Today’s Red Lips Fashionista of the week is Lenessa Terry (Puffin Pretty), out of Washington, DC.
The growth of entrepreneurship within the “Cigar Community” is prevalent, whether you are a business owner, who sells cigars directly, have an apparel line, educational purposes, retail-stores/bars, tobacco growers, or event planners/production specialist, regardless, there’s a huge presence, which is very rewarding and an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in this industry.
Today’s Red Lips Fashionista, Lenessa Terry, owner of Puffin Pretty LLC. Puffin Pretty is an apparel and accessory line that offers sexy smoke wear for women.
Lenessa has been an avid cigar smoker for 10 years. She was first introduced to cigars at the age of 13, by a cousin in an unconventional way, which was a terrible experience for her. However, that experience did not deter her as an adult from wanting to explore cigar smoking.
In Lenessa’s pastime, she would visit different cigar lounges in the DC area, that were accessible, because there weren’t that many lounges at that time, in the city, to spectate. One day, Lenessa went to a local cigar shop and selected a mild Romeo Y Julieta. And, this became the start of Lenessa’s cigar journey and her officially becoming a cigar smoker.
Lenessa began to learn more about cigars as she met other cigar smokers over the years, which intrigued her even more. And, this inspired her to start her business in 2015 for female cigar smokers, to have accessible sexy attire, as they puff.
Lenessa’s drink of choice, while having a cigar varies, but she’s recently started to pair her cigars with Bourbons and Whiskies, served either neat or on the rocks, which depends on her mood.
Lenessa is our Red Lips Fashionista of the week, because of her tenacity and innovate spirit, because she’s always had a passion for business ownership and a knack for being on the cutting edge of new ideas. From opening her first business as a high school junior, Nails by Nessa, which was a nail salon in her parents’ home, to being the founder of Hot Rodz, an all-female fishing club in the DC Metro area, to now, being the owner of Puffin Pretty
You can learn more about this Red Lips Fashionista on Instagram @puffin_pretty
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