Lavendaire whose real name is Aileen is a young woman with big dreams. A youtube creator, blogger, singer, and podcaster, Aileen’s passion for music and art started at a young age. Since starting her blog a few years back, Lavendaire has been able to inspire and motivate other millennials through her music and youtube videos.
Lavendaire's series: Artist Of Life
In her Artist of Life series, Lavendaire features young entrepreneurs doing what love. By showing the world that whatever dream or aspirations you have, they are all attainable as long as you believe in yourself and put in the work.
Besides Artist of Life, her podcast series also speaks on life topics as well as how to be successful and happy. Her podcast allows her to connect with her listeners from all over the world.
On her youtube she not only shares her life experiences, but the definition of what it means to happy. That true happiness comes from within and we are all beautiful and unique in our own special way.
Q: How did the name “Lavendaire” come about?
A: One day, I was brainstorming some combinations of words that I liked that would embody my vision. My main objective was to come up with a name that sounded airy, light, and inspiring. At the time I had purple hair, and I liked the color lavender because it was not only a color but also a flower. The color was perfect for how I wanted my brand to feel, and the fact that it was also a flower added to the dreamy and feminine aspect. So I then added “aire” at the end to make it sound a bit, French and pretty much the rest is history.
Q: What inspired or motivated you to start your series “Artist Of Life”?
A: I am inspired by the concept that we all have the power to create and shape our lives in extraordinary ways. That we can truly create the life that we want as long as we put in the work. Because at least, we have the ability to create a life that brings us joy, happiness, and fulfillment. My goal of “artist of life” was to be able to feature people that I knew personally. To be able to share their stories with others, to show that “Hey, this is possible. If they can do it, so can I.” So since being inspired by so many people in my journey I figured why not share it with others.
Q: Did you always have dreams of becoming a blogger and youtube creator? If not what other dreams or aspirations did you have?
A: In a way, yes since I already had my music channel in high school. On my youtube music channel, I enjoyed singing and playing the piano. It was a fun hobby, but I didn’t know if I could ever make it into a full-time career. I just knew deep down inside, that I wanted to have a career where I could be creative. Where I could have time and the freedom to invest my energy into something meaningful. I always envied other YouTubers and their lifestyle. They were able to make videos, be their own boss, and travel for work. So in the end, I eventually got honest with myself and started to pursue youtube on a serious note.
Q: Do you consider yourself a millennial? If so how do you define being a millennial in today’s society?
A: Yes. I think millennial is just a label of the generation that was born in between a certain time frame – I’m a 90’s kid which statistically fits into the “millennial” category. Generally, I don’t like to define the label because I believe that limits us.
Q: For anybody out their that may be an entrepreneur like yourself, what word of advice would you give them? What do you hope they learn from you?
A: It’s all about stamina: how long can you last in the game without giving up? The entrepreneurial path is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Every day when I wake up, I get to do what I love. I get to create things that make me happy, while also making a positive impact on other people’s lives which is what I’ve always wanted. Yet, then the path isn’t easy and the rewards don’t come as soon as you wish they would. Everything takes time and effort, so you have to be super patient, persevering and continually learn and study the industry so that you can give it your best shot. I break this down in a recent podcast episode I shared about The Success Mindset. The entrepreneurial path isn’t for the weak. You have to be willing to work for years without reward before you might see the slightest chance of success. But if you can stay in the game, it will definitely make you stronger. Because then you’ll feel so capable that even if this venture fails, you can build up another one with all that you have learned over the years.