We had the good fortune of connecting with Runyaro Brilliant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Runyaro, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is making sure that I stay consistent, staying true to myself, believing in myself, and never taking closed doors as the final making decision.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My business is called Musicnaire which is a Fashion brand that caters to people who love music. Musicnaire is a brand where music becomes fashion. I love to make people feel authentic through the art of apparel. My brand has created a never-seen-before authentic cassette tape handbag that is now patent pending. This handbag is handcrafted from scratch. What sets me apart from others is my patent-pending handbag. I am the only brand in the world that has this creative handbag design. I am most proud of being able to build a brand from the bottom to the top. My journey has not been easy, but by hard work, dedication, believing in myself, and a very high drive, the sky has always been the limit for me. I am very excited about my new collection that will be coming out this spring/summer. This handbag collection will blow your mind! I cannot wait until the world sees this new collection. I got to where I am business-wise by never taking no for an answer. I also listen to my first instinct. I surround myself around positive encouraging people at all times. Having a genuine positive support system is one of the most important things to become successful and well-grounded. Being where I am today was not easy at all, but it was well worth it. When things are not so easy to get, you will appreciate it more. I overcame a lot of challenges throughout my business journey by sticking to what I love, which is my brand Musicnaire. When you love something, and so passionate about it there is nothing or no one that will stop you from trying to achieve it. My faith also allows me to overcome challenges. The lesson I learned along the way is that you cannot listen to all negative things that come your way. You have to really stay away from negative energy. Negative energy and drama can take the life out of you. I also learned to always have a good team for your business! Having a business by yourself can be very hard, but hiring the right team will make it easier on you, and also will take your business even higher. I will like the world to know about me as being a woman of her word and never stopping at her goals. I want the world to also know that a household brand can be built successfully even with a lot of doors being closed! I want people to also know that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love to eat, visit, and hang out in the Galleria area. There is a lot of activities to do in the Galleria and in River Oaks area. I love watching movies on the rooftop at the River Oaks District. I think anyone who visits Houston should check the River Oak District out. I also love the Montrose area as well. It is very artsy there. If you love shopping retro and being around free-spirited artsy people. Montrose will be the place to visit. I love art which makes me feel right at home when I’m in Montrose. 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?
There are people I will like to dedicate my shoutout to. I will like to dedicate my shoutout to my mother, father, and my brand (Musicnaire) team which names are Peter Zu, and Sarang Chung.
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