Tawana's Favorite Things: Meet the Fashion Queen Behind House of Chic LA

Whether you follow her or not, there’s no doubt that you’ve spotted Tawana on your Instagram feed serving you fab hair, a beat face, and full-on LOOKS. As the founder of House of Chic LA and Hair So Chic LA, she’s been our ultimate style goals for years, known for her sleek, chic and EXTRA AF aesthetic. She got her start as a fashion maven during the early days of Instagram after organically amassing a huge following of women who naturally gravitated to her OOTD posts. 


“When I got my first 500 likes [on Instagram], I was like ‘oh my god, what's going on?!  What do these people see?’  I started getting a lot of questions and DMs about what I was wearing and my style.”

When she achieved her first online “viral moment, Tawana responded to the demand by launching her online boutique House of Chic LA. Years later, she’s still going strong, now known as the online plug for classy girly-girls to find fashion forward fits at affordable prices. But what makes her boutique special isn’t just the bomb pieces. She’s also infamous for putting on for short thick girls by being living proof  that they can unlock their fullest style potential by figuring out what works best for their body. 

“[When I was younger] I would just wear anything that was cute… it didn’t matter what it was, I just wanted to look good. Now I just go for comfort over everything... I'm not the girl that has the flattest stomach or [anything] like that so [it’s important for me] to dress for my body type.”

The glitz and glamour of Tawana’s Instagram feed may lead you to assume that you know a lot about her. But the truth is that she’s a homebody who loves fresh flowers, a good beauty regimen,  and a night in with her pup. MILQ got the chance to sit down with Tawana to get an exclusive look into her favorite things, her guilty pleasures, and her life beyond House of Chic LA.

Grab a glass of wine and get into this roundup of Tawana’s Favorite Things!

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Ruffle Some Feathers in Summer's Hottest Trend

Summer is almost here, and we're ready to ruffle some FEATHERS in our favorite runway trend of the season! With the help of these celebrities and street style babes, we're giving you 5 reasons why you should be wearing feathers ALL. SUMMER. LONG.

Sally LaPointe, Balmain, Tom Ford, Ashi Studio, Mary Katrantzou

Sally LaPointe, Balmain, Tom Ford, Ashi Studio, Mary Katrantzou

Feathers Are EXTRA AF

Extra will be your middle name whenever you walk through in a feather statement piece. Not only are feathers timeless and chic but they’re lightweight, making them an easy touch of texture to take your look from basic to far from it -- even during the warmest months of the year.

Take cues from our girl Winnie Harlow & Tracee Ellis Ross; fashion girls who are never afraid to take a look the EXTRA mile.

No need to take yourself so seriously -- fashion should be fun! We’re all about making your own fashion rules, and feathers allow you to do just that. Although feathers are trendy, there’s no shortage of ways to defy the rules of style by putting your own twist on it.

Our girl Janet Mock proved just that with her Met Gala look this year, and we love how our Insta Fashion crush Juliette Foxx (@RomeosFashionFix) completely made this feathered look her own.

Janet Mock

Juliette Foxx (@RomeoFashionFix)

Feathers Are Curve-Friendly

Haters will tell you that curvy girls can’t wear feathers, but we beg to differ! As fearless queen Lizzo can attest to, feathers are chic for women of every shape & size, period.

Feathers Are Versatile

No need to go all out with a head to toe feathered look; use them as an accent for your look instead! Find pieces with feathers used as trim, or feathered accessories to amplify your outfit, and you’ve achieved a simple slay.

Jordyn Woods

Rox Brown

Jennifer Oseh

Nichole Lynel