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November 2010

The Charleston Profile:
Angel Roberts

Discover what makes the cut with this peace-loving stylist-turned-interior designer who’s found her groove as a hip-hop dance instructor




Street Tread:
"In hip-hop, your shoes speak before you do. I figured if I was going to teach classes, I'd better get some gear."



Art for the Heart:
"My husband and I bought our first piece of art from Shari Elf at a Santa Monica flea market. I love that it uses recycled materials and has a message of acceptance."



Cali Clutch:
"A friend gave me this purse by an L.A. designer for my 30th birthday."







Color Wonder:
"My daughter painted this
when she was three. It makes me happy every day."




Look Book:
"I love to flip through this book, which has photos of what different people view as their biggest





Statement Piece:
"Every time I wear this vintage necklace, I get comments. It always makes me feel confident."



Cat's Meow:
"This retro ceramic kitty by Italian maker Flavia was used as a prop for That '70s Show. Now, it sets the tone for my living room."



Finders Keepers:
Angel rounded up these bottles and vases from L.A. rummage sales. "Every piece has a story. I plan to keep adding to the collection."




Creative Zone:
"I like to be visually stimulated when I'm in my office." The inspirational room hosts vibrant swatches, pictures, and thrift-store finds.

Her Gig:

Personal Shopper: "You have to really pay attention to what looks good on you. You can't just buy what's on the mannequin."
DJ Dreams: "My husband helps me turn oldies and Broadway songs into danceable hip-hop using a computer program."
Good Listener: Angel's favorite album is The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Also on her current playlist? "I am kind of in love with Nicki Minaj right now."


Photographs by Kelly May