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TIFFANY B. CHANEL

Say her name and you instantly sense diva, fashionista; a name that will permeate the country and overseas before you know it! I came across Tiffany B. Chanel merely by chance and was floored by her talent and creativity. As we continue to Excel in 2011, I introduce to you a young lady who is doing just that–excelling! You will never forget her so, get motivated and step out on faith!

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1. WHO IS TIFFANY B. CHANEL?!

Tiffany B Chanel is a female of every age that cares less to follow trends, but loves to stand out and make a statement without saying a single word. She is a female with high confidence, dressing in a form of self expression in order to feel good within as well as out.

On the other hand Tiffany B Chanel the artist, is a 23 year old African American women from Bedford Stuyvesant. Graduated from Seton Hall University with a major in Social & Behavioral Sciences and a minor in Business and in Sociology. She is a self taught artist who builds her creativity off of the visions she mentally sees in her mind and makes them come to life. 

I am a lover of God, full time jewelry designer and business owner.

2. HOW DID YOU BEGIN CREATING AND DESIGNING JEWELRY?

It actually came upon me randomly 7 months ago! Before jewelry I use to sew, I was actually known for making tutu’s! Around my house I had everything you could think of; from feathers, studs, spikes, crystals, paint, spray paint, and all types of fabrics. One day I sat down and played with the studs and feathers on satin, and minutes later I had “The studded strip” earring.  Which is now made out of vinyl, studs, and feathers. I would never really know what was going through my mind that lead me to creating it, all I know is that I had a vision mentally and it had to be done. When I started exposing myself to more fabrics, trimmings, I realized that I would be able to look at the color, texture, or shape and already see the finished product in my mind! It was weird to me how easy it felt, but I knew I loved to create.

3. WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DESIGNS?

To be honest I ask myself this question everyday and I really have not been able to answer it yet! I am self taught, which makes me realize that the creativity that is within me has come upon me as a gift, which I am called to share with others. My parents are overly creative as well, but we were all created by one Creator. So I may not know fully what my inspiration is or where it comes from, but I do know I have been blessed with a talent. I know this because I do not draw nor do I premeditate what I plan to create. I simply see visions in my mind by looking at certain materials or I see visions in my sleep and know… I have to create this. Since my creativity comes so natural I know it should not be wasted so I am inspired by the people who love my work to keep moving forward and to see how far I can go.

4. WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY OR IN LIFE? WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEM?

Two people that inspire me are Keith Haring and Alexander McQueen. I love Keith Haring’s work because he did something so simple and made it meaningful and big. If you ask me I think he’s a genius! Even though he is not alive anymore his work still lives on and is appreciated by many. Alexander McQueen on the other hand was a creative genius. When I would watch his shows from fashion week I would be speechless. His work on the runway would go so far out of the box with no limits to creativity. Even though many things from the runway wouldn’t be practical for regular wear, he made a point to show you that he could take it far and was very capable of going even further to pull people out of their comfort zones in a fashionable way.

In terms of role models I meet a lot of older people who see what I am doing and give me guidance and tell me not to stop. I look up to these people who have been in my shoes and tell me their mistakes so that I wont make the same ones as they did. I also look up to the ones that have achieved so much and they tell me all about the struggle and how to keep moving forward through it all. They offer such wisdom!

5. I ASK EVERYONE TO SHARE THEIR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE OR MOTTO…WHAT IS YOURS?

I’ll give you both 😉

Motto – “Don’t talk about it, just do it” – Nancy Baldwin (my mother)

Whenever I wanted to do something or had an idea my mom would tell me,” stop talking to me about and just do it!” Anybody could say what they want to do or what there capable of doing but all that means nothing if there’s nothing to show for those words. So now I choose to talk through my work!

Scripture – Matthew 6:31-32 So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to put on?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. For YOUR heavenly Father knows YOU need all these things.

This scripture reminds me that as long as I stay good within God’s will He will take care of me. Through the struggles of running a business alone the greatest thing is finding your passion and a purpose in life. Once you find that you don’t need much to make you happy, because everything will fall into its rightful place.

6. WHAT VISION DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR BUSINESS…5 YEARS FROM NOW?

It’s really hard to say, I never thought I would be where I am in 7 months but I am here! Everything has been moving rapidly fast for me so the only thing I can say is I hope I can keep up and be bigger and better in 5 years. I would like for my brand to be known in many different countries. In 5 years I would like for my brand to be carried in well known boutiques and stores.

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7. NOW HOW CAN WE ORDER?!

Visit my site at :  www.tiffanybchanel.com

My Facebook fan page :  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiffany-B-Chanel/217303684950709#!/profile.php?id=62206377

Feel free to contact me personally at tiffanybchanel@gmail.com

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Thank you so much Tiffany!!!!! God Bless you in everything that you do!!! I am looking forward to seeing all that God has planned for you!

Now don’t just read about her and smile ;)…pass this along to your friends, order from her! Let’s support Tiffany!!! If you can’t purchase from her then keep her and her business covered in prayer, share her website with friends and family or use her story to propel yourself to the next level of your dream!

 

Love Ya!

Peaches

EXCEL : LOVE : EXPLORE