Fashion Files featuring DT by Abesi Manyando
She's a fashionista, socialite and most importantly a beauty with brains and purpose. DT “Scar” Ladon is the woman that your man crush Mondays crush over. Her beauty is effortless and she is a self-described "tom girl." She rocks a signature Marilyn Monroe-blond pixie cut (at times) red. DT fearlessly mixes bold colors in her every-day wear. Her statement accessories are a collection of art. Whether she's sporting over-sized designer shades, one of a kind-jewelry, gold-encrusted masks or Parisian scarves, this trendy jet-setter always leaves a memorable impression. DT's impeccable original style is often duplicated but she says she doesn’t mind because its all a part of being the fashion trend-setter that she is. Beyond fashion and beauty, she is a confident business minded-woman and humanist who is always quick to help other women achieve their dreams through her immense network and must-have rolodex. As St. Louis County (ferguson) became a firestorm of racial inequality, DT put aside her style focus and made it her mission to stand up against injustice through the Mike Brown challenge, asking everyone to raise awareness against violence. Because she is a kaliedoscope of all things beautiful it wasn’t hard for us to choose her as one of Beauty Within's end of the year "scene stealers." Check out her sit-down with us after this year's New York Fashion Week .
BW: Describe your style?
I'm a modern day Tom-Girl. La Perla under my boy jeans still the epitome of a Queen...I just run my shit like a king! #TomGirl
BW: what's your favorite beauty product?
People laugh at me but......Dove Soap,Vaseline and non scented hypo-allergenic baby wipes
BW: Who inspires your look
America..the freedom, the choice to be able to wake up and wear what I want is so inspirational!
BW: What designer do you think is going to rule the next year of fashion?
BALMAIN is life from here to eternity
BW: What are three items that a girl can add to take an outfit from casual to chic?:
Shoes, Lipstick and Attitude
BW: What's an inspirational quote that you live by ?
I'm blessed and highly favored walking in righteousness and consistently prospering...At all times I live by this even In my sleep
BW: Finish the sentence. Beauty is....
Beauty is what ever makes your heartbeat faster, it's what ever makes your smile wider and for sure what ever makes happy.