Ni'ma Ford



, we reconnect with some of our favorite street style stars to get an update on how their lives have changed in 2015. Today we catch up with stylist and creative director, Ni'ma Ford.

1. How has your style changed since 2011, when we snapped you?
I'm dressing more towards my mood. I did some editing and brightened my color palette a bit.

2. What is the most important news story today in your opinion?
There’s so much going on right now, one story isn’t necessarily more important than the next, but [watching news] it's clear to see that there’s a lot of hurt, and hurting people that need help.

Ni'ma for Swagger New York in 2011 Photo via Brandon Isralsky

3. What are you up to now?
I'm at a place where I’m creatively recharged. I’m working on projects that I'm passionate about, again. I’ve started connecting with local artists from my home county, Westchester. And I'm looking to launch a blog, the Visionary Social Club, for the lifestyle of today's creatives, with a strong focus on business .

4. Are you on social media?
I’m a sporadic poster, you can find me @NimaFord and my baby brand page @The_VSC.

5. We first photographed you on the street. Is street style dead? Why or why not?
I don’t think it’s completely dead, it’s definitely hit a peak though. Street style is not as natural as it once was, some people are getting dressed in the hopes of being photographed.

6. What is your one high and one low in 2015?
Low: Having a long mental block.
High: Having a long mental block. I learned a lot and now, I’m working to put those things into action.

7. Since we are going to save these responses for our Vault, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope Visionary Social Club, grows into a brand that supports and connects creatives.

Main photo via Refinery 29


Dec 3, 2015


Cassandra Alcide