Miss Capitol City
What is your signature style ?
My signature style is classic, colorful and timeless.
Tell me a little about yourself and the pageant you are competing in.
I work as a publicist where first impressions are everything! So style is a big factor. I decided to compete for Miss RI America to obtain scholarships to get my masters in integrated marketing, network and give back to my community through causes I care deeply about. I've competed in the past in high school, but this is my first time in the Miss America circuit!
I love Zara, Bloomingdales, Jcrew and Madewell but I also love checking out steals at places like Nordstrom Rack or outlet stores. My favorite designers to wear are Vince camuto, French Connection, Tibi, Burberry, Shoshanna, Marc Jacobs, Milly, Jbrand or Joes for jeans... just to name a few.
What are your current favorite accessories to wear?
I am big on statement necklaces right now. I love to wear simple studs and a chunky necklace. I feel like it makes any style look polished and put together.
My biggest style secret is tailoring. I tailor almost everything I purchase! Many women just buy things off the rack and don't have any vision of how it would look on their bodies properly tailored to them. Find a good tailor who is reasonable, and purchase timeless pieces that you know you'll get use out of. When it's tailored to your body you will not only look great but exude confidence that is extremely attractive to men!
What are some things you can't live without?
Things I can't live without: The LBD, great black heels, red lipstick (Russian red by Mac is my fav), a good manicure, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip cream (you will NEVER have chapped lips), leather boots, leather jacket, and a great summer maxi dress. I am an ocean state girl after all!
What is your advice to girls?
My advice to girls is know your self worth. You don't need to spend a lot of money on hair, makeup, clothes... Beauty stems from the inside. Be confident in who you are, go for what you want and never settle for less than you deserve.
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Photos by: Lilliam Sosa