A lover of fashion since she was young, taking her first steps for a pair of shoes, Yvonne always embraced her creativity and thinking outside the box. A graduate of McDaniel College, in 2007 Yvonne directed, marketed and produced her college’s first charity fashion show “Looking back to move forward” benefiting AIDS in Africa and the Invisible Children raising 5,000 dollars for the non-profits. In that moment, she knew she wanted to build a career in Marketing and continue her work with charitable causes.
She began her work in the industry as the business manager for both Ralph Lauren and BCBG for Bloomingdale's in the Washington DC market. Inspired by the lack of representation of women of color bloggersYvonne began her blog PinkDollhouse in 2011, covering events in Washington DC and New York City respectively, including New York Fashion Week. She has partnered with a variety of brands for promotional giveaways and product reviews including Dove, Covergirl, Modify Watches, and Elloquii.
In 2017, Yvonne founded PinkDollhouse Marketing LLC to continue working with creatives and small businesses to grow their brand voice through social media, strategic corporate sponsorships, & event management. Outside of her love for fashion, she has worked for the past five years in tourism marketing in the area of business development, membership, and event operations. Understanding the needs of small destination marketing organizations, Yvonne expanded her services working with small DMO's focusing on marketing and promoting their events to their target demographic, and brand strategy.
An advocate for education and the arts, Yvonne works with Washington DC based non-profits Red Sprinkle, Suited for Change, and iFly youth; organizations dedicated to providing minorities and woman with educational and career readiness training.