We had the good fortune of connecting with Kanessa Murphy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kanessa, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success in my brand is determination.

Me taking all of my imagination and putting it onto paper and then taking it from paper and bringing it to life.

I look at those around me who have already become successful and that is what keeps me thriving and staying determined to shoot for the stars.

If I don’t believe in myself then who will ? you know ?

When I am feeling discouraged I always Think about where I started and where I am today and that normally gets me back to where I left off. Pit stops are okay as long as I don’t quit. I didn’t come this far for nothing.


Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets me apart from other brands is my passion that I have to normalize black luxury for women and men.

I manifest everything in my life. What got me to where I am was me speaking everything into existence and also becoming proactive.

The life I knew I wanted to live was going to require me to look the part and walk as if I already had everything I desired.

It wasn’t easy in the beginning because I didn’t have the positive energy around me at first. It wasn’t until I changed my environment that things would come to fruition.

I’ve learned along the way to know that if you want it, you can get it. I tell myself everyday “I want it, I’ve got it”. I want the world to know that every black and brown person that God out on this earth is worthy of the luxury and worthy of what they truly desire. Let no one tell you that you are not.


If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a big fan of rooftop venues in fine dining and would definitely take anyone but I love Eddie V’s for the most delicious fillet.

They have the most delicious drinks and the finish experience is top tier.

There are so many hookah lounges here in the city that I wouldn’t know which one I’d recommend. I would say let’s go to them ALL!


Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank first and foremost God. I want to shout out me friend Sahhar for highlighting me with this opportunity to speak with you guys.

I would also like to think of my favorite person in the world and cousin Alvonna Blakney for being my life coach at times where I wanted to give up on everything. She has been the glue to keep my puzzle pieces together each and every time there has been an obstacle that I have ever faced.

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of my supporters because without them Plush Beauty and Company Would never earth be what it is today.

Website: www.plushbeautyandco.com

Instagram: @Theplushceo

Facebook: Lola Love

Image Credits
Devin McAllister

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