About Us


To encourage satisfaction and delight in all things around you, from your personal style expressions to your home.


To become your go-to lifestyle expert and custom scent experience provider. 

Shooting Starz Shopette is a lifestyle brand founded in 2019 offering carefully curated and custom-designed apparel, accessories and décor. Our high-end custom candle and home fragrance line is called Celebrity Candle Company, offering candles are free of synthetic dyes and are made from a unique blend of coconut soy wax and phthalate-free fragrances that are skin-safe and serve multi-use purposes from moisturizer to scent oasis to beautiful accent décor. We also accept wholesale and custom orders for home fragrances and some other items. We encourage re-use and multi-use of our products and focus on maximizing enjoyment while minimizing harm and prioritizing health. Our website also features a blog with product tips, store news, travel and book recommendations as well as other timely topics of interest. Our products are diverse, inspired by travel, music, wellness, and military life.

Shooting Starz Shopette derives its name from two things. Each year in mid-August is the period of meteor showers, or shooting stars, which represent the potential each of us has and the brilliance we can experience along this life's  journey. Shooting stars also symbolize big changes and positive manifestation. Incidentally, these meteor showers peak during our founder's own, Leo Season. The second part of our name comes from our founder's military brat background and is a twist on the good ole Shoppette found throughout Army installations. As such, Shooting Starz Shopette is military friendly, offering a 10% military discount at all times.

Welcome to the Shopette. 

Our Founder

Founder leaning on desk with arms crossed

Desirée Chavis, M.S. 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 time 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 business owner, Desirée has been featured in My Posh Beauty Blog, ShoutOut DFW and ShoutOut Atlanta

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.