Press Kit: Marissa Kendrick | Founder/CEO of Deleay Lashay
Entrepreneur, artist, designer, and humanitarian, Marissa Kendrick is the creative force behind Deleay Lashay. Combining her passion for painting and design, Marissa created Deleay Lashay to be a jewelry brand that was set apart from the norm. She has already earned attention from the fashion and entertainment industries through Keri Hilson, Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice (Project Runway), Kenneth Cole, Aubrey Morgan O’Day (Danity Kane, Making the Band 3), among others!
The Essence, and Conversation Piece Collections are the designer’s first offerings for the Deleay Lashay brand. Marissa Kendrick is an inspiring jewelry designer who started her first collection in 2010. She then went on to win a scholarship to Italy in 2012 since then she been working nonstop on her next collection! With an extensive background in Fine Arts, Performance Art, and Fashion Design, her work is a combination of mixed media, bold illustrations, creative writing and visual art.
In addition to using her art to empower others, Marissa has also been active in her community facilitating clothing drive parties and through partnering with various organizations such as the Chicago Abused Women Coalition. She also began a 3 day summer camp for teen girls ages 14-18 (“Deleay LaShay Summer Camp”) empowering young girls through various self help activities.
Take a glimpse into the Deleay Lashay visual portfolio below!
In the first video you will have an opportunity to view the 2013-2014 Collection.
In the second video, you will be introduced to the Founder of Deleay Lashay as she shares the passion and inspiration
that continues to drive her to move forward in her vision of empowering women through wearable art.
On the lower left hand side, you can catch a sneak peek of Deleay Lashay's wearable art in action
during their "Art On The Move" showcase! Then check out the last video
featuring a shout out from singer/songwriter, Keri Hilson!