Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Girl, Get Your Mind Right!"

Last weekend I finally had a chance to visit "Loveys"...a new ultra-feminine boutique in Brooklyn, owned by Tionna Tee Smalls...yes, the sassy chic trying to help Chilli find a man in VH-1's "What Chilli Wants".
I wasn't able to make the store opening but I was lured there, not only out of curiousity, but also because Tionna is one heck of a marketer! She is the perfect example of using Social Media to the fullest! She's on Facebook, Twitter, on tv...shoot, I have her right up there with Diddy when it comes to promoting, and trust me, Diddy can pretty much sell you the air you breathe!

With Tionna in Loveys

The boutique sits "pretty in pink" right in the heart of Bed-Stuy, and when I asked her about the color choice, her reason was just that: for every female to enjoy the experience of shopping in Loveys; to feel pretty, sexy, feminine (plus she loves the color! lol)

Peep the mannequin...it's really used to display just the accessories but I felt like I should order the "outfit" as a costume for Trini Carnival this year...hey, don't judge me!

Marilyn Monroe featured in the store as well as many other "divas"
Lil Kim ("gotta rep for Bklyn" as Tionna said), Ms Diana Ross, Pam Grier, and more

I wondered why Tionna chose the pictures she did and she said because they are "all strong women, all divas", and she is very passionate about young girls having someone to admire. She wants any little girl out there to see that it is possible to become successful no matter what the circumstance. She grew up in East New York and now owns a boutique, has written 2 books, and fulfilled one of her dreams of being on television.

 
Here I am with one pair of the earrings I bought from Loveys.

 
And anyone who knows me knows how much I love little details.
The earrings I bought came in this little satchel, in the cutest shopping bag...
...presentation is everything!

I was so impressed with Ms Tionna and her fiery determination to succeed that I bought her new book "Girl, Get Your Mind Right!". It's a funny, interesting, quick read. You feel like one of your girlfriends is talking to you, RAW... brutally honest, but exactly what you need to hear.  




Pick up your copy now, and if you're in the Brooklyn area, check out Loveys located at 377 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn NY 11221.

2 comments:

Johanna said...

Love the earrings and the book looks like an interesting read..have to pick it up ;)

Jo..

Mandy Bennett said...

Really cute stuff at the store and they're online too http://loveys.bigcartel.com