MOTI’ S STYLE: Well…I can’t give you a direct answer to that since my style is continuously evolving and changing. I mean isn’t that the beauty of fashion, trying new trends, designs, patterns, mixing and matching, etc. Especially since I’m living in New York City and majority of the time I’m influenced by my surroundings, whether it’s the people or the art in a particular neighborhood. With all that said, my goal is to take articles of clothing that are feminine and make them more masculine.
INSPIRATION: Everything— films, music, magazines, people, etc. There are so many talented people in this industry and it’s amazing that they choose to share their passions and accomplishments with the world, and that’s exactly what inspires me.
IF YOU HAD TO WEAR ONE ITEM EVERYDAY WHAT WOULD IT BE? It would be a simple slim white button down shirt. With a white shirt you have the choice to dress formal, by throwing on a blazer or you can stick to a more casual look by putting on a denim vest. You can wear the same white button down shirt all week, and when styled and layered correctly no one will be able to tell that it’s the same one.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST FASHION MEMORY? New York Fashion week was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had. Seeing the photos from a show is one thing and being able to attend, sitting in the tents at Lincoln Center and experiencing the whole show come together is another.
FASHION FAMILY: It would be pretty cool if my parents were Jay-Z and Beyonce, but then there would be no challenge. Everything would be handed to me on a silver platter, where’s the fun in that?!
SPRING AWAKENING: One word- Color. After six months of wearing navy, maroon, grey and black, It’s only necessary to dress up in playful colors such as yellow, red, cobalt and orange.
SUMMER LOVIN: Doing: I’m wrapping up my internship with Marie Claire magazine and I’m set to travel to the Holy Land AKA Israel this summer. Listening: I’ve had Gotye’s “Somebody that I use to know” on repeat. Wearing: Tons of tanks, white denim, linen shirts, espadrilles and my personal favorite, these awesome peach chino pants I got from Item Denim.