Meet Folu Akinkuotu, a Providence based fashionista with a flair for finding the most interesting new trends, music, products and just about anything else in between. She’s the one who introduced me to chocolate music records, the beauty of the men’s section and even Hollywood’s latest architectural spaces. Life can never be boring with her every growing recipe collection, never ending twitter updates and easy conversation about anything fashion. With a knack for mixing styles to create her own, she can always be found with bright nail varnish and a new hair cut. Although Folu is associated with anything new, trendy and interesting, she doesn’t fail to project her Nigerian roots by incorporating authentic pieces into her already individual wardrobe. Oh and in case you’re wondering what the latest candy tastes like, just ask Folu, somehow she’s already tried them all.
What types of things do you blog about?
I blog about everything and anything interesting that I see on the street, talk about with my friends or when I’m browsing the internet, which I tend to do 90% of my life.
How often do you blog?
I aim for every other day but sometimes it two times a week. Some days when I’m really inspired I make several posts but make them scheduled posts to spaces them out. I feel like if you blog too often, they loose some of their value.
What are your favorite cites and daily reads?
What are your favorite summer trends?
-loose layers over bodycon dresses
-neutrals paired with a bold color (neons)
What do you think are some closet staples that all women should own?
-boyfriend style blazer: one that is more classic but in an interesting fabric
-a pencil skirt because they are universally flattering
- an assortment of tights- you can change up a look just by changing the tights
Best low end shops?
-H&M (men’s section!)- most women don’t check it out but they have some really great pieces
-JC Penny- believe it or not but their diffusion lines are like Targets but they have a much better fit. The target pieces usually have a more boxy fit compared with JC Penny.
- new york & co
Best new gadgets?
-svpply.com: this is a retail bookmarking cite. Its a collection of all the coolest things you can buy on the internet.
-stickybits: this can attach data to any barcode/qr code. like a website or picture
How involved with twitter are you?
Twitter is the first and last thing I do every day. It keeps me connected to the world. It has helped me form relationships with talented and hilarious people around the globe. I have over 16,000 tweets!
What are your career goals?
-cool hunter /trend forecaster
-menswear boutique owner
-copywriter/ social media writer
You can find all of Folu’s interesting finds on her blog : Dichotomy in the Purest Sense.