TheBlondeMisfit Podcast

TheBlondeMisfit Podcast

By Jamé Jackson
TheBlondeMisfit Podcast explores Blackness and its impact on the fashion and beauty landscape. Hosted by Jamé Jackson, an award-winning fashion and beauty media personality and activist, each episode delves into the latest industry news, entrepreneurial tips, and the future of fashion in a relatable yet informative way.

From influencers speaking of Black Lives Matter to stepping into God-appointed purpose, Jamé covers it all right here.
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Charging What You're Worth (And Figuring It Out) w/ Lifestyle Influencer Mattie James
On this week's episode of TheBlondeMisfit Podcast, we sat down with lifestyle influencer and entrepreneur Mattie James who dished on all things business, believing in oneself and setting your price. I have loved Mattie's work for years and have always been inspired by her willingness to share, share, share. This episode was the actual reason why I bossed up and finally got my newsletter set up (which you guys can subscribe to right here) and I am so happy that we recorded this episode (despite some wonky tech issues) because it is so important for you to shoot for the stars when it comes to money.  Be sure to share the podcast with your friends and leave us that five-star rating if you're on Apple Podcasts! Some resources for ya: Mattie James: https://www.instagram.com/themattiejames/ Breonna Taylor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor Check us out on social media to stay up on all things misfit: Newsletter: bit.ly/2zShzhy Website: https://www.theblondemisfit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondemisfit Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theblondemisfit Podcast: https://www.anchor.fm/theblondemisfit YouTube: https://bit.ly/TBMYoutube Therapy resources: https://bit.ly/tbmtherapy Additional resources: +1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline +1 (877) 565-8860 The Trans Lifeline +1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
56:16
July 10, 2020
Build Your Own Platforms – Creating Legacy Nobody Can Take From You
Welcome back to another episode of TBM! Today, we're discussing building your own platforms and not depending on anyone else's. Don't get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with working that 9-5, sending off that tweet or posting that flick for the 'gram, but remember that in a world where content is king but people are always shifting the needle in response to COVID-19, you want to protect your legacy and your work. When I built a fashion platform, I did it to stand out. Now, I can use it to open the doors that once were closed on me. Always work with your future in mind. Be sure to share the podcast with your friends and leave us that five-star rating if you're on Apple Podcasts! Some resources for ya: Riah Melton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells: https://time.com/5853325/black-trans-women-killed-riah-milton-dominique-remmie-fells-trump/ Breonna Taylor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor Tony McDade: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tony-mcdade Oluwatoyin Salau: https://bit.ly/2YTmqYa Check us out on social media to stay up on all things misfit: Website: https://www.theblondemisfit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondemisfit Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theblondemisfit Podcast: https://www.anchor.fm/theblondemisfit YouTube: https://bit.ly/TBMYoutube Therapy resources: https://bit.ly/tbmtherapy Additional resources: +1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline +1 (877) 565-8860 The Trans Lifeline +1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
22:39
July 3, 2020
“Nothing is beneath you. Do the work” with NYC-based Creative Director Khalid Briggs
In today's episode, we sat down and chatted it up with Khalid Briggs, a creative director and stylist based in NYC. I've admired Khalid humble-yet-assertive stance on fashion for years and knew that he could speak to the power of doing the work and forging your own path in fashion. I especially appreciated how he discussed the cumulative nature of fashion and how you can learn so much in other categories of your life that then apply to your craft. More info on Khalid: Khalid Briggs is a Creative Director based in NYC. As an experienced producer, he pulls his direction from his immense love for culture, style and fashion, and visual production. He has collaborated with brands and companies such as Adidas, Samsung, Complex, Bloomingdales, Hugo Boss, Footlocker, Walmart and more. Khalid expresses his creativity through various mediums, however, no matter if it's design, styling, or creative direction, he always brings a great level of excitement, curiosity, and passion to every project he’s apart of. Be sure to share the podcast with your friends and leave us that five-star rating if you're on Apple Podcasts! Some resources for ya: What is Juneteenth? : https://bit.ly/2CiZQR3 Riah Melton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells: https://time.com/5853325/black-trans-women-killed-riah-milton-dominique-remmie-fells-trump/ George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Breonna Taylor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor Tony McDade: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tony-mcdade Oluwatoyin Salau: https://bit.ly/2YTmqYa Check us out on social media to stay up on all things misfit: Website: https://www.theblondemisfit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondemisfit Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theblondemisfit Podcast: https://www.anchor.fm/theblondemisfit YouTube: https://bit.ly/TBMYoutube Therapy resources: https://bit.ly/tbmtherapy Additional resources: +1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline +1 (877) 565-8860 The Trans Lifeline +1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
56:08
June 26, 2020
What is Juneteenth And Why Do We Care?
Welcome back to another episode of TheBlondeMisfit podcast! This week’s episode is very special and near and dear to me because we are focusing on the celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest-recognized holiday of the liberation of African Americans in the US. Although we celebrate, it’s really a day of reflection for so many of us, myself included. With the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, I am left to wonder what is the solution … but really, how do we grieve at a time like this. In this week’s episode, we talk allyship, activism, why this matters on a macro level but also on a micro level in fashion and beauty, therapy resources, and why we will never stop working to make an inclusive world for all. Some resources for ya: What is Juneteenth? : https://bit.ly/2CiZQR3 Riah Melton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells: https://time.com/5853325/black-trans-women-killed-riah-milton-dominique-remmie-fells-trump/ George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Breonna Taylor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor Tony McDade: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tony-mcdade Oluwatoyin Salau: https://bit.ly/2YTmqYa Check us out on social media to stay up on all things misfit: Website: https://www.theblondemisfit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondemisfit Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theblondemisfit Podcast: https://www.anchor.fm/theblondemisfit YouTube: https://bit.ly/TBMYoutube Therapy resources: https://bit.ly/tbmtherapy Ramona Hood: https://newsone.com/3906132/ramona-hood-fedex-first-black-woman-ceo/ Additional resources: +1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline +1 (877) 565-8860 The Trans Lifeline +1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
38:46
June 19, 2020
How Krystal Franklin Went From A Two-Day Production Intern to A Senior Producer at TV One, Pt. 1
This week’s episode is BOMB, y’all. Krystal and I had never formally met, we’ve only followed each other for years on social media. However, it felt like I was talking to a sister, a cousin, an aunty on this. Our episode actually went so long that there will be a part 2 because Krystal talks more about her journey, being at TV ONE, and the power of faith. If anything, this episode just proves the power of faith, walking out on your blessing, and trusting God with the process. This episode has to be a blessing to y’all because it certainly was for me. If you liked the episode, share it with your friends, family, and leave us that good 5-star rating if you're listening on Apple Podcasts. So some more details on Krystal Franklin and the episode: Krystal Franklin is an entertainment media professional working as the Senior Producer of Digital and Social Media, Creative Services and Marketing at TV One and is the former Digital Content Producer for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show at REACH Media/Radio One. And them socials: Krystal's Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XT8C0C TheBlondeMisfit Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cUo6Ww Krystal's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Y0vOKB TheBlondeMisfit Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Uhciae TheBlondeMisfit Website: https://bit.ly/2XWRlDR
59:54
June 12, 2020
André Leon Talley's "The Chiffon Trenches" And What Is Black Advocacy, Nowadays?
Welcome back to another episode of TheBlondeMisfit Podcast! This week, we're discussing the impactful and oftentimes controversial actions of long-time editor André Leon Talley, whose book The Chiffon Trenches just entered the New York Times bestseller at No. 6 (at the time of this recording). André is a walking encyclopedia with a plethora of knowledge — if you are in fashion, you need to know this man. On this episode, we also talk about allyship and when you should use your influence and power to evoke change in your organization and community. About André Leon Talley: Born c. 1949, in North Carolina; son of a taxi driver. Education: Brown University, MA French Studies. Career: Women's Wear Daily, New York City, reporter, c. 1977; Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, assistant to Diana Vreeland; freelance fashion journalist, early 1980s; Vogue magazine (American edition), New York City, fashion news director, 1983–88, creative director, 1988–95, editor-at-large, 1998–; W magazine, began as Paris fashion editor, became Paris bureau chief, 1995–98. As always, be sure to subscribe and keep up on all our channels. The Chiffon Trenches: https://amzn.to/36J17vP Website Instagram Twitter YouTube
40:02
May 29, 2020
Everything is Figureoutable: PR Professional Tequilla White Discusses How Brands Can Pivot During COVID-19
Figuring out what your audience needs right now can be a challenge for ANY brand, let alone one that doesn't have a PR or marketing budget to help. As brands and influencers continue to pivot, it's important to remember that everything is, indeed, figure-outable.  Tequilla White, the founder of TWPR and lead publicist for some of today's coolest brands, media influencers, and social initiatives, sat down to talk with TheBlondeMisfit on how you can still learn and pivot during COVID-19, what her work as a publicist entails, and what the future of fashion and beauty may look like on the other end. If you are looking to build your brand during this time as well as just figure out if a publicist may be the right fit for you, you'll want to bookmark this episode. *QUICK NOTE*: Everything is also a learning lesson and we weren't aware that desktop notifications were making that ding sound in the back. You live and you learn! As always, be sure to follow us on social media (and check out our guest's socials as well): Tequilla White: @tequilla.white and tequillawhitepr.com TheBlondeMisfit IG: @theblondemisfit TheBlondeMisfit Twitter: @theblondemisfit TheBlondeMisfit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfwWZoPy0w8OGJai3rZkIg Of course, where it all goes down: TheBlondeMisfit.com
50:34
May 22, 2020
Why It's Still Important to Share Wins During A Pandemic
This week I shifted gears and an entirely different conversation I wanted to have to focus on taking care of your inner self during COVID-19. Many people in media are losing their jobs right and left, and others are being furloughed, salary reduced or whatever else. Even in the fashion and beauty space, I have had to pivot in ways I would have never imagined even six months ago. Pretty much, now is not a fun time to work in a landscape that focuses so much on advertising money and what consumers want. However, I do believe it's still important to share your wins even in this time, and this episode quickly dives into why. While you're here, you might as well check us out on social and subscribe: IG: @theblondemisfit Twitter: @theblondemisfit Website: www.theblondemisfit.com
22:53
May 15, 2020
Jamé, Where Ya Been? + Just Freakin' Create The Content
We're back! Officially starting this off as Season 2 since we were away for a few weeks while working on school and a few industry projects. Today we're discussing where I've been for the past two weeks but also the advice I have for everyone who is...
39:00
May 7, 2020
How to Juggle A Corporate and Creative Job Without Burning Yourself Out
One of the questions that gets brought up the most is how to juggle a 9-to-5 with entrepreneurial endeavors. Working in the fashion industry for both can seem like it would be advantageous, but the reality is the rules of a corporation and the rules of...
29:33
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus and The State of Fashion — What Will Happen to Black Designers?
This week, we dive into the discussion around coronavirus and the fashion industry. As more brands and businesses shutter their doors, it leaves fashion designers and smaller brands left in a situation of dire circumstances. This episode talks about the...
32:00
April 9, 2020
How Brands Can Pivot During Coronavirus + New Job Transitions
This week, I talk about ways beauty brands can pivot and be accessible during the quarantine. So many brands are losing money and customers as a result of the lack of face-to-face marketing, but I do believe that there are options that can keep...
25:50
April 2, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship (And My Thoughts On It All)
I'm sure there are a lot of people looking to be entrepreneurs right now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Layoffs are happening everywhere, and job security is pretty non-existent for many people. However, before you jump headfirst into the...
37:12
March 26, 2020
What Creatives Should Be Doing While Working From Home (Coronavirus)
The coronavirus has affected economies, markets, and industries all around the world, but I feel that now is an amazing time for creatives and entrepreneurs to get their house in order before the big market boom. Even as a fashion and beauty expert, I...
26:48
March 19, 2020
Boss Women Media and How To Find A Mentor in The Fashion Industry
Welcome back everyone! On this week’s episode, I give a special shoutout to Boss Women Media for recognizing TheBlondeMisfit at their annual “100 Women At The Table” celebration, as well as discuss my feelings around mentorship, finding a mentor, and...
40:13
March 13, 2020
The Diversity of NYFW + How To Stand Out On Social Media
This week's episode came a bit late, BUT I wanted to first drop some notes on how diverse (or not diverse) New York Fashion Week ended up being. In the episode, we also dish on three ways to stand out on social media as a brand and I tell you guys about...
35:01
March 7, 2020
How To Start A Fashion Blog (Well, What You Should Know Before You Start One)
After running an award-winning fashion site, I've learned that there are a few things to successfully launching a fashion platform. No, we're not talking about money stuff — we're talking quality and things that allow you to have an impact on your...
19:21
February 22, 2020
My Favorite Shows From NYFW + What to Do When People Doubt Your Abilities
Welcome back, everyone! This week Jamé is dishing on her favorite shows from New York Fashion Week (not all, but a few standouts) as well as giving you guys advice on dealing with imposter syndrome AND what to do when people doubt your abilities.If...
25:26
February 14, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About New York Fashion Week
Welcome back, misfits! On this week's special episode, Jamé is discussing everything people want to know about NYFW, otherwise known as New York Fashion Week. She dishes on some of the below topics for the episode:How do you get into shows?What does a...
40:44
February 11, 2020
Welcome to TheBlondeMisfit Podcast + Happy Birthday to Me!
Introducing TheBlondeMisfit Podcast to the world!
39:22
February 7, 2020