For years I have tried to get Sydney to be a DJ just because I am one and there is good money in Dj’n. I figured it would be a great way for her to make her own money and not have to work a fast food type job. Unfortunately Dj’n is not something Syd is interested in and so I had to let it go.
Sydney may not like being a DJ but she does have her own interests and over the years has grown into a very talented artist that loves to create different pieces be it ceramics or paintings, designing clothing and she even picked up the camera bug from Andrea. Syd once told me that art is therapeutic to her, much like DJ’n was for me so Andrea and I encourage her to continue perfecting her skills as an artist.
Earlier this year Sydney decided to customize her slides by adding her own flair to them. She used some of her birthday money to buy the paints, dyes and tools needed and watched how to videos on Youtube and the next thing we know she is changing the look of her shoes every other week. She got so good at it that people started asking her to customize their shoes and that’s when Syd hit upon the idea of starting a custom shoe business.
Since Andrea and I have started our own businesses we knew we could help Syd develop a game plan to get her business up and running. With all of our ideas kicked in Syd became really excited about her business and couldn’t wait to get started but had one problem, she only had one pair of shoes.
We told her about this thing called Angel Investors which are people who believe in you and help you start your business by seeding into it. We then told her we would be her Angel Investors and bought her ten pair of shoes to start off. She lost her mind when the shoes showed up at the house and now she is in full business owner mode. She is designing shoes, recently created a new instagram page and is planning to order her business cards, all at 16 years old.
If you would like to order your pair of custom slides give her shout out on her Instagram or Facebook page. She will make them however you want.