Chanel and I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Qiana, the Owner and resident fashionista of the Eklectic Xplosion Vintage shop. We had the opportunity to ask Qiana a few questions about her and her business.
*First Qiana, let me thank you taking the time to speak with us today. Can you tell us a little about yourself ?
EK: I’m just a simple girl that loves her dog, and her Vintage! Lol. I’ve been intrigued with Fashion ever since I can remember. With an emphasis on Vintage. The feeling of knowing what I bought was original, and totally broken in made me a happy girl.
*Your online shop, please, tell us a little more.
EX: The styles I sell on my site are rare, odd, and eclectic. They Ooze originality, and all are One-Of-A-Kind. No duplicates in my shop. Pieces that can be paired with Modern styles as well. Just all around classic Gently worn Vintage.
*Was it difficult to put together an online shop ?
EX: I wouldnt say it was easy or hard. I am passionate about it, so it comes easy to me. Of course at times certain sides are challenging, but I like a challenge. Nothing worth while is easy.
*What are the future plans for your site ?
EX: Stay Tuned (laugh)
*When did you realized you wanted to be in fashion ?
EX: I would always get compliments on my handbags, glasses, etc. knowing I had an eye for it, I thought why not share it. Everyone wants to be Fab, but everyone may not have the same budget. I wanted to offer high end Vintage for all. Affordable one of a kind pieces that all could rock and be Haute!
*The word fashion means different things to different people, what does fashion mean to you ?
EX: Fashion means knowing how to turn nothing into something! Its not how much you spend on and item. Its how you put it together! A fab belt or a mean pair of frames can bring ANYthing together! Knowing how to rock what you got!
*Do you have any favorite designers ?
EX: Betsey Johnson, and my new-new Mundo!!
*Any advice on wearing vintage ?
EX: You can mix and match with Vintage! You dont have to overdose on it! A nice pair of Sunglasses or even a chic little clutch mixed with your trendy looks will work as well! Play with it a little. See what works best for you.
*Anything you want to share ?
EX: But of course! (Laugh) You can see more of my items at www.eklecticxplosion.com Follow me on Twitter for special promotions at www.twitter.com/eklecticx and Oh, sign up for mailings at www.eklecticxplosion.com
*Thanks Qiana, it’s been both a pleasure speaking with you AND fun !
Qiana Owner of Eklectic Xplosion