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CurlSista of the Day: Raven from LA (of The Next Style Star)


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/Editor's Note/ Last week, my BFF celeb stylist Wayman Bannerman introduced me to Raven (@swankstylista) over Instagram and I of course fell immediately in love with her style. She rocks everything from flirty dresses to DIY crop tops and looks amazing each time. Plus, her 'fro is epic. Raven is a contestant on The Platform's The Next Style Star and she just won her round! Congrats!xo. Joy

.Meet Raven.

Name/Raven Roberts, 28

Background/African American

Where do you live?  Los Angeles, CA

What do you do?  Wardrobe Stylist/ Fashion Blogger

How long have you been a natural gal?  It will be 4 years August 10.

What do you love about being natural?   I love the versatility with styling.

What's your hair regimen?  Wash, condition and style once a week... At night I put it in a pineapple and re-fluff in the morning.

Top 5 fave hair products?

-Giovanni's leave-in and Smooth As Silk conditioner

-DevaCurl Set It Free

-Shea Moisture Shea Butter deep conditioner

-Coconut oil

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How do you describe your fashion style?  I enjoy combining vintage pieces with high end pieces. I love thrift and vintage shopping.

What are your fave stores to shop?  Goodwill, H&M, Zara, Council of Jewish Women

Do you have a fave designer?  The 2 Christians. Siriano and Louboutin.

One item you can't leave home without?  Definitely my cell phone. I feel lost without it. And I'm obsessed with Instagram.

Fave things to do on the weekend?  With my line of work I have no concept of weekend, lol. I don't really have a Monday or Friday either. But I do look forward to church on Sundays.

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Fave travel destinations?  Favorite places I've been are New York and Savannah. Love them clearly for completely opposite reasons.

What do you wish for?  I wish for equality for all men and racism to end. The fact that it still exist makes my heart hurt.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Living a fabulous bi-coastal life. Being known for my styling and blog.

What are some words of wisdom that you live by?  Everything is possible through God.

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What makes you smile?  Good times with my friends and family.

Random fact:  I'm a foodie. I love bacon, donuts and cupcakes.

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Where can our readers find you (Instagram, twitter, website, etc?)

Portfolio: www.ravenroberts.com

Blog: www.swankstylista.com

Instagram: @swankstylista

Twitter: @swankstylista
 

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