style journal entry

Who are you? 

I am a designer of life. I like to call myself that because even though fashion and costumes are my primary interests, I also am interested in architecture, furniture design, car design, glass art, pottery, etc.. I would eventually like to dabble in all of those. 

What was the first outfit you remember wearing that made you feel fly?

I don’t really remember a specific outfit that made me feel fly for the first time however,  I started to notice a style change in the 10th grade. I would mix all kinds of different prints and once I got rid of my dreadlocks I started to rock an Afro and felt really confident. 

Aside from fashion references, what influences your look?

Black culture, musical legends, TV-style icons, and the term ghetto-fabulous influence my style, I would say.

What brands/designers are you into right now? 

Iris Van Herpen, Jacquemus, and Fenty are a few I’m loving right now

What is a must-have garment/accessory for every closet?  

Everyone should have mules and hoop earrings in their wardrobe. 

Do you think fast fashion has had a positive or negative effect on people cultivating a personal sense of style? 

Tough question, I think it’s negative for many manufacturing and producing reasons, but for style neither negative or positive. I think fast fashion is good in the sense that it’s easy, affordable most times, practical, and accessible. To be honest, if someone has style it will shine through with what they pair the fast fashion pieces with and alter them. Not everyone has style, and that’s okay. That’s why trends are a thing because it’s easy to follow. It’s also why styling is able to be a career choice and why those who have a natural style are so special. 

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