Tell me about you: Where are you from, how old are you?
We are first generation Haitian-Americans born in Washington D.C and raised in Northern Virginia. DMV to the fullest! Although we live in the Philly area right now lol. Vanessa is 29 years old and Stephanie is 27 years old.
What do you do?
We are sisters and co-owners of Bisoux Jewelry, LLC. We are a jewelry retailers, stylists and bloggers.
When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?
I, Vanessa, started collecting jewelry here and there about seven years ago which has grown into pretty big collection. I loved browsing through estate sales, yard sales, thrift stores, antique shops and bazaars for unique trinkets and baubles. Ethnic jewelry especially caught my eye, and I always made sure to pick something up when I was traveling. I've always appreciated well-made, unique statement jewelry as works of art to adorn myself with! Stephanie knew a few designers who started to notice our pieces and asked to use them to enhance their clothing lines for fashion shows and magazine publications. The more we worked with designers the more jobs we would get to help style their line, and other designers began to notice too! We saw a niche and jumped on it! We also began selling some of our favorite pieces online with great success!
What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
One of our most recent and biggest accomplishments was landing a styling job for Trew Music's "Incredible, Fantastic Experience" music video. We were responsible for the wardrobe, jewelry and styling of the whole production. It was also our first time styling a male and we are officially his personal stylists as a result of that job! We had so much fun and the video came out great! You can check it out on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Md6TIlME3I
What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?
If you can dream it you can do it! Stay focused and don't be afraid to start small. If your good at what you do, your passionate, kind and professional-people will take notice! Have fun and network network network!!!
Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?
"Do not fear, only believe" Mark 5:36 (ESC).
How can we stay connected with you?
We are obsessed with social media! Stalk us here, lol:
Our website: www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com
You can shop our jewelry here: www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com
Our Blog: www.RockinThatBling.com
Our Tumblr Page: http://bisouxjewelryimages.tumblr.com
Twitter: @RockinThatBling and @Vanessa_Bisoux
Instagram: @RockinThatBling and @VanessaBisoux
I met these lady's a few years ago, I can't recall when exactly; but upon our first introduction to each other it was nothing but love. So happy to see them grow, and I wish them all the success in the world.