In the words of Benji Brown’s character Kiki, “Happy Saturdee!” LOL! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend so far. If you’ve got shopping on your list of to-do’s, I’ve got a great boutique for you to add to the list! Some of you may know Sky Unikue’s Elegant Boutique from my previous posts on the Discreet Elegance Runway Fashion Show, but who you don’t know is the beauty and brains behind the brand. She’s a full-time nurse by day and fashpreneur at all other times. When I say all other times, I mean ALL other times. I’ve emailed her at almost 2am, and she’s still up! Creative people rarely ever sleep. I won’t keep you waiting any longer though, let’s meet Sky!
Name: Sky Unikue
Current city: Brandon, FL
Fashion business name/description: My business is named after myself- Sky Unikue’s Elegant Clothing Boutique
Hobbies: My hobbies are spending time w/ my son, blogging, and reading
Describe your style in 3 words: Simple, yet trendy and elegant
Inspiration for starting a fashion business: I have always had an intense passion for style and knew that one day I would become a fashion designer. Although I’m a medical professional, I work in an office setting. With that being said, I found it very difficult for young professional woman to find places to shop and find attire that is elegant and trendy. Most places cater to older women or teenage females. I want to give professional women my age a variety of chic apparel that’s elegant and stylish.
Personal and business goals: I have set a long list of short term and long term goals; however, the main goal I am currently focused on is growing Sky Unikue’s Elegant Clothing Boutique into a store front here in the Brandon/Riverview area.
Favorite designers/stylists: Although I like many designers, I find Betsey Johnson to be the most intriguing. Her style is so unique and bold. She uses a lot of contrasting colors and patterns which I find to be very eye-catching, and I’m a big fan of her handbags.
Favorite places to shop: I actually don’t have a favorite place to shop. I’m a big online shopper and pretty much buy whatever it is that I like. When I shop, I don’t go out looking for one particular item or color. I just browse through websites or stores and purchase things as I browse. Eventually, I will find something to go with it. However, if I had to choose a place, I would say ModCloth. The designers featured on that site have very elegant and sexy dresses that I doubt you will find in your average department store. I always find something to purchase when I visit that website.
Favorite fashion quote: My favorite fashion quote was said by Rachel Zoe: “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” Sadly, this is very true. Before we even get to know people, they are judged by how they look, the clothes they are wearing, and the way it’s being worn. Although, it may NOT specify WHO you are, people base your looks/attire on whether or not they want to get to know you or work with you.
Top 3 favorite pieces from your boutique for Summer 2014: I LOVE dresses! For this season, you will find a variety of summer dresses for all styles and sizes. (see top 3 below)
Keep up with Sky on social media!
I hope you all find a Sky Unikue’s Elegant Clothing Boutique treasure to add to your wardrobe as the store sells tops, skirts, dresses, pants, curvy size, swimwear, and shoes at incredibly reasonable prices. My personal favorite is the All White Romper. Share a photo of your purchase with us on Instagram using #ILoveSkyUnikues!