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 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

Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Over the past decade, Lutalo Aryee, has honed the art of relationship building in business. As an entrepreneur, he trains other businesses to use social media as a tool for building strong relationships with clients. Lu believes that building real relationships is "the only way to truly get to know your customer and for them … Continue reading Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

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 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Have you ever met someone who made you feel like you could be and do anything you wanted + on your own terms? I have. Her name is Jennifer Dawn Gabiola, founder of DawningSoul.com. Jennifer is a beauty brand activator, designer, and poet. And she knows a thing or two about building impactful brands! If … Continue reading Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

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”