Episode 62: Becoming A Successful Fashion Correspondent & Stylist In a Southern City w/Stacee Michelle

Stacee Michelle has a unique perspective on fashion entrepreneurship and what it takes to excel in the fashion industry. Her experience working both behind the camera as an established wardrobe stylist and in front of the camera as a fashion correspondent has given her fashion insider knowledge that has propelled her career. Stacee Michelle has … Continue reading Episode 62: Becoming A Successful Fashion Correspondent & Stylist In a Southern City w/Stacee Michelle

Episode 61: A Fashion Designer’s Journey From Humble Beginnings to World-Wide Success w/Chuks Collins

I’m a writer; it’s my gift. And I'm forever grateful for it. But, in this instance, as I tried to summarize my conversation with Chuks Collins; words eluded me. I struggled to explain the depths of Chuks' artistry and purpose. I can tell you about his wealth of accomplishments and the status he’s amassed as … Continue reading Episode 61: A Fashion Designer’s Journey From Humble Beginnings to World-Wide Success w/Chuks Collins

Episode 60: An Eco-Friendly, On-Demand Manufacturing Solution with No Minimum Order Sizes w/Kirby Best

I had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Kirby Best, Chairman & CEO of OnPoint Manufacturing, Florence, AL, USA. He is a passionate business man who has developed a model to provide quality manufacturing in the United States to designers who might, otherwise, not have the capital to commit.  To clarify, OnPoint Manufacturing is not a … Continue reading Episode 60: An Eco-Friendly, On-Demand Manufacturing Solution with No Minimum Order Sizes w/Kirby Best

Episode 59: The Only App That Connects The Entire Fashion Industry w/Sarah Houston

Sarah Houston is a dynamic creative. With her experience as a fashion insider, fueled by her formal fashion education and her working career in the industry, Sarah noticed a missing link. Professionals in the fashion industry did not have a direct way to connect and collaborate. Her desire to solve this issue resulted in the … Continue reading Episode 59: The Only App That Connects The Entire Fashion Industry w/Sarah Houston

Episode 58: How To Get Everything You Want in Your Fashion Career w/Germaine Claytor

Germaine Claytor, is the founder of Simplicity Styles, New Jersey, and a graduate of the Misa Hylton Fashion Academy in New York City. Germaine has found a way to get everything she has ever dreamed of in her fashion career. Her proven approach for attaining these opportunities work for her… Every. Single.Time! The best part … Continue reading Episode 58: How To Get Everything You Want in Your Fashion Career w/Germaine Claytor

Episode 57: How To Get Your Foot in the Door w/Shaelyne Moodie, ESSENCE Communications, Inc.

In episode 57, Shaelyne Moodie, social media manager at ESSENCE Communications Inc., gives us insight into her day-to-day. She shares her background and how she landed this coveted career position. Shaelyne also shares valuable on-the-job lessons and tips on how to get your foot in the door at a company. You won't learn these things … Continue reading Episode 57: How To Get Your Foot in the Door w/Shaelyne Moodie, ESSENCE Communications, Inc.

Episode 56: Expert Marketing Tips For Independent Fashion Brands w/Sharon Hughes

Independent fashion brands with minimal time and minimal budgets will benefit from the strategies Sharon Hughes shares for incorporating a digital marketing strategy into your small business. If you’ve been waiting for a quick guide to best practices that can and will work for you; it is here. Now’s the time to pick up the … Continue reading Episode 56: Expert Marketing Tips For Independent Fashion Brands w/Sharon Hughes

Episode 55: How Small Fashion Brands Can Use Big Data to Get Ahead w/Lisa Morales-Hellebo

My guest, Lisa Morales-Hellebo is co-founder of the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation & the New York Supply Chain Meetup. She has in-depth knowledge of data science and the roles innovative technologies will play in fashion's future. In our talk today, Lisa explains how independent designers and small brands can be pioneers, in their respective niches, … Continue reading Episode 55: How Small Fashion Brands Can Use Big Data to Get Ahead w/Lisa Morales-Hellebo

Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

Nubian Hueman, a DC-based lifestyle brand, is well beyond the definition of the traditional lifestyle brand. This company builds and nurtures relationships with global talent and promotes the artistic wares made by people of color from around the world. Nubian Hueman also supports ethical supply chains and fair trade. In my conversation with Chris McKenzie, … Continue reading Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

Episode 53: Fashion, Race, & The Power of Representation w/ Kimberly Jenkins

Why do we wear what we wear? For some, it’s just a matter of personal style. For others, fashion choices are dictated by socio-cultural factors such as work environments, cultural norms, political and/or religious associations, gender, and even race. In my interview with Kimberly Jenkins, fashion educator at both Parsons School of Design & Pratt … Continue reading Episode 53: Fashion, Race, & The Power of Representation w/ Kimberly Jenkins