Today we’d like to introduce you to Akilah Whitaker.
Akilah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
A profound visionary from Dallas, Texas, Akilah Yaasmeen Whitaker fell in love with fashion, production, and fashion editorials at an early age. During 2014, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The University of North Texas. Akilah Yaas also earned a certification in fashion styling from the School of Style in Los Angeles, California. Since then, she launched her fashion consulting network and blog, Are You Willing (AYW); Akilah Yaas has covered media and press during New York Fashion Week and many other shows here in Dallas. Akilah Yaas has over five years of experience in personal, fashion, and runway styling. She has worked with respectable fashion houses such as SAKS Off Fifth, BCBG Maxazria, and Louis Vuitton. In 2019, she formed Haus of Yaas, LLC, which specializes in creative direction, wardrobe styling, and runway production. She is highly skilled at interpreting your style and revealing you to yourself. Akilah Yaas main focus is executives in positions whose style impacts their business and career advancements. Her philosophy is “Style is like your second skin, everyone has one… It only takes three seconds to impress someone and ultimately, your wardrobe is that first impression”.
Has it been a smooth road?
Definitely not a smooth road. Struggles with learning the business and being true to yourself during the process. The fashion industry is very spontaneous and fast-pace. I think the ultimate struggle is utilizing your resources, especially when time is not on your side.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Haus of Yaas, LLC. Specializes in creative direction, wardrobe styling, and runway production. I am highly skilled at interpreting your style and revealing you to yourself. My main focus is executives in positions whose style impacts their business and career advancements. My philosophy is, “Style is like your second skin, everyone has one… It only takes three seconds to impress someone and ultimately, your wardrobe is that first impression”. I believe in turning you’re no’s into Yaass!!
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Dallas is the place to be! It’s been my home all 27 years of my life. It’s growing and I am excited to witness the evolution. What I like Least about the city. It can be exclusive and not inclusive at times. You have to be in the know and in certain pockets to know the real buzz!
- Personal Shopping Day- $100.00
- Personal Styling – starts at $250.00 a month
- Closet Revamp – start at $375.00
- Free consultations
- Website: www.akilahyaas.com
- Phone: 4694187756
- Email: HausofYaasllc@gmail.com
- Instagram: @ak_425
DJ SheReal – J Taylor Studios Photophraphy
Denim Jumsuit – Samy Pachigalla Photography
Pink Robe – Brysen Smith Photography
Suiting – Anel Media
Pink Suit with bum bag – Najee Rashad Photography
Tulle Beauty – Angela Webb Photography
Car – Fela Raymond Photography