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

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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

Episode 47: What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Behind In Business by Dr. Melissa Manuel

As entrepreneurs, there are times when it seems that everyone is winning, but you. That's a scary time, because you start to question your skills, your choices, and your future. The pressure of feeling behind can be daunting, but there is hope! In this episode, I share 4 strategies that will help you overcome that … Continue reading Episode 47: What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Behind In Business by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 46: Strategies for Building a Loyal Business Team by Dr. Melissa Manuel

THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR SERIES: Today's solo-cast is all about building a loyal business team as an entrepreneur. Every business that wants to scale and grow in its future needs a growth plan. And that plan must start with building a loyal team who can help to take on some of the responsibilities that cannot be … Continue reading Episode 46: Strategies for Building a Loyal Business Team by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur by Dr. Melissa Manuel

In today's solo-cast, I'll be sharing several strategies for prioritizing your self-care as an entrepreneur. SELF CARE is a divine responsibility. I used to put off resting, eating well, and exercise in the past because I was “too busy”. But, there came a time when my body chose rest for me. And the choice was … Continue reading Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 44: A Strategy For Gaining Confidence(Creative Entrepreneur Series) by Dr. Melissa Manuel

In today's solo-cast, I'll be sharing foundational tips for building confidence as an entrepreneur. Confidence is a key factor for making your business last, especially in the lean times. So, we'll start here. In the upcoming weeks, I will be sharing additional topics that will provide encouragement, support, and insight, for our creative colleagues. You're … Continue reading Episode 44: A Strategy For Gaining Confidence(Creative Entrepreneur Series) by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 43: Ontavia Roulette, An American Couturier “How Creative Artistry Became My Business”

Ontavia Roulette is an American Couturier whose personality is magnetic. That same magnetism exudes from each piece of couture wear she designs. Armed with skill, grit, and a bit of whimsy, Ontavia set out years ago to turn her empty garage into a master design studio to launch her own fashion brand. And she did … Continue reading Episode 43: Ontavia Roulette, An American Couturier “How Creative Artistry Became My Business”

Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building

And the Winner is....Anthony! Those were the words that changed this designer's life forever. Since winning Season 6 of LifeTime TV's Project Runway All Stars, announced April 5th, 2018, Anthony has been making moves to solidify the Anthony Elle Williams Brand. His work with Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire magazine, is already underway and … Continue reading Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building