MEKDELA

Age: 25

Location: NYC

Occupation: Story Teller

 

IG: @MEKDEEZY @GGURSHA

 

 

What 3 words describe your style the best?

A person who likes to express herself through womanhood heritage and happiness, and sometimes that happiness means wearing a onesie.

 

What is your realest guilty pleasure?

My consumption of hot cheetos, or the outfits I wear while I'm buying hot cheetos, usually at around 1am. My bodega dudes see me in some far out shit. I feel way more pleasure than guilt about it though.

 Go to outfit?

I tend to wear the same outfit for about a week until I'm into something else. These days I've been wearing a hoodie so I can cover my ears, a pair of jeans or my leather @GGURSHA pants, my zigzag fur coat and either my platform candies boots or harley mules so that my feet are high off the ground and stay warmer. I also realize I play around with makeup more in the winter, been slapping on bright liners.

What kind of music are you into?

Most of the music I listen to is old. Nina Simone, Sade, Aretha, Stevie Wonder, J Dilla, Erykah.... My cousin Mizan K is really the only new piece of work that I repeat as much as I do the old.

Do you have any favorite brands or places to shop?

I don't have any brand allegiance. I tend to get obsessed with some style and then just look for it on ebay or local Goodwills/Unique until I find it, or make it myself. I went to Ethiopia last month and didn't have sunglasses so I wore my dad's wife's old Gucci ones the whole time. They were so tight. The perfect oval and brown. So I got back and spent eons finding oval sunglasses with the right angle of cat eye. That's really how GGURSHA started, I wanted dope leather pants and tops made out of Habesha kemis fabric and it didn't exist anywhere.

 

 

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