Our Style Diary guest today describes her personality as ‘short n chiq.’ Well, I’ll add fierce ‘n’ feisty to that. Let’s see if you agree.
Meet Zahra…My name is Zahra Davis and I’m 24. I recently moved to LA from MD to go to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and now I’m currently a visual merchandiser for American Apparel. I’m an extreme Virgo. I have a creative mind and love relishing in anything fashion.
What would you say best describes your dressing style? My style reflects my mood and my personality. I like to try different silhouettes, colors, and overall styles, but I always put my own flare or touch to it. I like to show off my curves but not in an overt way. I love high fashion and couture, but Im more inspired by street style because its more tangible. Style is so personal and I love observing how other people put things together. It can give me a grasp of what kind of person they may be, since style should be a reflection of who you are.
All time favourite shops and clothing brands would be… Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal and Jeffrey Campbell.
OK, you are literally GLOWING. What is your beautysecret? Its important for me to take care of my skin. So I have a nightly face cleansing regiment. I use Neutrogena Grapefruit Cleanser, Acne Wash, Toner, and Moisturizer. I try to drink water to maintain healthy skin. I’m also obsessed with mascara! I use 3 different brands: Covergirl lash blast to bring out the lashes, Maybelline Falsies for length, and MACZoon Lash for added volume.
What brand produces your favourite make-up? The majority of my make-up is MAC.
What is the most beautiful thing about you and how do you accentuate it? This is a tough/awkward question for me, lol. I don’t really know what the most beautiful thing is about me. A lot of people have complimented me on my nose. I actually like my legs, so I like to wear short and/or fitted bottoms that show them off.
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?JUNE AMBROSE!! She’s definitely someone I look up to. I want to be able to be successful doing something that I love, just like her.
Your favourite music track would be…? Hm, I have a lot of songs that I like so it’s hard to pick one!
If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you? It would be called “I’m My Own Worst Enemy” and my older sister would play me (She’s an actress.)
Lol, I love that title. What would I find in your handbag right now? Wallet, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Eye Liner, Keys, Purrell, Phone.
Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? Ahhh!! I have no clue. That’s like asking which child would you save if you had to choose! haha. It would either be this Rolling Stone cropped sweater I got from Urban or my JeffreyCampbell Litas. Those are both my favorite items that I own right now and I wear both all the time!
Your all time fashion icon is… That’s tough. I don’t really have a favorite fashion icon but I have style muses. Right now I love SolongeKnowles style, Rita Ora, and Vashtie Kola. I think my style is kind of a mix of all three.
Your favourite quote. ” When another door closes, another will open.” I’m a firm believer in fate and that everything happens for a reason.
Do you have any blog or URL where we read more about you?
Check out my tumblr to see more of what inspires me at zahrajamila.tumblr.com
and follow me on twitter @shortnchiq .
What’s your advice to young people? My advice is to never second guess yourself and don’t stand in your own way. I don’t like to regret things, but when I was younger I would always be my own worst enemy and be super hard on myself ( actually still am) but that would really hold me back from opportunities that I wish I had taken. Don’t let yourself or anyone get in the way of your destiny. Take control of your life and dreams. (I need to follow my own advice! LOL) .
Valuable words of wisdom, those are. Thanks for doing this Style Diary, Zahra. You are awesome and original. We’ll definitely be seeing more of you.
What do you make of Zahra’s diary? Remember you can send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile stick around for more.
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