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Style: Deb from Ghana

Avatar • Feb 19, 2014

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Introduce yourself!
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hello, hola, bonjour!! debbie, deb, Deborah is the name. Whichever one goes! Originally and proud to be from the Motherland — Ghana, West Africa. Resident of the United States for 8 years now — Land of opportunity. I am in Sterling, Virginia as of now, but you can always find me within some part of the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia). I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and work within the management team of a company as of now. I model as a hobby, and am a stylist to myself. 😛

What is your style philosophy?
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Style never fades, fashion does! Having style is personal, individual, unique I think. Whether society accepts it or not you have to stand behind it because it defines you! At least that’s the way I see my style.

How would you describe your sense of style?
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I am very particular when it comes to the way I put things together. I do a lot of black and white for some reason. I like to use things differently, like a skirt turned into a cover up, or cutting up a shirt to make it my own. I like to be different. I get bored with normal style.

African print is something I absolutely love. It describes me and it’s different.

I also subscribe to “looking good on a budget”. I did not grow up with much. I have had to split a dollar from scratch. So believe it or not I do the same with my style. I thrift most of the time. Give me 10 dollars and I will still look a million bucks! haha! It’s all about putting things together and having the confidence to make it your own. When I shop in department stores I never buy anything full price. I just refuse.

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
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It depends on my mood mostly. I stare at my closet and put things together, usually going for the weirdest combination possible. And yes I try on about 3 outfits before I decide. After I dress up I ask my sister how I look and her response most times is “well you can wear that, looks good on you because it’s you”. Ha! Exactly what I wanted to wear. It’s my style.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
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Jean overalls — Thrift store
African / crazy print pants — African store
Lace up booties — Charlotte Russe

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
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All thrift stores!
Macy’s
DSW
Aldo
Charlotte Russe
H&M
Burlington Coat Factory has some cool stuff sometimes

How long have you been natural?
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Been natural going on five years now and still loving it.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
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Well I got tired of women being defined by the length of their hair. So I wanted to take it to the extreme, hence going bald the first time I cut my hair. I figured it would save me some money as well lol. It was also a self-love experience for me, loving myself and building my confidence regardless of how I looked.

What is your signature hairstyle?
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low cut, fade

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
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During the summer I get a haircut every two weeks. I hate not having a fresh haircut. I usually get a fade. I have however grown my hair to a little bush, and a mohawk before. My barber was amazing (I moved and am trying to find a new barber now). He was very careful not to push my hairline back. I also like my pointers. I dislike a round shape up. When I grew my hair out I used Doo Gro. It’s very good for the hair, but when I wear it short I just use shea butter.

One of my obsessions is coloring my hair. I have been blonde, golden brown, red and some other colors I don’t even remember. I color my hair myself. The blonde was challenging, but after the first time it was easy. My favorite color was the blonde. Maybe because a lot of people were opposed to it. At the end of the day it’s just hair. It will grow back.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
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Instagram: africanbornlady

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momofIV
momofIV
6 years ago

beautiful pics

Suzan, UK
Suzan, UK
6 years ago

Stylish…

Hairnista313
6 years ago

Love her style! And she’s WERKING that fade — her facial structure is BEAUTIFUL, with those to kill for, high cheekbones. Beautiful style!

http://www.HairNista.Blogspot.com

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago

she’s beautiful and I love the short hair!

Darlyn
Darlyn
6 years ago

Beautiful and stylish! You betta WERK!

Shamenth
6 years ago

love she style and hair

naya
naya
6 years ago

really beautiful girl. and lovely style!!!!!!!

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago

how come you didn’t ask her about Wash Day? Just cause her hair’s short, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a routine for it. Unless I missed something,I’ll check again.

May
May
6 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna Wosu

The section she’s in is best dressed, so the emphasis is on style rather than the hair. They don’t generally talk about hair unless it is for hair style icons.

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago
Reply to  May

then why did they ask her about here styling regimen, and her transitioning?

youngin girl
youngin girl
6 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna Wosu

Hi, Ugonna. I think the reason they asked her about her transitioning and regimen is because this is a natural blog and her hair is relevant. I didn’t thumb you down, I only replied back.

youngin girl
youngin girl
6 years ago

Her features are adorable. Her low cut and fade is on fire! I love Ghanians. Much love>3

Karen
Karen
6 years ago

Love the black suit, you look hot girl!

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
6 years ago

wow stylish!

antonia
6 years ago

beautiful!

Brittany. L
6 years ago

man lately when I see a TWA i’m thinking like why I didn’t do this stage lol, it just looks so dope

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Knotty Natural
6 years ago
Reply to  Brittany. L

Me too! That’s exactly why I’m doing a 2nd big chop, just so I can experience that stage!

Tyler
6 years ago

Love the heels 🙂

Tyler
http://www.onelittleblackdress.com

Kay
Kay
6 years ago

I LOVE how she looks beautiful and still looks feminine without wearing ANY EARRINGS. That is awesome, she is very confident and it shows! She is stunning, and her features are stunning.

Love JAH
Love JAH
6 years ago

Yassss…beautiful. Classy. Chic

chalise
chalise
6 years ago

beautiful girl with features to die 4!

SKEEWEE
SKEEWEE
5 years ago

She’s so gorgeous! What beautiful features and figure!!!

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