‘I want to be a living example for him,’ Mieka Reese says of her son PJ Reese. The celebrity stylist/entrepreneur, who is the girlfriend of NBA star Derrick Rose, recently sat down with GumBumper.com to talk about motherhood, her latest clothing venture, and more. Check out highlights from the interview below.
On her son being her biggest inspiration:
Since my son has been here, he alone is my biggest inspiration; I want to be a living example for him.
On balancing motherhood and her career:
I love it, he motivates me to get it done everyday! Even when I don’t want to get up, the thought of him watching makes me want to make him proud.
On coming up with clothing line “Rich Girl Candy”:
We started with the idea of an online consignment shop for high end designer brands, so I wanted a name that would reflect that, women love shoes and handbag, sort of like candy, so just a fun play on words. Rich Girl Candy. As a brand, the rich in RGC is meant to represent abundance. To be rich with love, to be rich with happiness, and so on…
On where she sees herself in five years:
In 5 years, being a good mother will still be my top priority, pray fully the line will be sought after and worn around the world; I see the consignment side being very successful.
On whether or not Derrick had an input on starting her line:
Not so much, he allows me to do what I want and what makes me happy. He will give input if I ask.
On how supportive he is:
Very supportive, he supports me and encourages me to do even more, I’m blessed.
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