The intrigue of entrepreneurship was always within Brandice Daniel when she was an adventurous child growing up in Memphis, and it was always around her thanks to her entrepreneurial parents. But when it was time to go to college, Brandice “played it safe” by selecting the major that her parents had in mind for her: pre-med. That is until she got real with herself and decided to take the first of many leaps that would punctuate her career for years to come: She was going to work in fashion.

 

Many brave leaps and “cliff jumps” later, and Brandice is now the creator and CEO of one of the fashion industry’s premier annual events — Harlem’s Fashion Row, which she began in 2007 to help shine the light on designers and boutique owners of color who were often left out of the mainstream spotlight. But the journey to down the runway to success was far from seamless and glamorous. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Brandice speaks candidly about lessons learned, how she survived the very deep valleys, how she renegotiated the “nos” along the way, and how she’s now creating courses, expanding her brand and building a powerful community surrounded by great girlfriends and supporting fashion stars of the future.

 

 

On this episode you will learn:

  • How to know when you’re “on the right floor.”
  • How to pay attention to the thing that you’re dream to.
  • Why proximity is power.
  • A step back is different than a setback.
  • How to make sure you stand out with your “ask.”
  • The importance of taking inspired action when that bright idea hits you.
  • The importance of the “cliff jump.”
  • The biggest lesson she learned about sponsorships.
  • Figuring out the times of day that you are most productive.
  • Why you have to meet the universe halfway.

 

 

VISIT HARLEM’S FASHION ROW at….

Harlemsfashionrow.com

 

FOLLOW HARLEM’S FASHION ROW at…

Facebook@HFRMovement

Instagram@harlemsfashionrow

Twitter@HFRMovement

 

FOLLOW BRANDICE DANIEL at…

Instagram@brandicedaniel

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Fashion Institute of Technology

Catherine’s plus-size women’s clothing

Yolanda Adams

Victoria’s Secret

Latisha Daring, owner of the former boutique, Pieces

Brandice Daniels’s Sponsorships Course (coming soon)

The Great Girlfriends podcast

The Great Girlfriends Facebook group

 

 

 

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[Music: “Someone Else’s Memories” by Revolution Void]