Mimi Yina popularly generally known as Medlin Boss is the mind behind the model Medlin Couture. She is a trend advisor, trend label proprietor and model influencer.
Medlin Boss who has efficiently styled prime Nollywood actors, music stars, well-known actuality TV personalities and dignitaries at massive in a current interview shared how her journey began.
“My journey into the style world began as ardour; a fervent and sure ardour. I’ve all the time liked trend; again within the College of Port Harcourt, as an undergraduate of sociology, I’d journey overseas on holidays and are available again with a number of designer garments for my private use and folks can be like “…subsequent time you journey please store for us too. So, I spotted it will make a number of sense if I might monetize my ardour, so I started to convey garments to promote every time I travelled. I began with one suitcase and every thing I introduced was purchased, so I begun to extend my suitcases, from one to 2, then three… And that’s how enterprise began for me. Subsequent got here my first store,” she mentioned.
The Sociology graduate of College of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) additionally recalled how she misplaced over N60 million price of products.
Medlin Boss mentioned this whereas recalling the preliminary problem confronted in constructing her enterprise model.
She mentioned, “There have been a number of challenges. I’ve considered quitting so many occasions, however I saved pushing. I do know companies include a number of challenges, however there’s one specific incident that made me need to contemplate quitting. We normally obtain items from everywhere in the world. We obtain items from Paris, London, New York, Istanbul… everywhere in the world and I do luxurious private procuring everywhere in the world too. So, sooner or later we had a number of deliveries that had simply come from all over the place.
“A giant good friend of mine, the commissioner for Tourism In Rivers State, was going to have a good time her birthday and she or he needed me to fashion her. So I requested a member of my workers to rearrange how the products will get to Port Harcourt utilizing a logistics firm. So he needed to chop corners and he went to make use of an unreliable logistic firm and sadly the products didn’t arrive. I misplaced rather a lot. Items over 60 million naira. It was so dangerous that I needed to begin paying folks their a reimbursement. The man actually tousled my enterprise. For me it felt like in any case my years of arduous work, somebody had simply taken me again to sq. one. So many luxurious gadgets, from Gucci to Prada to LV. It was a tragic second for me. The whole lot got here to a halt for me. I simply shutdown. I used to be all the time in my mattress crying on a regular basis. I didn’t even know the place to start out. I simply mentioned to myself that I needed to transfer on.”
Talking on what she does to make sure she satisfies her celeb and excessive society purchasers, Medlin Boss mentioned, “We take note of particulars. We don’t depart any stone unturned in guaranteeing we give them the most effective and by God’s grace, we have now governors’ wives, senators wives, prime DGs of banks as purchasers. We now have a great deal of prime society folks within the US. Most of our purchasers don’t need us to place their names on the market. Individuals solely get to know concerning the celebrities we fashion.”
She additionally bragged of a few of the celebrities on her consumer checklist over time and the way some them develop into her consumer.
Medlin Boss mentioned: “Funke Akindele, Yemi Alade, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde,Ini Edo, Nancy Isime, Kate Henshaw, Ayo Making (AY), the checklist goes on. Funke Akindele was one of many first celebrities that reached out to me, even earlier than I turned a full blown stylist. She despatched a DM acknowledging her love for my trend sense and appears, requested if I promote garments and she or he’d like to buy from me. Way back (over a decade in the past), I’d drive from PH to Enugu with a suitcase full of garments to her set the place I’d not solely promote however mix her seems and outfit for her; the identical factor goes for Ini Edo.”
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