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 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

Episode 52: Smart Strategies For Growing & Protecting Your Fashion Brand w/Amy Newton,Cultro Clothing

As an expat living in America with a very diverse background, Amy Newton found herself in need of a creative outlet to express her unique culture and individuality. Armed with graphic design skills, a love for fashion, and the wisdom to find the resources she needed to get started, Amy created Cultro. Cultro is an … Continue reading Episode 52: Smart Strategies For Growing & Protecting Your Fashion Brand w/Amy Newton,Cultro Clothing

Episode 51: How To Bring Your Fashion Idea To Life w/Angela Wang, Founder of Origamei Foldwear

Angela Wang is an experienced product designer turned fashion entrepreneur who has a knack for finding creative solutions. When work and travel kept Angela constantly on the go, she decided that she would create a solution that would help her travel extremely light, even for extended stays. Armed with ingenuity, product design knowledge, and the … Continue reading Episode 51: How To Bring Your Fashion Idea To Life w/Angela Wang, Founder of Origamei Foldwear

Episode 50: How She Started Her Own Luxury Shoe Brand From Scratch w/ Salone Monet, Shoe Designer

On Fashion Alumni Episode 50, I’m talking with Salone Monet, a luxury shoe designer in New York City. This leading lady built her namesake brand “Salone Monet” from the ground up by learning how to create her own designs and cobble her own shoes. Salone didn't start in shoe design; far from it. She earned … Continue reading Episode 50: How She Started Her Own Luxury Shoe Brand From Scratch w/ Salone Monet, Shoe Designer