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Meet Remy Gerstel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Remy Gerstel.

Remy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a Dominican woman, originally from New York, starting off in a new career at Hudson Capital Solutions, I was THICC in all the right places and some wrong places. Which was amazing at first but got to me when I realized I couldn’t fit into the clothes I wanted to, especially when I was shopping for a pair of size 12 jeans that DIDN’T FIT!

That was the start of not only my weight loss journey but also the start of @iamremyg. As soon as I realized my goal to lose weight, I had the idea to document it on my Instagram page that I cleverly named I Am Remy G. Right away, I knew that San Diego was the place to be when I came to visit a friend. So I packed my bags, threw my husband in the passenger seat, and drove from NYC to SD. And then the hard work began. Nonstop videos, pictures, blogs, and exercise equipment strewn everywhere got me to where I am today, size three jeans, and a happy bish.

Today, I’m challenging my entrepreneurial limits to its max as I continue my partnership with Hudson Capital Solutions and start my new adventure with my clothing line called Onyx+Jade.

Has it been a smooth road?
No road is ever smooth. Entrepreneurs go through tons of obstacles. That being said, I LITERALLY had to learn everything from scratch, all while working two jobs at the same time. I mean, to give you an idea of how new I was to this, I didn’t even know what the word “BLOG” meant!

I went through books, videos, classes, and even using my killer people skills to make connections that got me to a really good place with my influencing/blogging career. Funny enough, a big struggle was the pressure of having to constantly be on my phone to connect with my followers rather than spending time with myself or family. Finding that balance was not easy, especially since I had my Hudson career going at the same time but after many filled-in journals and calendars later, I was able to find that stability.

So I grew from that obstacle, but a new one came about when I had the opportunity to start a clothing line with a friend of mine. Onyx + Jade is a beautiful clothing line that was meant to start selling in March 2020 but unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation put it on hold for an unforeseen amount of time. We didn’t know where we would get new inventory from since all our suppliers and manufacturers shut down. So it was basically a mess but during this time, however, I was able to restructure my goals and ideas that are going to make Onyx + Jade a fierce competitive line that I’m proud to say, will officially start up this JUNE baby!!

We’d love to hear more about your work.
@Iamremyg is a lifestyle and fitness blog, where I started sharing my weight loss journey through Instagram. Here you will find realness and a community and platform that will always motivate and support you to be your best. Hudson Capital Solutions is a business lending firm helping businesses gain access to all types of working capital.

Onyx & Jade is a California based online fashion retailer that was born in 2019 by my longtime friend and I by having a casual conversation. Our mission is to bring together that East Coast urban swag and West Coast lifestyle at an affordable price. Hence our name Onyx (NY) and Jade (California) was born. We hope to combine the best of both worlds as New Yorkers living in California. We believe fashion should be effortless. Whether your style is relaxed and casual or sleek and sexy, we have something for you. As a Latina Woman founded business, we hope to empower women to look and feel the best version of themselves with outfits that make you look your best so that you can go out there and kill it.

What can I say? I have many different accomplishments throughout my career that have fulfilled me completely. I was able to finally follow my dreams and move to California but most importantly, I have been able to cultivate a huge community that allows me to offer advice and encouragement to many people that really need it. I am helping people and I am very proud of that.

Every moment I get a message from my amazing followers, I feel so humbled. I can’t thank all of those enough who have trusted me to take them through their own journeys as I have. It has been an amazing experience thus far and can’t wait to continue on this path. What sets me aside from others is my uniqueness. I’m genuinely enthusiastic and pour my heart and soul into everything that I do. My realness and desire to want to impact and empower other women through self-love and authenticity is what keeps me going.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Absolutely, aside from the beautiful landscape and scenery, San Diego is the best place to start up a business. I came here specifically to do that. Seriously, how can you beat the beautiful weather every day and the nicest people that live here.

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Image Credit:
Brandon Almengo
Taylor Peterson
Steve Mongare

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