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Intro­duce your­self!
Y:
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?
Y:
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?
Y:
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.

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What is the process of decid­ing what to wear in the morn­ing?
Y:
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?
Y:
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:
Asos.com 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?
Y:
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?
Y:
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?
Y:
I guess my tapered cut with the high­lights.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
Y:
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?
Y:
Insta­gram: yaa­soul­re­bel
Pin­ter­est: yaa­soul­re­bel
YouTube: www.youtube.com/yaasoulrebel

Meosha

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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V

You are beyond beau­ti­ful!

merry

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.

AKING

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

Shug

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

shelikes

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

T.

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.

Ev`Yan

This girl is ALL THAT.

Lotus

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.

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