Age: 29

Sign: Cancer

Location: NYC

Occupation: Co-Founder of Everyday People & Brothers and Sisters

 photos by:  Mitchell Mclennan
 photo by:  Jaclyn Adams

photo by: Jaclyn Adams

What three words best describe your style?

Simple, comfortable, colorful


What is your favorite go-to look?

T shirt and boyfriend jeans


Who is your style icon(s)?

There isn't one particular person that I am inspired by, there are several. I love Diana Ross' silhouettes from the 70s. Her cosmopolitan glamour and black elegance. Lisa Bonet's boyish yet sexy style, boyfriend jeans paired with tight shirts, oversized blazers and loose tanks. Lastly, my mother a mix of traditional East African and western fashion.  They were black women who I looked up to growing up, my role models. 

Shot & edited by Ladin Awad

Where are your favorite places to shop?

I don't shop that often but I like Madewell, Zara, and thrifting


Favorite album at the moment?

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.


Where is your favorite spot to eat?

At the moment Ghenet, I get the combination platter. I can't get enough of Ethiopian food.

All time favorite book?

Ahh this is so hard. I love autobiographies, I really enjoy Maya Angelou's Heart of a Woman and Miles Davis' Autobiography. 


If you had the chance to fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Vietnam or India. I haven't had the chance to go to Asia. Hope to soon!


Name one thing someone would be surprised to know about you.   

That I am somewhat of an introvert. I am obsessed with The Simpsons


What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Watching cartoons

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 Sneakers designed by Saada for  Nike

Sneakers designed by Saada for Nike

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Araweelo.. Somali Queen from the past who was all about women's empowerment


What do you think about more than anything else?

How I can be a better person


Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Taking care of my family and creating opportunities for others. 


If you were a season, which would you be & why?

Summer! Because I thrive in the heat


Why is having a personal style important to you?

Its a reflection of your personality, a unique way of expressing yourself :)


 Saada for  Third Look

Saada for Third Look

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