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Joy Adaeze
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Joy Adaeze is a Nigerian-American style blogger, fashion stylist and image consultant who got her start in the fashion industry by interning at WWD. There, she assisted influential editors and learned the ins and outs of styling. Soon after, Joy began assisting fashion expert Constance White (currently ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief). The two worked closely on several projects, namely fashion segments for NBC LX-NY and The Today Show. As a freelance stylist, Joy has worked for publications in Europe and the US. Aside from her styling career, one of Joy’s life passions is her work as a professional image consultant where she guides men and women on how to look great every day. Joy is also a talented writer, with her most recent work featured in the March 2012 issue of ESSENCE.

Joy is well known for her innovative personal style, and has been featured in Italian Vogue, Elle, Seventeen, NY Mag, Chinese Vogue, Ebony and ESSENCE, among others. She embodies the quintessential fashionista and enjoys inspiring others with her unique look. Two years ago, Joy started her personal style blog- joylovesfashion.com. Last year, she launched a daily style blog on essence.com, titled “Daily Style Chronicles”, which showcases her eclectic, ever changing style. Joy has been named one of the “Top 40 Style Bloggers” by Essence.com and was featured in Coco & Crème Magazine’s “5 Brilliant Stylists You Should Know”. Joy has a YouTube fashion channel where she enjoys giving style tips and creating DIYs (“Do It Yourself” custom pieces). In the future she plans on working as a style expert for television and facilitating style workshops.

Joy Adaeze lives in Harlem and is a Rutgers University graduate.

Entries by Joy Adaeze

From Relaxer to All-Natural Hair

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:30 PM

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My hair journey began like that of many black women. My mother relaxed my hair for the first time when I was about seven or eight. I was a young girl growing up in Houston, TX where Just For Me kiddie perms were...

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alice + olivia x David Choe for The Kindness Project

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM

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A vacant warehouse in the Meatpacking district was transformed into a modern day disco for the kickoff of alice + olivia (with founder/creative director, Stacey Bendet) and artist David Choe's new philanthropic venture, the Kindness Project. Inside the warehouse stood a variable...

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10 Shopping Commandments

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 3:39 PM

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Weather it's a luxurious excursion or a quick trip, shopping is one of life's great pleasures. Shop like a pro with these tips and your next run to Barney's will be nothing short of a success!

1. Know Your Personal...

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Celebrity Hair Stylist Ursula Stephen Talks Hair Idols, Givenchy And RiRi At New Salon

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 4:31 PM

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This past Tuesday night, I attended the grand opening of my favorite hair stylist, Ursula Stephen's new salon in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. In her 15+ year career, Ursula has worked with a number of celebrities, including Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Keyshia Cole,...

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Tracy Reese and Timo Weiland Fall 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 6:59 PM

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Tracy Reese Goes New York

You can't leave a Tracy Reese show in a bad mood. Season after season, it continues to be the most cheerful ticket in town. For Fall 2013, Reese was feeling girly, but her girl also likes...

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European Line SuperTrash Debuts in Downtown NYC

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 2:15 PM

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Downtown NYC has a hip new neighbor: European fashion brand SuperTrash, brainchild of Dutch designer, Olcay Gulsen. On the boutique's opening night, fashion insiders gathered in droves to celebrate the event thrown by Interview Magazine at the store's 29 Prince Street venue. Guests included...

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Luxury Handbag Designer, Khirma Eliazov, Opens Boutique in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 4:50 PM

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I'm a fan of distinctive accessories that tell a unique story. That's exactly why designer Khirma Eliazov's innovative clutches and handbags caught my eye three years ago when we first met at Henri Bendel. She was holding one of her first trunk shows after...

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Osklen and Byron Lars Beauty Mark Spring 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 12:34 PM

Osklen's Endless Summer

To be honest, I did not know much about Brazilian line, Osklen before attending their Spring 2013 show. But by the time the last look graced the runway of their NYFW debut, I was a fan. Designer Oskar Metsavaht called this Spring collection, Endless Summer, with his...

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Chado Ralph Rucci and Michael Kors Spring 2013

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 11:41 AM

Chado Ralph Rucci's Wearable Works of Art

The name Chado Ralph Rucci is synonymous with unmatched elegance and remarkable charm. Rucci designs clothing as a painter creates a masterpiece, with painstaking attention to detail and craftsmanship. Masterpiece would be best to describe Rucci's covetable offering for Spring 2013.

The...

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Rebecca Taylor, Doo.Ri and Nicole Miller Fall 2012

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 8:35 AM

Rebecca's Girl Gets Edgy & Street Savvy

Gone were the girly colors and prints of last season, a new RT girl had emerged. She was young, fun and confident with loads of attitude. Rebecca's street savvy girls took to the runway and commanded attention, as the audience bobbed their heads...

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Tadashi Shoji and Honor Fall 2012

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 11:36 AM

Tadashi Shoji's Red Carpet Affair

After actress Octavia Spencer's SAG and Golden Globe award winning Tadashi Shoji dresses, many were looking forward to what the designer would show for Fall. This season, Japanese born Shoji was inspired by the "Golden Age of Shanghai" and sent a cohesive and gorgeous...

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Red Dressed To Impress

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 4:02 PM

Last night, Hammerstein Ballroom was filled with a rosy glow as "The Heart Truth" celebrated 10 years of commitment to women's heart health. Year after year, the Red Dress show has been one of the most popular attractions of New York Fashion Week with its celebrity filled lineup, dressed by...

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