(STYLE) SIMPLY STATED Creative Founder Naima Turner, knows a thing or two about fashion and style. Through years of working in various parts of the fashion industry, she has developed a niche to spot trend and style news, as well as, the ability to enhance one’s style image. Her resume includes working behind-the-scenes, styling and assisting with the production of fashion segments for national television shows such as, the Today show, The View and A Movie and A Makeover.Read on to jump into the fashion forward world of Naima Turner..
FG: How would you describe your personal style?
NT: I would describe my style best as classic with a touch of eclectic edge. For the most part my style is often simple with some type of unexpected twist. The twist comes in when I add fun jewelry, play with colors, mix something new with something vintage or when I combine textures.
FG: Name 5 items every woman should have in her closet.
NT: A sexy black pump, a perfect fitting pair of jeans in a dark rinse, a statement belt, a classic sheath dress and a seasonless blazer.
FG: Who is your fashion icon and why?
NT: Diana Ross! She’s the epitome of superstar glamour. Having designed the clothing worn in the movie Mahogny, speaks volumes about her stlye and eye for design. And she added that extra va-va-voom, whenever she was spotted in a dress designed by Bob Mackie. Needless to say, the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree because her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, definitely inherited her momma’s style, too!
FG: What fashion trend is your least favorite?
NT: Right now, my least favorite trend are woven or cork heel wedges. I kinda think that the wooden heel wedges are more aesthetically pleasing, they’re more sleek!
FG: What the weirdest item in your wardrobe?
NT: I’m not into hoarding clothes or holding onto anything that doesn’t fit my shape or personal style or that I don’t like. To that point, there isn’t anything in my closet that’s weird.
FG: What is your style philosophy?
NT: Personal style is not one-size fits all…and never, ever, never spend a fortune on anything trendy!
People can learn more about (STYLE) SIMPLY STATED by Naima Turner by visiting my Tumblr Blog. On that page, one can find posts from my eco style blog Saige Magalog; my style blog Style Pooh-Bah’s or from my weekly radio style segment, The Style Groove Report with Naima Turner. I can also be reached via e-mail, email@example.com.