Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features Shan’Tasia Alexis who is a blogger and youtuber from North Carolina , her love for creating unique outfits unleashed as she made a transition from high school to her current undergraduate college journey. Now she is putting those skills into her blog and showcasing her personal style ! Read more about her story below !
FJ: Tell us something about yourself :
Shan’Tasia: I’m Shan’Tasia Alexis! I knew around my last year in middle school that I had a strong love for fashion and the creativity of it. Even though I had to wear uniforms in high school, whenever we had dress down days, I would try to stand out in what I wore (rather it be my clothes or my accessories). I would always put together looks in my head and even though I can’t draw, I would try to re-create the looks I thought of. I also used to cut out photos in a magazine and make a scrap book of the looks that I took from them. It wasn’t until college that my love for creating and fashion really reached its climax.
After graduating and going off to college that is when I was able to completely unleash my creativity with styling. I would piece together items that probably got me some strange looks and got me called tacky but I didn’t care because it was what I liked. As my undergraduate career continued and being exposed to different cultures and styles, I really was able to define my aesthetic. College really helped me find myself and motivated me to do and wear what pleases me. Since I grew up in a small town, I love that I was finally able to express myself through my clothing and be comfortable in what I decided to wear. No matter how many questionable looks I got.
FJ: Tell us about the business/brand that you have.
Shan’Tasia: I attempted this blogging journey before but to me, I went about it all wrong so I decided to start with a clean slate. I created my blog to document my personal style, fashion inspirations, knowledge and my experiences in hope that it encourages someone, no matter what stage they are at in life. I started my YouTube channel because it’s something I wanted to do since 2012. I’m mad at myself for waiting so long to start it but there’s no wrong time to go after what you want. My YouTube will mimic my blog in a way but also include discussion videos, transitioning hair care recommendations and anything that interests me. The bulk of the content will be fashion and art related. I hope to really grow with my blog and YouTube and to be to look back on it years from now and see how much I’ve accomplished.
FJ: What do you like about fashion ?:
Shan’Tasia: I love that you can express yourself through your clothing. You really don’t have to follow any trends or rules when it comes to your personal style. You can be as creative and extra with it as you want. I just love that you can make it your own.
FJ: Favorite places to shop ?:
Shan’Tasia: Thrift shops, Poshmark, Amazon, EBay, Some IG boutiques (lol), Fashion Nova and sometimes Forever 21
FJ: Favorite current trends ?:
Shan’Tasia: Anything camo and anything denim, distressed or bleach. Those trends will never get old to me.
FJ: How did you hear about Fxshnjunke ?
Shan’Tasia: I’ve been following you all on Instagram for the last few years. I love that I am able to go to your blog and social media to get inspiration and follow creative individuals.
FJ: What are some of your goals for 2017?:
Shan’Tasia: My goals for 2017 is to grow my blog and YouTube channel, continue to deliver creative content and get back into sewing.
FJ: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?:
Shan’Tasia: I really have so many ideas and things I want to do in life but in the next 5 years, I hope to be working for myself in some way pertaining to blogging or fashion. I could possibly see myself in the counseling field also.
Make sure to follow Shan’Tasia @IG: @_shupuptae and visit her website at firstname.lastname@example.org
edited by @dasiatheceo