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Ashro Woman: Crystal L.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Crystal L. from Washington D.C.

Glamorous Crystal has patterned her personal style after Michelle Obama, Cicely Tyson…and her “beautiful mother,” a woman “full of love.”

Her mom’s vintage mink cape and hat is a favorite that she wears on special occasions. In her own journey as a mom, Crystal has learned how to give “love, love and more love.” Like her own mother, Crystal is a giver in general—one of those people who helps friends, neighbors and family.

And since she is married to a lay pastor, there are always opportunities to give. In addition to working a job in federal government personnel security, Crystal teaches, sings, draws and makes time for her goddaughters.

She refuels by “praying and resting” during her free time. In fact, increasing her prayer life has been intentional…an accomplishment she is proud of.


Name
Crystal L.
Which city do you live?
Washington
Which state do you live?
DC
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
Sophisticated Glamour
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL SECURITY
How do you spend your free time?
praying and resting
What small thing makes you happy?
my god daughters and my cats
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
my bake curry gurmarsala chicken
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Maintaining my faith and increase prayer life
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My Beautiful Mother….Full of Love
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I am a giver, and care giver, I help my friends, neighbors and family
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
i’m not but my cousins and friends ate …I love them and support the efforts of the organization
What do you love about fashion and style?
Everything…I wanted to be a Fashion Designer, I still draw and design
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
Michelle Obama, Cicely Tyson, My mother
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
church, culture events, concerts, special celebrations
How has your style evolved over time?
it’s repeating itself
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
yes
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
yes
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
medium to long
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
yes, its my life , married to a minister…and I teach
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
yes, virtually now… And I listen on the radio
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
im teach my god children
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
No
If yes, tell us about it.
lay minister wife
Your best advice?
LOVE N FORGIVE….KEEP MOVING
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
PATIENT…LOVE LOVE AND MORE LOVE
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
it will serve as a platform for unique pieces and looks that i love
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
i still have alot of pieces purchased for over ten years ago

Thanks for inspiring us, Crystal!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us—then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


 

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