NBA star Derrick Rose’s fiancee Mieka Reese sat down with Gumbumper.com for an exclusive interview recently and dished on her relationship with Derrick, the inspiration she gets from their son “PJ” and the launch of her new clothing line called “Rich Girl Candy”.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview below:
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.
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.
How long did it take to launch your own brand?
From the thought to the launch was around a year.
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.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, being a good mother will still be my top priority, pray fully the line will be sought after and worn around the world; I see the consignment side being very successful.
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