Cool Peep of the Week: Beauty Inventor & Cosmetic Branding Guru Kerry Yates

Who is this “Cool Peep”?

Let me start by saying I consider myself a pinball wizard and a closet pool shark. Explorer at heart I have been to every continent minus one; that will happen in the coming year! Bit quirky when it comes to my fashion sense; love blending Alexander McQueen with the Gap! Have way too many shoes and handbags but they are the one things that regardless of weight will always fit! Attended FIT wanting to create beautiful clothes and now I am creating products that make women feel beautiful!  My company, Colour Collective helps bring your beauty dreams to life. We are a one stop shop offering concept development, formula development, brand development, product placement and business management. Believe nothing is impossible; there are always ways to bring an idea to fruition.

Whats your sign?


Where did you grow  up? Where do you live now?

Born in LA, adopted NYC as my home now living in Dallas, TX

What are a few of your favorite things? 

 Love traveling by myself as it forces me to meet new people, immerse myself in a new environment. London is my favorite destination. Nothing better than walking the streets listening to the different accents! My favorite food is Indian but if it was my last meal I would choose to dine on dover sole with sautéed spinach.

When you are alone and you think no one is watching you. What quirky things are you doing?

 I dance!  in the office, home, hotel rooms hell even in a corner of the airport club!  Doesn’t matter the music I will break out swinging my hips or turning a pirouette.

What is your favorite haunt? 

Ultimate favorite is Hyde Park. Every time I visit I always find a new nook to escape. If it is nice weather I will hang out there all day starting with a run followed by a bit reading on one of the many lawn

What handbag are you carrying?

An oldie but goodie, black YSL Muse two! Have fashioned one of my little brother’s punk band buttons along the handle to give it a bit of an edge.

What is one thing that no one would ever guess about you? (at least by looking at you)

I used to play classical piano and at one time I wanted to be a concert pianist.

What music is playing right now?

Love Inc by Booka Shade

What APP would you DIE without?

This month it is Starbucks as I can place my order and have my lovely coffee waiting for me when I arrive. No dreaded lines for me!

Someone offered you wise words once…what Yoda moment is stuck to your soul? What was said that you never forgot and who said it?

Everyone is replaceable. My Dad said that to me when I was 23 after I proclaimed that my current employer would be lost without me. Reminds me every day to do your best and to provide a level of service that delights and excites!

Where can we find (aka politely stalk)you?

Currently at my desk surrounded by product lab samples, a few package designs and of course pictures of my family and beloved pup Pirate who passed away last year.

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