Today we’d like to introduce you to Zenella Beverly.
Hi Zenella, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My story begins as a ten year old who loved fashion. In fact, I made my first hat at ten which is now called a bucket. Who knew that the bucket hat would later be made famous by a rapper by the name of L..L Kool J. To make a long story short, I went to FIDM to hone my designing skills. In 2016, my mother was diagnosed with Metastatic Stage 4 Lung Cancer she loved hats that make a statement, vibrant and bold. So a light bulb went off my in my head to design and make hats and Pink Bottom Hats came to fruition right in the heart of the Pandemic. My Mother never got a chance to see finished product. Pink Bottom Hats are the New Generation of Woman’s Hats bold and make an entrance in any room. I specialize in two tones. I custom make and design every hat. I have a color palette of 72 colors. Hats are handmade. Customers rave that hats are excellent quality and well made. Pink Bottoms took the internet by surprise and through word of mouth Pink Bottom Hats thrived. I have a passion for what I do I put love in every hat I make for a customer. A hat is part of the essential wardrobe.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It was not smooth road launching right in the Pandemic. I even had a Go Fund me up to get final money for my journey and my customers asked me to remove the Go Fund Me and they helped fund Pink Bottom Hats. So I owe it to my customers for being there for me and believing in my dream. I always believed in building relationships.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My goal is to get my hat line Pink Bottoms in major department stores. I have been working on that project. Pink Bottom Hats will be expanding and as I would like to work with the American Cancer Society to give back and honor my Mother. Pink Bottom Hats are known throughout the hat industry as the hats with the pink bottom with fabulous color combinations. My combinations have been seen throughout various high-end designers yes they come to my social media page and I’m so elated. Pink Bottom Hats was just a dream and I’m so proud of all the sacrifices and long days and nights that I be put in the work. I never had a chance to grieve for my Mom working to complete my dream was something I had to do. I’m most proud of how Pink Bottom Hats has evolved into a Hat brand that stands out on its own. And I have inspired others to go for their dreams and never let anyone stop you from achieving them. Pink Bottom Hats stand out from the other hat brands due to the love I have for what I do. I enjoy making someone smile and stand out and feeling good about themselves. When you look good, you feel good. My creativity in fashion and design has been an asset and has always been the best dressed high school girl who made her own clothing who stood out, who had style. Pink Bottoms Hats my brand says what I stand for.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I would love to collaborate with others and they can find me on the gram @darkchocolatezee. I welcome all to even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 7077587898.
- Email: pinkbottoms @icloud.com
- Instagram: darkchocolatezee