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THE FACE BEHIND GOME!!! | Latisha King | Wuh Yuh Say Podcast

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Join myself and Young Creator and Brand Designer...Latisha in my podcast (but not really one). I'll discuss anything given to me that may be a concern to persons today. Sooo.... LEAVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS BELOW!!!! and maybe just maybe your topic will be in the next episode!

I guess I'll welcome back to another way, is a podcast. It's been a while, father, little break, and now I'm bout this video will should have been done a while ago, but mean it billy. Schedules on WHO's featuring in this upcoming episode has to be schedual. So I mean they got pushed back and but it's finally here so you guys can finally enjoy it. It's a part of the whole promoting agion talent, I guess, if you want to put it like that. But yeah, I mean check it out. Is this what it's going to be a very interesting one. She is a owner of she's an owner of a clothing brand, gone clothing. I don't know if you would ever heard of it frown before. She has been going doing this for a number of years and she has the store and number, a number of people have been purchasing her stuff. So I mean check it out, enjoy the episode. It smash like buttom if you do enjoy it, what are you about to see? Subscribe if you are new, and I will see you guys in the episode up coming. Well, first of all, let's heat the TEASHA. Welcome to we's a podcasts be kind of what? Let Me See, I'm twenty, you are. We would be twenty three. Three, next me three. Yep, okay, twenty three, said David Shut but you lasting David that. It's those and I hate so I don't know my mask quickly, but that was the last time, I guess. Yeah, really spoken to you. Obviously that's how I have my affeliations with you. But obviously I was seeing some stuff that you would have had on your that you are on CBC, if and correct, with the entrepreneurship stuff when they were talking about these, when you were springer, if I'm correct. Yeah, right, and you were used, not been doing this for a number of years. You know, have gone clothing, which I just recognize that. I was going through your profile here. You had a see, had a store in sky more. No, I didn't, you did. It was it was always in lantern as well. Yeah, okay, but well, first of all that's where you can get your stuff from, going clothing guys. But I mean we're the idea because, I mean when I first so on the same CBC program it was just that you were doing art or or something from correct the seriously interview is mainly about the sixth on program APPs for a memorial. So we were only first school. So offer entrepreneurship as in a key subject, and they just did the interview with a law students that would have taken that course, the fake girl. You know how it was helpful to them. have any of...

US started any businesses from the program and what's not? Well, me being apart in that form money time, I had already started going clothing. So they were inter interested then to know. Okay, how did this program help you as an already established entrepreneur? Okay, I mean your Massa t shirking. So I just want try to find out the origin, at least are the background of cold clothing, because where the name comes from, first of all, and then they were were the idea to come for gone and doing for these shirts? Where that all come from? Okay, so I am a artist. I do graphic design as well. So when I realized that I was into art, and more so the graphic design field, I was in second form at the time and during a lunch break I was just drawing and I'm more of abstract artist than anything else. So I was joined these letters and there are some really weird letters I will probably draw them and attached an image for you so you can include here. But I drew these these letters, well what I know now as letters, and I tried to pronounce them and they pronounced go g e Omi. So I was like, okay, this is pretty creative, this is different and I just ran with it from there. So again, as I attached the image for you, when you see that, a lot of my friends in the class they were like, okay, I like this. So at the time, you know those badges and pains that people used to put on their bags and ties and whatever. Those are popular. So that's a bomb started. I then put that same print, I didn't only computer printed that in two budges. That's how it started. So I remember it came to dress they that same day I walked in with thirty badges in the same sealed off lasted bag and I didn't that past the gate with all the badges they also love right there and I was like Whoa, okay, I brought these just from my class and other people with any school were buying them. So week after week I was restocking and selling these badges and then it went on to be like okay, somebody wants this on a t shirt, somebody wants this on the sweater, and then it's just like to order. And then I spent more time than developing more designs. And Yeah, I printed the designs as collections rather than to order, and it just pretty much blew up from there. Well, clearly a blow, because then you have nine hundred and twenty two followers and then look at your page right now. You're there's a variety of designs. As they can see. You have the one, I say blue in there. That do one that's in gold. I mean, Geez, mean there's a lot of designs and there's some pretty wellknown people across bar bites that are wearing these, these cloths as well. So I mean that's you're doing well on that front at least. And mean, like you said, you're doing collections...

...and I remember looking at this from a couple of years by and I saw and I was, ah, I need to get one of those. I still have to get one, but I just I need to d to Get by myself. Sorry, and I will get one. Probably want the blackodies because those are up up. Picture up, so you guys can probably see one of the blackodise right now, because I like those a lot as yes, you guys can go to lanterns ball your platinum look boutique. Yeah, right, you can get some. But just straight away from that, you say you do graphic design. Is that besides, apart from going clothing? Is How you done like some other professional works? You just said you were in a meeting, so I'm guessing that you yeah, job only recently. I work with where US light and power. So my plan from here is about to graduate school and continue to do entrepreneurship graduate level. So I'm working with them to get just the corporate experience. A lot of these schools that I'm looking at the aspect two years experience the least, and I need to just get that outside of, you know, being an entrepreneur, because I'm learning so much more to business and the corporate world working with if like a part the moment. So yes, I have done other work as a raphe designer. I spent a lot of time in New York as well. Most summers I would go overseas and use attempts and network and build boom and what's not family that live over there, so they would help facilitate with that. I have a very close friend that works saying venture capital, and you know, just get in those connections and me and those people. I would have built a website for them, built logos for them. I've done a lot of work for a lot large corporations in the US and in Barbados as well. Well, I mean that dies. Oh, I means you really are it spanning your horizon. That as is you speaking. Let me, I'll just keep going, and I mean, of course they could be even bigger. And who knows that you has celebrities, are big, top names, celebrities buying these clothes, because, I mean, this could be a really top top tier clothing brands. We are always organized and set out and then do we know how you are going about dealing with the business. But I mean, as you said, I mean you didn't do as much as you just mentioned in terms of gravitys are you want to do it? Entrepreneurship. So, besides clothing, what else would you want to venture in or try to get into as you go on, besides clothing? Okay, well, the plan is to become a serial entrepreneur and as a creative, I see myself doing like consults and I see myself doing photography, videography, because a lot of the pictures and videos that you would see on my page I would have shot myself, I would have edited myself. You know, I don't limit myself and I wouldn't say that. You know, this is just what I'm going to do and this is where it's myself going, because being a...

...creative you always you don't really plan for things. Things just happened and as things proper, and I'm somebody that I guess they can spot transformer for maybe, like you know, capitalize on it in the early so for me, I just know that I will be a cereal entrepreneur and you know, I could list ten businesses and all that I expect to get into, but within the next five years it might increase to twenty. So, you know, for now I look I'm looking into getting into consulting, so hopping people to build business plans and what's not increasingly graphic design, the videography and the photography aspect of my talent. And you know, continue with bone polled and for your one, well, all the best and that that said, of everything that you want to be a aentrepreneur like that, but not on I don't want to focus too much on just your work site of everything, because I'm meaning sometimes you do need a break from work and in that sense, or your personal page you I don't know if it was a year or two go now they would have really started seriously going into tennis. If is it? If it is, but yes, they that is a hobby of yours. You let some like because obviously people tend to know businesses, but they don't tend to know the people that are behind them. So we just want to get into that and let you viewers get to know you a bit. I mean, obviously there's tennis, but what other hobbies and stuff you they enjoyed to doing stuff? My other hobbies will be traveling. I like hiking and like going to the beach. Old Boy, I don't go very often, it is something I like to do. I like driving. I like anything that's fun, like like writing, running, exercising, buggy cards, go carts, anything like that. Those are my type of hobbies, just fun and outgoing. And with tennis, you are, you were, if you aren't on it, still on the UE team, because base I'm still a part of you. Eating right, and that was so ill. Would you say that that is somebody you would take? I don't know, aside from just being the entrepreneur. Would that be a lower class like competitive sport that you want to get into? Not fully professional, but, you know, Semi Professional Movie? I guess, of course, a factually someone professional tennis player along with everything else that I've got going on, and I would say I've made it because I do enjoy it. Tenny so much is like one of my greatest passions and for me I trained maybe three times a week with tennis and that's not even optimal for me. I want to play tennis every single day. So right now that the UE season has ended, I am, you know, really miss in Tanis. But to mention or to give more information on the tennis when I travel, I do place and as I wouldn't want to tournament last year in Connecticut. So, you know, F...

I could get further with it, I would, but you know, to become very professional or to become a professional tennis player, you would have made it to start in much earlier, you know. So I'm just taking it as it goes or comes. Well, fair enough, and we want to use a bit more of some serious topics, and mean recently there was the whole matter with the black lies matter and all that, and obviously covid nineteen. So I'll just touch on black lives matter first, and it has, as I did with my previously previous interviews I've done with with entrepreneurs them, with them. How do you see yourself incorporating, you know, black lies matter? It's a come clothing and everything that you are doing with entrepreneurship. Funny that you mentioned that, because my next collection is actually going to be a design hatering to our highlighting the importance of black lives matter and all that's been going on. So right now, what I've been doing is just like working in partnership with a lot of the photographers that would have taken pictures, and these will be photographers overseas, obviously, photographers that would have taken pictures of the protests and what's not, you know, just trying to figure out, okay, is this is a free image that I can incorporate into my design, or do I need to pay for it? So that is a process that we're at right now. But the design is going to be I guess I can give a little teaser of it. So The Wall Street Journal is something that would have that I would have followed a very long time, because I meant to stocks and meant to business all these different things. So the the the yeah, the thought process of this design. We're going to rename our name this design the Goom Street Journal. So That's the Goom Street Journal, and it's going to just include a lot of images from the it's not, it's supposed to that, like a newspaper article in the sense. So it's going to include a lot of black and white, even colored images that photographers would have taken and we're going to include like pictures of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor and, you know, all the other black lives that would have been taken and just try to create something very positive out of everything that's been going on. And right now I'm catering to the Barbados market, you know, more so than outside. So you know those that I would to say that we are not affected by it, but just a highlighted even more so I want to just put this design on there and even through this design, hope that I can influence some of the brands to use their platform to bring more light to what is going on in the world because we all are affected by black or white. Yeah, definitely, for sure, we all are affected by whether it may be a little bit or as major as it is in the mark or even in Europe. But I mean, you mentioned...

...getting in touch with overseas photographers and I know that in barbarities is a bit challenging. Are they talked to a number of other persons as well? They kind of do struggle with getting to put their selves out there and getting hold of somebody same photographers and some other entrepreneurship help or whatever it is. And so what advice would you give? First of all, before I touch on covid nineteen? That said, of everything to to the young are the younger entrepreneurs and the current opportuneers that are maybe around your age and that maybe trying to get a hold because some people may be wondering how can they really get out there and get a hold of these same photographers and, you know, branch yourselves out there and meet new connections or whatever it is. For me, it starts with for me, it starts with a question or an approach to the person. All I really do is maybe finding instagram page and contact them via direct message or use your email or whatever, as much people as you can reach out to. If you reach out to a hundred people and you only get back to responses, those are two people were working with. You understand. So it's better than zero people or whatever. So you find I don't know, I would have reached out to maybe fifteen photographers and I got bad responses from ten of them. They're all interested because once you you you develop a plan. I would suggest developing a plan for snow, the direction that you're trying to take. No how this person is going to help you, because you don't want to be approaching people that you need to figure out. You know what's going on. Or okay, I have you, so now let me plan. You know, all these people are people that are already established and if your brain of creative I lay to them that they can get involving. I can guarantee you that they will jump on board, even if it's just for, you know, networking purposes or whatever, because me I'm not able to. You know many designers overseas that I would have admired their work. I would have liked to get them design some effort goal. I cannot afford it because a lot of these people charge like seven hundred and fifty us and what's not, and I'm like, okay, you know it my head of just converting that to be aging, but seven fifty Tam is just fifty, you know. So for me I've been networking a lot with people, building relationships first and then allowing them to see the creativity and all the plants I've got, and then we make the net step together. I mean, guys, take it from her advice days. I mean she would have been in doing this for our number of years now. But just moving on to covid and me, obviously everybody in the world was affected by it, no oder who it was who, even the highest and richest people were affected by it. So how did it affect you and how were you able to still keep producing, going pulling, and how would the whole world, the sales affected and all that? All right, so going clothing has...

...been impacted tremendously by this whole covid situation. If you look on the page, our last release would have been two thousand and eighteen. Yeah, yes, two thousand and eighteen would have been our last release. Now, two thousand and nineteen. We would have taken a step back to just plan and figure out, because I wanted to venture out from just the t shirts, the sweaters and the Hoodi's. I want to still be doing those. Why? I wanted to get into like cargo parts and jeans, Frans and, you know, dress shirts, long sleeve, short sleeve, whatever. So I was using that time to save up all my designs or whatever. Now at work with, you know, fabric designers and people that can actually, you know, draw my my ideas for the the pattern or the the style of the short or whatever. That was what two thousand and nineteen was. So when two thousand and nineteen came to an end, I had all these plans in place and then covid came and covid would have gone into a lot of these people before even hit barby looks. So trying to get say, I would have put in an order, professample, I would have put in an order for some things on I think it was January nineteen, and this would have been a manufacturer in China and you know, they even coming up to it was October or so that they were you know, recognize any cases were growing down there. No talking to trash. This is I hope you you added yourself. I'm talking. Okay. So the yeah, actually right coming up to the end of two thousand and nineteen, I had all these mather place. So then two thousand and twenty, right when two twenty song, like yes January, would have had I would have been ready to just move hard with everything. And then, you know, they were able to produce anything. And even if they could, I couldn't get them here. You know, because my mom, she would travel pretty often for her clothing store, which is found luck with tea and lazarsmall. She would travel, as you would bring myself for me. So not being able to get those things here would have, you know, dramatically impacted the business. So we had no collection for the whole of two thousand and nineteen because we took me here to plan, and then for two thousand and twenty, up until this day, we still haven't been able to release anything because we are unable to get the stock here. So sales then obviously decline because you have no stock to sell. The last collection would have sold out pretty well. We only have maybe like ten pieces remaining and you know, it's just like everything is for a reason, because I've also been able to use this time to even do more planet, do even more networking and what's not so, I mean...

...obviously covid would have affect you, as you just said, but how are you looking to bounce back from all of that and looking to counter that and get back on you ma, because now you said you would have had more time to plan and race strategies and organize yourself, and I mean somewhime some my other views I had. They also have a number of stuff coming out that they would have that would have been affected. So how do you are you going to really go about strategizing, using this strategy that you developed to come by even stronger, not that covid nineteen is probably, hopefully, on the day, on the declaim. Okay, so the plan then is to just find different ways that implement all the plans and strategies that I would have came out with. So I would have started printing here, but because it e boke and you know the numbers that I started to produce, I had to stop and then, you know, import those. So for me, I am pretty much stuck until this whole thing subsides, you know. Yeah, well, I mean that's something shocking. I mean any other advice would you? What would you say too persons that are are looking to get some stuff from going clothing that what can they are expect? Like somebody designs maybe, or can they still, if they think, go on your page after this interview? Why are the pieces that they can expect to go and grab? You out to those last ten really? Well, we have no hudies. For sure, huddy's are the quickest thing to sell out, so anytime. But you see going clothing release a Hoodie or huodies, please grab them asap. We have sweaters your maining and we have some tshirts. The most the sweaters that we would have no or from the last collection, which is the going field. Those are should all patches that we would have applied and the other design would be the goal one with Gom at the front and the definition of come on the back of the sweaters and t shirt. So whatever. And then there's one sweater of a Gom abstract collection that we did. Okay, yeah, well, I mean those are all the collections, guys, or just say thank you, teacher, for joining me today. Always a podcast. It was a pleasure for having me. No problem. It was a pleasure to speak to you after a while. I still haven't done in math and I still kind of it. Still can't talking like that for a number of years now that I would have been out going to school with you. So I mean, guys, please checkle going clothing. It is, as she said, and, as I said, platinum. Look Boutique in Lantern Small and there's still ten stuff, maybe from different collections, guy. So please go and grab your your going clothing pieces. Guys, once again I said thank you for joining me and if you are into chance,...

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