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BGLH Style: Erykah in Texas

Avatar • Jun 19, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
E:
My name is Erykah and I’m currently living in Texas. I’m a shop girl at Saks Fifth Ave and I have a personal style blog! 

What is your style philosophy?
E:
For me it’s not about a name brand but more about a dope concept that works. I’ve always been a huge supporter and consumer of vintage clothing! Since I was young I’ve always had a strong fascination with old-age garments. I guess in some weird way I feel that the clothing has more character because there is a story behind it.

How would you describe your sense of style?
E:
I think it’s hard to describe style because then you put yourself in a box. My style can range from punk to afrocentric, or go from urban to androgynous depending on the what kind of mood I’m in, or what I’m inspired by at the moment. As a Nigerian girl growing up in America I feel like my style is heavily influenced by my parents. I always try to infuse African traditions and western culture into my style of dress.

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
E:
When getting dressed in the morning I like the process to feel organic. I love experimenting with different fabrics, prints, colors, and textures. I usually try to build an outfit around a great piece of jewelry, or a pair of shoes.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
E:
1. My most coveted piece would probably be my Crisca Escada elephant pant suit that I found at a consignment shop.
2. A very rare Nigerian wax print skirt that mom passed down to me.
3. Marchesa caftan gown that I scored at a Goodwill.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
E:
80% of my clothing comes from thrift and vintage shops. When I’m on the hunt for newer collectables I usually frequent openingceremony.com, theoutnet.com, and ebay.com.

How long have you been natural?
E:
Almost 3 years in total. I chopped my hair off twice because I felt that I needed to re-learn my hair.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
E:
I was tired of the weave, I was tired of the perm, I was tired of constantly complaining about what I could and could not do because of my hair… I had my best friend chop it off on the living room floor of our apartment and from that day forward I never looked back.

What is your signature hairstyle?
E:
‘rough and stuff with my afro puff’

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
E:
I like low maintenance hair so I try to keep the grooming process as simple as possible. I co-wash my hair once a week with all natural Everyday Shea Moisturizing Conditioner that I purchase at Whole Foods. I shampoo my hair every 3–4 weeks with Alaffia Coconut and Shea Daily Hydrating Shampoo. I particularly like the shampoo because the key ingredients consist of African black soap with an infusion of lemon grass. Throughout the week I keep my hair moisturized with coconut oil and raw African shea butter. I usually twist out my hair every other night with As I Am Twist Defining Cream or Eden BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme. I love experimenting with new products as my hair takes on different forms!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E:
Blog: www.erykahachebe.com
Instagram: erykahachebe

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About Meosha

Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Wanett
7 years ago

GORGEOUS!!! I love your style!! In fact, I think I’ve already saved some of these outfits to my Pinterest boards!

A
A
7 years ago

Simple and stunning.

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Her style is amazing!! I loved everything!

Inas
Inas
7 years ago

That first dress is so beautiful! Love all of it

Nkem
Nkem
7 years ago

IGBO KWENU!!! Bglh is really bringing it with the natural stylish 9ja babes!! I love this feature here on bglh, it’s really inspiring. Black women are beyond beautiful..viewing the various features btw hair and style, makes me appreciate my own God given beauty.

Khanyi
Khanyi
7 years ago
Reply to  Nkem

I hear you my Naija Sistawoo:-) from this Zim babe I say salute to sisters keeping it real and stylish. Yes and this BGLH makes me fall in love everyday with God given me.

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

Gorgeous! That green dress with the black boots outfit is stunning! Love her sense of style!

CentricChique
CentricChique
7 years ago

Love it!!

KeCh421
KeCh421
7 years ago

I BC’d 3 months ago.…and I see shrinkage is forreal cuz our fros look practically the same size! This is def one of my favorite profiles on bglh! She is an inspiration! =)

ladyluo
ladyluo
7 years ago

I want your closet! LOVE the prints

Judy
Judy
7 years ago

I loved the feature on the fashionista Erykah and have been scrolling through her fashion blog for an hour! I feel so inspired to go into my closet and start cutting things up, mixing and matching, taking itto next level. WHAT FUN! Thanks to you and to Erykah for sharing…

Erykah
Erykah
7 years ago

Wow…Thank you guys!! I really appreciate it.

Lita
Lita
7 years ago

the shoes, the shoes *swoons* #blackgirlsarefromthefuture

Faatemah
7 years ago

I must know where to find the leather turban?! #obsessed #loveurstyle

Nix
Nix
7 years ago

Rough and stuff with my afro puff” — LOVE. IT. Go on, fantastic naija girl.

Jubah Fesyen
7 years ago

You are the best in this issue … yg tu jer nak ucap..
🙂

Sinovuyo
Sinovuyo
7 years ago

Wow, your style is my everything! Totally obsessing over the green&black tribal print dress!!! Yes ma’am!

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