Our style diary today believes everyday is a fashion show so live, love and play dress up. And she sure does love to play dress up! Let’s delve into her diary.
Hi every one am Cilla B, a Ghanaian born living in the US, and am currently enrolled at Fashion Institute Of Technology. I started blogging as an outlet to record my personal style over at FASHBERRIES . I love to shop from Saks 5TH Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Zara, Jcrew to F21. I love reading and yes I still borrow Library books. Sorry no kindle for me 😉. I also collect Magazines and have magazines which are a decade old and still look brand new.
My Style is really hard to describe because it consist of everything. I really try not to be boxed in a specific category of style whether it is a Preppy look, Boho Chic, Classic or minimalist. I find myself doing it all 🙂 The one thing I am consistent with however is the use of colors in my daily ensembles. Well I can credit my addiction to color to the Ghanaian traditional cloth known as kente. A closer look at kente and you can find all the possible available colors put together to form this beautiful cloth..how amazing is that. Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most? Michelle Miller of Milly is a recent favorite from her choice of amazing prints and colors to the classic fits of her dresses. Another favorite is Ghanaian designer Aisha Obuobi of Christie Brown Collection. Any beauty secrets? Wow that’s a hard one well I will have to say exfoliate at least once a week and drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated. Ohh and cocoa butter should be a best friend Favourite make-up brands. The only make up I use is eyeliner, lipstick and gold eye shadow and these are usually by MAC cosmetics :). Who doesn’t love MAC rite? What is the most beautiful thing about you and how do you accentuate it? I would have to say my skin tone is the most beautiful thing about me followed by my eyes. The even chocolate tone of my skin allows me to experiment with colorful pieces 🙂 I accentuate my skin tone by wearing the most amazing vibrant colors. A closer look at my eyes and one will realize there is a really thin blue and yellow line around my brown pupil …rare I know. The only thing I use to accentuate my eyes are eye shadow and a liner. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why? If I could trade places with anyone it will have to be Jackie O, for her impeccable sense of style. With a blogger it will have to be Blair of Atalntic Pacific for her amazing ensembles or Folake of Style Pantry. Your favourite music track would be…? My favorite Tracks at the moment are “Why am I” by FUN and “Beautiful Onyinye” by Psquare featuring Rick Ross. As You can see my choice of music is just like my sense of style. I listen to songs from rock artist like Hollywood Undead to R&B by Mariah Carey as well as Ghanaian astist like Stephanie and Sarkodie. What is your favourite trend right now? I will like to say the peplum look is my favorite trend at the moment probably because it is always incorporated in African traditional wear. Am also living all the maxis from the flow y dress to the skirts. Comment: ‘If you got it, flaunt it’…If you got it flaunt it in a classy way. Knowing who you are as a person helps in making the best choices. If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you? I think my life has already been made into a movie its called “13 going on 30″ lol …. but in this case I will prefer to be played by Kerry Washington instead of Jennifer Garner. Your top 5 must-haves. -Black Blazer or Orange -Red Boyfriend Jeans -Classic shaped Purse -Oxford Button up Shirt -Fedora Hat Ohhh can I make it 6 and add a pair of Black pumps 🙂 Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? If my house was in flames, I would have to save my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. Only because it represents a journey. I’ve always dreamed of it from a very young age and finally I’m able to afford it. Your all time fashion icon is… My MOM is actually my all time favorite fashion Icon. One thing I can say is that my mom is not technology savvy but she is always on trend or sometimes even ahead of the trend. Nope she does not read magazines and when ever I ask her how she manages to do that her answers is always “You young People need to realize we did them first” Your favourite quote/saying My favorite saying is “Every Blessed Day is a Fashion Show so live love and play dress up“ What’s your advice to young People? Allow yourself room to grow. Having the latest trendy or expensive piece does not make You Stylish or Fashionable. Personal Style is about knowing who You are as a Person which You will discover as you grow and mature into Yourself. Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at? You can find me on the following pages where I try my best to interact with everyone 🙂 Before I sign off I will love to say a huge thanks Lydie for this interview, XOXO Cilla. Blog http://fashberries.blogspot.com/ Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/FASHBERRIES Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RQRISTYLE Thank YOU Cilla, we’ve enjoyed reading about your style. Did her style diary knock your socks off? Comment, rate and come back for more style! Peace n Love 🙂 cilla bfashberriesghanaianjackie okentestyle