Ayoka Lucas is an innovative stylist who has been in the business for more than ten years. Lucas began her freelance career in Atlanta, styling a local nightlife columnist as well as other local celebrities. After relocating to Charleston, she wrote a weekly social column for the Charleston City Paper, incorporating fashion, pop culture, and local happenings. As the style director for three regional publications, Ayoka produces the fashion spreads, Style Files, home décor features, bridal style tips, street style pages and more. In addition, she writes numerous style blogs contributing to both local and national online media sites including Essence Magazine and Project Runway, and has served as a contributing fashion correspondent on Charleston’s ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, NBC WCBD News 2, and CBS Live 5 News. In addition, Ayoka hosts a weekly radio show spotlighting fashion and pop culture for Citadel Broadcastings Charleston Station, WSSX FM. As the style director and visionary behind Charleston magazine’s Charleston Fashion Week, now in it’s 5th year, she has contributed to the success of spotlighting the local fashion community and the city as a premier shopping destination.
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