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Meet The Leopard Lady November 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — shuka @ 12:51 am

Maryesta Carr is the jeweler, actress, business owner and single mother who designed the rhinestone version of the pink breast cancer ribbon and brought African-style design to the United States in the early 1980’s. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina as Maryesta Applewhite, she has lived in Manhattan, New York since her early 20’s when she got a chance to work on NBC’s radio show ‘Betty and Buddy.’ Maryesta eventually became a fashion consultant and began Maryesta Carr International Jewelry. She was introduced to Kenyan fashion in the late 1970’s.

Here’s her Slideshow.