DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS
GO TO LOOK:
I have an obsession with vintage designer bags, so no matter where I go or what I wear, I always style my outfit with a cute baguette. My go-to look is usually a pair of air force 1's, some vintage jeans, and a tee, with my favorite Dior bag.
This may seem all over the place lol, but I get fashion inspiration from so many different kinds of people. I love 90s Naomi Campbell, Fabolous (the rapper), SJP in Sex and the City (Seasons 1-3), 90s JLo, and Missy Elliot
FAVORITE BRANDS/PLACES TO SHOP:
Most of my closet is vintage! But if it's not, i love SSENSE, Depop, Opening Ceremony, and the Reformation
What sparked your interest in music?
I've been singing since I was a little girl. I started off singing in the choir at church, and then my interest for R&B music grew. I was inspired by artists like Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, and Brandy.
Who is your biggest musical influence?
Definitely Lauryn Hill
What are challenges you’ve faced while establishing your creative process?
One of the biggest challenges any artist faces is uncertainty. You start to doubt yourself and your ability to appeal to a wider audience. Many times, I would be writing and begin feeling like no one could possibly relate to what I was saying. It's honestly all about being comfortable with your voice and developing confidence.
Favorite song and/or album at the moment?
My favorite song at the moment is an afro beats song called "FIA" by Davido. My favorite album at the moment is Daniel Caesars "Freudian".
Where is your favorite spot to eat? What do you get?
My favorite place to eat is Sweet Chick! I'm a sucker for some chicken and waffles. I also love their mac and cheese!
All time favorite book?
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If you had the chance to fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Hawaii! To get away from this unbearable NY weather
Name one thing someone would be surprised to know about you.
I rather stay home then go out. I'm the ultimate home body
What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
I've always loved the name Tolani and I wanted to change my name so bad when I was younger.
What do you think about more than anything else?
My family and ways I can make them happy
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I see myself at the top of my game. I see myself as an established musician and model, hopefully beginning one of my many business ventures. In 5 years I hope to retire my parents and provide for them.
If you were a season, which would you be & why?
Summer!! I love the summer, warm weather makes me so happy. I feel like I'm always in a better mood when it's hot out.
Why is having a personal style important to you?
My personal style is sooooo important to me. It's who I am. It expresses the things that I love. It displays my mood and how I feel. As I evolve as a person, so does my personal style. I've always believed that you could tell a lot about a person by their personal style.