Hello Everyone! Thank you for checking out part two of Siata's style:
Style is something that I've always possessed, even from a young age. Maybe it was the effect of my fabulous aunties whom I looked up to while growing up in Sierra Leone, or the pride my parents took in making sure I looked presentable as a young child. Either way, I find that style comes instinctively to me. However, it wasn't until I was age fourteen and in high school, which I attended in the US, that I began to develop my own personal style. That was when I became conscious of designs, cuts, trends, etc that I liked and were flattering for my body type.
The culture at the time, as well as the media, had a significant influence on how I dressed but as the years passed I became more confident and started adding my own personal touch to my oufits. I like to take risks with fashion and I enjoy wearing different types of looks and pushing boundaries. I don't know if I can narrow my personal style into a single category. My style is still evolving and it will continue to evolve. That is what I find to be the beauty of fashion and style. What I do know is that dressing up makes me happy. Even if I'm having a bad day, I know that my outfit most likely isn't (lol). Much of my inspiration comes from people I see everyday. If I see an outfit that moves me, I will tweak it and make it my own, combine two different themes from the outfit and create a cohesive look, or it will urge me to become more creative.
My second look is an eye catching peplum dress from Kadiatu Kamara's collection for Printex. Kadiatu is a Sierra Leonean designer who owns the store Vivid Emporium in Freetown and is creative director of the brand Kadiatu Couture. Printex is a Ghanian owned textile producer and this fabulous dress was born when Vickie Remoe (Printex's lead on all advertising and creative projects) asked Kadiatu to design a line using Printex fabric. This dress is creative, structured and feminine all at once and I love the unique design. I paired the dress with gold sandals from Macy's, a gold bracelet from H&M, purple stoned studs and a Madam Wokie clutch.