We had the good fortune of connecting with Michele Gray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michele, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process for starting Couture4u Women’s Boutique. Was giving women a voice through their fashion. All women have that desire to feel and look beautiful without having to pay a high cost and couture fashion. And that was my goal to give women of all sizes that beautiful couture look with a very affordable price tag to go with it. Because being a fashion style for the last 30 plus years you know what and how a woman wants to feel and look at the same time.
What should our readers know about your business?
Couture4u Womens Boutique is a Unique Boutique. We specialize in women of all sizes. That is what sets us apart from others. We have a 70s since of couture style that fib with your new waive of couture fashion at affordable cost. I have been blessed to get to where I’m business-wise because of the long relationship i have in the fashion world as a Model, owning a modeling agency, & a fashion stylist for the last 30 plus years. It was not easy at times. But that is when you trust in your faith and you push through because having the dreams you have don’t always come easy that’s life. What I’m most proud of is Being a Black woman in the business and never waiving from what I want for myself and my family and staying true to my word. on everything that I do. The way I deal with any challenges in my life is to remove myself from the matter by praying about the matter at hand and seeking God on the challenge and moving in his order.. The lesson I have learned along the way is to trust yourself at all times. And don’t be afraid to say you don’t know something if you don’t know and ask questions. What I would like the world to know about me and my brand is I’m a Beautiful black queen that works very hard on her dreams and always stayed true to herself and others & know me. You know that my brand is POWER for all women.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spot in the city is. Atlantic Station. Because there are so many amazing things to do. They have a lot of my favorite eating places, shopping, sightseeing and you get to meet people from different cities. And I love to hear about where other people are from and what brought them here.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I must start this shoutout with praise of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It has always been him and not me. I thank him for the loving husband I’ve been blessed with for the last 15 years Mr. Willie Gray and the love and support from my children that allow me to do what I love. I would like to thank my bestfriend/sister Ms. Jackie Banks that has always had my back for the last 30 plus years with no question asked. And I will always love her for that. Because it takes a village behind you to help you succeed in life.
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