In the beginning of the year, I had the opportunity to speak with two wonderful women in the fashion world. We first met briefly at the 17… Days of Fashion Event then we began to chit chat via my favorite media outlet, Facebook. I was completely drawn to their personality and their can-do will power, not only for fashion but also for the love of their community. We decided that we were going to meet up and we did but my video camera completely flopped… SMH sometimes at technology!
Well, let me tell you a little about the ladies individually:
Deanna Allen is a journalist who loves everything about fashion. She worked in Bloomingdales as a visual stylist (setting up the windows, dressing the mannequins), and now she loves to help young women look good and feel good in their clothing. She is the co-founder of A Stlyd Life and also the co-creator of Solid Stich which carries the T-shirt line, The Dream Collection. She feels that it was her purpose to begin A Styld Life so that she could bring awareness to young women that their beauty from the inside can be displayed on the outside without wearing expensive name clothing.
Diane Godlewski was adopted by a wonderful family that guided her towards her love of art. Although she does not consider herself an artists (in the drawing sense), she does consider herself a great lover of the art and therefore an artist in her own right. She loves to travel and in her travel to the South Pacific and living in a hut, she realized that she rediscovers her love of art through nature. The natural living of the natives was a wonderful experience and so many other traveling times. To Diane, the beauty of nature is definitely Styld.