Season 1 / Star Talk #3
Interview with Belkis Vasquez
Area of Focus: Art - Fashion - Design
Belkola, tell me a little bit about yourself. (your personality, your origin, what you stand for).
Belkola: Hi everyone, my name is Belkis Vasquez, but I like being called Belkola. I'm from the Dominican Republic. I stand for what is true and beautiful.
What is Belkola?
Belkola: Belkola is a fashion design brand. Belkola is a Commercial Art. Also, with the Belkola's team, we experiment materials.
How did you come up with the name?
Belkola: The name Belkola is the result of a game when I was in fashion school. It also comes from Belkis, my original name.
What did inspire you to follow your dream?
Belkola: I have many goals in my life, personal, social, economic and each of them are the engine that drives Belkola every day.
Have you ever felt giving up on Belkola?
Belkola: No one is allowed to give up on what keeps you alive; therefore, I have never felt in any type of way to abandon Belkola.
How do you set boundaries between your personal life and Belkola?
Belkola: I am very jealous of my personal life, and I do not mix work with personal life. I try to be disciplined, but at the same time I am Belkola and Belkola is the brand.
What is your advice for those interested in clothing especially the young people?
Belkola: It does not matter what you want to do in life. But what you decide to do, you must do it with passion and love. We are our number one fan.
How can people get in touch with you?