because y’all ROCKED!! @kenieceee & @itsteatimewithtori THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see where we go next – Nashville, what’s good ?
“When I started doing the events, I wanted to provide a safe haven for women to get together to openly discuss issues without feeling ashamed or just to encourage them,” Paris said. “When I started doing it, there weren’t a lot of women empowerment events going on and I’m glad to be a Memphian and a pioneer. I don’t think people realize how important it is for us to have those relationships with other women.”
Paris’s events are always glammed to the gods, lots of fun, and life-changing for so many women. Nine Oh! Onederland will be no different!
Andrea Everett is also a boss lady in her own right. This vintage glamour girl has her own line of clothing, Denim by LLA, that has blossomed into a unique line made for women with curves who love vintage 80s/90s statement pieces. What was once just her making shorts for her college friends generated to other black women wearing her clothes and she started Denim by LLA to fill the need she saw in the fashion community.
“We have to support one another because we don’t get that support from everyone else,” Andrea said. “One thing I can say is me and my friend have never been competitive. We really just want to push the movement of unity and girl bosses. We’re chasing our dreams and living life on our own terms.”
Nine Oh! Onederland is sure to be a holiday dream and a lot of good will come out of it.
“Basically it’s a holiday girls night out! What girl doesn’t like to go shopping? That’s where you’ll have your vendors and they’ll be able to pick up some Christmas gifts,” Paris said. “We’re going to have Merri-Mimosas and food catered through Kitchen Guru. We’ll have giveaways, a hot cocoa station, and a s’mores station. It’s just a good time. Memphis is thriving and growing and it’s really important to have cool and innovative events into Memphis so that people can really appreciate the city.”
In addition to the festivities, the toys donated by the attendees will be given to little brown girls this Christmas season. Andrea explains why being intentional with giving back is so important.
“It sets the foundation for the younger generation and we can even be an example for the older generation,” Andrea said. “Even in pop culture you see women uniting. We’ve been pushed to the side and under appreciated so we really have to love on one another as hard as we can because we really are our own force together.”