How did you come up with the name Roqstar?
Several years ago I use to ride motorcycles with an older crowd who rode Harleys. They always called me rock star because I never looked or acted like a biker chick. I was always teased because whenever I rode, I always wore clothing that sparkled so much it blinded folks. I always had to look like a star no matter the weather or event.
What makes Roqstar Boutique unique?
My boutique is unique because I sell one-of-a-kind items that are handmade. I try to bless other artists in the city who are aspiring seamstress and artists by promoting their products in my boutique. I currently carry lines from: Shasham 3, Kevin West, So Anxious Clothing, Fiafiline and Righteous Clothing.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue the same business?
Be patient! Make sure you are willing to sacrifice some of your wants and needs to focus on this destiny. The life looks glamorous and fun, but it can be stressful at times. There have been so many days where I wanted to just throw my hands up and say forget it. At the end of the day I think about what I came from and where I am now. I refuse to go backwards.
What do you consider a fashion “no-no”?
I honestly don’t have many fashion no-no’s because I feel people should express themselves through their clothing. If it’s 90 degrees outside and you want to rock your Uggs with a pair of denim shorts, do it!
What do see in the horizon for Roqstar Boutique?
I see great things in the future for Roqstars Boutique. I see opening Roqstars Boutique No. 2, and within the next few months my husband will be launching the men’s line.
Does Roqstar Boutique offer any special services?
Currently Roqstars has a professional make-up artist who provides great service for weddings or girl’s night out. I am glad to have Ericka Barnett, a well-known independent artist to work in my shop. You can call Roqstars at any time and set up an appointment with Ericka.
7255 North Keystone Avenue