Style Spotlight: Nikki Anyansi, My Natural Hair is My Brand

 

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Describe your style in three words.

I would say my style is unique, tomboyish and chic.

 

What would you say is your ultimate go-to comfortable look?

My ultimate go-to comfortable look would be a T-shirt and jeans.

 

What are your most important fashion accessories to have?

I would say, blue jeans, a great pair of heels and a black bag.

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How has your career path [as a model and fashion writer] influenced your personal style?

Since I have been in the fashion scene for as long as I can remember, I always get to know fashion trends before anyone else. So I always use that to my advantage, by not following the trends. I’m not such a fan of following trend, I feel like, what’s the need to look different, when you end up looking like everyone else?

 

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You go with the natural hair look most times. Does this influence your personal style or how you put an outfit together?

Oh yes! My natural her is my brand. It’s my favorite asset that brightens up my entire look. Sometimes when I decide to dress down, as soon as I let down my hair, my look becomes entirely changes. So yes, it does influence my personal style.

What fashion and/beauty items are currently on your wishlist?

Oh wow! There are a thousand and one fashion items on my wish list like a Zashadu bag, a Dr Martins backpack, Shoes from Sofia Webster’s 2016 shoe collection, the list goes on. When it comes to beauty, I’m not such a fan of makeup but I would love Ruby Woo lipsticks, Maybelline compact powder and maybe a Maybelline eyeliner.

 

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Your favourite African designers and places to shop in Lagos?

My favorite African designers will be Clan, Orange Culture, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, David Tlale, Taibo Bakar and a lot more. Speaking of places to shop in Lagos, there’s Grey Velvet, 41 Lux Lagos, Balogun Market and My favorite, Distinctive Trends.

What is the one item in your wardrobe that you love the most?

Currently I am loving a mustard kimono I got from one of my trips to Abuja. It reminds me of what Erika Badu would rock, and I love her style. 

 

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When it comes to style, what’s most important to you: comfort, beauty or innovation?

When it comes to style, what’s most important is comfort. If you’re not comfortable with what you wear, it will definitely tell by your body language.

 

Who is your fashion icon?

My fashion icon will be Pharell Williams.

 

 

Your go-to places for style inspiration:

My go-to places for style inspiration would be Vogue.com

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Give us your top 5 style rules (Hint: We love this sample here:

Know Your Style This is the most important things when it comes to fashion. It’s not every trend that will suit you, it’s better you try different types of clothing to be able to find your style and when you do, you will practically slay everything your wear.

Always Experiment  Fashion can never die, so always try to experiment. Explore new areas of fashion, don’t always settle for comfort clothes, go out, shop, put different looks together, try them on and if you look at yourself in the mirror and you feel a bit wierd, trust me that’s probably a great look.

Buy 2 Of Your Favorite Items – I am so guilty of this one. I can walk into a store, sight a plain black t-shirt and end up by 2-3 pieces. It’s always advicable to buy multiple, because if you believe it will serve a purpose in your wardrobe, it’s better to have more than one, incase something happens to the other.

Never Forget Your Comfort – Comfort is very important when shopping. A short red dress with a deep v-neck might be gorgeous on a lady with small breasts but not so much on a lady with hugh boobs. So if you feel comfortable wearing certain things, then you should probable stick to them.

 

To Connect with Nikki:

BLOG:www.nikkiandtees.wordpress.com

INSTAGRAM: @Nikkiandtees

 

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