Stalked: Omenaa, New York Stylist
27 January 2014
Recently I stalked the lovely Omenaa Boakye, a British born, New York based stylist on the back streets of Soho, and quizzed her over a coffee about her style and career.
What do you do? What's cool about your job?
I am a Fashion Stylist and Journalist. I like the fact that every day is different, one day I might be shooting on location at the beach, the next day I’m running around showrooms looking for the perfect looks. I also love that I get to meet new people, from clients to photographers.
What cool projects are you working on at the moment?
I have just finished working on two editorial shoots for a magazine and now I am getting ready for New York fashion week which starts in a couple of weeks.
Where do you love to shop in NYC and London?
I literally shop everywhere and anywhere, my list is endless. I like anything that is different; unique cuts, bold prints and interesting detail.
Who's your favourite designer?
There are several, but I can name a few : - ) for accessories, I currently love the new Mikky Melon bags; they are spacious, compact and come in great colours. Mulberry is another favourite, I like their structure and detailing; I’m in love with the Willow Tote at the moment. For clothing, I like the quintessentially British style of Burberry, the lady-like look of Prada and the bold prints of Marni. I also like Alice & Olivia and Catherine Malandrino.
How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic - my style is very varied; it really depends on my mood and the occasion.
Five items you can't live without?
My phone – from staying in touch with family and friends to website research and checking my emails, I don’t know where I would be without it.
My laptop – I use it a lot for research and writing articles.
My Bible – I am a Christian so having a bible to refer to is very important to me, it helps me make the right decisions.
My Pretty Ballerina ballet flats – I like to wear flat shoes when I have a lot of running around to do. My Pretty Ballerinas are comfortable and stylish.
My watch – I always have several things to do in one day, as a result, I am constantly checking my watch.
Follow Omenaa on Instagram: @omenaastylelink
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