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BGLH Style: Akila in Georgia

• Jul 12, 2013


Introduce yourself!
A: Hi! I’m Akila and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have a personal style blog, and I love anything artistic. I’m really into making music, writing stories, and drawing or painting. 

What is your style philosophy?
A: I try not to wear what everyone else is wearing unless I can make it look significantly different or if I just can’t help it. I also always wear what I like and always try to be comfortable, if I’m not comfortable a wardrobe malfunction is always around the corner.

How would you describe your sense of style? 
A: I think my style is pretty at ease in a sense but also eclectic because I’m always getting inspiration from everywhere. It’s also very 90’s inspired.


What is your process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
A: If I don’t have an outfit picked out already, I usually just choose one item when I wake up and build an outfit around it, nothing too drastic. I usually find that I have to plan outfits the night before or else I’ll end up being late to wherever I’m going.

What are the three favorite things in your closet? 
A: This is a tough one, for now I’d have to say my turtleneck hounds-tooth crop top, a thrifted velvet blouse, and my Dr. Martens — I probably wear my Doc’s over 20 times a month no joke.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
A: I really like, it’s street-fashion based and I can spend hours just browsing the site. A few other ones would be Necessary Clothing for everything, Forever 21 for dresses, shoes, and accessories, and LoveCulture for basics. But for the most part I thrift at random shops.

How long have you been natural? 
A: I’ve always been natural but for the last few years I’ve actually been paying attention to my hair.

What is your signature hairstyle?
A: My signature hairstyle would be a twist out in a high pony/puff.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
A: I usually co-wash my hair every two weeks, usually after a wash I twist it up for a day, take out the twists the day after and re-twist using Shea butter to stretch my hair. In between that time I try to moisturize every two days or whenever my hair feels dry.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
A: Yes! You can find me at or check out my Tumblr and Lookbook.

About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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8 years ago

I want that leather skirt!

8 years ago

Awesome style. She makes me want to read her blog and visit the sites she listed (and I will!).

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