syracuse side hustles

E5: Pink Joy

With earrings, keychains, and art that sparkle with positivity, Celine Rahman, a film-set costumer, spreads self-love through her business Cup of Rahman.
Celine Rahman

I'm here to empower, to make people laugh and to spread some pink joy.


Celine Rahman



Side Hustle:

Owner/Founder, Cup of Rahman


Film Costumer

Who is your hustle hero?

I wish I could say I had a mentor, but I really don't have one hustle hero in particular. I've always looked up to my parents, but I also have a huge respect for my friends and the women I'm surrounded by. All of my friends are hustlers in different ways, and it's really nice to see them achieve their goals.

Where do you get your materials?

I get a lot of my materials online and from Michaels.

Where have you found support in Syracuse for your side hustle?

Of course my family is my number one source of support, but organizations like the Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Women's Opportunity Center downtown have been a wonderful support to my business.

One Syracuse Event not to miss?

Any small business event — whether it's a small craft show or a festival or fair. It's always a great opportunity to see what other people are doing.

Celine Rahman
Celine Rahman’s studio is located in her parents’ home, where she works to deliver on themes she reinforces through her social media accounts and merchandise — pink, glitter, and girl power. Photo by Weng Cheong.

Quote you live by?

“You cannot find success without failure.”

Connect with Rahman

At Cup of Rahman or on Instagram