Pink Socialite Fashion Icon : Javicia Leslie
Ashleigh: Describe your style.
Javicia: It is hard for me to describe my style because my ideas are always changing. Fashionable styles are always evolving and I try to stay current while being authentic and true to myself. My style comes across as effortless. It is chic and sexy while at the same time being classy. I enjoy incorporating unexpected pieces with classic looks.
Ashleigh: Who is your style icon?
Javicia: I love the androgynous style of the Olsens, Rihanna's edginess, and fellow blogger, Karla Deras', classiness. I'm more influenced by street style than celebrities since many times they have stylists. I love looking at street style blogs for inspiration.
Ashleigh: Do you think style is important? Why?
Javicia: Style is very important because of the influence it has on society. Fashion bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn were able to draw the attention of their audiences in large part because of the trendy and classic looks that they displayed for their time. You can look at the way a person is dressed in a photo and be able to tell what decade the photo was taken, where it was taken, and even the social class of the individual. To me, that speaks monuments about fashion!
Ashleigh: What makes you feel glamorous?
Javicia: Honestly, it's not my clothes that makes me feel glamorous. When stepping out, I feel most glamorous when I have a beautiful color on my lips. I can be dressed down, but if I have on a bright beautiful lip color, you can't tell me anything! Lol.
Ashleigh: What advice would you give to others that are trying to define their style?
Javicia: Defining your style is a part of learning who you are. Figure out what interests you and what styles you enjoy, then focus on bringing them out in your own unique way. A tip is to create a folder on your computer, I titled mine "Style Inspo", and save any looks you like while browsing the web. From here you can either print the looks out and create a lookbook for yourself, or you can create your own digital lookbook. This way you have guidance when you're shopping. Style isn't about buying the most expensive item, because trends come and go. Style is about creating effortless looks that depict who you are!
Ashleigh: Who is your favorite designer?
Javicia: I'm actually a huge vintage lover, so I like many designers. However, I love up and coming designers, like Yanghi. They always have a fresh take on style!
Ashleigh: Where are your favourite places to shop?
Javicia: I love online shopping. I am able to browse the web for the best prices and sit comfortably in my living room while stuffing my face, lol. For designer pieces I like Net-A-Porter, otherwise it doesn't matter. What's most important to me is the quality. So I limit my Forever 21 buys to the more trendy pieces, and make investments in my classic/timeless pieces. Never spend too much on trendy pieces, they go out of style quickly.
Ashleigh: Name one fashion trend you hate.
Javicia: The trend that makes people think that in order to be fashionable you have to wear everything in your closet at one time.
Ashleigh: When you meet the opposite sex, what is the first thing you notice about them?
Javicia: The first thing I notice is teeth... then shoes. You don't have to have a really expensive pair of shoes on, but they can't be leaning... it'll distract me. Lol.
Ashleigh: What look/style do you like best for guys?
Javicia: I don't have a style preference for guys. As long as they are comfortable and they take pride in how they present themselves, I'm happy. I love a confident man!
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