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Intro­duce your­self!
Yaa is my name. I live in Brook­lyn, New York (My new home). I work in tech­nol­o­gy on the pro­duct end of things. 

What is your style phi­los­o­phy?
To be hon­est I always want to be com­fort­able, and I want to feel con­fi­dent walk­ing out the door. This holds the core of my style phi­los­o­phy. Con­fi­dence above all else.

How would you describe your sense of style?
Eclec­tic and unde­fined. I have real­ly learned my body over the past few years and I most­ly wear gar­ments that flat­ter my body struc­ture. There are so many trend styles that I think are great, but I also know that they will not work for me. Some peo­ple think I can wear any­thing, but that is not true. I think once you under­stand that, you can real­ly tai­lor the look and feel that makes you unique and smash­ing.


What is the process of decid­ing what to wear in the morn­ing?
I wish I had a process. I just wake up, go to my clos­et and pick out some­thing. I go with my mood. Some­times I will wear all black for two days. At times I will wear bright col­ors for a whole week. It all depends on how I feel. I guess my style is very intrin­sic to my mood, which makes sense as I am a Vir­go.

What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
This is a dif­fi­cult one. I don’t real­ly get attached to items of cloth­ing any­more, so I could wear sneak­ers on the week­ends for a few weeks and that could be my favorite piece. At the moment, I would say I love wear­ing the­se sil­ver rings that I have had in my things for years now, but I just redis­cov­ered them. They are four rings that I have been wear­ing togeth­er and one has turquoise in it. Anoth­er would be my thrift­ed leather jacked with suede appliqué that I bought dur­ing the fall of last year. Last­ly, I love the­se 7 For All Mankind high heeled shoes that I just pur­chased. I do not nor­mal­ly wear heeled shoes, so when I find one that is com­fort­able, I run for the wal­let :)

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and acces­sories?
Y: for a lot of dress­es and unique leo­tards. Shoes I nor­mal­ly go to Macy’s or Lord and Tay­lor. I buy my acces­sories online and in terms of jew­el­ry I get inspired by what I see on Insta­gram a lot. I have lots of jew­el­ry, but I am not some­one who wears them at all.

How long have you been nat­u­ral?
I have been nat­u­ral most of my life. At this point I believe for about 21 years.

How and why did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
It was not a con­scious deci­sion. I just didn’t want my scalp being sore any­more from relax­ers as a child.

What is your sig­na­ture hair­style?
I guess my tapered cut with the high­lights.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
For the past two months I have been wear­ing mar­ley twists as a pro­tec­tive style. Since I have had some­what of a tapered cut I usu­al­ly wear my hair in a very easy to man­age man­ner. I sleep in twists almost every night with a scarf and I undo the twists in the morn­ing. Some­times I will light­ly comb out my hair for a big hair look, how­ev­er I do not comb it out com­plete­ly because I still want the twist out def­i­n­i­tion. I most­ly use Shea Mois­ture prod­ucts (Mois­ture Reten­tion Sham­poo, Con­di­tion­er and the Curl and Style Milk). Over the past week or two I have been using Ouidad’s “Curl Recov­ery” line, which I received for free at an event. It’s pret­ty good, but I love my Shea Mois­ture prod­ucts. Not to for­get I some­times use Kinky Curly Knot Today if I want real­ly defined twist outs. 

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Insta­gram: yaa­soul­re­bel
Pin­ter­est: yaa­soul­re­bel


Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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50 Comments on "BGLH Style: Yaa in New York"

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You are beyond beau­ti­ful!


i sub to her youtube chan­nel, so it’s nice to see her here.

she’s quite a shop­per. lol.

she’s stun­ning too. i love her bone struc­ture.


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Now this is how you STYLE! She is EVERYTHING! And she is a virgo…IM IN LOVE


I like her style a lot! She looks so com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in what she’s wear­ing.


i like the way you pose for the cam­era. fierce but not too much.


Com­fort­able and con­fi­dent — that’s a great style phi­los­o­phy. I’m going to adopt it as my own!

I, Kathy

Love it! Great sense of style.


This girl is ALL THAT.


And she knows it too! That’s what I’m impressed with. Her con­fi­dence is out of bounds. Love it!

Black Girl With Long Hair

The mono­chro­mat­ic ensem­bles (blue, yel­low, black and white) are out­stand­ing. Wow.