Exotics by Cedrick Interview

By: Christian Mosi

Exotics by Cedrick Mcdonald


Cedrick McDonald is the visionary and founder behind exotics by Cedrick. A serial entrepreneur from Tampa Cedrick has an eye for luxury fashion and uses his creative abilities to create shoes that bring the fashion industry to new heights. He has found inspiration for his work through art, life experiences and music. He gives back to his community effortlessly by teaming wth the AIDS Foundation to help fight the disease globally. A trailblazer in the fashion community McDonald continues to create fashion-forward footwear one stiletto at a time. Below is a small interview with McDonald ! Make sure to follow him on all social media ! All links are listed below .


  • What is the inspiration behind your brand?

    The inspirations behind the design are to individuals that new the extra “get up and go” and for those who love to simply luxuriously live out loud.

  • When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career as a designer (Fashion Blogger/ Editor etc)?

    It was approximately 3 years ago when I was drawing on a sketch pad and created an amazing shoe ( in my opinion ). so I posted it on Facebook and it went viral. At that point I knew that I was artistically on to something big.

  • What is your favorite part of being a fashion designer? 

    My favorite part about being a designer is that I get to express myself in ways that I may not be able to vocalize.

  • What skills according to you are necessary to be a  successful fashion designer?

    You must be able to adapt to change, be willing to sacrifice a lot and take research as much and as fast as you can. Education is a must.

    Follow Cedrick


    IG- @snakebottoms