Monday, October 13, 2008

You think you know, but you have NO idea....

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been into fashion. I made my first garment at the age of 5, out of a sock, so my Barbie could have a 2 piece outfit. I was either very creative or too busy trying to get Ken's attention. Needless to say, I have been an artsy individual ever since, and people began to take notice...
I used get my hair done at Headliners in Houston, TX, home and salon of the infamous Destiny's Child. My mom had been going for years, and she finally took me when I was 17. After about 6 months of going, Tina Knowles pulled my mom aside and told her that she liked how I dressed, and she wanted me to help put some outfits together for Beyonce' and Solange. At that time, Beyonce' was doing local shows and everything was just about to happen for Destiny's Child. So, I would just pick out clothes for them, and Matthew (their dad) would come and pick them up. I even helped dress Bushwick Bill, formerly of the Gheto Boys, for one of his concerts...He was a hard one to cuff pants for I tell ya:) Once those experiences gave me a head start, I was hooked on fashion, style, and everything in between.
Soon after my 19th birthday, I entered a Fashion Designer contest that was advertised in a Today's Black Woman magazine. Once I made it through the audition process, I was excited, and couldn't wait to create. I went and picked out fabric, designed 4 garments, had them made (Lord knows I couldn't sew), and flew 2 models and myself to New Jersey for the show. I did their make up, my aunt did their hair, and we made it happen. I didn't win the contest, but the experience alone was one that I will never forget. Who knew this was just practice, for what I would later get paid to do for my clients in the industry....
Once I knew what I wanted to do in life, I moved to Los Angeles to make my dreams a reality. Starting out at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, I quickly realized I hated the actual "process" of making a garment from start to finish. I was more an end result, let's work with what we've got, as long as it looks good type of gal......and I've been doing what I love ever since. I've worked on television shows, movies, music videos, various photo shoots, and many celebrities from Hilary Duff to Hill Harper (see resume)...Doing make up, wardrobe, and image consulting, I consider myself a "style artist", and I couldn't have been more blessed in my life.
Now it's almost 2009, and I am actually married to a fashion designer (go figure), we have a beautiful 1 year old son, and creatively our jobs never stop. This blog is going to keep anyone interested in fashion, beauty, art, and real life up to date on what's going on with the Jackson family. You'll get to see and hear a lot of behind the scenes action, browse photos, go on the red carpet with us, meet our celebrity friends, and more........stay tuned:) In the meantime, check us out and

1 comment:

  1. congratulations.
    u are living the dream.
    your blog is awesome.
    continued success to you and your family.