Black Beauties, during Women’s History Month, take time to celebrate you!
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shanaisia Brown, founder of It Girl Image & Interior Consulting , and asking her a few questions about beauty, image and style. Here’s the download:
How important is image?
Image is very important. It can boost ones self esteem or just simply allow a person to express his or her self. Image can also enhance life opportunities.
Is it hard to help someone find their own style without incorporating your own taste?
To make sure my clients needs are met, I incorporate a questionnaire into my consultation. This allows me to understand who they are and what my service can provide. It is sometimes hard for the client to understand change, which is natural. Change requires breaking a routine of habits that will allow the transformation to take place.
If someone wanted to revamp their style, where is the first place they should start?
A person interested in revamping their style, should start by identifying what warrants change (career image, cosmetic image, etc) and focus on one task at a time. After identifying the areas, go to various clothing and cosmetic stores and try on everything! You can even ask for samples of make-up. This take practice, patience and an open mind.
Why did you launch this business? Who is your audience?
I launched my business because of my love for all aspects of fashion and decorating. My love for fashion began at a early age, around elementary school. I sketched my own graduation dress that my mom had made for me. I still have that dress. It’s my first piece of inspiration and introduction into the world of fashion. I’ve gone on to study fashion design and visual merchandising. I also launched my business to help young women and men enhance their style as well. Self expression is important, but so is self respect. I want to show our young black generation that our culture and style can be expressed without vulgarity and disrespect. With that said, my audience isn’t defined. Fashion is a part of life, young and old alike.
Do you help your clients regain self esteem?
Yes, my clients are very happy with their transformations. Their self esteem and confidence level increase dramatically.
What celebrity do you think has the most style?
Rihanna has great style because it’s not defined. In my opinion, her fashion is emotionally driven. She is very unique and multi- faceted.
Some of the It Girl’s work:
Photo Credits: It Girl Imaging, www.itgirl4ever.com