Monday, February 7, 2011

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire!!


So we're here!! We got here safe and sound thank God. Thankfully, our journey was stress free. The munchkins slept for the most part of the journey, in fact they both slept all through the connecting flight from ATL to Houston, saving me from the temptation to go chemical on them :o)

We got some stress from naija customs and immigration cos they claimed that my fabrics and trimmings were not "exportable items"... there was no way I was going to leave about 5 boxes filled with Ankara, Sequins, Stones, Laces, Raw silk, thread and zippers that cost me a fortune to buy behind, so I paid 'tax' as they called it.....thankfully I got waivers on excess luggage fees on a couple of boxes :o) You should've seen our luggage! 13 boxes or so... D was like "are you sure you really need all this stuff?"hmmm... to think that I even left some stuff behind!!! I packed just one box for the munchkins, One and a half for myself...err make that two and a half ;o), one box of food... did I hear you ask what was in the other boxes??? Fabric, thread and everything else I would need to start my fashion business! I brought some ready-to-wear shift dresses and patchwork skirts too, so if you're reading this and you're in the US, send in your orders and I'll give you a "blogspot" discount.

I need to figure out how to make my website more "e-commerce compliant", so if you have any suggestions, please share. In the meantime, I'll put up pics of the stuff I have here as soon as we move into our place and I can unpack properly. There's lots of stuff you'll love. I"ll also be taking custom orders, so drop me a line at if you want anything.

We're all seriously jet lagged though, so we've been drifting in and out of lalaland... there's a thousand and one things to sort out... car, apartment, appointments with paediatrician and dentist to name a few... I'll have my hands full for sure. I expect things to go really well though, cos God's grace is sufficient. My plan is to throw myself straight into my work, so I can channel all the creative energy I have into making 'feel good clothes' for women who are not afraid to live out loud :o)

America, Gbemisoke is here!!!

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.~~Arnold H. Glasow


  1. Here's wishing you success as u settle into ur new home.

    P.S: im not happy that i didnt get a chance to own one of ur designs b4 the reloccation.

  2. Sisto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! miss u so much already... didnt call just before ur flight cos i didnt want to say goodbye. Glad to know u guys had a smooth trip and arrived safely. LOL @ 'go chemical on them'. Love u lots..and so so PROUD of you :-)

    Your one and only lil' sis

  3. glad to know you arrived safely. U could look for a fashion school there or something and do a will help you, with exposure and meeting people in the fashion industry. keep up the good work.

  4. Ha! Is it 11 days already lol...glad to know that you got in safe and sound. Prepare yourself my dear cos I know you will excel over there... I mean if u've been able to beat the odds here in Naija then Houston will be a pieceá cake and dont worry your bag is comming on nicely *wink* *wink*

  5. Hi Gbemisoke,
    By ecommerce compliant I guess you mean to promote your products and drive sales.

    Here are a few suggestions, you may already be doing these but here goes,
    post links with it's url in all the social media networks that you use i.e, have a link on this blog, on your Twitter profile, set up a FB page advertising your products, also establish a Youtube channel doing the same, if you want people to buy directly from you page set up paypal, it's very easy for people to pay with paypal. Finally put your service on Digg, so many people go there and it should drive more sales.
    I hope this helps ; )

  6. yAY! welcome to GOD'S own country!

    We thank GOD for mercy journey.

    i3 boxes???????....hahahhahhaaa... you are one mean serious business woman!..*hi5* o jare!

    Goodluck & GOD bless as you settle down to your new life..xoxo

  7. Welcome.
    may all you do and touch be blessed. Amen!

  8. Thumbs up and all the best luv....I dont blame u with all them boxes jare, afterall, u are indeed a woman on a

  9. Yay!!! Welcome!

    I wished you all the best *hug*

  10. Dear Gbemi, am glad to hear that, youm hubby, munckins and suitcases arrived safely. I admire your drive and focus and look forward to seeing Ggemisoke at NY Fashion week! Yeah Baby!! Nkem

  11. @PET
    Thanks dear. I'm still working on a solution to get you a 'gbemisoke' oh :o)

    Awwww :'(
    You're such a sweetie. It's only a few more months before y'all visit, so see you soon xoxoxo

    Thanks for the advice. I'll explore that option. I appreciate xxx

    Thanks dear. I'm already dreaming of my bag oh! I trust you ;o)

    Thanks a lot for taking time out to give me such detailed tips! I'll try these out and I'll let you know.

  12. @Ibhade
    Thx a lot. Hi 5 right back.

    AMEN. Thanks

    Serious mission oh! Thanks dear xxx

    Huge hug right back. Thanks dear

    Yeah baby! NYFW here we come. Welcome to blogville dear

  13. babe 13 boxes oga ju those pple in "the abroad" won't know what has hit them o!!! Glad to hear you and yours arrived safely. i really really respect your drive madam, you inspire me. God has already given you the land (i mean after managing to move 13 boxes through customs!!!lol) na only enjoyment remain look forward to seeing you on runways God bless

  14. Wishing you all the very very best, I couldn't help but smile when I read your "About me" - love it!!!

    Have a blessed weekend and thanks again for dropping by:)!



  15. Welcome to H-Town, wishing you all the best.

  16. @Adunni
    You've got me cracking up girl!!! to think we met on this blog and it seems like I've known you since I was a child! God bless you for me. New York Fashion Week, here we come! I'll send you an invite.

    Thanks. I really do like your blog. Refreshing xxx

    Thanks a lot.. I sent you a twitter DM


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