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VonRay's Fashion Friday Featuring "Nina Sharae Resort & Swimwear"

Dennis Robinson II

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Facebook.com/Ninasharaeswimwear

Instagram: Ninasharae

 

What's your current occupation or relation to the brand?

I am the Founder | CEO | President of Nina Sharae Resort & Swimwear

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

 

How long have you been into Fashion?

I have been into fashion since 8th grade with just styling myself as a hobby. As I enter into high-school, I was always that big girl who dressed nice and other plus size kids wanted to know where I got my outfits from.

What's your expertise in Fashion, Men or Women? 

My expertise in in plus size women. However, I am expanding my brand to plus size this year.

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Swimwear by Nina Sharae


Where do you see Fashion going in the next 5 years?

In 5 years, I see myself as a black fashion icon with 2 brick and mortars in Miami and California in the United States, along with several pieces in resort hotel stores all over the world. In 5 years, our revenue will be exceeding 8 million dollars. 



What's your favorite color?

I do not have a favorite color. I love all bright and vibrant colors! 

 

Tell us more about your brand? Where did it start? Where can people purchase?

I started my brand in 2013, when I moved to Tampa, Florida. God spoke to me to create plus size resort & swimwear. I didn't think he was talking to me, until 2 skinny chicks walked passed my window in bikinis lol. Since then, my life has changed with volunteering, conducting research, and just designing for my curvy queens! My items can be purchased at www.ninasharae.com

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

 What's your hometown?

Chicago baby! 

 

Who do you look up to in Fashion?

I love COCO Chanel story. She reminds me of myself; a strong independent woman who wanted to impact the fashion industry. Coco almost lost everything, but she made a big comeback. Plus, she is a LEO! 



Favorite music artist?

Yonce! We have the same values and business ethics.



What influences your STYLE?

Traveling and learning different cultures influence my style and creativity. All my fashion shows and collections are based on theme. Last year, my theme was WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN and I played on the vibrant colors you will in the Caribbean. This year, my theme will be THE EGYPTIAN GODDESS"!!

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

Swimwear by Nina Sharae

 

Saucy Sunday

Dennis Robinson II

Happy Sunday to All!!

Forgive me for my long Hiatus.

I recently visited Nigeria (a couple weeks ago) and I must admit that this trip was one of the BEST trips I have ever taken! I took the trip to Nigeria, because I was a Guest Judge and VonRay was the featured designer for "The Eleventh Fashion Show" (TEFS 2016) in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. This was VonRay's first international show, God is good. I loved every beautiful model that I was able to work with, they represented VonRay Designs like no other.  I plan to do more work in Nigeria again soon! Nigeria inspired me spiritually and creatively. The designers that I saw showcase, were beyond AMAZING.

I want to give a shoutout Sisco (IG: @6cojohn) and Junior (IG: @mcjustine17) for making sure I was taken care of on my entire trip in Nigeria. Sisco actually was my finale Male Model, and he won "Best Male Model" for "The Eleventh Fashion Show". Sisco is Mr. University Africa 2015 and has been modeling & doing fitness for years, also featured on magazine covers, in editorial spreads, participates as community leader and more, so I was blessed to have him hit the runway for VonRay.

Sisco ( @6cojohn) Mr. University Africa 2015, Best Male Model Award Winner of TEFS 2016 and Finale Model for VonRay Designs; Mesh Blazer and Drop Crotch Joggers Designed and Made by VonRay Designs & RISE Tee by 4Leaders/Hyjack Works; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Sisco ( @6cojohn) Mr. University Africa 2015, Best Male Model Award Winner of TEFS 2016 and Finale Model for VonRay Designs; Mesh Blazer and Drop Crotch Joggers Designed and Made by VonRay Designs & RISE Tee by 4Leaders/Hyjack Works; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

The coordinator of TEFS 2016 (IG: @theeleventhfashionshow), Angie Thomas-Jibodu, was one of the most pleasant and God-filled women I have encountered. She also has a several successful businesses besides TEFS in Nigeria which are  JT Angies Emporium Limited, JT Angies Models and JT Angies Event Decor. She is a woman of many talents and a beautiful heart!

Angie (Coordinator of The Eleventh Fashion Show) and Designer Tasha (Me) at Nike Art Gallery in Lagos,Nigeria

Angie (Coordinator of The Eleventh Fashion Show) and Designer Tasha (Me) at Nike Art Gallery in Lagos,Nigeria

I am so glad she invited me to be apart of this great show. So many people loved our aesthetic and particularly our VonRay Distressed T-shirts & Tee Dresses.

This Blog will be showcasing the "VonRay Distressed T-shirt & Tee Dresses" in different ways and on different sizes & body types. This Tee Dress compliments almost any shape. Here is how I wore my VonRay Distressed Tee Dress on the Red Carpet & also check out a few of the beautiful Nigerian models rip the runway in VonRay!!

ME (@von_of_vonray) on the Red Carpet of TEFS 2016 in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria; iphone photographer Sisco (@6cojohn)

ME (@von_of_vonray) on the Red Carpet of TEFS 2016 in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria; iphone photographer Sisco (@6cojohn)

Nigerian Model in Pre-Show @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model in Pre-Show @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model in Gala @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model in Gala @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress and Paper-doll bag Illustrated by Dennis Robinson II of D2Artz & VonRay Designs; PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress ;PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

Nigerian Model @ The Eleventh Fashion Show wearing VonRay Designs Distressed Tee Dress ;PHOTOGRAPHER- Ebiye Wilson Jeke of Wilson Photography (@wilsonjekephotography)

I also had the great opportunity to connect with Latasha Ngwube (IG: @latashalagos), who is the founder of "About That Curvy Life"  www.aboutthatcurvylife.com) and contributing editor to Vanguard Allure Magazine. Latasha's most recent success was her groundbreaking Full-figured runway show during Lagos Fashion Week last month, which was the first of it's kind! Latasha is my namesake and we call each other sisters! She invited me up to her headquarters in Nigeria and interviewed me for her well-known publication & we conducted "Curvy Conversation". Please view link below:

http://www.aboutthatcurvylife.com/2016/12/curvy-conversations-with-project-runwayss-latasha-hendreson/

Latasha N. also found a new love for VonRay's Distressed T-shirt and recently wore her VonRay Distressed Top to a Christmas Party in Nigeria. She truly can wear any style! I even got to raid her closet and check out all of her fabulous apparel, shoes and accessories when I visited her a couple weeks ago... Can we say "Too Much Sauce"...

@Latashalagos post on IG rocking @vonraydesigns Distressed Top

@Latashalagos post on IG rocking @vonraydesigns Distressed Top

Close-up Look

Saucy Sunday Style Post:

Last but Not least, I was inspired today to do another look with my VonRay Distressed Tee Dress, so I paired it with my Lane Bryant Faux Leather Moto Jacket, which is a beautiful electric blue color, my VonRay Mesh underlay, Lane Bryant Fishnet Stocking and Torrid Boots that my sister Lazelle James, who is by the way one of the best MUAs i know in NYC. The accessories I wore were VonRay Eyewear from our website www.vonraydesigns.com and we ONLY have a few pair left, Necklace from Forever21 and Cross Earring from Hottopic.

Special Thanks to Shakeera Bacon for my hair.

Special Thanks to Shakeera Bacon for my hair.

Thank you for reading the blog and feel free to share and comment! 

 

 

VonRay Fashion Friday

Dennis Robinson II

“Fashion Talk”


If you are reading this blog, let me welcome you to our new website, YAYYY! Apologies for not blogging lately, I have been doing some filming with Project Runway and working on VonRay Designs with my hubby, Dennis! The website is looking mighty great and I am excited!!! A lot of people have been reaching out to me since I have been on Project Runway and it has been a blessing to be apart of Season 15 cast!! We will save the Project Runway talk for the next blog!! Today is Friday and I usually Post a Fashionista/Fashionisto for #vonrayfashionfridays, but today I want to feature one of the pieces that we made and it’s on our website!! Feels incredible to say our website, lol.

By the way, the website is www.vonraydesigns.com

Featured Fashion Item:

Mauve Sweater Dress

Available for Pre Order

VonRay’s “Mauve Sweater Dress”

This dress has easily become one of my closet favorites. I wore my Mauve Sweater dress for a taping of Project Runway, I also wore it for my upcoming feature in Plus Model Magazine, which is an INCREDIBLE platform for the voice of the full-figured woman, they have 433k followers on Instagram, 49k on Twitter and 600,644 on Facebook, so it was an absolute honor to be interviewed by the owner Madeline Jones. The mauve sweater dress is that Fall/Winter staple piece that you can wear layered up or as a separate. The fabric is very breathable; you could most definitely wear it in the springtime. Mauve is a popular neutral color that can be worn in combination with many colors to balance! When I designed and made this dress, I was inspired by “Comfort and Cute”. I wanted to create something that women of all sizes could look and feel great in, and it’s a beautiful tone for any skin tone. Did I mention that this sweater style dress could be worn with sneakers or heels! I am totally the girl that designs for the women that don’t want to wear heels (or you can wear heels). Project Runway quoted me on that, lol. 


So, I advise you to check out the “Mauve Sweater Dress”, we are accepting pre-orders and we make to order, from sizes XS-4X.

I want to give a special shout out to ALL of the supporters of the VonRay brand or me as #designerTasha on Project Runway! We are so super grateful to God for all of the positive (even negative) comments, messages, inboxes, DMs and shares!! You guys ROCK!!! #vonraysrunway #vonrayallda 

- VonRay