The COLLECTIV | George C. Mitchell, Jr.

The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed. –Gordon Parks I’ve literally known this man my ENTIRE life. When you have that type of history, introductions can ride a fine line between too little and way too much. LOL! This conversation has […]

Best of 2017: The COLLECTIV | Melissa A. Mitchell of Abeille Creations

If you’re looking for a living example of manifesting one’s purpose, look no further than Melissa A. Mitchell. She took 2017 by storm speaking at Essence Festival, presenting her art and fashions at Art Basel Miami, and visiting South Africa, just to name a few. One of my favorite COLLECTIV interviews to date. Read on […]

The COLLECTIV | Terrace Sherman

When I first met Terrace, I immediately recognized the queen in her. Through introductions, I learned that she too was raised in Michigan (we just get it), a graduate of Michigan State University (like many of my family members), and our love for the fashion and beauty industries is rooted in who we are and […]

The COLLECTIV | Checking in with Jessica Cruz

I first sat down with Tampa Bay photographer, Jessica Cruz in 2013. I met with her at a Tampa area tea lounge and we conversed about her life as a budding photographer, her styles of photography, and so much more. Need to catch up? Dive into our first interview here. After nearly five years, things […]

The COLLECTIV | And the Nominees Are…

Since launching in 2013, CHF has remained true to its mission in celebrating exceptional talent in the style and art industries. The COLLECTIV recognizes those who create with passion and not for popularity. Honorees represent a rare breed in today’s ever changing and rarely authentic creative fields. Our list of honorees include photographers, fashion designers, and […]