BGKI browses Wordpress occasionally, we spied Dominique Bouie and we got to interrogate her about her style…

What inspires you to blog?

I blog because it always me to share my passion to the world with no censors, no rules and no limits.

How would you define your personal style?

My personal style simple, easy and chic

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

I certainly keep up with the trends but I don’t always follow them. I choose the ones that suit me and make them reflect my own personal style.

Items to get, what are you searching for right now?  

  • long leather gloves
  • Ankle strap heels
  • Chic oversized shift dress

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

I try not to wear too much black, I’m already a stick figure and I don’t need black trimming me down any more than I already am. 

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

Confident, Strong, Secure and Worthy

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

I’ve always been obsessed with fashion. As a kid I would wake up early on Saturday mornings to catch the fashion shows they would run randomly on the style channel. 

Do you participate in your local fashion scene?

Not really because there isn’t too much going on. However, I am relocating to a city that will certainly fill my longing to participate in fashion events and meet other like minded people.

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

I dress by how I feel, but I always make sure that I look like me, so if people I know see me on a good or bad day they can always say,”yup that is totally Dominique”

What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?

Matchy, matchy accessories

Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?

Yes, I’ve tried to teach myself how to sew without too much success so I plan on taking sewing classes soon.

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

I really love Francisco Costa, I enjoy his minimalistic approach to design. His clothes are always chic, simple and elegant. 

Who are your style icons?

Josephine Baker and Eartha Kitt

Your five must-haves as a girl: 

  • Classic pumps
  • Tailored suit
  • Cocktail dress
  • Great fitting trousers
  • ……..

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