Meet SASY Mom, DD! Delia Douglas is the Owner of DDHPR, a boutique public relations firm catering to an eclectic roster of fashion, beauty, non-profit and artist clients. Passionate about cultural diversity, Delia is co-founder of Multiculti Cuties, a culturally diverse community of moms, dads, and caregivers for social, educational and celebratory events exploring the diversity of the world around them. Plus, she’s a delightful diva with an amazingly adorable three year old daughter. Find out more about Delia below.
Q. You are the epitome of a multi-tasking mama…how do you balance your personal life and career? Has being a working mom been more or less difficult than you imagined?
A. Balance… This is something that I am still trying to master. Finding that perfect balance seems completely unachievable, so, currently, maintaining a balance that just “feels right” is the goal.
In my world one-on-one time is vital. Below are a couple of ways I found to facilitate that direct connection.
Morning Refresh Session:
The first 20 minutes of my morning is spent with my daughter completely unplugged. She wakes up at 6 am singing, talkative, affectionate, and cheerful; so we usually spend this time with silly songs or made up stories.
Date Nite Revival:
My husband and I try to keep a weekly date; usually this consists of a bike ride to catch the sunset, chats about things outside of the daily grind, sometimes a quick set by a local music band we enjoy, and most times a glass of wine.
Q. As a PR Diva, fashion is such a big part of your brand. What tips do you have for keeping the kiddies in fashionable, yet practical, pieces?
A. Here are the 5 rules I try to keep:
1) Love it: Only buy stuff that you love.
2) Sharing is caring: Check out your local swaps, consignment, or resale shops.
3) Sale Sale Sale: Clearance sales at Carter’s and Old Navy are great for basics. Flash Sale sites like Zulily for fun stuff.
4) Go Fem: Support fellow mom-entrepreneur designers/businesses. There are some great kids-fashion designers with affordable fashion. We love Mixed Up Clothing, Tea Collection, Carter’s, Paper Cloudz, Baby Nay, and Be Inspired Boutique.
5) Branch Out: There are often some great pieces for girls in the “boys section”. Sometimes there at an even more affordable price point!
Q. We noticed a very poignant picture on your Instagram of a young girl using extreme measures to fit society’s idea of beauty. As the mother of a daughter, what do you think is the most important thing to teach little girls about beauty?
A. In many areas of our world, worth and value is measured by appearance and a skewed perception of beauty. As an advocate for diversity and an activist for positive body-image, I am passionate about working to provide more positive messaging in the media. As parents, it is up to us to teach our children that regardless of what is being shown in the media, we are all beautiful and true beauty is within.
We women need to find peace within ourselves and each other. If we can begin to love and build one another up to become positive role-models we all rise. We owe this to ourselves as well as to the next generation of young women who will follow us.
Q. And since we’re StilettosAndSippyCups.com, we have to ask…what is your favorite pair of stilettos?!
A. Always a fan of a pointed-toe stiletto in bright red or magenta suede. Or a sparkly platform! Currently I am obsessing over these black and gold sparkly stilettos by designer Bryan Atwood.
Super cute shoes!! A California native, Delia, her husband, and their 3 year old daughter reside in Venice, CA most commonly referred to as “Venice Beach: Where Art Meets Crime”. Catch up with Delia and her family on Instagram @heartandsol and her business @ddhpr. Also, if you’d like to nominate a “SASY Mom of the Week” please send an email to Stilettos.SippyCups@gmail.com.