My upbringing played a huge role in how I look at fashion & styling. My parents always dressed me up and at times, I go back to my childhood pictures for inspiration. Thanks to my mom. I believe fashion is an expression to me, it’s a tool that I often use to be creative, bold and take risks. It is something that is close to my heart, I carry it with me on a daily.
I would describe my style as being easy and comfortable, I call it Retro Sport Luxe, a blend of vintage pieces with a modern twist of sportswear. My Style is inspired by the 80’s Street Fashion; big shoulders, high waisted and A-line patterns. My personal style has many meaningful aspects and it represents the present and the future. I also think it’s a representation of my easy, honesty and colorful personality. My style is an extension of my personality, and it’s forever evolving as I do. I didn’t choose it, it has been given fruition by my experiences and choices. This is what I believe style is, unless you have a stylist who chooses for you.
Of course, as much as anyone else out there I also explore new styles and trends. If something “new” is brought into light as a new trend, I analyse it and critic it to see if it has a place in my world. We should never force ourselves to conform to trends for the sake of fitting in. Fashion Style leads me closer to achieving all my goals, there is something very powerful with looking and feeling good from what you are wearing. It makes people ask whether style is just clothes to you and about feeling good about yourself or whether there’s a career for you in it, – are you styling people for example
Fashion has greatly helped with my self-esteem, helping me overcome fear and doubts about who I am. If you look good, you’ll feel good and your surroundings will gravitate towards your energy. It is important to have balance in your life and work on yourself both internally and externally to make a more beautiful you.
I absolutely love Thuli Mola (@stylealertsa) her clothing brand speaks to a woman’s body; the styling and construction of her items is timeless. She is by far my favourite designer. Chu Suwannapha the owner and founder of CHULAPP. He is known in local fashion circles as the “Prince of Prints,” creating bold, eccentric prints based on traditional African patterns for his own unisex label, CHULAAP.