My love of fashion began at the age of six. My mom subscribed to Essence and Ebony Magazines. I was awestruck by the beauty of the models and their clothing. They photographed in places my limited six-year-old vocabulary could not pronounce. I would ask my mom, "Where is Milan or Paris?" She would pull out the globe (yes, we had the big-blue- globe) and point to the different locations. I was so infatuated with fashion that I covered my bedroom walls with pictures of models. So much so that my mom would get upset with me for destroying her magazines.
My godmother was a model for Givenchy (GEE-VON-SHE, as she would correct me), and I thought she was the most glamorous person I knew. I suppose I had no choice but to grow up in love with fashion.
At the age of fifteen, my first job was at Urban Outfitters on the campus of the University of Penn. I LOVED that job. At the time, employees could take clothes instead of our salary. Needless to say, my paycheck was zero every other week!
In my opinion, fashion is a way of expressing yourself without using words. Some people prefer vintage or bohemian while others rock the artsy, sexy, or casual look. I would describe my style as sophisticated chic with a hint of sexy. I love quality but not at the expense of breaking the bank. And, I do not believe you ever have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks!
I love mixing my favorite designer, Chanel, with my frugal finds from Zara. I believe the Lady makes the clothing. The clothing does not make the Lady!
Whatever your fancy, always stay true to who you are. And remember, trends are like dust in the wind. They come, and they go so, stick with timeless pieces. Once you are comfortable with who you are, and your unique style, you’ll never have to rely on “they” to tell you what to wear.
As always, remember…
“Being a lady never goes out of style!”
What’s your style?