Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion inspiration?
I honestly don’t have any one real celebrity or group of celebrities I look to for fashion inspiration (GASP!). Granted I love looking at the Red Carpets of many awards shows and they prove to be more entertaining than the show themselves, but there really isn’t one in particular that I can say I want to dress just like her! Most celebs aren’t built like me so there are many outfits they can rock that I simply can’t. With that said, if I had to name anyone I would go with Ms. Queen Latifah and Amber Riley because are some fabulous curvy ladies that always look good!
When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you?
At this point in my life, I draw inspiration from just about everywhere! As I’m approaching the ripe old age of 30, I’ve become a whole more adventurous with my style and pretty willing to try just about anything! LOL. I’m greatly inspired by all of the wonderful blogs I read every day. There are ladies out there that are really doing their thing and I can’t help but be inspired to wear something I haven’t worn before.
As a native New Yorker living in a place where it’s beach time all year round I’m inspired by the vibes down here! You get the laid back and easy breezy feelings from lying out on the beach, enjoying the ocean breezes, and the abundance of sunny days. Then on the flip side you get the loud and festive vibes from the wonderful mixing of Caribbean cultures you find in food, clothing and festivals to the brightly colored buildings and fruit trees you pass by every day!
City Place West Palm Beach (photo courtesy of barbosophoto.com)
I’m a girl who stepped into this big beauty and fashion realm only two years ago not knowing a thing about it and yet finding a passion that my life was lacking. If I can inspire anything, I just want to show them that it doesn’t matter how old you are or where you are in life, it’s never too late to pursue your passion and just have the courage to make yourself happy.
Outside the realm of fashion who/what inspires you?
Music is always a big inspiration for me. What I like so much about music is the feelings it invokes and what mood it puts you in. When it comes to beauty and fashion I’m usually jamming to something when I’m in my closet looking for something to wear, in the car on the way to the mall, or even in the bathroom while doing my hair and makeup. When it comes to writing, I have to have my music to keep me inspired and keep the creative juices flowing. If I’m working on blog posts, I’m jamming to Pop or Hip Hop. If I’m working on my book, I usually have anything from Alternative Rock to classical music. Whatever it is, it has to put me in the mood to write about whatever I need to write about.
And since Idol is ending… Which songs inspire you?
These are just a few because my music playlist is ridiculously long!
- Happy by Leona Lewis – When I was at a major crossroads in my professional life, I used to listen to this song all the time and it just really spoke my heart at the time.
- Thank me Now by Drake – Besides the fact I think he is super cute, I like this song because it talks about how life is after you come up and what you say to those naysayers who thought you would never make it.
- Diva by Beyonce – The name says it all!
- 21 Guns by Green Day – This is song that I love writing to (and the Broadway version is even more awesome!)
- Lacrymosa by Evanescence – I love every song from them but this song was what inspired the book I’m working on now.
Talk to me! What inspires you?
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