Sondra Celli of TLC's "Bling It On" , and "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" visited my school this past week to give a presentation on bling, gypsies, and the fashion industry! She had very inspiring messages, that if you work hard, and produce, you can make your dreams come true. She pointed out the harsh truth that many people can make pretty drawings on paper, but the difference is being able to actually execute the design. The business world is very competitive and you need to be able to set yourself apart. A suggestion she gave was marketing yourself in a creative way, instead of being stuffy on paper. If you are a Lime Green girl, then send in your resume on Lime Green paper, it will set you apart from every other piece of white paper on the desk.
She started into fashion at a young age, sewing a dress from a pattern for her 8th birthday, traveling Europe as a preteen, and attending design school. She now has created a very successful business for herself. She creates incredible beautiful and unique wedding gowns covered in Swarvoski crystals. Her main clientele are mainly soon to- be Gypsie brides who want outstanding, over the top, loaded with bling gowns. She once even had lights wired into a gown, and has even sold a baby dress covered in glass mirrors! She says that her and her "Blingettes" are willing to bling anything... they have even "blinged" toilet paper. Their favorite thing to bling? She responded with, "Baby things!" She even had a table on display with a baby outfit, baby shoes, and a pacifier, all covered in stones! Beyond adorable!
Some creations from her website at www.sondracelli.com