I love my tomboy look: Young Grace

Rwanda’s female hip- hop star, Grace Abayizera, whose stage name is Young Grace, tells Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi about her tom boy look in the fashion world. The 20-year-old encourages Rwandan girls to dress decently.
Young Grace
Young Grace

Rwanda’s female hip- hop star, Grace Abayizera, whose stage name is Young Grace, tells Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi about her tom boy look in the fashion world. The 20-year-old encourages Rwandan girls to dress decently.

How would you describe your dress sense?

I will have to admit that I dress more like a boy than a girl. It’s my nature; I can’t attribute it to anything. 

What’s your favourite clothing item?


I feel more comfortable when I’m dressed in trousers than in dresses or skirts. When I’m at home or school I dress up in dark colours but if I’m to go on stage I dress up in bright colours

Where do you shop for clothes?


I have some guy who gets me clothes but of late I love the Kitegi. I have a designer who makes me clothes based on the designs I want.

What do you consider when shopping for clothes?

I consider comfort when shopping for clothes.  If an outfit is fitting and is appealing to my eyes, I will definitely buy it without hesitation. 

What is your favourite fashion accessory?


It’s weird but true, my favourite fashion accessory is a baseball cap maybe to pull off my tom boy look.

What is your favourite clothing item on a guy?


My favourite clothing on a guy is his shoes. I know it is cliché that you can know that a guy is neat in every thing they do based on his shoes but it’s somehow true.

What’s your favourite scent?
 
I love Shirley May’s Love More perfume because it has a mild scent but lasts long.

Any fashion advice?

One can dress in any way they want but they should be decent. Decency says a lot about someone. I wish to advise my Rwandan sisters to dress up decently because that’s all that matters.

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