Chopping It Up
Fashionistas bring social consciousness to New York Fashion week
I first discovered Shayla aka @randomandchic while strolling down June Ambrose’s Instagram. As soon as I saw Shayla’s photo I shouted “Yaaassss” and I became and instant stan. I loved how she and her crew were combining fashion and social activism during New York Fashion week so of course I had to reach out for an interview.
I’m not a designer in the conventional sense. I don’t actually sew clothing. However, I sell vintage clothing mostly online. And all the pieces are from my inventory. I personally painted each piece. I had a very specific vision and was clear on that statement I wanted to make. I new paint on those beautiful garments would bring my vision to life.
I’ve been selling vintage clothing for about five years now.
I’ve been using Instagram to sell my clothing @wearmychic. I will have more customized pieces that will soon be available for purchase.
I have so many style inspirations. My first fashion icon is my Mom. She introduced this world of fashion to me at a very young age and she always allowed me to be a free and expressive spirit.
June Ambrose is a major influence in my life in which I recently bumped into her while in NYC and that was like an out of body experience. I also love Solange, Traci Ellis Ross, Nina Simone, Rachel Zoe and the character Carrie Bradshaw.
Believe it or not (and I have the screen shots to prove it) I always turn to The Cut life for my hair inspirations. So, I literally went to your ig page and picked out this style. It was a culmination of the styles listed below. It was done by Labrea Gordon (@thefancygoddess) she is the one pictured in our photos with the pixie cut.
Shayla will be taking over our Snapchat on Tuesday Sept. 20th so be sure to follow LiveTheCutLife on Snapchat!