Welcome to Dresscapades! My name is Tolani. I’m a twenty-something from New York in spirited pursuit of a career in publishing! In the meantime, I’m using my Master’s degree in Publishing & Writing to blog, freelance edit and write, consult, and build e-books! I’m a lover of fashion and most things—most—women’s interests.
I started Dresscapades in 2010 when I got out of college and thought, Now what? I was still in a murky place, fashionably. So I decided I would document the unearthing of my style. Then, I wasn’t quite sure what this word—dresscapades really meant. I intended for the first version of dresscapades to be a fashion only blog but as I found my life was in “buffer mode,” fashion became this reminder of the things, the lifestyle and friends, I could only have through spectatorship.
My dresscapade is an archive of my hand-carved path to fashion, beauty, life and inspiration, and self-love.
So I had to reexamine my life and it hurt but eventually fashion became a means of my self-expression. Isn’t that everyone’s use of fashion? Not quite. You see I was trying to follow trends I couldn’t fit into. I thought this was the way to increase my value and likability. I felt enormously unseen (and even do today). The more I did this, try to be something I’m not, the further I was from feeling whole. Instead of denying my love for clothes, I soon enough happened on a style that was singular and mine. Unlike most fashion bloggers, I won’t always blog from a place of expertise. My dresscapade is an archive of my hand-carved path to fashion, beauty, life and inspiration, and self-love.
Now that you know what my dresscapade is, what’s yours?
I describe my style as “Parisian Street Chic meets Soho Street Chic” with preppy influences and lots and lots of color and interesting patterns! I’m a guru on mixing prints and I love wearing sneakers with dresses. My closet must-have is a (or many) fit-and-flare dress, pockets required! My closet lust-have? Mindy Lahiri and Taylor Swift’s entire wardrobe. Find out more about where I shop!
I have a specific interest in remaking the women’s interest magazine scene. I write a lot about women my age who aren’t represented in mainstream magazines. These girls aren’t necessarily outliers but under-radar-ers. I call these girls “everygirls.” Neither hot nor cold, neither model built nor curvy; some, like me a hopelessly single, some are fashionable inept, some don’t want to be preached to about how to get a man or to get skinny. Everygirl, I write for you.
BA English- GW 2010
MA Publishing and Writing –Emerson College 2014
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