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

Hi Temeka, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The one idea behind starting my own business was originated from my love for fashion. I would create fabulous pieces in my head, and later try to find items close to what I envisioned. The omission of not being able to find these items were a bit frustrating; infact, the feeling of being annoyed pushed me to create and initiate my own clothing business. I accepted that the beginning of my journey may not be exactly what I hoped for, but I knew I had to start somewhere. 2018, I aligned the legal aspects of my business, and that year I became a online business owner.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’m not afraid to be different or a risk taker. Business is about taking the leap to express your creativity, setting trends, and possibly failing. I’ve learned that failing gives me the opportunity to acquire knowledge to succeed. I’m most proud about expressing my own personal style and having my daughter, Akivia Blue as a business partner. I’ve learned that on the other side of fear awaited my arrival, and that is what helped me to get to where i am business wise. A whole lot of praying and risk taking helped me to overcome the many challenges that i’ve encountered along the way. One lesson that i’ve learned on this venture is to never be afraid to let go of a season that no longer serves me purpose. I want the world to know that business is not about just making money, but producing goods and service that inspires the lives of others, and to create a life doing what you love to do.

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?
If my best friend was visiting the area, my inner impulse for a typical good time in the city would be a spa day ranging from mani-pedi, facials, and a masseuse’s magical hands ironing out tight muscles and over due stress. I have a history of being a shopaholics, so we would cover all the trendy shopping spots. We would visit Fox theatre to enjoy a night of top-billed bands and comedy headliners. I’m not a wildlife type of girl, but we would enjoy a spring celebration of flowers and fine art at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The escape room would certainly be on our list of things to do, Last but not least we would dine at Ray’s on the river to eat and enjoy passing floats and tubes on water.

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?
It’s no secret that my kids play a huge part in my success. They have listened to me, supported me, and even put up with my rants about my dreams long before they were manifested. It’s only right to send a special shout out to my kids, Akivia Blue & Jacobe McCloud. Thanks for making my life delightful, and seeing me as a role model. Aside from kids, God definitely gets the highest recognition for every success story in my life.

Website: www.miqueallure.com and www.temekathomas
Instagram: temekathomas2
Facebook: Temeka S. Thomas

Image Credits
photographer: focus_one_media Hair Stylist: akivia Blue Wardrobe stylist/Owner: Temeka Thomas

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