Nov 24, 2013

Liz & Bee: 'Retail and Cocktails' One Year Anniversary

Last weekend I attended "Retail and Cocktails" a shopping event for an online boutique by the name of Liz and Bee, in celebration of its one year anniversary.  Liz and Bee was started by two young women by the names of Bianca and Bridgette Tatum, graduates of Clark Atlanta University. With backgrounds in business and fashion, these two ladies knew that they could make a mark within the fashion industry and by providing exclusive high fashion, apparel, and accessories they have done just that! The boutiques merchandise caters to all women and consists of high quality items at an affordable price.

Recently, I had the lovely opportunity to interview these two talented and ambitious women. Below is the interview as well as a few photographs from the event. Also, be sure to check out their website here and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @LizandBee.

A: What advice do you have for other young business women hoping to one day own their own business? 
LB: We would tell all young women to start TODAY, now! There will never be a "perfect" time, life will always happen, you just have to go with your gut and follow your dreams.

A: What was the inspiration (or type of style) behind the "Uptown Exchange" line?
LB: The inspiration behind Uptown Exchange is high fashion. Most retailers have an exclusive line that is inspired by Avant-Garde looks, we wanted to give Liz & Bee the exact same objective. 

A: Where do you see Liz&Bee in the next five years?
LB: In 5 years, Liz & Bee will have  store front in Atlanta, and working on a second in another large city. We want to do more than just sell clothing, we want to eventually design our own line that is inspired by our own personal style.

A: What type of woman does Liz&Bee cater to? 
LB: Liz & Bee caters to any woman with style. Generally the woman is between the ages of 17 and 35. We like to create looks that can be achieved in the office but also transitions to after 5 affairs. 

A: What is your favorite part about owning a business? 
LB: Our favorite part about owning a business is having full control over creativity and style, though this sounds wonderful, it takes passionate and ambitious people to become entrepreneurs. 

A: If you could pick any celebrity to represent or be the face of your boutique, who would it be? 
LB: This is a difficult question, I would like someone with class, style, integrity and inspires the youth. We'd have to go with Lauren "Keke" Palmer. She's young, beautiful and has a great sense of fashion. We feel as if she would be the essence of what Liz & Bee is as a brand.