Fashion & Style 411 : Samjah Iman

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Born and raised in Monroe, LA. Attended Grambling State University for undergrad and Howard University for graduate school. In DC I worked for two prominent modeling agencies where I got the opportunity to work behind the scenes on major fashion shows and magazine shoots. I’ve written for online publications and magazines such as Everything Girls Love, Trenched In Style, and the Rouge Collection to name a few. I’ve been featured on fashion websites like Fashion Bomb Daily and Naija Fashion Daily. I am co owner of an online t-shirt boutique – http://www.chokolatcreme.com. This t-shirt company encourages women to wear what they are feeling literally and figuratively. Chokolat Creme is ambition and culture personified through fashion.

I currently reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with plans on locating to New Orleans in the near future

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION? I fell in love with fashion when I was very young – about 4 or 5 years old. I would watch my mother get dressed for different occasions, and I would be in awe. When she would leave for her events, I would go in her closet and emulate what I just saw her wear. I would put on her dresses, tie her belt around my waist to hold the dresses on me, put her hats on, and her heels. My mother was my first connection to fashion….then I was exposed to the The Cosby Show. I witnessed Lisa Bonet’s (Denise Huxtable) style evolution and how she was free in her choices and different. Watching Lisa each week and seeing my mother take pride in her look turned me on to fashion. It became my drug of choice.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE? My signature style would be a great pair of distressed jeans, a soft t-shirt or bodysuit, some leather booties, and a worn leather bomber jacket or cardigan – add a big bag/purse, some big gold hoop earrings, a gold watch, some cool aviator shades, and I’m good to go.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER? I love minimalism when it comes to style so I would have to say American Apparel, H&M, Steve Madden, and Jimmy Choo.

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Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush? Elisa Johnson – Magic Johnson’s daughter. She is the epitome of style. It’s all about attitude/confidence, and she has that down to a tee.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display? I get style inspiration from anywhere. I could be driving and hear a certain song and an outfit comes to my head. I could be going through my closet and see something that inspires me differently from how it inspired me before, and I rock it. Watching other people’s styles helps me choose my style. Window shopping helps me choose my looks. I sit down and outfit brainstorm sometimes, and I come up with looks. My style inspiration can come from
anywhere.

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Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces? ASOS, Intuition.la for costume jewelry, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Steve Madden, American Apparel, and @shopvintagebowtique on Instagram.

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Closet Classics : Business Attire ( Fall/Winter)

Recently, i was promoted to Marketing Coordinator in Downtown Las Vegas. I had so many clothes but no corporate attire. Ive been wearing uniforms my entire workforce life. This was a great opportunity to shop and it kinda made me re-evaluate my entire wardrobe.

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First thing that came to mind was getting the timeless pieces that goes with EVERYTHING ( yall know the closet classics ). I asked a couple of my colleagues where do they shop and FOREVER 21 was the answer more than once. Sadly , one problem i was facing was covering up my beloved tattoos. It seemed like all the cute tops were v-neck and/or short sleeved. Forever 21 carries the cutest pants and slacks to pop any office ensemble. So i opted (is that even a word) out of the fancy blouses and went with a more traditional top with a printed and/or colored pant. I also purchased 3 cardigan sweater that ran 9.50 each (totally a steal). To finish it off i brought 2 pair if ballerina flats one in basic but classical black, and the other in leopard to add a bit of edge to my business attire.

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What i brought 👠👗👖👕

Shirt colors :
Olive Green
Light Grey
Wine long-sleeved with slashes in the arms and a cool back detail

All blouse covered most of my chest ( due to my open book tattoo )

Pants/Slacks :
Khaki
Black
Black and White plaid

Hopefully you GLOWERS find some inspiration in the post. Make sure you subscribe.

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**These pics are not me but some of beautiful bloggers i adore.

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Sexualized Masculinity : Boy Meets Girl

Masculinity (also called maninity, manlinessor manhood) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with boys and men. Masculinity is socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors.This makes Theyit distinct from the definition of the biological male sex,[ as both men and women can exhibit masculine traits.

Traits traditionally cited as masculine includecourage, independence, andassertiveness,though traits associated with masculinity vary depending on location and context, and are influenced by a variety of social and cultural factors.The counterpart to masculinity is femininity.

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Women’s fashion has ventured off into men’s wear. It is important to incorporate the ying and the yang factor when attempting this look. A meticulous merger of men’s tailoring and a woman’s sex appeal is the best way to create a stylish synergy. A simple suggestion: Men’s fit trousers and blazer feminized by a silk button-front blouse. This is a transitional look is made day time chic  when coupled with a pair of oxfords while also working well for a night on the town when heightened by 5″ heels. The day version of this look works well with long, lean figures. Less lengthy women should opt for the latter. Heels will give more petite women a more masculine height. Also, try a slim fit pant with a mens shirt. This works well for all body types. Literal accents can add style but choose wisely. There is a fine line between couture and costume!

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Suggestions: untied bow tie, draped tie, classic hat, cuff links, handkerchief, or suspenders.

 

Want to really make a statement!……. Try sleek, pulled back hair for a more complete look.

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