We had the good fortune of connecting with JUNNY Hibbert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi JUNNY, what role has risk played in your life or career?

You only learn when you are at risk. We can stay stuck in situations, crippled by fear or we can Cliff Jump. With risk comes great opportunities.

Before I was downsized from ESPN, I took risks but they were calculated risks, knowing that I had a job, a source of income. As an entrepreneur the risks are greater because it’s just you, women of color are more often than not self funded with very little access to capital. The risks are greater but there is something about creating and building one’s own that outweighs the risk.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

JUNNY’s artistic design aesthetic brings magic from the ordinary translating fashion into art. Each custom or limited-edition fashion piece provides a feeling of uniqueness, luxury, style, and sensibility. My desigsn are where Harlem meets the world.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

Harlem is a whole Vibe, Chai Tea at Chai Wali, Espresso at Sette Panni, Meat Loaf at Melba’s Harlem, Happy Hour at Ponty’s Bistro.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

To all of the sewers, tailors and suppliers who hold me down. I am made in NYC and I could not do it without the support of my community.

Website: https://junny.nyc

Instagram: @iamjhibby

Facebook: JUNNYbyJunny

Image Credits
Images – Donald Kennedy Photography – Collection Photographer All other images by permision of photographed subjects and Designer JUNNY®

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