We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephon Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephon, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Some habits that helped me succeed along the way is definitely being a planner, and having the ability to adapt. In business, and life in general, you have to have a plan. Sometimes a plan for the plan even. Execution and follow through, being prepared for the worst, and not getting down or caught up in the motions when things doesn’t go your way or the way you thought they would. Whoever said “Proper planning prevents poor performance” didn’t lie.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My clothing brand is called Vintage Living. I started it around 2015 entering my senior year of high school. That’s what I’m most proud of. The fact that as a kid and always being into fashion, i found a way to pursue my interest in my teens before I got into a career that I didn’t like but pursued it for the sake of traditional standards. I think what sets me apart from others is the fact that everything I do— I do it with passion and it is original. I think so many people coming up are so set with trying to stay trendy or make a dollar that their brand or image suffers as a consequence.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely the Art district and south beach. Those are some of my favorite places to go. I love the culture and scenery and can always find inspiration. Since me and my friends are simple people we would probably just end up eating fast food and tacos. We love a good taco haha.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout out to my beautiful wife! She has supported me along this journey and without her, I probably wouldn’t have had the strength to endure the highs and lows that comes with building a business.