About Us



             Our Story...

I'm Courtney Racquel Rhodes, aka @TheBrandista. I've been a champion for women empowerment as long as I can remember. As a young girl, naturally I had a  fascinating relationship with clothes, jewelry and style.
My personal style was first inspired by my grandmother, mom, and aunts. Since those early days of finding joy in creatively expressing myself through clothes and style, I recognized that when I looked good, I felt my best. 
That's the case for a lot of us. So to inspire you to have fun styling clothes and jewelry that nurtures your confidence and embraces your personal style, I added Shop.TheBGuide to my blog TheBGuide
We're most confident and inspired when we feel comfortable in our own skin and free to express our authentic fabulosity. That's where the magic of life meets us, to encourage that, I help women to feel self-assured,
feed their own creative expression and celebrate who they are with affordable luxury.
In 2021, my daughter Jala joined me as the Account Manager for the brand. Together we love curating beautiful clothes and jewelry, providing great customer care and encouraging a spirit of 'badassery'
for our customers and community. 
We believe in you, your dreams and all the possibilities you have for yourself. You're a rockstar. You're beautiful and there's no one else in the world like you. We celebrate that, we live that, and we hope to inspire you
to always embrace and celebrate it. To help you do that, we aim to bring you a little joy through our quality, stylish and affordable fashion jewelry and clothing.


To foster and celebrate confidence and creative expression along the journey of women becoming everything they dare to become. ❤️❤️❤️❤️