I had the distinct pleasure (yes I’m fancy now) of interviewing Katiti Kironde, who was the first black woman on the cover of a US fashion magazine in Glamour’s 1968 issue. She’s now a successful designer with a Harvard education. Here are some words of wisdom:
“Even though I work from home, I get up in the morning and I dress myself up.”
“Only worry about yourself, don’t worry about what the other guy has. You want to be, in life, like a racehorse with blinders on; you only compete with yourself.”
“Always be persistent, always be persistent, don’t be put off; always be persistent.”
“Whatever you do, never ever sell out your integrity.”
“Always keep laughing and smiling and always be kind. And slow down.”
You can read the enchanting interview over at Celebuzz — plus enter a sweepstakes to score one of her shirts!