Ethnic background: Cape Verdean
Hometown: North Providence, Rhode Island
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: Leniza Evy; Leniza_Evy; Poizon_Evy
Weapon of choice: Frohawk
Go-to accessory: Hoop earrings
Fill-ins: “When I step out the door, all eyes on my hair.”
“Fro on FLEEK!”
This West African beauty has been blowing up on Instagram. And while her popularity is most likely a tossup between her killer style and signature frohawk, it’s clear that Leniza’s mean sense of fashion plays a major part in pulling in those likes and followers. (Check √!) Been keeping up with Miss Evy on the ‘Gram? Now it’s time to learn a little more about the young diva behind the bangin’ threads and big, curly hair.
Miss CM: How would you describe your style?
Leniza: Funky meets classy.
That’s a unique mash-up. Who or what inspires that swanky combination?
Rihanna and Phylicia Rashad during The Cosby Show.
Nice! A lot of people use fashion to make a statement or to serve a purpose. What would you say is your mission with fashion?
My mission is to build my own brand/name [with my style]. I just want to inspire people.
Why do you love fashion?
I love the fact that I can express myself with what I wear.
Who is your favorite fashion designer?
I don’t really have a favorite fashion designer, but I do like Christian Louboutin because of his heel line.
You’re natural, so do you ever try to coordinate your outfits to match your hairstyles, or vice versa?
Well it seems like my hair has a mind of its own, so my hairstyles always depend on how my twist out comes out.
You have a pretty large following on Instagram. How much of that do you think has to do with your fashion?
I would say at least 50% of my followers follow me for my fashion, and the rest is for my hair.
Whatever the case, both aspects of this rising fashionista are allllllllllll the way on point! (Three snaps in a circle!)
Tap the tabs for of some of Leniza’s hottest looks.