Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stylized: Imani Lia of ImaniLia Designs


Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?

Hey World!! I'm ImaniLia of ImaniLia Fashions and yup Imani and Lia are my real name my 1st and middle name put together. I'm from NEW YORK, NEW YORK!!! Harlem to be exact. Born and raised LOL. I am 25 years old and I've been a lover of fashion for my whole life!!! I started designing and put on my 1st show when I was 10 yers old and just kept going.  kept building my craft and honing my skills. My line is named after me because it is ME. Fashion is me. The Elegance, The Class, The Ambition, Sexiness of the ImaniLia woman is me!!!

What do you do?

ImaniLia Fashion specializes in womens event/evening wear. We are all about dressing a woman for an event. The ImaniLia woman is going somewhere, doing something, and ALWAYS has places to go an people to see and to be seen by people. Cocktail Dresses, Evening Wear .. We have what your looking for when it comes to your unique night out look.


When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?

Wow!!! I was definitely an artistic child. I had my hands in music, fashion, acting, everything as a child and while I was child modeling I realized that I was more interested in the behind the scenes production and how the clothes I was modeling were made. Once I realized this I told my mom that I didn't want to be in front of the camera anymore and I got on her sewing machine and taught myself how to sew. That next year I was a feature designer in a fashion show while also being a featured model. I was so excited and I said this is it for the rest of my life. When I make up my mind to do something I just do it and make it happen and it's been this ever since.


What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

My biggest accomplishment to me was really hard to come up with because as a designer i'm a really humble person.. I'm a perfectionist but quiet about my work but after much thought I have two big accomplishments.. My first full collection was conceived while in college and it was a terribly strenuous process. The emotional roller coaster that comes with building and creating a collection is un matched and after graduation the passion that went into that collection was well worth it. That collection still gets notice today and is my pride and joy. My second biggest accomplishment was VERY recent. I have launched my own online boutique which opens me up to a whole other branch of clientele. Having my own shop on my own is very big to me and it's something I did on my own so I'm very excited about it.


Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?

One thing I always say to myself and remember is "Love, Live, Life, Fashion" so I suppose That's my life quote. Their are plenty of quotes that inspire me daily outside of that one but I refer to that thought often.

How can we stay connected with you?

I like to think I'm one of the easiest people to stay connected with.

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Twitter: @ImaniLiaDesigns


I am so happy that I had the opportunity to meet and become friends with Imani, she is a great full of wisdom and insight, and you guys know I love an entrepreneur and fellow creator. I do these posts to shed light on these creative individuals in the world of fashion, to motivate and inspire you, and to myself.

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