Thursday, November 19, 2009

Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Implementation

Hello Everyone,

I love my Alma Mater so much!!! Go Coogs!! This past Monday I had the honor of speaking at University of Houston once again and the chance to give back to the National Pan Hellenic Council as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Immanuel Educational Services, Inc. Entrepreneurship: From Idea To Implementation was a panel discussion on everything that is starting a business.

Students, Business owners, Non-Profits, family and friends filled the Houston Rm. in the University Center as combined knowledge of years and multiple industries was shared with all. I learned a lot and had the opportunity to share my advice and experiences. To be on a panel with those that have accomplished so much was such a wonderful feeling.

After the panel discussion was over panelist stayed to answer additional questions about their business and meet the guest. I had the pleasure of meeting many business owners and future entrepreneurs that felt we lended much needed knowledge to the students of the University of Houston. I plan to meet futher with a certain non-profit that pairs small business with charties and community services. I'm happy I could be part of a program that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

A special thank you to Cassandra Joseph of the University of Houston chapter of NPHC for inviting me to speak at this wonderful event! Giving back to my Alma Mater is a very important part of the mission behind Professional Socialites!

Blissfully Yours,
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

When Sounds Collide: An LG and Divisi Strings Production

Hello My Lovelies,

I have to report on the wonderful time we at When Sounds Collide. LG Entertainers and Divisi Strings put on the most AMAZING Production of sound I've ever experienced. Special thanks to Chic Soiree of Houston for putting on a fab event!

Wonder cake by Edible Designs by Jessie (Jessie's cakes are AMAZING)
A Chocolate fountain from Chocolate Fountains Express (Sergio, you share our love of chocolate)
Catering by Cafe Natalie (Love ya Chris)

The event was held in the Penthouse of the Arena Plaza! Nice look right!

Shelli and Lewis decided to cute the cake "Married Couple" style!

Once again let me just say that we LOVE Jessie's Cake!

All I can say is that you need to find some event to have and hire COLLIDE! I hope you enjoyed the video and were as amazed as we were!

For more information check out When Sounds Collide!

Blissfully Yours,

P.S. Check out the Early Rehearsal!!

Posted by Picasa

Something Old, Something New

Hey Everyone,

I had the pleasure of attending Something Old, Something New: a Bridal Trunk Show and Charity Event unveiling the 2010 collections of Angel Sanchez and The Cotton Bride and benefiting The Fairy Godmother Project.

Green Lily Events & Maison de Mode Bridal were the wonderful host of this fab event!

Maison de Mode is a chic little bridal bouquet located in Rice Village and all soon to be brides really should check it out!

The lovely ladies of The Fairy Godmother Project were collecting gently used formals and prom gowns for deserving high school students. I donated NINE dress...I went to alot of dances in high school!

The dress above was the first and most creative dress shown of The Cotton Bride Collection. As you can see this lovely gown can be turn into a cocktail dress simply by unzipping the skirt! So cool!

The dresses above are also from The Cotton Bride 2010 Collection. The short white dress has POCKETS which makes it the winner in my book! All of The Cotton Bride dresses are soft and comfortable and BEAUTIFUL!

The Angel Sanchez Collection was simple elegance. Every dress made you look like the belle of the ball. The dresses were light weight with simple detail and flowing lines.

The dress above was my fav of this collection. The whole back panel of the dress was detachable. It allows the bride to have a long traditional train for the ceremony and she can detach it entire back panel for a more manageable train.

The event was a complete success and I would suggestion either designer with ease.

Blissfully Yours,
Crystal Milton

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giving Back Through Speaking

Hey Everyone,

Here at Professional Socialites we truly believe in giving back to our community and our Alma Marta, University of Houston (GO COOGS!), so we are doing our part to encourage other students to follow their dreams.  As a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at U of H, I had the opportunity to speak in my former professor's class on how to start a small business in the special events industry. I was so honored when I received the invitation to speak but extremely nervous, especially since I just graduated in May of 2008, but once I got in front of the class it was like being a student again expect this time... I wasn't getting graded. The class was very attentive and I was proud to be able to share my story and experiences with those I once called peers. They were so excited when they realized how young we were when we started our business and I truly believe it sparked something in those who weren't sure what would become of their goals. The class clearly enjoyed it because I have been invited to come back and speak every semester!! Yay!!

On the 16th of this month I will speak at U of H again. This time for the NPHC (National Pan Hellenic Council) and Immanuel Educational Services, Inc., a non-profit org that focuses on teaching high schoolers about financial literacy, as they present Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Implementation. This will be a panel discussion on what it took to become an entrepreneur. The panel will consist of those new to entrepreneurship, those with years of experience, and even someone who went about it the wrong way and lot everything. I hope that this event will really touch someone in the audience who has an idea but thinks they are too young. If you have a passion for something age should NEVER be a factor! Make your dream and reality and remember what AND who helped you get there!

I didn't take pictures at the first speaking but I'll try to remember this time. If you're in Houston come show support! Click here for more info! Stay Tuned!!