TGIF! Our interview today features a very inspiring designer, Houston’s very own Jasmine Samone.
TGIF! Our interview today features a very inspiring designer, Houston’s very own Jasmine Samone. You may have heard of her clothing line, Astonishing Apparel . Jasmine is a young entrepreneur who is and will continue to take the fashion world to new heights!
What influences growing up (negative/positive) shaped the woman you are today?
My parents had the biggest influence on me as a person. Both of my parents are hard workers and always go after what they want in life. Whether it be each other, a job, or a new some new shoes they seen in the mall. I am a very self driven person because of them.
When did you love for fashion start?
I’ve always had a love for fashion. As a little girl I used to walk around the house in those little plastic heels, furs around my neck, and lipstick on my lips. It only escalated from there and now that I’m able to actually design my own clothes,my heart is in it even more because I can actually bring what I want and what I see as “fashionable” to life.
What made you want to become a fashion designer?
I always struggled finding clothes that fit my petite shape and size. At the age of 14 I started to recreate pieces and soon after I begin sewing pieces. I immediately started to receive order requests, that on top of my infatuation with fashion led me to become a fashion designer.
Have you ever struggled with insecurities ? How did you overcome them?
I’ve struggled with insecurities about my petite size as a teenager. I always tried to gain weight to fit in with others. I had to learn to love myself unconditionally. There’s always someone that’s too short, too skinny, to ugly. I recently got over this phase a couple years ago. I am in love with my body now. I will literally dance in the mirror for hours!
What are your goals in life? As far as love, fashion, business and growth?
My main goal is to please the Lord! I want to be the best me I can possibly be! I want to be able to inspire others that have talents and are not using them not to sleep on themselves. I plan to open up Astonishing Apparel stores across the nation. I love my brand and the growth that I’ve seen in it. As any other female would want, I want to be able to find my soulmate, get married, and have a beautiful family. But my time and commitment to finishing college and get my brand to where I want it, I don’t have time to work on that right now.
We see great things in your future Jasmine! You can reach Jasmine for business inquires @ firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out her work, visit her on Instagram @ AstonishingApparel and her website www.astonishingapparel.net.