Why do you do what you do?
At an early age, I knew that fashion was my passion. When you wake up thinking about something and dream about it at night, do that thing!
What are some projects you are currently working on?
I am currently working on multiple projects. Creative Directing, assisting with two virtual fashion shows, and hosting monthly fashion competitions with Detroit is Your Couture.
What are your goals for the short-term and long-term?
Short-term goals include developing and assisting fashion designers locally. We will host seminars, shows, and workshops to cultivate their talent. Long term goals include expanding globally. We plan to manage and travel with designers to participate in pop up shops and shows across the globe.
Who or what inspires you?
Now, I have children Milan and Marlee. They are my biggest motivation. My plan is to leave a legacy for them and their grandchildren. My husband Darrin Williams, he is the love of my life. His exceptional spirit and love keeps me going when the obstacles come. He said something so profound one day. He said to me "you are not a fashion designer- you are fashion". Wow, that changed me.
If you could change anything about your industry, what would it be?
In the near future we will teach designers about inclusion and diversity. I believe that models should come in all shapes, colors, and sexual orientation. That is one thing I would change about the fashion industry. Also, I hope that true talent would sell over followers on social media. Overall, I remain optimistic about the industry.
What do you plan to do once you cross the millionaire mark?
Of course, philanthropy work. Generosity is at the core of my being. Once I reach the millionaire mark I would help open doors for others by providing grants and scholarships to help propel their careers financially. Also, I will speak about my journey to kids in the neighborhoods. Raised in a single parent home, in Detroit to a CEO fashion millionaire will inspire them.