A Stylistic Feature: Meet Aaliyah of Exalting Beauty

Aaliyah Taylor Age: 20 www.exaltingbeauty.blogspot. com

Aaliyah Taylor
Age: 20

1. What does style mean to you? Style means, in my opinion, the way in which something is expressed. With style, it doesn't matter about the labels or how people think of you, but how you feel when you express yourself through clothing.

2. When did you start to develope your personal style? Wow, let's see...I develop my style the summer of me entering the 11th grade. I've always wanted to be different and not be label as the same or basic. I love to hear people talk about what I wear or look, whether it's good or bad. But, during that summer, I decided to shave one side of my hair, and my style just flourished from there.

3.Favorite Stores? I'm going to try to narrow this list down. Thrift Stores, Forever21, UrbanOutfitters, ASOS.com, Target, K-Mart. Just basically anywhere that has good deals (because I am cheap).

4.Favorite piece(s) in your closet? Well, I have these handmade harem pants that my aunt gave me. They are all made from real silk. Another one of my favorite pieces is my black with white polka dot, flare out skirt. I bought that skirt from TJ-Maxx, for $2, about 4 years ago. I wear it with anything.

5.A must have item. What are you currently looking for? Miu-Miu pointed Oxford. Those oxfords are so amazing, yet expensive. But I am saving my monies up for them.

6. Do you consider yourself trendy? Umm...In some instances, I do consider myself trendy, but sometimes not on purpose, if that makes sense. I just wear what I feel.:)

7.What do you thing people are able to take away from your style? I think people are able to take away that it's awesome and fun to be yourself. Being plus size, some girls don't know who they are, and that they have to be this type a way, in order to get this attention or that they don't have the confidence to pull off a style. With my style, I try to set an example that first, its okay to be a big girl, second, that just because you are plus size, does not mean that you can not wear what you want to wear, as long as you feel good in it & look good in it.

8. Style Icons/Inspirations? My inspiration comes from anything that catches my eye, to be honest. If I like it, I'll take what I like from what I saw, and try to make it my own. I have a lot of style icons. Each day, its a new one, lol. But I have to say my mom, Gabi Gregg, from Gabifresh.com, Anna Wintour, Carrie Bradshaw/Sarah Jessica Parker, & Jill Scott. A big melting pot of style.

9.Any final words to reader about fashion or style in general? Final words: In order to have fashion & style, you need to find out who you are. If you don't know who you are, you style will look like everybody else's style, you will buy what everybody else buys, you will do what everybody else does. Set yourself apart, BE TRUE, BE YOU!

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