I always wanted to be a fashion designer. Ever since I was young I would always draw people with unique looks. I would have stacks of drawings of different looks. It ranged from dresses to tops and even denim jeans. I drew all throughout my years in elementary school to the end of middle school. When I got to high school, I took Fashion Marketing courses. The reason I took it was to help me expand my knowledge and to have a better understanding of what the fashion world was all about. To assess if this was something I truly wanted to pursue. As I was taking the classes, I noticed the class focused on one type of theme look as seen in “Devil Wears Prada” and the “America’s Next Top Model”. Don’t get me wrong, they were very interesting to learn about and were sort of similar to what I was drawing originally when I was younger. But as I learned more, I realized that those types of looks weren’t for me. At the time I felt that in order to be in the fashion world one had to really get into “High Fashion” and also dress the part daily. I was the complete opposite! Growing up I was somewhat a tomboy. I loved to wear comfortable, and sporty clothes. I would occasionally switch up my looks when I got dolled up for my away games when I was on the basketball team. I would then wear my Sunday best. My thought process at the time was that if I did not wear those looks on an everyday basis, then a career in fashion was not for me. After HS I then buried my dream of being a fashion designer and focused on an IT career.
Fast forward to after college, in 2018, I finally got my “big girl” job as a Junior Cloud Engineer. Even though I was blessed to have this position, I still felt like IT was not my passion. I felt as if it wasn’t my heart’s desire to be in IT for the rest of my life. I had been seeking God on what my purpose was. I then began to feel the Holy Spirit giving me guidance. He directed me back into fashion. He began to reveal ideas through a different lens. I saw that I didn’t have to be a part of the high fashion look, as I always thought fashion had to be back in high school. The Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit to create something that I would normally wear. I love to wear joggers, hoodies, and pretty much anything that is comfortable. Even though I love to wear comfortable clothes, I made it to be fashionable to my liking. So I had the idea to create a brand that represents me on the daily, inside and out. I wanted others to know what I represented when they saw me on the outside. Showing others the God that is on the inside of me as a believer.
As a Christian, I wanted to create a brand that would attract believers. Providing them with unique pieces, where they know they can rock something all believers would be proud to wear. Christians don’t have to be labeled as the “boring or basic”. Instead, they can be labeled as a “fashionable and dope” Christian. Not only did I want to attract Christians but also appeal to unbelievers. One of our mission as Christians is to win souls to Christ and one way to lead them is by being a light. To show the love of Christ. With this said, this is what led me to name my brand, G.L.O.W. – [God’s Love Over the World].
The Mission behind G.L.O.W. is to uplift confidence and self-love through positive sayings and to show love as Christ loves us. God made us to stand out and GLOW! Currently designing fashion is my side hustle. But my goal is, within 5-10 years, to go full-time. For “GLOW” to be known worldwide. With God, all things are possible for HIS GLORY!
A big thanks to Charmaine Price for inspiring us with today’s article on how the Holy Spirit led her to get started.
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CharlesApril 14, 2022 at 8:52 pm
Sweet read! Some of the designs are dope too! Keep grinding as a fellow believer it’s nice to see us pursue Gods vision for our lives!
PRINCEMay 1, 2022 at 2:17 pm
Thank God for you bro. Am also an IT guy but majored in BIS and i would like to learn from you as a CLOUD ENGINEER. And how can we link up pls sir.