Denise Brown – “I’m the woman you want to call when you want to look hot,” says the stylist to the stars. With a passion for fashion not only has she styled international superstars Kanye West, Rhianna and T.I. but she is also fashion editor of Touch Magazine and has launched her own chic couture customized denim and T-Shirt line called Don’t Judge Me. She describes the intent behind her designs by saying “I was fed up of being judged; whether it was because I am a single mother, where I’m coming from and the struggle of working in the industry or simply because I am a woman.”
Available in sizes 6 to 20 the collection includes bright and bold printed women’s t-shirts and vests with diamante studded Don’t Judge Me logo and denim wear customized using wool and cotton fabrics. Through her innovative designs, the 30-year-old seeks to highlight and celebrate the confidence, beauty and individuality of a woman, all whilst accentuating curves.
Denise is very determined and has never let anybody’s negative attitude or the word no stop her from achieving her goals. After leaving school with low GCSEs results she worked hard to gain further qualifications. So when a teacher told her that she would never get on the degree course at The London College of Fashion instead of being deterred she went on to graduate from the well respected university. She now has ten years experience working with trendsetters and tastemakers in the industry and is looking forward to the day that her name and clothing line will be a well known and established fashion brand. And if you think that’s not going to happen in the words of Denise ‘Don’t judge me’.
Words by Annika Allen
Photography by www.janmasny.com, Make-up by Lorna Rhodes, Hair by Wayne Shorter-Campbell