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
Last night we celebrated my friend, Raylene's birthday at Oskar's Kitchen in Queen Anne. Ran into one of my favorite creatives, Léa at the venue and we had to step out the function for a little bit..... Photography: LÉA
"I'm thinking Hennessy." Last night Chloe and I were up until 4am creating and getting ready for our next shoot. When I'm not working, I dedicate all my time to Genuine Gem + spending time with my family and friends. I am very excited for the next GG collection. Can't wait to share what we've been working on. This one's for the ladies attending Gem Girls Fest, see you
Photographed by Luis