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Hidden Gems: North Dallas

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of North Dallas’ gems below.

Matt Swagnew

Matt Swagnew has been passionate about making an impact with everyone of the people he engages with. Music has been the recipe for Swagnew to lead his peers towards positivity and growth. After years of creating music, Swagnew teamed up with Reid & T to take his talents to the next level. Read more>>

Christian Caniff

I started my channel back in 2014, I put out small videos like public pranks and a prom proposal video which did really good. I graduated in 2015 and I was told that in order to be successful I needed to go to college and get a degree but I always knew that school wasn’t for me. So I decided to keep putting effort into my videos and on November of 2018, I was found by a big YouTube Prankster, Cassady Campbell. Read more>>

Marc Moten

I never imagine that it would all become a reality. Growing up as the youngest out of two sisters and three brothers in an old country town my only goal was to make something out of myself for my family. Being raised by my grandparents and mother I didn’t have that father figure in my life as I had wish so I filled that empty spot in with modeling and other things. Read more>>

Lauren Miller

We officially opened our storefront in June of 2019. As an online-only store for a full two years prior to opening our doors, we were able to establish a following that now allows us to ship all across the country. We purchased and renovated an old Seed & Grain building in downtown Whitewright Texas that we now call home for our new business venture. Read more>>

Kheyara Burgess

When I became a mother I knew I had to be the example and the mentor that my kids needed. Styling was just the base of it, the true internal aspect of styling is the confidence. We’ve all heard that saying “when you look good you feel good” and that’s what I want to instill in not just my kids but every girl, young woman, and single mother. Read more>>

Yelitza Vega

I don’t even know how I got here. Doing hair and makeup wasn’t even in my plans when I graduated high school. My family kept telling me it was where I belonged. My eldest sister was in the cosmetology program in high school. So here I am ten years old me doing cap highlights and foil highlights and updos but I was dead set on going to Nursing school. I’m a very stubborn human being. Read more>>

Gabrielle Tate

I stumbled into designing again by accident. For years, my grandmother persistently tried to get me to take my talent to the next level, but I never did because my art had all of my attention. One day after scrolling past countless fast fashion boutiques, I’d had enough, it was time for me to give the world something different. Read more>>

Richard Mudd Jr.

Mudd Productions is a videography and photography company stationed in Dallas, TX. It was started by owner, Richard Mudd Jr., his freshman year in college. Richard was accidentally placed in a broadcasting class his 6th-grade year and ever since fell in love with the craft. The company quickly began to stand out in the creative field due to quality produced. Read more>>

Kaleigh Lafata

I am always the one who is pulling out my phone to take a picture of my food, outfit, event etc and I really wanted more of a platform to share with the world. My second love to traveling is fashion, so my blog has transitioned more into a fashion/lifestyle blog. I don’t like putting myself in any specific category, because I love sharing whatever I love with my followers. Read more>>

Kendra Sibley

I currently am a Freelance Celebrity photographer, Makeup Artist, Plus-size Model, Actress, Author, Fashion Influencer, Blogger, Travel specialist, Model Consultant, CEO of LA VIBE magazine, Texas Notary and the list goes on, I started in the photography world about nine years ago just picked it up as hobby. It quickly became a passion so I purchased some professional photography equipment and the rest is history. Read more>>

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