Today we’d like to introduce you to Chanika Campbell.
Chanika, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always enjoyed putting together various outfits with the perfect accessories to match. This lit a desire in me to own and operate my own clothing boutique but the timing never seemed right for me to launch. When I had my son, Kayson, who is now four years old I began styling him in different outfits and even launched a fashion and lifestyle blog on Instagram called @MrFashionBaby which is geared toward your everyday millennial mother. I used this avenue to post my son in various outfits, styled by me. I thought to myself if we as adults can be stylish why can’t our kids! I thought it would be great to have a brand that allowed someone to style their child (or any child in their life) in clothing and accessories that are fun, affordable, and stylish. Through this Styled by Fashion Baby was born.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road to launching and running my business has never been a smooth one. I am a full time registered nurse currently working in a pediatric intensive care unit and I recently completed my Master’s degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I put my business dreams on hold to accomplish these things. I’m engaged and a full- time mother to a busy 4-year old with our 2nd child on the way. Needless to say my life is quite the juggling act and there is hardly ever a dull moment. I put my calendar and planner to good use! Some days it can be a struggle to find a workable life balance but with a supportive fiancé and family, I am able to always push forward and I try to remember to ask for help if I really need it.
Please tell us about Styled by Fashion Baby.
I own and operate a children’s clothing boutique where I pride myself on a brand that offers affordable and stylish clothing and accessory options for your everyday child. I’m also really proud of the customer service I offer my customers. I really do care about aiding my shoppers to make purchasing as easy as possible. I’m so willing to go above and beyond to answer any questions they may have. I carry clothing mainly for babies and children ages 0-6 years old but my shop also has some pieces for older children and pre-teens as well. Unlike many other children’s boutiques, I also incorporate some mommy and me sets and awesome pieces for mom (or really any woman!). I love that I am able to incorporate my first love, women’s fashion into my brand…
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I don’t know if I have an absolute favorite memory from childhood but two things I can pinpoint are going on yearly family vacations especially the long road trips! I love road trips. I also loved getting my outfit for the first day of school together each year, well pretty much my outfit for every day of the year!
- Website: www.styledbyfashionbaby.com
- Phone: 201-844-8960
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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