Hey StyleBlazers, welcome to the fourth 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.
About This Episode
She’s elegant, poised and about her business, and according to Felita Harris, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Donna Karan International, belief is to thank for her successful career in fashion. “I learned to be comfortable, grateful and thankful for the moment—I believed that I would not let myself down,” admits the tenacious fashion executive who got her start at Neiman Marcus back in 1996 and since then has worked with Armani, Nordstrom and Piazza Sempione.
Harris was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but spent her primitive years in Pisa, Italy, the land she attributes to igniting her serious spark for fashion.
“You have what you say. How you view yourself is probably how it is,” says the proud mother who calls both Donna Karan’s New York City offices and her New Jersey residence, home. “I’m really proud that I didn’t give up and trusted that small voice inside of me that said ‘try.’”
In this episode, the fashion merchandising authority, candidly describes how she made it.
- Original music by Kenneth Whalum III
- Director: Jon Goff
- Executive Producer: Liz Burr
- Producer: Raven Carter
- Associate Producer: Metanoya Webb
- Associate Producer: Geo Hagan
- Camera Operator: Leighton Pope
- Sound: Yossera Bouchtia
- Makeup: Mimi Kamara
- Hair: Pat Sumpter-Davis
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