Stylist, Photographer from London/Leicester, United Kingdom
Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I grew up in North West London, but now I'm living is in the lovely City Of Leicester.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: Ahh, I've studied a lot of things from Geography to training to be a Fishmonger, but now I am studying Media Production Bsc at DeMontfort University, with the hopes of being a Fashion photographer.
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Afropunk, Androgynous, Vintage
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: Nothing beats vintage and markets, I love being able to interact with sellers who have a knowledge of fashion because it becomes more than purchasing clothes, it can turn into a unique learning experience . I don't do a lot of high street shopping but when I do H&M and TK Maxx is where I go for trousers and jackets, because they provide a great selection of wide designers.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: Uhh..AS MANY AS I CAN! But I would first purchase Vivienne Westwood Graffiti scarf from her Spring/Summer collection and then its off to Portobello Market for a raid of the markets and Local Clothing stores.
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: I could not side. I gain inspiration from seeing peoples interpretation of trends, its interesting to see where they injected their personality in to their outfit However runway fashion is the birth of fashion in its most artist form
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I think everyone needs a good pair of shoes, so I do splurge extra pennies on shoes, especially Dr, Martens. I skimp on T-shirts because 9 times out of 10 I deconstruct them, so it just best if i don't spend a lot on Tees.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I became interested in fashion through my mother, her style jumped a lot from punk to classy so I found my self experimenting with her clothes, but never pursued a career in fashion until my college mentor who was a photographer introduced me to fashion photography and since then It has been what I've wanted to do. I find inspiration from conversations I have and with my friends and family and visiting art exhibitions.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)
A: Kelis, Stromae, Audrey Hepburn & Vivienne Westwood
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A:Oyster and i-D Magazine, Wearewildfang, Afropunk
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: Adidas,Tommy Hilfiger, Vivienne Westwood, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: Sometimes, if its something I can incorporate with my personal style.
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: First ask yourself what are you doing today? and then what are you feeling to wear? that way you can put together an appropriate outfit but still be you.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A:Worst at being a designer, I don't think people will think of my ideas as wearable.Well I want to be the best at being a photographer.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I would like to able have a job where i could produce fashion photography with a timeless narrative.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: I've recently spent my time reading, but I do love to cook especially Asian dishes and going to the cinema.
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