HI Taylor, tell us more about you, where you live, your aims and aspiration for 2013.
Hello! First, I would love to thank you, Brooklyn Grace, for giving me this opportunity. My name is Taylor Freeman, I'm eighteen years old, and I am currently living in North Carolina, attending a university as a fashion major. I come from a big family of eight people and I am the middle child [which has its ups and down]. My aims and aspirations for the upcoming year is to advance in my sense of style, become more knowledgeable of the fashion industry, and to just grow as a person all together. Nothing is more refreshing than the feeling of knowing your inner self.
What got you interested in fashion?
I would honestly have to say that my mother got me interested in fashion. I always use to watch her put together outfits and how she always knew how to coordinate which item with which piece. It seemed like it came natural to her and I wanted to try it myself, so I did. From that point on, I started making outfits come together before I eventually branched out and created my own style. I love to create simple outfits, but make them stand out with at least one statement piece. Also, style icons such as Grace Jones got me interested in the fashion world.
Share with us 3 random things about you.
I've never been 100 pounds in my life.
I have more heels in my closet than flats and sneakers.
If I could meet Leonardo DiCaprio, I would probably faint.
How would you define your style.
I don't think I can actually define my style since it changes so much. One minute I can be glamorous and girly, and the next minute I can be grunge and androgynous. My style usually shifts with my personal feelings so I guess I would describe it as being all around. One big mix.
What is your favorite outfit ever?
My favorite outfit would have to be this one by Nyane Lebajoa at http://nyane-duro-nervioso.
tumblr.com . The style is so grunge and makes a huge statement, from her hair all the way down to her shoes. I've always admired her style because it's so 80's and 90's grunge.
According to you what is most important in a look?
The most important things in a look to me are the shoes and the person's confidence. I say the shoes because a nice pair of heels or statement boots can make a simple outfit pop, or you can't have an amazing outfit and have a lack luster pair of shoes on. I then say confidence because anyone can rock an outfit, but not everyone can rock it well. You have to let people see that you know what you're wearing and that you're comfortable in it.
I love your hairstyle, tell us more about it.
I always wanted to do something crazy with my hair as a child, but at a young age, you're told what to do by your parents and you don't really have that much control over your self expression. So when I was finally able to make my own decisions, I decided to shave my head, both sides. Some women cherish their hair and most think that you're not beautiful if you don't have long hair, but to me...it's just hair. I was able to still feel beautiful when I shaved it all off. I added the braids to give it some flair and because I can wear it in so many unique styles. I love my hair.
Where do you shop your outfits?
99% of my outfits are all from thrift shops. I'd rather spend a lot of money on shoes than on clothes.
Do you have style icons?
Like I stated before, one of my style icons is Grace Jones along with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Momsen. All of these ladies bring fierceness to the table and aren't afraid to express themselves through clothing. I admire it deeply.
What are your favorite pair of shoes?
My favorite pair of shoes would have to be the Jeffrey Campbell. I love how the shoe is constructed with a cut out piece at the ankle. It's not typical at all.
Where can readers find more about you?