The Look

Charlotte native Otissa Marble loves fashion. Unlike many fashion lovers who follow new-school trends, Otissa is fascinated with vintage pieces. You know those one-of-a-kind gems you find hiding in your mom and grandmom’s closets or at your local thrift store. “I am amazed at how fashion is recycled,” said the owner of Fashionably Me!, a […]

The chances of you finding someone dressed like Davita Galloway walking around the Queen City are slim to none. With a mantra like, “I dress to express, not impress,” it’s no wonder the wardrobe stylist is on her way to the top. Beginning her journey as an apparel manager and stylist at Anthropologie on New […]

Arien Agurs is not your average boutique owner. The former finance manager has always had a flair for fashion and style. Today she is the owner of Oomph Boutique, a contemporary woman’s clothing store specializing in exceptional customer service and beautiful clothing and accessories in limited-quantities. “I wanted to offer the women in Charlotte an […]

It takes a special kind of creativity to develop one of a kind, yet classic pieces. Yet, Linda Minor, owner of the Bead Me by Linda Minor, does just that. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Minor’s professionalism expands past just her amazing work ethic. A member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, Minor can accent […]

A photographer by trade, Jasiatic Anderson is more than her trade. She’s a brand. She represents the free-spirited brand, the one that doesn’t live by societal expectations. Her brand and style are synonymous; they are layered, spontaneous … a mash-up of sorts. It’s inspired by all things African, particularly the colors and patterns. She is […]

What’s in a name? Clearly a lot. Charlotte’s Cleo Jones has gained a lot from her stage name. Born Tamara (Aquiyla) Lytch, Cleo was named after Tamara Dobson who played in the 1970’s Cleopatra Jones movie; so, it was it was only natural to choose her stage name as Cleo Jones. Raised in Heidelberg, Germany […]

Twenty-six year old Brian Shell says he sets fashion trends, he doesn’t follow them. The UNC Charlotte graduate is the CEO of Envious Entertainment and a coordinator at Verizon Wireless. His eclectic style features vintage pieces that allow him to express his inner Kanye West, Scott Disick and Wale. Below Shell gives us a peek […]

You can never predict what you might find model and actor Yandrick Paraison wearing. “My style is moody,” says the Spring Valley, New York native with Haitian ancestry. “My style changes like Charlotte weather. One day I might rock a casual, skinny suit or jeans and a V-neck.” No matter what he’s wearing you will […]

It’s not hard to spot a diva. She usually styles herself after other divas who were known for classic but edgy styles (think Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Regina King and Kerri Washington). She values the styles of classic designers like Maggy London, Elie Tahari and Gucci, and she understands that style personal. That’s why it […]

Janine Davis spent 21-years in the radio industry as an award-winning radio personality and entertainment journalist. Today, Davis, better known as JD throughout the Charlotte community, is a motivational speaker and founder/executive director of Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. Through Girl Talk Foundation, Davis, who describes her fashion style as “classical, jazzy funk,” works with girls […]

Nepherterra Estrada is known throughout the community as the co-owner of Pride Public Relations, but the Milwaukee native and proud Johnson C. Smith University graduate is also a fashion addict who enjoys writing, traveling and working with youth.   Below the self-described Bag Lady shares what makes up her “simple, but sassy style.” 1.    Who would […]

As a child Monica Wood, principal and lead strategist for MWPR, Inc. (Monica Wood Public Relations), was influenced by her mother’s classic style. Below the Charlotte transplant (she’s originally from Baltimore) shares her thoughts on fashion and style in our first The Look feature. 1. How would you describe your style? I would describe my […]