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Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is NeShanta Davis of Styleisshe.com, I'm a Fashion Therapist that specializes in the art of healing through fashion and beauty. The world is so focused on healing your mind and soul. But what happens when they are healed and you still don't like what you see in the mirror? Fashion Therapy is about healing you from the outside in. I'm retraining you to understand that it's not shallow to take care of yourself and to look good. Your image matters because when you look good you feel good!
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
For as long as I can remember, fashion has been a huge deal to me. I can't think of a time when I wasn't completely obsessed with all things fashion. After spending 10 years in the Air Force living out my mother's dream, I separated and decided to follow my dreams. It hasn't been an easy journey but I would do it all over again if I had to. I would do a lot of things differently, but I would definitely do it again.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
The best advice I can offer is master your craft. The fashion industry is saturated. It takes way more than "dressing cute" to make it in this industry. The fashion industry is more than fabulous fabrics and pretty prints, it can be a beast that chews you up and spits you out. You have to be ready for late nights and early mornings. It's not always glamorous and that's what people fail to understand.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
The most challenging thing I've had to deal with in my profession is work/life balance and realizing what and how I wanted to operate my business. It's easy to start a business but it's hard to maintain a successful business. It takes a lot of discipline and you have to sacrifice time, energy, money, relationships and more to make the business a success.
If you're persistent you will get it, but you have to be consistent to keep it.
What is next for your brand/business in 2017?
I plan to expand the StyleIsShe brand into more education. Teaching more classes and putting out more material to teach people about fashion and personal style. I love educating clients on how to build a wardrobe and develop their personal style as well as take their style personal. I believe if you give the girl a dress she's stylish for a day, teach a girl to dress and she can be stylish for a lifetime.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media:
My website for all of your fashion needs is www.styleisshe.com My IG is MsStyleIsShe and FB & Pinterest is StyleIsShe.
"Remember FASHION is the incentive