This month in our “Personal Style” feature is a quest to bring you someone very inspiring we took a long trip to New York to raid the beautiful and envious closet of ex model, fashion blogger and stylist Rosemary Kokuhilwa.
Rosemary is a connoisseur in the fashion and a certified make up-artistry and Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Global Fashion New York Inc.
Before moving to New York where she currently resides, Rosemary upon graduation from High school in Tanzania was working as a professional model. She has also worked for M-Net Africa also inTanzania, the opportunities she gained working there allowed her to gain experience fromworking on multitude of exciting assignments including Road shows for M-Net, Rock Down Africa, Chanel O, MNet Face of Africa alongside producer Jan Malan and styling for local runway shows in Tanzania.
A few years later she migrated to the United States to pursue her dream and has since started her own very popular fashion site aptly named Fashionjunkii.
Fashionjunkii is Rosemary’s personal blog where she gets to post things that inspire her, it also plays part as awardrobe diary.
In the course of her career she has also worked with the world-renowned photographer for Miss Universe Fadil Berisha and also as the key stylist for Boston Fashion Expose when the first Global Fashion New York Inc fashion show was produced.
As part of her job, she hasbeen present and participated in numerous seasons of New York Fashion Week and recently Paris Fashion Week.
She is currentlycontracted as the new Style Director for Prajje 1983 fashion brand by New York based Haitian designer, Prajje Jean Baptiste.
She is also very much involved with charity; her current project is rebuilding and reconstructing a school that has only one classroom in Kagera, Tanzania, according to her “my goal is to build the entire school by the year 2015”.
About her style? she says “ it is very schizophrenic and always evolving. My friends call me an all seasons gal .
I can be feminine and sexy with a bit ofedginess one day, following day I am androgynous or choose to go allminimal. It all depends on my mood and sometimes the occasion and type ofactivities I am engaged in. I tend to wear comfy clothes when at work andalways have my flats with me. I also love trying new things and trends”.
She continues, “if you know me then you know I am the queen of mixing high and lows. I believe dressing up should always be fun. You should never have to spin your head about what you put on your back. When it comes to fashion there are no rules. Whatever works goes”.
We absolutely love Rosemary’s style and hope it inspires yours!
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