About Us

Shooting Starz Shopette

Shooting Starz Shopette is a lifestyle brand offering carefully curated and custom-designed apparel, accessories and décor. From the products to the packaging, Shooting Starz Shopette infuses grace and positivity into every detail of its operation. The shop's website also features a blog with product tips, store news, travel and book recommendations and other timely topics of interest. Our products are diverse, inspired by a variety of experiences and perspectives including travel, music, wellness, and military life. The mission of Shooting Starz Shopette is to encourage satisfaction and happiness in all things around you, from your personal style expressions to your home. Birthed in the DMV, Shooting Starz Shopette has also traveled around Washington, D.C., Raleigh/Durham and Atlanta for in-person shopping events, with more cities on the horizon. 

Shooting Starz Shopette derives its name from two things. The first part of the name represents a special meteoric event that occurs each year in mid-August: the period of meteor showers aka shooting stars. For us, shooting stars represent the potential and brilliance along this journey of life. They also symbolize big changes and positive manifestation. Incidentally, these meteor showers peak on August 12, our founder’s birthday. The second part of our name comes from our founder's military brat background and is a twist on the good ole shoppette, convenience stores found throughout Army installations. As such, Shooting Starz Shopette is military friendly, offering a 10% military discount at all times.

Our Founder

Founder leaning on desk with arms crossed

My name is Desirée, and I am honored that you are visiting Shooting Starz Shopette.

The idea for this business came from notes I began writing while living in NYC, ideas and hopes for more satisfaction outside of my day jobs. These notes grew while serving overseas with the Foreign Service and finally culminated in action after struggling to find a sense of direction upon my return to the States while facing multiple personal battles.

I grew up overseas as an Army brat, between two cultures of my own and others in which I was placed. My interests are as varied as my background, and many of them are reflected here. What I've learned is that everyone is on a different journey, one that should be lived fully, with the satisfaction of recognizing what you have accomplished, gratitude for what you have, and excitement for what's to come. Shooting Starz Shopette is for people from a variety of experiences and walks of life, and my goal is for you to leave happy that you came. 

Welcome to the Shopette. 

About Desirée

Desirée Chavis is the founder of Shooting Starz Shopette, a small business offering home décor, self care products, apparel, and accessories. She is also an accomplished public relations and communications professional who has spent tie in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Courier. Desirée has amassed professional communications experience across the government, entertainment, nonprofit, financial, and agency sectors. Throughout her career, Desirée has launched national advertising and marketing campaigns, and her work has appeared in national and local outlets including USA Today, The Washington Post, Digital Trends, The Chicago Tribune, Pink Magazine, and local news channels. As a small business owner, Desirée has been featured in My Posh Beauty Blog and ShoutOut DFW. 

Desirée holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland Global Campus.