We had the absolute pleasure on Monday 16th May to attend the pop-up store and official launch of U.S brand-Phone Fancy, hosted by Radiant Hair Salon in Bermondsey, London.
We had the opportunity to mingle, sample some of the phone fancy phone covers (with wine) and also get to know the GIRLBOSS behind it all.
Jazz is originally from Philadelphia but began her phone fancy dream in New York City. She explained, “I wanted to get into a different niche, and just try something innovative. It was just something I knew I wanted to try out, so I bought jewellery and phone cases- then which ever sold the quickest was what I decided would be my next business. Prior to that I had a commercial cleaning company which was completely different!”.
Jazz was a woman of her word and clearly had the drive because since starting out in 2013 she currently is the only female phone store owner in Atlanta, and as well as selling fancy phone cases her store is also a repair shop. We asked Jazz about the challenges she faces being a business-woman in her industry, with grace she responded “I’m surrounded by a male dominated industry and it’s so competitive- but you carry on…my mum is my inspiration, she’s independent, creative and a single mother and she always supported me”
Phone fancy is a business that is definitely leading in a niche industry, but with the U.K being its second biggest market we also asked Jazz what advice she has for women who are thinking about starting their own business. Jazz tells us “Don’t be afraid to go after your goals-just be brave. You may have doubts but remember to follow your dreams and it’s ok if you get it wrong-just keep going”
We loved talking to Jazz and gaining an insight into her world of phone fancy- she told us that she LOVED London and it’s always been a dream of hers to come here and can’t wait to come back already!
We had a blast, and Girls Talk London ambassador Christina was one of the lucky winners in their prize giveaway and got an adorable fur case representing the phone fancy crew.
What a way to end the night, right?
Thank you for having us!
To purchase accessories from Phone Fancy visit their website here
Shannie Mears @shannieloves
Amaka Uche @epicawesomelife
Christina Okorocha @christinaOK