Saturday, March 3, 2007

Hello all...

I know , I know, I should have posted ...

But it hasn't been easy getting time to do it - my apologies!

Thanks to everyone who sent me messages asking how I was...I truly appreciate it!!

Needless to say, I have always stated how busy my life usually gets. The lacking updates are mainly because blogging for me is very, very delicate and time consuming. Why delicate?? I can never freely come and pour my heart out. Why?? Well first, I have clients. Number one rule in business, you should never expose your clients or put their business out there. As much as I would love to sit here and chat about it all …I unfortunately cannot. Why time consuming?? Read my older posts and look at an example of my day. I refuse to blog from work (OK, its also not allowed) and trying to blog via blackberry isn’t ideal!!

Sigh!

I have been rather busy in the past few days, and yes, it has been with clients. Well also dealing with my son's stuff too, but that's another story entirely!

One of my clients came into town from London and I needed to take her out shopping and also to entertain her … another was pushing for stuff within a very short time frame from Nigeria. By pushing I mean he wanted a lot of shopping done within a few days so that he could avoid the shipping charges… having his friend bring it back. Mind you the friend is only here for a business trip … for about 3 days! So I had three days to pull stuff together for a seriously Ijebu dude who likes designer stuff! I call him this to his face, so I know he won’t be offended if he reads this!! I pulled it off…YAY for me!!

OK, so let’s pick something more generic

Let’s talk about styling and shopping in general and why I got into it.

I chose this profession because I actually happen to enjoy making people feel good about themselves. When it comes to shopping, I am the energizer bunny reinvented!! I don’t get tired, even if I don’t buy one item for myself!! Saving money is crucial and that’s why being in NYC and having my ear to the ground helps. Sample sales, friends in the right places, an excellent memory and a lot of self control, ensure that my services will always be needed. Did I mention also being stylish??? LOL!!! Every sale I get, I pass on to my clients. Why?? Because I still get paid regardless. You’re paying me to find the deals for you!!

Here’s a good example…

Out at dinner and I meet a new up and coming designer who has heard about what I am doing and my company. He invites me to his studio and I fall in love with his shirts for men. They are finished just the way I like them ( I am big on finishing) and they are funky enough that my hubby would even wear them (hubby is a serious fashion guy and wouldn’t wear anything “conservative or boring” – and yes its all my fault too!!) He gave my hubby one, and I took some pictures and sent it to my male clients. They liked it, and proceeded to order a few…typical networking in a nutshell. I knew that credit card machine would come in handy!!

On another note…

A lot of people do not realize that no one is perfect. Even the best looking person has something that they hate about themselves, they have realized how best to cover up their flaws. Nigeria really doesn’t encourage the whole self esteem thingy. I realized after moving back to this country that your confidence in yourself, will take you places. The fact that you have choices, gives you that confidence that I find, takes everything to the next level. Looks, business, school, relationships – EVERYTHING!!

How confident are you?? In yourself, in your skills, your looks, your relationships…

10 comments:

Kemi said...

And all is well in the fashion world :) Welcome back. Hope you sorted out your son's school. KK

suburbannaijamom said...

so good to have u back. ur absence didn't go unnoticed. hope u got ur sons situation handled.

Omara said...

Hey!

Ms zee said...

yipeee welcome back

New fan said...

Welcome back! Any idea where to get sample sales in LA? Thnx!

Bluntremi said...

@ kemi & Surburb ...my son is in his new school and absolutely LOVING it. thx for asking dear!!

@ Omara how have you been doing???

@Hey miss zee thx for the welcome, i am truly blushing (naija woman dey blush???)

@ new fan... will keep a look out for you, but i am hooked up to the ones in NYC, as thats my area...will post if i see any in your area though :) (hopefully in enough time!!)

Bluntremi said...

Ooooh , NEW FAN...register with topbutton.com and you will recieve emails of sales etc...in your area. Thats the only one that I think might help you somewhat...

LondonBuki said...

Hi... I just read your comment on my FITNESS BLOG. Please come back and leave more suggestions cos I am going to try out a 21 day challenge in April.

Wow... that's my dream - Having a job that I love! Well done and I'll be back.

AbujaBabe said...

Hiya.. been reading your blog and i love it!! I have been waiting for you to update.:) welcome back B...
Ciao for now..xx

Bluntremi said...

hello AbujaBabe-
Thanks for the comment, hopefully we will see you leave another one sometime soon.

@ LondonB, will visit again as soon as i get the chance, thx for visiting my blog!! And good luck with everything!!!