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DINA ALEMU


Dinaalemu.com

Art Director/ Photographer


Helloo!! I’m Dina Alemu. Born in D.C., raised in Ethiopia, and a Richmond, VA native, I would consider myself an aspiring art director and photographer. I definitely don’t really have much of a defined style. I dress based on what I listen to in the morning. I love to make outfits based on my favorite show or movie at the time. But if I had to narrow down my style, it would have to be the Coco Chanel of skater punk.


Skincare Products

- Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser ($18),

- African Soap made by my aunt, and Priming Moisturizer ($22),

- Mario Badescu “Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water ($7)

- Neutrogena Exfoliator Scrub ($8.99)


App

- VSCO. App is free.


Magazine

- Vogue UK, $3.09 (I read on my phone)

- Fader, $10


Makeup

- NYX EyeBrow Pen ($5)

Benefit Mascara ($20)

- Coco Chanel Lip Gloss ($30)

Kiko Red Lipstick ($10)


Music

I listen to pretty much everything except for country. I’m currently listening to a lot of jazz and blues. Favorite song has to be Ne Me Quitte Pas by Nina Simone.


Favorite pieces

- Vintage Green Duster coat ($5, yes 5! My proudest purchase)

- Camouflage Nike Air Max ($30)