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When you think about beauty, I implore you to take a minute and find out about Ms. Jackie Yates. This beauty aficionado has gracefully slayed the beauty department of Essence Magazine as the Beauty Assistant, served as Associate Beauty and Grooming editor at Ebony Magazine, contributed beauty post to The Coveteur and Talkingtexture.com, currently serves as a contributor to Cosmopolitan.com and L’Oreal Paris haircare brands – Redken, Mizani and Pureology – all while leading the charge as Editrix in Chief of her own site and brand, Live Love Laurean.  Jackie is the consummate lady and professional, so it was only right that From The Bottom Up! took a trip to New Jersey to check out her delicate shoe collection.

True to who she is, her collection is eclectic, stylish, fun and inclusive – crossing the spectrum of high and low fashion. After perusing through her closet and hallways, we sat down with Ms. Yates to talk about shoes, shoes, and of course more shoes.

Check it out…

Put your ideal outfit together, where do you start and what are you wearing?

My ideal outfit is a mix between comfortable, cute and of course sexy. Let’s say something along the lines of a funky pair of booties, distressed jeans, a cozy turtleneck – for when it gets cold out there, and lots of delicate gold accessories.

Name your top fav shoe designers?

Giuseppe Zanotti, Louis Vuitton, and Stuart Weitzman.

Whose shoe closet would you love to raid?

Hmmm, thats tough. Can I pick 3? {ME: Of Course} Olivia Palermo, Rita Ora, Solange Knowles. No explanation needed as to why! Just google them.

Define your style in three words?

Classy. Comfy. Chic.

If your shoes could talk, what would they say?

Can you call us an uber please?

So you’re a shoe, what’s your style?

Trendy – I like to have fun with fashion and I follow trends, so I would definitely be a trendy shoe and one that all my fellow fashion divas out there will love.

If there were a law passed that prohibited women from wearing heels, what would you do?

{Big eyes} Get the dopest, hottest sneakers out!

Earth has become unlivable, everyone is going to another planet, and you can only bring a carry-on – what’s in it?

Underwear, headphones, a signature scent, colgate optic white toothpaste, phone chargers, my laptop, my camera,  fresh T’s, bottoms, comfortable shoes/sneakers, a photo of my late father.

Flash Round

Matte or gloss?

I’m a gloss girl usually, but really want to be a matte lady.

Sophia Webster or Charlotte Olympia?

Sophia Webster

New York or Paris?

New York because it’s what I know, but Paris doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

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See, the way my life is set up – makeup, shades, shoes and work…

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Flatform…

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Recipe for a good beat…

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A work of art…

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A wireeee hangerrrrrr….and a heel

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Never miss out…

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Step light…

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Black love…

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Beauty counter…

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Checking the gram…

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Squad goals…

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Don’t send for me…unless I twirl for you…

Keep up with Ms. Yates on her site Live, Love, Laurean and on Twitter and Instagram @LiveLoveLaurean.

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