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Life & Work with Keiana Greene-Page

Today we’d like to introduce you to Keiana Greene-Page.

Hi Keiana, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Selene by KGP is truly a product of my personal afrocentric, artsy and classic style. In 2017, I wanted to recreate a version of a braided hairstyle I saw online with really ornate beads so I went to a craft store and brought some unique wooden and plastic beads. I only have so much hair so I decided to make myself some bracelets too.

My best friend asked me to make her some when I showed them to her. When I made them I said to myself “I could actually make some money doing this” and that’s what led me to this particular business. However, I am someone who’s always had side ventures, including a stint as a nightclub photographer in the early 2000s.

I attribute Selene by KGP’s success to God and my loyal customer base. I’ve been blessed to have a number of repeat customers.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, owning a small business is not a smooth drive. However, I take every challenging moment as a lesson in growth. Some of my biggest hurdles in the last two years have come from shipping. Last year’s shipping delays hurt my ability to fulfill specialty orders in a timely manner. Those moments reinforced the importance of communication with clients.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am the designer and owner of Selene by KGP. I am most proud of the fact that I am able to do something that I love. From an early age, I understood that my gifts were in the creative arts (writing, drawing, etc.) so I grew up just trying to find ways to make my talents work for me. To be able to make money from my gifts is a blessing.

I think that my point of view as a designer is what makes my line of jewelry special. My pieces are classic with an edge. My line mixes semi-precious stones and different metalloids. My pieces are quirky, at times Afrocentric, and truly one of a kind. I also treat my Selene Girls and Selene Guys (my clients) with a level of familiarity and respect that people won’t find at bigger design houses.

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I think the thing that surprises most people who don’t know me personally is that I am a true hip-hop head. As a latch-key kid in the 80s and 90s, I would always watch Yo! MTV Raps and Rap City after school (the times when we were fortunate enough to cable).

Pricing:

  • Most of my pieces are below $25

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