My Style Feature in Alive Magazine

So i’m soooooo excited to be featured in this month’s My Style section of Alive Magazine.  I’ve posted the interview below for you all to see! Hope you’re summer is off to a  great start!

My Style: Christia DeShields
Educator/Blogger/TV Host
Story: Interview by Sarah Stallman
Photos: Attilio D’Agostino

Describe your personal style. I consider my style to be boho chic. I’m easy-breezy, but I like to be a little edgy too.

What’s your most recent fashion obsession? A tribal- or floral-print duster.

What runway trends are you loving right now? I’m so excited to see pink, wide-leg pants and floppy hats on the runway. LOVE!

What item from your closet can you not live without? I would be lost without something black. I’m a new mom, and I dodge baby drool on a regular basis. Black is stylish, easy to clean and hides stains.

What are your top five clothing staples? A jumpsuit, shift dress, statement necklace, a beanie and a floral duster.

What is your go-to piece? I live for a good jumpsuit! All you have to do is add jewelry, heels and a bag. It’s so easy and chic.

Is there any person or character whose style you really admire? I love Tracee Ellis Ross’ style—and she’s totally my hair crush!

Who are some of your favorite designers? Betsey Johnson, Gwen Stefani, Rachel Zoe and Michael Drummond are among some of my favorites.

Where do you shop in STL? I absolutely love the boutique scene in STL! Places like BLUSH Boutique, Epiphany Boutique and paperdolls always have a fabulous selection. I frequent the local vintage and thrift stores as well.

What is your biggest fashion pet peeve? I think my biggest fashion pet peeve is when someone is brave enough to try a new hairstyle or clothing style, and then they get criticized for stepping outside of the proverbial fashion box. I’m like, “Would you please let them be great?” But seriously—let people evolve.

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