Not only does Alexandria live in one of the most fashion savvy capitals of the world, Manhattan, but as a fashion editor she has also had the pleasure of attending New York Fashion Week season after season. As Alexandria puts it, “style and looks aren’t simply something that I get a chance to glance at and read every now and then, but rather the lifestyle of which I eat, breathe and sleep – day in and day out.”
Name & Nickname: Alexandria Walker | Ace, Skywalker, Ahsharah, Alex
Home base: New York City
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I believe that everyone has their own style, and so much of that style has to do with how we present ourselves – our own personal imagery. Coastal.com is a wonderful representation of uniquely expressing one’s own interpretation of style. How funny it is that style and eyewear go hand-in-hand, as it is our eyes in which we use to interpret what style appears to be for us.
I chose this pair of glasses for my style ambassador starter kit because: I adore the contrasting tint of the frames from dark purple/magenta, to beige. It looks gorgeous. And now that I’ve colored my natural hair blonde, both my frames and hair really compliment each other!
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 5
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Anything that looks classy-sophisticated and compliments one’s figure.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: My best friend, Jeral. We’ve known each other for years, and yet we still have so many things to speak about. I love that about him.
I would describe my personal style as: Elegantly-edgy.
My go-to drink at Starbucks is: A Venti Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate, with 3 pumps of cinnamon dulce, extra caramel drizzle, sea salt topping, and soy milk.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: Well, outside of allowing greater vision for the vision impaired, slightly like myself, they accentuate the eyes and help frame the face.
The best way to organize a closet is: By color, in the order of the color wheel.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Understand the shape of your face. If your face is long, like mine, you want bigger framed glasses, which will ultimately give your face a bit more dimension.
My current style muse is: It’s a four-way tie between Kerry Washington, Gabriel Union, Solange Knowles and Lianna La Havas.
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: Tumblr
Some favorite boutiques in my area are: Thift Stores, not too much of a boutique kind of lady.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Instagram!
My favorite fashion blogger is: Solid tie between New York fashionistas: Sunita (sunitav.com) and Christina (talesfromthethrift.com)
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Unless the piece is going to go with a majority of your relevant wardrobe, then a definite nay.
Favorite city to go shopping is: Call me biased, but New York City wins as my favorite city to shop in. Who knows, maybe Chicago will win me over soon.
Stylist: Deshonica of Deshonica Kerri Hair Salon | Photographer: Funto. O