Al Beauti is a roots-driven artist born and raised in the city of New Orleans, LA, USA who began pursuing arts and performing at four years old. She has since then performed in historic venues throughout New Orleans in areas of dance, drama and vocal arts. In 2004 shortly after graduating from high school, Al founded her clothing label Authentic Lady Collections and now more than ever it is a means of inspiration for her artistic direction.
Her various training at Louisiana Tech, Savannah College of Art & Design- Atlanta and Louisiana State University has awarded her an undergraduate research grant, multitudes of art and fashion design experience as well as a bachelor’s degree in science for apparel design while her artist development being signed to Atlanta-based Diva Day International Modeling Agency and Talent Firm as well as her experience with New Orleans-based Aye Lifestyle Media and Promotions group has polished her image and public relations skill-set. Al Beauti looks to present fashion direction, multi-medium visual art, performance art, music, modeling, acting and hosting as a means to cross-promote her brand, her talent and awareness of the strong African influence in New Orleans as a global artistic reference using beautified innovation and tasteful design.
In addition, Al has recently joined the reggae-rap-roots band Irie Channel, a colorful 8-piece band comprised of some of New Orleans’ most talented rock, reggae, jazz, blues and funk band artists that regularly perform original and cover songs throughout the city. She continues to do artistic avant-garde fashion pieces and events that reflect her growth as a designer simultaneously working on placing limited edition runs of her most recent designer collections in select boutiques across the American south. Her new take on visual arts using unorthodox supplies such as denim and banana leaves as canvas has taken her creative direction to new heights in promoting her fashion and music endeavors. With pursuing small roles in film and print opportunities in artistic vixen and hair modeling, using her journalistic writing skills she polished as first fashion columnist at LSU’s ‘The Daily Reveille’ and tying in her journey of discovering and promoting awareness of New Orleans’ tribal presence, she plans to expose her talents as a well-rounded artist instead of a professional of just one art/ entertainment genre.