Biochemist to Blogger
As a child, Aquila made her mark wearing couture dresses designed by her aunt and handcrafted by her mother. Now, Aquila is an accomplished seamstress in San Francisco, California and loves making dresses for her Mother and Aunt.
Before immersing herself into the world of fashion, Aquila graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007, with a degree in biochemistry and women’s studies. She continued her education at the University of Liverpool in 2012 with a Masters in Public Health. After years of contributing to the field of clinical research, Aquila has reemerged as an entrepreneur and leader in creative content development.
Aquila's lifestyle blog includes her fashion favourites, travel destinations, personal stories and sources of inspiration. All of the outfits featured on this blog include at least one piece made by Aquila. She loves pairing her custom pieces with designer shoes and bags. Aquila's aesthetic is bright, bold and dimensional.
Aquila is an effective public speaker and discussion facilitator. Her previous speaking engagements include speaking with young girls about self-esteem and appropriate dress. In 2013, Aquila facilitated a seminar that focused on etiquette and self-confidence to prepare a group of 20 young women for a cotillion. In 2016, Aquila was the keynote speaker at the Black Beauty Brunch in Toronto, where she spoke about bridging her passion for fashion and travel to live her dreams.
In 2017, Aquila is set to launch two courses entitled, Biochemist to Blogger and My Shoes Give a luxe. Biochemist to Blogger will share Aquila's experience on transitioning from their traditional 9 to 5, to enter and succeed in the world of lifestyle and fashion blogging My Shoes Give A Luxe, is the manual for starting your luxury shoe collection with all the tips and tricks of purchasing the best luxury shoes for your lifestyle.
Aquila was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle as one of California's up and coming bloggers. She was also featured on Kinkycurlycoilyme.com and Hypehair.com.
Aquila was interviewed on the Fashion Disclosure Podcast on how she pivoted her career.
Aquila loves arts and crafts and travelling the world. In 2016, Aquila travelled to 8 countries and over 19 destinations. Aquila recently returned from Taiwan and has enjoyed Dubai, Mexico,Tokyo, Nevis, Mallorca and Labadee just to name a few.