On last week I was in attendance at Antonia “Toya” Carter book signing at her clothing boutique Garb. When I arrived I wasn’t surprised to see how long the line was but it didn’t matter because I was determined to meet her again and to let her know how influential her book was and how much she inspires me. While waiting in line a girl came out consistently to make sure everyone was okay and to pass out Garb water bottles to those who wanted one. While inside, I purchased a book and got it signed for one of my friends who live in Memphis, TN because I know how much she loves Toya and regrets she couldn’t make it to New Orleans on that day to meet her. I also got the chance to meet Toya’s daughter Reginae who is a sweetheart. She was mingling with everyone and taking pictures while joking with the camera guy. Once it became my turn to get our books signed; I was nervous to meet her again, but didn’t know why because she’s always a sweetheart. The nervousness went away after Toya told me “I like your romper.” Then I proceed to let her know how great her book was and how much she inspires me. She was very personable and humble and I can’t wait to support her on her next endeavors. Have you read her book yet?! If so, how did you enjoy it?!
Garb Boutique is located 2108 Magazine St. New Orleans, La.
She also has a reality television show Toya: A Family Affair every Tuesday night on BET 10p/9c
♥ Romper-Target. Watch-The Watch Out Boutique. Purse-Stein Mart. Shoes-Dillards, Jessica Simpson.