Enocha Tellus has two great loves: music and fashion.
These two tangential worlds have often vied for Enocha’s affection, one taking precedence in her career, while the other waits in the wings.
Throughout her undergraduate program at the elite and exclusive Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, music was the center of Enocha’s life. Upon graduation, Enocha earned a master’s degree in Marketing. Armed with her impressive education and accolades, Enocha moved out to sunny and promising Los Angeles—and promptly hated it.
After landing a gig in the fashion industry, Enocha put her musical career on hold to focus on her budding fashion career. But, while working odd, fashion-related jobs, she started to resent her chosen field and decided to make her first passion—music—her first priority.
To re-center herself, Enocha headed back to the East Coast to pursue her musical calling. While she worked diligently on writing and recording music, Enocha launched Locks and Trinkets, a public diary of sorts where she shared her professional triumphs, setbacks and personal style. (And Enocha’s style is definitely that of a lead singer: daring necklines, curve-hugging body-con sheaths, and off-the-shoulder knit dresses with over-the-knee suede boots.)
On Locks and Trinkets, Enocha shares honest advice about the “mistakes” she’s made and the lessons she’s learned while licking her wounds. We spoke with Enocha to glean more lessons on how she ultimately forged her own path into music and fashion blogging.
When did you start your blog—and why?
I started my blog very organically. I didn't even know fashion blogging was a thing. I just wanted to document my style and thoughts with the world and it evolved into Locks and Trinkets which, to me, embodies my Internet (not so private) journal.
Who are your style icons?
I really love Solange Knowles and Julia Sarr. Even though my style is a bit simpler than theirs, I really admire how creative they are with their styling. I like to incorporate their style by maybe adding a pop of color or mixing prints from time to time into my looks.
Has working in the music and fashion industries—two different but occasionally overlapping worlds—influenced your style? Has one influenced it more than the other?
Honestly, no. I've always just worn anything I like and that hasn't really changed. However, for my real [off-stage] life I love more neutral colors but when I am performing or shooting for my music I love more colorful looks.
What is the best professional advice you’ve ever received?
The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that they never gave up.
What advice can you share with other aspiring bloggers?
Blog because you love it, not because you want a lot of followers or to make a lot of money. The more genuine you are, the more your readers will relate to you which will help you grow organically.
Who are your all-time favorite bands? What is currently on your playlist?
What type of music do you personally write or perform?
I like to classify my music as pop/doo wop.
What is your favorite restaurant in Los Angeles?
My favorite restaurant is Izakaya by Katsuya. My favorite thing to order is the spicy tuna over crispy rice. So yummy!
Fast & Furious Fashion Quiz
Bikini or one-piece?
Neutral or red lip?
MP3 or Vinyl?
Body-con or boyfriend?
Skinnies or flares?
Wine or cocktail?
Night out or in?
Sweet or savory indulgence food?
Why did you choose the Vince Camuto Waver Heels?
I love a versatile, comfortable heel that can elevate your outfit and be worn with ease; that’s why I chose these shoes. It will be fun to wear it with an all black ensemble to let the camel color of the shoe pop—or even an all-white outfit. I'm excited to pair it with a chunky sweater and skater skirt!