Tell us a little bit about yourself – how did you get to where you are today?
I’m the girl behind Pinksole.com, born and raised in Haiti living in South Florida. My upbringing was humble at times so I quickly realized that I needed to be strong and assertive in order to reach my goals and aspirations. My blog is my way of exploring my creative side.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love that I can somehow inspire or help someone with their personal style as I know that a lot of women struggle with that. And maybe help them realize that you don’t need to look a certain way to be fashionable.
How do you describe your style?
My style is just like my personality, very "Leather and Lace." I love anything soft, feminine and sweet but I like to keep it interesting by adding edgy pieces to the mix.
From where do you draw inspiration for your style?
In all honesty, my fashion choices are 80 percent influenced by my mood that particular day. But all the amazing fashion bloggers that I follow inspire me every day.
What is your favorite boutique?
C Madeleine’s: it’s a vintage boutique in North Miami with tons of gems.
The Shoptiques.com motto is Be Yourself, Be Different. What’s one thing that truly makes you unique?
I live my life by my own rules. I make my own decisions and always pursue my dreams and aspirations. I’m a go-getter.
What challenges have you faced so far in your business and how have you overcome them?
I have a full time job; I run a blog and an online store. This is a one woman show; I overcome every day’s challenges by being very organized and planning every single detail ahead of time. Taking my own blog photos is pretty challenging as well.
What advice would you give to someone who has a dream or talent they want to pursue?
Always be true to yourself and just go for it. Be fearless!
Ten years from now – what do you want to have accomplished?
I would want to be self-employed for sure. My dad is a small business owner; it is hard, but so rewarding to be your own boss.
Do you think fashion empowers women?
Yes it does. Women shouldn’t have to fit any mold. Fashion allows us to express ourselves and embrace our true being
What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they’d be surprised to find out?
I’m a pretty good cook; I can put together a dinner party all by myself.
60 Second Spotlight
What’s the one item that's always in your bag?
My blot powder. I have oily skin.
Wine or whiskey?
Spending Sundays at the beach with my family growing up.
Plaid, polka dots or floral prints?
Oh no! Have you seen my blog? I love it all!
Are you a handbag girl or shoe girl?
If you could meet one person, who would it be?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A computer programmer or a model
In an alternate life, what would you do?
I would be a pop star, like Beyonce.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that I need to check my blog and make sure my latest post went live before I start getting ready for work.
Who are the most important people in your life right now?
My parents, sister and best friend
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