We had the good fortune of connecting with Seaera Baltazar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Seaera, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
At first I can admit I was NOT a risk taker. I always like to know what the outcome will be and I like to be prepared for whatever It was. Im a stickler for order and having control over a situation which eventually played a downfall in several aspects of my life because I limited my capabilities in result of not taking risks. I always second guessed myself and the creative ideas I had because they were “risky” not realizing that I was actually holding myself back. So after deciding to start a business which was my first risk, I told myself that It was ok to take them, because you have to be open minded when starting and growing a successful business. It’s apart of the journey which I am truly embracing.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart is my versatile style and the ability to respectfully compliment a women’s sexuality along with class. Women like to be seen as sexy but sexy doesn’t always mean promiscuous. The garments I sell are hand picked to define what a classy, stylish, and confident woman would wear on any day of the week or any occasion. I am most excited for the progress I have made so far with my first business, because I had no knowledge of the industry structure or business literacy. After much research and working sleepless nights regarding my goals and aspirations. I am glad to have manifested my current place and stability of a new business. I’ve learned to always be a student and trust yourself when a vision is given to you.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I like going to places in Houston that have great customer service, food, drinks, and esthetics. Depending the weather outdoor rooftop lounges or on a crisp night a dim lit restaurant bar are always first options. Socializing with friends and family is a necessity for self growth.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are two people that I want to shine light on who are my 4 year old son (Tyson) and my husband (Steven). Our son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in January 2020. Having him diagnosed with something that is considered a “disability” really opened my mind into another world I prevented myself from going to. My son is so smart and advanced, I call Autism his gift. Being fearful and not taking risks is the disability, which i no longer could allow to dictate the decisions in life. I feel that despite the challenges my son has and will have to face, he will remain resilient so I should “practice what I preach”. Tyson is my reason for taking the risks because he reminds me to be strong and courageous through both ups and downs. My husband is another influential piece because he started his business 4 years ago which was called “BZAR ART” now “BZAR STUDIO LLC”. He is a visual fine artist and his work has been showcased in various states and out of the country. I am always proud of him because I remember when he drew his first piece as practice, with intentions to evolve his craft into a business. I remember when he sold his first piece, did his first show, and his first major collaboration with a well known production company. When I discussed the idea of starting my own business, he was excited for me and still mentors me through the process. So the idea of entrepreneurship is always around me. When I was younger, my grandmother owned a hair salon and my grandfather owned a bar lounge in New Orleans, LA. So it’s in me I just needed to believe in myself.

Website: seachantell.com
Instagram: seaera_chantell
Other: Email: seachantellinquiries.com

Image Credits
JP Hanney

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