Meet Janielle McKoy [ADRI.V's Go Getta Of The Week]
Every week I look to feature and interview a young mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community. Having the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as The Go Getta of The Week.
If you missed her live on air last week, here is your chance to check out The Go Getta Of The Week. Meet Janielle McKoy
Styling Is more than picking out clothes. It’s about conveying an emotion, self-expression and creating a visual statement.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Janielle Mckoy knew at a early age she was destined to put her talents to work in the Fashion Industry. Known for her innovative sense of style and sometimes dainty persona, Janielle drew inspiration from past and present trends to create her own distinctive look. She is lover of all things vintage, thrift, second hand an enjoys revamping garments to add her own flare, making each piece one of a kind.
In Spring 2004, Janielle and former stylist partner and long time friend, Sheronna Osbourne came together and formed a stylist company called “Its Been Done Stylists” also known as “IBD”. Both were lovers of fashion and wanted to make a mark in the industry not just locally but also globally. So every couple months, they pounded the pavements in New York or Atlanta, where they created such a buzz with their trendy style and outgoing personality.
While making herself known in globally, Janielle furthered her knowledge in fashion by enrolling in the Fashion Management Program at George Brown College in Toronto Canada. “It was tough juggling my passion and studying for test. But I had to get it it done. I saw the bigger picture. There was light at the end of the tunnel” Janielle says.
After graduating and nominated for valedictorian, Janielle was given the opportunity of a lifetime. An internship at BET Television Network’s fashion department in concrete jungle of the world..New York City! While interning at BET, Janielle learned the true meaning of determination and was given the opportunity to showcase her talents, styling BET’s on air hosts such as former 106 & park host,Rocsi Diaz. .
Janielle’s continuous dedication in networking has played a major role in her success. Networking has scored her great opportunities to work on countless major events, magazines, films and music videos . In 2010, she caught the eye of Atlanta’s fashion elite by being a presenter at their annual Fashion Awards and In 2011, Janielle and Sheronna went on to create their first Styling Exhibit during New York’s Fashion Week. The event was titled, “L’hors du L’ordinaire” which stood for “out of the ordinary”.
Later on that year, Janielle worked with popular recording artists like Flo Rida and Billy Talent, publications such as J’Adore magazine, even put her writing skills to work, as the Fashion Trend Writer for Sway magazine, an online Canadian Urban Publication. In addition to all of this, she broadened her talents and expertise in the film and television industry, working on major productions such as Total Recall, RoboCop, and popular shows as Suits and new hit Sci-Fi show, Defiance.
In November 2012, Janielle ended the year off with a bang by becoming Project Coordinator and Stylist for Ocean Style Magazine on their 5th Annual Fashion Showcase and Celebrity Golf Tournament in Jamaica. The star studded event featured celebrity guest, Model Tyson Beckford, Legendary Boxer Lennox Lewis, and Caribbean Music Icons Tanya Stephens and Lady Saw.
After years of styling, Janielle decided that she wanted to try something new yet still in fashion. After doing extensive research, she began a new avenue to her career as Visual Display Artist at Top Canadian Menswear Company Harry Rosen. “It’s a new chapter in my life that I’m extremely blessed to embark on. I believe all my years in styling has prepared me for this. Fashion is my passion. It’s what I breathe, sleep and eat. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else”
If you feel you got what it takes to be “The Go Getta of The Week” Send me your picture, bio and write in one paragraph or less on why you should be “The Go Getta of The Week” to ADRIVTheGoGetta@gmail.com