The Girl You Need to Know - Shunte Gamble-Davis

Thursday, November 03, 2011

As promised here is my interview with Shunte, CEO of All Twisted By Design, the company behind Cupcakes & Cocktails and the Total Ladies Beauty Event.

When did you start your company? 
All Twisted By Design was founded near the end of 2008. We specialize in handmade jewelry with custom swarovski crystals.  Earlier this year we expanded our brand to offer event planning and esign through our second company, Narie Events & Design.

When did you start hosting events like this one?
I had been hosting ladies events for about 6 years. They were mostly for my friends and family. They kept asking me when the next event was coming up.  It was around this time that I wrote a book called Therapy for your Soul, Book of Poetry. It's an inspirational book that was published last year. I wanted to find a way to blend the two mediums: ladies event & inspiration, and that's how the Annual Total Ladies Beauty Event came about.

Tell us more about the addition of Cupcakes & Cocktails to your repertoire of ladies events?
Cupcakes & Cocktails will now be the annual kick-off event for TLBE.  The first TLBE was held in 2010 and we took this year off to really focus on expanding the event and how to reach out to more people.  The event was created to promote additional awareness for the causes we will support every year.

Why was Breast Cancer Awareness chosen this year? 
Breast Cancer is becoming unpopular among all the diseases. This event shows that we support these ladies and want to do everything we can to help them spiritually, & emotionally.

What can attendees expect at the Total Ladies Beauty Event in January? 
Cupcakes & Cocktails is just a teaser of the main event. There are 10 vendors here, but there will be over 30 at TLBE. Keynote speakers will be Yolanda Green, local ministers, and a panel comprised of inspiring ladies in the community. It will be a more formal affair with a fashion show and live poetry readings.
Yolanda Green
It's great that politicians running for office are still able to take the time to come out and support great events like this one. How did you come about asking Houston Mayoral Candidate Fernando Herrera to speak at Cupcakes & Cocktails? I actually met Fernando at another charity event to raise funds for children's school materials.  I emailed him to ask if he could speak at this event. His team was very pleasant to work with, and he was able to attend.

Shunte with Fernando Herrera
Where else can we find All Twisted By Design? 
We have an online boutique were you can purchase more of the handmade treasures.

How would you describe your personal style? Young & Classic

What inspires your jewelry creations? The goal is to provide things that are unique.
Below are jewelry pieces by ATBD that were being sold at Cupcakes & Cocktails


Thank you so much Shunte for taking the time away from your successful event to be interviewed by me! I'm sure my readers will enjoy learning more about you and your worthy cause. 

Even though Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, the fight to beat this disease is ongoing.  Don't wait until next October to make a donation or find ways to bring awareness in your communities.  Check out the following websites for more information:

Live in Houston, or planning to be in the area in January? Purchase your TICKET now for the Total Ladies Beauty Event to be held on January 21st from 12 noon to 6pm.

Photos with watermark taken by My Ultimate Photography.

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  1. This looks like it was a great event! Fashion and Design are two of my favorite things. It is very insprational to see women supporting each other.

  2. FashionmakeuplifestyleNovember 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Great interview girly and she's such a fabulous woman!!! Great inspiration.

    <3 Marina

  3. She very inspirational...going in the right direction! We surely hear more about her!


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