Welcome to By Taye.. (formerly Stuff She Likes) after 8 years of blogging I have decided to rebrand.. It was a natural progression.. don’t get me wrong I still adore Stuff She Likes and the content will still be awesome as ever.. Just a few fun additions.. and a newer more modern Me. By Taye signifies me taking hold of my passions, what I want in life all designed By Me.. my life from here on out designed By Taye.
HERE ARE A COUPLE FACTS ABOUT ME
I AM BLOGGER/ Influencer, (Former ACTRESS), FASHION EXPERT, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND HOST WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES, C.A.
MY BLOG HAS TAKEN ME TO SO MANY OF L.A.’s HOTSPOTS, RESTAURANTS, DESIGNER SHOWROOMS, EVENTS, RED CARPETS AND MORE..
..AND THANK GOODNESS BECAUSE I LOVE ALL THINGS FOOD, FASHION & BEAUTY.
I started as an actress/stylist and photographer. Wanting to promote my photography in a (at the time) Male dominated Photography industry I needed to build an outlet for my work and to create.. Unable to secure an assistant or apprenticeship position in Photography.. mostly being told that I was “too pretty and would be distracting” (eww right!) I started my blog! Nothing was going to stop my vision!
I am a Who What Wear best street style award winner (2017), a 2016 Bloglovin Awards Nominee. Named Who What Wear’s “9 Rising Bloggers Who will be Huge (2016) and am two-time Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Editor’s Pick. (pinch me now!)
I am a Creole girl with one side of my family from Chicago and the other side New Orleans.
I grew up in a family of creatives including being the Nice of iconic American Playwright Lorraine Hansberry (she wrote A Raisin in the Sun). The granddaughter of Vincent Tubbs (Former editor of both Ebony and Jet magazines), Vincent was the first Black Publicist at Warner Bros. My cousin is the amazing Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure)
I am a multifaceted MODERN WOMAN OF COLOR who will never put myself in a box. I care deeply about humans. I don’t hide who I am and lead with LOVE…
I have two 9 pound Malti-poo’s. OLIVER & MADISON. Some jerk dumped them on the freeway. Best thing that ever happened to me! OLIVER KEEPS A MOHAWK BECAUSE HE THINKS HE IS A TOUGH GUY.
I’ve been lucky enough to be in the pages of In Style U.S. and In Style Germany, Who What Wear (abt 14 times), Byrdie, Vogue China,Vogue Taiwan, Refinery 29, Russian Vogue, Elle Girl Japan, Huffington Post, Racked LA, Essence, Glamour and more. I also appeared as a fashion expert on shows such as Extra with Mario Lopez and KTLA 5 morning news as well as hosting videos for Pop Sugar and Pantene, (my hosting and acting background helped with that)
I’m bold and not afraid to speak my mind. Sometimes it gets me in trouble.
My goal here is to be personal and inclusive, yet professional and polished. I want all of you visit my blog to feel welcome.. I hope that my Blog and Instagram spark inspiration in everyone that visits.. I hope that The new By Taye will plant seeds and inspire you design your Life… By You!
Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to work with me or just want to say hi : Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or click "Say Hi" below