Introducing Shaneka | Faces of Black Fashion: Introducing Shaneka

Monday, May 14, 2012

Introducing Shaneka

You gotta admire a woman who rocks color, and does it with style! So when I first visited Shaneka's blog, I just couldn't stop clicking.  Shaneka style's reflects what I love about fashion - it's fun, it's funky and it's fabulous, and those wide leg pink pants are EVERYTHING! As a woman who loves mixing prints and color, I was enthralled by her style.  I want to also give a shout out to Shaneka for her successful weight loss journey, you go girl! It's my pleasure to introduce Shaneka and her lovely blog skinnyphatglammygal.

So tell us more about yourself, who is Shaneka?

My name is Shaneka Fowler. I’m a 32 year old New Jersey native, currently residing in sunny Florida. I’m a wife and mother of 2 fantastic daughters. I have always loved fashion and anything esthetically beautiful to the eye. I lost over 100 pounds throughout the last few years and I must say it has changed my life tremendously. I am a bargain and sales rack junkie. Everything that I do in my life, I do it passionately.

How did you get your start in blogging? What can we expect to find on your blog? 

 I’m new to the blogosphere. I just started blogging 4 months ago. I’m very shy so it was a back and forth battle with myself as to if I should do it. I felt I had a unique viewpoint to offer because I’ve been on both sides where weight is concerned. So far it has helped me rid of my awkwardness about being in front of the camera, but more so speaking on personal issues that I dealt with being overweight all of my life. Blogging has given me a sense of empowerment over my insecurities that I still today am tasked with addressing. You can expect to find OOTD  posts showcasing my personal style, conversations about weight, thrifting, my lifestyle and of course  FASHION. Let’s just say anything that is on my mind.

What are three of your favorite items in your closet?

 I love everything in my closet, But If I have to narrow it down to 3 things. It would be my pink wide legged pants because they are so vibrant and they can transition from the office to a night out with the gals. I also am really feeling my chambray shirt because it’s a staple piece as well. Lastly my very latest purchase. My black all season mini black leather dress. It fits me like a glove and is timeless.

Who are your style icons, where do you get your inspiration?

My style icons hands down would be my mother and Aunt Monica. As a child I was amazed by their great sense of style and how they put their looks together effortlessly, always finding designer pieces and never paying the full retail price. I get my inspiration from other bloggers and things around me that I see on a daily basis.

What trends are you wearing this Spring/Summer?

 Spring/ Summer 2012 I will be rocking my bright neon colors, my floral skater dresses and I can’t leave out my maxi skirts and dresses

Anything else?

 Many thanks to you for featuring little ole me. It’s such an honor. Also thank you to all of my glammy followers.

Make sure to visit her lovely blog HERE.


  1. I love the Magenta pants!

    Thank you for providing a forum where we can keep up with (and support) Black Fashion Bloggers!



  2. JUST STUMBLED ON UR BLOG AND I'm really enjoying your blog! (+)following it, Thanks for visiting my FASHION BLOG too!please come thru again and follow back like you promised you will

  3. Wow, very nice. Those pink pants are everything!!

  4. Love her style, and that necklace is so fun!
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  5. Great post! The pink pants and chambray top is my fave outfit. Definitely heading over to check out her blog.



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