Episode 49: The Blueprint For Building Your Own Influence w/ Elliot Carlyle, Author, The Influence Workbook

I NEED YOU TO SUCCEED. The world needs you to succeed. We need your influence, your gifts, and your talents for the fashion industry to survive and thrive. Today on the Fashion Alumni Podcast, Elliot Carlyle, author of The Influence Workbook uncovers many of the barriers to success. He also shares a blueprint he has … Continue reading Episode 49: The Blueprint For Building Your Own Influence w/ Elliot Carlyle, Author, The Influence Workbook

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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 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 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

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 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 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