Today we’d like to introduce you to Zenovia K. Morris.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Zenovia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
There will be no beginning without 708 Mackow Dr. This Iconic place was my grandmother’s house. Every story I heard about my grandmother’s house was collected in her basement. From an old washboard from the 1950s to our families old black and gold Singer sewing machine. You name it, my grandmother kept it. I use to wear my mother’s old 60s and 70s clothes with a modern twist to high school. My mother did not believe in doing what’s popular to fit in, and I truly appreciate my mother for doing that. It taught me to make lemonade with no lemons. My mother taught me and my siblings to be individuals. Think for yourself. She would say, “school is not a fashion show, You are there to get an education, not for YOU to IMPRESS your damn friends” ‘ While your trying to look like everyone else, set your own trend. Do what feels good to you. Think for yourself” LOL. Thanks Mom. My mother was a designer. She would make her outfit for school every day. I knew she was telling the truth because the basement was filled with yards of 70s printed fabric, five sewing machines, and old patterns everywhere.
My mom inspired me to go to fashion school. During my senior year in school, I began my journey as a Fashion Stylist. I got several published editorials. After that, I started styling local performing artists in Cincinnati, Ohio. My first artist was Kei Marie of NATURAL PROGRESSION. The looks we did together was soo… Iconic! From there, I caught on like wildfire. I was singing BGVs and Styling local artists in Cincinnati. My pivotal moment was when I styled Bryshere Gray a.k.a “YAZZ THA GREATEST” from the FOX TV show Empire. Yazz was coming to Cincinnati, Ohio for a performance, and I was blessed to style him. After the show, Yazz and the crew said I was dope and that I should look into moving to L.A. because it has way more opportunity there. With God’s guidance, I did. Moved to L.A June 2017 and it has been an emotional roller coaster ever since.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
That emotional roller coaster I mentioned, whew chileee.
Less than a year being in California, I lost my mother to health complications and my Baby sister that lived in Baltimore, MD with my dad, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend. After that, I was depressed homeless and going through a Divorce. I didn’t get the chance to retire my mother like I always wanted but I will retire my father.
During this whole season, I can say Jesus’s blood-covered and God favored me. That whole season of very low, I got a dope mentor/friend Darryl Glover, found my tribe Style on “The Real” T.v show, Asst Style for the Oscars, Nickelodeon kids choice awards, Slick Ricks Music Video, the premiere of “When they see us”, Stranger things press tour, got published on the front page of a magazine and so much more.
I can truly say I was favored. I really could have lost my mind, but God carried me.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Zenovia Styles is a styling company that focuses on performers and individuals with cultivating their brand. I specialize in getting to the foundation of who you are to discern God’s whole intent of showcasing the best version of your self.
Zenovia styles Known for
Costume/wardrobist for TV & film
and building other stylists up.
Most proud of what I have accomplished and who I’ve partnered with on this journey.
What sets me apart is my God-given skill to pull greatness out of every look and my importance of fit. You can copy all day, but you won’t know the recipe.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, my mother would have told you I was Mischivious. Honestly, I was just curious. I am the middle child, two older sisters, and the youngest; two sisters and two brothers.
All I did was stay to myself, watched movies read a lot of books and singed all day long. I wore crazy colors and loved all things mickey mouse and bettyboop.
I loved tomboyish things, but when it became time to be a girl … I Came with IT!!!!! I was a very quiet child. I remember being scared of everything and everyone. Never wanted to speak up. I let a lot of people run over me even family.
Ice skating, gymnastics, singing, color, textures and shapes always sparked my interest.
Singing Gave me a voice in a house full of people.
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Photographer-Riker brothers – editorial for Patrick cage; Vanessa vanrouge – Van rouge Magazine tear (model in the water and plaid blazer); portfolio cover Photographer Luyi Zaho- Model nadine simmons; Caleel Harris- Getty Image (when they see us Premiere); Caleb Mclaughlin Getty image (Stranger things Premiere); Toni Trucks Photographer Sela Shiloni