I have know Kylie the owner of Stardust Boutique for 9yrs. I have watched her compete in International pageants, win some amazing titles but the one I like best is 'my friend'.
Post graduation Kylie set out with such a determination to set up her own business, I knew from day one she would make her mark in whichever direction she took. So from the humble start of a few gowns in her spare room, to an award winning retailer, she has become a loved and respected woman, who has put customers first, not just during normal business hours because Kylie believes that when dealing with her customers that the opening hours are 24/7 . Kylie will go to the same lengths for someone who is spending £100 as she would for clients spending 1000's I admire her drive and dedication to Stardust Boutique, and I have been fit to burst with pride, as I have watched Stardust and Kylie grow and become successful worldwide.
But............. I have also seen the struggle of working through the night to help clients who are overseas and sleep when we are awake, I have seen the tiredness while she continued to work to get a dress to a client who 'needs it tomorrow' travelled 100's of miles to make sure it arrives and is perfect. I have watched the pain both mental and physical as she thrives to make every Stardust girl look and feel a million dollars, or as we say 'amaze balls'. The wonder of Stardust did not happen overnight, it happened with hard work, selflessness and total dedication. So many people have been treated to the 'stardust magic' and Kylie has been and still is a fairy godmother through sponsoring gowns for pageants, and Miss European Team Wales will never be able to repay her kindness and generosity. I bless the day this lady landed in my life, and every day since. Kylie, a business women, a mentor, role model and fairy godmother, but most of all my friend, love you smiley.
Here are some images from the pageant that Kylie has kindly sponsored over the years and the one I direct, Miss European Wales, the current winner being Kelly Rowland owner of 102 couture.