You have worked with some heavy hitters, from Diddy to Serena Williams, is there anyone you’ve wanted to work with that you haven’t already?
No there isn’t. Those experiences were wonderful and they helped prepare me for this moment. Now, my niche is giving back, and I really enjoy nurturing and teaching these students and helping them fulfill their dream. [I will], hopefully, help them work with heavy hitters in the industy and in the fashion world, whether it be editorial or a celebrity client or if they end up wanting to be fashion editors. There are so many avenues of fashion that you can take and have a fulfilling career, so that’s where I’m at now. That brings me the most hapiness.
Name some fashion necessities for yourself.
I always have a pair of Simone I. Smith earrings. I love her hoop earrings! That speaks to my around-the-way girl part of my personality and style. Coming up in the 80s and 90s, that was a strong presence for me. It’s a new age rendition of that look. She’s a fan of the ghetto fabulous/urban couture look as well so I always have my hoop earrings. And hair and nails are an accessory for me; I have on some type of exotic or bright color nail polish and I change my hair color a lot. I’ve had every color hair so I would say those three things.
I love love love my MAC lipgloss. It’s the bomb! I have a new favorite, it’s the Ruby Woo matte red. I love that! Even if it wears off during the day, you can’t even tell.