Florida A&M graduate Latoya Chambliss launched her first public relations boutique company, L.BlissPR.
Her company specializes in a variety of services, such as brand development and awareness, event planning and image consulting. Her clients include author Jacquelyn Porter, NFL player William Gay and DJ Bo Weezy.
Launching a business on her own was a difficult but attainable task, and Chambliss said she is confident that her professors at FAMU prepared her for this.
“FAMU taught me humility, to take responsibility for my actions and to take pride in myself,” Chambliss said.
Her event, “Chapter 1: All About You,” included beauty, fashion and fitness advice catered to women in the Tallahassee area. The women were greeted and given a raffle ticket, a diagram for eye makeup and a sheet of paper for note-taking.
Chambliss and her staff catered to guests, making sure they were comfortable with refreshments before the event began. She said she wanted to be sure that hospitality and attention to detail were key aspects in her event.
“This is like my baby, my first event,” Chambliss said to the crowd. “If you have any dreams, all you have to do is go for it.”
After Chambliss offered encouragement to those in attendance, the beauty and makeup portion of the event began. Tips throughout this segment included ensuring individuals were washing their brushes to avoid spreading bacteria directly to the face, as well as the negative effects of using synthetic makeup brushes and, most importantly, establishing a skin care regimen.
Guests received advice and tips from two personal trainers. At the end of that segment, one of the trainers, O’Neal Brown, coined the phrase, “What’s beauty without a little booty?” and provided ways for women to exercise their hips and thighs to gain the buttocks of their dreams without breaking a budget.
“It was very informative, and the atmosphere is nice,” said Adrienne Jones, a woman who attended the event. “Fitness and hair were my favorite parts tonight.”
Hair and fashion were the last segments of the night. Guidelines on how to care for natural, relaxed and colored hair were among the topics. Models dressed in trendy clothes were included as well. Trends such as peplum dresses, neon, color block, print and a crowd-favorite called bondage dresses were all featured.
Many guests, such as Alexis Howard, felt the event was informative and successful.
“I think this is a great event,” Howard said.
As the evening came to an end, Chambliss’ grandmother presented her with a sentimental gift to show her support. The room was filled with smiles and warmth as Chambliss embraced her grandmother to show her appreciation.
Chambliss said she was pleased with how the evening went and looks forward to empowering and enhancing the lives of women through more informational events.
“This was just a vision, and to see it unfold is awesome,” Chambliss said.
For more information or business inquiries, visit www.Lblisspr.com or email Lblisspr@gmail.com.