Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn – Gore Vidal

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!

Roni Francois

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!

I LOOOVE this catsuit with the bejeweled mesh center. I think it’s gorg and the headdress worn by the model gives it a vintage glam! I would totally don an outfit like this if I wanted to dress to impress!

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.

Love the guy’s look in this shoot (including the flower 😉

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.

Really like this ensemble, especially the way the envelope clutch and wedge booties provide a pop of colour!

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.

These are among the looks that are avant garde

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.

Roni and Melissa Ford

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.

Roni with Emmy award winning stylist and haircare expert Lavette Slater

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

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