Today's style profile features Dionna Dorsey, Creative Director and Founder of Dionna Dorsey Design, LLC. Dionna is super stylish and talented and I have the great pleasure of working with her at the Creative Collective work studio in Georgetown. I am also excited to announce that Dionna is kicking off the first Spring/Summer Style Profile series where I will be featuring all the fabulous ladies from the Creative Collective.
Name Dionna Dorsey
Current Title/Company Creative Director + Founder // Dionna Dorsey Design, LLC
Location Washington, DC
Dionna Dorsey Design is a Creative Boutique where consistency, inspiring design and simplicity unite to propel brands to further successes. Our team is dedicated to providing you with quality identity, print, web and corporate creative design services through our keys to success: Create, Develop and Nurture. Whether it is acquiring a new product, merging brands, starting afresh, or simply adding on to great foundational blocks, we are here to help you find the road less traveled – the road that leads to long-term success.
1.What does a typical day look like for you?
Most days start around 6AM with reflection, breakfast, and the gym. Next, I either head to meet with a client at their office or spend the day at the studio in Georgetown. Pending on my to-do list, I may finish at 4PM or 2AM. Some days are longer than others, but I totally love what I do and the people I meet in the process. Honestly, very rarely do I feel like I'm working!
2. How would you describe your personal style?
Perhaps feminine, classic, sophisticated, and edgy. I tend to wear what works best for me pending on how I'm feeling and what's on my to-do list for the day. I would have to say I am most inspired by timeless looks as well as what makes me feel both comfortable and confident. Oh, and I love contrasts, too! I love pairing various designers with non-designer looks and mixing masculine items with feminine pieces and fabrics.
3. What are your favorite items in your wardrobe and why?
I purchased a pair of Miss Sixty skinny jeans 10 years ago and have gradually distressed them over the years. They're my absolute favorite denim because they fit me perfectly and I can pair them with an Alexander Wang white v-neck tee, a DVF blouse, pumps or Nike trainers. Next, I would have to say my favorite silk kaftan. It's glamorous yet comfortable, soft and has an beautiful print. I am so relaxed I feel like I'm at the beach when I wear it!
4. Do you have any style or beauty secrets to share?
Sleep. Hydrate. Smile. Repeat! Sleep is the best reliever of tension and a luxury these days, so any chance I get to nap, I take it. And, I pretty much only drink room temperature water – its great for digestion and aids the immune system. As for smiling? Well, I think a woman is most beautiful when she smiles! Product wise, I highly suggest Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – it's rejuvenating!
5. How do you spend your "me" time?
I truly believe in the power of napping – so, when I have a moment to rest, I take it. I also enjoy reading books and being spontaneous with family and friends, cooking new recipes and playing with my Bichon Frisé, Coco LaRoux.
6. What is the most important thing you have learned through running your own business?
Over the last four years I've learned to trust myself and keep believing in my ability to move forward. I may not always be where I want to be, but I know I'm headed in the right direction and I should trust that. Some days are tougher than others, but it's these days when I ask questions, learn something new, and breakthrough to the next level. You're pretty much unstoppable when your passion meets your purpose.
7. What is your mantra?
LOVE YOURSELF + GIVE GENEROUSLY.
Style Profile is a bi monthly style column featuring creative and talented entrepreneurs and business owners. I feature the stylish women behind these successful businesses and brands, their personal style, and share a glimpse into their typical work day.