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Chris Pearson is a stylist living in New York City. To name a few, he has worked with: Kitty Cash, Elisa Johnson, Justine Skye, Lion Babe, etc. and is the mastermind behind the label KRONE.
TA: What’s your current hustle?
TA: Has what you’re doing now been a life-long interest?
CP: Yes, as a kid I was always into clothes (got it from my mom) and had a very clear idea of what I wanted to wear and how I wanted to express myself through clothing. I was also really into music, which is why I’m getting my feet wet in that area as well. Jumping in very soon.
TA: Who gave you the most memorable career advice?
CP: I got the most memorable career advice when I interned for Stylist/Jewelry Designer Crystal Streets, she said two things that still stick out to me: “Closed mouths never get fed” and “You have to be where the game is being played, to even play” or something to that extent.
What I got from these quotes was to always speak up for yourself no matter what and to go where the “game” is being played...for example.. if you want to be an actor/actress, there are only a couple of cities in the world that will give you the best chance at being successful in that industry. Same as any other industry. Move.
TA: What was your first “big job?”
CP: My first big job and paycheck was e-commerce for Armani Exchange. (Thanks Jen!!)
TA: Did you ever think you wouldn't make it to this point in your career?
CP: Doubt is a really strong feeling. I definitely struggled with it for a long time in my career. Back then, it seemed like no matter how good I was or what goals I accomplished, there was still that voice in the back of my head saying that I wasn’t good enough.
It was a process, but I overcame it.. I definitely still have my moments because I’m human but I would say to anyone dealing with doubt, the moment a negative thought comes to mind - kill it. Literally. Think about all of the positive things you have going for you, think of the great or even small things (things that you THINK are small) that you’ve accomplished, snap out of it and move forward.
TA: If you could tell your younger self one thing about work ethic, what would it be?
CP: That it’s everything.
TA: What inspires you most?
CP: Life. Literally Everything. My experiences, other people’s experiences, nature, the ocean/water, the sky, space, movement, vibrant colors... the list goes on & on.
TA: What has been the best moment in your career so far?
CP: The best moment in my career has been starting my clothing line. It allows me to not only create in all areas of interest, but also allows me to bring people joy through my designs/creations.
TA: What are you still looking to achieve?
CP: Good question... I’ll know once I achieve it.
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*The featured images are from KRONE's recent lookbook.