Fashion design, styling & photography by Batani-Khalfani
Bold: How did you get started in fashion?
Batani-Khalfani From the age of 4, I wanted to be 5 things: an architect, fashion designer, model, dancer and actress. I am a self-taught fashion designer, I received my first sewing machine from my mother when I was 15-years-old but it wasn’t until I was in college that I really started to pursue designing full-time. I would design for fun and put on fashion shows but it wasn’t until I graduated college that I decided to take it on as a business. In 2012, I launched my online store for ready-to-wear www.theseductionawaits.com. My clothing has been worn by public figures and featured in print and online magazines.
Challenging the traditional roles women are often cast to play, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams has created a revolutionary organization for women worldwide to be a part of. Denise’s organization “Working Moms in 20’s” comes from a unique concept all her own, the idea that women can redefine their position in history and establish themselves as the true leaders that they are to their homes and communities. “Women are the pillars of communities,” asserted Denise, “They are the driving force of success, stability, and growth.” The mission of the organization is to theoretically go back to the 1920’s and to rewrite history, celebrating our racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious differences while making visible the parts of history not often celebrated. Denise’s vision is to go back in time to create a mindset that there are no limitations for women and highlight the unsung female heroes. In addition to being the founder of “Working Mom in 20s” Denise is a mother, wife of Hayden Williams III (her husband Pre-Med Student at University of San Francisco, Healthcare Innovator & Professional), she is a child of God, and like most moms a truly ambitious woman taking on the world.
gorgeous color palette!