We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacee’ Lilly and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacee’, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor that will elevate my brand is staying true to myself. Since the last time we spoke I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching on how CHIK can elevate, I totally got this now. CHIK was originally created because of me and wanting to be myself, love myself in whatever skin I’m in. I think its very important to keep that in mind as I’m promoting my brand (I am my brand).
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In the upcoming months I will be embarking on a journey to NYC for fashion week, where I would be a plus-sized model walking for Deniem by Jente and featured on a billboard. This is very exciting for me and especially CHIK so I can show the world why “Curvy Hips Is Kooler”. I believe that the drive & consistency I have will take me in directions I only dreamed of. The biggest lessons I heard to learn: 1. Take Ciriticzism; it can either break you or make you ( This is your drive).
2. If you fail and fail again get back up again (perseverance is your strength).
3. Accept the fact you will not have all the right answers (just a repeat of 2. Let your wrongs mold you not fold you).
4. Remain true to you (don’t let nothing change you but elevate you..thats key).
Keep this in mind and I promise you, you can never go wrong. CHIK was thought about a thousand times before it became a name, a person, or brand.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My girlfriends and I love to bar hop around the city. So anywhere with food, drinks & hookah is up our alley. I have been to Christian’s tailgate which is like a awesome place for wings and $5 shots. Or if you want a good Friday night you can go to my other favorite spot Diablo Loco. The resturants I tried are Graces, Gloria’s, and Cyclone Anya (hint I love Mexican food lol). My favorite day of the week is Sunday because I can catch the best brunch and mimosas.The #1 spot for me is Taste Bar, you won’t be disappointed.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First, I am a spiritual person so I do want to thank God for even allowing me the strength to keep pushing toward my goals everyday. My mom right now is my BIGGEST support system. Our day to day talks are very important (even when I don’t want to listen). She inspires me more then she thinks and definitely raised a fearless daughter. Im still working with the owner of “Olivia fine jewelry & Accessories” as her brand Ambassador and also friend. We are really working hard and trying to put our names out there locally. Also, I would like to thank of course Type Girl (Now Queens Entertainment), my modeling agency is everything. But generally everyone inspires me so kudos to them and for supporting CHIK.