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Thursday, August 19, 2010

WBM Features: Stevie Boi

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
-Johnathan Swift

When dealing with matters that interest us most, up to and including those things that become the objects of long term goals and dreams, life becomes of a matter of showing and proving. Not showing and proving in a conventional sense which oftentimes has us living up to the expectations others place on us, but showing and proving to someone to who we've seemed to lose sight of time and time again, upon our beginnings; ourselves.

To best understand when setting forth to do anything, regardless of who says what good bad or otherwise, the key thing to remember is that only person you owe anyaccountability to is yourself. You know what you set out to accomplish and how you would ideally like to accomplish it. Yet to even begin to go about thisshow and prove process, it all starts with a vision.

Vision as so eloquently defined by Johnathan Swift,vision is the ability to see what others aren't able to--and if even if it's by happenstance the results can be truly amazing. Take our next WBM Feature and custom eyewear designer from Georgia for example. He brilliantly was able see beyond the frame work of glasses and had a vision that allowed him to turn the things he saw into a business.

With something as simple as fooling around with material to designing and styling for some of the most notable people in arts & entertainment, the vision of Stevie Boi is just beginning to materialize.

So with that mind, take a moment to get to know the vision behind one of the most innovative custom eyewear designers the industry.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Stevie Boi?

SB: A Crazy Mutha (shut yo mouth).

Where are you from?

SB: Augusta Georgia, And grew up overseas etc.

What can you most attribute your high sense of fashion to?

SB: Life. My life is an editorial spread. Thats why I mostly dress the way
I do, got to be prepared!

What does fashion mean to you?

SB: Fashion means alot to me. But I dont take it as serious as most people think I do.

How long have you been involved in fashion?

SB: Since elementry school. I was inspired by the addams family and designed a mortica dress for my mom.

How did you develop Stevie Boi Designer Eyewear?
SB: A couple years ago I just started fooling around with diffrent materials on shades ect. then a year later turned it into a business.

What inspires and motivates you?

SB: Paying these bills! I got a lambo im trying to get :)

What goes into the design of one of your eyewear pieces?

SB: Alot, I usually accidently cut my self or scrap my hands against metal
designing just one pair for a customer its a very tedious product to make especially when it's a one of a kind etc.

What makes your work stand out from some other eyewear designers?

SB: Great Question, I feel as the many other designers before me it would
be rude for me to not acknolegde them. But now it has become a trend
to make eyewear, I dont have to much respect for the new eyewear
designers period. Alot of designs look exactly like mine and some of
my competitions its very sad. Plus SB Eyewear is everywhere lolz.

Biggest Accomplishment?

SB: Everything I do is honestly a big accomplishment. Relavency is
everything to me and my company.

What type of impact would you like to make with your work?

SB: I would love to change the normal eye to the artsy eye with my work.

Who have you worked with so far?

Lots of people. They can be seen over at Trina, Lil Kim, Lola Monroe, Joe Joe, plus more.

Any anyone you like to work with in the future?

SB: Grace Jones

What do you do outside of fashion design?

SB: Make inspirational videos such as this one.

What's next for Stevie Boi?

SB: Alot. I want to get into making videos for diffrent artist ect.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their fashion aspirations?

SB: Please be financially set. This inudstry isn't free.(I learned the hard way.)

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