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 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 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 48: How To Grow Your Business With “Why?” by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Are you trying to grow your creative business, but you're running into resistance? In Episode 48 on The Fashion Alumni Podcast, listen in as I share my own experience with resistance and how I broke the cycle so that my podcast could continue to grow. If you're trying to launch or grow your own creative … Continue reading Episode 48: How To Grow Your Business With “Why?” by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur by Dr. Melissa Manuel

In today's solo-cast, I'll be sharing several strategies for prioritizing your self-care as an entrepreneur. SELF CARE is a divine responsibility. I used to put off resting, eating well, and exercise in the past because I was “too busy”. But, there came a time when my body chose rest for me. And the choice was … Continue reading Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur 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”