Whether its attending class, or attending a wedding, you can always gurantee Ms. Kadija Salifu to kill it wherever she goes. This Ghanian beauty knows how to rock her clothes to accentuate her curves, while still keeping it classy. She hopes to inspire others to dress outside of the box and move to the beat of their own drum. Check out my interview with Ms. Kadija Salifu below and some of her favorite looks!
1. What is your full name?
2. Where were you born & raised? Did your upbringing have an early influence on you dressing the way you do know?
I was born and raised in Accra, Ghana , Sub-Saharan Africa. Yes, growing up in a house with a Fashion designer mom ,my siblings and I didn’t have much of a choice when it came to dressing up. We would partake in fashion shows my mom organized and model her kids line. I instantly gravitated to fashion and through that developed my sense of style.
3. Define Fashion? And how would you describe your personal style?
Fashion is an art of personal self expression; showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell someone something about you. Or at least it is for me- I suppose for some people clothing is just about comfort or utility but for me it’s about expressing myself. My style is sophisticated with a twist of edge, bold and chic.
4. What do you think the current and future fashion trends are for men & women?
Current fashion trends for women are flares and ruffles. Also the boudoir trend is in vogue. You will see a lot of women wearing Lacey and see through tops/dresses. For men, slim fit pants are still trending. Sun hats have proven to be a strong influence in contemporary street style for men also. Lastly I can’t forget denim shirts and denim jackets in both lighter and darker tones of blue. Future fashion trends for women will be a mixture of pleats and silk looks. I also anticipate heavy soled shoes and bright colored suede fabrics and patterns. For men, I anticipate bold colors and a lot of ripped clothes, suede shoes and patterned Blazers.
5. Who are some people in the Fashion Industry that you look up to for guidance, and ways to enhance your craft?
There are quite a few people I look up to in the fashion world. My mom ofcourse who is my role model. Started with one sewing machine and now employs over 1500 workers. I also love a few bloggers such as Aimee Song @songofstyle and Shiona Turini who is a wardobe stylist and fashion editor and consultant. I also look up to fashion houses such as Balmain (Olivier rousteing) , Givenchy and Zuhair Murad. I get a lot of inspiration from fashion outlets such as fashion bomb daily and Vogue, to name a few
6. What are 3 words that you would use to describe yourself and the brand you are trying to create? Why?
I’ll describe myself as Fun, Creative and Intelligent. Glam Chronicles serves as a platform for me to experiment and express myself through fashion. Blogging has been an amazing journey for me. Through it, I’ve met so many people from different parts of the world. After a year of blogging, I have channeled my energy into my upcoming Clothing line which will have an array of styles for different body types. Named after my grandfather’s Legacy , “Ouadraogo” , serves as a strong representation of culture, class and Uniqueness. I am very excited for this to take off. However, I’ll still be blogging looks and pieces on the Glam Chronicles.
7. How can people get in contact with you via email or social media outlets?