Don’t know Dawn? She was of a member of the wildly popular girl group Danity Kane…
…formed by the ubiquitous Diddy on MTV’s Making the Band. Now that the girls have gone their separate ways, this New Orleans native is pursuing a few solo projects, including penning songs for Cassie and Diddy’s albums and producing a comic book, www.danitykanecomics.com.
She took a short break from shooting Season 5 of Making the Band to give us the scoop on her favorite style items and beauty must haves.
About her singular look, Dawn says, “I’ve always had an edgier style….I tend to go for short, mainly because I’m only 5’3″ so I have to make the legs look long!”
“…My favorite color is teal, but I love dark colors like black, grey, and plum. I adore designers like Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Chanel, Chloe, and Stella McCartney.”
Great taste! Top designers are cool for big events, but what about when you’re kicking it with your girls? She says, “The casual kick back look for me is a Martin Margiela 6 tunic with black tights, a boyfriend blazer and my dependable Y-3 boots.”
So, you see, we have a certified stylista on our hands! Naturally her fashionable favorites read like a hot list of top designer accessories…
She says, “I never go anywhere without my Louis Vuitton platform shoes from their Fall collection, my Martin Margiela spring ’09 sunglasses (they look like ski glasses…they’re so Star Trek!), my Tina Turner fringe Louboutin boots (I feel like I wanna go dancing when I wear them!), my Miu Miu gold sandals with crystal nuggets in the heel, my limited edition Chanel round sunglasses, my black classic Christian Louboutins (every girl should have them), my Tory Burch green purse, and my Margiela bottle cap ring and paper clip bracelet.”
Pictured: Christian Louboutin Decollete patent pumps, $625. Tory Burch Green Resin Logo Clutch, $189. Christian Louboutin Forever Tina Fringe Boot, $1,575. Chanel Sunglasses, $580. Miu Miu Swarovski Platform Sandals, $675. Margiela Sunglasses, Price Upon Request. Martin Margiela Paper Clip Bracelet, $195. Maison Martin Margiela Bottle Cap Ring, $79.
Style and beauty go hand in hand, so Dawn indulged, “MAC makeup is my survival kit!! I also love Carol’s Daughter, their mousse and hair products are so organic and light! And I love Coco Chanel and Pink Sugar..I love smelling like candy..lol!”
Pictured: MAC Makeup, Price Upon Request. Carol’s Daughter Products, Price Upon Request. Aquolina Pink Sugar Luxury Gift Set, $95. Coco Chanel Perfume, Price Upon Request.
We’re sure Que likes candy as well, so I had to ask what the lovebirds were doing for V-Day!
She laughs, “We will probably be working, so I don’t know yet!” Ok, no dish on the big plans, but she tells the Fashion Bomb that Que has been getting into modeling. “I think he’d make a great D&G model!” Cute.
Dawn had to get back to taping, so to her fans she says, “Thank you for all your support..I hope you continue on this journey with me.” And to the fashionistas she offers this advice, “The best style you can have is your own…there is no wrong way…stay creative!”
Check out Dawn’s comics at www.danitykanecomics.com and keep an eye peeled for her on MTV and beyond!
*Pssst, if you have any other questions for Dawn, leave a comment! I’ll see what I can do to get you an answer:)