After graduating high school, I decided to launch TrinaMonica.com. I used it as a place where I could share my personal experiences, my favorite things, and showcase people who have inspired me. The emergence of my first website enabled me to connect with multiple creative individuals across state borders, while building impactful relationships.
The following Spring, I envisioned designing a piece of clothing that was one of a kind, special, and uniquely customizable to fit in every woman’s closet. With this vision in mind, I took it to Instagram with a simple photo of a soon to be upcoming product, and curious inquiries started flowing in.
Soon after, with the support of my family and friends, and an eagerness to see my vision and product of personalized denim shorts come to life, Genuine Gem evolved. Fast forward to this year, I’m still in blissful shock of how Genuine Gem has expanded and how it is still continuing to.
Thank you to everyone who has been supportive and showed me nothing but uplifting love throughout my journey. I’m eternally grateful for all the challenges, accomplishments and people who have helped and continue to help me along the way.
I genuinely hope we can create together, help evolve each other’s craft, and that you’re always able to find sites of inspiration here.
- Creative Direction / Styling
Before I left to NYC I had a small henna party at my house. I wanted to celebrate my birthday with my favorite girls. Nothin' but good food, music (sounds by DJ Rocryte), lots of fun, and of course, Hennessy. Thank you Anamika for coming through and working her magic on us! Follow her on Instagram for henna inspiration and if you're interested in getting your henna done for a wedding/event! Photography: JK
This was my very first video I styled for my friend, Porter Ray. I remember this day like it was yesterday, and we shot this video a couple summers ago in 2013. I was very honored to be apart of this... thank you for the opportunity P. Ladies styled by
I'm very excited for this upcoming pop-up event. Genuine Gem will have a booth at the BadWill Market on Saturday, July 25th. It will be located at The Rhino Room on Capitol Hill from 1-6PM. It is also during CHBP weekend, can't wait to see everyone! I will be having lots of denim shorts, vintage swimwear, and accessories for sale. This is a 21+ event only, come sip and shop with ya