Meet Jaelyn Barnes of OneStar
My journey can be linked all the way backed to music. Growing up, I actually had a strong disinterest in fashion. I felt as if it was unnecessary and as long as the clothing did what it was created for that’s all that mattered. Entering my sophomore year of high school I found myself listening to more music than ever before. With music becoming more involved with fashion I became captivated with not only these artist’ music, but the way they dressed. As time went on I was heavily influenced by XXXTentacion, someone who’s music I could relate too, and A$AP Rocky who was a prominent figure in fashion along with rap. A fire inside me was lit and I wanted to find a way to leave my own trace in fashion. Where to start and how were questions that I couldn’t solve until my senior year of high school.
During my junior year, I met a guy named Carson who I connected really well with through basketball. Over time Carson and I became brothers in the sense of how strong our friendship had become. Around this time I was really frustrated with myself because I felt my life was becoming too stagnant and unproductive. I began buying patches, fabric markers, and even shoes so I could have something to work on. My designs started out honestly terrible and heavily influenced to the point where it looked copied but of course with repetition I gradually got better. One day an idea just sprouted into my head saying, “If you love clothing so much and want to truly invest in something, why not create your own brand?”. The thought was genius to me and became something I yearned to do. How was I going to start a brand just by myself? The idea seemed far fetched to me so I thought of who could possibly tackle this with me.
A solution arose almost simultaneously as the problem presented itself. The only person who matched my determination, love for the industry, and I connected well with was Carson. It was as if this was set in stone from the beginning. After agreeing it was something we truly wanted to pursue the next step was a name and we sided with OneStar. I wanted a name that is under normal circumstances negative, but instead used in a positive manner. From then on we’ve never let off the breaks. I’m still a student in the world of fashion but with every passing day I learn new techniques, history, and ways to improve our own brand.
As much as we love OneStar and spreading good energy with our products, we have to balance time with other aspects in our life. Being a full time student, employee, son, friend, sibling, and owner is extremely difficult to juggle. Often you find yourself over what seems to be overwhelming stress and little to no time available. Finding a way to handle all of these was a issue that seemed near impossible to fix. With support from the people around me and the drive to keep pushing we managed to persevere and still are. Various obstacles have been thrown at me but none of have been able to cease progress.
OneStar is an urban clothing brand that strives to input Grade A effort and quality into every product created while empowering the world in any we can. Our clothing is designed to be not only comfortable but memorable. We feature designs that aren’t overly complicated yet will still leave you star struck. It’s really amazing to see what we’ve accomplished in such little time and how you can clearly see the differences in our products compared to the others. All of this goes into supporting our cause to inspire others to believe in their selves.Overall OneStar is a clothing brand that genuinely cares about it’s customers and the world around ua.
Success is a feeling that is unlike anything else in this world. Seeing the work you put in blossom into your goal is a great feeling.I feel as if success is a result of persistence and actually taking your time to achieve something. The longer it takes for me to reach it, the better it feels once I’m there. The path to success is also beautiful to me because it’s filled with many trials and tribulations that build your character. It’s not easy but success is something I can’t stop chasing.