|Customized lime green low top Converse Chuck Taylors with color rhinestones, ribbons and buttons. Custom made girls tutu with ribbon and button adoration. Styles by Yvonda!|
|From Basic to Whoa! Custom high top Converse Chuck Taylors with pearl adornments, ribbons and buttons! These are my favorites!|
|Above: Custom Mini Tutu with mixed colors, ribbons and buttons. Below: Totally glammed out red hightop Chucks with a mixture of patterned (hearts, starts, etc) and colored gems, ribbons and buttons.|
Now, how about a full glass of Milk to go with that Honeey (I gotta do it):
I'm supporting and plugging my cousin's initiative because she is talented, I love her product and the quality, and because I have the platform to do it and should do it. It’s shameful how little we support one another, particularly when they are doing something constructive, creative, and positive. I see it all too much where businesses and initiatives fall to the wayside b/c of the lack of support, particularly from our own communities and friends and family. Supporting doesn’t necessarily mean you have to personally indulge or make a financial investment, but it could be simply just sharing the information, encouraging with words, complimenting, offering an exchange of services that could benefit you and the new business owner, etc. I often see where there is mess, gossip, lies, negative opinions and polls about nonsense, people jump to get involved, comment, share, or even give a "LOL," which in turn is a form of support. But yet when it's something we should be supporting we are slow to move or act. I encourage and challenge you all to celebrate and uplift and support each other. There’s nothing like a woman who is about her business who recognizes her talents and blessings and puts them to use in a positive and creative way, like Yvonda, who works extremely hard in the medical field while raising 3 beautiful kids (and keeping them fly too) and now doing something creative and smart. Lets learn to celebrate and acknowledge that type of person and effort rather than the other mess we tend to fall for.
With that in mind, my best friend and I actually cofounded a social organization called Power Chicks, LLC back in 2009 where we actually hold events and get togethers for the sole purpose of celebrating women, discussing hot topics, sharing empowering information and forcing them to recognize their own efforts and accomplishments, no matter how "small" or short. Women can not only be self deprecating and unappreciative of ourselves and all that we do and add to our friends and family, but we are slow to celebrate and uplift one another. We also often are missing or withholding vital information that can be the difference between us elevating to the next level (whether if it’s about relationships, finances, growth, parenting, career, or what have you). We have to teach ourselves, our friends and family, and our children (future leaders and innovators) the importance of celebrating others, particularly those in our community and network, and loving ourselves. Complimenting, supporting and celebrating is a form of learned behavior so it takes some getting used to, but you keep at it until it's like second nature...the same way as some people find gossiping, hating, and lying to be a part of what they just do!! Love and support is power...let's tap into it!
Click below for more custom designs, flicks of the "spokesmodel" Miss Ken Ken rocking the designs, and a little more MILK (I still have more to say...lol)!