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Feisty Fashion Feature // Natalie of The Tiny Closet

April 19, 2013

I’m probably more excited than you are that we’re featuring Natalie today. I love Natalie’s blog. I love Natalie’s life: she lives in California, designs and sews a lot of her own clothes, and is married to a darling photog. Did I mention she can make her own clothes?!?!? Natalie is everything we look for in  Feisty Fashion Feature: her blog is centered around a dope concept and she has AMAZING STYLE.

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Tell us a bit about your blog and why you started blogging.

 

The Tiny Closet is about living with a small closet- not having a lot of clothes – either by choice or not by choice.  It started out for me not by choice.  I had been laid off from a wellpaying job and I’d had years of heavy spending habits.  The blog became a daily record of the adventures in dealing with not being able to shop for new clothes all the time and making the utmost best of what I already had.  It got to be so much fun and actually lifestyle changing! The Tiny Closet has evolved now into a proud choice and lifestyle, one that I encourage every woman to [consider].  It’s also about really getting creative with clothing and style instead of just buying what you see on the mannequin. [It’s about] making the clothes you wear about you and not about trends or money. 

 

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What are 5 fashion items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.) that describe your personal style?

  • Tiny Closet Collection tees that I created.  I made them to be drapey, oversize, simple and feminine.  They will be available to buy in the near future!
  • Harem pants!!  They’re loose, loungy, exotic and super cool.
  • Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels in patent leather.  Simple, fierce but minimal…less is more with those babies 🙂
  • Maxi dresses
  • AG Jeans “The Stilt” fit me like a charm and go with everything!
  • And also – leather leggings.  I have yet to buy an authentic pair but The Row make a gorgeous design.

 

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What’s your go-to hairstyle?
 

My hair has been natural for 4 years and my go to style has ALWAYS been wash.and.go.period.  Lol!  I am a no-fuss girl when it comes to hair.  I wash it nearly every day and let my hair do what it shall.
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How do you feel about the presence of Black style bloggers (too many, not enough, etc.)
 

I think it’s phenomenal.  In the fashion industry, how many fashion icons are black???  Maybe a handful.  Before style blogging, Black women really had no authentic voice on style or fashion.  It’s evolved quite a bit now, but even to this day, the predominant commentary on what to wear is severely unbalanced and, dare I say, unfair.  So I think there’s room for tons and tons more!  The more Black women show off their own style and fashion choices, I think the less we will be pigeon holed into onedimensional stereotypes of what a Black woman should look like or what she should wear.
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Tell us anything else you think we should know.

 

Hm, let’s see…  Most people ask me where I live, who takes my photos and what camera I use so: 

I live in Los Angeles – recently moved there about 3 months ago.  My husband takes my photos with his Canon 5d Mark2 camera.  He is a freelance photographer/videographer and owner of Media Design Elements.
Also my platforms:

blog: http://caseofthetinycloset.blogspot.com

email: natalielive@gmail.com

Tumblr: http://thetinycloset.tumblr.com

Twitter & Instagram: @thetinycloset 

 
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Did you enjoy Natalie’s feature? If so, let her know in the comments! And don’t forget to visit
The Tiny Closet!
 

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  • Miche J

    YES! I love her blog & everything about her.

  • She’s one of my faves, glad to see her featured here!

  • Ay ay ay love her! She’s so adorable!

  • She’s awesome.

  • I’m so glad you all liked this feature!