Today’s Red Lips Fashionista of the week is Shontina out of Dallas, TX.
Shontina is originally from Chicago and she’s a major cigar enthusiast, who has been smoking cigars for over 20 years.
I am often asked, is there really a large presence of female cigar smokers? My response is always, “Yes.” Granted, these questions typically come up from those, who are not within the “Cigar Community” or “Cigar Culture.” However, there’s a very large percentage of people, who are unaware of our connection and involvement in the cigar industry.
For many, when they think of cigar smokers, their known knowledge base is that it’s male-dominated and being a “Boys Club.” And, this is where I gleam with excitement to further enlighten them and go in-depth about the particulars and details of the strong and huge presence that we do have in the community. Also, discussing our involvement as working in the cigar factories, cigar store-fronts, and retail shops. And, especially, with the social media craze, many of us are influencers, which we’ve mastered the art of self-promoting and marketing through these social media platforms.
Furthermore, it’s imperative that we are viewed as “True” female cigar smokers, and not paid for by advertisement, as sex symbols. This is the reason why I created this platform, to showcase and emphasize the beauty of female cigar smokers in a classy way.
Therefore, by dedicating a theme and title such as our Red Lips Fashionistas that are featured on Fridays, it allows the public to have a visual and give content related to female cigar smokers, in a non-sexual way, or overly sexualized manner. However, each of our Red Lips Fashionistas has sex appeal, seductiveness, and sexinesses, but it’s not displayed in an exploited and damaging way.
Shontina has made a way for herself in the social scene of Dallas, whereas she’s a “Dallas Socialite” and a public figure, as well as an entrepreneur. Her business, twosmokingdivas, was created to offer apparel to “Smoking Divas” and “Smoking Gents.”
Shontina is a “World Traveler,” who has traveled to over 47 countries. Also, she’s a cigar veteran, since she’s been smoking cigars for over 20 years. Shontina likes to have Rum and Coke or a Grand Mariner and pineapple, to complete her drink of choice. This cigar enthusiast was introduced to cigars by an uncle.
You can learn more about this Red Lips Fashionista on Instagram @chitowntina
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
Welcome, I’ am Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for writing, loving cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and way too many other cool things to name all here. However, I hope you will continue to visit Red Lips and Cigar Sticks, the magazine, to learn more about me and the Cigar Lifestyle. I’ am not an expert, but I am extremely knowledgeable!
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