Diamondfire Apparel | Afi Fennick | Fashion Resume

Strong Interest and Skills in Fashion Design and Sewing, Under the Influence of Women’s Fashion

Shine like a Diamond, in HOTTT like Fire Apparel.” | Diamondfire Apparel


Extreme Lover of F A S H I O N, self-taught, “from the ground, on up” and entrepreneurial self-made. Continuous learner and DIY skilled in designing and sewing women’s fashion clothing and accessories with the ultimate goal of maintaining a successful and forever growing fashion business, both nationwide and international.

“Every new skill I Learn becomes a new skill I’ve Earned.”

My Collaborations | Fashion Models Showcase:

SPECIALTIES

Innovative strategies 

Creative and driven

Hands-on learner

Self-sufficient, responsible, independent

Appreciates appealing fashion distinction

High respect for elder seamstresses and seamstresses with more experience / history

Fashion Design

Fashion Sewing

Website Design

Strong background in Customer Service, 10+ years

Strong background in Administrative field, 10+ years

Creative photography watermarks in fashion photography (see model pics below)

Fashion photography (see model photos below)

Creative Writing; including blog posts, fashion ads, resume writing featuring hard and soft skills  and professional networking campaigns – overall knack for developing high quality and professional presentation

Graphic Design

Fashion Embellishments

Basic Alterations

Specialty in making tube strapless fashion dresses and sleeveless fashion dresses

Specialty in making distinctive cloth jewelry, leg jewelry

Currently studying patterns and grading for more styles

Primary Focus on plus size style and fashion, but also catering to petite and traditional size women as well. 

Learning more and more about Business, Social Media and Online Marketing.

Also skilled in, but unlimited to: coordinator and organizer for distributed fashion videos, branding and networking. 

Also skilled in, but unlimited to: creative business writing, for example; writing fashion articles and posts, graphics and  fashion ads, etc. 

Strong ability to turn fabric store materials in to creative fashion designs. Skilled with putting diverse patterns, prints and colors together to create a new and unique item of style. 

Fashion design is something I look forward to as a career. It is a strong passion. I have a keen eye for it and I look forward to releasing and constantly showcasing and growing from my talents. 🙂

Strong believer in productivity, distinction, fiery passion in career and creativity.

Indie Fashion Designer Blogger and Seamstress, Afi Fennick via Diamondfire Apparel
EDUCATION

English High School — Jamaica Plain, MA – High School Diploma

Graduated from Self-taught DIY From the Ground, Up University

Studied Life Academics at the School of Hard Knocks 

EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS

Desire to learn more / strong interest in SEO, lead building and social media marketing.

Desire to learn more / strong interest in balanced and effective  modern medicine remedies PLUS also utilizing a productive combination of herbal and organic medicinal methods  and remedies for health and healing as well. 

Curiosity in human body language and general behaviors.  



MY HIGHLIGHTS:

Fashion Product Reviews

Fashion Product Giveaways

Fashion Contests

Fashion Interviews

Fashion Photography

Sewing Projects 

Fashion Guest Posts / Writing / Content Distribution 

Offering 15% per sale + $50 cash weekly bonus per 15 sales in Fashion Affiliate sponsorships

PORTFOLIO

 

MARCH/21/2019 – Fashion Interview with CNF Magazine 

FEBRUARY/19/2019 – Initiated collaborations with entertainer and fashion model, Lucie – my model, second born fashion prodigy…

Launching introductory fashion modeling photos of my second official fashion collaboration. The introductory photography campaign will be launched no later than midnight tonight, February 19, 2019 and will be featured throughout various places on the fashion blog, the boutique store and a couple of social media networks, including other social media networks very soon. (See model photos and more details below.)

FEBRUARY/3/2019 – Initiated collaborations with entertainer and fashion model, Young T – my model,  first born fashion prodigy… 

Launching introductory fashion modeling photos of my first official fashion collaboration. The introductory photography campaign will be launched no later than midnight tonight, February 3, 2019 and will be featured throughout various places on the fashion blog, the boutique store and other social media networks. (See model photos and more details below.)

Fashion Model Lucie Diamondfire Apparel Photos by #DesignerAfi

Model Lucie is wearing 

a handmade bandeau fashion tube dress 

with half and half pattern. 

Half solid and half black and white stripes design. 

Available in more colors.*

Fashion Model Lucie Diamondfire Apparel Photos by #DesignerAfi

Fashion Model Lucie Diamondfire Apparel Photos by #DesignerAfi

Fashion Model Lucie Diamondfire Apparel Photos by #DesignerAfi

Model Lucie is wearing 

a handmade bandeau fashion tube dress 

with half and half pattern. 

Half solid and half

black and white stripes design. 

Available in more colors.*

Model Young T with Diamondfire Apparel Fashion Collaboration Feb 2019

Model Tina is wearing 

a handmade bandeau fashion tube dress 

with half and half pattern. 

Half solid and half animal print design. 

Available in more colors.*

Model Young T with Diamondfire Apparel Fashion Collaboration Feb 2019



Model Young T with Diamondfire Apparel Fashion Collaboration Feb 2019

Model Tina is wearing 

a handmade bandeau fashion tube dress 

with half and half pattern. 

Half solid and half animal print design. 

Available in more colors.*

Diamondfire Apparel featuring Model @youngt_far_ent

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • FEBRUARY 17 – Completed first collaboration via fashion photography shoot 

with L U C I Emy second fashion prodigy… She is featuring the stylish half and half patterned tube dress. I’m currently working on continuing to distribute new photography releases for her every two weeks until a second fashion photography collaboration. First fashion photography distribution will complete approximately April-May 2019

  • FEBRUARY 1 – Completed first collaboration via fashion photography shoot 

with Y o u n g  Tmy first fashion prodigy… She is featuring the stylish half and half patterned tube dress. I’m currently working on continuing to distribute new photography releases for her every two weeks until a second fashion photography collaboration. First fashion photography distribution will complete approximately March 2019

DECEMBER/2018 – Introduced handmade fashion collection of leg jewelry and fashion dresses. Working on final fashion dress for this first collection for official launch January 2019! 

Interviewed with USTrendy on fashion experience and desires,

shown here

DECEMBER/2/2018 – Collaborating on Fashion Modeling Project with Young T– creative writer, poet and model. 

DECEMBER/17/2018 – Collaborating on Fashion Modeling Project with Lucie, aspiring actress with an interest in fashion modeling.

DECEMBER/17/2018 – Collaborating on Fashion Modeling Project with Ms. Dejanae, a fashion lover. Collaboration Cancelled as of 7/28/2019. 

LOOKING TO NETWORK WITH:

  • Individuals, Entrepreneurs and Companies of talent, creativity and productivity: (See below)

 

Currently seeking Manufacturing providers who can assemble small bulk lots for startup boutique clothing shops like mine.

Seeking Independent and underground music artists, entertainers and other talented, productive and creative persons who I can help network and promote on my YouTube channel and Pinterest. 😁😁😁

Seeking Fashion Pattern Graders and Fashion Sewing Teachers who can provide affordable fashion design grading services and affordable sewing tutorial sessions, including by the hour.  

Seeking Fashion photographers interested in freelance fashion photography projects in exchange for free social media promotion. 

Seeking People interested in indie fashion and who participate in fashion affiliate programs and fashion merchandise to promote and network. 

Seeking Webmasters who are interested in / seeking high quality fashion content.  

Seeking More females who are productive and creative who are also interested in fashion modeling. 

GENERAL ASPIRATIONS

COMING MARCH/APRIL 2019 – I have an interest in continuing to promote indie music artists in my YouTube Artists Corner, but also to feature more and new content on my fashion blog. I will be looking to network and collaborate with artists in the near future. CHECK BACK… See My Contributions page for updates and details.  

COMING FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 – Focus more on providing services to a variety of people in need in my community and abroad through community support and community services – giving back. My goal is to give back through emotional, social, humanitarian deeds and also some financial support. CHECK BACK… See My Contributions page for updates and details. 

Diamondfire Apparel | Contributions: Giving Back

 

Hi, I’m Not Just a Fashion Professional, I’m Also a Woman with Humanitarian and Contributing Qualities….

Below is my Resume for general contributions and volunteering. COMING SOON approximately NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2019.

 

Diamondfire Apparel | USTrendy Fashion #DesignerAfi Interview

Diamondfire Apparel | US Trendy Interview with Indie Seamstress & Fashion Designer, Afi Fennick… 

What is your inspiration for your designs? 


Well…. All I can really say is, that when I was a teenager, I had an “eye” for fashion. The fact that there’s so many fashion styles that have yet to be created with different fabrics, patterns and colors. I guess you could say that different patterns, fabrics and colors inspire me.


Education/Experience:


I’m a natural born talent! From my youth, I’ve had a knack for creative design of clothing. I imagine, design, then sew up any fashion that’s “on my radar” that I can make. This is an art that I naturally was blessed with and it developed more, over time and maturity. For help on certain sewing subjects, I also use certain sewing tutorial books.


What drove you to choose fashion design and specifically starting your own design?


My love of fashion, my creativity level, my entrepreneurial spirit, but most of all – my Passion for All Three. I remember sitting in my bedroom imagining, sketching and diagramming articles of clothing and accessories… and even sexy shoes, (which I one day would love to also add to my clothing line).


What has prepared you to enter the world as a fashion designer?


My will and determination, the positive feedback and response level I get from others who recognize my talents….also my passion for sewing and fashion designing.


I have grown to respect seamstresses and designers of a higher seniority. Generally-speaking, when people go into a fashion store or see an item of fashion, they don’t really understand the labor and creativity that was put in to the make and look of the item. And the more creative the design, the more work was necessary to put in. I acknowledge this, as a seamstress who makes her own clothing, I have come to respect this very much.


What has been your biggest struggle breaking into the world as an independent fashion designer?


I would definitely have to say Advertising/Promotion. I’m confident that there’s a loyal network of Fashionistas out there that can respect and support my style of clothing. It’s just that the internet is such a huge arena, and it becomes harder to market your brand if you don’t have “corporate capital” or if you do it by yourself, it could potentially take years. So you’re struck hard when it comes to the necessary and effective promotion you need to really succeed online.

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Describe your style:


My style is High Fashion friend, lol! I’m that girl that could wear some cute, unique sweat pants and a cute, fitted t-shirt or a pair of nice fitted denim jeans with a sexy but classic-fitted top, or I could wear a pair of sexy open-toed stilettos, a  pair of sexy, vented leggings with a flared, somewhat-fitted top. It all depends on my mood really. I’m versatile and forever changing.

Favorite fashion decade:

Don’t really have one, because there’s great styles in most modern decades, to me.


What are you most excited to wear this season?

Stylish foxy leggings outfits!

You’d never be caught dead wearing:

Wool. Next question…


One thing you couldn’t live without:

Leggings!


Favorite Celebrity Fashion Icon:


I do like some of Kimora Simmons wear, BabyPhat. Luis Vuitton. Coogi. Jimmy Choo. There’s too many other styles I like. I’m complex, what can I say? (smiling)

fashion designer afi honey

What fad would you bring back?


Ummmmmm…. I’m not really sure right now. What styles of the past have not yet been resurrected, lol. I’m not really sure at this point, lol.


Perfect night on the town outfit:


Picture This: SEXY RED… Red fitted, knee-length skirt with low scoop neck matching blouse. Gold or Metallic-toned bangles and earrings. An extravagant gold or metallic-toned necklace. Natural-look make up, if applicable. High enough gold-tone or metallic matching peep-toe stiletto heels. A small matching satchel, maybe a foxy, stylish red hat to set things right…She’s ready to go!




What are other activities you enjoy doing besides designing (art, music, etc)?


Like Fashion, I also love Music. BACK IN THE DAY, BAYBAY LMAO! My Love is Mary J. Blige! I still listen to her back in the day jams, like “My Life“, “Deep Inside“, “You Bring Me Joy” and “Steal Away“. My top two jams by her, are: “Take Me As I Am” and “Get to know You Better“. For her more later song, I would say, “25/8” and “Feel Inside” featuring Nas.


Her music has helped me get through some things in my life. I also like a wide variety of different artists: Bruno Mars, Pharrell, Usher, Kanye West, many more.


What do you wish people understood about being in the fashion industry?


Probably the fact of the amount of true time and work that is put in to every unique design. Remember, the more creative, the more work!


What is your favorite Part about being a Fashion Designer?


I would say, there’s two things: Number 1. The Positive Feedback and Fans. This helps to keep me going. and Number 2. The Design Creation process. The act of first creating and visualizing the design. (I have a strong imagination, by the way.) and then the diagramming and/or recording of the design. Sometimes I draw them, other times I don’t and I just record them.

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What is some advice that you would give to aspiring independent designers?


Focus first on the advertising/promotional part of things first. Especially if you are working with a low budget and trying to get started. Do focus and strategize carefully. Then everything else will come one block by one block. If fashion design is your True Passion, then believe in yourself and put up a good fight to earn your keep. If you’re good at what you do, the people will let you know it one way or another. So let Heaven nor Hell fire stop you!

Fashion Designer Afi…. In the Flesh!



classyfied the collection by afi





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And another one…. 

Introducing CLASSYfied The Collection by Afi

A perfect combination of gorgeous satin and casual denim contrasting. 

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More Fashion Designer Afi…Gotta Love It!

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F A S H I O N  A R T  T A L E N T S

 

M U S I C   T A L E N T S

Aldeno_Muzyq – World Love




Ron D. – “Choices”

Che Nelle – (Remix) 

“This is Why I’m Hot”

Diamondfire Apparel Boutique Store

March 2019 | Diamondfire Apparel & CNF Magazine Fashion Interview

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[In this photo above, I made this fashion dress. Scoop neck, full strap, sleeveless, fitted dress with cheetah,  animal print design.]

So how did you become a fashion designer?

Well, I am Self-taught and self-made. I’ve always had a strong interest and desire in fashion. I started imagining styles in my head and then I would start sketching… 

You name it, fashion accessories, knee-high boots, shoes, sneakers, blouses, skirts and dresses. I started teaching myself how to sew. I bought my first sewing machine, (a Brother) and started gathering up fabrics to start making clothing for myself. I’d wear them, and everywhere I went, all eyes on me… Looks and compliments from men and women. (Laughing) 

I decided that I was going to get in to fashion design, to make beautiful things for women and have them wear it. (Smiling) The Key was to showcase my fashion work on other women. That’s where my fashion models came in…

My First Born Fashion Baby, Tina – up there rocking the very first fashion dress I designed and made specially for her… 

I wanted to make a fashion dress that was gonna COMMAND ATTENTION, but at the same time, be heavily stylish… and seXy.

And so it is.. Lovely Queen!

I was so happy when she said she loved the dress, that it’s beautiful. 

It made the work really worth doing. 


Clothing: Handmade bandeau 

animal print fashion dress


Design & Production: #DesignerAfi

Photography: #DesignerAfi

Phoenix, AZ


I certainly appreciate the girls for choosing to model with my brand and collaborate with me. They didn’t have to believe in me, but they both did. I show my token of appreciation by presenting great pics, high quality photos, shout-outs showing them luv and showcasing their talents boldly. (Smiles)


I believe that there is a network for everyone, no matter what your business goals are. You just have to find and connect with your target audience. When the audience that loves what you do, they are going to show support and keep up with you. There’s No Exceptions to this rule. 

I absolutely LOVE designing stuff. 

I have the creative mind to do great things. 


I am Definitely More of a designer, than a seamstress because I can put together some styles to create something highly loveable! The fashion sewing part of things have it’s reward when the project is finished, sewing overall is work. It does take time and energy to make things with the sewing machine. And the fancier you want it, the more time and labor needs to be put in to make it right. But until I upgrade to the level where I can afford to pay an experienced and high quality sewing and production team, I’ll be doing it myself.. It is what it is! 

I’m attracted most to working with fabric designs that steal the attention when you walk in to a place. (Wink and smile) I have a strong imagination for creative blends of colors, patterns and prints. #workwonders… LOL! 


I like to go fabric shopping to see all the beautiful colors, tones and designs. There is so much material to work with, when you open your fashion mind. I could create new designs for decades!



My Second Born Fashion Baby, Lucie – up there rocking the second  fashion dress I designed and made specially for her… 

This dress may be the second dress 

of introduction, but it

DEFINITELY earns its place 

at the table of Queens, Kings and Rulers!

I was thrilled when she said she loved this. 

It was fuel for my fashion design ignition. 

Clothing: Handmade patterned 

stripes fashion dress

Design & Production: #DesignerAfi

Photography: #DesignerAfi

Phoenix, AZ

How you feeling about crafting things into a realized clothing collection? 

Honestly, I feel GREAT! I am taking it one step at a time, slowly building a fashion collection comprised of different things. I could hang out at a huge fashion fabric warehouse to test and browse different fabrics all day long! There is so much to learn with using and sewing with different materials. That’s why the opportunities are virtually endless to create hot, unique styles every day. 

Which of your pieces are you most proud of?


Hands down – the strapless dresses! They’re exotic and fiesty just like Me! LOL! 

When I design something, I can tell that I have grown in sewing knowledge and gained more insight and experience because I put even more effort in to a high quality yet efficient design compared to when I was much younger when I first started out, learning and growing with fashion intrigue and knowledge. 

What’s a goal that you dream of achieving?


In all of this, I ultimately vision myself owning a production team, a warehouse that holds fashion fabric and a production team that will carry out my design ideas and turn them all in to real tangible products! Yes! 

Diamondfire Apparel is Global, for women of various sizes today and it’s Diverse. (smiling)

How would you define your style?


I’m complex… It’s all on my mood and where I’m going. I can wear jeans and a t-shirt, leggings, a pretty blouse and some open-toe sandals, a mini-dress and knee-hi boots and a nice blouse or a patterned dress… I don’t Have a particular style luv, I AM STYLE. (smiling wink)

 

How can we find you on social media?

March 21, 2019 – Much Luv and Shout Out to Bia from CNF Magazine for this Fashion Interview

Bia, It’s the support of people like you that keep me moving forward. I appreciate you!