We’re so excited to kick off 2019 by highlighting such an amazingly passionate and driven woman. Our Style Star of the Month for January is *drum roll please* RAQC!
RaqC embodies all of the qualities we look for in a Style Star. In addition to being ambassadors for Kollectin, our Style Stars are passionate Boss Babes who aspire to inspire women across the globe through their style, business, music, travels, lifestyle, and art, and RaqC is no exception. Her ambition and fearlessness to flaunt her individuality are traits that Kollectin deeply admires and values.
Read on to get to know our latest Style Star! Also, be on the lookout for RaqC’s collab with Kollectin. RaqC’s hoop line - HoopC by RaqC - is launching FEBRUARY 1ST, available exclusively on the Kollecin app!
So without further ado, a woman who needs no introduction:
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I am a self proclaimed ball of energy. I was born with a natural passion for life. Since I was a little girl I have always been super energetic, outspoken, wild and free. I began my radio career at the young age of 18 fresh out of high school. I started interning for an LA radio station which allowed me to get my foot in the door and from there the rest is history. I like to refer to myself as a modern day renaissance woman because I am good at anything I put my mind to. I love to work, create, build other women up and truly live everyday as if it were my last day on this planet. Every day is a BIG DEAL for me.
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?
My aspirations are to build an empire and a legacy to my future children. My ultimate goal is to have a talk show like Oprah had. I love story-telling and I'm very good at it. I am also good at getting people's stories out of them. I call it a gift. I want to be remembered for actually being a doer in my community. My soul motivates me and my intentions are always on point. I believe that when you have the right intention in anything you do, you will succeed.
WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?
My music inspirations are very diverse. I absolutely love Caribbean music, my favorite artist being Celia Cruz. Her music and fashion were so UNIQUE to her. I love music that speaks to my soul, like Jill Scott, India Arie, Sabrina Claudio, Alina Baraz.
My fashion inspo comes from my imagination. I have never been one to follow trends. I create my own trends. I rock what compliments my body, my curves, my mood. I definitely love the classic jeans and high heels look though. You can't go wrong rocking jeans and heels . One thing I never leave home without are my accessories. My GO TO accessories are: Gold Hoops, gold watch, gold rings, chokers, head wraps. Whatever I'm in the mood for I rock it unapologetically.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
I would describe my personal style as bold, edgy, sexy and unapologetic. I base my style on my mood.
AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?
What I love the most about Kollectin is the variety of accessories. I love having choices. Some days you feel simple, some days you feel more bold.
YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE SPRING?
I am looking forward to more hoops this Spring. I am obsessed with hoops, to me the bigger the better. I am also looking forward to rocking bold and bright pieces. Spring is the time to be glowing like the sun.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY?
My go to pieces with KOLLECTIN are the stackable gold chains. I love that I have to put on one piece and it looks like I'm wearing 5 necklaces in one. I also love the chokers. So many people think chokers are from a particular era but to me they go with everything. I feel like they give your outfit attitude.
YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?
I would say its knowing your angles and your facial expression. Some days you will feel goofy or playful and other days you might feel like a boss and more confident. Your pictures must portray that. Don't be afraid to NOT SMILE if you don't want to or feel like it. The eyes say it all in a picture.
WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
Well 2019 will be a year of a lot of surprises. I have my hands on a few projects right now. I am working on project right now that I am really excited about that has to do with fitness and women. I am pretty much combining my 2 passions, yoga and spinning into one. Stay tuned for details. I also plan on being heard more. Many people know me or recognize me from my radio days and that is not ending. Also my YOUTUBE CHANNEL will be going through a major reconstruction. If you love the content I have there now wait till 2019 kicks in. I will be busy filming a lot with my channel in 2019. Stay Tuned to all he goodness coming!