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Rising Stars: Meet Elyse Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elyse Jones.  

Elyse, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Designing was something that literally fell into my lap. About 7/8 years ago I had an event that I was participating in that required everyone African print skirts. a few months prior to the event I had surgery, so I was off work for several weeks. in that time a friend of mine asked me to make her a skirt for the event since we still had about 3 or 4 months left. I purchased a cheap sewing machine but quickly was intimidated so I never took it out the box. 

She (my friend) asked me about this skirt every day for 2 weeks, and every day for 2 weeks I laughed because at the time I didn’t even know how to thread the machine let alone know how to operate it. 

So, after weeks of her hounding me, I decided to do some research, watch plenty of YouTube videos, and well… the rest is history. 

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?
The road has been steady. the designing and sewing parts come easy. I feel like dealing with customers has taught me a lot about dealing with people, attitudes, and opinions. Patience, staying calm, and standing firm is definitely the key when it comes to this business. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a fashion designer and seamstress I specialize in custom formal wear 

I am known for catering to plus-size woman 

I am most proud of the growth as a designer. looking at pics of my work in the beginning compared to now… I can see a drastic difference 

What sets me apart is my dramatic out-of-the-box style. I create things that only true confidence will allow you to wear. 

What matters most to you? Why?
Being extremely successful & wealthy. not just financially but in knowledge, health, and spirituality. I want to be able to make a difference in the lives of the people that I cross paths with by showing them and introducing them to a side of fashion that they may not be comfortable with. 


  • All Custom Items start at $600.00

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Stephanie Matthews
Brandyn McElory
Jehan Daughtery
Iris Rodriguez
Christina Banner
Tamarah Edwards
Lauryn & Lyric Williams
Kyri Moore
Kahlilah Mitchell
Sable Henderson
Kalia Dorelien
Janiece Bryant
Adrian Banner
Deanna Pace

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1 Comment

  1. Christina Chislom

    June 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    These designs are amazing! So creative and out the box! I especially love that she doesn’t leave out the plus size body and knows how to make us look and feel sexy , royal and fashion forward! I can’t wait , the sky is the limit for this Rising Star 🌟 !

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