If you attended our June Girls Night Out at Carolina Ale House in downtown Raleigh, you probably met this beautiful lady. Sylvia West is a local business owner that loves to help women look their best for their wedding day, a special occasion, or just a night out with friends. She has an accessories business called The Fashion Bar! She'll also be joining our vendor lineup for the July event too! Keep reading to find out more about how she got started.
The Fashion Bar is an online boutique that sells bold, eye catching fashion jewelry and bridal accessories.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS:
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT?
In 1984, I opened ,A Lady's Touch, an interior/exterior paint company in Greensboro, North Carolina. I had a small crew which painted most houses and apartments.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS?
My professional goals for the next six months for The Fashion Bar is to continue to grow the online business, increase marketing and advertising and to increase the number of vendor events.
WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?
I have had previous non profit employment in Event Planning, Association Management, and Human Resources. I've enjoyed those and would like to do something in Adult Education or counseling.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
Sometimes I feel like life is a job and in a way.... it is. I believe we are rewarded or blessed for doing what we should do and is right. If you love what you do, then it's hard to call it work. I love what I do (work/life) so it's not hard to balance.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
I LOVE Snapple!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVORITE PLACES IN THE RALEIGH AREA?
I really enjoy North Hills Mall, The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and going to the Theater.
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR RETIREMENT?
To retire comfortably here in North Carolina.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WOMEN THAT WANT TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Write out your dreams and goals and don't let other people discourage you from pursuing your dream.
Connect with The Fashion Bar
The Fashion Bar has something for all occasions! Whether it's Fashion jewelry, Pashmina scarves, special occasion hats, or bridal accessories, we've got you covered!
Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!