Janette Valentine likes bringing out the best in her clients. “I have so much fun transforming women from all walks of life into bombshells,” she admits. The former make-up artist has been operating a retro-fabulous photo studio for over a decade now, taking highly stylized — and highly gorgeous — portraits that draw upon inspiration from the classic pin-up girls of the ‘40s and ‘50s. “What we do in the studio really gives everyone a huge self-esteem boost,” she says. With clients who are struggling against breast cancer, fighting weight issues or battling self-image problems, that uplifting experience can be all the more important. “I think that the psychological rewards ladies receive from these sessions makes what I do very special,” she says. Next on the agenda? Valentine plans to expand the studio, offering retro hair and makeup lessons, while incorporating burlesque classes into her repertoire; TerriblyGirly.com.
We scoured The Magic City to bring you the next generation of leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective fields with their own unique signature blend of style, savvy and sophistication.
Some collect their favorite whiskies to share tasting notes with friends, some store rare bottles anticipating value will skyrocket. Either way, whisky is truly artwork in a bottle — something to both show off and protect.