Tell me about yourself.
TC: My name is Taniesha Cable [laughs], yes Cable like Time Warner. I'm 28 from Hollis, Queens but currently live in New Jersey (Queens til I die though!). I'm an Affordable Housing Coordinator for Related Management and I've been in Property Management for 6 years now. I loveee what I do but I also admire all things creative!
Because you work in such a professional environment, do you have to abide by any dress codes? If so, tell us how you stay true to your own personal style while keeping it work friendly?
TC: This is actually my biggest challenge daily. Most of the time I will incorporate oxfords, slip on sneakers like Vans or Converse and my favorite is my Obsidian Nike Free Inneva Wovens. A versatile blazer can turn any outfit into a work friendly one.
Which sneakers are your go-to kicks?
TC: From a young teen up until now Jordan Bred 1's. Black and red are color soulmates! My narrow feet fit in 1's perfectly. It's a classic shoe in a classic colorway for a classic young lady. Shoutout to MJ!
How do you feel about the way sneaker culture has changed over the years?
TC: As much as the sneaker culture has changed, so have I over the years. My interest in kicks started long before I knew who Michael Jordan or Nike was, thanks to my older brother Chris. As I got older and got to know the brands and different models, I grew attached to certain kicks. I had my Timberland Beef & Broccoli & Wheats phase. Then I had my Nike SB's phase. Then the Nike Dunks phase. Jordan was always consistent though! Forget about when I got into Pumas & Vans! Throughout my teens and early 20's I was always in the sneaker spot (Moe's on the ave, Secret Society, Classickicks) every weekend just to see what was out. Eventually I don't know if adulthood set in or if the interest in the culture faded a little but the reality was I had bills to pay and kicks were no longer a priority. However it may be, I STILL love a fresh pair! Now as for this new generation of "sneakerheads", it doesn't seem like people are genuinely doing it for the love but much more for the profit. When I copped, it was because I was attracted to the shoe, far from the case these days, in my opinion. Change or no change I see a dope pair of footwear I'm coppin'!
I definitely remember the SB & Dunks phase that everybody was on. Are there any other fashion-related phases that you went through back then that you are embarrassed by now?
TC: Oh man, do we have enough space for me to go down the list? The airbrushed shirts, the rhinestone name belts, and the coach monogram bags with the matching belts. At one point I loved all of those things but believe when I say you wouldn't catch me dead in any of it these days!
How would you describe your personal style?
TC: My personal style has definitely taken a more feminine edge over the years BUT I'm definitely comfort over everything. I'm throwing on a pair of good denim, a comfy crewneck and a pair of kicks on any given day but I can clean up nice if I wanted to. My style is very laid back, a lot like my personality.
What/who motivates you?
TC: When it comes to motivation I'm motivated by the people closest to me like my parents, my boyfriend and my friends. It amazes me to be surrounded by people that don't let anything deter them from their goals, move at their own pace and achieve everything they've ever wanted. Years ago I went through a quarter life crisis. I had to step back and look at all the people I surround myself with and got it together!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
TC: When it comes to questions like these I never know how to respond. So much can happen in five years, good and bad. I just want to remain happy, excel in the Property Management industry, run my own affordable program, and have someone to share my life with forever. I'm talking to you Rich!
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