If you have been a follower of mine over the years or even a short time, you know I am a lover of all things Beauty & Fashion. In fact, my passions run deep and since I was a little girl I have always had a love for makeup and style…
To take you back on a quick run through of my childhood – I have to start with my love, no actually OBSESSION with wedding dresses. I was quite the spunky little girl, but also very well behaved and rather confident I would say. My family often says I loved attention and to perform for them daily. Which is funny to me because I am rather shy unless I know someone well. Anyways, I can remember I definitely had a love for wedding dresses and I would often dream of designing my own dresses when I grew up. My family was pretty active and my parents would take us to the Athletic Club a few times a week, and this is the pivotal moment where my obsession began. I can remember I found a Bridal book that was left behind and it was full of dresses and all things wedding planning. My life was complete. When my mom told me I could have it, I about died. I went straight home and looked through the book for hours. I cut out all the dresses I liked and I taped them on my walls. My drawing pad was full of different dresses I would design. My parents used to laugh because I would draw girls in wedding dresses playing basketball, and my drawings were pretty detailed. I laugh even thinking of it.
Being the youngest of the kids in the family, it definitely had it’s perks. I would go through my sisters clothes they didn’t want or that they would let me borrow on a rare occasion. I would mix different pieces together and create my own style and was definitely confident in my choices. Looking back there were some questionable outfits but I have to admire the fearlessness I had even as a young girl.
It’s funny because as an adult, now I can look back and clearly see what my passions were and it all makes sense as to where I am now. My dreams of attending Fashion School were always in my mind but when I got pregnant with my daughter, she became my priority and I had to put that dream on the back burner. I have and always will be a creator and artist of some sort. Whether it’s through my love of makeup and learning different techniques and skills, or expressing myself through my style.
So here we are. Let’s get to the good stuff.
I have wanted to open a Boutique for years and it was always in the back of my mind. Obviously life gets busy and children take up a lot of time. Like a lot. But I finally felt it was the right time. I have to say my husband definitely helped give me the push to finally pursue it.
What type of clothing & why Online?
The way people shop nowadays seems to be all about convenience. Which as a busy gal, I can appreciate. I felt it was the right fit for my vision and I wanted to reach as many customers as possible. The clothing will cater to all different types of women that have one thing in common, a love of fashion and good quality clothing. There are no rules in fashion and I wouldn’t be able to pin point my style except for using the term moody. I wear what feels good that day and is suitable for the occasion. I will have a collection of vintage, trendy, and vacay wear as well. Click here and follow our IG to see some sneak peeks.
“Be Your Own Muse”
When I was brainstorming the name I wanted it to reflect the vision I had, and the type of woman that would shop at my Boutique. Women are such a source of inspiration for many people but sometimes we can be our biggest critic. A Muse is a source of inspiration for an artist or creative individual. A Maven is simply an expert in their particular trade or field, aka a Fashion Maven.
Who hasn’t had a woman we admire or that inspires us with their style and authenticity? But I want women to be confident as well and inspire themselves by being fearless in their style and living authentically.
When are we Launching?
This summer! I am announcing a date very soon! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please click the link below and be the first to know!
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