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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Polo AKA The Fur King, creator of The Convertible Ugg Boot

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Polo AKA The Fur King, Creator of The Interchangeable Ugg Boot

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration for the concept for The Interchangeable Fur Ugg Boot?

Polo AKA The Fur King: It was just like a dream. I’m a designer who does customer pieces. I always say I’m different. I’m number one with none to come. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Polo AKA The Fur King, creator of The Convertible Ugg Boot

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Polo AKA The Fur King and Fallon Seaborn, Designer vs. Stylist

Ladies first. Ms. Fallon Seaborn, what is your “stylist philosophy”?

Fallon Seaborn: I live by my philosophies and sayings, but the one that really stays with me is: ” Never be afraid to go left if left is really your right!” A lot of people think being different or leading your own path is crazy.

I have my own style, and I do my own thing in life. When people see me, they have so many different opinions on how I should be.  I think that hinders people. They never evolving into ones true self.

When I wardrobe style my clients, I allow them to bring to life what they imagined and add my flavor to the equation.

Now, Polo. What is your philosophy on the “art of fashion design”?

Polo: Fashion is what you make it, Joey. It’s like art. You have to imagine what you want and bring it to life.

Ms. Seaborn, what are some budget-friendly styling tips a person can use when they are coming up with something on their own?

FS: Don’t be afraid to shop on sale, consignment, thrift stores and at outlets. You will probably never be able to guess everything I have on or how much I paid for it. That’s because I love clothing! You should never go by the name; go on how you feel.

Some of the best looks are when the heart and effort is put into the fashion aspect of what they are wearing as opposed to a person just buying something for the sake of having a designer name. I shop all over for my clients. I rarely ever buy everything for my clients in one store. I like to see what’s out there.

There are so many up-and-coming designers that are majorly hot. But people are sticking to what they are accustomed to. I venture out because Louis Vuitton was once a new designer. You never know when you will find a diamond in the rough.

Polo, what is your view on fashion as a business? How has fashion become a business for you?

Polo: It was just a hobby at first. I was spending more and more on the clothes I was buying. I was like, “Whoa, I can do the same thing and go into business for myself!” And that’s exactly what I did!

Ms. Seaborn, what are some of your favorite brands? And why?

FS: Wow! Great question, Joey! I love so many. For my personal style, I’m a jean and purse fanatic. I love Escada, Versace, Joe’s, Moci and DCuts for my denim.

My favorite purse designers would be Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Fendi and Hermes. I’ve never owned a Hermes bag yet, but trust you me I’m working on it. I love these designers because of there cuts and designs.

I personally wear all the jeans by the designers I just named, and they have stood the test of time. Their designs are always hot and the fit is incredible for a mast majority of people.

My picks on the bags have been tested over time. I’m always carrying a lot of stuff, and I need to have a very durable bag I need space, but still be fly.

Polo, what is some good advice for up-and-coming fashion designers?

Stay focused. Stay at least 10 steps ahead of the game as well as the people that you are around. Keep you mind right, your time right and your grind right and you will be fine.

Ms. Seaborn, where do you get your inspiration from when coming up with new and exciting ideas?

FS: I’m loving the questions, Joey! I pull inspiration from all types of places: my friends, people, magazines, music and myself. I’m constantly trying to improve and be better then I was 5 minutes ago.

I know some really creative people, and theykeep me on my toes and make me feel comfortable to know that it’s ok to be different.

Polo, what is most challenging about work now?

Polo: Making the customer happy. It’s hard work, but I do a good job at it. I love seeing the customer walking out with that smile on there face its a beautiful feeling.

Ms. Seaborn. If you could pick one person to style you for a photo shoot, with no involvement on your part, who would that person be? And why?

FS: For women, I would have to pick two people and for men one person. I love June Ambrose and Brea Stinson. They are really talented, and I love there style.

The man I would choose would be none other than my manager himself, Polo AKA The Fur King. Polo knows my edgy side.

It’s funny because I think it’s hard for a person to dress me because I’m a moody dresser. I can literally be over a look in two minutes! It’s annoying sometimes! FYI: I never make it to the club until it’s time to close.

Polo, how has you birthplace influenced your designs?

Polo: I was born in the Bronx where the people are fresh, but I was raised in Teaneck, NJ, where people are the best. Considering I’m only 10 minutes from Harlem AKA The Mecca, the influence was easy. My style is like no other, so it made it that more easier.


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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Stephanie Renee’, Beyond Reach, LLC

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Stephanie Renee’
(Beyond Reach, LLC)

Stephanie Renee’ also known as Srcook21, is more than just another pretty face. This Hamilton, Ohio, native currently living in Dallas, TX, has had a passion for the music, dance, & the fashion industry since she was a teenager. In late 2009, Stephanie Renee’ was brought on to the Exclusive Fashion & Furs team.

Coming soon in 2010, she will work along the side Exclusive Fashion and Fur’s Ms. Prina Jackson and Fallon Seaborn on Sirius Radio. She is also preparing for the launch of her own company Beyond Reach, LLC. Never being one that is fully satisfied, Stephanie Renee’ will always go by her own personal motto “Aim high and always keep reaching”.

Joey Pinkney: What made you decide to enter the field of promotions?

Stephanie Renee’: I have always had a passion for music, dance and fashion. I knew early in life that I wanted to be involved in it. I didn’t nececcassarily want to be the person in the spot light. Also, I love to help people. That is truely my passion in life. When I get the chance to help someone in achieving their goals or pushing them to the next level, it does something for me. It motivates me because I am pushing myself as well.

JP: What has been your most interesting promotional campaign to date in terms of creativity?

SR: Actually, it is the project that I am working on now for Polo aka The Fur King of Exclusive Fashion & Furs. He has given me control over one of his new projects, and I am like a kid in a candy store. My creative juices are flowing… Plus, I am doing more than just promoting it. I will be involved in every aspect of the entire project. I don’t know how much I can say yet, just know that it will be big. Actally, that’s the only way Polo knows how to do things.

JP: Who are some of your clients, and how do you go about choosing which projects you take on?

SR: I am very picky about the people I work with and the projects I support. I was told that when you first get in the business you want to grab all the work you can get. I just can’t do it. See, I am deeper than just a promoter. I don’t just pass out flyers or host parties at the club. I research, consult, write bios, find media outlets, etc… I go above and beyond the so called “call of duty”.

I want to release some of the stress off the artist so that they can focus on thier craft. I don’t half step. I actually took promotions from my company name because I do so much more. I must support whom ever I am working with 110%. I really don’t consider them clients because we all work with each other on different projects.

Some of the people I work with are, The Furking, Maggbeatz, Prina Jackson and all of Exclusive Fashion & Furs team, Blake Baraka of The Catholic School Boys, Loyalty Promotion, EB Investments, Travis Farr of Shades by T Farr, Gina Nash (Nustyle clothing) and actor/model Michael Taylor. Those are a few of the people that I do promotional and other work with.

JP: What is a common misconception for promoter?

SR: I once heard that a promoter is someone who doesn’t have much talent, so promotion is the next best thing to being the star. I can’t speak for everyone, but that is the farthest thing from the truth for me. I have had many offers to be in videos or sing a hook. It’s flattering but not my thing. I want my success, but I’m not looking for the fame of being “the star”.

Another misconception is that promoters are vicious people with no hearts: they will step on anyone to get a head. I have been in situations and found that this is true with some people. However this is not the case for me. I am good because of my work and what I can and will do for my clients and my team. I will never make myself look better by putting other people down. Now, I am not a pushover, but I do me. That is what it is.

JP: What’s next for Stephanie Renee’?

SR: I just started my own company Beyond Reach, LLC. The core will be promotions, but my work goes beyond that. I am working on a project with The Fur King. I will also be doing Sirius radio with my Exclusive Fashion & Furs family. I am working with Blake Baraka on the release of the Cathothlic School Boys Men & Women’s clothing line.

Those are just a few things. I am always reaching for the next level. Anyone who wants to work with me must have the same mind frame. I am a motivator but not a babysitter. Stay on my level, or I will take off and leave you. I am always reaching, and I aim high.


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