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Nina Parker May Have Already Made Macy's History, But Authenticity And Ownership Are Setting Her Up For Success In The Long Run

Nina Parker cannot be placed into a box. Whether it is her work as a renowned journalist, or smashing glass ceilings in the fashion industry, Parker continues to outdo herself time and time again, and a part of that comes from her commitment to growth. “I’m still evolving,” she told AfroTech. Parker has never shied away from the strong desire to take her talents to this next level. After she got her start in local news, she pivoted whenever necessary, to set herself up for success.

Shanique Yates

Aug 8, 2022

E! News Host Nina Parker Makes History As The First Black Woman To Launch A Plus-Size Clothing Line For Macy's

Nina Parker is taking things to all new heights! The E! News correspondent has always looked for ways to express herself through fashion and when bold, bright, and flawless clothes weren’t readily available to her, she decided to make her own. “With plus sizes, it’s like they want us to hide,” said the “Nightly Pop” host in an exclusive with E! News. “They’re matronly, something my aunties might wear. I’m like ‘I don’t understand why big has to mean conservative.'” She explains that each time she’s on the hunt to find something to show off on E!’s red carpet, her options are always slim to none with limited black and basic silhouette designs.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Nina Parker (@mzgossipgirl) “My stylist and I were trying to find stuff off of the rack and it just wasn’t comparable to my counterparts,” she continued. “It felt really unfair, like ‘Yes, I am bigger than them, but does that mean I don’t matter as much because my waist is bigger?'” Absolutely...

Shanique Yates

Apr 15, 2021