Apr 3, 2016

Neobantu Team Member Spotlight: Our Muse Memory Jora


IMAGES BY WALTER JOHNSON JR.
Name:  Memory Jora

Occupation: Assistant Fashion Designer


Passion:
Fashion is my passion. It is in everything that I do, think, breathe etc. I am also passionate about blogging and the science behind it. I also love to explore and experience different cultures and travelling. I get so much creative inspiration from being in new places and experiencing new things.


On your Playlist : 
Jhene Aiko __ The Worst
Tekno__Duro
Kiss Daniel __Laye
Nick Jonas  & Tove Lo__Close
V Bozeman_ What is Love
Beyonce__Flawless
Jay-Z and Kanye West __Otis
London Grammar __Hey Now

Favorite Eats:
Coffee, coffee, and more coffee, lol. As soon as I get off the train every morning before work, I make sure to pass by one of my favorite coffee shops, Opening Bell Coffee to get a cup of coffee. Besides coffee I also love sushi and Thai food.

What are you reading: 
I am actually reading 3 books at the moment, Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg, and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Sounds crazy but that method works so well for me. I have a book that I read when I am travelling, another just before bed,  and the other on the train to work.


Fervent Wish:
To spend more time with my friends, near and far. I also hope to go back to and visit my hometown in Africa in the next coming months. I have come to the realization that you just have to make time and spend it with the people you care about in this busy world.

NB Favorite :
The Hi-Lo dress from Neobantu's very first collection, and the Embroidered Shift dress. It is so hard to narrow it down to just 2 or 1 because they are all amazing styles.



Favorite Weekend Past Time:
 I love traveling and doing very unfashionable things with my family such as camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and trail running on weekends. It humbles me and centers me to be out in nature not worrying about what is going on in the fashion world. You have to have some way of replenishing your spirit when you are in the fashion industry other wise you will exhaust yourself.


Best moment of your career at Neobantu so far:
Our Tatu Colletion fashion show and how successful it was. We were able transform the showroom into a fashion show space that blew away people's minds. It was such an amazing night that I will never forget because we had worked so hard to get to that day.

Where can we find you and connect with you:
Blog: I Want That Whole Look
Instagram: iwantthatwholelook, _moryjay_
Twitter: moryjay
Facebook: I want that whole look

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2 comments:

  1. Where do you purchase your fabrics? They are absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much, our fabrics are sourced from our travels mainly to Africa.

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