I am happy to have my first Haitian feature in honor of Haitian Flag Day coming up this weekend.
Malida Theodore was born in Port au Prince, Haiti and currently resides in Brockton, Massachusetts.
By day she works with Bank of America as a Mortgage Loan Officer but BY LIFE she is an amazing Singer and Songwriter!
She sang a beautiful duet with J-Beatz, one of my favorite Haitian Artist!
Check our Interview:
Where do you see yourself in the world of fashion?
I’m more of a spectator, I like to watch and see new styles. I also love to watch people and how they dress. Sometimes it gives me a few ideas as to how I can incorporate styles into my wardrobe.
When did you start taking interest into fashion?
I started taking interest in fashion when I was in college. I used to take the train into Boston and just people watch. I would first look at shoes then their accessories and finally their ensemble.
Who do you look up to in the world of fashion?
Some of my favorite fashion icons would have to be Rihanna, Marilyn Monroe and our first Lady Michelle Obama.
Where do you find inspiration for your style?
I find inspiration in simple and clean pieces. I’m not into the crazy patterns. For me, I like to apply the quote “Less is More.”
When you go shopping, what decisions do you make before you buy something?
I have to assess the quality of the garment, name brand and I must try everything on before a purchase. I am very big on quality because they usually stand the test of durability!
Where do you like to shop?
Some of my fave places to shop are BCBG, Lord and Taylor, H&M, and Macy’s.
What are your thoughts on the full figured industry today?
Being plus size/curvy is coming back. It’s the healthy look and we need more iconic figures to be in that category. There are many curvy women who are looking for trendy things to wear. If the demand continues to grow so will the plus size industry.
Where do you see the plus size industry in 20 years from now?
I think it will be still around but definitely more streamline. Hopefully one day it will be fully interpreted and not as it’s own entity!
Do you have any words for us curvy ladies everywhere?
I want every curvy girl to know that she should embrace her curves never lose sight of staying healthy by exercising and eating right. This will help keep your curves looking tight and of course keep you healthy. Lastly that beauty must be found inside first, love yourself and be proud of your curvy body.
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