I have great pride in the fact that I am a bonafied fan of Chrisette Michele. Many people would ask why this is something to be proud of. I’m so proud because not only is Chrisette Michele a phenomenal recording artist, but she is an individual who takes risks according to her own measure. There is a great level of respect to be had for a modern risk taker. I had an opportunity to join 99 other bloggers for (what I would call) an inspiring teleconference with Chrisette Michelle in celebration of the launch of her highly anticipated lifestyle blog, Rich Hipster, which I am completely in love with. The site is filled with everything from Chrisette’s effortless street style to her personal thoughts on cappuccino.
We had an opportunity to not only discuss the launch of Rich Hipster, but we were also given an intimate view of Chris – the flower child. Chris, like most of us only longs to firmly place her feet in the sand of this world and say, “I am here.” And, with great stride, she has done just that. By the close of the teleconference, which was fascinatingly informative, I was only able to utter one word concerning the artist and that word was “intriguing”. I would like to personally thank Chrisette Michele (the ULTIMATE Rich Hipster) for taking the time to speak with us. It was definitely a memorable experience! Below are some excerpts from the teleconference, and I REALLY hope you guys enjoy! ~ xxxooo
TJC: In our day & age the term “diva” is used so loosely. We used to define our divas by the Diana Ross’ of the world. How do you define the term “diva”?
CM: I’m so glad you asked that question. I agree with you 100%. Diana Ross was one of my favorite divas who I studied in college. When I got asked to be on the TV show, R&B Divas, I said like “God, I don’t know if I want to have to call myself that”, because now the word “diva” has such a negative stigma attached to it. So, I do know what you’re saying, and I understand the history of the term “diva”. I don’t take it lightly, and I try to carry myself accordingly. But at the end of the day we’re all human and we all make mistakes. But I don’t think it’s nice to be a b-i-t-c-h and refer to that as a diva.