This is our second of three part series where we’ll be featuring the girls that answer your fashion tip questions. Our Black Girl Killing It is Fatima Talley aka Tima.  

How old are you and where are you from?

I am 23 and I’m from Queens, NY

What inspires you to blog? 

None of my friends dig fashion the way I do so I decided to start my own blog and express my love and outlook on fashion.

How would you define your personal style?

Clean, enticing, and evolving.   

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

There are no rules to fashion. Coco Chanel was once told using jersey material would never work because back in that time it was used to make undergarments but she didn’t follow the rules. She stuck to her guns and redefined the world of fashion.

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

  • Any kind of cuff earrings
  • Cool pair of round sunglasses
  • Studded iPhone 4 case

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

Not at all!!

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

A chick who’s about her business!! She’s independent, a hustler, making her own path through life. She also knows she’s the baddest chick walking. When a door closes, she climbs through the window and she most likely doing all of this while rocking a sick pair of pumps.

How has your experience been so far being one of the “Fashion Tip Girls” for BGKI?

I really love it! With all my family and friends I’m their go to person when it comes to what to wear so being able to answer those kind of questions on a daily is dope. I enjoy bringing style into peoples lives even if its reassuring their own style.

What other features do you think would be ideal for BGKI?

I’m not sure of her name but her her blog is I adore her style. I also think someone like June Ambrose would be an amazing feature or Solange Knowles.

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

No, not at all. As a child all I cared about were tator tots… I kind of still do lol.

Do you participate in your local fashion scene?

Not as much as I probably should. I mean this is NYC so I should be taking full advantage of my opportunities and I will be very shortly!!

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

Comfort is really important to me so that’s a must but I have to make a statement. I love to stand out so no matter what I’m wearing for the day there’s always a touch of glam.

What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?

Kitten heels. Whats the purpose??

Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?

I have tried and failed miserably. 

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

I love designers like Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Micheal Kors, Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen, Guiseppe Zanotti, DVF, Tracy Reese, The Blondes, and Patricia Fields. I could go on forever but all of their clothing stands out to me.

Who are your style icons?

Coco Chanel, Kimora Lee Simmons, Angela Simmons, Kanye West, Tracee Ellis Ross, Solange Knowles, Vogue editor Hamish Bowles, Grace Jones, Rihanna, Carrie Bradshaw, Pharell, and RuPaul.

Your five must-haves as a girl: 

  • Confidence
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Black blazer that fits properly
  • Cute nails
  • A great lipstick that makes your pucker irresistible. 

You can stay in touch with this BGKI Fashion Tip Girl on her Tumblr or Blogspot