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I started my own brand 4 years ago and, in that time, I have found myself in the midst of a wonderful, flourishing, creative community. I have had the chance to work alongside other independent fashion brands but also have gotten to know artists, manufacturers, small boutiques and other creative start-ups. All of these makers have such inspiring stories and I wanted to create a space for them to tell their tale in their own words. On the Podcast, we talk about their successes but also talk candidly about the difficulties of running a creative business. These conversations are deeply inspiring to listen and hopefully help invigorate listeners in their own creative practice.

I started my own brand 4 years ago and, in that time, I have found myself in the midst of a wonderful, flourishing, creative community. I have had the chance to work alongside other independent fashion brands but also have gotten to know artists, manufacturers, small boutiques and other creative start-ups. All of these makers have such inspiring stories and I wanted to create a space for them to tell their tale in their own words. On the Podcast, we talk about their successes but also talk candidly about the difficulties of running a creative business. These conversations are deeply inspiring to listen and hopefully help invigorate listeners in their own creative practice.
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I started my own brand 4 years ago and, in that time, I have found myself in the midst of a wonderful, flourishing, creative community. I have had the chance to work alongside other independent fashion brands but also have gotten to know artists, manufacturers, small boutiques and other creative start-ups. All of these makers have such inspiring stories and I wanted to create a space for them to tell their tale in their own words. On the Podcast, we talk about their successes but also talk candidly about the difficulties of running a creative business. These conversations are deeply inspiring to listen and hopefully help invigorate listeners in their own creative practice.

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Episodes

Angela Monaco On Growing Your Brand & Your Community

6/19/2019
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We are so excited this week to have Angela Monaco on the show. We met a few years back at the Rad Girls awards, we were actually both nominated for 'Designer of The Year'. Neither of us won, but we got to chatting and I started to follow her brand. It was so great to hear about the evolution of her line and the curated and collaborative experience she has created with Ritual Shoppe. To get the full show notes, photos and links visit: https://www.supraendura.com/blogs/news

Duration:00:52:12

Jestis Deuerlein On Creating Space

6/12/2019
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We have a great episode this week I got to talking with Jestis Deuerlein, of Done and Dusted. I happened upon the Done and Dusted studio one day at the Bok building and was blown away by their one-of-a-kind dusted backdrops. Done and Dusted specializes in creating custom photo shoot backdrops, wall finishes for retail environments and set design and construction. They have worked with some big clients like Anthropologie, free people, and Ikea, but they have also done some really cool...

Duration:00:47:24

Daniel McRorie On Honing Your Craft

6/5/2019
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This week we have an amazing artist, craftsman and serial entrepreneur: Daniel “Rickard Guy” Mcrorie. Dan grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba and from an early age, he was making T-shirts and repairing his shoes. He began working as a cobbler and then built and ran his own shoe repair and custom leather shop, which he ran all by himself. He, later on, moved to Brooklyn where along with running his own business he co-founded Knickerbocker Manufacturing. Along with being a craftsman, Dan is also an...

Duration:01:13:02

Elissa Bloom On Mentoring The Next Generation Of Fashion Designers

5/29/2019
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Elissa Bloom is a powerhouse in her own right. I know her personally, as she was my director when I was a part of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. PFI really helped me learn more about the business side of the fashion industry and Elissa was a great mentor to myself and many of the other designers who have gone through the program. Before the PFI Elissa launched and ran her own accessories business. It was great to sit down with her and talk about all she has done and learn about what it...

Duration:00:55:29

Antoinette Marie Johnson, Founder of Cohere, On Perseverance

5/22/2019
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This week I sat down with the amazing Antoinette Marie Johnson, creator and founder of Cohere, a creative agency that specializes in cohesive storytelling in real estate, food, and hospitality. She has helmed remarkable projects such as the revitalization of 990 Spring Garden in Philadelphia, the Baltimore Harbor Market, and recently has branded a major initiative to increase food sustainability. What blew me away was that the inception of Cohere came out of a turbulent time. Johnson’s story...

Duration:00:57:43

Artist Carla Weeks On Trusting Your Instinct

5/15/2019
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Welcome to the second season of the Supra Endura creative conversations podcast. We are so excited to kick this season off with a conversation with artist Carla Weeks. I got to visit Carla in her studio and learn about how she found her way into her craft. Carla’s artwork ranges from painting to murals to textiles. She has a deep understanding of color and shape and layers her motifs to make a cohesive collection. She works in her studio in west Philly her doggy Aggy, but also loves to...

Duration:00:55:12

What I Learn In The Fashion Industry, Part 2: The Next Five Years

3/27/2019
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Welcome back to another solo episode with me, host Gabrielle Mandel. I talk about what I learned in the next five years working in the fashion industry. With my budding startup, Supra Endura, I applied and got accepted to the fashion business accelerator the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. I go over what I learned and how I managed to grow my business as a solo entrepreneur. I also started to work for Urban Outfitters and began to teach at Made Institute. I talk about what it was like...

Duration:00:54:56

My First Five Years In The Fashion Industry

3/20/2019
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Welcome to my first solo episode of Supra Endura: Creative Conversation. In this episode, I talk about my first five years of working in the fashion industry. After graduating at the height of the recession, I moved to New York with just an internship and a sublet. I chronicle what it was like working as a design associate at J. Crew, a technical jewelry designer at Rebecca Minkoff and my crazy freelance gig working for the Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine line for Kmart. I also talk about the...

Duration:01:02:03

Mid Season Teaser: The Creativity- Business Spectrum

2/27/2019
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We have finally wrapped up the first season of Creative Conversation and have started to do work on the second. This is a short reflection of what I have learned so far along with giving you an inside peek on what is to come.

Duration:00:12:46

Naomi Stein Of Design Manifest

1/9/2019
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This week we are so thrilled to have Naomi Stein of Design Manifest on the show. Naomi has an amazing design sense and makes every interior design project she works on picture perfect. Her style fuses modern and glamour with a hint of bohemian. When I first met Naomi, I was fascinated by the fact that she is self-taught. She joined her father’s contracting business, learned the ropes, and eventually began doing interior design projects. She helped grow the business into what it is today, and...

Duration:00:52:42

DC Boyd Of Neutral States

1/2/2019
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This week we have on DC Boyd of Neutral States Clothing. Neutral States Clothing was born out of a desire to see knit and woven fabric come together in one garment. The main goal of Neutral States is to bring knits and wovens to a neutral zone where they can coexist together in a beautiful and complimentary way. DC designed and creates all clothing and accessories in Philadelphia who has been hand knitting for fourteen years. She is also the proud mother of two.

Duration:00:37:53

Pia Panaligan Of Humanitas Movement

12/28/2018
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My guest today is my good friend Pia Panaligan. Pia has worked in a lot of different spaces within the creative community: designing, styling, art directing and producing. We got to talking about her career and launching her collection Senpai + Kohai which she ran with Melissa Choi. Along with working full time as a stylist, Pia decided to launch Humanitas Movement. With Humanitas Movement She has been putting together a diverse range of thoughtful events and talks focused on social impact....

Duration:00:59:44

Tim Eads, Artist At Large

12/19/2018
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This week we are so excited to have the multi-faceted Tim Eads on the show. Tim Eads has worked as a graphic designer, art instructor, master printer, and artist for over 20 years. He was a Master Printer and Project Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia from 2009-2015 and he’s called Philly home ever since. He currently works with talented artisans in his low-waste, sustainable workshop to bring his vibrant designs to life. I delved into his latest project of creating...

Duration:00:56:56

Ivy Thompson Of Visantine

12/12/2018
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This week I am so excited to bring you a conversation with my close friend Ivy Thompson, designer and creative director of Visantine Collective. I met Ivy while we were both living in NYC. At the time, Ivy was dreaming about starting her own line, and I was at my first job in the industry and could not fathom going out on my own. Through the years we have become close friends and fashion business confidant. Ivy took some time to travel the world and work with indigenous artisans in both Peru...

Duration:00:52:09

Colleen Wyse Of The Philadelphia Trunk Show

12/5/2018
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This week we have Collen Wyse on the show to talk about her business the Philadelphia Trunk Show. Colleen is one of the sincerest people I know, and she has really made it her mission to champion small, local designers. She hosts one-of-a-kind selling events that are also mini fashion shows and video presentations where she introduces influential Philadelphian’s to up and coming designers. I have gotten the chance to watch the magical experience Colleen creates. Before this Colleen worked at...

Duration:00:49:43

Nicole Haddad Of Lobo Mau

11/28/2018
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This week we sat down with Nicole Haddad, founder and creator of Lobo Mau. Along with running her own business, Nicole has been an instrumental part in nurturing the Philadelphia design community. Whenever I step into the Lobo Mau studio I know I am going to see great friends, amazing hand-pressed screen prints and an exchange of ideas on how to excite the customer about clothes made locally in Philly. Nicole has been running her brand for over 10 years and is very committed to slow fashion....

Duration:00:36:18

Alana Oates Of Llani Shoes

11/20/2018
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Before I ever met Alana Oates, I was dazzled by her shoe collection: Llani Shoes. Some of my favorites from her collection are delicately embroidered slip-ons or shearling and cheetah haircalf moccasins that look so comfortable. Meeting her was also an absolute delight. Before launching her own line, Alana worked for some big brands where she learned how to design, how to work with vendors and how to create something her customers would love. She launched Llani with a Kickstarter and then...

Duration:00:58:06

Rachel Ford on Teaching Creativity

11/13/2018
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This week we got to talking with Rachel Ford, founder, and creator of Made Institute. Made started as a way for Rachel to teach sewing lessons out of her apartment and has grown into a full-fledged institute and working fashion studio. We chat about Rachel’s experience working in the fashion industry and her time learning couture techniques at the Philadelphia Opera. What drove Rachel to create Made Institute is her love of the craft of sewing and a desire to revitalize the independent...

Duration:00:57:03

Rachel Ford on Teaching Creativity

11/13/2018
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This week we got to talking with Rachel Ford, founder, and creator of Made Institute. Made started as a way for Rachel to teach sewing lessons out of her apartment and has grown into a full-fledged institute and working fashion studio. We chat about Rachel’s experience working in the fashion industry and her time learning couture techniques at the Philadelphia Opera. What drove Rachel to create Made Institute is her love of the craft of sewing and a desire to revitalize the independent...

Duration:00:57:03

Veronica Miller Jamison On Finding Your Artistic Voice

10/31/2018
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We sat down with Veronica Miller Jamison and got to talking about her art and how she found her way into her career as an illustrator. As a kid, Veronica was always drawing but just saw this as a hobby. She pursued a degree in journalism and ended up landed her first job at NPR. While working, Veronica realized she wanted to pursue fashion. She decided to pivot and went back to school for fashion design. It was during her graduate program, Veronica realized she actually just wanted to draw....

Duration:00:58:04