At the tender age of 5 years old, Tamiko White was starting to plant the entrepreneural seed. “I loved fashion early on as a child. My mom said at a young age I would take aluminum foil and make jewelry out of it. She also mentioned that I would ask her not to throw out a box that said I had and was saving for my business,” she reminisces. As a teenager and throughout college White modeled full-time. “I did a lot of showroom as well as print, I wanted to be on the runway and thought showroom was a waste of time. Little did I know, God had a bigger plan.” As white was modeling, she learned a lot about running a fashion showroom by simply observing the business.
Now she has her own showroom in New York called White Noise. She realized it was time to start her own business in her early 30’s. “I was at a place where I was tired of people dictating when I was going to work and how I was going to be chosen. I didn’t feel empowered. I knew being an entrepreneur was a way to empower myself,” she explains. For White, being a business owner “allowed me to have an outlet as well as more input in my future when it comes to my legacy and what I can give. Once I started my business I could utilize all my talents and life experiences,” she says.
Viewers can see the inside look of how to run a showroom on “White Noise” Tamiko’s reality show on Chic Rebellion. “I am happy about the show because there are not many black women in the actual business of fashion. You can count us on one hand. I wanted the show to really share the business side so viewers can see how the industry works and to encourage younger girls, that you can do this.”
As a model, classically trained actress, and entrepreneur Tamiko has a full plate. She keeps the calm, with prayer and spending time with her partner. “He is very lighthearted and supportive so this helps me a lot.” With so much under her belt, White considers her greatest accomplishment her evolving spirituality. “It is so comforting and gratifying listening to God and honoring his spirit.”
Peace and blessings,