We had the good fortune of connecting with Chivon Parks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chivon, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand is what it can do for my clients and customers. At Ace of Moons, everything made, is created with love, intention, and energy. It’s imperative that the hands that make the products are coming with an open mind and heart. Pure intentions, and a keen focus when it comes to detail. When the customer receives their product, rather it be a candle, a milk bath, crystal, or a reading; how the product makes them feel, and how it changes their life in some way, that’s what make for success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started my career in Fashion Design over 15 years ago. I’m most proud of the journey of discovering my voice as creative. It took a minute to find my sweet spot, as fashion was, and is ever changing. Determination, drive, smart, and hard work, mixed with personality and a little finesse got me to where I am today. Still designing and 4 years into my own small business. There were challenges, there still are, but at the end of the day, I am doing what I love, even when days are tough, it’s still something close to my heart, and the path chose.
I’ve learned that it is important to believe in yourself. You control your destiny, you and you alone are accountable for your own actions. It’s important to stay grounded and level headed, as you will be tested. Be in yourself and others will believe in you.
I want the world to know that, though Ace of Moons may be a small starter brand, it packs a powerful punch. Our products are some of the best, and truly bring a special and unique feeling to all clients and customers. Every customer has a unique and positive experience. We’re growing and will continue to do so. The future is very bright.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Where would we go? My best friend lives in the city, but… we do make our rounds. I happen to love food, and a good brunch! However everyone that knows me knows, we’re headed to Disneyland!
For food, we’re going to Sushi House, and enjoying some Sushi and Reggae. We may also swing by the Warehouse in Marina Del Rey for brunch. We’d go hiking up the Hummingbird Trail for some exercise, and decompress.
We’d check out The Huntington Library, and visit the gardens. We’d most definitely take a confidence and flow class with Nastasha B. (www.thenatashab.com) If weather permits it, we’re visiting Point Dume, or El Porto beach for some fun in the sun.
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?
To say that there is a tribe of women surrounding me in love and support would be an understatement. We are that and more. I have to shoutout all of the women who have supported not just Ace of Moons over the past few years, but also me. Honestly your friends are often your first clients, and my friends have supported me from the beginning. They believe in me when often times I am not to sure about it all myself. From, conversations, to actual purchases, lending a hand, bringing me food on long nights, shoulders to cry on, words of encouragement, dance parties, gif wars via text. They have been there. Their love and support means more to me than they could ever imagine. There’s quite a few, but they all know exactly who they are.