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Black beauty: Khadija Moore


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Black beauty: Khadija Moore

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How would you define your personal style?
I’d define my personal style as an extension of who I am and a reflection of the different facets of my personality; a culmination of classy yet vintage with a boy-meets-modernist edge.
 
Do you find that you follow fashion trends or do you play by your own rules?
A combination of both. I keep abreast of the fashion trends but I always add my personal style.
 
Has your fashion sense changed over the years or has it remained the same?
It has definitely changed; evolved, if you will. Fashion to me is an ever-changing phenomenon.
 
Are there any colours you tend to shy away from and if so, why?
I tend to shy away from too much colour; too many bright colours to be exact. Why is a good question, but I don’t believe I have any particular reason for doing so.
I used to shy away from yellow, mainly. It’s ironic, to be quite honest, because at Harrison College my house colour is yellow as I have been in Dalton House during my years there. However, though I’ve learnt to embrace the colour, I have no intentions on adding much of it to my wardrobe anytime in the near future. Besides that, I tend not to use too much colour from day to day. I’d construct an outfit around one bright classic colour, or just stay with nudes and neutral colours, blacks and whites.
 
As a child, were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?
I believe I grew a fashion sense. Looking back at photos from my younger years, I don’t believe it was a constant – unfortunately so for my photo albums.
 
Are there any designers you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?
Locally, Barbados has lots of fabulous up-and-coming designers whose clothes I’ve been able to strut from runway to runway, because of my modelling career.  Most recently I’ve seen great designs from Alexis Campbell, Ramona, Jillian Sprott, Pink Lemonade among others. Internationally, however, those whose recent designs stood out most would have to be Miu Miu, Lanvin, Chanel, Proenza Schouler, Armani, Alexander Wang  and the haute couture collections of Valentino, Versace and Gucci.
 
If you could choose one colour that should be in every wardrobe, what would it be and why?
Black, black and more black! It just has so many positive attributes. There’s the slimming factor and height illusion which all women love. Black in the right places can add elegance, sophistication or even a youthful edge. Black is practical; it’s a necessity.
 
Favourite accessories?
I can’t settle for a single favourite accessory. I absolutely love accessories! They can make such a difference to any outfit. Each one has its own specificity: clutches at night, totes in the day; heels at a cocktail, flats at the beach; diamonds at dinner, a chain of pearls at lunch. And the list goes on.
 
Five things every woman should have in her closet
1 A pair of heels                     
2  Statement accessory – something that reflects your personality like a girly ring, rocker boots and so on
3  A LBD or cute cocktail dress: classic and timeless but stylish
4  Statement jacket: it can revamp a simple outfit like leggings and a tee
5  A string of pearls is still the signature of a lady
 

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