STYLE GURU BIO: Nakia Moore

Hey Fashionistas/os! My name is Nakia Moore. I am a third year student at the University of Alabama, majoring in Global Business and minoring in Arabic Studies. Aside from my studies, I oversee my university’s Arabic Language and Culture Club this year as Vice President, and I own my own business selling nail wraps!  I hope to open another business overseas while traveling and blogging in my spare time. I have launched two blogs—NakiasEscapades.com serves as my travel and personal diary, and VeiledVogue.com is where I cover modest fashion and style.

My clothing will always be a reflection of my personality and the kind of person I aim to be. My childhood was spent in California, so my style even to this day is very much laidback and flowy. I see my choice of mixing fashion and faith as a rebellion against the long believed stereotype that women who wear the headscarf are oppressed and have no identity. I relish a very classic look. I’m forever drawn toward neutral colors, but I’ve made it a goal this year to experiment more with bright and bold colors and break away from the safety of the usual blacks, whites and browns. I can’t leave my dorm without an oversized purse and my scarf all wrapped and pinned nicely (there are such things as bad hijab days). My favorite stores to shop from are Urban Outfitters, Inayah Collection and Ralph Lauren.

I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, located just one state over, so I notice how Atlanta’s big city fashion trends differ greatly from the more southern and hospitable town of Tuscaloosa. Apart from my studies, I love getting away for the weekends and going to the nearby falls and lakes or taking the occasional road trip to other nearby cities and states. I’m very excited about being  a CollegeFashionista Style Guru again for this fall semester and further discovering other stylish Fashionistas/os on my campus here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and afar!