Tall and dashing, you can’t miss Cassandra Ikegbune in a crowd of beauties. The medical doctor, model and fashion enthusiast is not only lovely but also lively to a fault.
Cassie, has she is fondly called, is the brain behind cassiedaves.com where she documents her evolving personal style and the lessons learnt in between lifestyle, poetry/style finds, and modeling.
She recently talked to St.Eve Magazine about her blog, talents, style and wish-list.
St.Eve Magazine: What/Who inspired the creation of cassiedaves.com and what motivates you to keep going during the good and bad times?
Cassandra Ikegbune: It was my uncle actually. I vacay’ed with my aunt and her family in 2012 and my uncle who is a photographer took particular interest in me because I was/am a model and he believed I could be real big.
He was the one that got the idea of starting up a site for my modeling portfolio, he got a domain name, set everything up but somewhere in between I decided I wanted a blog instead to document my life, style and things that inspire me.
I’ve always owned a blog right from time – but back then they were just a hub for my random musings.
What keeps me going is the encouraging emails/comments I get and knowing I’m moving something in someone somewhere just by the words I write and sharing my story/style.
St.Eve Magazine: If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Cassandra Ikegbune: I don’t think I’ll do anything differently. I love the fact that I started out a novice, learning and growing along the way. I love that I can scroll back in time to my very first post and see how much I’ve grown since then. I wouldn’t give that learning process up
St.Eve Magazine: Aside being a medical doctor, model and Fashion Enthusiast, what other hidden talent do you have?
Cassandra Ikegbune: Ehrr, Well. I like to think that I’m good with my hands, although now I don’t push myself anymore.
Back then, I used to knit and make beaded accessories.
My voice isn’t the best out there but its sort of good, so there’s that too.
St.Eve Magazine: What type of clothing are you most comfortable in?
Cassandra Ikegbune: Oversize shirts, harem pants. Anything comfortable is right up my alley.
St.Eve Magazine: What would you wear to meet royalty or the President of Nigeria?
Cassandra Ikegbune: A really banging dress for sure. I’ll leave all my street style at home and have a designer hook me up with something real classy
St.Eve Magazine: What do you think of tattoos? Do you have one?
Cassandra Ikegbune: Oh no, I don’t but I have nothing against them. I actually want a tiny one, I’m not sure when I’ll get it but its on my bucket list.
St.Eve Magazine: What kinds of clothes are in fashion now but which you could never see yourself wearing?
Cassandra Ikegbune: I’ll be honest here, I don’t particularly follow fashion news and trends so I don’t always know what’s in and what’s not but so far, I don’t think there’s any current trend that I can’t see myself wearing. Its all been good wearable fashion trends plus a comeback of previous trends.
St.Eve Magazine: If you had to start your wardrobe from scratch, what 5 things would you go and buy straight away?
Cassandra Ikegbune: Denim pants, a white shirt, Flats, Tee shirts, flared midi skirts.
St.Eve Magazine: Who is your favourite fashion icon?
Cassandra Ikegbune: I don’t really have one.
St.Eve Magazine: What one piece of advice would you give a friend who is about to start a fashion blog?
Cassandra Ikegbune: It might not take off overnight but trust the process and be relentless.