KiK: Tell us about yourself.
Tanaka: My name is Tanaka. I’m a 5ft tall, 24 years old Pisces, born and raised in Jamaica where I still currently reside. When I am not blogging, I am busy monitoring social spaces for several brands as a Social Media Manager. If you ever need to bribe me, coffee, ice cream, Ferror Rocher chocolate or Baileys cheesecake will do the trick!
KiK: Describe your fashion style and does your fabulous hair play a part in your personal style?
Tanaka: My style is a fusion of the laid back bohemian and sleek satorialist. I love comfort and simplicity so classic aesthetics, clean lines and tailored garment have my heart. I’m not big on colours or print but I have found that since I’ve gone natural my style has shifted mostly in favour of boho-chic pieces so I have bought less black and white clothes these days.
KiK: What are your 3 favourite items of clothing?
Tanaka: No matter what I find that I can never have too many button downs, tailored pants/shorts or blazers
KiK: Name your favourite places to shop?
Tanaka: I am almost always on a tight budget when shopping for something and so my favorite one stop shop would have to be H&M. I’ve never been disappointed with the quality of their items and since I love to rewear/restyle pieces while I am bargain hunting, quality is always a factor when making that final purchase. Otherwise I love Missguided, Zara (especially for shoes) and the old reliable, Forever 21 (F21).
KiK: What is your favourite hairstyle and how do you maintain your hair?
Tanaka: I am almost always embarrassed when talking about my hair for I am really as clueless as they come. I have never done any style other than a twist out with my hair. Before I went natural last year, I have had processed hair since I was 8 so I am just learning how to take care of and style my hair. Now that its growing and is at a more manageable length I will be consulting Youtube tutorials to try something new! As far as maintenance goes, I wash my hair once a week, twist it at nights and pull my hair out in the mornings lol. I know, so not impressive lol.
KiK: How do you wear your hair and what are your 3 favourite hair products?
Tanaka: My hair is almost always in a twist out or now that its a bit longer sometimes just leave it twisted if I’m just going to work. I am super low maintenance and with my scalp eczema I don’t experiment with many hair products to avoid irritating my scalp. I have found that my hair absolutely loves Shea Moisture’s Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo and Keracare Cleansing Cream. I can’t do without Jamaican Black Castor Oil/ Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. I am looking for suggestions for a great Deep Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner as so far I havent found one that really works for me.
KiK: How do you select what you are going to wear each day? What is your process?
Tanaka: At the very least I take an hour to get ready lol. I am really working on becoming more decisive but for now, I am always the late friend because of how long I take to get dressed. You will rarely find me in a dress so a great deal of the time is spent pieces items together. I tend to select a specific top or bottom as the focal point and then work around that. Most of the times what I choose depends on the occasion or if I bought a new item that I’ve been itching to wear. I can say though that the outfits that I take less time to decide on are usually my favourites.
KiK: Where can we keep up with you online?