Meet Ghanaian Fashion Editor Danielle Kwateng

Gameli Hamelo Sep 2, 2014 at 10:18am

September 02, 2014 at 10:18 am | Entertainment

Gameli Hamelo

Gameli Hamelo

September 02, 2014 at 10:18 am | Entertainment

 

Danielle Kwateng

Growing up, Danielle Kwateng (pictured), had a connection to magazines focused on lifestyle and entertainment, so it’s no surprise that she’s currently a fashion journalist.

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She loved the beautiful escape magazines gave readers and relished in the ability to take Danielle Kwatengreaders to another place through words.

Now as a professional, Kwateng is the senior editor of fashion website StyleBlazer, reporting on fashion and entertainment news, editing copy from freelancers, promoting copy through social media, and attending shows.

Before StyleBlazer, Kwateng wrote for Glamour Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ebony, and Uptown Magazine.

And throughout her career she has interviewed a number of A-list Hollywood celebrities, including actress Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson, model Selita Banks, Solange Knowles’ stylist Chuck Amos,singer Miguel, actress Nia Long, rapper Common, filmmaker Spike Lee, and rapper Drake.

Her most-memorable career moment?

Dorothy Height”Interviewing civil rights activist and American icon Dorothy Height (pictured at left) not long before she passed. [At the time], she gave her unique perspective on the recent election of President Barack Obama in 2009.”

On what motivates her, Kwateng said, ”Honestly, my desire to continue to diversify the fashion world and opens doors for other women of color; there isn’t enough of us representing in the right way. “

Kwateng holds a B.A. from Howard University and a Post Bachelor’s from Columbia University.

Watch Kwateng at work on StyleBlazer here:

 

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