For those who are unfamiliar with her name, Gabrielle Union is an American actress. In short, she was born in Omaha, NE but eventually moved to Pleasanton, CA, where she was raised to be an independent woman with what her mother called a "world perspective." Unfortunately, Union's parents divorced after 30 years of marriage, but it is interesting to note that their divorce proceeded in a dignified manner that enabled them to continue putting their kids first instead of dragging them into their disputes. As a result, while the divorce had an impact on Union, she has stated that she was lucky in this regard when compared with a lot of other kids out there.
With that said, that was far from being the sole struggle that Union has faced over the course of her lifetime. For example, she had serious self-esteem issues when she was still in school, which was rooted in the fact that she thought that blonde-haired, blue-eyed white women were the standard of beauty, meaning that she must have been ugly because she was neither blonde-haired nor blue-eyed nor white. Likewise, there was the time when she was attacked while she was working at a Payless shoe store, which she believes that she would not have survived if it hadn't been for lessons that she had learned by watching Oprah's talk show.
Regardless, Union's path to becoming an actress started out with small roles. This meant various appearances on various projects such as 7th Heaven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and a number of teen movies. Eventually, she appeared in Bring It On, which was a cheerleading movie that was successful enough for her to make it into the mainstream. In time, this led to Union playing Syd in Bad Boys II, which was another notable role in a notable movie. Ever since then, Union has been appearing a wide range of roles in a wide range of projects, with some recent examples including Top Five, The Lion Guard, and The Birth of a Nation.
How Did Gabrielle Union Get Involved in the Fashion Industry?
While Union has continued to act, it is interesting to note that she has become involved with other endeavors as well. For instance, she has launched a line of hair care products called Flawless, which are meant for people with textured hair. Furthermore, she has teamed up with Invicta to launch a line of watches that she designed. However, for a lot of people, what might be most interesting are her efforts when it comes to the fashion industry.
For example, one of Union's more recent efforts saw her teaming up with the brand New York & Company to launch a line of clothing. In short, said line was based to some extent on the contents of Union's own closet. However, said line was meant to be much more accessible than the actual contents of Union's own closet, which is perhaps unsurprising considering that she is after all a pretty successful actress. With that said, the clothing line nonetheless encompassed everything from clothing meant for casual occasions to clothing that was suitable for business activities, meaning that there was a remarkable range included within it. This is particularly true because Union was given a great deal of leeway regarding what she wanted to do, which is why she winded up with so much variety. However, while variety was one of the focuses, Union and the others involved in the process did their best to make each piece of clothing what they called "Instagrammable," thus ensuring that their customers would feel like they stood out in a good way even without putting too much effort into the whole thing.
Having said this, Union's team-up with New York & Company isn't the first time that she has been involved in the fashion industry as well as related sectors. As a result, people who are interested might want to continue paying attention to her latest activities because it seems safe to say that she is going to continue making waves in the time to come. Something that could prove very beneficial for them if Union's current products are the kind of thing that appeal to their personal preferences.
Written by Garrett Parker
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