From selling products to creating them, fashion designer, Ruben Barraza, has taken his game to a whole new level. Having always been a big fan of sneakers, he decided to create his own that highlight the real you.
Majorwavez sells sneakers that are available to everyone, varying in price and design but all with the same intent: wearing a sneaker that makes you feel unique. The talented designer has had the pleasure of working with big names in the entertainment industry such as Kodak Black, Tyga , A$AP Rocky, and more which has proven to be a true dream. Looking to open a retail store himself, Barraza is making big plans and has many projects coming up….
You are going to want to keep an eye out, that’s for sure!
What inspired you to launch your sneakers line?
I’ve always been into fashion and my retail background definitely played a big part in that. I would custom shoes when I worked at Urban Outfitters and I would get a lot of feedback from customers wanting to purchase. Overall, I’ve always been into fashion and I love sneakers in general.
Walk us through the process of creating a line. What are some obstacles you faced and how did you overcome them?
I first start with picking a design that I want I would say keeping a shoe one theme can be difficult at times and also sizing and placement. I believe it is very important to highlight either the main character on the shoe or accents and that can be challenging at times.
A MILLION DOLLAR SOUL
Madison is one these few and rare characters who despite the fact of being SUPER busy, does not feel the need to express that to others, and, in exchange, is always showing a gorgeous smile and just looking to have fun and enjoy.
He is currently being featured on season 9 of Bravo TV’s hit Million Dollar Listing, and has just returned from one of his dream vacations: hiking one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.
We all know Madison Hildebrand from some time now: a successful entrepreneur, the nicest real estate agent you could find in LA,….everybody loves Madison. But how would you describe yourself as a youngster, in high school, for example? Were you one of the popular guys? Did you start developing your social skills by that time?
A lot of my social skills were developed because my family moved across states back and forth. I moved to seven major cities across five states. Therefore, I had to learn how to make friends pretty quickly because no one likes to eat at the lunch table by himself. Yes, it is in my personality to connect with people and make them feel good about themselves. That is just who I am. I do not have a lens that is able to see people or things as a pessimist. Everything is an opportunity and everybody gets the benefit of the doubt.
DREAMS COME TRUE
Singer, songwriter, and actress Kira Kosarin, who is best known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman from the hit Nickelodeon TV show The Thundermans, shares with us everything from her early years of inspiration to her future aspirations. We are overjoyed to dive in-depth on what comes together to make Kira Kosarin her, sneak peaks at what awaits, and everything in between.
QP: Growing up, what were your original aspirations before you made it big on Nickelodeon?
KS: Believe it or not, my biggest, wildest dream as a kid was to be on a Nickelodeon show. I remember thinking that around 10 years old for the first time, and it still blows my mind sometimes that 5 years later it actually happened.
QP: How did your parent’s legacy in Broadway influence you to pursue the theatrical arts?
KS: Hugely. They never ever pushed me into the industry, but growing up in around theater and music and dancing allowed me to develop this immense passion for performing when I was very little. My whole childhood and adolescence, my dad would play the piano in the living room and my mom would sing, and I would join in in harmony. Performing was our thing, and it always just felt like home.