We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrice McNish and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrice, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business, PerfumeswithPat, was to share my love of perfume with others and to show how perfume can affect your mood and more. I started Veretas, to prove that fashion is what you make it, and not what other people say it is.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart is my personality. It’s very big, and I love people. I’m proud of where I came from and the journey. Where I am now is not where I am today. There’s so much growth, especially in my perfume collection. I’m proud. My support system, without the ones who genuinely support me, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today. Nothing that comes easy lasts, and I’ve been doing this for two years so far. So, this was far from easy! I learned from each and every challenge that came my way and used it to go further. I’ve learned that support will come with time. It takes time to find your village but once you do, it’s up from there. I want the world to know that my brand is not to be overlooked. So, keep on the lookout! Pat is here to change the world!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my best friend to CHURCH! That’s the best time she can ever have!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s a great number of people that support me, and I couldn’t have done it alone! But, the main people that supported me through it all, and continue to do so. Are my social media manager/manager, Amber Spence-Reed. My HR, Kadesha Robinson, and my Model Naria McNish. They all help to keep the brand alive, and the business moving.
Photos Done By: The Reeds Ig: @capturedmomentsbythereeds