Da’ Mara Altman has always had a love for the fashion industry. At age 7 she learned how to sew and by age 13, she was already designing original pieces. In high school she took sewing, commercial art and fashion classes. As her passion for fashion grew, she continued her education and obtained a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a degree in Fashion Design from the University of Maryland. In the beginning of her career, she worked as a Visual Merchandiser for Macy’s, Express and IKEA. She then began freelancing as a stylist with Linger Magazine and later became the Fashion Editor of Tape Magazine.
She has worked as stylist and designed for Keenyah Hill (Americas Next Top Model), Naima Mora (America's Next Top Model Winner), Ashley Rossi (America's Next Top Model), Ashley Doris (Playboy Playmate), Elizabeth Minett (Canadian lingerie model, fashion and food blogger), The Wanderlust Girls (NYC Fashion Personalities), and Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County).
Continuing to take the fashion world by storm, Da’Mara is inspired by the 1940’sand ‘50s. She challenges herself daily to become the best fashion stylist that she can be. Da’Mara will launch her latest project, Stiletto Shoe Lounge, a luxury online shoe and accessory shopping haven and mini magazine, in Spring. Her goal is to continue to expand her brand as a celebrity stylist and wants to inspire others to live their dreams.
SPRING/SUMMER TIPS AND TRENDS
Leather Shorts: Who says leather is for Fall and Winter? Leather and shorts? Show off those perfectly sculpted legs in the seasons edgiest shorts. Create your spring look with a plain white tee, your favorite IT bag and jaw dropping shoes. Heads will turn with this stunning duo.
Printed Dress: With higher heights and deeper depths... prints are on the takeover. The printed dress demands attention with very little effort. It is THE statement piece on its own. Keep your accessories to a minimum and throw on some confidence.
White-Out Blazers: One color that dominates this spring is "white". Include a blazer and you have one of the biggest trends this season. The white-out blazer compliments any fashion style. Are you edgy? Wear your white out blazer with black skinny jeans and a structured sandal. Ladylike? A floral printed full skirt and wedges will do the trick.
Pretty Pastels: Sorbet inspired hues are taking over this Spring. From powdery lilacs to minty greens. These Spring/Summer fashion favorites make beautiful contrasts to most skintones. Find the color that works best for you!
The Shift Blouse: Elegantly structured and classic. This staple piece is timeless. For the ultimate look, wear your shift blouse with a matching pencil skirt or cigarette pants. Ideal for a stylish office look or an afternoon at the museum.
Cropped Tops and Jackets: Cropped tops are not for the faint of heart. Confident women everywhere (with incredible abs) are being seen with this ever growing midriff trend. This piece is incredible when paired with a high waisted pencil skirt. A sure way to turn heads.
Wide-leg Trousers: Since Fashion Week, people are questions whether or not wide leg trousers are back.....my question is, when did they ever leave? Granted we had the skinny jean and cropped pant, but somewhere, the most classic woman of all was still wearing her wide leg trousers and looked tre chic! The wide leg trouser is so simple, so elegant and so classic. Add a cropped jacket, tank, statement necklace and structured clutch and become the envy of every fashionista who walks in your path.
Tea-length skirts: This very ladylike hem is between midi and maxi lengths. No need to concern yourself with your height. Many women who are shorter shy away from longer skirts thinking it will make them appear shorter. Find tea-length skirts with a high waist. This will help to elongate your legs. For Spring/Summer, pair this skirt with delicate sandals and head off to brunch with the girls.