Today we’d like to introduce you to Shadia Serrano.
Shadia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have always had a passion for fashion. Since I was young I loved to style and design clothes. My grandmother taught me How to hand-sow and I would fix my clothes when I would be in high school and moving forward. It would be so exciting to be able to customize a cute top or a bottom to fit me! In 2014 I had the great opportunity to open up a storefront, Glam Boutique with the great help and support of my mom and sister. Since then I have gotten the pleasure to style and serve great people from celebrities, influencers, local supporters, etc. with classic but trendy pieces from Glam Boutique. As I worked my small storefront I never stopped participating in local Pop up shop events. I love participating as a pop up shop in events because I get to not only bring more exposure to my brand. I also get to meet and support new people with drive and aspirations which is ultimately great motivation for me! In 2016 I launched Glam Boutique the site www.glambtq.com to be able to bring classic, cute, trendy pieces to anybody all over the world and not only locally. I’m super grateful for the fact that I’ve been getting a lot of love and support from models, entrepreneurs, friends and family to keep making Glam Boutique a success online!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road hasn’t been as smooth as I would have liked it to be honestly. I have had some challenges along the way. A major challenge I have faced would have to be dealing with life changes as I run a business. For example, a major life change I have encountered would be having a new addition to my small family. I found out I was having a baby and gave birth that same year. It was quite hard to run a business while pregnant, giving birth, and nurturing a small newborn. At times I wasn’t able to cope physically and emotionally so I would second guess a lot of decisions. Ultimately I am forever thankful to my husband, my mother and sister for helping me during those challenging times. Even though they’re bumps in the road, I use every challenge as a learning experience for the future.
Please tell us about Glam Boutique.
Glam Boutique is a unique boutique that offers classic but trendy styles and items. Ranging from dresses, tops, bottoms, 2pc sets, jumpsuits, vacation wear, accessories, etc. The reason I specify classic is because the pieces we offer will usually always be in style. They are so versatile that you can always style them differently and get a cute trendy look. Aside from offering unique boutique styles I also offer custom made wear made by yours truly, me. For the past two years, I have came out with a summer bikini collection, and have also done a Valentine’s Day custom collection. All of the items were available for purchase on the site or at the pop-up shops. I am currently working on a holiday2019 collection that I am very excited about! My designs and custom made wear definitely sets my boutique apart from others because they are one of a kind, hand made garments made with love!
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite childhood memories would have to be spending quality time with my grandmother learning how to sow. My grandmother too had a passion for fashion and would love to shop and fix stuff to her size. So as she would be hand-sewing she would guide me as to what to do. Her eyes weren’t so great so she would depend on me to “thread the needle”. Which is putting the thread through the needle eye(small whole on the needle).
- Website: www.glambtq.com
- Phone: 8327523816
- Email: email@example.com
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