We sat down with, Vanessa Foumia, owner of Essence Clothing Boutique, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Vanessa is a beautiful, smart and sweet business woman. While Essence has been in business for a strong 12 years, she sure knows how to keep each season fresh with on trend yet classic product offerings.  She keeps her customer always coming back for more!{SS} What inspired you to start the store?{VF} I've always been into fashion since I was a little girl. Having my own store has always been what I wanted to spend my life doing and I worked hard to finally accomplish my dream!{SS} Favorite part of your job?{VF} I love meeting new people and figuring out their style. Every person is different and has a unique look and when I'm buying for the store (which I love) my clients are always on my mind.Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 12.20.28 PM{SS} Any new items in the store that you are loving for SPRING/SUMMER?  {VF} I love white jeans! I've never believed in that rule "no wearing white before Memorial Day" – I was wearing mine weeks ago! Everyone needs these DL1961 white jeans that we currently have.       {SS} Currently, do you have a favorite style or trend you are wearing?{VF} I've become really simple. I love nudes and whites! So classic!{SS} In regards to YOUR personal style, do you have a signature look or accessory?{VF} My favorite look is a pair of fitted skinny jeans, a tank and a fitted blazer. You can never go wrong with his look.           {SS} A few items in your own "Styleshack" (aka) closet that you can't live without?     {VF} I can't live without my DL1961 Emma jeans, my cap sleeve seamless shirts made by Sugarlips and my black and white blazers made by Blaque Label.{SS} Who or What inspires your personal style?  Favorite Style Icon?{VF} Coco Chanel! Timeless, sleek and always so classy!         {SS} What is your Style Archetype? {VF} ClassicSTYLESHACK_CLASSIC            {SS} Words to live by? {VF}

1.)  The best color in the world, is the one that looks good, ON YOU -Coco Chanel

2.)  Fashion fades, only style remains the same. -Coco Chanel

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