Peerless Etiquette had the distinct pleasure of an interview with actor/model De'Anne, who we believe is a positive role model to young ladies. De'Anne is a wife, mother, and model who is kind, humble, and supportive. The complete antithesis of what the media portrays models to be. She thinks before she speaks, speaks with an intention to connect, and has an overall warmth to her personality. She supports other models in the industry and creates thought provoking conversation in her Forum Empowered Minds to help women live their best life. We are glad to share her interview in hopes that it will inspire you.
Who is someone (living or dead) that you feel embodies/embodied outstanding etiquette ?
My Mom, but other than Mom, I would have to say Cicely Tyson
What skills or attributes must come naturally, or be inherent to a woman ?
Perseverance, Nurturing, and vulnerability
What is one thing you learned later in life, that you wish you were taught sooner?
Vulnerability is a strength
Finish the statement; In today's modern world it is important to...
Always stick to your moral compass, because things are always changing and growing stay true to who you are.
What is the best etiquette advice you have ever received?
Grace never goes of a style so always be gracious.
Do you think today’s woman is concerned enough with, or prioritizing learning etiquette and social graces appropriately?
I don't think today's women are...
Do you believe there is power in femininity? If so why?
Yes I do. I think there is power in the way women lead, nurture, and bond in sisterhood
Share one beauty secret and one style tip with us that works for you.
Be consistent with your skin routine, your skin is the first thing people see.
Make sure you drink lots of water, staying hydrated is very important.
When it comes to fashion, if you don't love it don't wear it.
How does poise and comfort with etiquette influence confidence?
I think etiquette can make you more confident about how you carry yourself and the decisions you make. Because you know what's appropriate so you can focus on being in the moment.
Please share with us your favorite quote.
“you have to believe in yourself when no one else does that's what makes you a winner”- Venus Williams
What is one vintage rule of etiquette or decorum that young women can benefit from today?
You should have at least one outfit that fits you perfectly if you don't, get it tailored to fit you. When you are dressed in something that was tailored to you you feel better and exude more confidence.
Share the name of a book, and author that you believe will inspire a young lady to become a better version of herself...(no limit to the amount of books you list)
The Confidence Code,
Rich Dad, Poor Dad,
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,
The Power of Positive Thinking,
Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing your life and Career