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Total loan: $10,000
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Leisel

United States
Pasadena, United States / Entertainment

A loan of $10,000 helped to purchase a POS system to better track her inventory as well as improve customer service.


Leisel's story

Leisel, also known simply as Q, has always had a love and passion for fashion. For over 13 years now, Q has worked as a stylist and personal shopper for celebrities Tara Banks, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. Q has also helped design and style popular shows such as America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, Who Are you Wearing? and Off the Legs.

Q stumbled upon StarMakers in the summer of 2007 when she walked into the shop to purchase a costume. She quickly built a strong relationship with Beverly Bishop, then owner of StarMakers, and became her apprentice. Not too long after, Beverly became too sick to run StarMarkers. Beverly left her costume shop to Q, and gave Q her blessing to continue her work.

Q is now the owner of StarMakers Costumes and Parties. She is currently asking for a $10,000 loan to purchase a POS system to better track her inventory as well as improve customer service. In the last five years, Q has revived StarMakers in the community.

“It is the go to place for all costume and make-up needs all year round!” she says.

Q has worked fervently to transform StarMakers into a costume shop that embodies all areas of theater, TV, film, fashion and image. A Kiva loan will help Q run her business more efficiently and allow her to continue her passion for fashion.



Loan details

Loan length:

62 months
Disbursed date: June 3, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Valley Economic Development Center, Inc. (VEDC)
Expired: July 24, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

62 months
Disbursed date: June 3, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Valley Economic Development Center, Inc. (VEDC)
Expired: July 24, 2013