Here is another Profile piece on the people I have met who have inspired me to have new experiences, and who have helped me see the world through their eyes.
This Profile features Kiara Randolph, the creative mind behind Couture Mannequin Boutique, a clothing brand with its own uniqueness. Besides being a fashion designer, she also branching out into various different fields, following her dreams to be successful in all of them.
Here are the questions I asked Kiara about herself and The Couture Mannequin:What inspired you to start The Couture Mannequin?
I started off making my own clothing, I had people on the streets wanting to buy my one of a kind pieces from me right then and there. That motivated me to create FIERCE pieces for my “Mannequins”What is the story behind the name ‘The Couture Mannequin’?
Before I started designing, I was a model. I did not know how to do my makeup, hair basically nothing. So, they used to call me the “Mannequin” because I just sat there and let the makeup artists be creative on my face. I pick up Couture based on my style. Couture Mannequin is not just a brand. Its a lifestyle!!
I would describe a “Mannequin”
“She is a mysterious woman who turns heads as she walks into any room. She’s effortless and free…simply flawless. She feels just as hot and confident in bright colors as she does in black. She is a socialite and a party girl. Everyone whispers in awe and wonders who she is and what IT is about her that sets her apart. They all want to know her and BE her.”What is the story behind the name ‘The Couture Mannequin’?The look of the pieces from Couture Mannequin is all about being fierce. Why?
A lot of women work 9-5 jobs. I want women to be able to step out of their work clothes and step into my piece and feel FIERCE! I want them to tap into their inner wild side. That’s why my clothing names ranges from Mrs. Obama to Space Whore.You work not only in fashion, but in other fields such as music, promotions, fundraising for charities, just to name a few. Where would you like for The Couture Mannequin to go from where it is today?
In the future I am hoping Couture Mannequin will be everyone one stop Fashion destination. I’m hoping to work on a males line soon.Who inspires you?
My love for fashion–let me say, my admiration for fashion–started with my mom. I used to watch her get dressed. She was around my age right now, and she was so fly. FIERCE. Also my travels inspire me. I haves traveled since I was 5, I pick up treasures from everywhere I go and put my surroundings in my clothing.What kind of experience do you want for customers of Couture Mannequin to take away from your site?
Because we know girls as fabulous as us don’t have time to shop around all day, we’ve got too many scenes to steal, too many entrances to make, too many eyes to catch. So we’ve created the Couture Mannequin store to help you find everything you need in one place, at fantastic prices.According to you, which piece currently available on the Couture Mannequin Boutique site would be the fiercest one?
Twisted Cultures, because it has been inspired by the Polynesians and Japanese culture. With a mix of lush colors, fine fabrics and Asian design, this dress will definitely give you a culture shock. I spent most of my life in Hawaii so this is a Fierce blend of Hawaii and Fierce!
Readers, I hope you can get a better idea as to why I had to do a Profile on Kiara Randolph and Couture Mannequin Boutique. Kiara is her brand: Fierce! She knows what she wants, and she goes after it. Kiara works hard, making sure her pieces are showcased well. Finally, Kiara is not afraid to try new things. As I said before, she has her hand in many different disciplines making herself known. I guess Kiara summed it up best: she is Fierce! How can you not admire that?
In the next coming weeks, I will be writing a review on some of the pieces from Couture Mannequin Boutique. Keep your eyes peeled for it!
Thank you, Kiara, for helping to inspire me to not hold back on going after what I want, and for becoming a bit more Fierce! ;P
If you want to check out Couture Mannequin Boutique, here are its online stores and social media links: