#TEAMVAIN is a group of highly motivated, innovative and life loving individuals. Each person has there strong suits which makes for a seamless piecing of the VAIN pie.
#TEAMVAIN Prides itself on providing an amazing online experience for its readers and celebrating everyone from celebs to fans. VAIN LLC’s mission is to assist everyone in curating their lives and #TEAMVAIN works tirelessly to consistently deliver great visuals, compelling content and an addictive experience. JOIN US! Tweet @TEAMVAIN and Hashtag #TEAMVAIN in your social media communications!
Born and raised in Baltimore, built in Detroit and educated in New Orleans, Erica Vain has always been a girl on the go.
From the age three she started to fly solo in order to spend summers with her dad in Detroit, MI. In first grade she started playing basketball and activated her innate competitive edge. In high school she went on to play Volleyball, Tennis, compete in Track & Field in addition to her first athletic love Basketball. All of her athletic and scholastic hard work paid off as she was rewarded a full athletic scholarship (playing both basketball and volleyball) at division one school Xavier University. Post graduation she matriculated into Morgan State University’s graduate school studying immunohistochemistry and earning a Master’s of Science in Biology.
The year of her graduate school graduation Erica Vain decided that she wanted to do more and needed a life outside of the lab. She (for as long as she could remember) was always interested in celebrity entertainment, music and fashion but was never sure of how to blend her love of entertainment with her love of science. Then the idea for EricaVain.com came to her. EricaVain.com was the first step that led to the expansion that now is VAIN LLC. Shortly after starting EricaVain.com (after seeing almost immediate success and notoriety) she decided to learn and build the business behind the blog and the rest is VAIN history. Today ERICA VAIN has parlayed her popularity into other VAIN brand such as VainLife.com, ChicVain.com, FitVain.com and more. Always busy and seeking a evolution she is currently further expanding the VAIN Brand with the focus on “Helping People Curate Their Life to Be What They WANT! What they truly WANT!”
Tweet her at @EricaVain and Like her on Facebook.
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The Los Angeles native joined VAIN LLC in May 2013 and is currently managing her position from across the pond. The technical yet creative journalism student is studying abroad from Kenyon College in London, England. Celine has an impeccable eye for details, great grasp of time management and easily integrated and helped with the evolution of VAIN LLC editorial content. Prior to her overseas departure she represented VAIN on the west coast as our copy editor and west coast contributor.
“Celine is amazing I kinda don’t know how else to describe her! She gives her all and her all is always amazing!” -EricaVain
Dubbed the hardest working college student in America by Erica Vain, Franchesca joined VAIN LLC May 2013 and is currently working towards the coveted Editor position of EricaVain.com and #ERICAVAIN (the print publication). She is a college junior pursuing a bachelors degree in journalism in Georgia. With a deep desire for editorial expose’ and featured profile pieces, Fran prides herself on her strong work ethic, journalistic integrity and irreplaceable ideas. Stay updated on her daily musings and VAIN pieces by following @EricaVainDotCom and be sure to check EricaVain.com every week for her #FranFridayFeatures!
“Terrell Anderson is one of the most creative and talented young men I have EVER met” – EricaVain
Terrell and Erica Vain met via the web in 2009 at the very beginning of their blogging careers. They initially gravitated to each other due to impressive content and similar names (at the time Terrell went by Terrell Vanity). Early on Erica recognized Terrell’s immense raw talent and potential and the rest is creative collaboration history. Terrell is the designer behind the critically acclaimed (current theme) look of EricaVain.com entitled EricaVain 2.0. The redesign was a follow up to his initial completely custom design of EricaVain in 2012. With a purely creative mind, passionate heart and free spirit Terrell spearheaded the 2013 BET Takeover of EricaVain.com; allowed for the curation of up to the minute BET Awards 2013 coverage.
In addition to his works with VAIN, Terrell has a ton of celebrity and entertainment works under his belt. He single-handedly transformed the experience of readers and fans for Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Tiffany Evans and major bloggers alike! Not just a designer, Terrell has created numerous blogs (Terrell Vanity.com, Celebloid.com, TV-Cafe.com and more) and contributes to the amazing field of entertainment journalism.
Native New Yorker Stephanie Morales graduated with her bachelors degree from Iona College in communication May 2013 and got right to work with VAIN LLC. Excited with the opportunities and endeavors developing with popular celebrity entertainment brand ERICA VAIN and its VAIN LLC subsidiaries, she jumped in head first with tons of marvelous marketing, monetizing and innovative ideas. She brings a fresh perspective and strong interpersonal skills to the #TeamVain. A social butterfly indeed, Stephanie has developed many media relationships and has a strong background in networking. She currently resides in Miami, FL; represents the South Beach division of EricaVain.com by attending events, networking with taste-makers and managing all VAIN LLC PR efforts. Tweet her at @VAINAGENCY
“When it comes to Public Relations, I just get it” – Stephanie Morales
With a bachelors degree in biology under her belt, Tyfani brings an analytical and precise eye to the editorial content delivered by VAIN LLC. Each brand produces its tailored information but not before Tyf and her team gives the OK. Hailing from Baltimore, Md, Tyf loves reading and editing a range of journalistic pieces. When not hard at work evolving, securing and delivery the key VAIN editorial voice she spends time at home with her husband and siblings. CEO, Erica Vain taps Tyfani for plenty of advice and ideas as she sees her as one of the most talented, grounded and focused young women she know!
EricaVain.com is the catalyst for the majority of content published throughout the VAIN platform.
Since its inception in 2009, ERICAVAIN has been a growing authority of celebrity and entertainment, fashion, music, and beauty, for young metropolitans. With an interactive design, innovative photography, and a unique editorial voice, ERICAVAIN reaches beyond the web, touching the pages of print, while generating conversations within social media and one-on-one conversations amongst individuals. The ERICAVAIN platform is celebrated as a go-to medium for the highly addictive world of pop culture. Led by its founder and Editor-in-Chief, Erica Vain, ERICAVAIN takes pride in its ability to provide comprehensive coverage, a novel perspective, and being influential in social media.
It curates a stimulating combination of fashion, music, celebrity and entertainment news, while displaying attractive imagery and buzz-worthy features. ERICAVAIN.COM provides readers access to original, “up-to-the-moment” content, in harmony with its audience’s interests.
VainLife.com is the premiere lifestyle section of theVAIN collective. It is the online destination for the people of all ages seeking community, advice, conversation and growth. While EricaVain.com tends to cover a wide range of celebrity entertainment news we wanted to also spotlight some of the factors, forces and influences that tend to produce much of the behavior, changes and actions within entertainment. EricaVain made VainLife a priority for VAIN LLC because she thought it was important to highlight major life factors and how we can curate our lives.Go to Site
Go to SiteChic:ˈshēk: 1. smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner :
style. Webster’s has given it a definition.
Chicvain.com is going to house all the details on what’s coming in season, how to
gain and maintain your chic-ness, and even where to go with your chic-
ness. We hope to help young people find their own style of chic.
It’s not just a word,
It’s a lifestyle. – Former Communications Director Mariama Gregory
FitVain.com is coming soon to the VAIN collective. It is the fit and wellness portal for all active folks. With content spanning low impact like yoga to high impact marathon or triathlon training there is sure to be something for everyone. FitVain hopes to be more than a fitness how to site but a community for males and females alike working to a common goal of wellness. Look for FitVain.com to go live first quarter 2014.
YummyVain.com is coming soon to the VAIN collective. It is the food portal for all the food loving, desert diving and spirits sharing VAIN folks. With content spanning simple snacks to 8 course meal prep, there is sure to be something for everyone. YummyVain hopes to be more than a food recipe site but a community , an inside scoop into the culinary life, amazing kitchen inspiration and more. Look for YummyVain.com to go live first quarter 2014.
EricaVain.com definitely has a female focus, which is why EricaVain knew that she needed to add a male component to the collective. With a strong focus on hip hop and males in entertainment, VainMen.com will also look to inform, empower and educate young males in the realm of career, style, family, focus and love. Stay tuned as VainMen.com is currently switching servers and will return soon.
TeenVain.com is coming soon to the VAIN collective. It is the online destination for the 20 and under crew. While EricaVain.com tends to cover a wide range of celebrity entertainment news we kinda wanted to focus on those stories that are sought out by the 21 – 35 year old age group, hence the creation of TeenVain.com. With that said, TeenVain.com is more than a teen gossip or media site. Here we will dish out dirt, entertain but also educate. EricaVain made a point to build in a homework help section (hopefully with a hotline soon to follow), teen lifestyle forums where advice and community can be found as well as a career corner to help provide the youth and young adults with directions and resources in chasing their dreams. Look for TeenVain.com to go live first quarter 2014.Go to Site