Welcome to another Interview Series with another impeccable woman that is taking the world by storm. Everyone meet Gigi Collins. A Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger based in Nigeria. Gigi and I met after we both collaborated with another blogger that featured us both. Gigi messaged me via Instagram and from the moment we started chatting we immediately hit it off. One amazing thing about the blogging industry is that you get to create new, meaningful relationships with women that are likeminded, driven and incredibly passionate about what they do.
Without further ado, here is Gigi Collins.
About Gigi Collins
1. What is the inspiration behind ‘’The Flames Daughter’’ and your Brand?
2. Where do you find the inspiration to make your clothes?
My inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere really, a movie, a song, another designer, inanimate objects, dreams and myself; I think of what I feel would make me feel sexy and confident and I go with that. I make sure that everything I sketch is actually useful to the everyday woman.
3. What are your future plans for your Brand?
Global domination baby! Lol! But really if you are going to bother your brains with dreams, you might as well make it worth her while! I hope to make my brand (both personal and business) something that everyone can relate to and trust. A brand that is actually needed and wanted.
4. What is your advice to someone wanting to start their own clothing brand?
The expected, do your research extensively and if you get the opportunity work for/with someone already in the game. You can never be too experienced and really believe in your brand and the problems you hope to solve.
5. What do you do when you feel yourself lacking motivation and inspiration?
No man is an island. Have people around that you can talk to, who listens to you and can lift up your spirits. Losing your drive will come, you just have to remember why you started and have love around you.
6. How would you define your own individual style?
My personal style is whatever I feel good in. Whatever sits well with my body and is not too revealing. I can go from street to glam to traditional in a second… I love having my options
7. What advice would you give to women out there that are working towards their goals and dreams?
Be your own everything. Your own critic, cheerleader, adviser, everything. Know it isn’t an easy road but really figure out exactly what you want and why then put your everything into it. Trust me! You too can be a success story.