Danielle was fea­tured as a Nat­ur­al Hair Style Icon on Octo­ber 9, 2011.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I’ve lived in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia for almost all my life. 

Did going nat­ur­al affect your style choic­es at all?
I start­ed exper­i­ment­ing with my style around the same time I went nat­ur­al, so it didn’t affect my style choic­es.

How does your hair com­ple­ment your style?
I think my per­son­al­i­ty and style are com­ple­ment­ed very well by my hair; big, bold, and crazy is who I am, how I dress, and how I wear my hair.

How would you describe your style?
My style is a cre­ative out­let for me, so my style choic­es change every­day. Even though I can’t cat­e­go­rize my style, I do think a lot of it is influ­enced by the Bay Area cul­ture. There is such a large con­cen­tra­tion of unique indi­vid­u­als who are free-spir­it­ed and don’t care about being judged. Just like almost every­one else, I was able to cre­ate my own unique look. There is no fun in copy­ing fash­ion trends, the fun starts when you put togeth­er ques­tion­able pieces and make it work because you said so.

What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
Right now my favorites are my leop­ard jack­ets, my col­lec­tion of graph­ic tees, and my cig­a­rette skin­ny jeans.

What are your three must-have items of cloth­ing?
My must-haves are always a fit­ted blaz­er, over­sized graph­ic shirt, and either pat­terned or col­ored pants.

You make mix­ing and match­ing prints and solids look effort­less. What’s your advice for mak­ing pieces that don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly go togeth­er, work?
When you are mix­ing and match­ing prints make sure you focus on their col­ors. Fig­ure out your col­or the­o­ry and then walk around like you are the hippest per­son around. Con­fi­dence is key. They great thing about women’s fash­ion is that you wear any­thing and get away with it, as long as you feel as cool as you look.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
My dai­ly fash­ion blog:

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awwww..what a beau­ty!!!


beau­ti­ful hair!!!

African Violet

Awe­some style!


Your hair is tru­ly mag­nif­i­cent! Cel­e­brate!
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