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Season Two: In Their Closet Featuring Rashid Floyd of Nelson Balka

On this special edition of Couture Careers, meet Rashid Floyd.

I met this young man over twenty years ago at a fraternity party in the summer of 1995. College parties were the norm and after crossing paths multiple times that summer, we became friends before he escaped to play basketball in Mobile, Alabama.

Rashid Floyd is the designer of the brand, Nelson Balka. During this podcast, Floyd walks us through the story behind his label’s name and introduces us to the man who represented it.

“NB” Nelson Balka, is an up and coming fashion house based in Houston, TX.  It’s fashionable street-chic couture line is inspired by a mix of American and European cultures.  Nelson Balka is a luxury brand created by American designer and entrepreneur Rashid A. Floyd.  
Using the name of his beloved late grandfather Nelson Balka, Mr. Floyd founded and established NELSON BALKA CLOTHING in the spring of 2009.  Mr. Floyd credits his sense of style to his late grandfather.  Born in 1913, Nelson Balka, the man, was synonymous with class, style and sophistication.  Mr. Floyd interprets his classic and unique style to create a casual, yet sophisticated collection for the young, fashion forward socialite. The brand has quickly garnered the attention of celebrities, professional athletes and entertainers.
The timeless and unmistakable  “NB” logo is a staple of the brand that will be recognized the world over.

During the podcast, we quickly learn about the trials and error of building a company from the ground up as well as the fancy footwork and many hands involved in the popularity of growing the designer’s label. Rashid salutes the movers and shakers in Houston, like Slim Thug, that helped influence his brand and propel it to it’s initial height during it’s introduction phase. He gives insight about life’s challenges that affected Nelson Balka’s delay in the years that followed and speaks on a recent momentum of “By Way of Houston”.

Floyd also discusses his past career choices and walks us through his early days when he began to build his resume. We learn about his work ethic, his versatility as a boy from the country and a man in the city and how that has guided his determination and drive. On the road to success, the journey takes twist and turns. Listen as Rashid share’s God’s design for his life.

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Season Two: In Their Closet Featuring Cassandra Daniels

In Their Closet introduces Couture Careers, a storytelling segment where entrepreneurs take us through their journey down memory lane. Here, their resumes come to life as they share personal trials and triumphs that led to their paid passion.

Today, we feature the unlikely story of a housewife turned attorney, Cassandra Daniels.

As a new single mother of two, she tenaciously pursued her goal overcoming every obstacle that she faced. While doing so, Cassandra also worked as a paralegal in the area of family law. As a licensed attorney, Cassandra employs that same bulldog tenacity representing her client’s interest. She is a zealous advocate and is not afraid of the courtroom!

Cassandra provides her clients with the highest quality of representation and legal counsel. She is aggression in its most elegant form.

Her story of relentlessness to pursue her goals for herself and to make a better life for her children is a motivational voice for all. She shares of her dreams being deferred, her long career as a college student and the hard choices she made to save her family.

We go behind the scenes to look past the lifestyle of a pretty face with curves. This Preacher’s Kid soon realizes that being a “Real Housewife in High School” may have just been a portion of the women that she could become. Despite the slight deviation from her dream as a young girl in the seventh grade, Cassie (as I affectionately call her) quickly resets her goals and never stops trying to complete them. Cassandra takes us on her long anticipated walk to cross the finish line where we find that she is just getting started!

Cassie’s story reminds us, there is no expiration date on a dream being pursued. Enjoy!

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Season One: In Their Closet Featuring George “Jay” Bustos

George Bustos is a Houston Realtor who discusses the current market after Hurricane Harvey. He speaks about investing in homeownership and rental properties as well as the changes that are occurring to make Houston a valuable place to invest. We also probe further to discuss George’s personal closet when attending closings, showing homes and just relaxing on the weekend. He gives his preference on how a woman he dates should dress and we have fun discussing the single life. Join the conversation with “Jay” and Elle as we return from the storm stronger and better after the natural disaster that rocked our city.