kimbrownKim Brown
Fashion Writer
Fashion show producer, runway coach, writer, motivational speaker and professor from Cleveland, OH, Always an extrovert personality,  from a young age Kim never meets a stranger.


Her bubbly personality is contagious and serves as a natural motivating factor for herself and those around her. From an early age, Kim has led many speaking engagements throughout Cleveland and serves as a role model for her peers and others.

After graduation from The University of Pittsburgh, Kim returned to Cleveland and noticed an extreme need for mentors with the young girls. She was privileged to come from a family whose instillation of self confidence was second nature, so in 2001 she founded ELYSTA, Empowered Ladies Yearning for Spirituality, Togetherness and Achievement. ELYSTA enhancing self esteem, family values and character, equips individuals with the tools to boost morale, encourages confidence and etiquette, and empowers excellence! E.L.Y.S.T.A. has discovered that one way to develop these characteristics is through fashion! It is amazing to watch as a shy young individual breaks through their barriers and walk a runway with a renewed confidence. Tapping into internal gifts, yielding eternal rewards!

Kim has a MS in Health Administration from The University of Phoenix and BA in Africana Studies from The University of Pittsburgh. She has produced over eight fashion shows and worked with over 200 models of all ages. Her shows have grown from an audience of 40 to an audience of 800. She recently published "ELYSTA, tools of Empowerment", a pamphlet filled with literary quotes and poems ranging from community members to well known authors, like Maya Angelou. She also published her 1st coloring book, "ELYSTA's Early Empowerment", to teach children from early ages about self esteem and how special they are.

She teaches at Cuyahoga Community College and just opened her own Modeling and Training Institute where she teaches the basics of modeling while boosting self esteem.  Fashionably Favored!

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