Dedicated Fashion Mogul & Entrepreneur, Jeneive Cargill, mission is to ensure women feel their optimal best with whatever they put on with quality pieces that exude beauty, fun, and sexiness. This show stopping lady born to Victor and Beatrice Pinnock is adamant about making dreams come true and putting in the work to do so. As an advocate for body positivity, Cargill ensures her boutique has quality pieces that accommodate every client and encourages them to look and feel different at the same time all while being confident about their body and style. Her passion for fashion and shopping steered her to this direction as the stores never quite had the pieces she desired. She turned such a loss into a gain by opening her own boutique.
And though this may be considered a win for Jeneive Cargill it isn’t her most memorable. Walking across the stage to receive her college degree after dropping out many times is actually the memory she holds on to. It was the pivotal moment that showed her with true dedication and perseverance, no matter how long it takes, one can accomplish their dreams. This along with her admiration of Taraji P Henson’s hardwork and dedication pushed her to be the best that she can be in all endeavors of her life; including her company ChicDazz Boutique. Using her expertise in hardwork, consistency, and dedication, her goal is to ensure her boutique is a one top shop for all clients where they can get the perfect outfit, wig and accessories.
But that’s not all! Jeneive Cargill isn’t just a fashion boutique owner but a woman who understands the importance of empowering other women. Her store isn’t just about the material but the feeling that it brings. Encouraging and enlightening women to be their best and do their best is where her heart lies. Going back to that moment where she had to prove to herself that she can accomplish a goal and overcome any obstacle she faces is the momentum she lives in. And from that place is where she pours from; encouraging her clients and all women who come her way to strive to be their best.
Patrice: What makes you a pretty woman that hustles?
Jeneive: Certain principles of life such as acceptance, balance, spiritually and purpose are just a few things that make me a pretty woman. Sticking to certain principles of life and wanting to provide a different environment and financial situation for my children and parents make me hustle each day. The hustle is real and you have to fight for it, especially when you’re a pretty girl. Being pretty sometimes make the hustle harder. So keeping the faith and being myself makes me a pretty women who hustle.
Patrice: How did your journey in business began?
Jeneive: My journey began in my 30’s when I was pursuing my college degree. I was partying a lot, hosting parties and promoting parties. I would always get calls from friends and associates asking me for suggestions about an outfit, or can I find them an outfit. Wanting to look different and standout was the key for many of them. I would search days in and out until I found the perfect look that they were looking for. One day I decided that I would start a clothing business and sell unique pieces. I procrastinated for about two years until one day I was diagnosis with a chronic health condition, which got me thinking how I didn’t start my dreams. So I began my business right after being hospitalized.
Patrice: As a business owner, what challenges did you face along the way?
Jeneive: First challenge I faced was not able to find the right designers and vendors that represented my style and the image for my company. I soon learned that I could travel, research or pay for a vendor list. However, this was not always successful because many of the vendors did not have styles that I was looking for. Other challenges were buying pieces from vendors and upon arrival the materials were horrible and of course returning was a big challenge.
Patrice: Tell us a little bit more about your business and what does it intel.
Jeneive: ChicDazz Boutique is a one stop boutique that sells women and men clothing, hair extensions/wigs, and accessories. Our goal is to make each customer experience different and to match your personality with a style that will compliment your appearance.
Patrice: What types of pieces do you have in your boutique?
Jeneive: There are many custom pieces to choose from. We specializes in glamour evening dresses, cocktail dresses, two-piece sets, romper, and bodysuits, even to that perfect pink short wig, and not forgetting those diamond sparkling earrings that shine money all over. Each piece is unique.
Patrice: To you, what does the word Entrepreneur mean?
Jeneive: Entrepreneur to me means, being able to operate, own and design your company to fulfil your dream. Entrepreneur also for me is taking that risk that you would never take and hustling for it because it’s your goal to become that entrepreneur in fashion because you sleep, walk, dream and live for it.
Patrice: How do you balance your work life, personal life and business life all at the same time?
Jenieve: Sometimes it’s hard trying to manage my life. I operate two businesses today. However, being prioritize is very important and has allowed me to stay functional with work life, business life and personal life. There are times that I have to take myself away from both work life and business life, even thou it’s not often but sometimes I have to take off so I can have self-time. Allowing me to refresh my mind, soul and body. The great part of balancing work life and business life is that I have the options to include my personal life throughout my day.
Patrice: Do you find that to be a challenge for you?
Jenieve: The only time it’s a challenge is when I have to travel back to back. Often times it causes me to get so caught up in the events that I’m doing that I sometimes forget to double check in back at home on my personal life until I see my baby boy face timing me.
Patrice: Where do you see your business in five years?
Jeneive: We are out to become one of the principal global designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic apparel for a broad variety of fashion needs. ChicDazz LLC in the next five years will offer a variety of products, including quality apparel and designs for diverse purposes.
Patrice: What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a business owner/entrepreneur?
Jenieve: My best advice would be to first research, research, research before getting started. It will save so much time while also educating you in what you’re trying to start. Especially as a boutique owner, it’s important to know your competitors and know what they sell. The second advice is stay consistent on your style, cause that’s what set you aside from others.
Patrice: Do you have a favorite fashion designer?
Jenieve: Yes my favorite fashion designer is Dior and Alexandria McQueen.
Patrice: What is next for you and ChicDazz Boutique?
Jeneive: Well ChicDazz Boutique has officially launched online store in December 2020 and is now schedule to open its first storefront in Atlanta, GA in mid-February 2021. ChicDazz Boutique is currently branding its name and working alongside LiveKanvas Studios on upcoming production proposals.
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A storyteller and writer creating her own lane one opportunity at a time! Patrice Rivers is a 9x published author who created her own brand That Riverz Gurl Brand, LLC. Not only is she a certified journalist and freelance writer, but a Sickle Cell survivor and advocate. Patrice created the “Come Learn with Patricia” book series to share her personal testimony of living with SCD. She is also the creator of “Let’s Talk Cell Talk” health platform that also promotes and shares the awareness of SCD. Learn more about Patrice and That Riverz Gurl Brand, LLC by visiting www.thatriverzgurlbrandllc.com. Be sure to follow her on Instagram www.instagram.com/thatriverzgurlbrandllc and the health platform www.instagram.com/letstalkcelltalk