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”

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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 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 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

Episode 28: PUR Cosmetics Retail Account Executive, Ashley Reed, Shares How To Get A Job In Beauty Buying

Ashley Reed is a highly-skilled and personable retail account executive for Pur Cosmetics. In this episode, Ashley talks directly to college students and graduates about what skills are needed for positions in corporate beauty buying. She also shares her career journey from her first internship to her current executive position. Ashley gives solid advice for … Continue reading Episode 28: PUR Cosmetics Retail Account Executive, Ashley Reed, Shares How To Get A Job In Beauty Buying

Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

Our interview with Anthony L. Williams is epic! He is a Project Runway alum, all-star, and fan favorite! On this episode Anthony gives us his insider's perspective about his life in front of the cameras and behind-the-scenes. He also shares candidly about what it takes to be successful. You're going to love this interview, we … Continue reading Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

Episode 25: Resources for Building Your Fashion Brand + Our Big News about Diane Von Furstenberg

On today's episode I'm solo-casting to share some resource opportunities for college graduates interested in starting their own fashion brand. I dive into the benefits of financial, informational, and human resources and ask some important questions to help you ensure that your business is on the right track! Additionally, I'm sharing our big news! FashionAlumni.com … Continue reading Episode 25: Resources for Building Your Fashion Brand + Our Big News about Diane Von Furstenberg

Episode 24: This is How Chase Coleman Landed His Dream Job After College…And You Can Too!

Chase Coleman is a young marketer at Starbucks Corporate in Seattle Washington. At age 23, Chase has already managed multi-million dollar accounts and has been acknowledged by Starbucks as an exceptional team leader. How did he do it? How did he land a coveted marketing position with Starbucks right out of college? In this episode, … Continue reading Episode 24: This is How Chase Coleman Landed His Dream Job After College…And You Can Too!