STYLEBLAZER WEB SERIES: “How I Made It” Episode 2 – Sydne Bolden Long

Hey StyleBlazers, welcome to the second episode of our exclusive How I Made It online video series. In this series, we are shining the spotlight on fearless, original and inspirational women in the fashion and beauty industry.

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About This Episode

Don’t let the petite frame and eloquent demeanor fool you. Style and Fashion Expert, Sydne Bolden Long, challenges the unexpected with her unique style perspective. Classic American girls learned how to seamlessly blend high fashion apparel with affordable items, studying Sydne’s monthly Instant Style column in In Style, where the specialized still life stylist contributed to more than 600 outfits in over 100 issues.

A Howard University alumna, Bolden Long has dressed Janet Jackson, appeared on the mastheads of Vogue, W, Allure and Honey magazines and has offered expert advice to brands such as BCBG Max Azria, Target and Top Shop.

In this episode, the humble fashion critic candidly describes how she made it.

 Episode Credits

  • Original music by Kenneth Whalum III
  • Director: Jon Goff
  • Director of Photography: Daniel Patterson
  • Executive Producer: Liz Burr
  • Producer: Raven Carter
  • Associate Producer: De’Juan Galloway
  • Associate Producer: Metanoya Webb
  • Associate Producer: Geo Hagan
  • Makeup: Mimi Kamara

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  1. says:

    Love her. She’s such a silent eloquent fixture on the ny fashion scene!

  2. says:

    Awesome. This is the industry I’m trying to get into.

  3. says:

    What a fantastic gift to us!  I loved it.  More please….

  4. says:

    Sydne is beautiful, polished and always exceeds expectations on and off the job. well deserved interview, thanks so much for this styleblazer

  5. says:

    MY GIRL…So Proud!!!

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  7. says:

    Sydne is very inspiring. However, the music is so distracting. All styleblazer segments would be even better with softer music that did not compete with the amazing women on HIMI.

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