As a fashion editor living in Manhattan who attends New York Fashion Week each season, we asked our newest style ambassador Alexandria what style means to her. Alexandria’s view is “style and looks aren’t simply something that I get a chance to glance at and read every now and then, but rather the lifestyle of which I eat, breathe and sleep – day in and day out.”
Name & Nickname: Alexandria Walker | Ace, Skywalker, Ahsharah, Alex
Home base: New York City
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I believe that everyone has their own style, and so much of that style has to do with how we present ourselves – our own personal imagery. Clearly is a wonderful representation of uniquely expressing one’s own interpretation of style. How funny it is that style and eyewear go hand-in-hand, as it is our eyes in which we use to interpret what style appears to be for us.
I chose this pair of glasses for my style ambassador starter kit because: I adore the contrasting tint of the frames from dark purple/magenta, to beige. It looks gorgeous. And now that I’ve coloured my natural hair blonde, both my frames and hair really compliment each other!
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 5
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: Anything that looks classy-sophisticated and compliments one’s figure.
I would describe my personal style as: Elegantly-edgy.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: My best friend, Jeral. We’ve known each other for years, and yet we still have so many things to speak about. I love that about him.
My go-to drink at Starbucks is: A Venti Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate, with 3 pumps of cinnamon dulce, extra caramel drizzle, sea salt topping, and soy milk.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: Well, outside of allowing greater vision for the vision impaired, slightly like myself, they accentuate the eyes and help frame the face.
The best way to organize a closet is: By colour, in the order of the colour wheel.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Understand the shape of your face. If your face is long, like mine, you want bigger framed glasses, which will ultimately give your face a bit more dimension.
My current style muse is: It’s a four-way tie between Kerry Washington, Gabriel Union, Solange Knowles and Lianna La Havas.
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: Tumblr
Some favourite boutiques in my area are: Thift Stores, not too much of a boutique kind of lady.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Instagram!
My favourite fashion blogger is: Solid tie between New York fashionistas: Sunita (sunitav.com) and Christina (talesfromthethrift.com)
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colours, yay or nay? Unless the piece is going to go with a majority of your relevant wardrobe, then a definite nay.
Favourite city to go shopping is: Call me biased, but New York City wins as my favourite city to shop in. Who knows, maybe Chicago will win me over soon.
Stylist: Deshonica of Deshonica Kerri Hair Salon | Photographer: Funto. O