Style Stories - Amal Fashanu
Amal Fashanu, 22, TV presenter
What is a typical day at work for you?
The amazing thing about my job is that nothing can be described as typical. Everyday there is something new happening. From documentary making to a multitude of creative activities which stimulate me every day!!
How long have you been doing this job?
I've been working in media since I graduated from Brunel University last year where I studied communications and media.
How did you get to where you are today?
I was approached to present a BBC documentary which turned out to be a great success. It generated lots of press and positive feedback which has led onto many exciting opportunities like modeling the eBay Spring/Summer collection.
What is your go-to outfit for a night out?
I would refer to it as my classic Amal look: massive black wedges, black skinny jeans, black tank top, and black Chanel bag! As you may have noticed my favourite colour is black!
And for an important work meeting?
I always like to be real to myself and my style so for a business meeting I would probably still wear black, but to make the outfit slight more formal I’d wear a black blazer and instead of my skinny jeans I may wear black trousers, with some black stilettos.
Where do you go for your style inspiration?
I’m inspired all day every day, everywhere I go, especially when I travel to different countries.
What is your latest style obsession?
Floral patterns. Especially in jeans which I would then combine with a very plain simple top!
Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?
I would raid Elle's wardrobe because I feel she has timeless style. She is always looking effortlessly put together. I would define her style as subtle, chic and stylish with a touch of edge. leather, feathers and a touch of bling thats how i would describe it. Her wardrobe is very similar to my own and I feel like we could be sharing stuff as many of the things I have she does too.
What do you think can make or break an outfit?
I don't believe one thing in particular could make or break an outfit, it's about how you put it together - but I don't really like it when people over-style themselves.
What should people look for when putting an outfit together?
I think you should be conscious of your body shape most importantly, your skin tone and even your hair colour. This affects the clothes you wear a lot.
What is your favorite eBay find ever?
I would have to say my 1965 Chanel classic flap bag!!
What is your favorite piece from the SS12 collection?
There are so many pieces it's hard to say one. But I guess if I really HAD to I would pick the black floral print jeans! So comfortable and fit for many occasions.
What is your dream get away?
Without a doubt would be Puerto Rico.
What song would you listen to on repeat?
Beyonce - Dance For You.
What is your guilty pleasure?