Roni’s Runway Worthy Style!
My roving eye always notices people whose attire make them stand out and recently while I was in Mickey D’s grabbing a smoothie, I spotted a guy sporting locs and looking spiffy!
He was wearing H&M drawstring pants (which are quite simple) and paired it with a nice light pink dress shirt. He drew the strings at the foot of the pants taut, exposing a pair of Coach Barrett sneakers.
It was everything I love in a look. He was neatly dressed and the oufit, while simple, was sophisticated. So I approached him, told him about my blog and how I like to highlight everyday people who look extraordinary! As we spoke a little, he proceeded to tell me that he is a fashion stylist and of course we had to delve into that some more.
His company is called Roncois and provides fashion styling as well as ready-to-wear couture. I visited his very interesting website which is full of avant garde fashion, and saw a few looks that I liked and pieces that I would rock!
See our conversation below and learn more about the interesting, up and coming fashion stylist Roni Francois!
Sweet: Tell me a little bit about your company.
Roni: Roncois stems from my first and last name, Roni Francois. Dimy Jeannot (Brother, Mentor) created the name for me. I cater to my clients by providing them with unique looks for photo-shoots, red carpet events and special occasions.
Sweet: What sort of styles inspire you?
Roni: I’m a huge fan of European fashion, menswear in particular. I admire the form fitted construction of the garments. As a stylist, I’m forced to keep an open heart and mind for all fashion styles and trends.
Sweet: What about on an individual basis, like when you’re putting together looks for models and shoots etc – where do you draw your inspiration from; where do you get ideas?
Roni: When putting together looks for clients or for a particular conceptual photo-shoot, my inspiration comes from a few sources; fashion magazine such as Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, Elle. I gain ideas and inspiration from music and artwork.
Sweet: What is the standard you set out to achieve in your business?
Roni: The standard I always set out to achieve is making sure I style my clients in clothing which will enhance their personal image, individual style and personality. My clients’ satisfaction comes first.
Sweet: How has business been, what is the biggest perk of the job?
Roni: Business is going great! Fall 2012 Fashion Week recently ended and I got the opportunity to connect with iconic pioneers in the fashion industry. One person in particular, fashion designer Victor de Souza. I was blessed with the opportunity to style his models for his grand presentation. I can honestly say, one of the biggest perks of being a fashion stylist is seeing the joy my clients express after being styled by me. Reimbursing the confidence back in my clients through style is the best compensation.
Sweet: Where do you see yourself | company in the next 5 years?
Roni: In 5 years, I see myself becoming an influencer in the fashion industry.
Learn more at his site: http://www.roncois.com