We had the good fortune of connecting with Deanna “BombChica” Colón and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Deanna “BombChica”, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Bomb Chica Apparel was birthed from a song I had written years ago, “I Am A Masterpiece”. That statement, claiming it for oneself, is in my opinion the epitome of self love, respect and appreciation. Claiming yourself as a MASTERPIECE has been my whole platform and focus for a long time! It’s my movement. I had printed the statement in Gold foil on a black tank top about two years ago. My goal was always to turn that tank into a bigger picture. A full blown self love/ confidence line for every BODY! So, in July of 2020, during the pandemic, I did just that. Here I am now, 8 months later with over 12 designs, followers, celebs wearing my designs and a feature on FOX SOUL! The goal always was and still is feeling inspired wearing my designs and inspiring everyone you meet in my designs! If everyone puts on one my designs and loves themselves just a little bit more, Bomb Chica Apparel has truly served its purpose! I have a tattoo in my Husband’s handwriting on my body that says “Masterpiece” and I am thrilled to see other people doing the same thing, following in my footsteps of an awesome form of self love!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Nothing worth having comes easily. I do not know anyone who just gets what they want. There are countless hours of work, worry, stress, time, money, failure, practice, faith, etc… that go into every success story. Mine is no different. I think of an idea, talk about it, then take action. Some people stop after talking about it, I do not. I use everything from todo lists to vision board to make all of my dreams a reality. I sometimes have doubts but after a period of being unsure, I always pick myself back up and get focused. I think that separates me from most people. I have a never give up spirit. I set my sights on the task/goal at hand and even if during the journey things do not go as planned, I pivot. I think the pivot is an important element in any business. In the apparel business I have learned to start small with a design, use your social media audience to bounce ideas off of, always ask- the worst thing someone can say is NO and BELIEVE in YOURSELF! When people see or hear “Bomb Chica Apparel” they equate it to positivity, confidence and believing in yourself.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In California you MUST take advantage of the ocean, so my first thought is up early, grab a coffee at any of the amazing coffee spots around town, (I especially love Aroma Cafe or Marie et Cie), drop the top in my convertible and drive down the coast! Hopefully you are ok with being the ultimate tourist because our next stop would be in Santa Monica to walk the promenade. After strolling all the awesome shops, I would of course take you a short way to the Santa Monica Pier for a walk down the boardwalk and a ride on one of the amusement rides, then stopping into then world famous Carousel. We may have to get a funnel cake! For lunch, we would get a window seat at one of my favorite eateries, The Lobster. After our bellies were full with seafood and our lungs filled with great ocean air, I would drive you to Abbott Kinney in Venice for a stroll down a street filled with art galleries, fun eateries and super cool shops, before taking you over the the cute and quaint Venice Canals. After we pick out which house we want to live in, I would take you for oceanfront pre-dinner drink on the outside patio at SALT in the Marina Del Rey Hotel. After you have had your fill of yummy cocktails, we will eat dinner there by an outside fire pit. We can take a nice after dinner walk around the marina, before putting the seat warmers on in the convertible and dropping the top again for out ride up the coast to home. I can not think of a more perfect day for any first time visitor to California! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My journey has been long and intense and worth every second for the spot I am in now! All Praises to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To my Husband Manny & Daughter Tiziana who love me no matter what and are my biggest fans and supporters! My amazing Mom and Dad who taught me had work, integrity, and to always remain genuine. To everyone who shared or liked a post or bought a piece from my line, you are wonderful and appreciated!

Website: http://iamdeanna.com

Instagram: @DeannaBombChica / @BombChicaApparel / @TheMasterpieceMovement

Twitter: @DeannaBombChica @TheMasterpieceMovement

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BombChicaApparel / https://www.facebook.com/DeannaArtistPage / https://www.facebook.com/TheMasterPieceMovement / https://www.facebook.com/DeannasVocalStudio

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/deannas-vocal-studio-simi-valley

Other: You can buy my apparel at: https://iamdeanna.com/shopbombchica

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