Meet Meika Reese, the girlfriend to NBA player Derrick Rose and the mother of his infant son, PJ. But Ms. Reese is more than just a ballers girlfriend. She’s also an entrepreneur with her own clothing line, Rich Girl Candy.
Our friends over at Gumbumper.com had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Reese and discuss just that. In fact, her former job as a celebrity stylist is how she met the NBA star. Now with her own line she discusses creating the line and how she intends on taking thins to the next level.
Here’s some of what she had to say,
How did you come up with the name “Rich Girl Candy”?
We started with the idea of an online consignment shop for high end designer brands, so I wanted a name that would reflect that, women love shoes and handbag, sort of like candy, so just a fun play on words. Rich Girl Candy. As a brand, the rich in RGC is meant to represent abundance. To be rich with love, to be rich with happiness, and so on…
Who and/or what inspired you the most?
Since my son has been here, he alone is my biggest inspiration; I want to be a living example for him.
How does someone who wants to design their own clothing line get discovered?
With the Internet and media at an all time high, it’s easier to get discovered than ever before. If you have a good product, post it, and have your friends wear and post it, you will be surprised who’s watching.
Who would you say your line caters to?
I would say ages18-35; women on the go, something to wear while running errands, or picking the kids up, or going to a game with friends. The consignment shop is for all women who want to wear the latest trends and hottest labels without having to spend designer prices.
Will you always be exclusive or do you plan to have stores carry your line?
This is something I’m still thinking about. I like the idea of exclusivity but it’s very exciting to see how many stores want to carry the line.
How does it feel being a mommy who is on her grind?
I love it, he motivates me to get it done everyday! Even when I don’t want to get up, the thought of him watching makes me want to make him proud.
Did Derrick have any input on starting your line?
Not so much, he allows me to do what I want and what makes me happy. He will give input if I ask.
How supportive is he?
Very supportive, he supports me and encourages me to do even more, I’m blessed.
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