Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Smiling In The City: The DynaSmiles at the Circle of Sisters 2013 NYC Expo

You know the saying... 'if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere'?

Well, I think we made it because our debut at the Circle of Sisters 2013 expo in NYC was an overall success! We received so many smiles and positive feedback from just about everyone who saw our products and for us that's a tell tale sign we ought to keep going. 

We arrived on Friday, Oct 18th with plenty of boxes and tape and got to work. Our booth was up 5 hours later! 

On Saturday, we came dressed to match our pretty pink carpet which is our staple uniform for presenting. With our booth and products in place we braced ourselves for our biggest event to date.

So, so grateful that my daddy and my sister came along to help my husband and I work the booth. They were with us both days and we sure needed their help as we got absolutely NO breaks! 

Saturday's expo was open from 10am to 10pm and Sunday's was from 11am to 8pm. 
Next time, we'll be wearing sneakers... comfy, comfy sneakers.

Naturally, our 'My Smile' phone cases were the main attraction. 

People’s faces lit up when they saw them as the designs generated instant smiles and curiosity.  It was such a pleasure to see how ecstatic women became when they saw themselves in one of our items especially if the hairstyles matched.  One woman commented on how honored she felt to FINALLY see great looking “African American” representations. 

It was also such an honor to meet so many of our online followers from Instagram (www.instagram.com/thedynasmiles) and Facebook (www.fb.com/thedynasmiles)!

All in all, we are so happy to have set a goal and demolish it! We made great connections and introduced our product lines to so many fabulous women, men and children.

Special THANKS to everyone who contributed to our GoFundMe campaign to help make our showing a success. Vending at the Circle of Sisters expo is very expensive for any business and financially we were able to at least break even because of our strong support system. 

Those of you who contributed should have received your phone case or "Smile On" graphic tees by now. If not, it will arrive very soon.

Please send us a pic of yourself with your new item from our store so we can show everyone. We'd greatly appreciate it! Until next time!  -- Daveia Odoi (owner/illustrator of The DynaSmiles)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

You can now find us on INSTAGRAM and TUMBLER @thedynasmiles!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Smile Journals Coming Soon!

Exciting news in the DNT studio!

In the very near future, we'll be unveiling our "SMILE" Journal Collection! Brightly colored and beautifully designed, these journals are sure to inspire your creativity as you write, reflect and dream on paper!

Friday, March 1, 2013


I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Joan Gosier of BlackParentConnect.com. 

Since 2008, www.BlackParentConnect.com has nurtured and developed a special NICHE specifically focused on proactive families and extended families who are seeking unique gifts for their children of color. Our creative marketing outreach is more intimate than most options. Our marketing covers auditory, visual and virtual exposure to a very difficult to isolate population using mainstream media. For example HBCU kidz, Inc. has over 10 distinct websites with email capture mechanisms that promote FAMILY CULTURE, EDUCATION AND/OR HBCUs to modern extended families.

Click below to hear the replay of the interview and the disclosure of our 10% OFF coupon code!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Black Bridal Bliss Picked Us!

We were highlighted as "Bridgette's Pick of the Week" over at BlackBridalBliss.com!!

Check out her kind words here: http://blackbridalbliss.com/2013/02/13/bridgettes-pick-of-the-week-new-wedding-invitation-resources/

4th Annual Trendys are Here!

Hey Family!

We really, really, really could use your help! 

We're entered in Stationery Trends Magazine's 4th Annual TRENDY Awards and could use your vote!

Vote for us and let the world know how much our cards make you smile :0)

You'll have to register to vote but once you're registered, just navigate to the "baby" category and look for our images as shown above. Select "THUMBS UP" and you're done!

Thanks Family! We appreciate the love!

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