My faith is an important component when it comes to my wardrobe and image. Some might say that I have limitations with what I can wear, but I don’t see it this way. Modesty shouldn’t be a barrier when talking about fashion or the industry for that matter. With a little bit of patience, confidence, and a willingness to experiment, you can build a personalized style that fits and represents you holistically. No conforming or trying to fit in a box. Fashion is all about expression and storytelling. It is up to you whether or not you prescribe to those limitations. My faith is part of my identity and isn’t something separate from my creative process and style. It adds to my individuality and how I choose to represent myself.
You also seem really good at layering! What’s your tip for layering this fall?
Invest in good outerwear coats, vintage silk button-ups, blazers, and some two-piece suits. You can easily work around just these pieces and add on different accessories. Don’t be afraid to accessorize. Ties are becoming a hot accessory for this fall-winter. It elevates any look tenfold. And at the end of it all, trust your judgement and don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different styles until you find what works for you. Everyone has their preferences. Try to understand that personal style is just that; it’s personal to you. Some things that work for me might not be visually appealing to the next person.
What are you currently eyeing to buy next?
I’ve never wanted a pair of shoes more than how I want those platform Balenciaga crocs.
What is your favorite TikTok you’ve ever made? What took the longest?
My most recent outfit of the week video. It perfectly captures what I would typically wear during a regular week. For everyday looks, I gravitate more towards black and white as my color scheme, as my other looks are usually more out there for every day. Those other ‘out-there outfits’ are saved for nights out or particular events. The majority of the videos I film are time-consuming because I showcase more outfit variations with each video. With that comes planning, shooting, editing and then cleaning the aftermath. So we’re looking at a minimum of 2.5 hours for each TikTok.