“FASHION NEEDS A BITCH LIKE ME” *FXSHNJUNKE SPOTLIGHT* FT SCOT LOUIE

These days it’s not about keeping up with the latest trends, it’s about being yourself and that’s exactly what bomb wardrobe stylist based out of Brooklyn, NY, Scot Louie , refers to when he says ” #FashionNEEDSme” . The twenty-four year old has set the bar when it comes creativity and fashion and here at FXSHNJUNKE we love it all ! We caught up with Scot to talk about his beginnings in the fashion industry, styling for countless celebrities and more !
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Dasia: How did you get into styling ?
 
Scot:  I began my career actually when I was 15, I assisted a stylist on a reality series… She later ended up getting fired and I was promoted
 
Dasia: How long have you been styling ?
 
Scot: In October 2017 .. I’ll be on my 9th year of styling
 
Dasia: What do you like most about fashion?
 
Scot: I love that fashion is ever-changing, ever-evolving, there’s always something or someone new!
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(above: Styled by Scot Louie)
 
Dasia: Your work is outstanding, what type of shoots do you like styling for ?
 
Scot: I ideally love an editorial with a model. I love celebrities as well but with models I can feel free to fully create with no input or ego
 
Dasia: What do you like most about what you do ?
 
Scot : I love the opportunity to boss up and create! I like that my girls come to me and know they’re in great hands
 
Dasia: You’ve styled so many celebrities , including Elisa Johnson, what was it like when you first met her ?
 
Scot: Meeting Elisa was an incredible time for me! I remember it like it was yesterday! She was so bright and full, she filled up the entire conference room with her energy… and her look was so chic!

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(above: Scot pictured with Elisa Johnson and Ryan Destiny of FOX’s hit series Star )

 
Dasia: Talk to me about your hashtag #FashionNEEDSme, what is the significance of that ?
 
Scot:  I think fashion is in a very fragile space where a lot of people are making the same moves, staying “trendy” and not being innovative. So “FashionNEEDSme” is because I want to be the voice and vision for change… Fashion Needs a Bitch Like Me !
 
Dasia: YASSSSS lol : How would you describe your style ?
 
Scot: My style is “ghetto luxe” … The urban girl who know lives on Park Avenue
 
Dasia: What are two fun facts about you that nobody knows?
 
Scot: Fun facts… I’m a really great cook and I’m wildly obsessed with competing with myself
 
Dasia: What are some of the best trends out right now for 2017 ?
 
Scot: I’m having a love affair with yellow right now, and patent leather/latex.. the wet look is HOT!
 
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Dasia: What is it like being a stylist and working on the red carpet ?
 
Scot: The red carpet is such a rewarding time for a stylist. To experience all of the energy and flashing lights its such a huge adrenaline rush
 
Dasia: Favorite fashion brands ?
 
Scot: I’m obsessed with Marques Almeida, and Jacquemus
 
Dasia: Ooouuu I’ve never heard of them before, I’m def gonna check them out ! What are some of your favorite places to shop ?
 
Scot: Personally I love Wasteland in LA  or SSENSE online in NY I’m literally everywhere from Barneys to Curve to Jeffrey!
 
Dasia: If someone wanted you to style them for their next shoot, where can they reach you ?
 
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( above: styled by Scot Louie, model : Ryan Destiny)
Scot:  The best place to reach me is via email at Scot@ScotLouie.com or on www.ScotLouie.com
 
Dasia: Have you ever heard of Fxshnjunke before ? If not, what are your thoughts ?
 
Scot: I have! I keep myself abreast on the latest and greatest in fashion and blogs
 
Dasia: Yessss ! What are some of your goals for 2017 ?
 
Scot:  In 2017 I plan to incorporate more color into my styling and my personal wardrobe, this is also the year I plan to become a more “famous” stylist
 
Dasia: I’m def here to support your journey along the way ! Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
 
Scot: In 5 years I plan to be fully bi-coastal, I plan to have a Creative Branding and Consulting group, and to be named a Top Stylist by the Hollywood Reporter. Also apart of the Forbes 30 Under 30 !
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Be sure to keep up with Scot at @scotlouie for some of his latest work .
Written by @dasiatheceo

“I QUIT MY JOB AT FEDEX TO BRAID HAIR FULLTIME ” *FXSHNJUNKE SPOTLIGHT* FT @latrease.jordan

Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features a 24 year old  Dallas , Texas native who is an entrepreneur and bomb hair braider, Latrease Jordan. We linked up with her to talk about how she started doing hair, what her future goals as an hairstylist is and more !
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Dasia: How did you get into doing hair ?
 
Latrease: I’ve actually been braiding since the age of 10. I actually took my craft serious two years ago. One day I woke up literally and was like I refuse to work a 9 to 5 I rather be my own boss and every since that day I have been braiding. I actually quit my job at fedex to braid full time.
 
Dasia: What inspired you to actually want to pursue being a hairstylist ?
 
Latrease: I actually got inspired by one of my fellow instagramers @Idlelocs I always admired her work and not may people in my area offer goddess locs or faux locs , so I took advantage of that and offered a service that I knew is most popular.
 
Dasia: What is the most request style customers ask for ?
 
Latrease: Goddess locs are the most requested at the moment it has been one of the most popular styles that I offer.
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Dasia: Do you do any other styles other than braiding ? If so, what kind ?
 
Latrease: At the moment I am only doing braids I don’t offer any other styles other than braids.
 
Dasia: Have you ever had a customer come from out of town just to get their hair done by you ?
 
Latrease: I actually have multiple clients that have come from out of town specially for me and I find it amazing I am very blessed to have them.
 
Dasia: If any new customers would like to book an appointment with you how can they do that ?
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Latrease: If you guys are interested in booking with @latrease.jordan @braidsbytrease please visit the link below https://braidsbytrease.acuityscheduling.com/ .
 
Dasia: You have a cute style , what are some of your favorite places to shop ?
 
Latrease: Favorite places to shop would be number one FOREVER21! I swear I’m there every other day .Most of my clothes are from there I’m not into high end like that because it’s not that serious to me. I also shop at love culture as well and pac sun is another one of my favs.
I am very ambitious like if I want something I will go out and get it I don’t look for hand outs I have always been that way and I’m very independent.- Latrease 
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Dasia: How would you describe your style ?
 
Latrease: I would describe my style tomboy/90s ish , really the way I dress depends on the type of mood I’m in or the type of place I’m going.
 
Dasia: Besides hair , what are some other things you like to do ?
 
Latrease: Outside of braiding when I have spare time I model , Before I put my braiding skills to work I was modeling , but now I feel I’m always at the shop so I hardly have time to do anything , once the weekend hits its a total different story because I most definitely T up! Haha
 
Dasia: Yesssss LOL !! What are your favorite type of shoes you like to wear ?
 
Latrease: My favorite shoes at the moment are vans , fenty creepers and reebok I have sooooo many so it’s hard to choose a favorite at the moment.
 
Dasia: What do you think most of your followers are following you for ?
 
Latrease: On the business side most of them follow me on my business page for business as far as my personal page the entertainment and because of my sense of style.
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Dasia: Have you ever heard of Fxshnjunke before ?
 
Latrease: I’ve actually heard of Fxshnjunke before from a fellow instagramer.
 
Dasia: Aweee. yasssss lol . What are some of your goals for 2017?
 
Latrease: A few goals that I have for 2017 business wise are to continue to expand my brand and my name and become a travel braider and get a few celebrities under my belt hair wise. Start looking for a building for my own beauty bar etc.
 
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
 
Latrease: In the next 5 years I see myself owning my own beauty bar , married with children and traveling the world living comfortably with a popular business that is BOOMING!
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Be sure to follow Latrease on all of her social media accounts and book her for your next hair appt ! Instagram- @latrease.jordan Hair page: @braidsbytrease l Twitter- @latreasejayy l Facebook- @teeakjordan YouTube- @latreasejordan

Written by @dasiatheceo

*ALBUM OF THE WEEK* DRAKE – MORE LIFE

Did you cop Drake’s anticipated new album More Life : A Playlist By October Firm yet ? Every since the post and delete teaser about the album, Fans have been raging about Drake switching the dates but when he finally cleared it up and let the world know that the album will be released on March 18, we all couldn’t wait.

More Life features 22 new original tracks along with all time favorite “Fake Love” and features with Kanye West, Travis Scott, Young Thug and more.

 

Listen to Drake’s More Life on Tidal and iTunes now
Written by @dasiatheceo

FXSHNJUNKEBLOGTV COMING SOON 📸🖥💕

Hey guys !!!

I’m soooo excited to announce that the official FXSHNJUNKBLOGTV will launching very very soon ! This is something I’ve always wanted to do and now my dream is about to be my reality . I will be doing interviews , lookbooks , try on hauls , reviews , and so much more . I’m so existed to get started on this new venture and hope that all of my supporters will continue to rock with me on this journey . 2017 is about to be so LITTY !

Subscribe now at https://youtu.be/NfPP1QWjhKw
Dasia 😘💕

” I JUST WEAR WHAT I LIKE ” *FXSHNJUNKE SPOTLIGHT* FT SAMMY HAMIDAVI

Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features 22 year old fashionista , Sammy Hamidavi. Originally from Iran now residing in the Netherlands, Sammy talks to us about fashion, her shoe collection and more.
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Dasia: What do you like most about fashion ?
Sammy: I  just love putting an outfits together. The right outfit can bring your look to another level.
 
Dasia: What are some of your favorite trends ?


Sammy: I’m obsessed whit crop tops and thigh high boots, oh and also the ‘plastic’ shoes are my favorite at the moment.
 
Dasia: Favorite places to shop ?
 
Sammy: H&m, Zara, Bershka, Missguided and Ego.
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Dasia: Your located in the Netherlands, how do you think overseas fashion is different from America ?

Sammy: I don’t think it’s different, but most of the dutch people wear casual clothes. I don’t belong here I guess

Dasia: Lmao,, I looove your shoe collection, what are your go to shoes ?

Sammy: That’s definitely the plastic shoes from ego
 
Dasia: How would you describe your style ?


Sammy: I don’t know really I just wear what I like
 

Dasia: If anyone wants to visit the Netherlands , what are some places you recommend ?


Sammy: When you’re in Amsterdam I recommend the SkyLounge, cute spot for some cocktails and for the sushi lovers The HarbourClub.. best sushi in town
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Dasia: What keeps you motivated everyday ?
 
Sammy : The people near me, I’m surrounded with the best parents, sister and boyfriend. They motivate me every day.
 
Dasia: What are two fun facts about you that nobody knows ?


Sammy: I am seriously the biggest fatass I eat alot and I don’t exercise, my mommy blessed me with this body . I love animals, I’m that girl that talks to them lol
 
Dasia: LOL ! Have you ever heard of Fxshnjunke before ? 


Sammy: Yes, I follow you on Instagram
 
Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017?
Sammy: Get bigger on Instagram
 
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?


Sammy: Married, kids and a job in the fashion industry


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Be sure to follow Sammy @sammyyhhh for more of her cute looks !
Written by @dasiatheceo

“STARTING A BUSINESS IS WORTH IT BUT NOT EASY” *FXSHNJUNKE SPOTLIGHT* FT ANDREA BOOKER

Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features a 24 year old Boston, Masssachusetts native, Andrea Booker. Currently studying Fashion Merchandising at Bay State College along with being a business owner ,  Andrea talks with us about how she started designing and how she maintains school while building a brand.

 

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Dasia: What inspired you to start a business ?

Andrea: I love fashion and I’ve always dreamt of having my own boutique one day.  I’m also a choker lover who eventually got tired of purchasing the same styles for a high price in retail stores. So, I decided to create my own affordable choker line that would offer a variety of different styles to fit all types of females.

Dasia: How long have you been designing ?

Andrea: I have been designing my own clothing and bags since 2008, on and off. I fell in love with fashion during my freshmen year of high school, when I decided to take a sewing class as an elective. From there, I was obsessed with designing my own style and products. That same year, my mom bought me a sewing machine for Christmas and I just started creating little things for myself. I eventually realized I wanted to do jewelry design rather than apparel design.

Dasia: How long has it been since you been in business ?

Andrea: Drea Designs was established in October 2016. I have been in business for six months now!

Dasia: What are the some of the products that you sell ?

Andrea: As of right now, I sell affordable and stylish handmade chokers for all types of females to slay in. I eventually plan to expand to a variety of different accessories.

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Dasia: How long does it take you to design an item ?

Andrea: One choker takes me anywhere between 5-10 minutes to make. It’s honestly pretty simple once you get the hang of it!

Dasia: What is your top selling item that your customers seem to love much?

Andrea: I would have to say the Rhinestone choker collection, especially the silver rhinestone because you can wear it with almost anything.

Dasia :Aside from having a business, there is always things that go on behind the scenes, what are some of the obstacles you faced since having your business ?

Andrea: Let me just start off by saying this…starting your own business is NOT EASY but it’s SO WORTH IT, especially if you create a successful business. I created my entire business by myself and that right there was a challenge. Also, I think finding a way to juggle being a full time student, working, and having my own business was the toughest obstacle this year. But, I was very determined and stuck with my ideas, that’s how I get it done!

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Dasia: What are some of your favorite places to shop ?

Andrea: I don’t really have a favorite shopping place, I just love to shop everywhere. But one of my favorite online boutique’s right now is Fashion Nova. They have so many different styles, great prices and they always have new arrivals.

Dasia: What are your current favorite trends ?

Andrea: Hmmm, well for jewelry I definitely would say chokers is my favorite trend. I don’t think chokers could ever go out of style, lol! But I also love the mule shoes, the corsets and the lingerie dressing looks.

Dasia: What is the fashion community like in Boston ?

Andrea: Boston has never really been big on fashion in the way that NYC and LA have been. When it comes to fashion, it’s very rare to find someone in Boston who’s really standing out from the crowd. Everyone’s fashion is pretty dull here, it’s definitely different then the fashion in NYC. Don’t get me wrong, I know some very talented fashion driven people who are working hard just like me, to put Boston on the map when it comes to the fashion industry.

Dasia: You mentioned that you also travel back and forth to Cali, where are your favorite places to go out there ?

Andrea: I love to go fabric shopping in California and NYC because they have the best trim stores, of course! I’m actually receiving my associate degree in Fashion Merchandising this upcoming May. I’m hoping to take my talents to FIDM in Los Angeles.

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Dasia: How did you notice Fxshnjunke ?

Andrea: I first noticed Fxshnjunke when I started seeing mutual friends and fashion driven individuals being interviewed by Fxshnjunke. I’m so glad I found this fashion page because I love what the website is doing. There isn’t many people out there who will listen or even give you an opportunity to speak about your start up! I appreciate it!

Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017?

Andrea: My two main goals for the year of 2017 is to graduate college and to continue working on the expansion for my business.

Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?

Andrea: In 5 years, I see myself as a college graduate, opening up my fashion boutique and living wealthy in a house I call my own!

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Be sure to follow Andrea at @drea.designs. Shop her online store at dreadesigns.storeenvy.com

Written by @dasiatheceo

SPRING 2017 TRENDS W/ TAMARA DICKENS

Trends are always reinventing themselves or constantly evolving. This Spring season, a lot of new trends have evolving, however there are a lot of recycled styles from the 90’s that reinvented themselves as well.
The colors that are trending at this time is:
  • Olive Green
  • Marigold
  • Rose
  • Rose Gold ( for jewelry)
  • Orange

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Some of the 90’s trends that are recycled are:
  • Bodysuits
  • Jumpsuits
  • Chokers
  • Overalls
  • Slip dresses with t-shirts underneath
  • Velvet
  • Block high heels

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Clothes that are constantly evolving:
  • Off shoulder for cold shoulder looks
  • Sheer and now
  • Ruffles
  • Denim attire
  • Matching sets (still hot)
  • Over-the-knee heels
  • The distressed look

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Trends for shoes
  • Gladiators
  • Tassel accents
  • Brights
  • Denim shoes
  • Lace ups
  • Booties
  • Laser cuts
  • Velvet shoes
  • Clear perspex heels ,boots and sandals

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Some of these styles have been around for quite some time, however there are some individuals that were bold enough to wear these styles before they start trending again. *:) happy
Written by guest blogger Tamara Dickens. Be sure to follow her @tdshawnchey77. Thank you Tamara ! 🙂
Edited by @dasiatheceo

” I GREW OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE AND STARTED NETWORKING ” *FXSHNJUNKE SPOTLIGHT* FT HIKARI FLEURR

Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features 23 year old upcoming Youtuber , beauty influencer and freelance model , Brooklyn , NYC native Hikari Fleurr. We linked up with Hikari to talk makeup , starting her YouTube channel , and more !
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Dasia: What inspired you to become a model?


Hikari: Watching America’s Next Top Model as a young girl inspired me to experiment with new looks and start taking pictures. At one point in my life, my friend and I would wake up extremely early in the morning just to get to the park before it got crowded, so we could take pictures. The camera we used wasn’t even high quality, but I didn’t care, because I found taking pictures to be so much fun.


Dasia: How long have you been modeling?


Hikari: I had my very first photoshoot when I was 17 years old. However, I didn’t start getting booked for actual paid shoots until I turned 19 years old. When you first start out modeling, your portfolio isn’t that strong. Your portfolio gets stronger as time goes by. As I got older, I grew out of my comfort zone and branched out to start networking with new people.


Dasia: We all know that you are a makeup lover and you slay all the time ! What are your favorite makeup brands?


Hikari: First off, if you know me, you know that I love Kylie Jenner! I love her Kylie Cosmetics line. I have over 15 of her lippies. I also love Benefit Cosmetics, especially their “They’re Real” mascara! As far as lashes, Bretman Rock’s Eyeris Beauty lashes are the BOMB! Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favs as well. I’m currently obsessed with their foundation sticks!

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Dasia: What do you think most of your followers know you for?


Hikari: For my photoshoot pictures and my viral beauty tutorial videos. A lot of beauty pages and brands tend to repost my makeup tutorials, so I usually get a lot of followers from that. I’ve been posted on large following pages such as @HudaBeauty, @AnastasiaBeverlyHills, & @Wakeupandmakeup.



Dasia: Who are some of your favorite photographers to work with?


Hikari: I have a lot of photographers I enjoy working with, but my favs right now would have to be @nyarko_photography, @orensiddophotography & @rome_god .


Dasia: Where are your favorite places to shop ?


Hikari: FASHION NOVA & FOREVER 21!!! 🙂


Dasia: What motivated you to start a Youtube channel? 

Hikari: Seeing beauty bloggers like @Itsmyrayeraye being able to get paid for having fun and being able to travel for beauty events just seemed so amazing to me! I thought, I love makeup, people are always asking me for beauty advice, and I definitely do promotions on instagram, so why not make a channel and put all this content into YouTube videos. I never really wanted to be a lawyer, teacher or doctor. I was always into the arts. I love fashion, beauty and creativity. With Youtube, you can do whatever you please. Its your easel, you paint what you want.

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Dasia: What can new subscribers expect from you on your channel?


Hikari: New subscribers can expect more and more creative videos to come! I’m definitely trying to have my content stand out, because I believe that’s what usually makes my videos go viral. I want to start incorporating more relatable ideas to my channel, that way my viewers feel they can connect with me. I feel like there is sooo much more about me that my viewers still have yet to learn, so I definitely want to open up more to them about my interests, beliefs, everyday life, childhood, etc.


Dasia: For anyone who wants to become a model, what are some tips that you can give them?


Hikari: Quality over quantity is soo important! A lot of beginner models like to shoot for free with upcoming photographers. I believe sometimes its just better to pay a more advanced and well known photographer, that way you build a strong portfolio and you get great exposure.


Dasia: Have you heard of Fxshnjunke before? If not ,what did you think about it ?


Hikari: No I haven’t. When I first took a look at it, I thought it was a dope site and I was so surprised to see so many artists/creators on there that I was familiar with.


Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017?


Hikari: For 2017, I want to hit at least 100K subscribers  on my YouTube channel and I want to get officially signed to a modeling agency. I also want to start traveling more and vlogging for my viewers.


Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?


Hikari: In the next 5 years I see myself as a famous YouTuber, consistently traveling. I see myself owning my own company and making huge entrepreneur moves.I also see myself being officiated signed and featured in numerous magazine spreads and company websites. Overall, in the next 5 years, i want to be a huge inspiration to many young girls in the world. 

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Be sure to follow Hikari @missfleurr and subscribe to her channel here
Edited by @dasiatheceo