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Ariam Geffrard: Profile + Interview

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Ariam Geffrard: Profile

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Full name

Ariam “Sara” Geffrard

Age

23 years old

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Where you live now? (city, country)

Queens, NY

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

First Language?

French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Menswear Blogger

How long have you been doing it?

1.5 years

Fav Song

Depends on my mood. I could never choose a favorite.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

I don’t have a favorite to be honest. There are too many options to choose from.

Fav Movie

Love Actually is definitely a top choice for me.

Fav Actor/Actress

My favorite is Meryl Streep. She’s bad ass!

Fav Clothing brand

I can’t choose! They’re all so good.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Stella Jean (Designer) She is AMAZING!

Fav Sport to watch

Soccer. Hands down! Best sport in the entire world.

Fav Sport to play

Soccer. Did I not mention it was the best sport in the entire world?

 

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Ariam Geffrard: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Sharifa Murdock

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m just a regular girl from Haiti with a dream.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I feel really comfortable/confident in the way I dress and I want to empower others to feel the same way.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I didn’t know this was what I wanted to do. I fell into Menswear Fashion in the pursuit of my dream of being a Fashion Stylist. What really led to me to blogging was my frustration of not having the proper network or guidance to help me achieve my dream. Therefore, I created a door for myself.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

My fear of rejection is the toughest so far and I am still working on it. My friends and my family, who are close to me and have become an essential ingredient to my success, have helped me by accepting me just the way I am.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My parents have inspired me to become who I am today. Without them, I don’t know where I would be. I don’t know if I inspired anyone directly, but I hope I have.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

One mistake I’ve made is that I allowed people to take advantage of my kind heart and my ignorance about the business. I’ve learned to build and protect my brand, collaborate with those who genuinely want to build a long-term relationship and connect with empowering individuals within the menswear world.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I am still in the pursuit of becoming a stylist and eventually my end goal is to become a fashion designer like I’ve always wanted to be since I was a little girl.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Don’t be afraid. Fear will hinder you from reaching your full potential.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thank you for considering me for a feature.

 

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