We’re in a time where people are all ‘oh school? I don’t need that’ so it’s awesome to know how you feel about it.
Brittany M. Byrd: Oh definitely, school is extremely expensive, that’s one thing about it. I feel like there should be more opportunities for scholarships and stuff. I’m working on that right now. I’m working with my school to open up a scholarship under my name when I graduate after I start up whatever I decide to start up. The goal is to be an icon, to be a legend, you know? I don’t want to do anything mediocre, you have to go hard.
What are some of your current careers aspirations. What do you want to be recognized for within the next few years?
Brittany M. Byrd: I mean, being a fucking rock star, a fashion icon. Honestly, I can’t say anything to specific. You literally never know how things turn out but that comes with being super positive. I work on a ton of different things. I may be more passionate about one project over the next. A lot of people automatically assume I’m a fashion designer. I don’t design, I don’t have a line. I do a lot of consulting. Right now I’m more into interior design and architecture and things of that sort. Whatever it is, I’m going to be great at it because that’s what I’m working towards.
I personally feel as though I identify with you; having that background of different crafts and pursuits but not wanting to neglect any. What advice would you give to someone that dabbles and wants their hands in everything?
Brittany M. Byrd: I personally feel like it’s fine. I think, with our generation, we’re all just trying to figure it out. It is important that whatever you start you aim to finish. But when you do find that one thing that you like to do just stick with it patiently. If you continue to try everything, over time it’ll take longer, it’s more difficult, and then you’ll really have to worry about figuring shit out again.
You’re currently dating artist Lil Uzi Vert, and you two are definitely an item off and on social media. What’s it like adjusting to that sort of attention?
Brittany M. Byrd: I mean we’re definitely something to look at, you know? He’s definitely a star, and stars link up. I don’t know, it’s my life so I treat it delicately. But with the attention that we get, I’m not expecting anything, it just is what it is. We’re just being us. The attention is organic, I will say that. I love the positive energy people give off, it’s great. And yeah, giving people hope is something we definitely want to do. We’d love to inspire with love because it’s really a beautiful thing that everyone should experience.
What do you think about the role social media plays as someone with a huge following?
Brittany M. Byrd: Social media is growing more and more everyday. It’s probably our main distribution of marketing. I’ve had different clients and employers ask like ‘can we see your Instagram?’ and it’s like, ‘oh wow, I didn’t know my Instagram was my resume.’ You can be open with it but not to be apart of it is alien to our culture. It’s vital, so if you’re going to put yourself out there I’d say curate it to your liking. It’s who you are. It can be a negative place for people that are extremely nasty but you don’t have to be into any of that. It’s hard to ignore, especially with how extreme it’s become but yeah I’d say curate it to your liking. Put what you want to but remember it is not real. You can post pictures in two totally different locations and throw people off. You can post an outfit that was really from the day before or with items you don’t even have anymore. It’s an odd place but you make it what you want.