Boss Profile Natalie Shakespeare

Today’s Boss Profile feature is Natalie Shakespeare. The Rockk Momm is what we call her. She is an amazing woman that created an apparel line to empower and support amazing mothers. Natalie works a Freelance Stylist and artist Marketing Manager. She has worked with various high-profile clients like June Ambrose, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, and the list goes on. Read more about Natalie and why she is our Boss Profile today. 

Name: Natalie Shakespeare

Follow her on: Instagram; Twitter; Facebook

Her Business: Rockk Momm Apparel

Location: Orlando Fl

About Her:

Natalie Exume-Shakespeare a native of Queens, New York, Wife and mother of 3 has always had a passion for the Fashion and Entertainment industries. In fact, in high school, she was no stranger to the business and was voted “Best Dressed.” This was just the beginning! Once Ms. Shakespeare graduated, she attended the University of Maryland majoring in Theater Arts and Communications. While at the U of M, she interned for various high-profile businesses, including Black Entertainment Television (BET), YSB Magazine, Def Jam Records, Loud Records, and Forty Acres and a Mule film works (Spike Lee Production Company). Ms. Shakespeare finally had an opportunity to show off her expertise when she was offered the position of Key Stylist for a major music video titled “Broke Willies”, for the hip hop group. As a result her high quality work and standards, Ms. Shakespeare landed another coveted opportunity to work and travel with high profiled celebrities like June Ambrose, Wayne Scot Lukas, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, 98 Degrees, Wu-Tang Clan, DMX, Foxy Brown, Case, Sisqo, Mobb Deep, Ananda Lewis, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Janet Jackson. Currently, Ms. Shakespeare is freelancing as a Fashion Stylist, Artist Marketing & Management, and Artist Promo. On her spare time, she gives private consultations as a Personal Shopper and Event Planner. Last but not least she has been putting her heart and soul into developing her “

Ms. Shakespeare finally had an opportunity to show off her expertise when she was offered the position of Key Stylist for a major music video titled “Broke Willies”, for the hip hop group. As a result her high quality work and standards, Ms. Shakespeare landed another coveted opportunity to work and travel with high profiled celebrities like June Ambrose, Wayne Scot Lukas, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, 98 Degrees, Wu-Tang Clan, DMX, Foxy Brown, Case, Sisqo, Mobb Deep, Ananda Lewis, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Janet Jackson. Currently, Ms. Shakespeare is freelancing as a Fashion Stylist, Artist Marketing & Management, and Artist Promo. On her spare time, she gives private consultations as a Personal Shopper and Event Planner. Last but not least she has been putting her heart and soul into developing her “Rockk Momm” clothing line. Rockk Momm creed and meaning is a strong, loving, trendy and fabulous Momm!

What services does your business offer?

Providing fun cute Tee’s Hoodies and Caps for amazing Mothers!!!

Why did you start this business?

Practically being a retired Fashion Stylist building my own brand only seemed right! My way of still having a foot in the door of the Fashion industry!

Why did you enter into this industry?

I’ve been in this industry since interning for BET and record labels in college

What challenges did you face launching your business?

Challenges have been support and funding for my business.

What experiences did you learn from corporate America?

Basically just keeping the corporate contacts in general.

What helped you transition from corporate employee to entrepreneur?

Being a stay at home mom helped with my transition to full time entrepreneur.

Rockk Mom Apparel Product Image

Favorite quote:

“Life’s best revenge is success!”

3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:

Cell Phone, Gum, Lipgloss

Advice I would give to my younger self:

Pay attention to your surroundings don’t be so naive

6-word memoir:

Life changed when I became confident

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