AUGUST COVER MODEL
NO: Can you tell our readers about a little yourself?
DJ DELTONIA: I am a Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend, and Entrepreneur. I am a motivated self starter who is determined to leave my mark on the world.
NO: Can you give me 6 words that best describe you?
DJ DELTONIA: Driven, Hardworking, Loving, Dedicated, Energetic and Friendly.
NO: This August we’re celebrating music and entertainment. How important do you feel music is to the black culture?
DJ DELTONIA: Music is one of the most dynamic forms of self expression. We as a community have been able to share our triumphs and disparages. It allows us to relate and share experiences.
NO: What can we do more as an industry to advocate more woman embracing their bodies and loving them without the pressure of the social media?
DJ DELTONIA:I think the movement of women encouraging other women needs to expand. We need to continue to build each other up in supportive, loving ways instead of spreading a spirit of competition and tearing each other down for attention.
NO: How can more women celebrate their kurves this summer?
DJ DELTONIA:Be who you are loud and proud wear the things you love and make you comfortable and quit comparing ourself to others.
NO: Who are some of your biggest influences?
DJ DELTONIA: My Mom and My Aunt Blondy. They are very strong women I have learned so much from them. There work ethic and values. They have always supported me in whatever I wanted to do and that mean the world to me.
NO: What has been a highlight of your career?
DJ DELTONIA: Wow, let me see. I’ve travel all over the world and work with some of the best artists but I don’t think I’ve reached it yet but I do know it’s coming, I can feel it. This is my year and I’m giving it all I got.
NO: When did you begin to love your kurves?
DJ DELTONIA: After having a daughter and speaking life into her, teaching her to love her curves I realized I must do the same for myself.
NO: What is the one thing you would tell a young girl looking in the mirror who is having a hard time loving her kurves?
DJ DELTONIA: You are exactly what God intended you to be. Focus on being healthy and love yourself so the world can relish in your beauty along with you.
NO: What is your meaning of a Luxe Beautie?
DJ DELTONIA: Beauty no matter what size you are and embracing what God gave you.
NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
DJ DELTONIA: I want to leave the world better than I found it. To be remembered for the way I showed up for the people I love.
BEHIND THE COVER
Excecutive Creative Director
Nora Bonds @onlymissno
Luxe Kurves Beauty Director
Doshia Kelly @doshia_monae_artistry