Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Over the past decade, Lutalo Aryee, has honed the art of relationship building in business. As an entrepreneur, he trains other businesses to use social media as a tool for building strong relationships with clients. Lu believes that building real relationships is "the only way to truly get to know your customer and for them … Continue reading Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

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Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

"Corporate isn't for everyone", says Angelina Calabro, my guest on today's episode of the Fashion Alumni Podcast. Angelina is a hard-working, talented technical designer, now working for the corporate office of Dick's Sporting Goods, a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer, headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In this insightful interview, Angelina shares insider tips on corporate culture, … Continue reading Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Have you ever met someone who made you feel like you could be and do anything you wanted + on your own terms? I have. Her name is Jennifer Dawn Gabiola, founder of DawningSoul.com. Jennifer is a beauty brand activator, designer, and poet. And she knows a thing or two about building impactful brands! If … Continue reading Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry

Today I am speaking with Jasmene Bowdry, founder and CEO of BellaRosa Boutique, an online e-commerce shop for stylish go-getters, sophisticated corporate climbers, and trendsetting influencers much like herself. With fashion degree in hand and over 10 years of retail buying and personal fashion styling experience, Jasmene has a wealth of knowledge to share with … Continue reading Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry

Episode 34: “How I Built an International Swimwear & Resort Brand” with Kristin Frazer of Trèfle Designs

Kristin Frazer is a third generation designer who lives on the beautiful island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Kristin is the epitome of positivity. Her brand Trèfle Designs, with its beautifully aesthetic prints, shares that same radiant personality. Trèfle Designs has found international acclaim, being featured in magazines such as Martha Stewart, Marie … Continue reading Episode 34: “How I Built an International Swimwear & Resort Brand” with Kristin Frazer of Trèfle Designs

Episode 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”

Happy New Year Everybody! Thank God for a new beginning! Today my guest is D.J. Manuel. He’s a successful entrepreneur, community leader, business consultant, and Senior Pastor of the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in historic Tuskegee, Alabama. He’s also a father of two and, last but certainly not least, he’s my husband of 21 … Continue reading Episode 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”

Episode 32: Kudzanai Karidza, Project Runway Season 16, The Designer & The Brand “THANK GOD”

Do you know what happens when passion and purpose meet? This guy! Kudzanai Karidza. Known to most as “Sirgarde”, this Zimbabwean fashion designer is a lover of food, photography, fashion, creativity, and great people. I had the opportunity to speak with Sirgarde about his career journey and the path that led him to becoming a … Continue reading Episode 32: Kudzanai Karidza, Project Runway Season 16, The Designer & The Brand “THANK GOD”

Episode 31: Fashion Designer, Rodnell “Kid” Harris, of Chicago Playground On How He Got Started In Fashion

Meet a visionary, a playmaker, a fashion designer on a quest to find like minds and bring artists together. Through his brand, Chicago Playground, Rodnell “Kid” Harris is helping his clients tell their personal stories with custom designed varsity jackets and cardigan sweaters. The Chicago Playground Brand has premiered at fashion weeks across the country … Continue reading Episode 31: Fashion Designer, Rodnell “Kid” Harris, of Chicago Playground On How He Got Started In Fashion

Episode 30: How My Love For Yoga Led Me Back To Fashion w/ Marsha Thompson

Today I am speaking with Marsha Thompson, a fashion graduate and certified yoga trainer. In this episode, Marsha shares how life changes led her away from the dream of becoming a buyer in corporate fashion. But, then as time would have it, how interesting twists and turns led her back to fashion again. In this … Continue reading Episode 30: How My Love For Yoga Led Me Back To Fashion w/ Marsha Thompson

Episode 29: Fashion Designer, Kristin McIntosh Shares The Process For Creating Her First Collection

Kristin McIntosh is a dynamic go-getter. When she sets her mind to completing a project nothing can stand in her way. Creating the KMc Collection, her first womenswear clothing line, has not been any different. After earning a Fashion & Retail Management degree, Kristin decided not to take the traditional route of working for a … Continue reading Episode 29: Fashion Designer, Kristin McIntosh Shares The Process For Creating Her First Collection