Phylicia Bernard

PERSONAL STYLIST - STYLE INGENEWITY

Phylicia Bernard is a Personal Stylist and Style Blogger. She empowers women in creating an unforgettable style and unstoppable confidence!

What accomplishments would you like to share?

One of my biggest accomplishments to date is paving my own way! I didnt have any connections or anything before switching industries (I used to be a Nurse). I just got myself out there and made my own. Also, I've been a dresser during NYFW for the Diesel Black Gold presentation!! And invited to quite a few great presentations during fashion week. Even more recent, is a Bustle X HP #rulebreakers collaboration/campaign that I am apart of. It is scheduled to be released in early August and it's my biggest feature to date.

If you could tell your younger self something you’ve learned along the way, what would you say?

I would tell my younger self that anything you feel even the slightest bit possible in your heart, IS ACTUALLY POSSIBLE! You just need to go for it! It will all be OK, even when no one around you gets it and you feel alone, it will still be OK, they will catch up later. Just have faith and leap!

What inspired you to become an event professional?

As an immigrant from a Caribbean home, having a "secure" job was the safest place to be according to my family.  It wasn’t until I read the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiosaki, was I motivated and completely inspired to start my own business. I always knew fashion was my passion, even on the hospital unit I would be telling co workers what to wear for a night out. But I never thought I could actually make a career out if it, let alone a business. But I was really bored, unmotivated and uninspired by my career as a nurse, constantly waiting for the days to be over and I honestly think nursing is a job that you NEED to love and take seriously. So I took that book as a sign that there was more out there for me and that I can follow my dreams. Although I was ridiculously afraid of stepping into the unknown, and afraid of what my family would think,  I quit nursing and began this journey full time.