Black Girl Killing It interviews the fashion conscious sisters Lebeam and Nizuwah, call it happy hour…

How would you define your personal style?

Lebeam: African in NewYork  

Nizuwah:  I’m not sure how to define my style. 

Do you find that you follow fashion trends, or do you play by your own rules?

Lebeam: I play by my own rules. I wear what I like, and what looks good on me. I don’t really pay attention to seasonal trends.  

Nizuwah: I pay attention to the trends, but I don’t let them define my style. If I like something I’ll wear it, regardless of what the trend is. 

Are there any colours you tend to shy away from, and if so why?

Lebeam: No I don’t shy away from certain colors, but I tend to lean more towards neutrals. 

Nizuwah: I’m not a fan of bright colors against my skin. I like darker colors. 

When you hear the term “Black Girl Killing It” what comes to mind?

Lebeam: A black woman that’s dressed to the nines.

Nizuwah: A black girl thats on point in terms of fashion   

Do you accept anyone’s critique or are you confident in your style choices?

Lebeam: The only critiques that I take into consideration are people in my inner circle who’s fashion sense I appreciate. Otherwise I’m confident.

Nizuwah: I acknowledge critiques but only apply them if I agree with what is being said. 

As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?

Lebeam: Do you remember when mom and dad used to dress us as twins, with cosbys sweaters and jeans?

Nizuwah: Haha yea, they were pretty stylish. 

Lebeam: I feel like that is when I began to become aware about what fashion was. 

Nizuwah: Yea, I feel like that early influences really shaped my fashion sense. 

Do you participate in your local fashion scene?

Lebeam: Well I live in NYC , so for me, participating in my local fashion scene is waking up each morning and deciding what outfit best represents me that day.

Nizuwah: I don’t outwardly participate in Denver’s fashion scene. I participate in my own way, by deciding which clothes I buy and what outfits I put together, and creating my own trends. 

How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?

Lebeam: Being a mother,I am always on the move so I try to find pieces that allow movement and comfort, but that are still stylish.

Nizuwah: I currently work in a very conservative industry, so I sometimes have a hard time finding pieces that work with my style and are still appropriate for work.  

What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?

Lebeam: Ill fitting clothes, too tight never looks good. 

Nizuwah: When people try to hard to fit into a certain mold, or trend. 

What is your favourite trend right now?

Lebeam: My favorite trend overall is Androgny.  

Nizuwah: Dark Lipstick, and high wasted tailored pants.

Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?

Lebeam: Yes, I have an online shop with some pieces I’ve designed, My shop is

Nizuwah: No, I tried knitting once, it didn’t work very well

Are there any designers that you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?

Lebeam: I love Comme des Garçon, Ralph Lauren, and Issey Miyika. 

Nizuwah: I don’t pay to much attention to designer names, I’m more intrigued by street fashion, and vintage pieces. 

Your five must-haves as a girl: 


  • Covergirl mascara
  • Oxford shirt
  • Trench coat 
  • Thick sweater
  • Winter boot
  • A comfortable shoe


  • Red lipstick
  • Black pashmina
  • Skinny jean
  • Jean jacket
  • Black 

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