So, most interviews don’t start like this, but, how are you feeling at this moment?
At the present moment, I’m tired and ready to get off work(my day job). Unfortunately, it’s raining here in Chicago, which always puts a damper on the day, and since I work retail, it’s making the day draaaaag. However, I feel amazing otherwise.
If someone came up to you on the street and asked, what do you do? What would you say to them?
What was your first design or project? When you look back at it now…is it hot? Or is it wack to you? LOL!
Many people think style is being “trendy”, I don’t…I don’t even like the word trend, but I want to know what does the term “style” mean to you? How would you define it?
My definition of style is wearing what the heck you like. I don’t care for trends either, but I mean, let’s be real, we all follow them to a certain degree. However, they shouldn’t be the end all be all when it comes to personal style. Style is something you have, it’s innate, trends fade and I’m glad that they do.
Who are some of the people you have styled for?
I’ve styled so many models here in Chicago, DJ’s, some indie artists. I just recently met Beyonce’s lead dancer, Ashely Everett and got some of pieces on her which lead to me meeting the other lead, Kimmie G, who also wanted Socialite pieces. I didn’t really style them, technically, but I can say that Beyonce’s lead dancers have been “laced” if you will.
As you know, we created the lifestyle motto or saying “Do What You Desire” or #DWYD – what does that saying mean to you and what you are doing?
DWYD means exactly how it sounds, doing what you desire! No matter what people say, how they may say you can or can’t do something or it’s going to be hard/impossible, forget what the naysayers say and forget their thoughts, DO WHAT YOU DESIRE! Whatever it is, if you love it and are passionate about it, DO IT!
And, just to keep it Hood, do you have any shootouts you want to give?
S/O: Me. Myself and I. just kidding lol. Man, everyone in Chicago, everyone that supports what I do, everyone that’s been a fan since my first collection, my loyal clients and all my bae’s(TOTALLY kidding). S/O to you of course for even having the desire and the interest to interview me!!