Muse Monday: Tasheema C. Felder

From styling your favorite artists, working with major brands such as Reebook & OVO, and lastly slaying our hearts with her dope chic Instagram feed. Tasheema Felder is much more than just your average NYC fashion stylist, her vibrant style & dedication in the fashion world is what truly makes her our newest Muse Monday. Read below and check out what Tasheema had to say about her start up in the fashion world & more.

With a lot of groundwork being established, Can you introduce yourself?

On the surface, I’ve been credited on a range of Styling and Consulting projects but I’m also a Costume Designer and Production Designer. I’ve been working in the TV & Film world for over a year now with a Web Series called “Giving Me Life” premiering at the New York Television Festival next month and a Short Film called “Don’t Go Too Far” premiering at the Dubai Film Festival in December.

 

What sparked the inspiration to get into fashion while working at Saks Fifth ? and How was it building clientele?

One day a co-worker who happened to be simultaneously pursuing a career in acting asked me if I could help her put some looks together for her portfolio. After that, I really enjoyed being on set and started actively looking for Stylist Assistant gigs and landed an opportunity to assist on a shoot for Vogue Latin America.At Saks, I started off working as a Sales Associate in the shoe department. A few months later a position opened up for Ferragamo Shoe Specialist, I interviewed and got the position. I learned a lot about Ferragamo while studying abroad in Italy and visiting the Ferragamo museum in Florence, which really helped me excel in that role and connect with the Ferragamo customer.

At Saks, I started off working as a Sales Associate in the shoe department. A few months later a position opened up for Ferragamo Shoe Specialist, I interviewed and got the position. I learned a lot about Ferragamo while studying abroad in Italy and visiting the Ferragamo museum in Florence, which really helped me excel in that role and connect with the Ferragamo customer.I was able to build clientele by remaining a student of the universe. Using unique selling techniques and staying on top of trends to cater to various body types.

I was able to build clientele by remaining a student of the universe. Using unique selling techniques and staying on top of trends to cater to various body types.

 


What have you learned so far getting gigs with Glassbook Magazine, Reebok, and OVO?

No matter how big or small a project is go in and give 1000%. I’m very hard on myself so in the beginning of my journey, I would do things and then fear putting them out because I didn’t think it was good but I learned to get over that quickly.  Don’t be afraid to talk about your accomplishments and the work that you have put in because you never know who’s in the room.

Editorial Photos

What has been your favorite collection that has been released this year?

I’m a fan of everything Chitose Abe and her team does with Saci. Their collections always give you a bit of surprise and constantly reinvents the metrics of sports luxe fashion.

 


What are some key things you look for when creating?

A connection and being able to tell a story is important. When working with clients, I like to work hand and hand with them on the concept to make sure I capture their vision. If my client is happy, I’m happy.

 

What advice can you give a young fashion designer or model?

Keep pushing. The times when you feel like giving up are the moments you need to go harder. Be clear on what you want and put it out in the universe.

 

To learn more about Tasheema, check her out on her personal website, Twitter & Instagram.

Portfolio: Tasheema Felder

Twitter: @@Tasheema_

Instagram: @Tasheema_

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