I recently had the pleasure of chatting with a talented young lady, Jazmin Brown. Miss Brown is a model and a fashion designer at the young age of 13, but above all, she is ambitious, a role model for girls her age today, and has a beautiful heart.
Here is our interview with Jazmin Brown:
JF: What inspired you to begin designing clothing?
Jazmin: Being a model and walking for many different designers inspired me to become my own designer. I knew that I can do it also.
JF: You’re only in your teens, at what age exactly did you learn to design and sew?
Jazmin: I wanted to be a designer from the age of 7. However, about two years ago at the of 11, I decided to take my career to the next level. I am still learning how to sew. If its a big job I sit with someone to make sure that I am doing it correctly. The designs are all mine though. I am currently, taking classes at FIT every Saturday.
JF: What has your biggest accomplishment been so far in your career as a designer?
Jazmin: My biggest accomplishment so far is having the honor of showing my line on News12 with Della Crews, at New Jersey Fashion Week, and at a red carpet charity event with Miss Teen America.
JF: Any future plans? Projects? Collaborations?
Jazmin: I do have future goals…of course going to college, putting my line in stores. I am working on a few other projects, but thats a secret! lol..its gonna be out really soon! I am also working hard with my non profit Jazmin’s Deztani’. I want to raise money to help children achieve what ever positive goals that they may have.
JF: Name a designer that inspires you.
Jazmin: Vera Wang. I love her beautiful gowns!
JF: What’s your ultimate goal in life?
Jazmin: My ultimate goal is to show my line all over the world. Also, one day i would love to open up my own chain of boutiques. My goal is to open up one by the time I am 16 years old.
JF: What would you tell other young girls who wish to obtain a career in fashion design?
I would tell other girls make sure whatever you do your grades in school comes first. Also, to be patient. Take your time, learn, and always be able to take peoples advice. Never let anyone discourage you. If you want it, claim it!
JF: Besides, fashion design, do you have any other passions?
Jazmin: Besides fashion designing, I still have a love for modeling, and I would love to teach an art class after college.
JF: How can someone view your work or place an order for your designs?
Jazmin Brown will also showcase her Prom / Sweet 16 collection at the Central NJ Prom/ Sweet 16 Expo 2012. For more info: http://cnjpromexpo.blogspot.com/
About Jazmin Brown:
Jazmin Brown is a 13 year old model/fashion designer living in the New Jersey area. In 2005, she performed and won a scholarship pageant in New Jersey. Jazmin knew then she was destined to become a star. For the next two years, she walked in a fashion and show sponsored by 98.7 KissFm, with JuJu models for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2006, Jazmin won her first runway competition with Images Production Team. Because of that, she was featured in several media outlets and had the honor of helping to raise money for Jerry Lee Lewis kids in a New York City fashion and talent show.
In 2008, Jazmin graced the runway of Harlem Fashion Week, and then competed in the Kreative Kids scholarship pageant in which she won 1st Runner Up. She walked for a New York fashion designer at the Circle of Sisters Expo, in the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City, sponsored by 107.5 WBLS. She then went on to compete and won two more runway competitions-Elite Starz and Runway Kings all held in New Jersey. However, Jazmin was far from done with modeling in runway competitions. In 2009, she won 1st Runner-up in an Images Production Team competition.
In January 2010, Jazmin’s made her first television appearance on the “Tyra Banks Show”. Jazmin was featured as an “A” student and noted for her achievements in the modeling and pageant world. “Jazmin is truly a star!” says Vanessa Adamo, Tyra Banks producer.
April 2011, Jazmin launched her clothing line “Deztani’” on NJSpotlight News12 hosted by Della Crews. She also has a non-profit organization called “Jazmin’s Deztani’”. This organization is to help support positive children that do not have the financial support of family.
October 2011, Jazmin was honored, as the youngest designer showing her line at New Jersey Fashion Week. After NJFW, she was so happy to help with a charity event with Miss Teen America for Souls4Souls.
Jazmin is an “A” student and enjoys modeling, dancing, cheerleading, and playing basketball. She also enjoys listening to her favorite singers, Keri Hilson, Beyonce, and Ciara. When not modeling/fashion designing enjoying other activities, Jazmin enjoys taking classes at Fashion Institute of Technology, watching her favorite television show America’s Next Top Model and various shows on the Disney and Nickelodeon networks.
Jazmin looks forward to a prosperous career in modeling/fashion designing and educational accomplishments.