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Brands: Merch by KC

We are back once again to showcase a new brand for the week. Today, we had an opportunity to chat with the creator of a new brand, Keasha from Merch by KC. With a simplistic approach to fashion and personal style, Merch by KC has apparel for everyone.If you haven’t done so already, take a moment out of your busy day and read Keasha’s interview below to learn more about her brand.

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First, what is the name of your brand?
The name is my brand is Merch By KC.

Who are the creative geniuses behind your brand (Staff members)?
Currently, I am the only creative behind the brand. As I expand I will be looking for brand ambassadors and other creatives to join the team.

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Let’s discuss the history of your brand. When and why were you created?
I have always been very into fashion and styling, but I never knew how passionate I was about it until I grew older. I jumped into styling when I first moved to Atlanta. I had a great opportunity to work and be around brands such as CEO Millionaires, Strip Club Veteran, and Trapavelli. These brands all created by rapper 2 Chainz. Being around very influential people at street execs as well as an entrepreneur club I had joined inspired me to create my own brand. I felt it would be a great way to broadcast my creative side and expand my clientele with styling.

What is the objective of your brand?
The objective of my brand is to show people that women also matter in urban street wear. A lot of clothing brands have really dope menswear items, but very little for women. I feel at times, we get the short end of the stick when it comes to finding dope urban street wear, even in clothing stores. A lot of brands lack a women section or if they do have one have very little to offer for us. I wanted to see change so I decided to create it myself. I wanted my brand Merch by KC to be aimed at minimizing gender differences within fashion and urban streetwear. I decided to create a collection within the brand called “The Unisexx Collection”. This collection is what I considered gender neutral and is something I created so that it could be worn by both male and females. I have also created another collection within the brand called “Tom Boy” that will drop later this year as well.

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What does your brand offer to your consumers and customers?
Merch by KC will offer stylish street wear, that includes clothing and accessories, for both men and women. I am currently working on adding more items to “The Unisexx Collection” within the next couple of weeks. I plan on making sure that my brand displays the different ways that both men and women can rock streetwear.

How are you able to distinguish your brand from others?
I think my brand will be different from others simply because I am making it unisex. A lot of collections only cater to one sex when creating clothing pieces. I plan on making sure I display how both men and women can get creative and add their own style to my clothing pieces.

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What are your long-term goals for your brand?
My long-term goal with my brand is to shine light on the importance of focusing on both audiences when creating a clothing line and to minimize gender differences within fashion. I would like to see clothing creatives and other clothing lines providing more options for women and to also show that clothing should not always be gender driven. When I say driven, I mean saying that women can only wear pink and men can’t. I want to make sure with my brand that a guy wearing pink or a crop top CAN be worn by both sexes.

Where do you see your band in the next five years?
Within the next five years, I see my brand expanding to a store front. I plan on working hard to be sure I can open a store to display my brand as well as getting my brand onto other sites. I also want to get my collections into urban clothing boutiques around the world.

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Congrats Keasha for turning one of your passions into fashion. If you are into “The Unisexx Collection,” head over to Merch by KC’s official website here. Be sure to follow Keasha’s journey on Instagram as well.

Thanks for reading!

Brands: Positive Vibes Only

We apologize for the lack of updates lately. The team is working around the clock to bring in some new content for Spring.A few weeks ago, we met with Dante English, creator of a new clothing line called Positive Vibes Only. As you know, we love featuring other tastemakers like ourselves. For this post, we asked Dante to explain a little bit more about his brand line and the inspiration behind it. Check out the full interview below!

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Who are the creative geniuses behind your brand (Staff members)?
Duke Page and myself.

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Let’s discuss the history of your brand. When and why were you created?
Positive Vibes Only clothing was started in 2016. The name itself is one of the statements that help your mindset at times. Back in the day, my friends and I group message to have conversations. Anytime there was an argument or something negative happened we would say PVO. The more and more we said it, the more I realized how staying positive in life helped me get through the trials and tribulations that I have faced before. No matter what happens in life I try to see the bright side or see the positive in that negative situation, and make the best of it. So I said, “Hey, I am going to get some shirts made and see how it goes.” So, I reached out to some friends and had some logos drawn out and the reached out to my cousin to make the logos for me. Once I had the logos created I reached out to Ryan Lee to get the colors out.

What is the objective of your brand?
The objective of our brand is to get people to undestand the message behind Positive Vibes Only. It serves as a mindset that can help you in everyday life. For instance, if you wake up in a bad mood, you might say, “Hey, I want to wear my Positive Vibes Only T-shirt today. No matter what happens today I’m keeping positive vibes only today.” If someone sees the shirt I want them to think “Hey, I like that slogan. Positive Vibes Only today for me also!” When people see something with words on it they automatically read it. When you read something in your head it flows through your mind. Now you have positive vibes only in your mind throughout the day.

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What does your brand offer to your consumers and customers?
Our brand offers sizes for men, woman, children, and toddlers. We have summer winter collection. T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, coffee mugs and phone cases are what we offer. We have a large supply of different color T-shirts available for you to match with any shoe and outfit.

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How are you able to distinguish your brand from others?
Our brand can be distinguished from others by our logo design. One logo is a stop sign with PVO and Positive Vibes Only words inside. This is the #StopNegativity logo. Our most popular logo is the #StayStrong fist logo. The fists stand for power, solidarity, strength, and is used as a salute to express unity. Our newest Logo is the 2017 To-Do List. This logo originated from the Instagram posts that went viral. It was the statement with three boxes with a statement and the last one had a check mark. Our logo says “2017 To-Do List” and the choices are stress, be Negative, and Positive Vibes Only. I’m sure you know which box has the check mark.

What are your long term goals for your brand?
The long terms goals of this clothing line are to touch millions of people’s minds and bodies. It’s more than just about the money or the recognition. I want walk in the mall and see my logo on a famiy, a woman, a kid, a man, or anybody. I don’t want them to know I am the creature of the line. Just seeing people in different cities and states in the clothing and smiling is what my long term goal is. Then if the money comes I want to give back to the community and make donations to people in need. When I do make those donations it will be from Positive Vibes Only.

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Where do you see your band in the next five years?
In five years I see this company with new products in the market. I see new color waves. I see new logos and logos to give people variety. I see the brand on a Steve Harvey Show talking about the effect that this mindset can have in our everyday life. Remember it’s more than a clothing line……….it’s a MINDSET!

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Be check out Positive Vibes Only here! Thanks for reading!

Brands: MielE Clothing Co.

It’s been a while since our last Brands feature. Today we would like to introduce everyone to Evelia Hunter from MielE Clothing Co. Fashion stylist and entrepreneur, Evelia Hunter has created MielE Clothing Co. from the ground up! You can read more about her story below!post_brands_111616_01
Who are the creative geniuses behind your brand?
My manager and photographer: Deej; Financial Planner: Khalia; Photographer: Riq. My mom provides my second set of hands when I am getting close to a deadline and I need the extra help. I also pull in my brother and best friends when I need to bounce design and event ideas.

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Let’s discuss the history of your brand. When and why were you created?
Looking back, I can see how my childhood experiences (arts and crafts with my mom, for example) and different things that I thought and said merged together over the years to create this moment. The big pieces of MielE, however, didn’t begin to form until the summer after my freshman year of college. I randomly decided one day to sew myself some skirts for church. After making the first two, I found that I enjoyed sewing for myself: the fit was better; I could make whatever I wanted; No one else had it. My family and friends were impressed and gave me the confidence to “see where this went.” When I went back to school in the Fall, I requested to be a part of the annual fashion show. And, the rest is history.

What is the objective of your brand?
I love this question! While I was thinking about turning my hobby in a business and a brand, I realized that in order to stay on track, I needed to build a mission statement for my brand. Not only would it help me stay on track and stay true to who I was, but it would allow my clients to know what I stand for through MielE. My mission statement reads:
“It is our mission to provide each client with an uplifting experience that leads to ownership of a unique, effortless and well-made garment. With each piece, clients will be breaking cultural and stylistic barriers with us. It is our hope that through MielE, we can give testimony to the Giver of Life and Gifts.”
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What does your brand offer to your consumers and customers?
There are two reasons my clients come to me: 1) Custom pieces 2) Reasonable prices. I believe that well-made clothes do not need to be expensive. I really take into consideration the garment that I am making, my client’s budget and how I can make both of those work together. I also believe that everyone deserves to have something unique sitting in their closet – a piece that they can pull out and say, “This was made specifically for me” or “No one else has this.”
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How are you able to distinguish your brand from others?
Pieces that I design feature interesting patterns and/or interesting pattern mixing and bright colors. I design clothes for the people who, like myself, do not put a lot of effort into picking out their clothes in the morning. Keep in mind however, that these same people want their outfit to stand out. I do that by creating statement garments that can carry an outfit by themselves. By doing this, I also bring in another crowd – the people who love to dress up and excel in styling themselves and others in new and intriguing ways. My pieces are enough of me to stand out as a MielE piece, while allowing my clients to make an outfit with my piece(s) their own.

What are your long term goals for your brand?
I see my business being a part of my larger goal to create a safe space for women and homeless youth. The complete vision as to what that space would look like is still in the works, but I see MielE helping to raise money and awareness for this space.
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Where do you see your band in the next five years?
My goal is for my brand’s mission to be far reaching within the next five years – touching different people in many countries across the world. I hope to be dressing many people from up and coming singers, to artists, to lawyers headed into court. Overall, I believe that the brand’s mission will open doors for the business itself and make room for opportunities that I cannot even dream of.

Ready to make some new puchases. Head over to www.mieleclothingco.com and take a closer look!

Thanks for reading!

Brands: Sara Leone

Here at the UnregisteredStyle, we love showcasing other creative influencers outside the realm of fashion and personal style.  Furthermore, we have no problem featuring an up and coming or well established model, photographer, designer, or musician on our blog.With that being said, we would like to get to our featured post.

Recently, we were introduced to Sara Leone, and singer/songwriter based out of New York City. With a recently released single on iTunes and 325k followers under her belt, Sara is a star in her own right. The word “upcoming” is an understatement.

Haven’t heard of her? Well, check out her full interview below!

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Why did you want to become an artist? What inspired you the most?
One of my earliest memories is being in Best Buy with my family and stopping in front of a TV, mesmerized by Britney Spears’ , “…Baby One More Time” music video. I just remember thinking, “I want to do that…I’m going to do that.” I must have been about five years old at the time, which is also when I started taking voice lessons. Over the years after that as I listened to more and more artists, there have been plenty that reinforced my desire to create music and inspire people as they have and continue to inspire me. My Dad had the biggest impact on my taste in music, so most of my musical inspirations are The Beatles; Bob Dylan; Linda Ronstadt; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Etta James; Fleetwood Mac; specifically Stevie Nicks.

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Now, I know this was a not a cake walk for you in the slightest. So, have you experienced any obstacles in your music career so far?
Of course, the obstacles have been countless. It’s hard and confusing to live in a society that heavily instills a way of life where to be successful you graduate high school, get a degree, and any artistic practices are best treated as hobbies. So even though I’ve been singing and writing music my entire life, somewhere in my high school years I got caught up in that belief and applied to school for psychology. Then in college, I happened upon a beautiful neglected Steinway piano and wound up in that room for hours instead of finishing assignments, studying for exams, etc. Finally, in the midst of what became the deepest depression I’ve ever known, I realized, “Oh! Psychology might be interesting to me, but only as a hobby compared to my true passion and destiny of making music.” So that was the first major detour, but I dropped out
and am now back on my true path!

Being in this industry definitely teaches you how to be strong in the face of rejection, and have unwavering belief in yourself and your talent. Last fall, when I made it all the way to the blind auditions of The Voice, season 10. There were ninety five of us and only forty eight spots available, and when I auditioned for the coaches there were only 2 spots left, one on Christina Aguilera’s team and one on Pharrell’s. Christina has always been one of my biggest idols, so for her not to want me on her team was a pretty big let down. Luckily, however, my faith in the universe once again reinforced that everything happens the way it is supposed to. When I came home and started posting covers on YouTube instead of continuing on in the show, I created a lot of traction and now have over 300k views on my page and incredibly supportive fans and I’m infinitely grateful for them.

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Can you tell us a time when you had to make a big sacrifice for your music career?
Don’t get me wrong, I know relationships and boys aren’t the most important reasons for living. However, being the hopelessly romantic & tragic songstress that I am, I’ve had to let go the few people I’ve ever been truly in love with for my music career first.

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How are you able to distinguish yourself from others?
While writing and singing have always been my core focus, producing my own music has recently evolved into a passion as well. I’ve worked with a handful of producers and more often than not found it difficult to get across exactly what I wanted, so I set my sights on learning how to do it myself. Once I read the statistic that a shocking less than 5% of producers and engineers in the music industry are women, I became even more steadfast. I now either produce or coproduce all of my music.

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If you could pick one producer and artist to collaborate with, who would select and why?
The Chainsmokers! Every time I hear a new song by them I’m blown away. It’s not even just that their music is pleasing to the ear and catchy enough to top charts; they consistently induce really strong feelings which is what makes good music so powerful. I would absolutely love the opportunity to work with them.

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What are your long term goals for yourself as an artist?
I really want to become a positive role model, especially for younger generations. I think it’s harder than ever to grow up in this day and age where turmoil and strife are so prominent… Music is such an important & powerful medium, and since I was blessed with the ability to express myself lyrically I intend to use it to bring positivity and love and change for the better into the world. I just want to inspire people with my music like I’ve been inspired by so many musicians before me.

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Where do you see yourself next five years?
Somewhere across the Atlantic on world tour or in the studio creating beautiful galactic music. I can even see myself somewhere volunteering. Like I said, I’ve always had big dreams.

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Thanks Sara for the amazing interview! Be sure to follow Sara Leone’s journey on her social media platforms:

Instagram: @saraleoneofficial

Soundcloud: sara-lorraine

Twitter: _shayron

Youtube: Saramarathas

See you later!