By day, Kelsey Morey is a beauty pro. The founder of Haus of Pretty on Railroad Place, she’s known for her custom hair color and event styling design — and for showcasing local, sustainable products.
By night, she’s a yoga and barre aficionado.
Every day and night, she deals with type 1 diabetes.
Her daily routine includes morning and mealtime insulin doses; meticulous meal planning, calculating the carbohydrates in each item; blood sugar testing 8 to 10 times a day; snacking in between clients; hydrating; exercising; logging numbers for her doctors, and keeping a medical supply count for future orders.
Balancing diabetes and running a business is challenging. But Kelsey embraces it. She uses her skills to make clients feel great about themselves — and give back to the local and diabetes communities.
On Thursday, March 7 (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, Stamford), Kelsey will speak at the 9th annual JDRF Catwalk. The event — which has raised $850,000 so far for diabetes research — includes cocktails, lunch, a professional runway show by Lord & Taylor, pop-up shop and high-end handbag raffle (with a diamond necklace grand prize).
But the keynote speech is always a highlight. Kelsey — who will describe her personal and professional life since her diagnosis at age 15 — should be particularly compelling.
When models walk the runway, she’ll walk the talk. Haus of Pretty will offer Beauty Bar makeup applications for attendees during the cocktail hour.
That’s “pretty” cool. And “pretty” important too.
(Click here for more information and tickets to the March 7 Catwalk.)