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A Fashion Moment is a bird's-eye view to one of the most elusive industries in the world: fashion. Kirsten Holtz Naim takes us behind the glitz and glamour -- bringing you the personal stories and ingenious style that captured audiences around the globe. By promoting the stories of unheard visionaries along with some favorite household designer names, Kirsten uses her fashion industry expertise to take you behind the curtain. Through intimate conversations with the creative geniuses behind the jaw-dropping looks of our lifetimes, Kirsten probes the minds at the center of the madness. From Bevy Smith to Carol Alt, this season of 'A Fashion Moment' will take you on a journey through the personal struggles and triumphs in the most competitive and fantastical industry in the world. 

A Fashion Moment Kirsten Holtz Naim

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A Fashion Moment is a bird's-eye view to one of the most elusive industries in the world: fashion. Kirsten Holtz Naim takes us behind the glitz and glamour -- bringing you the personal stories and ingenious style that captured audiences around the globe. By promoting the stories of unheard visionaries along with some favorite household designer names, Kirsten uses her fashion industry expertise to take you behind the curtain. Through intimate conversations with the creative geniuses behind the jaw-dropping looks of our lifetimes, Kirsten probes the minds at the center of the madness. From Bevy Smith to Carol Alt, this season of 'A Fashion Moment' will take you on a journey through the personal struggles and triumphs in the most competitive and fantastical industry in the world. 

    Zenobia Morrow

    Zenobia Morrow

    Zenobia Morrow, GIA G.G., is an artist, private jeweler, and the owner of SevenJune, a company specializing in the creation of custom engagement rings and fine jewelry. Morrow, an Atlanta, Georgia native attended Howard University, where she received her B.F.A. in design and would later proceed to study gemology at the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.). Zenobia is one of the few African American certified gemologists in the world. Her fine jewelry designs have been featured in Essence, Ebony, Modern Luxury Magazine, and more! Her creations are a celebrity favorite and can often be spotted on some of the most prominent red carpets. Zenobia’s designs reflect her hope to reclaim the feminine by celebrating the glamour of nature. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim sits down with Zenobia to delve into her journey as an artist and gemologist, the joy of vintage shopping, the process of crafting her style, and of course, some of her favorite fashion moments of all time.

    Shop SevenJune https://www.sevenjunejewelry.com/
    Follow SevenJune on Instagram @sevenjunejewelry

    Learn more about Zenobia:
    ESSENCE Magazine: https://www.essence.com/news/money-career/essence-network-zenobia-morrow-diamond-dealer/
    Gem Gossip: https://gemgossip.com/q-a-with-zenobia-morrow-of-sevenjune-jewelry/
    EBONY Magazine: https://www.ebony.com/career-finance/diamond-dealer-zenobia-morrow/

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    • 1 hr
    David BenDavid

    David BenDavid

    David BenDavid, also known as DBD, is the founder and creative director of Sprayground, a streetwear line known for its art-inspired backpacks and coveted by celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Meg Thee Stallion, Paris Hilton, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and more. A native of the Bronx, New York, DBD attended a visual arts school in New York City, which helped him further refine his innate gift as a creative artist. After completing his studies, DBD applied for several jobs but faced constant rejection. He would later travel the world with only a backpack, which would result in him meeting a business partner that would help him create a multimillion-dollar brand, Sprayground in 2010.


    DBD’s first backpack, “Hello My Name Is,” revolutionized the bag market and was pioneered as one of the first streetwear backpacks brands in the world. Over the past decade, Sprayground brand has expanded its product line to apparel, swimwear, travel bags, gaming chairs, and more. In addition to the brand’s celebrity founding, Sprayground has also collaborated with brands like Formula 1, Universal Studios, NBA, MARVEL, The Colombian Army and Humanitarian Organizations, and more. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim sits down with DBD to discuss his early life in the Bronx, lessons learned as an entrepreneur, and the importance of leading with creativity. 


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    Show Notes:
    Follow David BenDavid on Instagram @davidbendavid
    Follow Sprayground on Instagram @sprayground
    Shop Sprayground: https://www.sprayground.com/
    New York Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/nyregion/coronavirus-sprayground-david-ben-david.html
    The Source Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/nyregion/coronavirus-sprayground-david-ben-david.html
    LA Times Article: https://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-wwd-sprayground-backpack-brand-20180731-story.html
    Hypebeast Article: https://hypebeast.com/2013/8/david-ben-david-talks-about-sprayground-and-the-bag-industry

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nicole Shante

    Nicole Shante

    A native of Compton, California, designer and entrepreneur Shante Nicole, the founder of Nicole Shante, discovered her love for fashion and creating at the early age of nine years old. Inspired by the impeccable style of the strong women in her family and by getting lost in the glossy pages of Vogue, Shante enrolled in the fashion marketing program at the Fashion Insitute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. With a knack for building something out of nothing, she would later leave corporate America to create her own fashion business. In this episode, host Kirsten Holtz Naim talks to Shante about her journey as a designer, building a successful business, the beauty of creating a private label, diversity in the fashion industry, and the importance of tailoring for women.
    Show Notes:
    Shop Nicole Shante at https://nicoleshante.com/
    Follow Nicole Shante on Instagram @nicoleshanteofficial

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Shawn Pean

    Shawn Pean

    Shawn Pean is the Chief Architect and creative director of the luxury house, June79 in New York City. This Brooklyn-born talent studied business and applied his skills to the world of fashion by taking on roles in buying and wholesale. Shawn’s accolades as an industry veteran and pioneer are endless. He spent nine years in the buying office at Saks, working in the men’s accessories, footwear, and outerwear departments. He also served as president and managing director of Balmain USA and vice president of wholesale at Valentino USA. In 2020, Shawn brought his decades-long experience to the forefront as an entrepreneur by establishing his luxury menswear brand in pursuit of the unsuit, June79. Pean’s suiting separates exemplify a “European sophistication” with a “Brooklyn attitude” generating genius cuts you won’t see anywhere else. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim sits down with Shawn to discuss his exemplary career in the fashion industry, overcoming the challenges of being a high-profile fashion executive, and why it’s important to know what drives your business. 

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    Show Notes:
    Shop June79: https://june79nyc.com/
    Follow June79 on Instagram @june79nyc
    Follow Shawn on Instagram @mr.shawn.p
    Luxury Daily Article profile: https://www.luxurydaily.com/emboldened-by-stints-at-balmain-valentino-and-saks-shawn-pean-launches-luxury-menswear-label-june79/
    Gotham Magazine Article: https://gothammag.com/nyc-style-stud-shawn-pean
    Ebony Magazine Article: https://www.ebony.com/style/june79/
    Learn more about the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG): https://www.bragusa.org/
    Follow BRAG on Instagram @brag_usa
    Learn more about Harlem's Fashion Row:

    • 53 min
    Cynthia Rowley

    Cynthia Rowley

    At an early age, Cynthia Rowley, a native of Illinois, discovered her love of sewing. With an artistic and creative gift that spanned beyond her garments, Cynthia studied painting and fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. She would later pivot into fashion after observing the constraints of the art world environment, shifting into an industry that would allow her to be creatively free to express herself. After completing her academic studies, Cynthia moved to New York City, ready to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. 

    After a decade of building her business, Cynthia would be honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1994. Cynthia's brand philosophy, that fashion should be an adventure, catapulted her line into a full-blown brand containing a series of products, licenses, and brand collaborations. She would also author the Swell book series, featuring her illustration and writing talents. Combining her penchant for all things pretty and sporty, Cynthia collaborated with Roxy Quicksilver to produce surf and snow collections and even launched a CR Surf Camp in Montauk. 

    Cynthia is also the recipient of The Art Institute of Chicago's Legend of Fashion award and the Designer of the Year award at the 37th Annual American Apparel and Footwear Association American Image Awards. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim took a moment to sit down with Cynthia to discuss the importance of listening to your audience, how naivete can be a form of power, the importance of an internship, and not taking "no" for an answer. 

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    Show Notes:

    Shop the collections at https://cynthiarowley.com/

    Follow Cynthia on Instagram @cynthiarowley 

    Check out Cynthia’s podcast, Ageless with her daughter Kit Keenan: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ageless/id1462642371 

    Follow Cynthia’s podcast on Instagram @agelesspodcast 

    Forbes Article: ROXY And Cynthia Rowley Launch New Snow And Surf Collection With Ambassadors Chloe Kim And Kelia Moniz:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellebruton/2021/11/03/roxy-and-cynthia-rowley-launch-new-snow-and-surf-collection-with-ambassadors-chloe-kim-and-kelia-moniz/

    Learn more about The Art Institute of Chicago: https://www.artic.edu/ 

    The New York Times Article (1994) Announcing Cynthia’s first CFDA Award: https://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/18/style/chronicle-864757.html 

    Learn more about CR Surf Camp: https://cynthiarowley.com/blogs/news/crsurfcamp-2019 

    Shop Cynthia’s books:
    Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Girls-Guide-Good-Life/dp/0756786576/ref=sr_1_1 

    Slim: A Fantasy Memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Slim-Fantasy-Memoir-Cynthia-Rowley/dp/0847829235/ref=sr_1_6 

    The Swell Dressed Party: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Dressed-Party-Cynthia-Rowley-ebook/dp/B003T0FK9E/ref=sr_1_5 

    Swell Holiday: Turning Up the Twinkle: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Holiday-Turning-Up-Twinkle/dp/074348214X/ref=sr_1_3 

    Home Swell Home: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Swell-Cynthia-Rowley/dp/0743442776/ref=sr_1_2 

    • 46 min
    Constance C.R. White

    Constance C.R. White

    Constance C.R. White is a fashion content creator, editor, writer, and style expert. She studied journalism at New York University and received her MBA from Northwestern University, blending her penchant for reporting and the world of business. Constance landed roles at Women’s Wear Daily, ELLE, and would later cover fashion for The New York Times. Constance was also a contributor to many publications like the Chicago Tribune and became a frequent TV guest on programs like The Today Show and MSNBC. In 2003, Constance was appointed as the style director, brand consultant, and spokesperson at eBay and would later become the editor-in-chief at ESSENCE magazine. She is the author of books like How to Slay and StyleNoir. She is also the editor of the hit book From the Editors of Essence: Salute to Michelle Obama and has been named twice as one of the “Top 50 People in Fashion” by The New York Daily News. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim sits down with Constance to discuss her fashion career, the world of editorial, what it means to be a great journalist, and why it’s important to serve your audience.

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    Show notes:

    Follow Constance on Instagram @officialcwhite 

    Visit http://constancecrwhite.com/ 

    Avenue Magazine article by Constance C.R. White, “Anifa Mvuemba, a New Face of Fashion” https://avenuemagazine.com/anifa-mvuemba-fashion/ 

    Learn more about Pam Grier: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/when-you-earn-it-they-cant-take-it-away-an-interview-with-pam-grier 

    Learn more about New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute: https://journalism.nyu.edu/ 

    Learn More about Carrie Donovan: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/13/nyregion/carrie-donovan-one-of-a-kind-fashion-editor-and-tv-s-old-navy-lady-dies-at-73.html 

    Check out the Old Navy commercial featuring the legendary Carrie Donovan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DYN3MBi34 

    Learn more about Claudia Payne: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/18/business/media/17asktheeditors.html 

    Follow Monique Greenwood on Twitter @MoniqueAkwaaba 

    Check out Monique’s Akwaaba bed and breakfasts locations: https://www.akwaaba.com/ 

    Learn more about Agnes Cammock by following her on Instagram @agnescammock 

    Learn more about Darlene Gillard Jones: https://www.darlenegillardjones.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

sadiemarie18 ,

My Guilty Pleasure

As a divorced mom & business owner I need a hit of inspiration to keep me going and this succulent podcast is the perfect fix for my creative mind. I’ll never be a fashion icon, but listening to Kirsten and her accomplished guests offers me ideas as to how I can take more playful risks and create my own “fashion moments.” Keep up the amazing work, Kirsten! You have a faithful listener in me!

Meag NYC ,

OBSESSED!!!

I am completely obsessed with this podcast! Kirsten is an incredible interviewer! She’s extremely knowledgeable and you can tell that she has spent many years working professionally in fashion. She truly has the gift of reeling in her listeners. I love that her episodes are relatable to everyone - you don’t have to be a fashion lover to love this podcast! We ALL can have a fashion moment!

48208 ,

A worthwhile listen, whether you know fashion or not

Kirsten is a very relatable personality who genuinely knows the world of fashion. And she’s booking guests that even someone like me—who knows very little about the world of fashion—would recognize. By that I mean, between Kirsten and her guests, I feel like I’m learning about a world I wouldn’t have known about otherwise and having fun in the process. It’s definitely worth a listen. Plus, I really like the title...anyone can have a fashion moment—the fashion icons and industry makers, and folks like me. :-)

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