StyleCrush: Nadia Aboulhosn
This week’s StyleCrush is the gorgeous model, fashion designer and blogger Nadia Aboulhosn. Originally from Orlando, Nadia moved to New York and now Los Angeles to pursue her fashion-based career. She has designed for BooHoo, Addition Elle, Rebdolls, and Lord & Taylor and has modeled in Vogue Italia, among many other magazines. While the fashion world pegs Nadia as a “plus-size” model, her shape is simply much more like the “average” person than those typically walking for big-name designers. Nadia’s portfolio and blog can be found at nadiaaboulhosn.com.
Nadia Aboulhosn Talks About What Inspired Her Journey
WYV: How do you describe your style?
Nadia: Very personal and based off emotions — it’s how I feel that day. If I feel more mellow that day I tend to wear more black and gray with more neutral warm colors like mauve. My style is basically a reflection of how I feel that day when I wake up and get dressed.
WYV: What inspired you to start modeling?
Nadia: It sort of fell into place as my blogging career took off. I really needed a way to express myself in a positive way because the direction my life was going wasn’t the greatest. I wanted something to look forward to while keeping myself busy. When I began blogging, it wasn’t so much about not seeing myself in the media because I never felt a seclusion when I began blogging. I never felt different. It wasn’t until I was in this industry and they started labeling me as different that I felt different.
WYV: Who are your three StyleCrushes?
Nadia: Rihanna, Kanye, Angelina Jolie circa ’90s.
WYV: Other than your own designs, where do you shop? Who are your favorite designers?
Nadia: I love ASOS and Topshop! My favorite designers are Balmain and Elie Saab.
WYV: How do you wear your voice?
Nadia: I wear my voice by my clothes reflecting my mood and how I feel for that day.