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 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 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 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 23: Lessons from Michael Alexin, Former VP of Product Design & Development for Target

Our conversation with Michael Alexin, former Vice President of Product Design & Development for Target, is a talk you do not want to miss. Michael has extensive executive retail experience in global brand expansion, organizational leadership, concept through development, branding, supply chain optimization, and omni-channel sales. In this interview, he gives us an in-depth look … Continue reading Episode 23: Lessons from Michael Alexin, Former VP of Product Design & Development for Target

Episode 21: Luxury Handbag Designer, Alexandria Alli, Tells How She Got Her Handbags in 90 Stores

In this episode luxury handbag designer, Alexandria Alli, shares how she started her chic and colorful handbag brand F & W Style. She gives insightful details about her humble beginnings and her path to having her handbag brand sold in over 90 stores. In this episode, Alexandria, talks about the manufacturing process for handbag design, … Continue reading Episode 21: Luxury Handbag Designer, Alexandria Alli, Tells How She Got Her Handbags in 90 Stores

Episode 20: Tyler Perry Studios Film Costumer Tells How Modeling Trained Her Eye For Creative Storytelling w/Tonya Faulkenberry

Tonya Faulkenberry, film costumer for Tyler Perry Studios, has a unique eye for artistic storytelling. She is able to make clothing come alive to tell the stories of characters on film and models on editorial shoots. She credits her years of professional modeling experience and pure instinct for her success. In this episode, Tonya shares … Continue reading Episode 20: Tyler Perry Studios Film Costumer Tells How Modeling Trained Her Eye For Creative Storytelling w/Tonya Faulkenberry

Episode 19: Harper’s BAZAAR to Merchant In Training: How I Interned My Way To Corporate w/Chante Dyson

Chante Dyson is not your average go-getter. She is a rockstar professional who understands the power of networking and creating opportunities. This 2017 graduate of Rutgers University has already worked with Harper's BAZAAR, InStyle Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, and NYLON Magazine and has built an extensive professional network. The key... it was not by chance; it … Continue reading Episode 19: Harper’s BAZAAR to Merchant In Training: How I Interned My Way To Corporate w/Chante Dyson

Episode 18: How I Became A Technical Designer & Entrepreneur in Fashion w/Ayanna Card

Ayanna Card has been an apparel technical design professional for over 15 years specifically in children's wear and women's wear. Her technical design career includes working with companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., Carters and OshKosh B'Gosh. As a technical designer, Ayanna is the architect. The architect is the one who creates the … Continue reading Episode 18: How I Became A Technical Designer & Entrepreneur in Fashion w/Ayanna Card