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Happy Mid Week! And, wselcome back to fabUffiliate Wednesday, our brand new series featuring our brand ambassadors!! We’re so excited to bring you LaQuinta Davis. Davis is a model, influencer, and business owner! She’s also one of our fabUffiliates!
Name: LaQuinta Davis. Designer
Website/Blog: www.divabigg.com Facebook: DivaBigg
YouTube: iam divabigg
fabUplus Magazine: How did you get started as an influencer? What kind of content do you create, and what’s your main channel?
LaQuinta Davis: I started designing after my mom passed away. It was God’s gift to me. It brought back childhood teaching from my mom when I was young. She taught me how to sew when I was young. Once she passed away I felt empty and this has allowed me to pursue something love and be close to her.
fabUplus Magazine: Describe your personal style. What are some of your signature colors, styles, and accessories?
LaQuinta Davis: My design aesthetic is bold, edgy, street sexy. I used a good bit of colors red, blues, yellows. My number one accessory is a woman’s features her leg, shoulder, the bare body is a great complement to an edgy garment along with a wide belt to snatch the waist.
fabUplus Magazine: What are some tips you’d like to share with aspiring influencers or designers?
LaQuinta Davis: I would tell aspiring designers to design from the heart, do what feels good and listen to your inner self not the world. We are the trendsetters, we make and break the rules.
fabUplus Magazine: If you could go back in time and give yourself advice as a little girl, what would you tell her?
LaQuinta Davis: I would tell my younger self not to take my self or life so seriously and to live in every moment likes it’s your last.
fabUplus Magazine: For our readers who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin and wearing what they want, what are some practical things you would recommend they do to help them get to the level of confidence you have?
LaQuinta Davis: I would recommend she step down naked in front of a full mirror and really look at herself. If you have a group of close friends you can do this exercise with them. Undress and ask them what are the things they love about you body, I assure you the things youit hate about toy are the things others love and admire.
fabUplus Magazine: What does life look like for you outside of blogging or modeling (day job, hobbies, family life, etc)?
LaQuinta Davis: Outside of designing, I am an architect for the Navy.
fabUplus Magazine: What does being an influencer or model mean to you? What do you hope it means to others?
LaQuinta Davis: Being a designer means helping others ro recognize their beauty, helping them to feel sexy or like their best selves.
fabUplus Magazine: What are your goals and dreams as an influencer or model? What accomplishments are you most proud of?
LaQuinta Davis: My goal as a designer is to be a plus fashion house recognized by the cfda. It is NY goal to be the Karl Lagerfeld of plus fashion. I am proud of so many things that have happened in my career, my first magazine feature, my nomination for designer of the year, my biggest show in Germany. So many things to be proud of, its hard to limit it to one
fabUplus Magazine: How have you seen the fashion, retail, or modeling industry change in the past decade – specifically with regards to diversity and inclusivity? What work still needs to be done?
LaQuinta Davis: I’ve seen more plus models in mainstream shows. I’ve seen more openness to plus size women. I have not seen full acceptance of the notion that plus women are sexy and just show as much skin as standard size models. I also have not seen many mainstream plus designers, I have seen designers that product standard size clothing produce one or two plus size pieces.
fabUplus Magazine: What are some of your favorite shopping and styling tips?
LaQuinta Davis: Always wear our being the proper under garments when shopping and trying clothes. It’s shows the best fit of the garment your trying. When styling make your own rule, your clothes are an expression of your individuality.
fabUplus Magazine: What does beauty mean to you?
LaQuinta Davis: Beauty to me means diversity, different, unique. Beauty are those features which make you different from the next person i.e. a birthmark, a scare, a short arm. It is your unique identifier.
fabUplus Magazine: How has your body image and self-esteem changed over the years?
LaQuinta Davis: I have been self conscious over the years my body has changed, I have lost weight gained weight
fabUplus Magazine: Which fashion brands and designers are leading the pack or doing something different and meaningful?
LaQuinta Davis: I think there are many indie brands that are pushing fashion forward, far to many to name.
fabUplus Magazine: From where do you draw inspiration for your work?
LaQuinta Davis: I draw inspiration from my meditation, from fabrics, from buildings, people. Inspiration is all around. When something is right I feel it strongly inside me.
fabUplus Magazine: What can readers expect next – do you have anything exciting you would like to share with us?
LaQuinta Davis: Readers can expect more designs, bigger shows, brand collaboration, and many celebrity collaborations, and expansion of the DivaBigg brand.
fabUplus Magazine: Do you have a message you want to leave with our readers?
LaQuinta Davis: Your flaws (differences) are your beauty.