Featured as today's "Blogger Spotlight" is fashion blogger, and all-round spunky fashionista, Kamirah Hamlett of www.show-off-therack.com. Kamirah, an aspiring personal stylist, features her best fashion finds for petite women on her blog as a way of showing other petite fashionista's out there fabulous looks that they too can rock just as well as anyone else. Kamirah is one girl who surely isn't lacking in the style department. Mixing and matching bold colors and different fabrics is her thing. Her secret? She doesn't even try! "I just put on what makes me stand out from the crowd and makes me feel confident. That is what really matters in fashion, confidence.", Kamirah says. Get to know her a little better below!
Where are you from?
KH- I was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I am a graduate from The Art Institute of New York with my Associates in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I am now a current student at LIM College majoring in Business Management.
Favorite shops to shop at?
KH- My favorite places to shop is a hard question because if I walk in a store and I like something I have to buy it. But if I had to pick it will be Topshop and H&M.
Favorite fashion brands?
KH- It's hard to pick. I really do not have a favorite fashion brand. I'll go with Topshop.
Top 3 fashion staples?
KH- My top three fashion staples are my different shapes and colored nerd glasses, lots of arm candy to complete my outfits, and M.A.C lipstick.
Describe a typical outfit that you would wear? Describe your personal style.
KH- I describe my style as being trendy and fun! I love pops of color and I have a diverse variety of looks that I love wearing.
Fashion role models?
KH- My all-time fashion role model will have to Solange Knowles! I love everything about her style! I take inspiration from her when I wear certain colors.
Favorite fashion era and why?
KH- My favorite fashion era is the 80's because of the bright colors, tutus and the jewelry they wore.
How and when did your interest for fashion come about?
KH- My interest for fashion was something I had since a child. I love shopping and getting dress and playing dress up since I was a young girl. As I grew older I knew I wanted to be in the fashion industry because it was something I was very passionate about.
What are your current favorite spring fashion trends?
KH- My current spring fashion trend are the “Glo sneakers” that have been trending. They come in so many different colors and that is what makes them so cool. The sole on the sneakers lights up and you have three different settings you can put the lights on. I loved them so much, I just had to get me a pair. Topshop has these really great low top and high top “Glo sneakers” in many different colors. It’s a great trend for the spring!
Any advice for people looking to get into the fashion industry?
KH- My advice for people trying to get in the fashion industry is to go out and network because that will help you get started. Also, do not give up, because hard work pays off in the long run. Everyone knows the fashion industry is a tough field to go into.
Favorite fashion quote and why?
KH- My favorite quote is not quite a fashion quote but I love the quote “The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.” by Ayn Rand. The reason I love this quote so much is because it gives you so much motivation when trying to reach whatever goal you have set forth. It’s sometimes hard to stay motivated and keep going, but every time I feel down, I just remember this quote and keep pushing on!
What trend that has disappeared that you wish people would bring back?
KH- Thinking of a trend that disappear is hard because many trends never really go out of style because they repeat themselves all the time.
What is your ultimate fashion goal that you hope to achieve from your work in fashion?
KH- My ultimate goal is to one day open my own boutique designed for petite women. Being petite myself, I know what it’s like to struggle to have to find stylish clothes that look good on me. Also, in the future, I would like to work in a corporate fashion business office and be a personal stylist on the side.
Be sure to keep up with all of Kamirah's style finds at her blog, www.show-off-therack.com!