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The big launch is finally here!!!!!
You know, starting a business is so exciting and so stressful. I think that’s why I literally lost 10 pounds; the anticipation is killing me.
I think we can best describe starting a business like getting pregnant. You conceive the idea of what you want to do, than there is several months of carrying the idea and preparing for the launch, and when your due date finally arrives, you can’t wait to show the world your pride and joy.
We always joke around that our businesses are our children. We nurture them, we invest in them and we watch them grow. Having your own business is not a 9-5 thing; its more like a seven day a week, 20 hours a day job. And while this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it certainly is right up our ally.
The good tends to out weigh the bad. But sometimes the bad will drive you so crazy that you polish off a bottle of Malibu while hiding under your desk, hoping that your partner doesn’t walk in because you know your going to get made fun of. Or when you throw your phone across the room because your day just got that much worse. And that is when you realize how important a spouse can be. Especially when your spouse is your business partner.
I think its safe to say that I think Boutique Noir is going to be something special. You have to understand, when you dreamt of something for so long, and finally, the day has come when your ideas are no longer just on paper, but dimensional, than that’s major.
This is my passion, and when you’re passionate about what you do, than your business will be successful. A great role model for this is my husband. While so many ignorant people think that manual work is “blue-collar” and demeaning, I think it’s sexy and above all, I think its really about the artistry when it comes down to it. Not everyone can create a pattern design on a floor or revive old wood to make it look new. And that’s why Joey is so good at what he does; he is passionate! Furthermore that’s why his customers respect him and made him the success he is; Joey is every bit the expert in this field.
I remember my high school English teacher quoted a German Philosopher to me, when he read a paper I wrote about what I wanted to do in life. The quote was from Friedrich Nietzsche, and he said, “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star”. At that time, if I were asked what I thought this meant, I would have said, “I have no clue and don’t care”. But as an adult, I would now say “You must have passion if you want to be successful”.
I never condone those who have dreams. Dreams are good. We should all have goals to work towards. Whether your goal is about careers, fitness or life in general, we should all generally approach it with passion. The only time I feel a dream isn’t going to happen is when that person expects it to fall on their laps and doesn’t want to work at it. Lets face it people; you have to work hard to get results. Those who are fortunate to have things handed to them, well, good for them. We go down the paths we are given for reasons. Sure, we get sidetracked, but in the end, everyone has a plan. My plan is different from your plan. As hard or shitty as it is sometimes, I don’t think I would want to have the plan of someone else. I’ll be honest with you, I’m really curious to see what the big guy has planned for me. I’m comfortable with saying, I think the path I’ve chosen is pretty damn good one.
Please join us on Friday, 2-17-12 for the launch of Boutique Noir! Currently, we are carrying Women’s apparel and accessories, plus you can subscribe to our Fashion Blog and Videos! And coming soon, the male counterpart of Boutique Noir will arrive! That’s right, you can expect Men’s apparel and accessories, plus women’s lingerie and swimwear, and so much more!
We received a nice amount of comments, emails, phone calls, and actual people coming up to us asking “Where the hell were you?!” in regards to last weeks episode. You know something, I don’t know what to say and apparently neither does the producers who took 5+ months of footage of us. It is what it is. I guess the editors that are working on this show clearly aren’t the producers from Jersey Shore. Eh, whatever. I throw my hands up at that one. We want you to tell VH1 how you feel. And thank you all for the feedback…all we can say is we are gracious for your kind words.
Now, let’s move on to tonight’s episode…
That night was one of the worse nights of my life. There could have been things done to avoid it. You have no idea how BADLY this has beat me up inside. I can’t relive it at all and please understand that anything you saw tonight did NOT happen as bad as it may seem. It breaks my heart and destroyed me when I saw the preview. DESTROYED ME! I literally was so upset that I cried for 6 hours and couldn’t stop. The betrayal I felt, the angst, and the hurt were so unbearable that I couldn’t breathe. I wanted to nothing but cower in the house and not show my face. Yes it was shame. Yes, I am really still upset over this whole thing. And yes, I literally beat myself up over this, which is what I predicted and told the producers when it happened. While the show portrays one thing, reality, actual life, will show you another, which is peaceful, and nothing like what have you seen. In fact there is a lot of love between the 2 families, and it’s sad that this had to be seen. All I can say is that there is LOVE there and that this show certainly doesn’t seem to know how to show it.
The fight did not start because I was drinking too much. The whole thing was completely edited. A particular camera man TORMENTED my brother. He was the one who refused to put his camera down when the fight was going on, while the rest of the crew did. In fact, the camera was up everyone’s ass making the situation that much more uncomfortable. He really should have had more respect and put the camera down, but since he was not part of our regular crew, maybe he felt he was in the right. For the record, our crew did an amazing job on there part, I just wish they left this tool at home. Now since there was so much going on, my Joey did not see nor know that this was happening, and just thought that there was nonsense drama. Joey said to me that if he knew the actual situation, he would have handled things differently.
And what’s more amusing is that words were put in our mouths in this episode. When people were on the bus, little captions at the bottom read one thing, while our lips said another. For example, a caption read that my brother said that “Joe needs to shut his mouth”… HE NEVER SAID THAT! Really? And My Joey wasn’t even fighting with him on the bus! No one was fighting at that point. I guess the editors wanted to juice up the drama, because clearly there were no fighting words said.
Also notice my 4 outfit changes from various interviews, before the party even took place. I remember those outfits because I actual had them set aside for the interviews, and the only recent one was my purple strapless dress. All the other outfits were from interviews prior to that night…like weeks and months prior. Chop up all that footage to make for a scene that was beyond stupid. And one more thing that really makes me crazy is that the scenes from the bus were completely chopped up, leading everyone to believe that Joey is a control freak and doesn’t let me have a good time. Not the case.
Which will now lead me to have to say this;
I really can’t stand the way my HUSBAND (yup SURPRISE!) has been portrayed on this show. Literally makes me sick. My love of my life, my EVERYTHING, is portrayed as an animal. Well let me tell you something, he is far from it. Joey has been my life line. That whole soul mate thing is true. Whatever it takes, he makes sure it better than 100% for me. Did you know he literally GAVE me our wedding? Yup, he worked his ASS off to make sure his girl had the wedding of her dreams.
What is really sad is that you don’t get to see what a good man he is. My husband works hard to support me. Call me old fashion, but that is something a man should do. I can honestly say he is the bread winner and I take pride in saying that. And to all you feminist psycho’s out there just SHUT UP already. You’re just all uptight because you don’t have someone that loves you enough to take care of you. He has the quality’s that make up a GOOD man; he has a business, he’s supportive, he has talent, he is strong, he is a family oriented person and he LOVES me. There are plenty of other DOUCHE BAG men out there that deserve to hear your mouth.
Joe is doing what he can to make my life the best life it can be. You have no clue how many times I have fallen off track and he was there to pick my sorry ass off the floor and encourage me to get out there and try again. Or how many times I felt bad about myself and how he was there to tell me that I am Sexy and perfect. My husband makes me feel like a woman; he respects me and my body and would never put me down.
I go to bed at night and I always pray to God to just let Joey have good things in his life. I very rarely pray for myself; it’s always for him and our families. I just want to let you all know that my Joey has been the best thing to ever happen to me. I mean, I am crying as I write this because compared to what is out there, I am really blessed, and sadly, there are these people who try to tell me other wise based on a REALITY show.
Joe, I know you don’t know that I wrote this… and I just wanted to tell you that I love you with all my heart. Screw the show and screw your stupid critics; WE have the best relationship in the world. And I love you no matter what they say J
A Lynbrook couple is among five over-the-top couples who will be featured on a new VH1 series, ““My Big Friggin Wedding,” a new show from the producers of “Jersey Shore.”
The show, to air on Mon., Nov. 1 at 9 p.m., will follow two couples from Long Island and three from New Jersey as they each plan the wedding of their dreams in this ten episode docu-series. The cameras will follow the stress and drama of the soon-to-be married couples and their families as they prepare to tie the knot — or not. Throughout the weeks leading up to their nuptials, these couples will battle their families, friends and each other to work out all the details of their big day.
Sandra and Joey Cimino live with Joey’s parents in Lynbrook. She is clueless when it comes to cooking and cleaning, says the show’s promo, and is most concerned about her backside being able to fit into her wedding dress. “The show will show the trials and tribulations of planning a wedding,” said Sandra, who said that producers sought her out, probably because she posts online at Liweddings. ”Things like picking out the limo, the tuxedoes, the dress …” He’s afraid of her meddling family, the producer’s said, referring to Joey — although Sandra said that their families get along wonderfully now, “like one big, happy Italian family.”
The two met through friends and balance each other out, they say. “She is more laid back,” said Joey. “And I’m more high-strung. We have a nice balance.” He said he proposed on a beach in Mexico and hit her in the head with the ring box — accidently, of course. “I kind of tossed it, and it was dark, and it bounced off of her head.” Eventually, Sandra forgave Joey and said yes, and preparations were underway for the wedding — which will be featured in the final episode of the series.
Although the couple lives with Joey ’s parents in Lynbrook, they are looking for their dream house and want to start a family soon.
Would they do the show again? Yes, they said. And what advice would they give other couples who are planning their wedding right now?
“If anyone else decides to throw their two cents in, value their opinion,” said Sandra. “But in the end, it’s still your wedding. Do what makes you happy.”
Source : LI Herald (Visit Article Page)