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Blog: Kenyatta Takes On New York Fashion

As the song says…New York City is a concrete jungle where dreams can come true. So many of my dreams of NYC involve making a name for myself as well as my business. As they say, if you can make it in NYC you can make it anywhere. Plus-size fashion does not have a voice in NYC. Not even a whisper. I know it is my destiny to change that and it all starts with this trip to NY.

I am more nervous than I have ever been. And, I am not a nervous person at all. It feels great to have my friends and closest supporters with me but I struggle with whether my team has what it takes to get to the next level…the New York Fashion Week. I know we all work hard but there are times when I feel like I am the only person that sees the big picture and is willing to do anything to make it happen.

In order to be successful, Bella René must gain a following and a presence in a market like New York City. I have never just wanted to be another fashion designer. I want recognition from the straight-sized world as well. I want plus-size women to be able to walk down the streets of NY just like straight size women and look fierce and fabulous. New York City is no joke and they either love you or they hate you.

And, if they hate you, you’re pretty much dead or nonexistent. I cannot fail, I have worked too hard and all my hopes and dreams are hanging in the balance. I hope my team and I can pull this off. Chile pray for me y’all!