Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features fashion blogger and owner of No Ordinary She , Ada Oguntodu . Straight out of the UK, Ada is the just a girl who loves to play with clothes in which we instantly loved her style from the start. From taking her own photos to running her own blog she talks with us about her views on trends , celebrity style and how she is able to do what she loves every single day.
Dasia: What inspired you to become a fashion blogger ?
Ada: Something called ‘Social Media’ sprung up from no where and I thought yes!!! This is my chance, now or never!
Dasia: How long have you been blogging ?
Ada: My blog took off Mid 2014, so approximately 2 and a half years now. 2 and a half years of so much fun doing what I love the most.
Dasia: What inspired the name No Ordinary She ?
Ada: ‘No ordinary she’ represents an attitude to dressing up… Forever experimental, playful and unconventional attitude to fashion. A woman whose not afraid to be whatever she wants.
Dasia: When it comes to taking blog photos, what is some advice you can give aspiring bloggers who wants to perfect having bomb outfit photos ?
Ada: I take my photos myself and I have to confess it’s tougher than when one has a dedicated photographer. However, whichever way you get your photos taken, be patient, take lots of shots, move around, try different facial expressions and poses and in the end hope that you get a shot that interprets your look just the way you intended.
Dasia: Let’s talk style, I’m obsessing with how creative your looks are what/who inspires your style ?
Ada : Aww thank you so much! Like I said, for me it’s all about the fun attitude to clothes. Its about looking for other possibilities rather than what we already know. It goes way beyond buying the most expensive things on the racks because the beauty of it is guaranteed. I get the kick from taking an ordinary piece and making the most out of it.
Dasia: How would you describe your style ?
Ada: I would say experimental. Love a mix of street, retro and chic… want everything! lol
Dasia: Now , you love to bargain shop, which would you rather prefer, thrift store, clearance racks or both ?
Ada: Thrift Stores all the way!!! Loll. I can’t deny I love sale seasons though…. The more I can get for my money the better, it just means I have more to play with, win win! 🙂
Dasia: Where are you favorite places to shop ?
Ada :I adore H&M. Mango, Zara, and Topshop are also at the top of my list.
Dasia: Current favorite fall trends ?
Ada: Although I’m not very big on trend, but for Fall I would always love the resurgence of anything Khaki. Parka jackets in particular
Dasia : Name 3 celebrities you think have slayed for the entire 2016 based on their style/ looks ?
Ada: Celebrities are not exactly the most stylish people I know, only one comes to mind though, Solange Knowles if you insist. I’d rather go for Fashion Magazine editors like Yasmin Sewells or Sarr Jamois etc.
Dasia: Now lets talk hair, loveeee your bush ! What are some key tips to maintaining natural hair, whether if its a bush, curly , straight, etc.
Ada: Conditioning all day errday! 🙂
Dasia: What keeps you motivated everyday ?
Ada: Just the unconditional love I have for dressing up. You‘ve got to love anything you do in life because there will always be good and tough times, discouragements, disappointments but your love and passion keeps you going regardless.
Dasia: You have been doing some serious traveling girl ! lol . Where were some of the places you traveled to this year and which vacation was your favorite and why ?
Ada: I have traveled for both work and pleasure, mostly pleasure though. My favorite for the year will have to be the Xmas holidays in LA With my entire family. Mum slaying in her kitchen with delicacies, lots of family games, banters…. Nothing more perfect! 🙂
Dasia: Have you heard of Fxshnjunke before ? If not, what are your thoughts about it ?
Ada: I definitely know fxshnjunke. I have to first of all thank you for all your love and support all the years so far. I’m nothing without all the love I get from the likes of you and I might not say or show it much but I’m crippled with love for you guys, thanks so much! You rock!
Dasia: Aww thanks so much ! What are some of your goals for 2017?
Ada: In 2017 I’m just going to continue to be myself, learn from my mistakes and use my experience so far to get better at what I do.
Dasia: Where can you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
Ada: I hope by then I’ll be doing this full time, consultations and most likely a fashion line… fingers crossed 🙂
Written by @dasiatheceo