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Check Out Victoria Lee’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Lee.

Hi Victoria, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
It was a curvy, windy and long path. I was in finance and corporate for many years while trying to discover my purpose or passion. It wasn’t until I took a leap of faith that things started happening. Guiding me to my passion after passion, that developed into a purpose.

First was the passion for fashion and creating my own eye-catching collection. While trying to market the clothing line, I discovered the second passion. It was an idea I had that popped into my mind “why not create a talk show and wear my designs for people to see.” I am naturally drawn to people in the fashion & entertainment industry and instantly fell in love with hosting. I love getting to know people, their backgrounds and cultures.

Which led me into the third passion. Upon doing an interview, an interviewee of mine mentioned I was giving editorial vibes. At the moment I didn’t see or understand what the interviewee was referencing until I tried writing. I decided to try my hand at doing written articles to along with the video interviews. Then one day I scanned a magazine and realized exactly what the interviewee meant.

Then aligned the purpose. Uniquely Victoria is to help expose those queens and jacks of all trades to the world. Whether it be with fashion, host interviewing or written articles/PR services. To bring notice to those who are underrepresented.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road. Fashion is a very tough industry, regardless of what field you’re in and coupling that with being a minority. Sometimes you can be put into a box or put yourself in a box. Fashion is art or someone’s vision to the world, but sometimes living in a world that has a trend every two weeks can be difficult. This industry can be very opinionated as well. So, everyone is going to try to tell you what you should or need to be doing. It’s an important balance of trying to stick your morals and creativity but yet get some visibility. There are truly some great fashion designers out there who don’t get the visibility they deserve, because we are dealing with dominating fashion houses & celebrities, or bigger names. Nowadays, having a big marketing and PR budget for a fashion brand is a necessity.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Honestly, I don’t know what to call myself; most people are saying a serial entrepreneur. I have Uniquely Victoria Media which is striving to help expose the hidden gems in fashion & the entertainment industry. Then as well as having my own fashion line Uniquely Victoria, that counts as part of my wardrobe for the Media aspect. I hope to start wearing other designers as well to support their visibility. I would say I specialize in fashion design, writing/PR services and hosting.

The thing I am most proud of is, getting Uniquely Victoria’s fashion line into three different fashion magazines. What I think sets me apart, is how I am breaking into the fashion industry. I am not your typical designer who wants to do runway shows in a way that tells your story. I’d rather celebrate and partner with other designers as we share our stories while blossoming together. A big thing missing from most designers is the PR and visibility efforts that I can provide.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I have been told that I am a risk taker (giggle). I definitely have taken many leaps of faith and risks. I have moved around a few times. Some of those moves have been completely by myself and without knowing a single soul in those places. Another leap of faith I took was quitting (got kicked out) the corporate job and going full fledge entrepreneur during this lovely inflation period (sarcasm). Those are to just name a few. How I view risk, I think it depends on your situation. I know that may not say a whole lot, but I wouldn’t say fully calculated risk. I believe that everything works out how it’s meant too. I guess the best way for me to put it is, your gut instincts tell you everything. So, if you have something telling you to do it, then do it.

Pricing:

  • Clothing line ranges from $55-105
  • Interview articles for magazine submissions $150-250
  • PR Packages (free consultation)

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Image Credits
The photoshoot pictures, the fashion photographer was Andre Scheidt. The fashion stylist was Sherie Renell. The photos of me doing Uniquely Victoria Media.

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