Hometown: Pasadena, CA Nickname(s): Chresean, Light Bright A typical day for me at the Popular Demand office is… My days differ depending on the projects I am working on at the time. For the most part, I follow up with all manufactuers and vendors once I get in the office; check in on samples, and begin production on all things necessary. What I did before Popular Demand: Attended Fashion Institute of Designn & Merchandising (FIDM) and worked in women’s fashion Something I wish I knew when I was younger: No matter what you do, you’ll make enemies. Just be you. My guilty pleasures are: • Sleeping (If I could I would sleep all day)
• Drake (pretty much all things light skin)
• Food (I love to eat just as much as I love to cook)
Three things I can’t live without: My phone, eyelashes, and pizza One weird fact about me: I always read MediaTakeOut at some point throughout my day. This has gone on for over 5 years 0_o My favorite Popular Demand story: I have countless crazy and wild Popular Demand stories (The PD lifestyle is no joke), but I my favorite story is about me having the chance to work with Blake prior to Popular Demand. In 2011 I was going to school full time and working part time at a boutique, when I got an opportunity to intern for a company called RedBlack (Blake owned this at the time). I never thought I would pursue a career in the streetwear world, I just loved fashion and every aspect of it. Eventually he shut down that company and started Popular Demand. Nine months into the brand Blake hit me up to check in with me and decided to bring me onboard to manage production for Popular Demand. Three years later here I am, still going hard and growing with this amazing team. I am a strong believer in interning and being open to all opportunities, you never know what the future may hold.