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Valonda Calloway is a woman of many talents and a whole lotta style! As an actor/model and MC for 360 Elite Entertainment, she also teaches dance at North Carolina Dance Institute. She’s been a television host at WNCN and a cheerleader for the Washington Redskins.
When I first met Valonda it was on the set of My Carolina Today, formerly on WNCN. I made several guest appearances on the show and was lucky enough to be interviewed by Valonda. Her ease and grace in front of the camera quickly put me at ease, and she made it a whole lot of fun to talk about style!
Valonda’s style is very natural and effortless. Her StyleFinder ID® is Contemporary/Whimsical, Dramatic and her Archetype is “The Trendsetter”. What’s most important to Vee is wearing something that’s on-trend with an unexpected twist. Her Dramatic side means that her style is one to stand out, and she does so for all the right reasons!
Let’s catch up with Valonda to find learn more about her style and what inspires her!
Valonda’s signature items are big earrings, skinny jeans, wedges and leather jackets. She’s modeling one of our liquid-leather jackets (above) that fit her like a glove. The gorgeous plum color enhances her skintone and makes her look amazing!
With her face-framing, short hair, big earrings frame her face perfectly and punctuate her look. It’s a wonderful focal point and brings the focus to her face.
Because of her petite stature, Valonda’s wardrobe needs to fit her small frame and not make her look lost in her clothes. Therefore she focuses on fitted, body conscious styles with an occasional layer, such as this vest, right. This look, modeled in the recent edition of Wake Living magazine, was so perfect for Valonda. It was the first outfit she tried on and it was a winner! But it wasn’t until after the shoot that Valonda shared with me that she had something almost identical in her closet!
Along with her love of dance comes a love for old school hip-hop. And she sure does have some moves! Valonda loves chocolate, being in the North Carolina mountains, wearing leather and getting massages. Her signature fragrance is Versace Versence and her guilty pleasure is soda. She feels most beautiful when she’s relaxed, and in her free time she dances and mentors young women.
What I’ve found is that when a woman dresses from the inside out, the result is magical! I’d say we nailed it on these outfits and that they bring out her true style in an elegant, effortless way!
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*Images from Elizabeth Galecke and StyleFinder Boutique.