Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stylized: Reggie Black Of BLACK Collection


 Tell me about you:

My name is Reggie Black. I am a Dreamer. I believe the Impossible is Possible. I enjoy hanging at wifi coffee shops, and eating CVS Gummy Worms. My primary purpose on Earth is to inspire others through my journey. In order to inspire I must do the work, so each day that's my goal. To become a better person each day, not complain and produce.

Where are you from? Native Washingtonian! Born and raised Northwest DC

How old are you? 20 Something Years Old. Still A Child At Heart Embracing my Inner Imagination.

What do you do?

 I'm the Chief Progressive of All Things Progressive (thingsprogressive.com), Creative Visionary of BLACK Collection, (www.blkcollection.com), Creator of Sticky Inspiration (www.stickyinspiration.tumblr.com), Co-Production Manager of The Illustrators Stage (http://theillustratorsstage.com). Brand Strategist, Designer, Believer of the Impossible, Creative Blogger, and occasionally I shoot images with my Nikon D40 from my point of view with no photoshop assistance.


When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?

Growing up in DC, having your own identity was something that you had to exude. DC has always been a creative city, and also a trend chasing city at the same time. I knew my life would include Fashion when I was about 12 years old. I started working at a local DC Urban shop, SOLO Sports. That's where I learned about operating a business, sourcing, production, management, and design. However I won't say I'm passionate about "Fashion" I think the industry is flooded with too many people who are uneducated about the history of Fashion, and everything that entails working in the industry. I'm passionate about "organically cool" things. I can't quote every designer on the runway, or tell you what collection that piece was apart of like some of my friends. I just appreciate style that is not forced. That's where I passion lies. Doing what you love with your style, wearing what you feel is the best representative of you as a person, and disregarding trends. That's what being an INDIVIDUAL is all about!


What has been your biggest accomplishment to date? 

Studying Abroad in South Africa (where I created the name for BLACK Collection, and sparked the idea of starting my own business), BLACK Collection collaborating with Mary J. Blige's Non-Profit FFAWN for special edition product release, and most importantly losing the fear, and following my dreams. (That's the biggest one)



What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?

Keep your Faith! Believe in yourself, think as big as you possibly can, and don't compromise your goals for anyone. Be prepared to lose it all on the pursue. There's no safe way to take risk! Be willing to allow things to grow, and change. Don't be fooled by the microwaveable society we currently live in. Activity, and action are two different things.

Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be? 

"Your disadvantages aren't valid excuses. Neither is anything else. Overcome everything" -Reggie Black

How can we stay connected with you?
Instagram: iamreggieblack
Facebook: Reggie Black




I am so happy to know Reggie and am truly inspired by what he has accomplished thus far. Keep inspiring Reggie and pushing for Individuality 


Miss Elisa K. said...

Very cool!

Mika said...

Yes! Love all the inspiring words. Glad you liked it =)