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 47: How to Get Everything You Want In Life & 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, and the hope of getting what you want in life & business can seem out of reach; … Continue reading Episode 47: How to Get Everything You Want In Life & 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 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

Episode 41: How To Tell Your Story & Define Your Unique Brand Identity w/DeMisha Burks

Jay DeMari is more than just a name, it’s a brand with a unique identity. It's a brand with a message to share. Jay DeMari is the namesake of a mother's son, it's a mother’s dream realized, and it's this mother’s legacy....DeMisha Burks DeMisha Burks has loved the creative nature of the fashion industry from … Continue reading Episode 41: How To Tell Your Story & Define Your Unique Brand Identity w/DeMisha Burks

Episode 40: Expert Tips For Choosing Your Entrepreneurial Focus w/Alexis Alexander

So many creative ideas...so little time! Does your creative mind constantly churn out new ideas, ingenious thoughts, and inventive & witty suggestions? Does this make you feel energized, excited, but maybe a little overwhelmed all at the same time? Do you find yourself trying to figure out which idea to tackle first and the steps … Continue reading Episode 40: Expert Tips For Choosing Your Entrepreneurial Focus w/Alexis Alexander