Today we’d like to introduce you to Dorcas Ntumba.
Dorcas, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I became heavily submerged in fashion within my later years in high school. Although I knew I had a love for fashion, I never embraced it as something that I would in the future consider a career, let alone starting a fashion firm, it just had never crossed my mind. There was a quote I read a while back stating, “Fate doesn’t ask you what you want. Fate knows what’s best even if you don’t.” It wasn’t until late 2016 that fashion was all I could think of. I dreamt, ate, and breathe it nonstop. I had never felt such a rush for anything like this since the time I became born again.
There are three ingredients that helped get me this far, yes, four which are major: Family and friends that supported and still support my vision, the desire to execute and achieve my goal, persistency even when my head was hanging in mid-air, and coffee, well in my case it is be hot cocoa.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting a business is definitely not as easy as one, two, three boom you have an up and running business! I’m sure most if not all entrepreneurs can either agree and/or relate to some or all of the struggles; finance, business exposure, proof of legitimacy to prospect clientele, and the list goes on. Even when you have the resources, you’d still need to be able to attract your targeted audience. So, to answer your question, no, it wasn’t a smooth ride. I’d be kidding you if I told you otherwise. “Smooth ride” was a phrase I wasn’t aware of when first starting Lady Gazelle. I didn’t know where to begin, how I’d get my clientele, what would work and what wouldn’t, but one thing I knew was I wanted to pursue a career in fashion, and not just to pursue a career in fashion, but to create one.
I went through all sorts of struggles from financial instability to sleepless nights as I was and still am working, going to school, and working on my business. Many times, I just thought to myself to get a reality check and go back to what I knew would work and live a normal life. But it was no longer about what would work, living a normal life, or fashion surprisingly; I had a burning desire to change the lives of the women of today. The relationships built, the smiles I shared, and the teary eyes I witnessed seeing clients tear up when the results surpassed their expectations.
This became the narrative for Lady Gazelle, this became the ingredient for fashion.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Lady Gazelle – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Here at Lady Gazelle, we take pride in bringing out confidence and beauty in the lives of the modern day women of all age, figure, and style. We do all the lifting so you don’t have too. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the compliments you’ll be getting after your transformation with Lady Gazelle’s fashion consulting and personal styling services.
Clients come to Lady Gazelle when they feel adventurous and excited to dress the part. Our goal is to make clients look fabulous without breaking the bank. Most importantly we help our clientele feel incredibly comfortable and confident with outfits that match their authentic and unique personalities.
Our services range from in-person, virtual, special occasion, and customized package just to fit your individual person because you are unique! Whatever the occasion may be or you just need a retouch in your style, Lady Gazelle is here to meet your standards and beyond! So, get ready for your redefined, enhanced and sharpened look that comes with crowds’ head turning and confidence boosting styles!
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Fashion consulting is just the tip of the iceberg for Lady Gazelle, as we are planning on expanding to a fashion brand for the minimalists, the classics, and freestylers by nature; there is something for everyone. There is still a lot of work to be done and with that being said, as for the short-term goal, Lady Gazelle is planning on adding some new members to the team before the end of 2018. Lady Gazelle believes success is greater when there is more than one handset on a goal, as this creates a collective good. As Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”
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