Saturday, February 9, 2013


It's been forever.  In my world it's a good thing because it means I have a plate full.  2013 is here and I pledge to do better in keeping everyone abreast of where I am.  The last few weeks have been amazing!!!!  In the middle of finishing up my Spring 2013 I got an opportunity to be a part of an amazing show for NYFW with Harlem's Fashion Row.  The journey was very past paced and I enjoyed every moment of it.  

Click the link below for a peek at the audition process:

Designer Audition feature on Huffington Post

The search was over! Harlem's Fashion Row selected the designers for its Fall 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
After receiving 75 to 100 designer applicants, Brandice HendersonHFR's founder and CEO, narrowed the field down to seven lucky individuals:

Click the link below to watch the video of the designers that made the cut.
HFR Designers Announced

The AOL cameras were around to record my journey to New York Fashion Week.  You will see my humble beginnings in the footage below: 
The creative process my humble beginnings

My move to New York was to come here and fit right in but to tell you the truth I didn't expect to be sitting at the fabulous chic restaurant "The Modern" in front of NY's top fashion editors & bloggers of color at a luncheon presenting a look from my ELFall2013. I was very overwhelmed but tried hard to Keep Calm.   The following Tuesday was followed by all designers doing an interview with Essence Magazine at their offices.  I'm overly elated to be featured in the upcoming article on the designers who made the cut with Harlem's Fashion Row on

Fast forward to the show 02.07.13 at the historic Apollo Theatre.  The day started off all wrong, with me stuck in Brooklyn for over 4 hours.  When I finally made it to the Apollo Theater, I missed the press meet and greet because I was still getting my models ready because I was the only designer without a team due to no shows.  I am happy God was in the middle of it all, because once the show started it ran smoothly and the audience cheered on the collection with a resounding reaction.  It's always a great feeling when the audience reacts with a cheer in addition to the applauses.  I stood in there socking up the moment, looking around and realizing I was standing in the Apollo theater and that my first time in the theater was me walking on the stage holding hands with my finale models.  All praises to God for he is faithful.  I am content because I know it's his will being done and not mine.  All designers were amazing especially Kimberly Goldson.  I fell in love with her pieces and wanted each and every one of them when I first set eyes on her line at the editors' luncheon and Essence press interview.  She has inspired me to bring my game on and have a team in place, main reason why I moved to NY.  

Below is a look from the collection.
A look from my ELFall2013 "Olivia Pope"Collection

Stay Positive and let God make your plans, for he knows your tomorrow.  Love until you can't love anymore.