Paris for Claire, London for Sharelle
I remember reading UberBlog FashionBombDaily for the very first time and admiring Claire Sulmers. Claire is a gusty, fashionable girl who made good in the Blogging world with her Urban Blog that literally blew all of the other fashion blogs OUT of the water. I would read it daily because I loved fashion. But I also read it everyday because I wanted to be just like Claire! But I was not quite sure of my writing direction or honestly what I had to offer the world! I tried writing about being curvy, entertainment gossip and then I just stopped! I know, biggest mistake ever, but its my life!
In July of 2011 I was laid off. This was the biggest gift that I had ever been given. I had a little etiquette book that I was working on, now I had a huge online Social following and I was ready to really DO this "Blogging" thing! So ClassyBlackGirl.com was born! Over the past two years my platform has shifted in focus but its nice and settled in lifestyle for Upscale Women of Color "category." I get blessed with Guest Bloggers from time to time and this Blog has given me opportunities to interview some awesome people, go to fabulous parties, and make my opinion KNOWN to the WORLD!
I say "Blogger" proudly when people ask me what I do! But I always look back at TheFashionBombOnline.com and wonder how did it happen for Claire like that?
How did she Blow Up?? Well she went to Paris, France. Paris = Fashion and Claire lived there for a time. She lived there so long that us bloggers would be talking about the fact that she was there. I mean we call her Claire like Madonna or Beyoncé. She doesn't need a last name. She is just that fabulous!
So when I saw this opportunity just to visit London, a place that is ON my Bucket List, I was MORE than excited! I was thinking. What if going to London and meeting other Bloggers could make my platform truly WORLDWIDE?
I am dedicated to showing that Black Women's lives are more than what you see on TV. I love Celebrity Gossip like the next girl, but I want the world to know that Black Girls:
* Need Skin Care Advice * Get Married * Drink Wine * Think that Matthew McConaughey is cute * Wonder How Beyoncé and Kate Middleton always manage to look perfect * Have cutesy drinks while watching Reality TV * And are Classy!
Going to London for ClassyBlackGirl would be my first trip out of the country, and I would be repping my Blog all the way. Taking pictures, sending back more than shots of Big Ben but taking pictures and enjoying all of the sights that I could take in! And meeting people that I would never have the opportunity to share with had I NOT won this contest!
Its London for Sharelle
And...I would get a shot at being "Claire." Get a shot at sharing my Classy Fabulous Urban Brand with the world and prove that Black Girls ARE Classy and that even when there are hurdles that ClassyBlackGirls Dreams DO come true!
London For Classy Black Girl? I would go crazy if I won this contest!...So YES, Its Most Certainly London for THIS ClassyBlackGirl!
Please check out this video and PLEASE, choose me. I will make you proud, Social Fabric!
Sharelle D. Lowery