Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad was born September 1, 1990 in New York City. “Tia” which her friends refer to her as, grew up as a tomboy. She loved sports, however that did not stop her love for fashion and dance.
While raised in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, Fatiah embraced her Guyanese and Puerto Rican heritage and always followed her dreams.
As a young girl Fatiah was always extremely artistic. She was always known as an innovative person, she danced sung and even designed clothing at a young age, “always marching to her own beat,” she was known mostly for her dance ability. During schooling, Fatiah was on every dance team/show from grade two till the end of high school.
Fatiah attended “Sheepshead Bay High School” in Brooklyn NY for her first two years of high school. Soon after she began her junior year in North Carolina at “Needham B. Broughton High School.” Early in attendance at “Needham B. Broughton High School,” she quickly stood out being referred to as “Brooklyn” for her first few months there, this was because of her “Brooklyn, funky style.” Fatiah wasn’t able to adjust, she moved back to New York City, where she finished school at “Brooklyn Academy” in Brooklyn NY.
Fashion has always been “her thing” some days it showed through her outrageous outfits as well as her celeb inspired looks she conveyed throughout life. Influenced by her mother, who was very into old Hollywood fashion, she gravitated to film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, who is one of her biggest muse’s. Fatiah’s father gave her the style and eye she has now by his urban influence, including mixing prints, colors and styles together to give her own twist to a persons look. She uses her love of the sophistication and subtle glam that Audrey Hepburn possessed and her urban surroundings to have her unique styling eye.
“It’s deeper to me than just clothing and shoes, just the same as a painting, the artist didn’t look at the canvas and paint as just items, they utilized them together to create an amazing breathtaking image just the same as the final image after styling a shoot to me, this is art,” -Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad.
Today, Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad is known as one of Brooklyn’s own talents when it comes to fashion styling. From as early as sixteen, Fatiah interned under many amazing people but the most inspirational person she says she ever worked for was stylist, Jessica Bobince. After learning and being inspired by Bobince she moved on to work on her own and make a name for herself. Fatiah has gained so much insight from working with the teams of “Nylon,” “Japan,” “Bullet,” “Muse,” “Lurve,” and many other publications.