Yusef Sirius El: “Im A Beast In Footwear Design”
“I’ve been an artist since I was 2” Yusef Sirius El is a a man of many talents. Painter, musician but he is known for his success as a footwear designer. Name the brand..Adidas, Nike, ENYCE, he has designed for them. Millions have worn his designs. Our conversation covers the story of Yusef, footwear designer.
What is Jem?
After walking by Jem a number of times, I had to satisfy my curiosity. When I walked, I saw aisles and aisles of colorful fabric from the ceiling to the ground. I loved the environment. Jem is not your typical fabric store. Jem is owned and operated by a brother-sister team, Michelle Zahabian, who is 24…
SMILEY’S YARNS: NYC’s #1 Knitter’s Haven Since 1935
My first time in a yarn store so I turned on the camera. I stumbled upon the knitting factory for New York’s melting pot. Based in Woodhaven, NY, Smiley’s Yarns is a company, established in 1935, that sells discounted yarn online and in store. Some of the name brand yarns that it supplies include Lion…
Anyold Iron: London Entrepreneur Opens NYC Store Featuring Only UK Designers
Taking a stroll, I noticed a store opening. As you do in NYC, I invited myself, met the owner and asked him his “small story”. Any Old Iron is the first retail store of its kind to hit Manhattan, and specializes in selling rare and UK-specific menswear, with most collections being exclusive to the store.…
Ehvonnae: ATL to NYC, DUMBO Fashion Boutique
NYC Small Story: While taking a stroll thru NYC’s DUMBO, I came across the opening for Ehvonnae ‘The Glamorous & Gritty Accessories Store for Every Woman’. The Atlanta native & FIT Graduate lost her job 2 years ago and responded by opening a boutique in NYC’s DUMBO. She opened 1 week ago.
Gabriel Urist: Jeweler on MetalSmithing, Branding, NBA & Teaching Kids
New Story:Leaving my editing office on Broadway, I bumped into Gabe for another unscripted conversation with a NYC entrepreneur. Gabriel Urist is simply a mastermind when it comes to creating accessories a typical sneaker head covets. His past work, including the Air Jordan 5 “Platinum & Gold” Pendants, the Air Jordan 4 Military Blue Pendant…
Lady Saw: Queen of Dancehall on Jamaica, “My Way”, Family, Kimora Lee & Farming
New Story: While at NYC’s Spur Tree , I noticed a woman wearing a leopard print with a line of people in line to interview her. Sean (the owner of Spur Tree) said “she would be good for your small stories”. Meet Jamaican-born reggae singer and “Queen of dancehall,” Lady Saw was the first female…
Still Life: Hat Entrepreneur/Designer, Marc Jacobs & Running a Business
A New Story: Meet Frenel Morris -The entrepreneur designer behind Still Life. Coach & Marc Jacobs have partnered with Frenel to produce collections of hats. Since 2006, the Still Life flagship store has been home to an eclectic range of original designs- envisioned and tailored to perfection-by creative director and owner, Frenel Morris. Located in…
Stacey McKenzie: The Scout, Jean Paul Gaultier, Workshops & Passion
New Story: Stacey McKenzie has worked for Alexander McQueen, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Oldham, Michiko Koshino and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her magazine covers include Essence, Le Monde and Panache, as well as editorials in Vogue (US, Japan, Korea, Britain, Spain), Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Flare, Fashion, and Vibe. I randomly met up with Stacey over…
Christ Couture: Christian Entrepreneur,Fashion & Brooklyn 1yr Anniversary
New Story: Meet Dawn Elizabeth Adams. The entrepreneur behind Christ Couture, Christian fashion. We connected via Facebook and Dawn invited me to her 1 year anniversary at a Brooklyn Brownstone. From the music industry to spiritual fashion. Christ Couture® then will be a Christian lifestyle brand that represents the latest, hottest, and hippest products and…