Style Diary: Shakira A

Style Diary opens this week with a fierce modelesque fashionista all the way from Cali. Here’s what she has to say about her style.

My name is Shakira and I’m an aspiring model and student from California. I love to hangout with friends and take lots of pictures. Right now I’m working at Macy’s(horrible place to work at) and trying to accomplish my goals to get my bacholar degree is Psychology and some how break into modeling

My style is mostly is a combination of being a tomboy but also girly at the same time. I used to be a tshirt and jeans kind of girl but now I’m experimenting with skirts and dresses. I’m mostly influenced by street style. In today’s modern age, I’ve noticed it’s okay to dress with random sorts of patterns and colors. People just put together what they like and wear it. It sounds awesome but I’ve tried it and it doesn’t look all that great. So I try to do an extreme tamer version of it. 
-Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most? I’m really starting to get into Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line the row. I’ve always admired their style and their views on fashion. Everything is so soft and feminine. I also like Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Pucci. But since I cannot afford items such as those, I’m a H&M and Forever21 kind of girl. I also shop online with Asos and Nasty Gal. I also sometimes shop at Macys for their impulse demin only if they have it in my size(I’m a tall girl). 

– Any beauty secrets? I don’t really have any beauty secrets because I barely wear makeup. I wash my face everyday and I try to drink lots of water. If I do wear makeup, its usually a tad bit. I don’t see why women have to cake on the makeup. You should use minimal amount to make it look like your not wearing much. 
-Favourite make-up brands.When I do use make up, I use the following products: 
Iredale Mineral Makeup(autum) – it matches my skin tone extremely well. It just makes my face look extremely clean with no blemishes. 
Mac eyeshadow(tan and light pink)- I use both of these on my eyelids because it doesn’t show up much. I’m not really big on eyeshadow but it gives my eyes this type of sparkle 
Mac blush(plum Foolery)- Its perfect for my skin tone. i don’t use too much because I don’t want my cheeks too pink. 
Sephora Liquid Eyeliner– It is seriously the best and it stays on all day long! 
Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara– it really does work. It makes my eyelashes fuller and it also made my eyelashes grow. 
Sugar lips(Sephora)– It is an expensive lip tinting balm but it does wonders. It makes my lip really soft and its a great alternative if you do not wear lipstick. 

-What is the most beautiful thing about you? I’ve been very self- conscious since high school because everyone would make fun of me. I can’t say what my most beautiful feature is because after learning to love yourself, I truly think everything about me is beautiful. I have flaws. I have a hole in my tooth because a dentist messed up my teeth while cleaning it and I realize that the hole bulids character. I’m not ashamed to smile. I love my eyes even though they like to be mean when my eyelashes try to stick me in my eye or go straight after i’m done curling them. I also truly love my hair. My hair is sometimes difficult but I’ve leaned to love my curls and to love having curled hair after its flat ironed out. It makes my hair have more volume and it brings out the random highlights that I was born with. 
-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? I would trade places with someone from lookbook because I find it amazing that someone could wear a tshirt and shorts, have over 2000 hypes on that picture and then get a modeling contract. I would want to pick their brain or have some type of knowledge of what I’m doing wrong and how I could possibly get noticed. But, besides that individual, I probably wouldn’t want to change places with anyone famous or what not because fame welcomes tradgedy and baggage we all have our own baggage. 
-Your favourite music track would be…? oldies and 90’s music. There is no good music out right now. It’s nothing but garbage. 
-What is your favourite trend right now? I love the fact that their making corsets a fashion statement. I’m small myself but I found myself an awesome corset from forever 21 and it fits me so well. Other than that, there is no fashion trand that screams “I gotta have that” or “I gotta rock that right now!” 

-Comment: ‘If you got it, flaunt it’…I believe if you have curves, flaunt your curves. If you have breasts, flaunt your breasts. But just don’t flaunt it in a slutty way. Be modest and sexy at the same time. 
-If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you? I’m not sure on the title but the perfect person to portray me is Tyra Banks. My mom thinks its scary they we’re so much alike. Just how we act and how we talk. We’re just goofballs but also intelligent at the same time. 

-Your top 5 must-haves. 
1. Jeans– every girl must have a pair of jeans in every style and a couple different colors. 
2. sweaters– I love chunky sweaters in different colors. 
3. boots– a flat pair of boots goes along way 
4. simple black dress– whether is is skin tight or not, you can always layer it with sweaters or even tshirts to make it look like its a different outfit and that the dress is actually a skirt. 
5. bags– trying to not only have black purses is hard. trying to mix it up with different colors is a must. 
-Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? I’ve thought about this alot and I still don’t know. I think probably my wallet because everything else is replaceable. it would be kind of hard proving yourself to someone who you really are with out identification and police involvement. 
-Your all time fashion icon is… AHH!! this is hard. um.. I’m going to have to say the Olsen twins. They’re clothes are very effortless. They might be expensive but they’re style is something I can relate to. I don’t want to be someone I’m not by wearing glamourous name brand items 24/7 just to say I have money. They don’t advertise what they are wearing. They put together their outfits whether it is jeans, top and a chunky jumper. 
-Your favourite quote/saying  “Let go of worry, Let go of anger, live with your heart and side-step the dangers.” I have no idea who said it but it is soo true. In order to succeed in life, you have to let go all of the hate and anger and just worry about yourself and your happiness. 
-Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at? 
instagram @lovewithanaccent 



Damn girl, you got some serious poses there. Loving the effortless chic airs about you.

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