MADE Magazine Global Impact Issue - Page 27

MADEXXXX MADEINC of Maryland and I told myself that if I wanted to make it, he needed to be my mentor. So, I just reached out to him...and he ignored me (laughs). He was such a hater (laughs again). But I wasn’t deterred; I contacted him again and he finally responded by giving me an assignment. “Create the looks for the cast of this play,” he says as he hands over some show notes. And it was history from there. He ended up allowing me to shadow him as he worked as costume designer for Holler If Ya’ Hear Me, the stage play adaptation of Tupac’s life. Then I was connected with the opportunity to intern for the 40 Acres and A Mule production company with Spike Lee’s team. point, you have to have that conversation with yourself. “What am I willing to give up for my dream?” From that point on, things will start happening for you. For more information on Marci, follow her at @Marcialagio. SUBSCRIBE ON HER EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SPIKE LEE FOR THE RE- BOOT OF SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT I wasn’t intimidated at all because I went in really understanding all of the characters of the show since they’re so relatable. I just studied, went in and let my imagination run wild. TO OUR EMAIL LIST CLICK HERE ON THE SACRIFICES SHE HAD TO MAKE TO GET WHERE SHE IS NOW I don’t have a social life (laughs). But I’m ok with that because I knew, years ago, that I would have to make some trade-offs in order to attain the level of success I wanted. At some | 27