A style influencer, entrepreneur, TV host, media maven, and lifestyle expert with a burning passion for all things communication-driven, Kinya Claiborne is truly a girl boss on a mission! For years, she has taken over the media industry through her LA-based online publication celebrating the best of fashion, entertainment, food, travel, and red carpet events. Today, she is again on the rise as one of the hottest style influencers and content creators to watch out for.
This seasoned media star started her career in the radio, TV, and print publications arena before taking over corporate communications. Through the years, Claiborne has made a significant mark in every corner of the media and entertainment industry. Running on more than 15 years of experience in the media and entertainment scene, she created STYLE & SOCIETY Magazine in 2013 as a creative passion. Now as one of the most sought-after black content creators, she prides herself in her award-winning publication which has grown into one of the fastest growing online publications in Los Angeles, covering the latest trends in pop culture, lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, and more. From red carpet events to the hottest travel destinations and fashion must-haves, the publication and Claiborne take the lead in style influencing.
Considering her strong influence in the fashion community, Claiborne was nominated for the Los Angeles Business Journal Fashion Award in the Influencer Trendsetter category and twice for the Los Angeles Business Journal Entrepreneur of the Year award for being considered as a person driving tremendous economic growth and making a powerful difference throughout Los Angeles. Her publication STYLE & SOCIETY Magazine has also been nominated for both Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Council Award and Fashion Award as a top company bringing in major economic growth for the city.
Most recently, she launched the STYLE & SOCIETY Group, a consulting agency with a mission to celebrate women empowerment. The agency specializes in strategic communications, events planning, creative services, and digital marketing to help brands “empower, inspire, and influence communities with confidence.”
At present, Claiborne is enjoying her life as a tastemaker, style influencer, and award-winning content creator. She travels the world working alongside tourism boards, hotels, and brands on special events, influencer programs, and other editorial coverage. She creates videos and photo-worthy content on her Instagram @kinyaclaiborne for top-tier brands such as Estee Lauder, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines, Macy’s, Amazon, Revolve, Television Academy, Kate Somerville, and much more.
For Claiborne, success is not measured by the number of followers a person has on Instagram nor the amount of money they make. More than these superficial numbers, the star influencer, and content creator believes that genuine success, for her, is measured by reaching her personal goals and using her incredible influence as a black content creator to make a positive impact in the lives of others.