The blogs were a buzz when the above pic hit the Twitterverse a few weeks back. Angela Simmons, natural?!

I caught up with the gorgeous designer and trendsetter in NYC during her bi-annual trek to Fashion week. She dished on her gorgeous mane and fall fashion trends.

On her hair and the twitter pic…
I’ve been natural for 3 years. I was wearing weaves and keeping my hair braided underneath and I was like, why am I still relaxing if I’m keeping it braided anyway?! I figured I didn’t need the chemicals and plus it burned. So I guess you can say I transitioned. I never cut it, or got a major cut. I just stopped getting perms. I was experiencing major breakage from the perm and old color so I grew out the damage with the help of my stylist. My hair grows super fast underneath the weaves.

On her hair texture…
It’s soft and big and thick. And when I wash it, it curls up. I love it!

On her favorite products…

I don’t really do my own hair, but for upkeep, I’ll use Moroccan Oil. Other than that, I stay in the hair salon. I’m there like 2-3 times a week.

Come again?
I work out and I don’t want to look ugly afterward [Laughter] so I get my hair done a lot.

On typical salon appointments…
Washed, conditioned, straightened, curled, or weaved… basic stuff. I usually have a full head weave in for the most part because it’s just easier for my hectic lifestyle.

On her night regimen…
I’m supposed to wrap my hair every night but I don’t do anything. It’s hard because I’m dead tired when I get home. The only time I consistently wrap my hair is when my stylist says things like, ‘you know your edges are going to start breaking and you’re going to go bald’. Then I wrap it every night for like a week, maybe 2, and then I’m back in my old habit of going straight to bed. It’s hard and that’s why a weave is easier for me because if my own hair was out I’d probably damage it.

On wearing her natural hair ‘out’…

I had my own hair out recently for like a week, and felt like I needed some tracks for fullness… then that turned into a full head. I change my hair very often. I’m the girl who changes her hair all the time. My friends just stopped commenting. It’s black, it’s brown, it’s blond, it’s mixed, it’s short, it’s long. My favorite is longer. I enjoyed the short hair… I did that 2 weeks ago and then I got over it.

On wearing her hair curly…

To be honest, I haven’t done it since I was younger. I might revisit in the future but I’m enjoying the weaves right now. I like to change my look up too much and I enjoy the low maintenance. Plus, my real hair is thriving right now.

On her current projects…

Fashion week. I’m here gathering inspiration for my clothing line and learning everything I need to learn from different designers. Just brushing up on my craft pretty much, being here and being in this moment.

On advice for business women…
Make sure that whatever you’re doing, you stay true to who you are and make sure that you really love it. It has to be your passion. I can’t stress that enough. People will be able to tell if you’re not passionate about it. Also remember that nothing happens over night. Stick to your plan and keep moving forward.

On fall fashion trends…

So many great trends right now. Bell bottoms are back and I need me a nice pair. I’m also still seeing polka dots around right now. My fave right now are these wide leg bell bottoms though, they’re amazing. I’m short, so I don’t know why I love them, but some high heels will do the trick.

In her purse…
Tinted moisturizer, chapstick, water, gum, Blackberry, Iphone and my wallet so I can shop.