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I WAS ASKED WHO YOU DESIGNED YOUR PIECES FOR?

And… I was asked who you designed your pieces for?

My designs are for elegant, sophisticated, independent women, with a strong personality but also with a great heart.
This year we turned 15 years old since Evelyn Brooks Designs launched its operations in 2004.
Clients like Mrs. Frances Crespo, one of my first customers, who has surprised me wearing one of my early designs for her professional photo shoot.

Women like her motivate me, she has my pieces for years, it is one of her favorite pieces and she still remembers me. All this and more helps this mompreneur to keep going.
In many ways this hard working lady Frances Crespo, who is also an entrepreneur formerly from Puerto Rico, who has been recognized for her work in many opportunities, she is a clear example that success doesn’t happen overnight, you can build it with your own actions and always having the right people surrounding you.

Cheers for 15 more years of EBD, and for all those beautiful projects in 2019

Frances thank YOU for your trust and preference over the years. Even though we don’t get to see each other often; respect and admiration are always there for you.

BY FRANCES CRESPO …

51311824_10156148836968177_4137478391513219072_nI love supporting other women business owners. Evelyn Brooks and I met in Washington DC when she was starting her jewelry design company about the same time I started mine 15 yrs ago. I’m excited to see that we are still doing our thing and being influencers for good in our communities and respective industry. The piece of jewelry that I’m wearing is from her first collection, it’s one of my favorite pieces and I knew I had to wear for my first professional photo shoot. Keep up the amazing work you are doing, and let’s keep supporting one another!

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End of the weekly grind and so much to be thankful. When you are following your dreams of being an influencer for good, you have to get out of your own way and be seen which is hard for me because I’m very happy working in the background and being behind the scenes. Being seen is the only way you are going to effect change.

Esmeralda Heras, thanks for being so patient with me during my first professional photo shoot, the pictures are out of this world beautiful. You have an amazing gift to capture the essence of the soul that only you can see through your camera lens. I’m amazed at how beautiful they turned out and how patiently you waited for that faint smile underneath my cowboy hat to show an appearance.

Evelyn Brooks, thanks for using my picture to celebrate 15th years of you being in business. It’s an honor for me to wear your jewelry because I know you represent the professional business women, working hard every day doing great things not only in business but in your community as well.

Shirley Solis, thanks for believing in me. I’m so excited to be a guest speaker at your next Shirley Solis- Live Life! event in April. You have such a heart and passion to see women heal from the inside out and I wouldn’t be doing this without your trust and support, more like a big push!

“If you are going to be an influencer for good, you need to be seen!” ~Frances

#influencerforgood #needtobeseen #strongbusinesswoman

Photo credit: Heras & Company Photography

The answer to my question is YES, YES, YES! In fact, not only mompreneurs, but all those interested in growing their knowledge in the fast-paced social media world. Hispanicize is certainly a great fit for mompreneurs, especially those who look to grow their business from doing social media marketing and learning how important it is to stay in business. Even if as a mompreneur you hire someone to manage your social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc; you need to understand what people want to hear from you, you need to understand what kind of content matters to your customers, or simply understand how to measure the impact your posts are having as well as understand how analytics works.

My Personal Story

Now let me explain you from day one why it was one of the BEST conferences I have attended this year.

I was super anxious to set up my booth and get it ready to look super pretty for all those influencers coming to the DiMe Media Summit. So I arrived at the airport and went straight to the Rubell Family Collection to set up my booth, right next to Lansinoh and Visit Philadelphia. After I was done setting up everything, I left and tried to go to bed early because the next morning my day would start at 6am.

1st Day

By 7:30 am the influencers, special guests, and speakers began to arrive. The day was filled with so much enthusiasm and great energy from the different panels. Many people were waiting to hear one of my three favorites speakers together in one stage. Don’t ask me why but sometimes you just can connect with people and laugh and laugh as if you were friends for ever, then you talk to them and have things in common, that is my story with Lorraine Ladish.

Then with Gaby Natale, Emmy award winner, host and executive producer of the TV program SuperLatina, whom I have heard about, but didn’t meet her in person, and I didn’t meet her until my second day at Hispanicize, when she came to my booth took a picture with me and even tweet about her love for my jewelry designs, I couldn’t believe she would actually do her own tweets, I thought she had someone else but again there was a complete mediapreneur and celebrity blogger who DID IT ALL.

More About My 1st Day…

Oh and how can I forget Martin Llorens, whom I met a few years ago in Miami during the National Hispana Leadership Institute conference, where he was launching his first book “Descubre tu estilo : Tu guia para vestir mejor”,  he’s always been super nice and always easy to talk to, he is a very well known writer, tv personality having his own TV program called HOLA MARTIN and works for one of the most watched Univision programs “Despierta America”.

The three of them inspired us in many ways, with different ideas on how to live a more meaningful life, how to live to your fullest, how to reinvent yourself and simply continue to GROW personally and professionally.

Maria Celeste Arraras, Chiqui Delgado were great panel. Among other famous influencers, fashion celebrities and more. We also had the opportunity to mix and mingle with well-known musicians and artists at “La Music” suite. I also got to meet Jon Secada, Boyz Wonder, Elvis Crespo among other up and coming music artists.

The day ended with a fabulous fashion show and the “Juanes concert”.

The 2nd Day

The 2nd day was filled with interested conferences with subjects like:

  • Understanding your google analytics
  • Drove video training
  • Finding your voice to make a difference and impact your audience
  • How to work with key travel brands among other interested subjects
  • Highlights of the day was the Latinovator lunch with Laurie Hernandez, US Olympic gimanistic Gold & Silver Medalist.                                                                                                                                                  Check out the event schedule http://hispanicizeevent.com/schedule/ – so next time you don’t miss being part of Hispanicize.

My 3rd Day

My third day started really early. I was thinking all day of ways to make earrings for Micayla De Ette for her night’s movie premiere of Hold On. She had already purchased an EBD bracelet and wanted large huayruro hoop earrings that will match her bracelet. So I created earrings for her using our popular expandable good luck bracelets; totally clever, right? but it all worked out and she was super happy with there hoops:)

We arrived at the premier of HOLD ON at the Lincoln Theater. The movie kept everyone engaged and the movie content was so STRONG and POWERFUL, that left us with many tears to see and realize how life it isn’t easy for everyone. I was inspired by a quote I read from Micayla De Ette HOLD ON TIGHT… Good things are comin…from Hispanicize at the premiere of Hold On: The Movie and guess who wore Evelyn Brooks Designs Peruvian huayruros jewelry, main character Micayla Dette. A night full of emotions that made me think no matter what,  EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

My 4th Day

By day four I was literally exhausted but a big day ahead awaited and the most anticipated Tecla Awards will be happening at night. http://hispanicizeevent.com/events/tecla-awards/

That day I had the opportunity to mix and mingle with well-known musicians and artists at “La Music” suite.  I had been a fan of Elvis Crespo, and this is where I got to meet him as well as John Secada.

I have countless memories that I will treasure forever from my first Hispanicize and I hope is not the last;)

I will hopefull see you all there very soon.

Sincerely

Evelyn Brooks