Valentina Quiroga: ValDesigns Online

Valentina Quiroga: ValDesigns Online

"Loungewear for the girls that like to daydream, drink too much coffee, and think champagne is always a good idea." I am starting this post off by expressing how thankful I am to be given the opportunity to interview so many amazing individuals who have started their businesses from the ground up. Entrepreneurship is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I love hearing different stories behind each individual’s brand I interview and the amazing advice each and every one of them provides. With that being said, I spoke with entrepreneur Valentina Quiroga of ValDesigns a...Read More
Interview with Bere Diaz: Sweet 1985 Jewels

Interview with Bere Diaz: Sweet 1985 Jewels

San Diego self-taught jewelry designer Bere Diaz has been making jewelry for a few years now. Diaz said she watched many YouTube tutorials on designing jewelry when she decided to launch her jewelry company Sweet 1985. While learning from YouTube and the Internet, Diaz learned to wire wrap, which is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry, and soldering which is a melting metal technique. Diaz said she not only sell jewelry but sell a lifestyle. “I’ve always been a jewelry junkie and have had bad luck with expensive costume jewelry,” said Diaz, adding, “I created my business...Read More
An Interview with ManEater’s Sarah Temperilli

An Interview with ManEater’s Sarah Temperilli

 A hell bending woman who allows nothing and no one (especially men) to get in the way of following her dreams. She sees the world as her oyster and is fearless when it comes to conquering it. Meet Sarah Temperilli. She's a true #GIRLBOSS! This Los Angeles based designer fits the description of what a girl boss truly is. Three years ago, Sarah packed all of her belongings out of her college apartment, and with only $500 in her pockets, moved to L.A. Sarah had a dream, and the only way she could achieve her dream was to move to...Read More
D E M I B L V C K D E S I G N S

D E M I B L V C K D E S I G N S

Designer Demetrius Blayde never ceases to amaze his fans. The photos below displays Blayde's new designs. This is his concept behind the shoot: The concept of this shoot is leaning on the three-part collection starting with Kelcie 8. She represents the girl I wanted to date. This shoot describes the date night, part-two, the Date Night In Dubai collection. The date is going well, but Kelcie is a free spirit. She's a butterfly who deserves her freedom but this doesn't sit well with him. This spirals into the Bleu Collection in which he is wearing a piece from. She is...Read More
Seven Questions with Designer Derrick Perkins

Seven Questions with Designer Derrick Perkins

Greenville, Mississippi native Derrick Perkins recently debuted his first runway collection for his DorettaLang Company label at the Pink the Runway Fashion Show in Jackson, Mississippi. Pink the Runway is one of the biggest fashion shows in the Jackson area. It gives many new and up-and-coming designers an opportunity to showcase their collections. The show was also created for a good cause. It is to raise awareness on one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women in the United States: Breast cancer. I had the opportunity to interview Perkins about his first fashion show and collection. Check out our seven-question...Read More
Ds2: 10 questions with fashion designer Demetrius Blayde (Part 2)

Ds2: 10 questions with fashion designer Demetrius Blayde (Part 2)

Jar: What does fashion mean to you? Dee Blayde: First I want to say, I love this question and hearing different designers or style influencers answers. For me, fashion is all about how I'm feeling in the moment. I like to try new things and take risks so fashion is all about the moment to me. Live in it, and be your best self in it. Everybody wants to be so alike. Where's the sanity in that? Jar: How did Demi Blvck Designs come about, and how would you describe your brand? Blayde: Demi Blvck came about from me originally...Read More
An interview with fashion designer Demetrius Blayde (Part 1)

An interview with fashion designer Demetrius Blayde (Part 1)

It all started inside of his 8th grade journal. He would write short films, poems, and brainstorm fashion ideas. 29-year-old fashion and graphic designer Demetrius Blayde says he was very imaginative growing up. "I've always compared stories to just about everything. I compare stories to certain songs I love, to certain funny real life situations, and even to the way I design," said Blayde, adding, "It's almost like I design for the characters in the stories in my head at times. It's a little weird." Blayde laughs. The Memphis, Tenn. native recently moved to Atlanta, Ga. He designs for three...Read More