After graduating high school, I decided to launch 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.




28 Mar 2015

watch: PORTER RAY – “CORNER BOP” My friend, Porter Ray dropped a new gem today.  Very thankful to be hands on and learning something new every time we collab. Excited to witness more greatness from him & Intratecque. Special thank you to my homegirl, Mary. Download Porter Ray's FUNDAMENTALS here. We are just getting started.   Directed By Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes For The Black Constellation Director of Photography: Futsum Tsegei Edited by Mike Skoptsov Styled + casted by yours

22 Mar 2015


    I have been given the opportunity to showcase my work at the RAW Exposure Event.  Come join myself and other Seattle artists at the Fremont Foundry on April 2nd.  Hope to see you there. You can support me by purchasing tickets

21 Mar 2015

bts: ON SET WITH GEMS (pt. II)

Photographed by Luis