I only mention it because after seeing her circa 2003 I remember thinking: “Whoa that girl is dope! She’s not one of those precarious millennials who wakes up, proclaims they are a designer, photographer, DJ (insert any other hipster job title here), makes business cards on and starts introducing themselves as such before investing any time in learning or perfecting their new craft. She has worked as a creative consultant for Island Def Jam and Roc Nation, directed music videos by Justin Bieber and Kid Cudi, was the first woman to design a pair of Jordans, and has recently teamed up with Puma for a collabo with her own independent fashion brand, Violette New York. In an article with Ebony about her flawless beauty she said: “My go-to products for everything are always health-conscious, non-carcinogenic, vegan and cruelty free,” she said, “things that are important to me since I keep a vegan/raw diet and am a huge animal lover.
That girl who prefered to be behind the scenes, rather than clamoring for the spotlight.Not to mention, she’s starred in five Toshiba commercials.Because keeping healthy on the inside is just as important as staying beautiful on the outside.”#Swoon. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my vegan girl crush. At the time, the influencer was a burgeoning director and stylish creative whose connections and hard work had already made her the sweetheart of NYC’s downtown scene.
The difference, however, is the curly-haired girl sitting before me in a furry, pink crop top and black slacks now understands the power of being front and center.She’s learned how social media can act as a springboard for success.