Style Feature | Rayona Jeffries

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NAME or Alias: Rae Nechelle

INSTAGRAM (OR TWITTER): Instagram: @rae_nechelle

ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius

ASPIRATIONS: I aspire to be strong enough to follow GOD’s plan for my life… whatever that may be. I want to be a Style Icon for my generation; we need to bring back Queens because we have enough Badd B**8#es.

HOBBIES: I have a passion for styling so in my spare time I enjoy making Mood & Style boards. I also enjoy modeling, shopping for trends, volunteering and creating new concepts.  Oh and of course burning my fingers gluing and cutting old stuff, LOL.

STYLE INSPIRATION: Mira Durma, NiNi Nguyen and Music. If I wake up listening to Lil’ Boosie I’ll most likely leave out the house Tom Boy Chic. If I start my day with Beyoncé I’ll give the people Glam Goddess for the day, LOL.

FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Gaudy Necklaces. I only purchase statement pieces, that spruce up simple looks.

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: Unconventional; I dress for the occasion or the mood I’m in. I take no more than 10 minutes to put a look together. Style is second nature for me. To me style is simple, not hard. Some people make it hard by trying to keep up with designer labels. I dress by the motto “Less Fashion, More Style!”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION SEASON?

Fall only because “The September Issue” told me so, LOL. Fall is the challenge season. You get a chance to play with layers; pairing leather with hints of fur; skirts and shorts with tights and boots. I live for the chilly nights; long sleeves, boots, leather jackets, and bold lipstick… YES!

NAME ONE CELEBRITY CLOSET YOU WISH YOU COULD RAID:

That’s a no brainer: RIHANNA!  Her style is unconventional and daring; you never know what you will find in her closet. 

SHARE ONE FASHION BRAND YOU SIMPLY CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF:

Currently digging Jeremy Scott’s work with Moschino, If you follow the brand you’ll know why.

WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL:

I am currently finding my way while expressing myself through my passion for styling, fashion and creativity. My faith in God will lead me to my destiny; I am building a brand that will launch spring 2015. Whatever I plan to do with my life God will be first; with him all things are possible. I will be the example to the next generation that you do not have to have it all figured out. You can be whatever you put time into being. You don’t have to be a product of your upbringing, you can beat the odds. I know I have a gift, once I nurture and invest in it my name will speak VOLUMES. I will then use it to give back and help save a life, because someone saved mine.

Style Feature | M. Jachuku O. Howard

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We ran an style contest on Instagram a while back with Fashion Photographer, Isaiah Headen and here is our winner of the #SIFashionKiller Contest…

NAME or Alias: M. Jachuku O. Howard

INSTAGRAM (OR TWITTER): Instagram: @Conscious_Brother

ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius

ASPIRATIONS: I aspire to become a fashion icon and creative director that can help influence and make change in the world.

HOBBIES: Poetry, Art, Dance, Technical theater, Soccer and Creating.

STYLE INSPIRATION: Travis Tetteh and Spencer Lee.

FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Afrocentric Jewelry

WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL: I enjoy the arts, fashion, black culture , poetry and meeting conscious people along side that I have created a local clothing brand to further express myself and make others fresher.

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: My Style is a clash between classy and urban with inspiration from all eras in time. My style involves a little bit of my personality therefore time periods are irrelevant when it comes to me looking good.

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HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AS OUR FIRST CONTEST WINNER AND FASHION KILLER?
I have thoroughly enjoyed being the DMV Fashion Killer. I have incorporated much of my experience into my applications for fashion programs that I have been applying for. Also working with Les Joueurs was a very exciting and fun experience. Their professionalism made the photo shoot go very smoothly. Working with Street Intell has also been a pleasure with all the good vibes that you send.

Photo Credit: Les Joueurs Photography

Current Vibes: The Proclamation

In honor of the Underachievers’ major feature in the KidSuper 2013 lookbook, we decided to kick it to this track. Along side rising New York city model Cykeem White; the Underachievers put it down with their title track “Land of Lords” off of the mixtape Indigoism.

S/O to the whole beast coast movement.