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p 23: Celebrity, Personal and Professional Styling with Britney Maxey
Britney Maxey born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, NY began her journey in Fashion while attending The High School Of Fashion Industries. After graduating she went on to open The Maxey Boutique, which was a Pop Up Shop that featured Brooklyn Designers who customized clothing and also offered RTW in the boutique.
Britney found her niche in the industry and realized she enjoyed styling and assisting in custom apparel more than Retail.
After closing her shop she continued her education at The School of Style, LA and The Misa Hylton Fashion Academy, NYC.
Today, Ms. Maxey works with major Celebrity Stylist including Misa Hylton, Ade Samuels and Scot Louie assisting on major celebrity projects as well as Campaigns. Including Movado Campaigns, Beyonce x MCM collaboration, Scot Louie x Keke Palmer and much more.
She has also launched The Maxey, LLC (@TheMaxeyLLC) this past June which offers Personal Styling services as well as professional Styling services for those seeking a Fashion Stylist.
Welcome to the BlackNFashion Podcast Britney
Please see below segments, questions and discussion topics.
Issa Look Segment: Somebody in the media this week that you felt slayed.
What was the fuel, series of events and inspiration that lead you all to become a fashion stylist? Who was the first person you styled and how did it make you feel?
What was your biggest struggle when you first started out? Did you find it hard to run a retail space? Do you think that retail is dead and ecommerce is taking over?
What are the trends for summer as well as the following season ( colors, silhouettes, fabrications) Do you feel that customization is taking over in all facets of the industry?
What are the common body types you work with? Which body type do you find challenging?
Is it hard to find and retain clients? Do you have issues with budgets and getting paid? Describe your ideal client.
What would you say is the hardest part about breaking into the fashion industry for African American designer? You recently commented on one of our post regarding working PR into your budget. Can you elaborate on that?
Fashion Stories Segment: Success or Disaster story with a client or customer that you learned something from
Do you find it difficult to partner with other stylist? Is it difficult to tell a story with two different visions?
A lot of your background is African American/urban culture based to plan on stepping into new markets or do you want to cater to just the CULTURE?
What are some things you were surprised to learn while attending the School of style and Misa Hylton Fashion Academy?
How do you deal with women transitioning from buying their own clothes to working with a stylist that may have a different vision.
Let’s talk about some of the campaigns you have been a part of. Which was your favorite and what was the message?
What are 3 items every woman needs in her closet this summer?
What are your long term goals and where do you plan on taking your business in the next 10 years?
Fashion Inspo Segment: Exhibits, Events, Readings, Current Muse
You can keep up with Britney @miss_maxey & @themaxeyllc
For questions, feedback and discussion topics email: BlackNFAshionPodcast@gmail.Com
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Stay Black! Peace Out!