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A Dash of Pink

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Obviously this skirt gives glamour, so it had my name written all over it. I'm not really a pink girl, gold is my color of choice when I want to make a 'girly' statement. This skirt was an exception. The mostly black with a dash of pink is definitely suited for girls who prefer not to dabble in too much pink. There are some really beautiful shades of pink, but let's be honest...fuchsia ain't it.

In addition, I decided to add my fishnet socks and black ZARA pumps. I've been a huge fan of socks and shoes for the longest time. It has a great vintage feel but can be interpreted effortlessly for the modern era.

All in all, easily another favorite.

Would you wear socks and shoes?

Skirt: ASOS

Top: H&M

Shoes: ZARA

GlamStyle: Tia Gary

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On her most casual days Tia Gary is the epitome of glamour. Her hair is never out of place and she wears every outfit with elegance and grace.

GSL: What does style mean to you?

Style is a form of expression.

Through one's clothing, accessories, hair, makeup, and attitude. It reflects a person's preferences and influences.

GSL: How would you describe your personal style?

TG: Versatile. I like to switch it up all the time. Sometimes I can have more of a girly, urban, grunge look and other times it can be more glamorous and chic. Either or it is always sassy.

GSL: Who and what inspires your personal Style? TG: Almost everyone and everything. It's kinda hard to narrow it down and give credit to one source of inspiration. On a day to day basis I see different things I like on different people and say to my self "I have to have it". Or when passing the windows of different stores.

GSL: Who are your style icons and why? TG: My style icons are Zoe Kravitz and Sarah Jessica Parker. Zoe for my more youthful, girly grunge looks. Sarah for my more chic and glamorous looks.

GSL: If you could relive a fashion era which would it be? TG: Definitely the 80's. I loved the oversized shirts, leggings, mini skirts and off the shoulder tops. Its so funny sometimes my friends tease me and call me flashdance because I'm always cutting and ripping my shirts so that they are off the shoulder shirts like worn in the movie flashdance.

GSL: Would you consider yourself a Trend setter? TG: I never thought of myself as one but, it seems as if I am viewed as one. People are always asking me for hair makeup and fashion advice. Or they want to know where I bought a certain article of clothes from. So, I guess so.

GSL: What are your favorite places to shop and your favorite brands? TG: Ahhhh! There's just too many. I am not loyal to one brand or the next. I usually shop at Zara, Forever 21, the little boutiques in soho, BCBG, Topshop, I loveee Macy's, oh yes and Bebe.

GSL: Do you have a strategy when you shop? TG:

Find what looks the best!

For me it's always about the fit and the color. That's how I successfully find things that look good on me. What looks good on one person may not look good on the next person.

GSL: What items in your closet you can’t live without? TG: Right now... I'm obsessed with my peplum belt from Zara because it creates instant peplum on any outfit. It's the best thing ever. Also I just bought a pair of tan and gold almost gladiator like sandal heels from BCBG that I am in love with! All of my bracelets because bracelet stacking is in so it gives me an excuse to wear all of them at once.

GSL: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? TG: In the next five years I would like to start up an inspirational clothing line. Not like granny looking shirts or anything but more urban/grunge style clothing that convey spiritual messages.

My faith has really helped me through so much and I think fashion maybe one of the best outlets for me to share it with the world.

GSL: As we wrap this up, what advice would you give to anyone reading this? TG: Sure, my top 3 style tips for readers are: 1) don't over accessorize, as Coco Chanel says always take off one accessory before you leave the house.

2) If you try on a dress an you like it. It isn't the dress for you. Keep shopping till you find the dress you love and don't want to take off.

3) Lastly, don't dress for anyone but yourself!

Glam Style: Kaydene Forbes

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Upon meeting Kaydene, you can't help but be struck by her amazing sense of style. She can effortlessly pull anything off. Her confidence is evident in the risks she takes. Here is a glance of her Glam Style: Age 23 Occupation: Visual Merchandiser, Image consultant.

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GSL: What does style mean to you? KF: Style to me means finding what works for you and owning it! Find a look and make it all yours, set trends, take risks and be confident!

Nothing excites me more than a well executed fashion risk!

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GSL: How would you describe your personal style? KF: I can't. My style changes with my mood. Today I'll be girly, tomorrow grungy, day after that manhattan chic. I like to play with it.

GSL: Who and what inspires your personal Style? KF: I'd have to say my environment and and personality inspires my style.

Living in New York there is a fashionista on every corner.

There's always something that sparks your interest or something you'd like to try. I think of it as a playful competition, which makes me always want to look my best and be bold.

GSL: Who are your style icons and why? KF: My style icons are Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross. Both women exudes such elegance and grace. Solange's style I can more relate to its now, its fun and its edgy. Tracee it's more so admiration, she's me in a few more years.

GSL: If you could relive a fashion era which would it be? KF: The 1970's Mini skirts, bell bottoms, fringes, tie dye, ankle length skirts, maxi dresses, platforms and men wore clothes that actually fit last but no least Afros.

The 70's was the birth of fashion in my eyes.

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GSL: Would you consider yourself a Trend setter? KF: Yes! The way I'm inspired by people, I too inspire others. From my haircut to my outfits. i can pull off some crazy things. I'm always complimented, questioned or asked for fashion tips.

GSL: What are your favorite places to shop and your favorite brands? KF: I do a lot of thrift store shopping.

More than half my wardrobe is made up of vintage clothing.

I don't have a favorite brand it's always a hit and miss for me. But lately I've been spending more than I'd like to in American Apparel.

GSL: Do you have a strategy when you shop? KF: I do but I don't.

I never go shopping with a certain look or idea in mind. That's how you overlook the good stuff.

Also I prefer to shop alone I'm on my own time and schedule I can take as long as I want.

GSL: What items in your closet you can't live without? KF: Definitely my shoes which does most if not all of the talking for me. Marilyn Monroe once said "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world". Then my bags, I have managed to collect a number of handmade bags from different countries and a couple vintage pieces I could never replace.

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GSL: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? KF: In 5 years I see myself running a men's boutique. In a nutshell I prefer men's fashion much more than women.

Nothing looks better to me than a sharply dressed and groomed man.

I grew to love men's fashion while working as a men's stylist for Gap Inc. There isn't really a big market for men that caters to their individuality and their desire to stand out in a crowd.

GSL: As we wrap this up, what advice would you give to anyone reading this? KF: In this world all you can do is be very true to yourself. Have a clear vision of what you want out of life or you'll lose yourself.

Don't shy away from self expression and remember all the weird things makes us unique.

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Photos by Amy Hendy