Sunday, March 27, 2016

NANADIARIES: Liyana Kay Boutique 001

Since I first started my online business in 2012, I always dream of having my own boutique. It doesn't have to be big and fancy, but good and cozy enough to cater my customers locally and internationally. Yup, you read it right! It's has also been a dream of mine to cater to the international market too!

Alhamdulillah today, one of my dream is becoming a reality

A month ago, as I was telling my parents about how my business is doing currently, (yup, daddy's always interested in how my business is doing. It's a "businessman thing" I guess :P) I told them that I'm planning to open up a boutique next year and he said "why not now?"

To others, what he said sounded just like a normal question but somehow to me, it sounded more like a challenge. "yea, why not now?", I said and unconsciously my fingers already started googling for shop to rent on my smartphone.

Opening a boutique is not an easy task. I first wanted to open up a vendor concept boutique  but after a thorough discussion with my advisers (mum and dad), I decided to go for a normal kind of clothing boutique. To be honest, it's scary and overwhelming as hell but inshaa Allah, with Allah's will, everything will become easier.

... to be continued.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

NANAWEARS : Black & White Kinda Day.

Another Saturday spent in my temp office finalizing the EID2016 collection and some stuffs for my  first physical boutique, Liyana Kay Boutique that will be operating in May 2016 inshaa Allah.

Having your own clothing line may seem glamorous and fun but it's never an easy task. I still remember back in 2014, due to the hectic schedule, running here and there every day, I almost gave up on my dream. Dream of having my own physical boutique and being one of the world recognized clothing line. Then I realized, this is what I really want and no matter how busy life's gonna be, I have to stay grounded and do what I love just to fulfill my dream.

Running one business is never easy. Let alone TWO! In January 2016, SCARVES by LIYANA KAY was launched. I know I'm going to be two times busier now but I guess I'm used to the busy schedule. In fact, it feels weird when I'm not busy! Don't get me wrong. It's exhausting but since I'm doing what I love, I can't really complain.

So, what is your dream?

Black Abaya | Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Clutch | A gift from my brother

PS// I am so in love with this simple black abaya I can literally wear it every day!