OK YOU GUYS WANNA HEAR A FUNNY STORY ITS A GOOD ONE (spoiler: it isn’t). So 6 years ago I worked for a luxury italian shoe company and corresponded often with Malikah in their Italy office who was from NYC. We talked and worked pretty frequently together but obviously never met because of the whole 2 different countries thing 🙂 fast forward to 2017 and this gal and i had stayed following each others lives on social media and BOTH started fashion blogs. one day, she contacted me to say, ummm hi why havent we met up yet?? (great question!) and do you want to shoot together?
of course that was a resounding yes! check out our shots below and get to know a little more about Malikah! you can find her on instagram @malikahkelly or on her blog at www.malikahkelly.com xx
Gimme the scoop: where ya from, whaddya do, who are yas?
I’m Malikah a fashion marketing manager! I also run a blog that focuses on fashion, beauty, lifestyle & travel
What are 3 words you would use to describe your blog? Your style?
My style is very New York Centric, kind of a mix of feminine glam and urban edge. I like blogging about how I fuse these elements in my day to day outfits and how I tie it all together with the right hair and makeup.
What advice would you have for someone moving to New York?
Put yourself out there – whether you have friends or family here you can always find a new tribe of people with similar interests and lifestyles to become friends with.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to work in fashion?
Never stop hustling. I’ve been in the industry over 10 years and it has not slowed down or skipped a beat.
Whats the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Don’t be afraid to be who you are
If you could only have 5 apps which would you have?
Google Maps, Snapchat, Twitter, Evernote, Period Tracker
Whats your total-day-off-time-for-yourself kind of day look like?
Sleep late which I never do. Get a good workout in, grab a fancy lunch alone, then lounge around my house watching bad TV and doing elaborate DIY nail art
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
Zanzibar! In my mind it’s absolute paradise and I can’t wait to go!
Any music currently on repeat?
I’ve been listening to a lot of SZA and Party Next Door
Whats your favorite meal – the meal you’d love at the snap of a finger at all times?
It’s a definite tie between a rib eye steak and loaded mashed potatoes or bucatini all’amatriciana
OK RAPID FIRE.
Wine or cocktails? Bourbon neat
Tacos or pizza? pizza
Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry? Meh, pass
Spotify or Pandora? Spotify
Club or dive bar? My couch
Saturday night or Sunday brunch? Sunday brunch
Expensive shoes or expensive bag? Both
Lipstick or eyeshadow? eyeshadow
Favorite podcast? The Read
Flats or heels? Depends on my agenda
Dogs or cats? Cats
Isn’t she the coolest?? Make sure to check her out!!