Tell us about how you chose your career/business and what your responsibilities include?
I had a passion of Fashion and it is a natural direction to me. Also growing up in a country of Fashion (Sapologie) Congo Brazzaville and with my mum who sew clothes at home and our tailor Polidor I was amazed at their work and fashion stylist. My mum never doubt of my passion because when she traveled on my list I used to order a long list of Fashion Magazine, clothes, high platform shoes( she used to call it Tchukumesso ). I always find satisfaction in fashion, make up and styling. Coming in UK here and started with Fashion Stylist was a great opportunity for me to follow my passion. In March 2014 I decided to attend a fashion school , giving my Entrepreneur Letter and fashion portfolio thanks God one fashion school chooses and accepts me for the coming course in order to get train and learn more.
My responsibilities included Image consultant, Style and Make up in daily tasks by assisting my clients with their image, being there for them to help them to feel comfortable, confident, good and make them be happy on them. Empower them to become who they are , achieving their dreams and become successful. Also Choosing the right clothes, the right size, the right shoes and accessories that will suit their body shape in a very professional ways.
Tell us about your company?
BaDiam’s is a brand based in London. Image consultant, blogger, Fashion and Make up Stylist working with women and children around the world. Taking care and looking after children. We work with charities and support orphans and children in need. In 2012 we designed polos shirts for Women and Men that will come back soon differently in Women and Men shirts. I am looking forward to it. BaDiam’s has opens another door of Marriage and Family counselling, children life coaching and children activities. We give best solutions to save marriage , to educate and life style children and make sure that parents , children and family have the great, friendly, peaceful, unity and powerful relationships. At BaDiam’s I enjoy dedicated my times to inspire and empower other people life to become who they are, reaching their potential and succeed in life.
What are some of the most fulfilling projects you have been involved with so far?
I have been involved last time in A Live Festival Event called “Africa Live Festival in Burgess Park organised by one of a lady from Southwark Council. My role was in meeting , greeting , looking after which musicians who will go next on the stage and at the end of the event making sure that all the exhibitors have pack their stuff.
I am looking forward to the next project that I am involved with 5 Powerful Women ( Fashion and Make up Stylist, Designers and Entrepreneurs. I am so happy that they choose me to work with them. Our Women Empowerment first event will be in October where we are looking to inspire , empower women to become who they are, be educated, how to live healthy and in purity. We are so excited and looking forward to it.
Are there any people in your field you would like to meet and/or work with and have not yet had the opportunity?
The people I want to meet some since my young age. I admire them and I really want to meet and work with them. Majesty The Queen Elizabeth, Joyce Meyer, Djo Balard ( Congolese Sappers), Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie. They are great models with big heart and attention. They are able to express their emotions. I admire their vision, strenght and their confident.
What are some of your favorite ways to network?
Doing favosr for people, helping them and you never know who will help you too. I always be open and approachable so that it will be easy to connect and communicate. My business card, attended conferences, events, party , Communication and face to face meeting.
Do you have a mentor – if so how did you choose one another?
Yes, My Pastors Matthew Ashimolowo and Marc Menda, Jeannelle Mbembath, Onyi Anyado , Rachilda Kimva and Venicia Guinot. Most of them are my mentors since back home. I choose one another for their work, strenght, power, quality , success, commitment, confident and determination. Each of them have an impact role in my life or career.
What have you learned from your mentor? What do you hope to learn?
Yes, of course I have learned a lot from them. Like reading, focus, be unique, manage times, always ask question if I do not know, setting and reaching goals, connect and learn from those who are successful in the field, work hard, be positive, be determined, do not focus on what the people say because everyone will say something good or bard just focus, work need to be excellent , be patience and never give up. What I have learned from them so far as a huge impact in my life. I always do my best to apply them successfully and what I failed I always step back look and pick my self up to do it great because after learning it is me who need to apply it correctly . So failures will not stop me. Failures correct me to do it better and better.
I am hoping and always looking forward to learn more from them because each days they come with unique and great advice. Life is a journey that We never stop learning. Each days I am and I will always looking forward to learn from them .
What’s been the most surprising thing that has happened to you so far in your career?
I always admire and being inspired how well and elegant The Majesty The Queen wears Hat clothes. When I started BaDiam’s . I designed Christmas Cards. In my Young age before to come to UK and without knowing that one day I will be in UK. I always say one day I will meet the Majesty The Queen or I will receive her letters that was one of my dream true. So in 2012 I sent her my Christmas Card to say I admire her, wish her and The Royal Family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Guess what? She replied to me and wish me and my family Merry Christmas and All the best for 2013. I was so excited. Also my dream came true because I was in crowd in front of Buckingham Palace in The Jubilee Diamonds 2012 Then I had an opportunity to see Her on The Royal Family. I am sure the day will come I will meet her.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Dancing, telling jokes, writing and going out with my friends.
Any parting advice for someone who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Do not give up on your dreams. Intern ,get trained, learn much put all your efforts and all the best you can.
What’s the best way for our readers to connect with you?
Twitter: @BaDiam’s Stylist