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

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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 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 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

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