Joy Adaeze loves fashion…she tells you so on her award winning blog Joy Loves Fashion. She has also turned this love into a fruitful career full of image consulting, styling and blogging (She has 2 websites! Joy Loves Fashion and her newest venture CurlSistas). Check out what she had to say about her career, personal style and trends.
What was your first experience with fashion that made you say “this is what I want to do”? My first experience that made me fall in love with fashion was when I designed a small collection for my university’s (Rutgers-New Brunswick) fashion show. That’s when I learned about fashion as a career.
What types of challenges did you face when getting started in the fashion industry and how did you overcome them? I wouldn’t say I had any particular challenges since I was always super hungry and always willing to work on any project. That really helps when you’re starting out because others see your passion and see that you are focused on your goal.
When dealing with your styling clients what’s one piece of advice you always give them? My biggest piece of advice to my clients is to dress for your unique personal style – that way you always feel confident. I help them hone in on their personal style with a fun questionnaire we do in the beginning of the styling process. You can learn more about that and my image consulting services here.
You’re a style risk taker, is there a trend that you haven’t tried yet that you would be willing to try? Thanks for the sweet compliment! I would love to try silk kimonos paired with short denim shorts. That would be awesome this Summer!
What’s your favorite place to get inexpensive clothing and accessories? I really love ASOS. I’ve blogged about tons of their clothes and accessories. They have a great eye for trends and stand-out pieces.
What trends are you looking forward to seeing this summer? I’m looking forward to seeing fun crop tops (like this one I wore on my blog)
Thanks again Joy! Keep on styling to inspire!