Alnisa is so special to us that we selected her to star in our very first customer lookbook! She received the ELOQUII treatment from head to toe, and selected the outfits that she and model Christina are wearing. We had so much fun with her on set that we wanted to give you the chance to get to know her better, too. Meet Alnisa!
ELOQUII: What or who inspired your interest in fashion?
A: I would have to say that my mother was the one who initially inspired my interest in fashion. Until about the 6th grade I was a gloried tomboy, who only wore sneakers and sweats. When my mom brought me my first pair of Calvin Klein jeans I was hooked. She taught me how to purchase a few key wardrobe pieces and the various ways to style and accessorize. Essence Magazine could always be found in our home, which further was always jam packed with fashion ideas and tips for the modern woman of all shapes and sizes. Fast forward to the present, the various plus size bloggers such as; beauticurve, The Curvy Fashionista are just a few ladies who constantly inspire me to push the status quo of what a “plus size” woman should wear.
E: Tell us about your style.
Alnisa: My style is an amalgamation of classic, on trend and retro pieces. From Monday thru Friday I’m usually more conservative, but that doesn’t mean I have to be boring. I tend to break up the monotony by mixing and matching separates with things like; boldly printed tops, FABOULOUS statement necklace. The standard black, blue or grey suit simply won’t cut it for me. I love blazers and shoes that offer intricate details that is cutting edge, sophisticated and age appropriate. My weekend looks tends vary depending on my mood and destination. You might find me in a moto jacket, boyfriend jeans and chuck Taylor’s or a poncho, riding boots and jeggings.
E: Do you get ready to music in the morning?
A: Yes, I do. I always felt that music fuels the soul, so I try to listen to tunes that uplift. What’s on your playlist? My playlist consists of Jill Scott, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mary Mary etc. I tend to embrace sounds from all genres.
E: What do you think about when you’re putting a look together?
A: When getting ready the things that I take in consideration is where I am going, who I am meeting with and how do I want to be perceived. Once I leave the room I want to be remembered!! What do you look for? I look for comfort, style and clothes that accentuate my curves.
E: You’re a pro online shopper. Have any tips?
A: The biggest tip I could give would be to sizing, sizing and more sizing. It is imperative to take your measurements and to pay very close attention to sizing charts and structure of the brand you’re purchasing from. Another important tip would be to simply shop “Eloquii”