About Us

Erica V. Walton is a thirty three year old Chicago native, an exceptional wife, and mother. She and her husband Raymone have been a team for eleven years and married for six . Together they are raising eleven children.
On top of being a devoted wife and mother Erica founded and directs a women's community organization called The Black Girls Next Door. The women of the B.G.N.D walk for causes, have prom giveaways for Chicago area high school students, raise funds for other community organizations, host camps for girls ages 7-16, host food and blanket drives for the homeless, and give encouragement daily to their Facebook and Twitter followers.
She has a twelve year background in retail management and customer service. She was a sales consultant at Marshall's Field, an assistant manager for Finlay Fine Jewelry at their Chicago Ridge Carson's location, an assistant manager at Whitehall Jewelers, and manager of a small floral shop in the Beverly area called the Wild Iris. She has spent the last seven years being a Personal Assistant for a relative and consulting as a side income. Throughout her adult life she has always been called upon to help plan an event or find an item. Her parties and outings are always planned to perfection and her style is impeccable.
After working for major companies that folded, Erica decided to follow her dreams of owning her own business. Using her God given gift and multitasking skills she picked up from raising children and running an organization.
In April 2015 she started Evolving Diva Inc. a business were she consults in fashion styling, date night planning, closet makeovers, and event planning. The name Evolving Diva derives from her nickname Ediva given to her by a good friend. When asked what she'd like people to know about her she says "I'm a diva and I'm evolving"
She also has launched T-shirt collection called the RoyalTee Collection and a series of children's books. The first children's book is called "Lorraine Gets Her Crown." The book is based on Erica's grandmother sharing with her that no matter how hard life is that she should always remember she's a Queen. She's talented, creative, and capable of handling it all.