Archive for April, 2011

AN EGOTISTIC UPDATE

My FASHION LEECHES!!!! PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR NOT HAVING UPDATED POSTS! WHEW SO GLAD i DONT GET PAID TO BLOG OR I WOULDVE BEEN FIRED FOR NEGLECTING YOU! YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF ME! I HAVE BEEN ONE EGOTISTIC CHIC ON THE MOVE!

I’VE LANDED AN AWESOME SPREAD WITH DAWN FROM “DIRTY MONEY” OF HER ROCKING SOME FABULOUS EGOTISTIC CHAINS I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THOSE IN A FEW WEEKS. TOTALLY GOING TO BE GREAT FOR THE WEBSITE. i ALSO HAD A WONDERFUL CHANCE TO WORK WITH THE YOUNG VIBRANT TIFFANY EVANS FOR A SHOOT OF HER ROCKING AN EGOTISTIC LEATHER FRINGE TEE FOR KONTROL MAGAZINE.

I ALSO TRIED OUT FOR A SHOW THAT WILL BE ON NBC WHICH WILL FEATURE DESIGNERS. i DID NOT LAND THE SHOW BECAUSE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT WHO SEW FULL COLLECTION (LIKE PROJECT RUNWAY) AND THATS NOT ME. HOWEVER I MET GREAT PEOPLE AND HAD A BLAST NETWORKING AND CONTRARY THE PRODUCERS LOVEDDDD MY BRAND. i WILL BE LAUNCHING A FULL EGOTISTIC APPAREL COLLECTION IN THE FUTURE BUT MY ASS WILL NOT BE THE SEAMSTRESS LOL. LETS SEE WHAT ELSE,.,.

OH I HAVE A FASHION SHOW COMING UP FOR A HIGHSCHOOL IN WHICH SOMEONE WILL WIN A FASHION SCHOLARSHIP. I WILL ALSO BE A MOTIVATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER ENCOURAGING THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PERSUE A CAREER IN FASHION . THAT WILL BE ON MAY 14 CANT WAIT AND TIFFANY EVANS IS SUPPOSE TO HOST. GONNA BE FUN!  OH YEA BIANCA GOLDEN FROM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL WILL BE WEARING PIECES FROM THE BRAND ON A TELEVISION SHOW WHICH STARTS FILMING NEXT MONTH CANT WAIT TO GET THAT FOOTAGE.

WHEW! SO MUCH TO DO SUCH LITTLE TIME! OKAY GUYS i LOVE YOU BUT MAMA HAS ORDERS TO FILL. i PROMISE THE EGOTISM GETS BETTER AND i WILL AIM TO GO INTO OVERDRIVE AND GIVE U SOME EGOTISTIC POSTS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS! LOVE U ALLLLL & STAY POSTED MUAH XOXO

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The Entourage is PoPPiN!!!

Two years ago when I was brainstorming for my brand I decided to have a female movement to empower women. I decided to call these women my Egotistic Entourage! Ofcourse its not a normal entourage of women who just get together and laugh, gossip, or shop. Its bigger than that! Its about women who stand for something! Women who are driven to chase their dreams and to inspire other women in the process. To add some spice to the clique I decided to nickname each woman an alias based on their personality.

Meet Kelli Jones : Egotistic Entourage Alias: SPECTRUM

Kelli moved from NYC to Chicago about a year and a half ago to persue her dreams of opening a boutique and to be closer to her hunny bun. Sshhh don’t tell her I said that but Love will make you pack your bags and travel across states to make it work. I was presently living in NY at the time when she left so our mutual friend Dorian held a dinner party at her home so say goodbye and this is where our bond began.

It took no time for Kelli to adjust in Chicago, so fast that as soon as she touched down she immediately scoped out her location for her shop & literally it is a Shop. SHOP 847 to be exact.

Kelli’s Grand Opening of Shop 847 W. Armitage Ave Chicago IL was so impressive it was listed on ChicagoMag.com

New York-minded Boutique in Lincoln Park

An Empire State of Mind

Shortly after moving to Chicago from New York, Kelli Jones, a former executive at L’Atelier Group, a New York fashion showroom featuring designers such as Three Dots and The Addison Story, had trouble finding her favorite brands at local boutiques. So, she opened a contemporary women’s store in Lincoln Park this past February. Shop 857 (shop857.com) offers a blend of hip and classic clothing and accessories from underground designers as well as well-known lines, including Madison Marcus, Amanda Uprichard, Myne, Ever, House of Harlow by Nicole Richie, and Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian. “You’ll find items that are unique and different, comfortable and affordable,” says Jones, who frequently flies back to New York for fashion week and trade shows. “We’re very popular with Lincoln Park moms.” Her spring inventory includes a pink ruffled tube top from Amanda Uprichard ($115), an open-back floral dress by Madison Marcus ($370), a geranium-and-navy maxi-dress by Milly ($495), and a silk gray-and-cream panel top by The Addison Story ($92). On the casual side, look for a graphic blouse in mauve by Twinkle ($279), a green peat blouse by Joie ($198), and a front pocket blouse in taupe by AKA New York ($203).

The beautiful thing about the Egotistic Entourage is we do business together. If your in the Chicago area stop by this wonderful world of shopping because along with the awesome brands Kelli sales you can also pick up an Egotistic Chain. I wish you much success Kells! Do the damn thangggg!!! Muah xoxo Venom 😉

Everything Comes Full Circle

I’ve been told that life happens in cycles and that one day you awake and you realize that your life, the people in it, and the events that are occuring are a reflection of your past life but you as an older person. One thing you cannot do is control time and how these events are aligned. For the last year of my life everyday has felt like a time zone,.,kind of like being caught in the matrix and the more I strongly reflect I feel as though my thoughts from 10 years ago are playing out in my life today. There are some things that I am experiencing that I am extremely proud of that makes me smile from the inside out and there are other things that I have to question. For some reason I know that the things I am proud of will continue to please me and the questionable things will no longer exist because my life has come full circle in a decade cycle.

Everyday I count my blessings and am strongly depending on FAITH  to keep me focused, ambitious, and successful at the route I am taking. With that same FAITH I pray that my ambition allows me to keep the right energy in my life and for GOD to faithfully remove the evil spirits and anything that can block my vision. As you all know I am building a brand and last month I received a phone call from someone that I went to Junior High with asking if she could be my intern. I was extremely flattered that she is willing to work for me and admire my destiny so much that she is willing to execute any task given to her. Along with being flattered I was more shocked that she specifically wanted this position because she was rather mean to me in school LOL. We never spoke after highschool and I never saw her until our dinner meeting to discuss her duties. At the meeting I expressed to her that regardless of the relationship we had in the past we have money to make! When you age your suppose to mature and that we have. Due to my confidence within myself there was also no further reason to hold anything she has ever done or said to me as teenagers because I highly believe in our force together. Our dinner went extremely well and Im thrilled to have her on my team.

Sunday we attended a BBQ together to reconnect with our friends from Junior High school and it was an absolute blast. On this very Sunday I realized how far I have come based on the compliments I receieved with my accomplishments and the fact that I Egotistically wore earrings from my brand really sealed the deal on my journey.

Meet me and My Intern Samone (right)

 

These are the awesome Egotistic Comic Earrings I made specially for the day!

They say after life comes back at you once Success happens!!! Atlanta is just a pit stop to whats next. I had to come back get grounded, put life into perspective, focus on whats important ,.,Now its time for me to give the big dipper a high five. Lets Go GOD!!! xoxoxoxoxo and to everyone who reads my blog NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS AND NEVER LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING INTERFERE!!!!!!!! ALWAYS KEEP IT MOVING #live, laugh, loVe!!!!!!

Egotistic Cover

Yayyyy Gewn Stefani is backkkk!! I don’t care if its for music I just love seeing what she’s going to wear next! She’s such a Fashion Icon! Great personality meets great fashion & L.A.M.B is to die for! Thats her clothing line for those that have fallen off the planet!

define temptation

TEMPTATION: THE ACT OF TEMPTING, ENTICEMENT OR ALLUREMENT

is it weakness that TEMPTS people to do things?? very much so!! sometimes we get so caught up in the things that we really want that we overlook what we have! u have to stop and count your blessings! and u also have to have self control! don’t bite the apple Eve!

we are surrounded by so many temptations. but never let a moment of fulfilling that sensation block your life of success! you go figure with that one 🙂

21st Century People

I usually focus on fashion but being that I’m a well rounded chic I can entertain on many subjects. Theres one in particular lately that has been ruffling my feathers & its the way we as people think in the modern world. I’m getting older which means wiser, more focused, & mature! When you become these things your way of thinking changes and you ponder on important things. This topic I speak of is unionship, teamwork, and becoming one with your partner. There are so many women who are single who are basically left out like raw meat to roam the world for a man.

Women are not suppose to be single. They either become successful & tell themselves they don’t need one or they haven’t had much luck getting that dream husband because hes either married with kids already, gay, his lifestyle is dangerous, he’s looking for his wife in the strip club,.,or he;s NONE of these things!! This is a stereotype of a certain man! I don’t have too much knowledge on dating. I’ve had a Man for years and I wonder whyyy,.,something to really ask myself in a world where so many women are complaining about the lack of the male species.

So my response is it all starts at home. I grew up with both parents. My mother however was single until I was about 8 and my father moved to California when I was almost 2 to raise his family with another woman. My mother was so strong, so dedicated to me with love that I never even felt a void of my father. I started flying to visit him when I was 4 all alone from Atlanta to California every summer spending time with Dad and my siblings. I became well traveled and well rounded due to change of environment at an early age. I went from saying “shawty” during the school year to “hecka & hella” in the summer. A change of dialog is necessary. My mother taught me wisdom, southern hospitality, independence, love, which gave me strength I needed to be confident in life. Dad taught intelligence, how to properly prepare yourself for life with having goals set, dreams to chase, & memories to make with your family.

I worte an essay when I applied to college. Florida A&M to be exact (just one of the 3 colleges I attended,.,.told you I was well rounded ) and the topic could have been about anything and I decided to write mine on how living with my mother and visiting my Dad was actually better than having them both. It gave me an opportunity to have more friends, more experiences and to be more diverse. I learned how to be around different cultures, cherish different foods, and travel to different places. It was an advantage. Only an outgoing child like myself would not complain and ask “why aren’t you & dad not together Mom” because truthfully I was excited that they weren’t!

I grew up enjoying my life. Things could have ofcourse been easier for me financially but unless your coming from the “Trump Family” most children can make that statement! This goes back to the subject at hand. The way your life turns out is the way your life was taught. Success should NEVER change your pespective of life. It should only enhance it! A woman should not believe that because she can take care of herself that she does not need a male companion to endure life with because were all here to be fruitful, to reproduce, and share the knowledge of the world through our children and children are not suppose to be raised alone! Men cannot think because they have money or a certain lifestyle that they have to be subjective to sleeping with many women when thats only to overshadow that they realy dont have that ONE!

Its okay to have a modern perspective way of living. Yes use your wifi on the plane, take your underwater camera with you to St. Thomas, don’t wear white if you don’t want to when you get married or have your bridesmaids in the exact same dress, or Skype when your boo goes out of town, or use GPS instead of a Map but do understand that LoVe is LoVE and FAMILY comes first! Wether its After Death of Before Christ (AD,BC) that will never change so hopefully Im around in 2050 to apply my knowledge to my grand children because this careless cycle has to end!