I love coming across other bloggers , artists, youtubers etc that reside in my city because it makes me feel not alone as a person who grinds everyday towards their goals . I had a chance to talk fashion with 23 year old Maryland native and fashion youtuber Octavia “Glamazontay” Outlaw about she manages to remain consistent with get YouTube channel while attending a historically black college , plus the beginning stages of her fashion career and more !
Dasia : How did you come up with the name Glamazontay ?
Glamazontay : Actually my friends always called me glamour girl , amazon is a member of a legendary race of female warriors so i look at that as strength and tay is short for octavia so i just put them altogether
Dasia : What school are you attending and what are you majoring in ?
Glamazontay: University of Maryland Eastern Shore , Fashion Merchandising
My clothing line is actually about a movie “Diamonds are a girls Best friend” with Marilyn Monroe . I tried to mix chic, old school and new school altogether in one.- Glamazontay
Dasia : What do you like most about attending an HBCU ?
Glamazontay : I love being around culture and diversity .I also feel HBCU colleges are more family orientated and I feel that creates such a positive learning space.
Dasia: What is it like having roommates , staying on campus , going to classes , partying and still trying to maintain your grades ?
Glamazontay : Its intense I won’t lie but you make time for what you want to do . So with that being said I usually make time for studying , classes and partying. Far as roommates and staying on campus I actually have my own apartment off campus so Ilike that way better than being in a dorm ugh (HATED IT!!) my roommate is poppin though I love her .
Dasia: What/who inspired you to do YouTube videos ? How long have you been doing YouTube ?
Glamazontay : I was inspired by myself to do youtube . I would often look for someone wearing colorful hair and had multiple piercings with an edgy style. I couldn’t find anyone , well anyone that looked like myself. So I decided why not make a channel for those who are looking for the same.
Dasia : Who are some of your favorite Youtubers ?
Glamazontay : Aaliyah jay , Tymetheinfamous , Keesha Kaylee
Dasia: How do you manage to still have time to do your YouTube video and school ?
Glamazontay : Both are a passion of mines so I just make it happen I don’t know how I do because I’m literally always busy but I make the time and always tell myself everything will be worth it.
Dasia: What cameras / equipment do you recommend for beginner Youtubers ?
Glamazontay : I recommend your phone and I movie . Honestly I started with my iPad and after I realized this was something I wanted to take serious I began investing in more expensive equipment.
I was inspired by myself to do youtube- Glamazontay
Dasia : What are some key tips beginner Youtubers who are also in school should know ?
Glamazontay : Stay consistent and relevant keep those in mind at all times and you will make it very far trust me!
Dasia : How did you become interested in fashion ?
Glamazontay : My grandmother actually got me interested in fashion , believe it or not I use to be a tomboy and she just said to me one day “you need to put some color in your life” and it was history from that day on .
Dasia : I’ve seen that you also design clothes as well , how long have you been designing ? What motivate you to want to become a designer ?
Glamazontay : Ive been designing since 16 I recently took it serious though with opening my own online website . I find my motivation from honestly just wanting out of the box stuff that you normally don’t see ever . I love prints , and bright colors.
Dasia : What is your clothing line about ? Can people purchase any of your items you have designed ? Is there a new collection coming out ?
Glamazontay : My clothing line is actually about a movie “Diamonds are a girls Best friend” with Marilyn Monroe . I tried to mix chic, old school and new school altogether in one. I will be having something new in fall 2016 so be on the look out . Also you can definitely purchase anytime on my website http://glamazontay.bigcartel.com
Dasia : If you could design for 3 celebrities who would they be ?
Glamazontay : Nicki Minaj , Miley Cyrus and Dej Loaf
Dasia : I love your fashion lookbooks ! Where are your favorite places to shop ?
Glamazontay : I love Fashion Nova and simmi shoes.They are BOMB DOT COM
Check out Glamazontay’s recent lookbook below !
( PS: Check out our Top Places To Shop Online for Summer 2016 here , fashion nova is definitely one ! )
Dasia : How would you describe your style ?
Glamazontay : Edgy , Bold and Daring
Dasia : Give us to two fun facts about you that your subscribers don’t know .
Glamazontay : – Im scared of the Dark
– I use to want to be a Veternarian
Dasia : What motivates you to keep going everyday ?
Glamazontay : My future and I’m excited to see what god has in store for me .
Dasia : Congrats on reaching your 70K subscribers milestone ! What can we expect from Glamazontay for the rest of the year ?
Glamazontay : A very big surprise coming soon!
Stay consistent and relevant keep those in mind at all times and you will make it very far trust me! – Glamazontay
Dasia : Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
Glamazontay : Living in Los Angeles ,California , Expanding my store as well as working as a traveling Fashion stylist .