We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany “B. Nicole” McCrary and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany “B. Nicole”, how do you think about risk?
I’m a strong believer in taking risks. One of my favorite motto’s would be “Risks equal rewards” . I’ve always been known as the “risk taker” of my family. When you invest your time, money and energy into anything you are taking a risk, however, it can be rewarding. I put my all into my business and brand, B. Nicole Designs, and I’ve seen it and myself grow over time. There are always risks, but the reward is greater. I am such an optimist. Even when I take a risk and fail, I still find a reward within that. The reward can sometimes be the lesson in the failure of a risk. In that lesson you may learn what to improve, how to do better or what to do the next time around. I love taking risks, my life and business would not be where it is if it wasn’t for that. If it weren’t for risks, “B. Nicole” would not exist. My faith is always bigger than my fear. Being a risk taker is both fun and rewarding.
What should our readers know about your business?
What is B. Nicole Designs? B.Nicole is an edgy luxury brand that was created by me in 2016 as a designer and stylist. My brand caters to fashion lovers with a keen sense of style. B.Nicole Design’s consists of many ready-to-wear fashions for all women. The designs in each of my collections have a variety of bright colors, patterns and prints. The B. Nicole brand offers additional services such as; fashion styling, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping. The overall goal is to provide quality items and enhance style. It is my top priority to make sure all clients feel confident, beautiful and comfortable. Therefore, I design with “love”. I am an Atlanta based fashion designer, stylist, visual artist and content creator. I am typically known as the “jane of all trades”. I discovered a love for arts and fashion at an early childhood age. I fell in love with art first as I would draw and paint every day. My family has always raised me to work hard and pursue any and everything that I wanted in life. I was sure to do exactly that, especially after my father passed away. After college I began to brand myself as “B.Nicole”. I launched the first fashion collection at New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2016. My brand gained so much buzz in a short amount of time. There were a few things that I was not prepared for, but now that my business is bigger I know exactly what to do. As a stylist, I have worked on sets with many mainstream artists, actresses and models. My first major styling gig was on set with Lil Wayne & Wale “Running Back”. As of now, I have launched 3 major fashion collections as well as other designs. My passion and love for the arts pours over into my work as well as having a strong eye for fashion. I love to network and build great relationships with other entreprenuers, clients and people.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I absolutely love my city, ATLANTA!!! Everyone is always flying in to visit. I think the biggest thing about our city is the lounges, bars and restaurants. If anyone was to come in town, of course we’re bound to hit a few hot spots. There are far too many to name here!! Shout out to all of the club owners & promoters in the city! I support them all. They know who they are. However, my idea of fun also includes wineries (my favorite is Yonah Mountain Winery) , museums, music festivals/concerts/spoken word , and if it’s spring/summer we are guaranteed to hit a pool with drinks or hangout at the lake (Allatoona is much better than Lanier) on a boat. One thing about ATL, it is ALWAYS something to do!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give a shoutout to all of the B. Nicole Designs supporters, friends & family. My brand would not be where it is at without the support and love.
Photographer: Raphael @thecamkilla Models shown: Yasmeen Kearra, Allayna Marie, and Marae A.