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Boutique name- DYMOND WAYZ Accessories Heav’n
Where were you born? Riverside, California
Where do you live? Castleberry Hill- Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
When did you decide that this is what you want to do? My freshman Year of College I was 19 working for $8 an hour with Sisley(united colors of benneton), & I was hired @ Phipps Plaza but I was 2 be moving to the new perimeter location when it opened. This experience really was the birth of my Brand “Dymond Wayz”. I gained visual and store build out skills, I already had 4yrs experience in retail; because I landed my 1st job @ 15 with Macy’s @ the Beverly Center. I worked for Sisley for 9months & had my 1st $2,500 sale with a wealthy client, who basically purchased everything that I picked out. Funny thing about it the young mgr, I was cool with rang up my sale under her I’d # 2 get my commission, so when I confronted my mgr. she showed me that she was really not cool &, I even got written up about confronting her, oh but I got my commission. After that experience I realized maybe working for some1 else was not my destiny & I might want 2 consider working 4 myself, 6months later I made a trip 2 NyC & bought my 1st merchandise & returned to Cau in the Fall as an Entrepreneur Sophomore with Dymond Wayz, and I have been working for my self ever since.
Do you sew as well as style? Yes I’ve been hand sewing since I was 7, I learned on the machine when I got 2 College, it is not my favorite thing cause I’m a bit antsy & sewing you must have a lot of patience.
Do you do personal styling? Yes I do personal, wardrobe reconstruction, image mgt, personal shopping, product knowledge & Rolling Out Magazine dubbed me as “Atlanta Fashion Forecaster” in August 2007.
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with? I have worked with Mr. Bangladesh of Bangladesh Prod., Tiny(T.I.’s wife), Mz. Shanicka (107.9), Megan Rochelle, Nikki Turner, Redd Xmaz, 5 Mic’s, Don Cannon,Nikki Minaj, Muffy Cupcakeopia, & host of other celebrities I can’t remember off the top of my head.
Which Celebrities fit your boutique style, and that you would want to work with? I would like 2 work with more male artist like umh… Young Jeezy or Diamond & Princess of Crime Mob, for some strange reason in Atlanta, labels leave image as last on the budget & usually don’t outsource stylist. That job will be left to the artist mgr or the artist themselves, its sad to me because Image is so vital in a celebrities career it should be more like # 1 on the budget and all other components fall after Image, just my opinion based on my experience of working with celebrities.
Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female) Female of course Beyonce. Male I must say Diddy.
Would you rather style something around a pair of boots or open toe pumps? I’m a Cali girl all day break out them toes girl. (Giggles) Who would you rather see in a fitted mini dress…a size 7 with curves or a size 1 with no curves? I love all shapes & sizes, I can work with all silhouettes.
Do you have a favorite color or fabric that you like to work with? And why? Right now I’m in Love with Green, but 2mrrw it might be Blue, I love all colors like a Vibrant Miami Rainbow. I love natural fibers like cotton, linen, but my favorite is fur I am mesmerized by dyed furs Sabel, Mink, Chinchilla, vintage Leopard, I even love faux Suede & Mink. I can create such a great illusion when working with furs, I can use the annual, thanks 2 fashionista’s like Lil Kim (chinchilla bikini).
What is some advice for girls out there that want to model? I feel like if you are pursing a career where your face or body is the product 2 be sold, than you must love yourself unconditionally, inside & out. I believe with that foundation you will have a healthy mind, & you can manifest a successful career.
A past video/magazine experience on set…Good and Bad… OMG bad, I was styling for a new artist video & one of the extras was wearing a ring I purchased in Paris @ a flea market 5years prior, she comes up to me with maybe an hour left 2 shoot saying she can’t find my ring & she thinks she lost it @ the last set location. Instantly I’m thinking why are you just now telling me this? But I kept my composure & brought it to the casting company that hired me as the stylist. They said well if the ring does not surface @ wrap time than the extra will have to pay for it out of her day rate. I was still a bit frustrated because even though I would of been monetary compensated for the lost, my ring that had sentimental value would be gone 4ever. I knew it was time for me to project my ability to work under pressure, I worked with the extra and directors interns as a team & within an hour the extra found my ring. A good experience is seeing all the ppl that I style happy faces when they like my final decision for there wardrobe & seeing them walk around set with confidence knowing the look Swagged up by Kesh.
What helps you get creative (music,people,movies) MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC, everyday people(mainly my college girls & boys) All movies even Sci Fi stuff. My biggest creative moments come from Daydreaming, and reading Fashion Magazines that I subscribe to.
Any projects coming up that we should know about? Yesss I’m so excited to finally be at a point where I can give back, Clark Atlanta University Fashion Design & Merchandising Dept & Bauder College & myself will be hosting a workshop the 3rd week of April. The workshop is free and I will be interviewing & selecting 10 interns to work with 5 different avenues of my Brand Dymond Wayz, I plan to bring in a small panel of about 2 of my close friends so they can speak to the students & possibly select the candidates that Dymond Wayz does not select so this way at least 20 students out of about 400 will be selected to complete an hands on internship working with some1(me) they can relate to because there is not that much of an age gap & I was in there shoes less than 5years ago.
Any shout outs? Yesss Thank you Jami Z at The Carinae Agency for this great interview. Dymond Wayz Alwayz, Dymond Bar Music, and Thank you for every1 who has supported & believed in my Brand, especially GOD.
Website, myspace, links etc… www.dymondwayzonline.com www.myspace.com/dymondwayzaccessories www.blogspot.com/streetschic www.myspace.com/keshmonroe Youtube: dymond wayz commercial
Where were you born? Cincinnati, OH
Where do you live? Houston, TX
When did you decide that this is what you want to do? – When I was a music major at Texas Southern University I wanted to create visuals to go along with the music we were making.
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with? yes, I’ve worked with Micheal Williams (Omar from wire), Mike Epps, Lil Wayne, T.I. , and Lupe Fiasco (to name a few)
Which Celebrities fit your style, and that you would want to work with? – Clint Eastwood, he is a master storyteller, and has been around since the days of Otto Preminger to Sergio Leone to directing films himself.
Do you enjoy shooting by the water? Doesn’t matter to me. I shot in the Dominican Republic once and the water was beautiful.
Do you make your own sets or you enjoy going on location? I enjoy and do both, but I enjoy going on location the most. I like to travel and experience new places. I also relish the challenge of making what’s written come to life and often shooting on location provides the realness needed.
What is some advice that you can give to a future male/female model? NEVER QUIT. If you have a goal or dream, do whatever you have to do to make it happen, fight for it til your last breath.
What is one thing that you hate people to do while on set? TARDINESS!!!
When its time for you to do an interview do you enjoy it or get nervous? I enjoy, I love talking. I mean I have so many dope things going on I can talk forever.
Which do you really enjoy working on…Movies, videos or commercials? MOVIES, hands down.
You don’t have to name names, but what do you hate for the artists to do while on set? I hate when an artist is late to set, I have ZERO tolerance for that.
Which video to date was the one you most enjoyed making and why? Spit Yo Game by The Notorious, because of the opportunity to be apart of the legacy of the great BIG. I also got the chance to work with Swizz Beatz, Twista, Bone,Thug & Harmony, and 8 Ball & MJG all on one project. This video brought together a lot of legends.
What helps you get creative when making video treatment? (music,people,movies) GOOD MUSIC. Good music is always easy to write to.
Do you write your own treatment or your open to work with others? I write my own treatments but if you are a good treatment writer I’m interested in working with you. You can get at me via email at drteeth04 [at] yahoo [dot] com, I’m searching for new talent.
What type of artists would you rather work with? Rappers,rock etc… R&B are my favorite. I don’t think they get the love and respect they deserve, and they are some of the best storytellers.
Is it more important to have a great make up artist or a good stylist? BOTH, because one compliments the other.
Any shout outs? Yes, I want to send a shout out to my dog Kevin Canine as he look at me from the floor of my living room as I do this interview. No really he is my dog. Shout out to Cherrell Rene, she is the dopest, everyone should get you one, but don’t waste your time calling her if you don’t have your paper right!!! The Nasty Natti, and all of my friends in my old neighborhood Evanston, Jami Z for the opportunity to do this interview. And finally to my baby mamas, you know who you are, QUIT CALLING ME, I sent the damn money. Especially baby mama #27 Rose P, you get the nerves the MOST of ALL. Just drop Rose Jr off and keep it MOVIN. Thanks for the opportunity!!!! —
CASTING NOTICE FOR TV COMMERCIAL
PAYRATE: DANCER $2,000. FEATURED PRINCIPALS 1,500.
CASTING DATE: ..TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009
SHOOT DATE: MARCH 25
2 MALES – /Male /African Am, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic /22 – 33
MUST LOOK 22 – 33 / THEY ARE IN A BAR – MUST LOOK OLDER THAN 22 / ONE IS WHITE AND ONE ETHNIC – ….ALA…. HAROLD & KUMAR /
Wardrobe:COOL CASUAL – AT A CLUB WITH DANCING GIRLS / NOT TOO
Rate:$1,500. / ($500. SHOOT / $1,000. FOR 36 MONTHS BUYOUT )
DANCER TO RE-CREATE FLASH DANCE MOVIE SCENE /Male or Female /African Am /20 – 30
Description:PROFESSIONAL DANCER THAT CAN RE-CREATE THE FLASHDANCE DANCE AS WELL AS ADD THEIR OWN MATERIAL / COULD ONLY BE A MALE IF HE WAS ON THE SLIGHT SIDE AND COULD DANCE LIKE THE SCENE IN THE MOVIE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOQCL6373l4 / SONG NAME IS ‘HE’S A DREAM’ BY SHANDI Should be fierce, serious, intent.
Rate:$2,000. / ($250. REHEARSAL / 750. SHOOT / $1,000. FOR 3 YEARS USE)
EMAIL NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND PICTURE TO whitecastle [at] tysumagency [dot] com
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