Shala Monroque Covers New York Magazine

Socialite and fashion muse Shala Monroque scored one of New York Magazine’s Fall Fashion 2011 covers, alongside Isabella Rossellini and Elettra Wiedemann, Andrej Prejic and China Machado. Speaking about her Caribbean background, the newly minted style icon says:

She’s a shy woman, slightly formal and sphinx-like. She abhors talking about her life, unspooling stories reluctantly. Monroque was brought up near the beach in St. Lucia, where her family still lives, and didn’t leave the island ­until after she graduated from high school. “I always knew as a kid that I wanted to live in America,” she says, choosing her words carefully. “We always got all of the American TV shows late, and I grew up watching Leave It to ­Beaver and other shows from the fifties. Life here just seemed better, and freer. I couldn’t believe that on TV, kids would just open the fridge, pull out a box of orange juice, and drink from it.”

Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Check out the full story here.


2 responses

  1. I know Shala’s not a celebrity but many of us follow her closely because we love her style and some people don’t seem to understand that a woman doesn’t need to be a Kardashian or some other celebrity to be popular. There are many of us who love to see real style. I hate that her cover is the only one not blown up like the rest.

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