Hi, my name is Cassandre! The Shade Factor is an extension of the website I founded called Shady Society, which will go live in 2017! My love for fashion has led me to attend a plethora of fashion shows during fashion week. In doing so I’ve observed an unsettling trend. As I would scan the front rows, there would only be one demographic group represented. Designers, whether Caucasian or of African American descent, draw inspiration for their collections from various places around the world. How could it be that access is limited to one specific group? Do we live in a shady society, where people are provided with opportunities or denied based on their shade? or do we live in a society that believes all shades are created equal? Here, at The Shade Factor, you’ll get to see a diary of my #girlBoss looks, my MOMpreneur adventures as I strive to balance running a successful site, motherhood, and wife! My hope is that together we can create solutions to make the fashion industry inclusive for ALL!