An absolute style and travel enthusiast, actress, and content-creator, with haircuts being my main reason for trust issues (also #lowkey dog obsessed with a slight ankle bootie fetish). My name is Tina Prokas. I was born & bred in South Africa, I don’t take myself too seriously, and I am just obsessed with long walks from the patisserie back to my criiiib (chocolate pastry in hand, of course). I come from a big Greek family, so if you ever see me being veeeery expressive on video… big hand movements and all... you know why.
It all started from me giving styling and beauty advice to my friends & family.... and so I eventually moved to NYC with literally my entire wardrobe, where I founded Styled Destination. Style has always been something that has come naturally to me. My mom (I just love her so much) was always super fashionable and I really admired her for that. I can just remember being super tiny and immaculately dressed with the coolest outfits. I would play dress-up or put on an impromptu fashion show… strutting down our never-ending hallway as if it was a NYFW runway. Fast forward 13 years and it’s pretty much my full time job; except on much larger scale.
I grew up watching Gossip Girl & Sex And The City... so I always knew New York would one day be my home (a sucker for a happy ending, I know). I moved to NYC initially for film school. The plan was to act or produce films. And having relocated to one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world, I soon discovered this incredible desire to dip my feet into the fab world of fashion. As of September this year, I relocated to London… I couldn’t quite curb the craving to explore. So here I am. Just so excited to see what Europe has instore for me.
Running a one-woman-show is not all that easy but boy is it rewarding! I absolutely love what I do. I take the good with the bad, and I defs wouldn’t change my journey & experiences for anything. A typical day in The Life of Tina goes a lil’ something like this:
The day begins at 8.30 am and ends around 7pm (if I’m lucky peeps!) I spend quite a lot of time on tasks such as answering emails, planning upcoming partnerships & collaborations, organising and scheduling blog and social media posts, meeting with brands and public relations departments, piecing outfits together, and shooting content (and more and more content). I also spend hourrrrrssssss editing videos and photos for both my blog and my social media accounts. And in NYC, I would still take acting classes in between the absolute chaos. Just crazy, I tell you. Thank goodness for my gin & tonic cocktail vibe for when I was reeeaaally rough around the edges.
I just love doing everything in style… including showcasing the best spots across the world’s most incredible cities. My style is versatile, playful, and defs a bit edgy, and I bring luxurious & affordable fashion pieces onto one playing field. And let’s just be honest: there are only a handful of things that are better than a balanced wardrobe (matcha lattes & that post-gym rush included). While my outfits bring together both ends of the style spectrum, I always leave top tweaking tips for you to really make the outfit your own.
So here I am, taking on the fab fashion world, one (crazy but amazing) whirlwind at a time! Make sure to follow me on my social media accounts, babe. After all, I loooove meeting new faces from different places xxx