It would take more than a pose to get heads turn, your fabric, design, or style has to do the talking and Beau Et Glam Signatures has brought elegance and class to the fashion world.
Exquisite Magazine took out time to have an interview with Tomilola Oyesiji, the CEO of Beau Et Glam Signatures and she granted our request.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
My name is Tomilola Oyesiji, I’m a lawyer and a fashion designer. I’m a mum to a very cute two-year-old boy and a strong believer in Christ.
I’m quite calm but very fun to be with, it’s never a dull moment with me.
I love to dress up and go out but I don’t do that often because of my busy schedule. I’ve always loved fashion even as a child and I’m very choosy with what I put on my body, I believe your outfit helps with the impression people have about you.
As a person, I believe in being true to one’s self, honesty, contentment, and kindness.
HOW AND WHEN DID YOUR JOURNEY BEGIN?
I had always loved looking good and always had fashion ideas in my head but I was still busy studying law.
So after law school, I found myself always making custom outfits for myself and people complimented them. I used to style friends too sometimes so I knew there was something for me in fashion.
In 2014 December, I had just finished NYSC and was trying to get a Job as a lawyer, I decided to start the business, I told all my friends about it and a few of them trusted me and patronized me. From then on, it’s been an amazing journey.
WHAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
My signature style is elegance and class. I love when an outfit doesn’t have too much going on but has significant details and looks very beautiful. Less is more.
WHO ARE YOUR IDEAL TARGET AUDIENCE?
My ideal target audience are young ladies between the ages of 18-45 who love fashion, know what they want in life, and are go-getters.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BEST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
When I made my best friend’s wedding dress (a really big ball gown), she trusted me with all her wedding outfits actually and they were all very beautiful.
Doing this interview with your magazine is also one of my best moments, it’s a big deal for me.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
Two cases of very bad clients, one of them ordered a signature outfit (high waist pants and crop top) after she received it she came dashing to my place to cause a scene and even hit me in the process.
She claimed I made the wrong thing for her and she looked bad. I successfully made her wear the outfit in front of me after so much trouble, lo and behold, this woman wore the pants as a low waist and she had a big tummy welp!
I had to teach her to wear the outfit properly in order to conceal her tummy. Of course, I had a Law Firm send her a letter for assaulting me.
ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR RESPONSE FROM CUSTOMER SATISFACTION?
I’ll say 8, no one is perfect, one can only keep aiming for perfection. I hate to have a dissatisfied customer so I always do everything possible to get great results.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BRAND DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
I’ll say our attention to detail, choice of fabrics(I never choose a bad fabric as I have eyes for great fabrics and I always source them myself, always!), our fits are always great even when the customer doesn’t come for a fitting, we never make a bad outfit.
Most importantly customer service, I make all my customers my friends and maintain good relationships with them.
KINDLY SHARE TIPS TO STAY SUCCESSFUL IN THIS BUSINESS
Always look for ways to better your craft, if it means paying to learn things you don’t know do it, don’t joke with great staff; do everything you can to get great hands and keep them.
Also, invest in social media marketing and be consistent with your business page. Most importantly work towards increasing your returning customers by always satisfying them.
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO START-UPS THAT HAVE A SIMILAR VISION AS YOU DO?
Keep dreaming big and aiming higher, keep doing what you’re doing, and don’t give up even when it gets tough, one day you’ll be noticed and breakthrough.
Most importantly rely heavily on God, He alone can give you everything you want and need.
SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU
Hmm, let me see…
1. I’m a movie freak, I’m always watching something interesting.
2. I was once a rave club member in uni, but not for long tho lol! I couldn’t let it affect my studies.
3. I love shopping, even when it’s for work I love it.
4. I love food, it makes me happy lol.
5. I’m a sweet tooth.
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