Bian­ca was fea­tured as a Nat­u­ral Hair Style Icon on Decem­ber 22, 2011.

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Where are you from?
B:
I’m liv­in’ and rep­pin’ the town known as Chi! 

Did going nat­u­ral affect your style choic­es at all?
B:
Going nat­u­ral very much affect­ed my sense of style. I broke free. I became more dar­ing in my fash­ion choic­es ver­sus buy­ing things I real­ly liked and say­ing “may­be” or “some­day” I decid­ed my hair didn’t allow me to hide any­more, so I decid­ed to obnox­ious­ly stand out.

How does your hair com­ple­ment your style?
B:
My hair is big and bold so I dress in bold col­ors. I love col­or block­ing, and clean lines. I don’t like any­thing frilly or fluffy. My hair does that enough.

How would you describe your style?
B:
My style is nos­tal­gic. I don’t think I’ll ever dress futur­is­tic unless I was ref­er­enc­ing blade run­ner. My favorite era to pull looks from is the ear­ly 80s. Relaxed fits, androg­y­ny, bold state­ments.

What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
B:
Gen­er­al­ly my favorite things are an over­sized blaz­er, a relaxed but­ton down, and a high waist­ed trouser. (In all col­ors)

What are your three must-have items of cloth­ing?
B:
I am dying for pas­tels and mints, girly col­ors in mas­cu­line cuts. Bold Sonia Rykiel inspired stripes, and any­thing from Aubin & Wills Spring Col­lec­tion.

Your style is col­or­ful. What’s your advice for select­ing and incor­po­rat­ing col­or into a wardrobe?
B:
If it looks ridicu­lous your head­ed in the right direc­tion. Start with col­or block­ing, but pick your favorite col­or. Think com­pli­men­ta­ry col­ors, but in a new way. Instead of red and green, how about a mint blaz­er and east­er pink trousers. Good luck! ;)

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
B:
Check out my fash­ion blog: avantblargh.blogspot.com, tum­blr: avantblargh.tumblr.com…and tweet me if you like @avecbianca

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7 Comments on "Closet Raid: Bianca"

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Hillary

So much orig­i­nal­i­ty!

Chels

Love the use of col­ors & pat­terns! Now, this is what I’m talk­in’ ’bout :D

koopagrrl

I am get­ting so much fash­ion inspi­ra­tion from this!

dudubeauty

Fab­u­lous! I love how she incor­po­rates col­or into her style..Very bold and chic at the same time. And of course the love­ly fro…Lovely!

Home Daycare

Your hair is beau­ti­ful!!!

Alisha

She is super cool!

Monique

I love Bianca’s sense of style and her hair is love­ly!

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