Saturday, February 9, 2013

Style Saturday: Meet Nikki Eason

All week we have been featuring Nikki Eason as our Style Spotlight. However, this time we did it as a three part segment which has proven to be a success! Thanks to everyone for the love and support of the articles throughout the week. In honor of Style Saturday, I decided to treat you to more androgynous style featuring none other than Nikki Eason! I have chosen the best three pictures out of all the pictures from the shoot and have displayed them for you below, along with an exclusive interview. I got the chance to speak with Nikki about her career, her style, and her thoughts on androgyny and the LGBTQ community. Enjoy Style Saturday! Let us know what you think!

Model: Nikki Eason
Stylist/Creative Director: Shanika Latimer
Makeup Artist: Sheena Maria
Hair Stylist: Mecca Monroe
Photographer: Toni Jackson/ Shanika Latimer 

1. Let's start with the basics, how old are you and where are you from?
 29, Greenville SC

2. What do you do? What are your career goals?
I consider myself a mogul, so a variety of things... I'm an androgynous model, lyricist, life coach, mentor to young basketball players and entrepreneur. I own the marketing company called Between Us that caters to the commmunity through different events and forums to educate the LGBTQ lifestyle so people can make better decisions based on facts not assumptions. My career goals is to continue to brand my name and marketing company to be well known throughout the world! To do more photo shoots, runway shows, print ads and start a movement through the androgynous model lifestyle. As far as being a lyricist, I plan to tell my story from a lesbians point of view and reveal what the world doesn't see. Continue to mentor young basketball players through one on one coaching sessions. Be a life coach to all while projecting an inspiration to be more than you can be. More importantly I want to stand behind my company's tag line, "be you because that's what you were born to do." Which means my goal is to be ME and inspire others to be themselves and let them know it's ok, why be a copy when you were born an original.

3. You have your own individual style, you wear what you like! How would you describe your style? 
I would describe it as clean cut, yet professional, but I have rugged moments.. Maybe more professional but edgy.

4. Where do you draw your style inspiration from? (celebrity, icons, magazines, art, etc.) 
Absolutely love Usher, Musiq Soul Child, TI, and Common. I love GQ and Esquire for men's fashion tips and ideas.

5. Do you have any favorite designers, brands, or stores?  
Express, Guess, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren Polo & H&M.

6. What advice do you have for women that are trying to conquer the androgynous look? 
Wear men's clothing better than men. Create your own unique style and be you while doing so. As long as you like it, nothing else matters.

7. What would you like to see more of in regards to style for "The Androgynous Woman"?
I would like to see more nice tailored suits with ties or bowties. I love the entrepreneur look because I feel that suits are the number one signature clothing for men, so it's a perfect opportunity to pull off the androgynous look with a suit.

8. Anything else you'd like people to know about Nikki Eason? 
I am doing this not just for me but for all androgynous models. It's time for a change and I plan to be at the forefront of this experience. I want people to have an opportunity to express themselves so that we may educate what it means to be an androgynous model.

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