Edna Darlene Gasana was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants during the Miss Rwanda 2015 competition early this year.
The 20-year-old is a second year student at the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
She is currently also contesting for Miss University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics. The winner will be selected on May 16, 2015.
Gasana gives Doreen Umutesi a peek into her fashion world.
How would you describe your dress sense?
I like keeping my dress code simple. I enjoy creating my own unique styles because they reflect individuality.
Sensual or elegant, what do you prefer?
I prefer elegant because I feel that a respectable and unique outfit or dress code is admirable.
What do you like to shop for the most?
I enjoy shopping for dresses since as a student; I’m expected to look smart and decent.
What do you consider when shopping for clothes?
I consider the colour of an outfit or dress. It’s what catches my eye first; the quality or material of an outfit comes in second and the rest follow.
How often do you shop for clothes?
I usually shop from the Eastern Province since it’s where I live. I do most of my shopping at the beginning of a new year, and after six months. I also shop when I have a special event to attend.
Describe the most expensive item that you own?
The most expensive item that I own is a golden necklace. My mother gave it to me on my 18th birthday. She bought it in France.
Who inspires you in fashion?
I like Kim Kardashian’s fashion sense. She knows how to rock the fashion world and makes everyone want to wear her designs
What’s your favourite fashion trend for guys?
I think nothing beats a guy in a suit. A guy in a fitting suit is appealing to the eye! (She laughs)
What would you wear on a date?
I would wear a red dress or an animal print dress. Red is a romantic colour.
Any fashion advice?
Knowing what to wear for the right occasion is important. Wear an outfit that fits you and a colour that flatters your complexion. But that should not stop you from being creative and having a unique style.