Hey Guys!
So our first My Favorite Things interview of 2011 is with the beautiful Keshia Knight Pulliam!

You may remember Keshia as Rudy from The Cosby Show, but she’s all grown up, and is currently co-starring in the new season of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne airing Wednesdays at 9PM on TBS ((her character and Lance Gross’ character have a baby this season).

An industry veteran, Keshia has been fly since she received her first Louis Vuitton bag at age 6 (she said, “It is the smallest, cutest classic little kid sized bag…I’ve kept it all these years and it started my love and appreciation for handbags.“) Now in her thirties, she says she’s, “stopped caring what others think and embraced my individuality.” Ok! So of course we had to contact the chic connoisseur to ask about her style along with her fashion and beauty must haves.

About her style, Keshia says, “I like classic pieces & I like to accessorize with more trendy unexpected items. I absolutely LOVE shoes & handbags!! They are definitely my biggest splurge. I have a whole closet the size of a small bedroom dedicated to shoes & handbags. The most important thing that I do is tailor just about everything. I am petite so most everything has to be altered. You can make a cute H&M find look like it came from Neiman Marcus with the right tailoring.”

She continues, “I wear a lot of J brand jeans & pants. Christian Louboutin is my favorite shoe designer. I like Dolce & Gabbana dresses because they are always cut so well.”

And they’re oh so flattering! What about her biggest splurge? She says, “I would say that my biggest ticket item is the actual closet!! When I remodeled I wanted to build my dream closet with a dressing room and salon. I made sure there was a place for EVERYTHING!! It ended up being a two level girly masterpiece. I’m in love!! I feel like I’m shopping when I get dressed.”

An example of a chic closet

But of course we need to know what’s in that closet of hers! She says her top favorite things are, “My new green anaconda Gucci handbag because it is so delicious and I waited several months for it; my cropped black leather jacket because it goes with everything; black American Apparel leggings because they are extra comfortable; Nike workout clothes because they are comfortable and inspire me to work out; scarves in every color (they jazz up even the most casual outfit and keep you warm); my chunky two toned mixed metal necklace because it dresses up a tee shirt and goes with everything; my “Keshia” extra big gold door knocker, bamboo earnings because they represent the ghetto Jersey girl in me; J Brand jeans because they fit so perfectly; my sparkly gold Christian Louboutin’s because I love things that sparkle; and my Chanel handbag because I feel like such a lady when I carry it.”

And what about Beauty Buys? She says, “I am big on healthy skin, so when I am not working, I rarely wear make-up. My biggest must haves are my La Mer eye concentrate, Lancome Hypnose mascara in excessive black, and my Clinique air kiss lip gloss. I drink lots of water because I believe that great skin starts from the inside. Currently, my favorite perfume is Very Hollywood by Michael Kors.”

Great picks, no?
The Jersey native, who says her idea of heaven is, “Chocolate, a big juicy steak with a Crown Royale & coke, and being surrounded by friends and family,” has a few exciting new developments on the horizon. She’s nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne for the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.
Let’s keep an eye peeled for her when the awards show airs in February.
What do you think of Keshia’s favorite things?