Born and raised in Lorain Ohio, Destiney Bleu discovered her passion for dance + costume design at the age of 3. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned a B.A. in Communications and was a member of the cheerleading and dance team. After college she took her talents to the NBA and NFL working with the Chicago Luvabulls, Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Atlanta Hawks A-Town dancers and internationally with the Tokyo Girls. In addition to dancing, Ms. Bleu worked as a sports | entertainment writer and developed “Center Court Fitness” a dance class based on NBA and NFL choreography which has been taught internationally. Founded in 2010 by Destiney Bleu, d.bleu.dazzled specializes in custom crystallized hosiery, lingerie, swim, athleisure and performance wear. Ms. Bleu aims to bridge the stage to the street and wants everyone she dazzles to look AND feel like a superstar. She believes that “Shine Never Goes Out Of Style”.
The dazzle is a favorite amongst Hollywood “it” girls like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, J.Lo, Meg Thee Stallion, Lizzo and beyond. Destiney is the go-to designer amongst stylists and performers because of their signature skin-tone matching and the quality and longevity that her designs provide. Most recently, d.bleu.dazzled was featured in “Black Is King” and collaborated with Gucci x Dapper Dan for the “Met Gala”.The brand has been featured in VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harpers Bazaar, CR Fashion Book, NYLON, ELLE, PAPER, V Magazine and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
In addiion to design, Ms. Bleu has been an advocate for small designers fighting to protect their intellectual property. Her ultimate goal is to do creative consulting for other brands, and hopes to mentor artists to teach them the importance of being well rounded so they can shape their own destiny.