There are few who can rock sequin and fur fanny packs with conviction, but when you’re settled in your skin like Toni Estes, you can pull off just about anything. Dookie rope chains...a champagne cropped fade, polka dots and plaid. Yes - if her clothes and accessories are any indication, Estes embodies all that is eclectic.

From her photography business to her YouTube channel and Facebook Live series, ‘Marriage in Real Life’, Estes is an open book of love, light and laughter.

With her down-to-earth nature and inviting approachability, you’d never know Estes has written for the likes of Whitney Houston and sung theme songs for breakout shows like All of Us. Most recently, the Grammy-nominated sister-mommy friend appeared alongside My Block label mate Erica Campbell in the TVOne show, Meet the Campbells and talked work-wife life on Campbell’s nationally syndicated radio show, Get Up Mornings.

“I feel like i’ve been around the world, met some super dope people, and I’ve enjoyed a measure of personal success, said Estes, “But I’m still me. Growth isn’t the same as transformation – at the end of the day, you’ve got to stay true to who you are, no matter where this wild ride called life takes you.”