Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stylized: Jillian Napper of The Regal People


Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?
I'm from Washington, DC, born and raised. I'll be 24 years old on January 17th :)

What do you do?

I am an artist who dabbles in music (rapper) and fashion (clothing designer). I'm currently working on building up my brand, The Regal People, and finishing my eighth record titled YDKMTW (You Don't Know Me Too Welle).

When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?
I never really knew that fashion would be something that I would become passionate about. I've always loved to express myself and working with my hands. Fashion came about as my yearning to be different grew bigger over the past few years.

What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
Wow. My biggest accomplishment to date would have to be having the guts to actually put myself out there by getting on stages and performing and proving to myself that I can achieve what I believe - as corny as that may sound. But besides that I would have to say opening my own boutique. It's the reason why I got my degree in Fashion Merchandising in the first place.

What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?
The only advice I have for others is to just take that leap. Creativity takes courage and being an entrepreneur takes risks. You'll fall flat on your face sometimes. That's okay. The important part is that you get back up and keep going.

Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
How can we stay connected with you? 
 I'm constantly on Instagram (elleduzitwell), my guilty pleasure and I'm nosey haha. You can find me on Facebook (Search: Jillian Elle Maxwell Napper), Twitter (_ellemaxwell), and Tumblr (elleduzitwell).

I couldn't even tell you guys when or how I met Jill, just know it has been some years lol. I respect this woman as a creative, both musically, and visually. Continue to inspire girl, I am a fan.

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