Where are you located?
I’m currently located in Atlanta, GA.
Are you mixed?
Not quite, my family is of southern Creole descent, which is French & Black, but ultimately I bubble in Black!
How tall are you?
I’m a proud 5’4” 🙂
What size do you wear?
My weight fluctuates, and my size varies –so at my smallest I’m typically a size 8/10 top and a size 14/16 bottom; at my largest I’m typically a size 12/14 top and 18/20 bottom.
What size shoe do you wear?
I’m a 7 1/2.
What type of shape wear do you use?
My use Waist Snatchers for all of my shape wear needs. I swear by this brand … I wear Waist Snatchers under all of my clothing for the extra smoothness, and the support my body needs. I’ve used Waist Snatchers so much … they’ve even given me my own discount code because I always refer my followers to them. So use code TRIENA for a special discount!
Who takes your photos?
When I shoot in my hometown (Tuscaloosa, AL), my photographer’s name is Andrea Foster. If I’m shooting in ATL then I typically use Kaylin James or Howell Designs Studios. They are all excellent behind the lens and I love their attention to detail. If they aren’t snapping my blogger pics, typically it’s my fiancé, HD. I take all of the shots that don’t include myself in them.
What do you do for a living?
In addition to my blog, I am Branding and Marketing strategist. I have about 7 high-profile clients who keep me pretty busy.
How’d you get your start?
My degree is in public relations and marketing, and though I love the media realm dearly, I’ve always wanted a platform for myself. After interning with UPTOWN Magazine in Harlem during the summer of 2012, I made really great connections with other lifestyle influencers, which pushed me to create my own platform. Here I am today, with a flourishing blog!
Why did you switch from Circa88 to Triena Deniese?
I’d had Circa88 since college. It started off as a tumblr page for inspiration. It was my first baby; but as my brand grew and I matured in this industry, I realized it was time for me to make a change in order for me to further my growth.
I want to start a blog, any advice?
Be consistent, in anything that you do. I think of blogging as a 50/50 offer. Half goes to your content, the other half is about consistency. If you have great content but don’t post often, what good is it?
My other advice is –don’t compare your blog to others. There are so many bloggers out there and it can be overwhelming trying to find your niche. Stay true to who you are and always be yourself. Remember, originality sells!
Do you work with and collaborate with other brands?
I do, but I’m very selective on who I collaborate with. I like to keep my blog as authentic as possible by collaborating with brands that are a natural fit for this platform. I am always open to brand collaborations as long as they align with the purpose of my blog.
May I use your photos on my site?
Absolutely! Please make sure to link back to trienadeniese.com when you use my photos, as they are copy written.
If you have other inquiries, feel free to contact me here!