Aleali May mixes high fashion and streetwear for a modern, personal and unique look. This is her style.
Aleali May is an image consultant, stylist (she styled rapper Kendrick Lamar for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour) and model. On her newly launched, self-titled blog, she posts enviable outfit pics, and her perfect mix of streetwear and high fashion makes her our current style crush.
Adam Katz Sinding photographed Aleali May in Los Angeles.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”My signature style is the fusion of streetwear brands like A Bathing Ape with high-end brands such as Hermès and Chanel.”
”WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
Rick Owens is my favourite designer. It’s more than just garments, it’s a lifestyle.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”[Food guru] Anthony Bourdain is one of many people I would like to meet. From watching No Reservations on the Travel Channel to Parts Unknown on CNN, he’s always been someone I’ve looked up to. He represents a part of me that wants to see the world, try different foods, experience different cultures/traditions and have a great sense of humour while doing it. Not to mention he always delivers his messages in the purest form, no fabrications!”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”When I was younger, I wanted to be like Kimora Lee Simons. She did so much in fashion from modelling to creating Baby Phat and venturing to do so much more. She built an empire that provided great inspiration for young girls like myself. Looking back on brands such as Baby Phat, it not only revolutionised hip hop fashion, but fashion in general.”
WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”It may sound cliché, but my phone is an item I would never part from. Without it, I feel out of reach with the rest of the world. The problems of growing up in the Internet generation... *sigh…”