LaKesha Phillips

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Hi Perlu-ians, LaKesha here - pleasure to meet you!

AS A CAMPAIGN WHISPERER

My goal is not only to service amazing talent & exceptional brands, but to marry this power couple to meaningful work! A true multi-hyphenate, I thrive in collaborative team environemnts where brand partnerships, content strategy, creative copy, and all things influencer marketing are taking flight.

THE MAGIC IN MY MANAGEMENT?

I lead with empathy. Second only to an affinity for creative marketing is my advocacy for mental wealth, emotional health and the normalization of self-care in all ecosystems. Ever-working to curate sacred spaces of connection, scholarship, wellness and growth, I breathe life more intentionally into projects where the product, messaging and/or service makes a positive impact on the world.

BRANDS / CAMPAIGNS I'VE MANAGED:

  • PayPal
  • Square
  • Sephora
  • Pure Leaf
  • Brooklinen
  • Nordstrom
  • Pottery Barn
  • Vanity Planet
  • Matel / Fisher Price
  • AND MORE!

OTHER PASSION PROJECTS:

My ability to conceive, organize & execute a vision is evident through my entrepreneurial work as CEO & Founder of:

  1. Bella Perri, a mommy-daughter collaboration with my daughter all about promoting awareness & ending the stigmas associated with mental illness, therapy/counseling, medication, mindfulness & other holistic approaches to treatment; and

  2. MentaliTeez, a conscious collaboration of graphic tees all about the promotion & awareness of mental health.

Location Lexington, SC
Country United States of America
Member Since JANUARY 06, 2022
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❤My self-care Sunday with sisters from other misters, coverers from other mothers - & what a beautiful vibe it was! Thank you #BrunchWithEden #EdenBodyWorks

🖤 D Y I N G • T O • L I V E More than our beloved Black Panther, @chadwickboseman was a real life example of how: 1. You never know the bags people are carrying, even when it looks like their hands are free. Be kind to everyone. 2. Bravery is a verb... it requires intentional action🎬 & courageous movement. 3. Perseverance in the face of fear is where you will discover your greatest purpose & highest self. 4. Character is a choice. Choose wisely. 5. People may not always remember what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. 6. Representation matters, & no matter what "they" say or do, your BLACK IS always BEAUTIFUL. 7. Your attitude determines your altitude... not your condition or circumstance. 8. Mindset can take you far or hold you back. Free your mind & the rest will follow. 9. Do what you love, love what you do, but most importantly, do love. 10. Heavy is the head that wears the crown... but also - Keep your head up! #ChadwickBoseman #OurBeloved #BlackPanther #RestInPower #LongLiveTheKing #WakandaForever #SuperHerosNeverDie #MarvelStudios #RepresentationMatters #BlackExcellence #BlackRoyalty #BlackIsBeautiful #CancerSucks #EffCancer #LiveLikeYoureDying #DoItNow #FaithOverFear #KeepGoing But also... #Heartbroken #ItsOkayNotToBeOkay #MentalHealthMatters #BlackMentalHealthMatters #SelfCareMatters #GriefIsReal #HealingIsAProcess #RespectTheProcess #Feel #Breathe #BeStillAndKnow

B(L)ACK • TO • CENTER . She doesn't know it but she fills all of my available time slots... . thoughts of her occupy permanent corners in my headspace like loyal, well-mannered, good-paying tenants who've seen it all yet refuse to leave because, the neighborhood... . she has no idea that in moments when nothing seems capable of moving me, she spins my world with her bare hands, recalibrating my axis to center, around & around I twirl until I remember who I be. . She is me. I am she. . . #MyDaughterMyFriend #Photos #Memories #InBlackAndWhite #JustBecause #IsntSheLovely #BeautyIsHerName #BlackParty #Juneteenth #Juneteenth2020 #JuneteenthCelebration #Freedom #Equality #BlackPride #BackToBlack #MyBlackIsBeautiful . #selflove #selfcare #selfpride #selfesteem #mentalhealth #mentalwealth #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthadvocacy #mentalhealthmatters #thewoundedhealer #storyofmylife

CLOSING ❌ OUR ❌ DOORS . ...but not our hearts❤ . The wake of our current global crisis has brought about so much change, uncertainty, & loss. The impact that this climate shift is having on all of us is far-reaching... and the domino effect that has trickled down to small businesses is no secret. Sadly, my beloved Part & Parcel is no exception and will be closing, effective May 1, 2020.💙 . As a result, all items on the @partandparcelhq site are just $7 - and you can now snag those AMAZING BOOTS👢for just $25. Should you decide to place an order, please remember to list my name Lakesha Phillips when you checkout as your referring partner. We are still able to make commissions until May 1st.💚 . To quote my dear friend & P&P colleague, Akilah Biederman, "this company and the women that shape it, have had such a massive and lasting impact on my life. I have grown so much in the short amount of time that we were able to be together."💛 . @lauren.b.jonas ...The work you are doing for the plus-size community is so important. Thank you for the opportunity to reach new heights & discover all of my hidden potential.🖤 . I am forever grateful to you @katieiswinnen ...you are still my TWWWCML! If you have done nothing else with your crazy beautiful one & only LIFE, you have changed the trajectory of mine!!💜 . My dearest @ogakilahandthebee • @krista_cm07 • @sharita.mfkn.napper • @curv_ology • @youmeandfashion • @kathrynhack • @alacodeblog • @christicobos • @stylemenadia • @theladyrey • @katstroudofficial & all my P&P community sisters, it's been such a WILD, AMAZING journey, and I can't wait to see you dance... I hope you dance!🤎 . -->SWIPE to see some FUN outtakes from all the #GoodTimes we shared. I did 3 TAKES myself🤣🤣🤣 cause, nerves😫😩 let me know which one you like most!

N O T E • T O • S E L F . "Be GENTLE with yourself k. You had a rough year, your whole LIFE changed, and you are experiencing things you have never experienced before... . It's ok to FEEL, it's ok to cry, it's ok to be upset... Allow yourself to process and to feel all that you NEED..." . #StupidAnxiety #StupidDepression . "But through all of that be GRATEFUL... . You're breathing...right? Your HEART is beating. That's a win. A big win... . See the GOOD in all things. Cherish the smallest of things, the smallest of victories... . Remember nothing grows out of fear but more FEAR... . 🖤Grow in LOVE babygirl... . 🌻Let the flowers remind you why RAIN is so necessary." Then allow the necessary to occur. . Oh, and one last thing...YOU ARE AMAZING! #RememberThat . ✒Beautifully Penned Quote in Caption: @kamailexo . 📷Photo: @bookishbrowngirls . . #EffWhatYouHeard #YouAreAmazing #GirlYouGotThis #YoureABadAss #HumilityIsBeautiful #ConfidenceIsPower #SelfLoveIsKey #YouDeserveTheWorld #TheWorldIsYours #GoBeGreat #YoureAmazing . . #selflove #selfcare #selfawareness #selfesteem #mentalhealth #mentalwealth #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthadvocacy #thewoundedhealer #storyofmylife

M O D E L • B E H A V I O R . When you can’t find the representation you’re looking for from others, you create it yourself! And that’s exactly what #PartAndParcel is doing. AGAIN . Never mind The Agency just launched 2 days ago, but Part & Parcel Talent is #NowAcceptingApplications for models [women over the age of 18 and above a size 14]. . WANT TO BECOME A MODEL & represent beauty at your size!? No experience is required, just: . 👗Head over to @partandparcelhq 🖱Click the link in the bio ✏Fill out a short form & submit 4 photos . That's it! Done & done! And did I mention?... . THERE ARE 2 OTHER WAYS TO THRIVE WITH PART & PARCEL 1) Shop plus apparel & wide footwear that fits - finally! 2) Share your brand favorites & earn flexible income as a Partner! . We’re on the path to a world where plus thrives - Come on & join us!! . . ⁣⁣#ModelBehavior #BecomeAModel #OpenCastingCall #PartAndParcelTalent #PlusSizeModel #PlusSizeFashion #PlusSizeModels #PlusSizeFashions #CurvyModel #CurvyFashion #CurvyModels #CurvyFashions . #PartAndParcelPartner #BodyPositivity #BodyConfidence #DreamTeam⁣⁣ #GirlGang #PlusToPlus #PlusToPlusFashion #PlusToPlusCommunity #PartAndParcelRocks #AWorldWherePlusThrives

G R O W • B E L L A • G R O W . I. Am. So. Uncomfortable. I could SCREAM! . Truly. I feel completely out of my element. . The buzz that comes with being in the spotlight feels so overwhelmingly foreign it hurts. I'm more at home playing in the background ..blending into the backdrop. . I hear a familiar song when I'm the supportive cast ...can recite all the words to being of service ...hum every melody to performing behind the scenes. . But alas! I'm no longer being permitted to play it small. My ancestors have called me out, into the open, into the light, where EVERYTHING can be exposed, examined, & equipped for greatness. . But don't cry for me, Argentina! Every awkward experience, every unnerving jagged edge, I asked for it. . I called it by name & regulated my heartbeat to match its vibration. I removed people & things that interfered with that frequency. . I hold myself accountable for all spaces I find myself in moving forward. And I'm uncomfortably comfortable with all-a-dat! . . #GrowthMindset🌱 #MentalGrowth #GrowingPain #SpiritualMaturity #Evolve #Evolution #LevelUp #GrowthHappens #ShiftHappens #DiscomfortZone #DiscomfortIsGrowth #UncomfortablyComfortable . #mentalhealthlove #selflove #selfcare #selfawareness #selfesteem #mentalhealth #mentalwealth #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthadvocacy

Sometimes...it's hard to see yourself as you truly are. Confessional case in point: When I first saw my photos, I was mortified😣 As someone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the mirror, I was obviously delusional about my #reflection & harboring some very unrealistic expectations about how this would all turn out - - Building a business [or 2] via social media mediums, I spend a lot of time perusing some amazing IG pages • full of beautiful women • in beautiful places • striking beautiful poses • adorning beautiful garments - exuding, well, beauty. I must have thought those imagined attributes would somehow #MagicallyAppear in my photos because boy, was I surprised to see - ME... All the heartbreak I've experienced the past few months, the symptoms of depression, the lack of sleep, the financial woes, the anxiety, the confusion, the loneliness & solitude, the growing pains & battle scars, the self-doubt & lack of confidence...it was all I could see looking back at ME... I immediately thought, "How am I ever going to share these with the world?" I made several attempts to do "damage control" [right, @katieiswinnen & @ashleyatpandp 😭] & at every turn I heard - "You're BEAUTIFUL ... You look STUNNING ...Your pictures are AMAZING!" Needless to say, I didn't believe it at first because I didn't see it...and I didn't see it because sometimes, it's hard to see yourself as you truly are.🖤 But here's the thing I learned, don't expect a fancy camera, a bomb photographer [@msayles], a creative director [@lauren.b.jonas] an edit/filter, #flawless makeup, or a glamorous outfit [@partandparcelhq] to do for you what you won't do for yourself. Love of self is an inside job & beauty is ALWAYS in the eye of the beholder - Today, I choose to become the beholder so I can always see ME as ME! And by ME I mean #BEAUTIFUL [cheesy smile & all😁😉]. . #WhereMyGirlsAt #PartAndParcel #GirlGang #ConfidenceIsPower #PartAndParcelTalent #TheAgency #ModelingAgency #NowBooking #SuperModel #PlusModel #PlusFashion #PlusSizeModel #PlusSizeFashion #PlusSizeModels #PlusSizeFashions #CurvyModel #CurvyFashion #CurvyModels #CurvyPlus #BodyPositivity #PlusToPlus #AWorldWherePlusThrives

M E E T • T H E • T A L E N T . Ok, ok.. I'm late! I'm always late. Hi, I'm LaKesha... get to know me!🤣😊😉 . But now, without further ado, here's the #BIGANNOUNCEMENT . ☆☆☆Introducing PART & PARCEL TALENT!!☆☆☆ . The World's First Plus-Exclusive Modeling Agency with signed Talent above size 22!! . And guess who was selected as one of their first 13 signed models: ME!!!🖤🖤🖤 [🎤to the left, to the left🎶]<- - -● . That's right... at 42 years young - with BROWN SKIN, NATURAL HAIR, & CURVES GALORE - I am an officially signed [contracted] #PlusSizeModel with an extraordinarily #groundbreaking agency - the ABSOLUTE FIRST of it's kind - and I couldn't possibly put into words how this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity has already enhanced my life!!! . I am so grateful to not only be a part of, but one of the UNFORGETTABLE faces of this monumental landmark in fashion history! . 📷Photography [unedited]: Matt Sayles | @msayles . 🎬Creative Director: @lauren.b.jonas . . #PartAndParcelTalent #TheAgency #ModelingAgency #SuperModel #PlusModel #NowBooking #GirlGang #Confident #PartAndParcelRocks #PlusToPlusCommunity #PlusSizeFashion #CurvyFashion #BodyPositivity #PlusToPlus #AWorldWherePlusThrives

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