Of Note…Shala Monroque

Shala Monroque

I remember the very first time I saw a picture of Shala Monroque. I didn’t know much about her except that she was black, fierce, wearing cute kitten heels, and was featured on Tommy Ton’s siteJak and Jil which meant that she was somebody. As a matter of fact, the caption under her photo read in all caps, “KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN FOR SHALA MONROQUE. SHE’S ONE TO WATCH.” From there I knew I would be seeing more of her, for when Tommy Ton’s camera deems you a fashion star…you are a STAR!

Shala Monroque

Since that fateful day in 2009, the former editor-at-large for POP Magazine, has managed to keep her background and private life hidden. She rarely reveals much about her life, except that she is best friends with Dasha Zhukova, is a muse for Miuccia Prada, dates art mogul Larry Gagosian, and was born in St. Lucia. I think the fact that she is so quiet about her private life adds to the mystery.

Shala Monroque

Shala is not just a beautiful fashion icon but an avid art lover and talented writer as well. Her blog, Shala’s Rabbit Hole, serves as a poetic outlet for her creativity, and showcases the things that she loves at that moment in time, whether it be an art show in Venice or the Met Ball in New York City. Follow her blog here and check out your favorite street style blog for a glimpse into her world. Photos from Hanneli and Jak and Jil.

Shala Monroque

By thefatandskinnyonfashion

Jai has been helping bring fashion and beauty news to women around the world as the editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for 5 years!


  1. I am so obsessed with this woman. I probably have every picture of her saved from any mag she’s been featured in. It’s like, she comes off as soo regal and sophisticated, but yet wears crazy Prada prints and fishnets – it’s a wonderful mix. I mean who else can pair kitten heels with Rodarte!?

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