Working Woman Wednesday. Interview With KM Loungewear & Accessories Owner.

What inspired you to start your lingerie business?

What inspired me to start my lingerie business, was when I was working for a company selling sex toys and other bedroom accessories.  The company provided lingerie also, but there were no women in the catalog that looked like me (African-American) nor were the pieces up to my liking.  So one day I decided to start my lingerie line and cater to women of all races and body sizes.  I started this business back in 2017 while being active duty Air Force.  I encountered a financial hardship while being in the military and struggled for a while.  For maybe a month or so I kept hearing this voice tell me to start my business.  It was me thinking it was impossible with what I was going through financially, I kept putting it off.  One day that voice screamed at me so loud I couldn’t ignore it.  So I took the last $20.00 I had to my name, with all my bills paid over drafted my account and purchased inventory (If you can avoid starting a business this way avoid it).  I presented my inventory on Facebook to people in my hometown and it did well.  Until one day a post of mine went viral, I didn’t have a website and I remember sending invoices to customers.  Some purchased, some didn’t, forcing me to start a website with so little time.  By doing that some people thought it was a scam.  I’ve had some good days with my business and I’ve had some bad days.  I have lost mainly most of the support from my hometown, but gained so much support from others elsewhere.  But I didn’t it knock me off my focus and because of that, KMLA is still standing and getting better every day.

For a first-time buyer, what items would you recommend to purchase from your website?

Some of my favorite looks I would recommend to a first time buyer would be the Black Chyna Lingerie set.  For lounging I would recommend either the 2 piece sets or the onesies.

What is unique about your lingerie?

My lingerie is edgy and different! I have looks for everyone and most looks you will not find in your average retail stores.

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What has been your greatest professional success and biggest setback?

My greatest professional success would starting my business.  The biggest setback I have come across I would say, being a one person business at the moment.  I am looking to create a team in the near future.

What do you want your supporters to know about you?

I want my supporters to know that I care about them, I am trying to provide them with the best top quality customer service and lingerie.  I want them to get that burst of confidence every time they put on a KMLA piece, because it is not for the weak !

Picnic in the park or dinner at a restaurant?

A picnic in the park for sure.  I love sitting outside enjoying a good breeze and sunlight.

Personal chef or personal fitness trainer?

Can I chose both, lol.  I would go with the personal chef, because I looove food.  I would have to have the personal trainer on speed dial to get me back into shape.

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What should every woman try at least once in her life?

Every woman should try a massage at least once.  It’s something about a massage that leaves your body feeling stress free and brand new!

If you were driving cross-country and could only bring one CD, what would it be?

The CD I would chose would be the Tupac “All Eyez on Me” album.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be a doctor. but as I got older I definitely wanted to be an entrepreneur.

What do you wish you had in school that kids have today?

I wish we had more black educators and role models like they do now.

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What are the top three things on your bucket list?

I love to travel, so one of the things on my bucket list would be to travel to Dubai, zip lining, and to become a millionaire.

How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?

Facebook : KM Loungewear & Accessories .  Instagram: @Shopkmla .

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