Cover Story: Interview with Philece

Philece, on Instagram @thatartista

Philece, on Instagram @thatartista

Who is Philece R.? I am a free spirited, beach loving, family oriented Fine Artist and Graphic Designer currently living in Nassau, Bahamas. I am inspired by nature's color palette, finding beauty in strength, in struggle and in triumph, as well as in the little things too often taken for granted. My work is heavily influenced by the multifaceted beauty and profound presence of feminine energy. Every brush and pencil stroke is like a sentence in the story of women I know and some that I don’t. Every piece I create has a story behind it. Every single piece carries the emotions overflows with emotion from conception to completion. I share my truths through my art and create from my soul, doing so allows me to create with purpose and without restriction, constantly contributing to my evolution as an artist and a woman. It’s a never ending love affair that we have, my art and I.

What does your hair say about you? It says I'm a fun loving free spirit who's sometimes rebellious. 

Who would be your ultimate social media influencer to meet? Sasha Exeter. Her journey and warrior spirit is inspiring. With all that she’s been through, her energy is radiant and I get the feeling she would be lots of fun to hang out with!

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What is your hidden talent? I know my way around a pair of knitting needles! Randomly taught myself how to knit as a teenager and over the years I got really good at it. It may seem boring to some but I found it to be quite therapeutic.

Most played song on your iTunes/MP3/phone, etc.? Went into my iTunes and wasn’t surprised to find that “Lean On” by Major Lazer featuring MØ & DJ Snake was the most played. That beat just gets me going and has jump-started many of my mornings.

Three things you always keep in your beauty bag? Hand sanitizer, Chap stick and a tube of Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. 

What qualities do you look for in a guy? Honesty, consistency, integrity and a backbone. Adventurous, funny and ambitious. 

Favorite style icon in fashion? Sarah Jessica Parker

Signature hairstyle? The wonderful mix of curls and frizz that is my fro!

Never ever have I ever... went skinny dipping lol.

Go-to hairstyle? When I sleep, workout or just need to get my hair up and out of the way a high ponytail/puff is my go to. 

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Who are some of your favorite beauty bloggers? I don’t wear make up often and when I do it’s minimal, therefore I am not particularly drawn to the beauty blogging culture, so I can’t really say that I have a favorite beauty blogger. But I do have a favorite fashion blogger. My favorite fashion blogger is Kyrzyada Rodriguez and I adore how she mixes feminine and sexy with a little boyish edge. I love being girly and getting glammed up, but I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy. The pieces she wears and the energy that she wears them with completely speaks to me and my sense of style!

Read more of this interview in Volume 02.