We had the good fortune of connecting with Natasha Skinner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natasha, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
Through Expressions of Vernee, I get to share my sunshine in a dreary world. I am sharing my quotes of motivation, creating content that will boost non-profit organizations and businesses’ visibility while launching retail products that will encourage and inspire others. Creating and curating content, crafting empowering quotes, and helping others market themselves in their best light brings me delight.
What should our readers know about your business?
Expressions of Vernee is a retail and consulting business that markets business and non-profit organizations in their best light. The business was started after creating content and posts for businesses and organizations for an extended period. My natural disposition leans toward creative endeavor, so instead of keeping ideas for myself, I now have the honor of sharing them with businesses and organizations in need of vision for their mission. I am always learning new ways to craft content while marketing myself and others. There have been challenges, namely with getting people afraid or uniformed of social media visibility to step outside of their comfort zone. However, I use my unique joie de vivre and unshakeable demeanor to reassure them their product is quality and consumers can only support what they can see. With a background in modeling, I’ve learned to conceptualize original thought in meaningful ways and post to that ideal, allowing consumers to align with brands organically.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love this question because I currently spend my time in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina though my home will always be Atlanta. If my best friend came to visit, I would take them to Crab Tree Mall to shop, catch yoga in the park in the evening with Nova Retreats, hit Boricua Soul for empanadas and soul food, or catch my favorite Jamaican food truck, Ama’Gees, for drinks and tapas. Another must-try is Oro Restaurant and Lounge. If my friends from RDU came to visit me in Atlanta, I would take them to Atlanta Breakfast Club for breakfast, stop by Oli Toni to shop, catch a pop-up shop with Beyond Core Beauty, catch another pop-up shop with My Milk and Money, stop by the shops at Buckhead to shop more, and then head over to Frost Bistro for food and drinks. If they were in the mood for a good vegan burger, we’d stop at Slutty Vegan. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have so many people I can credit my success, but today, I want to spotlight the love and support received from my father, Vernon Skinner; it has been unmatched. I am thankful for the father-daughter relationship I have with him; at times, he’s more friend than father. Originally from Georgia, I’ve lived in Nashville and moved to North Carolina for expanded opportunities. No matter where I resided, he always had time to share a drink over dinner and lend an ear to my frustrations. He is always the first person to buy anything I’m selling, the first person to tell me what I need to hear when I need to hear it.
Hairstylist: @chosephinebaker Makeup artists: @chosephinebaker @slaythecakeway Wardrobe: @prettiladyboutique Photographers: @dominikii316 @sundemarieimagery