(Aunt Funky's Closet)
Fashion Designer, Costumer and Alterations specialist
Extensive background in design concept development, administration / project management, order processing and showroom management. Experienced costumer and tailor in TV and film, commercials and music video production. Creator of innovative design concepts that incorporates my knowledge of current fashion trends and trend forecasting in order to make original designer items. Extensive seamstress experience performing alterations and tailoring for red carpet looks, during fittings and on set for A-List clients.
Designer / Tailor Skills
Sewing- Straight Stitch, Hand Stitching, Sewing - Serger, Beading, Wood burning, Leather Working, Original Designs, Concept Development, Jewelry Design, Industrial / Home Sewing, Resin and Casting, Fabrication, Mold Building, Rhinestone application, Alterations/ Tailoring
Costumer: TV / Film
Wardrobe Lead November 2022 “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” Awards Show
Wardrobe Lead September 2022 “Hip Hop Awards Rap Cypher” Awards Show
Wardrobe Lead June-August 2022 “Yara Shahidi’s Day Off” Talk Show
Wardrobe Lead June 2022 CNN “Juneteenth Special”
Costumer March – April 2022 “Becoming a Popstar” Reality TV Series
Seamstress Cutter / Fitter July - September 2021 “The Neighborhood” CBS Sitcom
Key Costumer June-July 2021 “The Devil You Know” Feature
ACD / Key Costumer May - June 2021 “Vicious” TV Series
Set Tailor May 2021 “Match Me If You Can” Reality TV Series
ACD / Key Costumer Feb. - April 2021 “Well Done w/ Sebastian Maniscalco” Docuseries
Set Costumer / Tailor June 2019 “NBA Awards” w/ Shaquille Oneal
Set Tailor / Alterations: Commercials / Music Videos
Set Tailor September 2022 “Petsmart” Featuring Jujubee
Set Tailor September 2022 “Beats by Dre” Featuring Jackson Wong
Set Tailor September 2021 “Made You look” Meghan Trainor Music Video
Set Tailor August 2022 Ulta Beauty
Set Tailor June 2022 Ulta Beauty
Set Tailor May 2022 “Neutrogena” Featuring Jenna Ortega
Set Tailor July 2021 “The General” Featuring Shaquille Oneal
Set Tailor December 2020 “The General” Featuring Shaquille Oneal
Set Tailor December 2020 “Ebay”
Set Tailor January 2020 “JC Penny”
Set Tailor September 2019 “The General” Featuring Shaquille Oneal
Set Tailor February 2019 “The General” Featuring Shaquille Oneal
Aunt Funky’s Closet & The Kut Studios
As the owner and designer of Aunt Funky’s Closet, Inc. I am responsible for every aspect of the company as the President of the Corporation. I am the owner of The Kut Studios LA, a fashion design studio and showroom in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles. Below is a list of my responsibilities as the President and designer, but is not limited to these duties:
Owner/ Designer June 2010 - Present Los Angeles, CA
Setup of designer Showroom
Acquisition of retail buyers specific to brand target market
Utilization of design techniques and tools involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Presenting, promoting, and selling showroom products and services, including marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Designing original avant-garde design concepts by topic or inspirational mood boards.
Direct and train interns and apprentices on new design techniques and concepts
Cultivation and creation of client design ideas
Set prices for styles, Development of capsule accessory collections
Acquisition of stockists / retailers through dynamic sale presentations
Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status
Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings, fashion and trade shows.
Read scripts and consulting directors and other production staff in order to develop design concepts and plan productions.
Coordinate and negotiate rates for Pulls / Rentals by wardrobe stylists, creative directors and celebrity clientele