ABOUT THE DC FASHION MUSE SERIES

In 2015, BRAND MEETS CREATIVE’s founder Elaine Mensah created the #DCFashionMuse series, a collection of video profiles featuring Washingtonian creatives, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, educators, and influencers who are significantly contributing to the framework of fashion in the District.

The profiles were part of the #TheFashionSource, the District’s only comprehensive print book and digital resource listing that offered full access to a centralized database of fashion businesses, brands, and profiles. Spanning 3 states, 30 neighborhoods, including 35 features and 1000+ fashion & fashion related businesses.

THE MUSES:

  • Carl Ray – Carl Ray Make-up Artist, LLC

  • Aba Kwawu – TAAPR

  • Anton Papich – Anton Plus Prehn

  • Robin Fisher – Polished Image and Style

 

  • Emily Gonzaga – D’Milikah

  • Virginia Arrisueno – DeNada

  • Jayne Orthwein – Anna O Designs

  • Adwoa Aidoo – Badu of Eden House of Designs

 

  • Nicholas Karnaze – Stubble & ‘Stache

  • Deya Montgomery – Glam by Deya

  • Liz St John – Elizabeth St John

  • Erika Schrieber – Erika Schrieber

 

  • Georgina Agyekum – SOLSAK @ GALLERY PLACE

  • Sophie Blake – Sophie Blake NY

  • Stara Pezeshkian – Stara Glam

  • The Tashi Agency

  • Deborah Mdurvwa – Mdurvwa Collection

  • Marissa Schneider – Gilt City DC

  • Kate Warren – GoKateShoot

  • Adam Gorman – iGorman

  • James Cornwell – Iva Bella Salon

 

  • JoElle Lee – JoElle SkinCare

  • Kim Elleen Atkins – Kim Elleen

  • Kim Schalk – Kim Schalk

  • Aarti Gala – Kumari Luxury

 

  • Laura Lee Williams – Laura Lee Designs

  • Maggy Francois – Maggy Francois LLC

  • Skyler Javier – NativeDanger

  • Lori Parkerson – Redeem

 

  • Sylvia Gottwald – IRIDESCENCE

  • Ashton Hodges – Twisted Aristocrat

  • Violetta Markelou – VM Photography & Makeup

  • Mauro Farinelli – Wolf vs Goat

  • Moshe Zusman – Moshe Zusman Photography