Today we’d like to introduce you to Khadizah Amos.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Well, I thought someday I would be in the medical field I also I always had a passion for fashion growing up. I knew I wanted to be in the fashion industry and I thought it would be modeling. I am caring and have an interest in the medical field I studied phlebotomy while working for Macy’s at 17 and that is where I found my love for lingerie.
I use to watch my grandmother’s hand sew when I was young and pretty much picked up that skill there. When I was pregnant with my daughter at 19 I started planting the seeds of owning my own business. I didn’t know the ends and outs or where to even start. I kept a journal and would jot all my ideas down, from what type of lingerie I wanted, what I wanted my business to stand for, and even down to wanting my employees to be more like a family. When I gave birth to my daughter A LOT CHANGED.
My body was very odd looking that’s the part everybody leaves out. I had to fall in love with myself all over again. Little did I know as I was planting seeds in my business I was also watering my flaws, building back my own self-confidence without even realizing it. After about 2 years of just writing in a book, I then stepped out of my comfort zone and got introduced to the sewing machine.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Of course not. There were times I thought I knew what I was doing when it came to business when in reality I didn’t but it was ok because I was learning. Some things I faced were of course balancing mom life and work life. It was hard for me to also trust because that caused my road to being bumpy.
I went through a lot of trauma from business relations, to friendships, and even romantic relationships. I started to close off which isn’t good. This all started my healing journey. I always say healing is inevitable it taught me that being closed off would block blessings, to let go, and to always love myself and others. I showered myself with the proper love and respect that allows me to be open and receive.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m the fashion designer that makes candles. When I first started sewing it was just bras, panties, leotards things of that nature. Over time I started to drift to sexy wear like dresses 2pc outfits and from sexy wear to even bridal wear.
Once I made my first bridal garment it opened the door to gowns. I also make massage oil candles. The candles are organic nontoxic made with soy wax and essential oils. My candles reduce stress, hydrate skin, and create sensations to calm your mood and body, perfect for massage therapy.
I’m proud that I stepped out of my comfort zone I had my first annual fashion show this past April and it was amazing putting my designs out there, doing the things that I want making my dreams my reality. I feel like not launching Kay Allure I probably wouldn’t be who I am. I am aligned, creative, and helping women just like me.
What sets me apart from others is most definitely my sensitivity I have a caring and supportive attitude. I put my love into my creativity, into everything.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Healing and being spiritual is important to me because it’s how I stay aligned. In order to be successful, you must care about what it is that you are doing.
- Massage oil candle $33
- Custom gowns starting at $350
- Custom lingerie starting at $250
- Custom apparel starting $200
- Website: Shopkayallure.com
- Instagram: @__kayallure
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCc1BCSJgZ2eEksTSxjzgHFQ
- Other: https://linktr.ee/kayallurellc
Vernon Davis, Model: Tiffany Hamlin, and DiAman Fisher