Today we’d like to introduce you to Cynthia Ranae’.
Cynthia, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born and raised in Kansas City, KS. Always loved fashion but I pursued a degree is in Public Administration. When I lived in KCK, my dream was to become the County Administrator and change my home town for the better. Unfortunately, a stalled economy, deteriorating housing market, and a horrible experience with a boss. I began to hate the 9-5 it felt like I was in jail so I set my site on becoming a boutique owner. Soon after I moved to Houston, TX where I put my plan into action by opening an eBay store selling items right from my closet. About six months later, I founded I’ve Evolved Boutik’ and launched her website selling Sassy & Chic women’s clothing and accessories. I later opened a physical location on Houston’s Northside. I officially closed my location in 2018.
With my keen eye for detail and fresh approach to styling, I expanded my business to Fashion and Celebrity styling services, TV and Film. My work as a stylist has been published in 6 fashion editorials, a number of music videos and short film.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a Fashionista by nature. I absolutely love creating looks. Mixing old with new or expensive with um less expensive LOL. We call that high/low looks. If you need help with getting a look together, then I’m ya girl! I work with a range of clients; From the everyday woman looking to revamp her wardrobe to dressing cast members for short films and TV, red carpet events and music videos.
I believe what you wear should reflect your personality, I encourage my clients to dress in a way that represents who they are as a person and not just the occasion or event. If you have a bold and vibrant personality then wear your mixed prints, bright colors, & funky shoes to the office, I believe what you wear should express who you are UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I like to think the world is evolving to be more accepting of artists. Though as I say that; I think how sensitive and politically correct society has become. I can admit in the past I’ve scratched a few projects because of the possibility of being controversial or afraid to offend. I’m a strong believer that art depicts life and life also reflects art. That being said, be on the lookout for the new political campaign I’ve partnered with Troy Thomas of El Grande Paparazzi on. This project is sure to provoke thought, raise a few eyebrows and challenge the mind to see through opposing eyes.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I’ve worked on a number of Music Videos with the lovely Ms. Jaye Valentine. “This Night Only” & “Won’t Ya Bae”
My Favorite Editorial work can be found in Cretiv Magazine March 2019 issue 31; Bevive Magazine September 2018 Issue & Indie Soliel Magazine January 2018 Issue
My film work can be found in Beyond the Vows Film, The Duo, and Tanglewood (coming to a theater near you very soon)
- Website: www.CynthiaRanae.com
- Phone: 323-973-3000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/Cynthia.Ranae
- Facebook: facebook.com/CynthiaRanae
- Twitter: twitter.com/IveEvolvdbtk
- Other: pintrest.com/CynthiaRanae
my picture – Designer TOV Photographer Troy Thomas
Designer: Jerome Demonte Model: Delia Photographer: Pawel Lindsey
Models: Suhailah, Starbarbie, Destiney : Photographer Pawel Lindsey
Designer: Iamjeshebeab :Photographer:Clyph Jean Philippe
Designer: Original Stush : Model Courntey J; Designer LB Editions Model Rekarah Photographer: Troy Thomas
Creative Director: Ashanti Model: Jonsha K Photographer: Bruce Mckinzy