THE BUDDING FASHION MILLENNIAL & SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Bria Whitaker, a Dallas, Texas native, is well on her way to becoming a household name in the fashion industry. Crowned “Fashion Guru of the Year,” by K104 FM Hip Hop & R&B Radio Station, Bria has made a name for herself by channeling her expertise towards dominating the design and consulting facets of the fashion universe. Her audience knows her as Bria Charlise, the social entrepreneur, wardrobe architect, philanthropist, and the one watch!
I AM BRIA CHARLISE, a personal brand and fashion consultation business was birthed out of Bria’s keen eye for fashion trends and passion for helping rising entrepreneurs develop their personal brand. FOREIGN CLOSET is Bria’s premiere menswear lifestyle and apparel brand, founded in 2016 and whose success paved the way for SEVEN, a physical manifestation of Bria’s elite design skills. In 2020, she rebranded and merged both brands into a unisex accessory brand.
Ms. Bria Charlise sprinkles her magic, and it shows! She pours into the fashion community by making herself a resource to aspiring stylists through webinars detailing the ins and outs of the fashion industry. Her love for civic community engagement was instrumental in her gaining membership to organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Forbes For the Culture, to name a few! Near and dear to her heart is The Charles E. Whitaker Jr. Foundation, she created to honor the life of her father, a Dallas firefighter who was a victim of gun violence in 2008.
The many endeavors of Bria Whitaker are a product of her competitive educational background and her go-getter mentality. Bria has a B.S. in Merchandising from the University of North Texas and an M.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her fashion career has landed her opportunities with fashion staples like Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom and more! Bria’s goals are big, and her vision is bigger. She wants everyone who is a part of her journey to know that absolutely anything is possible when you have faith, put in the work, and give back. Stay tuned for everything that Bria Charlise has in store!