Miami Culture Maven: Hi Loreal so nice to sit with you to talk a little about your line Goddess Fashion Factory, you know you're one of my favs in Miami. So please tell us how you got started.
Loreal Banks: Well in 2003 I got my first sewing machine & I actually started learning to se in my church. Then in 2005 I attended American Intercontinental University to study fashion marketing & fashion design. So I've been in business officially since 2005, formerly known as L. Banks Styles.
MCM: What is your absolute best seller?
LB: O definitely the Goddess Fashion Factory infiniti scarves! The matching clutches come in a close second.
MCM: I always like to personally interact with designers I support. WIll you be vending at any upcoming events in Miami?
LB: Yes, 2 that I'm really excited about. I'm being featured as an emerging designer in this year's Ankara Miami Fashion Week Feb 19-21. As you know my accessory line has been at the forefront of Goddess Fashion Factory lately so, It's inspiring me to get back into clothing design for 2015. Also, I have a Raw Artist feature on March 5 at LMNT Studios in Wynwood. That should be amazing because it's a more diverse crowd of talent & artistry. There are other features including poets, musicians, visual artists, photographers & make up artists so I'm happy to be incorporating my designs within the fabric of what's hot on the art scene in Miami. More info can be found at www.RawArtist.com
MCM: Well I am so happy for you Loreal & I look forward to seeing Goddess Fashion Factory as a staple Miami fashion line soon, It's definitely on my list of top 5. Where can readers shop your designs?
Loreal: I have an etsy shop which you can find at www.shopGFF.com & please reach out to me on social media, just search Goddess Fashion Factory on FB, IG & Twitter.