A fashion designer’s evolution, Maxie J is unstoppable and raising the bar, one design at a time!

Meet entrepreneur and fashion designer, Maxie James, known for her iconic fashion designs, this self-made boss is in a league of her own and continues to elevate fashion to a whole new level. When you think of glam, James should be at the top of your list. As the CEO of her fashion line, Ellaé Lisqué, MJ’s signature sequin and fringe pieces compliments all silhouettes, making you the center of attention for any occasion without question. A household name to the stars, Ellaé Lisqué has been worn by many celebrities such as “Icy Girl” rapper Saweetie and “Torn” singer, LeToya Luckett, among others. And every time, the lewks were giving drip and haute couture!

With glamour and determination, James is the epiphany of what hard work and dedication looks like. In March, Maxie was chosen as one of four independent designers for the Women on Top Project with and Megan Thee Stallion. The collaboration highlighted up-and-coming Black fashion designers. SHEEN had a chance to sit down with the visionary, as she dished about how she emerged from being a stylist to an esteemed fashion designer, her career and business journey, what’s next, and more.


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