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Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight takes an inside look at Bahi Cosmetics.In this interview talk with 20 year old Maryland native and owner, Danielle Bahi on how she started her dream cosmetics line and the obstacles she faced since launching.
Dasia: Tell me something about yourself?
Danielle: I have a level of creativity that makes me seem odd to others
Dasia: I came across this company on Twitter and seen how bomb you are and how everyone really likes what you have to offer . What inspired you to start your own cosmetics line?
Danielle: I’ve always wanted to create a makeup line. I’ve been constructing Bahi for over 2 years mentally but lacked funds. After two years of holding off on a dream because of funds, I refused to let the funds stop me from accomplishing my dream. So I accomplished the mental dream I had. Didn’t want to hold back any longer
Dasia: How long has it been since launching Bahi Cosmetics ?
Danielle: Bahi has been running for 4.5 months now
Dasia: What are some pro’s and con’s to owning a business?
Danielle: Owning a business yet alone a business where you are your own distributor isn’t as beautiful as people paint it. It’s hard work, restless nights and a lot of dedication. You will see things, experience things and get frustrated over things all for a greater outcome. You will sacrifice all of you for your business at times. But it does provide freedom for a creative. You’re working on your own time, you’re your own boss & most importantly, you’re doing what you love.
Dasia? What are some of the obstacles that you faced since launching Bahi Cosmetics ?
Danielle: Bahi faced issues from software issues to misunderstandings. A while ago, Bahi’s men (the men who ran the Bahi page) held a discussion on the Bahi page that backfired because of misunderstandings and plays of words but we learned from it and grew from it.
DasiaL How did you come up with the name ?
Danielle: It’s actually my last name.
Dasia: When did you know that you wanted to become a makeup artist ?
Danielle: 5th grade, when art became a form of escape for me & I vowed never to let it go.
Dasia: What do you love about makeup?
Danielle: I love everything honestly
Dasia: How long have you been doing makeup ?
Danielle : I have been doing makeup for 7 years now. I’ve been an esthetician for a year now
Dasia: What makes you different then any other makeup brand ?
Danielle : I don’t do this for the money, I do this to actually bring a smile to someone’s face and that’s the best goal I can have. Seeing people happy about my products and seeing how my products change people is my form of therapy. It makes me feel as if I’m doing something right.)
Dasia: What product(s) are your best sellers ?
Danielle : So far? The serum had been selling like crazy & It’s because it’s magic in a bottle.
Dasia: Have you hear of Fxshnjunke before? If not, what you are thoughts ?
Danielle : I heard about to through a friend and so far my thoughts? You guys are pretty awesome!
Dasia: Thanks so much ! ☺️ . What can your customers expect from Bahi Cosmetics in 2017?
Danielle: You can expect more surprises like the eyelashes and much more items popping up soon on the Bahi page)
Dasia: Where do you see Bahi Cosmetics in the next 5 years ?
Danielle: We shall be selling right next to Tom ford and also have our own store
Make sure to follow Bahi Cosmetics on IG and Twitter @bahicosmetics and shop the latest products at shopbahi.com
Written by @dasiatheceo
So proud of my little cousin and first his first mixtape . He’s been working so hard grinding and perfecting his craft every single day and I’m so proud of how much he has grown into a young man . Love you cuzzo! #SupportLocalTalent
Download Bakkwood – Gankster The Mixtape
Download Gankster The Mixtape at spinrilla , live mixtapes .
Written by @dasiatheceo
Yess our girl Ayanis is back at it again with another single You Musta Forgot produced by Mello The Producer . I’m loving the visuals in this one ! So excited to see more of her work for 2017 ! View full video below !
Check out our previous posts of Ayanis here
Written by @dasiatheceo
Have you heard Cash Money/Rich Gang ‘s Jacquees new mixtape Since You Playin? Fans have been patiently waiting for more music every since last mixtapes Mood and Lost At Sea . Jacquees said via IG that the album is still in the works and since we been waiting this should hold us until the album releases. I’ve only been listening to this mixtape for one day and I already have like three fav songs lol. Since You Playin features B.E.D remix which was the most popular song from Mood which features Quavo and Ty Dolla Sign. Other features include Tory Lanez, Tank and more.
Download Since You Playin now at Sprinrilla, Live Mixtapes, Dat Piff
Written by @dasiatheceo
Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features 28 year old Baltimore, MD native Dayna Bolden aka @ItsDaynaDane who is a mom, wife, blogger and co founder of the blog @CHICNaturalistas ! . Dayna talks with us about how passionate she is about inspiring women to embrace their natural hair in style and uplifting and encouraging women to pursue their passions.
Dasia: Let’s talk about how you became a blogger, what inspired you ? Is it your fulltime job ?
Dayna: I became a blogger after starting my social media page @chicnaturalistas. After the success of that page, my partner Brittany and I decided we should expand upon our style and hair on a blog, so we started chicnaturalistas.com and haven’t looked back since! Currently, I am working my blog like it is a full time job, but I do still have a 9-5- for now 🙂
Dasia: How long have you been blogging?
Dayna: I have been blogging for 2 years
Dasia: I love what you and Marcy are doing with CHICNaturalistas , which is a natural hair and fashion blog combined. How did you two meet ? How did you guys come up with this idea ?
Dayna: Brittany (aka Marcy Marz) and I have been friends for over 15 years! We both went natural together, and have always loved fashion. One random day, we decided to create a platform where we can showcase the beauty of natural hair while merging our love for fashion. We felt that there was a void in our community where both the hair and the fashion was combined, so we decided to fill that void.
Dasia: For new followers, what exactly is CHICNaturalistas about?
Dayna: A CHICNaturalista is about the fashionable and stylish woman who embraces the beauty of her natural hair. She is effortlessly classy with her style and creative with her hair. She is fierce, she is bold, she is herself. She is a CHICNaturalista. This is what our website and platform is all about; showcasing and inspiring that woman.
Dasia: What is some advice for aspiring bloggers who wants to become a blogger fulltime?
Dayna: I would definitely say it does not happen overnight. I have been blogging for two years now and I still have a ton of goals that I want to achieve before I leave my full time job. But I must say, in order to get to that level, it will take a ton of hard work, effort and passion. You have to be willing to make certain sacrifices to go above and beyond for your brand in order for it to reach its full potential.
Dasia: How long have you been natural?
Dayna: I have ben natural for 4 years.
Dasia: I’m obsessed with your pictures, what camera do you use?
Dayna: Thank you so much!! I personally use my iphone a lot, but I do have a Nikon D5300 camera that I use if I shoot my own style photos. But the majority of the time, I work with a few different photographers. ☺
Dasia: I also love that you’re in my area as well (DMV) , and I’ve seen that you have collaborated with so many other natural hair bloggers in the area as well, such as Natural Temi and Ronkeraji , what do you love about collaborating with other bloggers?
Dayna: I think collaboration is great, and I am all about woman supporting other woman. One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to meet and create with other like-minded creatives! It is the best thing.
Dasia: Let’s talk about how you be slaying on a daily basis. Absolutely love your style! What inspires your style?
Dayna: Thank you so very much! Honestly, my style is inspired by my mood, whatever I am feeling that day is what I will put on. From super classy chic, to dressed down and casual. I like to switch it up. But one thing that remains constant with my style, is that it is clean, timeless and CHIC!
Dasia: Favorite places to shop?
Dayna: I am loving Zara right now. Every time that I go into that store I am guaranteed to find something! I also love Top Shop.
Dasia: What are your current must haves for the fall/winter?
Dayna: My current must haves are cute high-ankle boots and a fur coat!
Dasia: Have you visited the new casino MGM yet ? If so, what do you think about it?
Dayna: I haven’t visited it yet, but I am down for you to take me and help me win some money lol!
Dasia: LOL !!! Not only are you a blogger but you’re a mom and wife aka #ThemBoldens ( love that lol ) , What do you think is the key of managing your blog and family at the same time ?
Dayna: Aww thanks so much! Yes, it is definitely a struggle at times, but what I have found to work for me is prioritizing and time management! I start my days SUPER early (like 4:45am) so that I can tackle everything, from blog work, 9-5 work and mommy/wife duties. I am hashtag Never Not working lol, but I love what I do so I make it work. It definitely helps having an understanding support system like my husband and family that helps me when I am traveling for my blog, or attending events!
Dasia: When did you see or hear about Fxshnjunke ? What are your thoughts on it ?
Dayna: I have been following you all for a long time, I think since the beginning. I remember when you had around 500 followers! I love how much it has grown! I found you through Instagram simply because you have shown so much love and support to my page. I love that you are consistently sharing dope looks that inspire me! I love what you are doing, keep it up!!
Dasia: Awee thanks so much 😊 . What are some of your goals for 2017?
Dayna: Some of my goals includes to continue to grow my blog and personal brand, have an event here in Baltimore and build a business that will allow me to be my own boss-forever.
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Dayna: In 5 years I see myself owning my own creative agency, an accessories line for CHICNaturalistas, and having an amazing blog on the level of Fashion Bomb Daily! ☺
Written by @dasiatheceo
Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features 23 year old Belarus and Moscow fashion blogger , Antony aka Delta Mars who is a lover of street , style aspiring designer and creator. In this interview we talk how he started his own clothing line, some of his favorite places in Moscow and more.
Dasia: How did you get into fashion?
Antony: I always liked to look good and during high school times I became interested in a variety of clothing brands, try to find some of them here… [Moscow] but when you’re schoolboy from Belarus you can’t afford to buy full collection of Givenchy under Riccardo Tisci, which at that time was my biggest passion. Over time I increase the range of exciting brands for myself and became to my own sense of style and fashion.
Dasia: Your style is so dope, how would you describe your style?
Antony: Thank you again. It’s fully street style only, I don’t get into all this traditionally men clothing with suits and short, in my opinion, t-shirts, don’t hate it, but it isn’t for me. I like a lot of luxury brands, but look at their new collection now, all of them are inspired by street style.
Dasia: I’m such an advocate for layering, what are some key tips for anyone who wants to portray that look?
Antony: I absolutely love layering! The most important thing is: have basic long tank tops as the lowermost layer. As basic I mean black, white, grey, burgundy and another 2 or 3 of colors that you wear. Also important for layering is a flannels, in warm times it’ll be your top layer. I have too much in my collection and do it in F.G.L. line too.
Dasia: Your also a designer and creator of your own clothing line which is called FGL. What inspired you to become a designer?
Antony: At first I want to mention that I do it with my very good close friend Dima Bychick. As I mentioned above, I started to get involved in good clothes in high school. Since that time I was looking for the perfect form of clothing for myself. I have tried many types of clothing, it was wide jeans as Fat Joe would wear and super skinny as Lil Wayne. I have understood that clothes always need to change for yourself & after it I thought “why can’t I just do everything by myself”. So..this is it.
Dasia: What does FGL stand for? What kind of clothing do you design?
Antony: It’s clothing where we are feeling our self. This is mantra, most important thing: to do what you like for yourself , what you would wear for yourself. It makes absolutely no sense to do something without passion and love. All divided seasonal, but main thing is shirts with perfect color and tailoring on our opinion, flannels & ripped denim.
Dasia: If someone wants to start their own clothing brand, what are some good manufacturers that can help?
Antony: Ohhh…the very first step is to define creativity, can you make t-shirts or denim, paint or create new forms. After should talk with experienced local brand owners. Here [in Moscow], everything is completely different in the industrial sector from all over the world, so it’s hard to say really. But everywhere there is a college where they teach seamstresses, there really can always help with the start of production.
Dasia: I want to visit Moscow someday! ,and I love the Russian fashion culture, What are some of your favorite Russian brands?
Antony: Sounds good! So…you obligatorily need to check Volchok Clothing (instagram.com/volchokclothing) & Actual Negative (instagram.com/actualnegative), these two brands of clothing are made by one person. First is a very famous and the second not popular here, but you need to check it out. Local hyped graphic t-shirts by Sever Clothing (instagram.com/severclothing) and Dobrota (instagram.com/dobrotaclothes). Very good winter jackets by Grunge John Orchestra & for fashion Outlaw Moscow, Daniil Landar, crazy talented Tigran Avetisyan, Sorry I’m Not, NAIDAL and Alexandre Plokhov.
Wizzol X is back at it again with the most highly anticipated fashion show based in the DMV area, Rose Fashion Show 5. I had the pleasure of attending Rose Fashion Show 2 at the North Hall in Washington,DC back in 2015 . This year the show will be taking place at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD on February 4 at 6pm. I’m so excited to be able to attend this year’s show to network and see all of the dope collections from some amazing designers and the special performances from artists that are in the local area. Check out my previous post about the last Rose Fashion Show here .
Some of the line up includes FFNR Clothing ( check out my interview with the owner Domo here ), EAT, Goon Milk, Rich Doll, Vinichi Minyon, Fox Mod and more .
Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight goes to 24 year old DMV native DomoRay aka Yamo who young Painter/Designer thats into fashion and is trying to take advantage of his gifts & talents to pave the way for others.Orginally born in Seat Pleasant, MD and currently in Woodbridge, VA , Domo talks with us about how he started his own clothing line, gives us some tips and more.
Dasia: So lets go back to the beginning, what inspired you to create your own clothing line ?
Domo: What inspired me? Honestly…MY PEERS. In high school I was that small little shy kid that was always fashionable. Everybody always said I should of started a line , but I brushed it off then.
Dasia: What does FFNR clothing stand for ? How long has it been since you started it ?
Domo: FFNR(fin-nar) Forever Fly Never Regular. I officially released it back in March 2015.
Dasia: What was the process like of you getting your brand out there in the DMV fashion community ?
Domo: A whole lot of networking. People reposting my brand via Instagram etc. The first year was dope.
Dasia: Your designs are really dope! Do you design everything from the tops, hats, jackets etc ?
Domo: Thank you. Yes the designs ideas & everything comes from me until I build a team.
Dasia: When did people start to notice your brand ?
Domo: My first year honestly. I was selling out on every release. I just have to do more shows/pop up shops this year to stay notice.
Dasia: What school did/do you attend?
Domo: NOVA ( Northern Virgina Community College ) , dropped out back in 2011. Either I wasn’t prepared or it wasn’t for me. I salute everyone that’s in school & graduating.
Dasia: How do you react when you see people wearing your brand ?
Domo: Like a fat kid loves cake, its heartwarming! Seriously its a great feeling, especially from someone you dont know. I appreciate my fanbase!
Dasia: How can anyone buy some of these dope items from FFNR Clothing ?
Dasia: For anyone who wants to start their own clothing brand, what are some tips and advice you would give them?
Domo: Surprisingly I get asked this from people all the time & try to help. Because I tried to ask when I wanted to start but got hit with the cold shoulder. But I would say make something unique that has a true meaning behind it that catches the eye. However you brand yourself is what crowd you’re gonna bring. & keep networking do shows & pop up shops.
Dasia: Name some celebrities you want to see wearing your brand ?
Domo: Shy Glizzy, Wale, Fabulous & others
Dasia: How did you hear about Fxshnjunke? What do you think about it ?
Domo: I think I ran across the page off the discover page a year and followed ever since. ITS DOPE! You stay up to date on the fashion & builds a platform for others of the fashion world. KEEP IT UP! Im with it
Dasia: Thanks so much ! What are some of your goals for 2017?
Domo: I’m not a big goal planner, I keep it simple. I got 2 for you:
1. Be productive every month of 2017(interviews,shows,pop-up,releases)so i should be busy every month.
2. Maybe have my 1st show of any sort. From a fashion show to a art show.
Dasia: Where do you see yourself and FFNR in the next 5 years ?
Domo: A Store. Im not rushing anything though.
Written by @dasiatheceo