Fashion Influencer Dawn Leak on Igniting Your Inner Fire and Dreaming Big
The fashion industry goes beyond perfect models, branded clothes, and trendy accessories. The amount of hard work a model invests without any certainty of success is often overshadowed by the glitz and glamor of the industry. Fashion Influencer Dawn Leak has been there too. She worked up her way to fame from scratch and never hesitated to fight her fears to accomplish her goals. Today, Dawn Leak has added two more accomplishments as an author and entrepreneur. The talented lady in her mid-50s is successfully hugging the spotlight in an industry dominated by young models.
Born in Harlem, Dawn Leak was raised in the South Bronx in a family where dreams and passion were supported. Her father has been her biggest strength and inspiration. He was a poet, painter, and sculptor who inspired her to never limit her talent to one field. From a very young age, Dawn discovered her love for fashion. She knew her dreams would find wings in Europe so she traveled to Paris, the fashion capital of the world. Striving to find a place as a model, Dawn faced several rejections in her career and continued to put aside her ego.
Dawn received her first project from the renowned model management company, “Elite Paris’’, and has not looked back since. To date, she has worked with several top brands and even appeared in magazines like German Elle, German Max, Vogue, and Italian Amica. Dawn even walked the ramp and graced the showrooms of Yves St. Laurent, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne, Azzedine Alaia, and John Galliano. She has also been the face of Absolut Vodka Africa.
Besides modeling, Dawn is also an award-winning author. She has written two psychological thrillers titled, No Rhyme…No Reason and The Blattaria Mind. No Rhyme…No Reason won the Bronze Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival. After accomplishing her dreams in the fashion industry and creative writing, Dawn took a leap of faith to venture into entrepreneurship. She launched her own lipstick line by the brand name, “Dawn Lip Candy”.
Dawn’s life has been through several ups and downs, but nothing could deter her from achieving her dreams. Just like any other model surviving the competition in the fashion industry, Dawn has handled disappointments with grace. Even at 55, she consistently manages to think creatively to stand out as a fashion influencer. Being fearless and fierce in her approach has helped her supersede all life’s hardships. This makes her sense of fashion transferrable to anyone pursuing their goal in life. Dawn’s fashion is fluid, simple, yet classy.
With thousands of followers and views on her social media posts, Dawn is certainly scaling her career as a fashion influencer. However, she’s ready to stop yet. Dawn wants to explore her talent further in the realm of fashion. She also wants to take her brand “Dawn Lip Candy” to new heights in the coming years by expanding into a complete makeup line and clothing brand. Dawn foresees her brand on QVC standing out among others in the industry.