There is urgency to have everything all figured out__DENOLA GREY
meet Denola, Men's wear blogger stylist, a funny personality and I had the great pleasure of having him feature on todays Episode of Feature Friday
Denola Grey, 24-years old. August 13th
Social sites link
www.twitter.com/denolanova || Instagram- @denolagrey || Website : www.denolagrey.com
I am a men’s style enthusiast and a media personality mainly focused on men’s fashion and lifestyle. Studied Media Business in college> Worked in fashion PR in New York City briefly
How you've matched up your profession with blogging
The website came first and through the blog section, more media attention came which has led to A few television gigs
An overview of the Nigerian Fashion industry
I think the Nigerian Fashion industry is one of the most visible in Africa. There is a lot of talent here and over the past decade has seen tremendous growth. There is still a need for more investment to help breed the talent, but it is still on a rise for sure.
What inspired being a blogger?
(Not Just a Blogger) - Blog section was to document my outfits. The website was created because I was a fashion freelancer and it was a great way for people to see what I was about
Earlier challenges / how you overcame them
I haven’t really faced challenges with denolagrey.com. I think I face similar challenges every 20-something faces. There is urgency to have everything all figured out and set in stone, but I chose to keep my head down and do what comes naturally to me. So far that has worked in my favor
Your little worry about the blogosphere
Any one that documents their life online has a fear that some of it could be taken out of context and used to paint a whole picture of what people think you are. On the other hand my main concern is how to make it a viable business.
Favorite lesson blogging has thought you
Don’t do it for the views. DO it because it’s organic and seamless and it’s exactly what you feel strongly about putting out there.
General Interest / favorite wardrobe piece
I’m really interested in Men’s fashion, the different aspects of it. It has numerous genres kind of like music. Some of it is street or urban some of it is preppy; some of it is extremely preppy. I love that you can intermix and create something unique to your personality. Favorite wardrobe piece
Would probably be a tie or a bowtie. It really ties an outfit together (pun intended)
What outfit we cannot catch you in?
Sportswear. Especially hoodies/sweatpants
> Fun facts about you
I’ve never seen the Godfather. I love watching comedies. I’m terribly obsessed with Maryland cookies (the coconut ones). I never use the same fragrance twice. My idea of a good time is a night out at a bar (not club) with friends, beer and chicken wings.
Advice to those trying to take a cue from you-
It is very imperative that you remain true to yourself. Especially in this digital age where we easily have access to other people’s lives, we aim to be just like other people. Why be like others? They are already taken. The moment you are yourself 24/7 amazing things start to happen.