Aramide aka Dee Dee aka The Sassy Peach is a fashion stylist and blogger based in Chicago, her penchant for fashion and art collide in her work, inspired by the feeling that she has something creative to give and her desire to share it.
What do you wake up thinking about?
I usually think about what I'm going to wear.
What's your morning ritual?
Lay in bed a few minutes, say a prayer, look at my vision journal, wash face/brush teeth/shower, get dressed (usually do about 2 outfit changes), hair & makeup. Most of the time I make tea and look in the fridge for something to eat for breakfast--there's usually nothing there.
How does social media play into your daily life?
It plays a pretty big role. I keep in touch with family, love seeing pictures of my niece and nephew as they grow up. When I'm taking the bus and train or have idle time during the day I'm on it and I also use it as a tool for my blog.
Are we more connected or disconnected than before?
It's weird even though we're technically connected, I feel like we're more disconnected than ever before. I remember when there were no cell phones at all growing up and you just had your house phone. If someone called and you weren't home that was just it, they couldn't reach you. Nowadays if you call someone and you don't reach them you can text, send them a FB message, tweet them, DM them, the list goes on. Even though we have all these forms of communication now, you get people out socially in person and our phones are out. We're not really engaging in person and socializing as I think we should.
What is most important to you in life?
My family and friends and my happiness and well-being.
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