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

Hi BILLISHA, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always been a creator. I wanted to share my creations with people.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I absolutely love creating and sharing my creations with the world. I’m thankful when people appreciate the details that go into my work. Maintaining a business while working my career full-time presents it’s challenges, but I’m still hanging on.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, Covid-19 has made things a little different, but I would take my friends to some of the best local, unique restaurants. My husband and I love to brunch at places like FM Kitchen & Bar, Leeland House and Urban Eats. We also love Brenner’s on the Bayou and Rainbow Lodge for their beautiful scenic patios. There are great local shops like Melodrama Boutique, McQueen’s and Shan’s Simply Scents where we could shop.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family has definitely been supportive in my endeavors to start and run my own business.

Website: www.collagejewels.com

Instagram: collage_jewels

Facebook: facebook.com/collagejewels

Image Credits
Photos of the model and myself: Armand Johnson IG: thearmandjohnson www.thearmandjohnson.com

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