Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight goes to 20 year old Baltimore, MD native Kashion aka Kash. She is a digital communications major who has an undeniable love for fashion who recently launched her blog to express her everyday fashion encounters. Kash says she always wanted to be in the fashion world since she was a toddler and her ultimate goal in life is to style a NYFW show.
Q: Tell us more about your blog .
Kash: People ask me all the time where Styled By The Influence comes from. Style is literally style. Nothing more. The influence is something I picked up from the “Above the influence” teen commercials. I always thought “I’m not above or below the influence. I AM the Influence.” Plus, growing up as a smart girl who never applied herself due to the lack of interest in school as well as my friends, we were overlooked.
( Above : Styles created by Kash )
We weren’t cared about from teachers, college counselors or even sometimes our parents because we weren’t straight A students. I started The Influence to express how my influence and others will no longer go unnoticed. A lot of people don’t even realize what impact their influence could have on people. So there it was. Kashoftheinfluence is my personal tumblr, while styledbytheinfluence.com is my fashion influence blog.
Q: What do you love about fashion ?
Kash: What I love about fashion is the story your clothes can tell and what your style says about you. Clothes are the very first impression people get of you.
Q: What/who inspires you ?
Kash: My biggest all time inspiration is June Ambrose. I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. Her show in VH1, her book, her style. I love everything about her. I really love how she engages her family in her fashion world as well.
Q: How would you describe your style ?
Kash: I would describe my style as city girl, yet tomboy chic. I love denim, leather, Dr Martens yet I would throw on a button down tucked into an A-Line skirt with flats any day.
Q: What are your favorite fashion pieces and trends ?
Kash : My favorite fashion pieces are my bracelet by Jahfarii, (ig name @jahfariibeads), oatmeal Rihanna Creepers, and a nice pair of ripped Zara jeans.My favorite trends are fur and the mixing of athletic wear with basics/everyday clothing.
Q: What are some of your favorite places to shop ?
Kash: My favorite places to shop are boohoo (an online uk based site) and consignment, thrift shops.With those, you’ll find the coolest one of a kind items.
Q: What are your plans for 2016 ?
Kash: Exciting things I have coming up in the future is styling some fashion shows as well as starting a Youtube channel to show the everyday life of Kashionn. My goals for 2016 are to travel more, have at least 5,000 on each of my social networks, and setting up my Youtube Channel.
For more on Kash’s journey make sure to follow her @kashionn
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Written by @dasiatheceo