My Style: Jamila Tarisai, owner of Beauty II Behold and Iconic Bride editor in chief

Tarisai founded the first size-inclusive bridal magazine in 2019

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Jamila Tarisai
Jamila is wearing a white jumpsuit by ELOQUII; shoes by Nine West; earrings from her own line, Jamila Tarisai Artistry (not shown); a bracelet by Torrid; and a hat from Amazon.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Stylist and writer Jamila Tarisai founded the first size-inclusive bridal magazine in 2019. She believes people of all sizes deserve a platform dedicated to celebrating their beauty, rather than having to wait for occasional special issues from other wedding publications.

Neighborhood: Upper Westside

Nuptials in 2020: Last year, I styled a bride who had a microwedding wearing a dress loaned to her by Spanx creator Sara Blakely. [They connected through Instagram.] The bride had a backyard gathering. The event was streamed to Instagram Live and Facebook so her family could attend virtually.

Bridal trends in 2021: Small glam. Keeping the wedding at 75 people and under, but still going all out—intimate but lavish

Summer lip: Matte (with mask) or glossy (without mask)

Favorite local wedding venue: Meadows at Mossy Creek outside of Cumming. There’s a salon on site.

Can’t live without: Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel by Dr. Dennis Gross

Brands that inspire: Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Danessa Myricks

Summer go-to: A good maxidress

Prints or solids: Prints

Style statement: Sexy, elegant, comfortable

In my road-trip bag: Charlotte Tilbury magic cream, leggings and T-shirts, long dress for evening

You as a destination: Chicago

This article appears in our July 2021 issue.

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