These are just three words that can be used to describe Ms. Keisha Dunbar’s tastes in fashion. It’s deeper than mere outfits and trends. It’s an expression of all the eccentricities that make up the person. And no one embodies this sentiment more than Keisha Dunbar.
We get a chance to chat it up with the new business woman and this is what she shares with Young Urban Voices magazine.
Young Urban Voices: What made you get into fashion?
KD: I fell in love with the idea of being expressive through clothing, shoes, and accessories.
YUV: What is the sole purpose of your company Lattimore Style and Image Consulting?
KD: Inspire Women to not only dress the part, Women be the part, look the part, feel the part with Confidence”
YUV: Where did the Image Consulting come into play?
KD: I have been a part of Precious Outreach Ministry for 7 years and during those years I have been able to speak with woman from all walks of life and on many occasions I have been asked where does my confidence come from so I wanted to offer a service and platform to women to display confidence from the inside out.
YUV: Where do you see yourself and your business within the next five to ten years?
KD: I see Lattimore Style and Image hosting Workshops, partnering with schools and Social Services to provide classes regarding Image and Confidence. Owning and operating a boutique that caters to Curvy Women.
YUV: What are you currently working on for your business/brand?
KD: I am currently working on a website for Lattimore Style and Image Consulting and designing T Shirts.
YUV: “Bold, Courageous and flamboyant,” explain those words to me and why they’re so special to you?
KD: Bold- I have never been one to conform to society standards. I have never hesitated to be the Woman I was called to be, once I grasp that God did not give me a spirit of fear there was no stopping me!
Courageous- I have known since High School I wanted to work in the Fashion Industry and for many years I talked myself out of purposing my dreams. After trying to determine my own destiny and much prayer I started to live my purpose on purpose. I stepped out on faith and started my own business.
Flamboyant- A lady should be seen and not heard;
As a young girl my Mom would make stand in front of the mirror and state “ I Am Beautiful” I stand by those words today. What she did was build confidence which allows me to see the beauty in my “flaws”. From family to friends I always was the one that reminded them to see the beauty in their “flaws” and walk with confidence in everything you do. My personal style has enabled me to display my self-confidence from head to toe. My Mom also told me, “You don’t have to look like the hell you been through” whatever I may face in my life I will not allow my personal style to be compromised. Since I believe I am a beautiful, confident woman I want that to be seen in the pieces I choose to wear. I always incorporate “Funky Fabulous” in everything I wear.
YUV: How can we get in touch with you?
YUV: What advice would you give to other women who may want to follow your steps?
KD: Seek God…pray for guidance and wisdom. Be true to oneself. Surround yourself with people who have the same standards, don’t be afraid to network and make connections. Accept constructive criticism, and never be afraid of the word “No” all it takes is one “Yes”. Learn how to create your own opportunities.