BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– Buffalo-born stylist Tim B has dressed some huge names in Hollywood like Ashanti, the Metropolis Ladies, Lil Kim, and J-Wow however he says it began within the halls of Buffalo State Faculty.
“Sooner or later I used to be strolling down the hallway in faculty and this lady named Ernestine she had her door open and I went inside and stated hello I’m Tim and we began speaking about our majors and I didn’t know what I needed to do and he or she stated you need to be doing style that’s your factor.”
That likelihood assembly helped land him an internship the place his abilities caught the attention of a High Mannequin.
“I began working with Angelique Preston from America’s Subsequent High Mannequin and he or she’s from Buffalo. I used to be so nervous as a result of she was in entrance of all these heavy hitters within the business, nevertheless it got here out phenomenal and nonetheless to this present day considered one of my favourite photographs that I did. The reminiscences connected to it and somebody from my residence city serving to me get on means alot to me.”
Rising up in Buffalo, the designer says his mother and grandma used to tailor his garments, ensuring his collar was popped and his pants have been creased.
“She used to get all the things tailor-made and ensure all the things was good, made certain our pants have been hemmed. I was into penny loafers and I’d say mother ensure you put a penny in that half!”
That focus to element led to a profession that has taken him to the entrance row within the greatest style exhibits, a stint internet hosting on 106 and Park, a dressing Ashanti for her a lot anticipated Versez problem with Keyshia Cole.
” Ashanti actually is the perfect muse as a result of she actually lets me do what I need, she’ll be like ‘I don’t know’ however then she’ll put it on like oh okay !”
His subsequent step is dipping his hand into bringing excessive style to the plenty within the type of an internet Boutique referred to as Epik Style and an inexpensive luxurious line Baldon Alexander he expects to launch subsequent month.
As for these aspiring creatives that come behind him, Tim has this for recommendation.
“By no means hand over on your self and consider in your self and don’t be afraid of onerous work as a result of as a lot as I’ve had nice moments I’ve had a variety of darkish and dangerous moments the place I needed to surrender, however one thing at all times informed me at the back of my head to not cease and I knew that is what I like to do and I actually can’t consider what I’d be doing if I wasn’t in style.
Kelly Khatib is a digital reporter who has been a part of the Information 4 group since 2019. See extra of her work here.