This week's Most Notorious Talent is the creator of one of my favorite blogs/websites: BossChicFiles! I met her through mutual followers on Twitter and started keeping up with her page. She's an awesome person and I'd like for all of our Notorious Readers to get to know her better...
•What's your name and where are you from?
My name is DeShanta Hairston but I’m mostly known as Shants or my blog name LaBellaBoss. I’m from probably the smallest city in Virginia called Martinsville.
•When did you become inspired to create The Boss Chic Files?
I started the Boss Chic Files back in November 2010 and ironically it wasn’t my idea. One of my best friends made the suggestion to me to start a blog and I just ran with it. I’ve always had a love for fashion and can be found constantly searching the web for the latest scoop on celebrities and trends. I’m an avid fashion magazine buyer. And I’ve always kept a diary since I could remember. I guess my friend recognized these passions in me and sparked the light to the fire. At the time, I knew absolutely nothing about blogging and I actually hate working with computers!
•What can we look for from BossChicFiles in the future?
I have a lot of exciting things in store for the Boss Chic Files in the months to come. I’m in the process of planning a social for teenage girls in my area, which will bring light to social issues amongst their age group. We’re looking to have the first meeting in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’ll focus on that and plan to let the girls make personalized breast cancer bracelets. We also plan to cover the basics on where they should be during this time of the school year in preparing for college plus provide unique ideas for Halloween costumes.
With the blog itself, I am currently expanding the topics and working on posting blogs daily on the site. I’m in the process of finding a second writer to help with that. I’d like to work my way up to have the Boss Chic Files host a fashion show for my area soon. If all goes well with the first social I’d like to make it a regularly thing, maybe monthly if possible. I definitely have a lot in the works and my friends are constantly feeding me ideas so hopefully it will always work out under God’s will.
•What makes someone a "Boss", in your own words?
A boss is someone who owns who they are. You don’t have to fit a specific standard or look; being a boss is being you and being self-confident in everything you do. A boss is humble, well-respected, and a go-getter. They have their priorities together and always get it done, whatever it may be. They have strong mentalities backed up with drive and focus on getting to the next level instead of getting comfortable where they are.
•What makes you and Boss Chic Files so NOTORIOUS??
I’m the epitome of a rebel so I definitely think I’m notorious lol. But seriously, I truly have a free spirit. I’m moved by passion and majority of my writings come from a source of some sort of inspiration. I have to be touched by something in order to be able to write. As long as I have that flame in me, I don’t think I can go wrong. I believe that anything that is driven by passion is spiritual; therefore, I know that as long as I use that as my source of writing, my work will always stay true to the real me.