417 Magazine: What three words define your personal style?
Ashanti Tate: Feminine, bold and contemporary. Many times, people will tell me, “I cannot believe you pulled that off!” This statement is applicable to my various, drastic hairstyles as well as my clothing style.
417: What person—public figure or private citizen—would make your best dressed list?
A.T.: Meghan Markle. Every picture I see of her, she personifies class, sophistication, and feminism; the same can be said for Michelle Obama. I admire the way these two ladies can turn heads in a room while fully dressed. That is class at its finest!
417: What one item is on your wish list for this year?
A.T.: A distressed denim jacket; I like the way the jacket can be worn with different types of attire
417: Where do you find inspiration for your closet?
A.T.: Believe it or not, Facebook ads. One day I was at dinner with my cousin and she said, “That’s an actual real outfit? I thought it was just spam on the internet!” Facebook will randomly pop-up ads that have the cutest outfits, and I quickly take advantage of them.