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Conversations with the Inspiring Alexandria Scott

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandria Scott.

Alexandria, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I always knew I wanted to be in the fashion industry, I just didn’t know exactly what I would be doing long term so I took on the business part until I figured it all out. You can never go wrong with studying business, especially if you know you are skilled and talented with a gift. May 2016, I graduated college from Alabama State University with a business marketing degree and at the time I was an assistant manager at Plato’s Closet and that’s all I had on my resume as for retail/fashion experience. So, I knew in order to get to the next chapter of my life I need more experience. I told myself I would stay in Montgomery one more year and then I’m leaving. That summer after graduation, a friend of mine asked me if I could help open a boutique in a union town, Al. I helped with the visual merchandising, setting up the store, and social media marketing. After that job was over, I applied for other jobs and became a manager at Rue21.

At this point, I’m working full time at both stores as an assistant manager. I did this for a year and finally left in July 2017 and moved to Georgia. It’s was NOW or NEVER… August 2017, I started working at Saks Fifth Avenue (Phipps Plaza) as a merchandiser part-time and in between I helped the store with the fashion shows they had. I enjoyed this so much! I also networked with others in the store landed another part-time job working at a showroom at America Mart every other month as well as working a few of their fashion shows. In February 2018, I landed a gig with ShalaJa Swimwear for The Society Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week! Just a couple months into this NOW or NEVER life of mine and I was working in New York for Fashion Week! It’s was now time to dive a little deeper into my journey. I started reaching out to casting directors and other stylists to help assist and work on set with a wardrobe. July 2018, I worked my first music video as an assistant wardrobe Stylist on Summer Walkers music video Girls Need Love and from there it didn’t stop: Ti ft yo gotti-wraith, 2Chainz-hot wings, Adidas Crazy BYW commercial, big boi ft sleepy brown-doin’ it, and J.Cole- Middle Child. This has been such an amazing experience and just such a short time. I’ve been referred from others I’ve made connections with while on set for other events and started doing various wardrobe styling work from photo shoots to tv shows such as Sister Circle on TVONE network. All while doing this, I was promoted at work September 2018 to a Stylist assistant in the fifth avenue club! The past year in a half has really been a dream come true and it’s so much more to come for me!

Has it been a smooth road?
It hasn’t been a smooth road! Although it seems as it was for me, I’ve had some really dark days in those moments when I’m not booking gigs for weeks and self-doubt kicks in out of nowhere sometimes! Even then, you have to trust the process and know it will all work out. I was very determined once I got here and my family and friends supported what I was doing. I believed in myself and knew this was for me! If you don’t believe in yourself or see it for yourself, then you are doing it all wrong. You will always work out of fear and even when you are so scared to fail you still have to get up and just do it! I got so many “ not at this time” or no response at all from people I was reaching out to while on this journey, but that didn’t stop me.

Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I’m a Wardrobe Stylist for lifestyle, screenplay, video shoots, and photo shoots.

I’m most proud of being able to bring together a vision or even produce a new vision for the world to see!

What sets me apart from others I would have to say my personality! I always get “ your energy is so amazing” while on set or around others! I’m happy that I can make others look good and feel good!

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?

My mother is my mentor. She has taught me just about everything I know. In general, you want to keep good company around you and find somebody who wants to see you win and not keep you in their shadows. You have to network in order to get to the next step! Reaching out to people, making yourself known, letting people know exactly what you are trying to do and want. You never know who can help or who is watching.

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Milton Cotton, Mitaya Monique, Reynolds Rogers

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