|"Personal style is a look that is all your own. |
It’s not about how much money you spend, but how you wear your clothes."
I am personal stylist so naturally my first true love is fashion. I love helping women feel confident about their image and personal style.
Who inspires my sense of fashion?
My late aunt inspired my sense of fashion. She was the epitome of a fine dressed lady. Whether going to church or to the grocery store, she always looked stylish and very fashionable. My mom introduced me secondhand stores at an early age, so I learned the joy of thrift shopping and how to create fashionable wardrobes on a modest budget.
When do I feel most fashionable?
I feel most fashionable when I'm out shopping and complete strangers walk up to me and ask for fashion advice.
Where am I from and its influence on my fashion sensability?
I was born on the beautiful island of Trinidad, but grew up in New Orleans. In both cultures, women are very comfortable in their own skin and it's not taboo to be exposed or too sexy. Especially when wearing costumes in bold, vibrant colors during Carnival and Mardi Gras. So I love wearing clothes that enhance my body and express my mood.
Why I thrift
It's therapeutic and I love being able to create outfits from different eras. It's like a one stop-shop.
Favorite clothing brands
BCBG, Gianni Bini and Club Manaco
Thrift stores I frequent
Red, White & Blue; Goodwill, Value Village and B & R Thrift
Best thrift find to date
I have sooo many to choose from but my favorite is a vintage Oscar De La Renta sundress.
Favorite article of clothing in closet
My black skinny cigarette Club Monaco pants
Styles I won't wear
Combat boots, knock-off purses and white shoes