I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and came to the states at the age of 6. I grew up in Miami, Florida and I now reside in West Palm Beach, FL. I am one of 6 kids in my family with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. I was 8 years old when I realized just how much I adore fashion. My eyes would grow wide with excitement at the sight of clothes, accessories, shoes and clothing magazines. I am always looking at people and how they dress. As I observe, I wonder how I can duplicate that look or make it better. I have always had a clear picture of my closet in my head and when I see an outfit on someone that I liked, mentally I would go into my closet and recreate it with my own clothes.
I love attending fashion shows and have participated in several of them as a little girl. Nothing professional, just fashion shows at school and church. It didn’t hurt that my mother was an amazing seamstress and she would make all of our clothes. This was totally awesome since it assured that my sisters and I never had the same exact clothes with anyone else we came in contact with. I used to love finding clothes in a magazine and tweaking something here and there and ask my mother to sew it for me. That allowed me to be a real “fashionista” in my school and church from a very young age. As we became older and were able to buy our own clothes, my mom became tired of making clothes for 4 girls. And that meant we were on our own.
I continued to fuel my obsession for fashion with a lot of shopping. LOL. I now have achieved a really big wardrobe and absolutely love 98% of my clothes. That is an amazing feeling! My personal style, I would say is Classic Eclectic. Classic is a conservative wardrobe which consists of clean, straight lines, and simple style. Eclectic is when you like to mix different styles in one, creating high contrasting outfits with abstract graphics and strong colors. I have a real strong eye for seeing the potential in a clothing piece and colors before buying it. Therefore, I hardly ever take home a piece of clothing that I could not match with something I already own.
Of course I don’t claim to be the authority on all things fashion – I’m just a huge fan of style. I am constantly observing and absorbing it all. Although I keep abreast of all the reoccurring trends, I don’t think one should follow them religiously. I believe that you should wear whatever fits you well and looks good on you because not all trends will flatter your body. You have to know what to take and what to leave on the table. Great fitting clothes can give you a huge boost of confidence that will help you to put your best foot forward. I also believe that style can be achieved by everyone – status and designer names should have nothing to do with it.