We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony Nicole Sims and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ebony Nicole, what inspires you?
I am inspired by traveling. When I travel, I feel free to push boundaries and play with my looks. Different cultures inspire different aesthetics, which allows me to explore my creativity in fashion. I love going to new places because it brings out the best side of me and the ideas just come naturally to me. So, you’ll also see many references to travel in my marketing campaigns and stories behind my collections.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Presence Demanded is a black woman-owned fashion brand, bringing effortless looks to your life of luxury. We’ve curated our essentials line with quality and comfort for women to feel confident in every room they walk in. The PD Babe is always the talk of the town. The girls love it here. Creating my brand took a lot of risks, consistency, and discipline. I think the hardest thing in running my business has been going from side hustles to setting up my brand to be a million-dollar company in the future. The amount of commitment and discipline it takes to become a successful brand is insane. I say this all the time, but you truly have to stay humble and always be a student of the game. In business there’s always something new to learn and the world moves at such a fast pace it can be hard to keep up. I’ve truly learned the importance of self-care and keeping a balanced life so I can be the best CEO for my brand. The world should know that Presence Demanded is a lifestyle. I have so much more in store for everyone to see and I’m super excited for y’all to join me on this journey.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My two favorites Food and Drinks: TK’s Surf and Turf for Seafood Los Dos Potrillos for cute Patron margaritas and Mexican food Happy Camper for a cute outside dining experience and pizza 54thirty Rooftop for cocktails Habitat Doughnut Dispensary for Donuts infused with alcohol EAT! Food and Drink for Brunch
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to everyone in my life who has supported me through my journey and especially my VA family. No matter where I have went in life they have always been there to support me and I am so grateful to have such amazing people in my life that genuinely want to see me win.