Beyonce has a longtime stylist named Raquel Smith. A remarkable individual who not only has the privilege of not only being an incredible stylist; but also Beyonce befriends Rachel’s 10 yr old son. He is not only a talented entrepreneur but part of the mommy & son duo eyewear designers. As a makeover curator, Raquel has the incredible opportunity to help individuals discover a fashionable aspect of themselves, stepping outside their comfort zones.
The transformation process is truly an uplifting experience for the recipient. Smith’s focus ultimately aims to make her clients feel truly special. Embracing their alter ego in a stylish manner is the goal. Stylist Smith is driven by an intense personal and professional commitment to uplift and empower deserving individuals through the incredible power of surprise makeovers. In 2023, her heartfelt choice fell upon Ms. Shirley Johnson, a courageous 11 year breast cancer survivor and is committed in her efforts to support other women and men impacted by this diagnosis.
A commitment of support is exhibited through her service as a dedicated board member and treasurer for the Harbor of Hope, Inc., in McDonough, Georgia. The mission is to empower and spiritually encourage breast cancer survivors throughout their journey and assist those experiencing financial hardship.
With the holiday season as the perfect backdrop, celebrity stylist Raquel Smith orchestrated a truly remarkable surprise for Ms. Shirley Johnson. This unique brand of gifting goes beyond the boundaries of mainstream fashion for mere recognition; it is deeply personal, profoundly gratifying, and undeniably transformative.
Shirley was truly the perfect choice for this special recognition. Her heart is always overflowing with kindness and she goes above and beyond to support not only strangers, but also her loved ones, friends, colleagues, pink sisters, and fellow church members. She embodies the spirit of a selfless servant. As they say, it’s important to express our love and appreciation to others while we can, and Shirley does exactly that.
Bloomingdales New York, a thoughtfully compassionate brand, gladly accepted the wardrobe contributions. The inspiration behind this wardrobe choice was the iconic pink, symbolizing hope for breast cancer cure and the incredible strength of survivors.
When it came to organizing a makeover for Shirley, it was crucial for Beyonce’s longtime stylist to have the right team of collaborators.
The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta team proved to be the ideal partner. I reached out to them, explaining the purpose of the event, and without hesitation, they generously offered a stunning venue and provided refreshments. Their support was invaluable in making this event a success.