Danielle Kwateng, Senior Editor of fashion and lifestyle website StyleBlazer, talks to enewsgh.com about why she decided to become a fashion journalist, her responsibilities as a Senior Editor and media houses she’s worked with.
Q. Any reason(s) why you decided to be a journalist and report on lifestyle and entertainment?
A. Since childhood I’ve had a connection to magazines focused on lifestyle and fashion. In addition to be a beautiful escape, I relish in the ability to take readers to another place through words.
A. BA from Howard University, Post Bac Columbia University
Q.Which media houses have you worked with?
A. Glamour Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ebony, Uptown Magazine and currently Moguldom Media Group.
Q. What are your responsibilities as the Senior Editor of StyleBlazer?
A. My daily tasks are a mix of reporting on fashion and entertainment news, editing copy from freelancers, promoting through social media and visiting showrooms.
Q. Names of celebrities you have interviewed in your career as a journalist?
A. Tracee Ellis Ross, Ted Gibson, Chuck Amos (Solange’s stylist), Selita Ebanks, Miguel, Nia Long, Common, Spike Lee and Drake—to name a few.
Q. Any memorable moments in your career?
A. Interviewing civil rights activist and American icon Dorothy Height not long before she passed. She gave her unique perspective on the recent election of Pres. Barack Obama in 2009.
Q. What keeps you motivated?
A. Honestly, my desire to continue to diversify the fashion world and opens doors for other women of color; there isn’t enough of us representing in the right way.
Q.Do you follow or monitor the entertainment industry in Ghana?
A. Not entertainment, but definitely fashion. I adore Christie Brown’s aesthetic.
Q. Who is your favorite Ghanaian artiste at the moment?
A. In the fashion world, Joyce Darkoh who makes impeccable menswear. In entertainment, Blitz the Ambassador, a friend of my fiancé and talented performer.
Photo Credit: Bryon Summers
By Gameli Hamelo/enewsgh.com