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How 20-Something Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle Created Her Own Niche On The Platform

Haitian American Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle
Bloomfield college graduate and broadcast journalism professional Yvana Romelus is a star on Youtube. She deserves the status. Her videos chronicling her dating life, her fashion sense, and life as a twenty-something in New Jersey has earned her Thee Mademoiselle Youtuber channel more than 400,000 views. Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle talked about the genesis of her channel in Part I of our interview. In Part II that you will read below will discuss her education, and the future of her channel.

Kreyolicious: ​What​ ​are​ ​your​ ​top​ ​three​ ​fave​ ​videos​ ​from​ ​your​ ​channel?
Thee Mademoiselle: I love making my Haitian-related videos. Most of those are my favorite. Other than that I have a few I LOVE! Best Haitian Songs of All Time, Part 1 and Part 2, and Part 3. My story time on African hair salons. The reasons I’m single videos, Part 1 and Part 2.

Kreyolicious: ​Do​ ​you​ ​ever​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​you’ll​ ​run​ ​out​ ​of​ ​ideas?
Thee Mademoiselle: Sometimes, but usually only storytimes, other than that there is always something to talk s_ about. [Laughter]
Haitian American Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle Youtube
Kreyolicious: Your​ ​parents​ ​know​ ​about​ ​your​ ​channel?
Yea, they don’t watch me, but they know I do “Cinema” as they call it. [Laughter]

Kreyolicious: Of the classes you’ve taken in school, which was the most helpful in helping you launch your business?
Thee Mademoiselle: I graduated college with an undergraduate degree in Communications and a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, so basically everything I did in school helped me with my channel from writing, shooting videos and branding. I made sure I went to school for something I would use and want to do for the rest of my life. I think it is important to tie your hobbies and your career/business together so you don’t end up working an endless job or career you are not passionate about. Living life just working a regular job, helping others make money while you are miserable is no way to live, and I made sure I set myself up to overcome that hurdle!

Kreyolicious: What​ ​advice​ ​would​ ​you​ ​give​ ​to​ ​a​ ​newbie?
Thee Mademoiselle: Stop thinking, stop wishing, stop worrying. Do your research, pick a genre, establish some goals and start. The more you dwell, the more time you will waste. If you are not going to be consistent, don’t start at all, be consistent or do not bother. Buy nothing until you know it is something you truly want to do. Do not look at other people and compare yourself to them, it will break you. Establish your own lane and win your own race!
Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle Haitian Americans
Kreyolicious: ​You’ve​ ​been​ ​to​ ​Haiti?
Thee Mademoiselle: Yes when I was 6. I think I may take another trip next summer!

Kreyolicious: ​Where​ ​do​ ​you​ ​envision​ ​yourself​ ​three​ ​years​ ​from​ ​now?
Thee Mademoiselle: Still doing Youtube, hopefully doing more entrepreneurship and owning a media related business of some sort.

[Main Photo Credit: Jessica Demianicz]

CLICK HERE if you missed PART I of the interview with Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle.

CLICK HERE to read about other Youtubers of Haitian descent.

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Interview: Millennial Fashion Designer Holchiline Alcy, Part II

fashion designer Holchiline Alcy based in South Florida
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate Holchiline Alcy left the medical track for a life in fashion design. It’s a change of direction that the Millennial fashion designer has not lived to regret. The fashion designer creates custom outfits for her mostly twenty-something clientele. A woman who’s sporting a Holchiline Alcy dress is hip, young, and loves contemporary looks with a vintage flair.

fashion designer Holchiline Alcy fashion design
Kreyolicious: What’s the best thing about being a fashion entrepreneur?
Holchiline Alcy: The best thing about being a fashion entrepreneur is that I have an exciting project to work on at all time. Despite all the sleepless nights I have when trying to meet my deadlines and all the drama that goes behind the scene before a fashion show, I could never get bored. After a successful show I feel like I want more! And more no matter how much headaches comes with it. Hey more!
Holchiline Alcy fashion designer and fashion

Kreyolicious: If you were starting out now, would your methods and strategies be different?
Holchiline Alcy: Uhmmm I feel like I want to say yes because if I knew that I was going to be a designer, I sure would not have wasted a year in medical school. But then again, I feel like I am exactly where I’m supposed to be right now. I feel like there are some things that God wants me to learn from the path that I am in right now. So, no, I wouldn’t change anything. Let it be!
Miami Fashion designer Holchiline Alcy

Kreyolicious: Where do you get the inspiration for your designs?
Holchiline Alcy: I am a very romantic designer. I get my inspiration mostly from my childhood memories, nature and historical era’s. For example some of the designs for the Black Wine collection are elements you will find in a little girl’s school uniform in Haiti. I use the color black a lot, I use lots of pleats (pli kano) cutouts, and more pleats. [Laughter]
fashion designer Holchiline Alcy
Kreyolicious: What 5 books have you read that have changed your life? What did you learn from each?
Holchiline Alcy: Well first and for most I would say the Bible has a huge influence in my life, had no one introduced it to me I don’t think I would have been who I am today, that little girl from Haiti with a big dream! Second is Rich Dad Poor Dad, then Rich Dad, Poor Dad Part II, then Instincts by T.D. Jake’s and my fashion Pattern Making book. That’s my baby.

Kreyolicious: You travel to Haiti often?
Holchiline Alcy: Not as often as I would love to, but I’ve went back three times so far…mostly during summer time.

CLICK HERE to keep up with fashion designer Holchiline Alcy and to order one of her custom designs.

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