Yanique Ollie Moore - Ollie Quinn

Finalist of the The MARY KAY® Wear with Confidence Bag

United States

2016 Finalist Yanique Ollie Moore Ollie Quinn

Yanique Ollie Moore FINALIST'S PROFILE

What is your inspiration for this sketch?
Having grown up around Mary Kay consultants, and even being apart of Mary Kay myself I understand the need for a handbag that is an easy, on-the-go style. I designed a crossbody/shoulder bag with easy access to lipsticks with an attached front lipstick mini purse.

How does this bag make women feel beautiful, confident and connected?
With a focus on easily accessed products, my goal was to provide a bag style that is quality in look, yet will wipe clean and not be high maintenance. Not worrying about your beauty, is the true beauty and confidence.

How did you blend functionality and style into the design?
I selected a saffiano textured patent PU material for high style, value centered production and the ability to easily keep clean and make-up free. The design has a top handle, but the central use will be hands free with an adjustable belt style shoulder strap.

What is your design background?
I am a professor of Fine Art and focus all of my design around my love of sculpture. Women centered designs are my specialty.

What are your words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs following their dreams?
Never give up. You stand on the shoulders of those who came before.

Bag Description
OLLIE QUINN, OLLIE O Ready for the World, All man made materials Black Patent Saffiano PU and Blush Pink with Red Contrast Zipper Tape, $225

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