a.k.a. Brands Introduces its Platform, which Acquires and Accelerates Growth of Direct-to-Consumer Fashion Brands


a.k.a. Brands (the “Company”; “a.k.a.”) is a value-add platform focused on acquiring and accelerating the growth of next-generation, digitally-native fashion brands targeting Gen Z and Millennial customers. a.k.a. scales founder-led brands and helps them access new geographic markets and customers to grow to their full potential. The current a.k.a. portfolio consists of three brands: Princess Polly, Petal & Pup and Rebdolls, each catering to a unique customer with a curated assortment of on-trend, affordable fashion.

“Today’s consumer gets fashion inspiration from social media and influencers. A new generation of social brands is emerging to cater to every style and audience. But, many of these founder-led brands struggle to scale. That’s where a.k.a. can help,” said Jill Ramsey, CEO of a.k.a. Brands. “With the power of our platform, brands leverage our retail partner relationships, access the expertise of our seasoned management team and proven

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The ‘Beauty Needs Me’ Podcast with Dunni Odumosu & Taleah Griffin Returns Thurs. Feb. 4

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Beauty Needs Me – Dunni Odumosu (left) and Taleah Griffin (right)

*New episodes of iHeart award-nominated “Beauty Needs Me Podcast” will start to air weekly every Thursday as of February 4. Hosted by Taleah Griffin, a previous publicist and writer turned model/actress/host, and Dunni Odumosu, a previous L’Oreal cosmetic chemist and now global biopharma professional, these 2 ladies have phenomenal much-needed voices in beauty. 

The podcast has previously featured discussions with brand founders like Urban SkinRx’s Rachel Roff, industry folk like Emmy winning hairstylist, Angela Styles and Dove’s Herman Riley, and the science behind the products we love (and need) to use and more!

“Beauty Needs Me,” hosted by two millennial women and self-proclaimed “lazy beauty girls,” seeks to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity in the beauty realm by amplifying the voices of Black women and other women of color. By combining their unique perspectives

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Hailey Bieber says pilates keeps her mentally and physically fit

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As one of the most in-demand supermodels of her generation, having appeared on countless magazine covers and fashion campaigns, Hailey Bieber‘s image is important. But, being in the limelight, so is her mental health. And recently, the 24-year-old has spoken about how fitness has become a haven for both.

Speaking to Women’s Health UK’s Going for Goal podcast, the model revealed that she is in the best shape of her life – and shared her secret.

“Exercise keeps my mind and my body really healthy,” she says. “I used to be a ballet dancer so Pilates for me gets my body personally in the best shape, because it’s very elongating.”

The model continued, saying: “A lot of the movements in Pilates are very similar to dance and I think that’s why I identify with and like it so much,” and added that the method has

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