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

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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 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”

Happy New Year Everybody! Thank God for a new beginning! Today my guest is D.J. Manuel. He’s a successful entrepreneur, community leader, business consultant, and Senior Pastor of the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in historic Tuskegee, Alabama. He’s also a father of two and, last but certainly not least, he’s my husband of 21 … Continue reading Episode 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”

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

Episode 28: PUR Cosmetics Retail Account Executive, Ashley Reed, Shares How To Get A Job In Beauty Buying

Ashley Reed is a highly-skilled and personable retail account executive for Pur Cosmetics. In this episode, Ashley talks directly to college students and graduates about what skills are needed for positions in corporate beauty buying. She also shares her career journey from her first internship to her current executive position. Ashley gives solid advice for … Continue reading Episode 28: PUR Cosmetics Retail Account Executive, Ashley Reed, Shares How To Get A Job In Beauty Buying

Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

Our interview with Anthony L. Williams is epic! He is a Project Runway alum, all-star, and fan favorite! On this episode Anthony gives us his insider's perspective about his life in front of the cameras and behind-the-scenes. He also shares candidly about what it takes to be successful. You're going to love this interview, we … Continue reading Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

Episode 26: Is Your Fashion Brand Doing This? Our talk w/Elizabeth Hague, Co-Founder of Wildcat Echo

Elizabeth Hague is co-founder of Wildcat Echo. She is a "brand experience expert and visual design wizard." In her own words, " I tear brands apart and reassemble them in to marketing machines. I engage audiences, demystify the science of branding, and deliver streamlined permanent solutions that foster business growth." On Episode 26, Elizabeth is … Continue reading Episode 26: Is Your Fashion Brand Doing This? Our talk w/Elizabeth Hague, Co-Founder of Wildcat Echo

Episode 25: Resources for Building Your Fashion Brand + Our Big News about Diane Von Furstenberg

On today's episode I'm solo-casting to share some resource opportunities for college graduates interested in starting their own fashion brand. I dive into the benefits of financial, informational, and human resources and ask some important questions to help you ensure that your business is on the right track! Additionally, I'm sharing our big news! FashionAlumni.com … Continue reading Episode 25: Resources for Building Your Fashion Brand + Our Big News about Diane Von Furstenberg