WIWTW: Styling an Off-the-shoulders Top

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week’s outfit is actually from last week, when I attended Mama Shelter’s latest blogging event: Mama’s Market, hosted by three lovely French bloggers: Calie MailholLaurine Perry (The Girl Next Door) and Capucine (Capucine Spirit). Mama’s Market is an awesome event that happens on Wednesdays at Mama Shelter, where you can discover innovative brands (fashion, home decor, jewelry, art, and more) and sip a mojito at the same time! (I’ll tell you more about it in a later post.)

So I decided to go to this event with my beauty blogger friend Leila (La Pause Beauté de Leila) and this is what we wore!

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Event: Mama’s Market

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One of my favorite things to wear this summer is the off-the-shoulders trend. It’s such a feminine and elegant look, I had to get this light blue top from Zara.

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These sleeves man…

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Then I paired this lovely top with white high-rise trousers from Zara (yes, my favorite store).

And I totally found an excuse to wear my favorite heels from again, Zara.

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Finally, I finished off this elegant look with a daring black fringed bag from I don’t remember where.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $35.99 at Zara
Trousers: $49.90 at Zara
Heels: $69.90 at Zara
Bag: £28.00 or $38.31 at Very
Lipstick: “Tulle” – $6.00 by Colourpop

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by checking the Fashion section on my blog weekly :) Subscribe to Breakfast with the Beatles by clicking ‘Follow me by Email’ on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out our blog  Garde Robe by Sidney and me, entirely dedicated to street-style.

WIWTW: Navy Blue & White @ GAASTRA’s Fashion Show

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week, Garde Robe got to collaborate with GAASTRA, a Dutch brand that initially sold sails (as in sailors, yes.). Over a hundred years later, the brand has now “transformed itself to an overall fashionable and functional lifestyle brand”. So on Tuesday, GAASTRA had a fashion show at the fancy Lyonnais venue Le Boudoir, organized by Sébastien Pilia and we took pictures of the event. The dress code was navy blue and white, matching GAASTRA‘s sailor heritage and all of the guests looked splendid!

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Event: “Les Voiles Blanches” Fashion Show by GAASTRA

I decided that I like culotte trousers now. I know I said I’d never wear them, but I found this pair from Zara that I think is too cute. I paired these striped trousers with a simple white crop top (that I cut from an unflattering maxi dress).

I especially like the bow detail at the front which added a little feminine touch to my outfit. Also, I painted my nails with Chanel #487 Rouge Fatal, which I never do, because I paint my nails like once a year. But I decided that I have to be a grown-up now and learn how to do my nails and not bite them off.

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And remember this little white bag from Zara? Perfect for evenings out when I just need my wallet and phone.

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I decided to go boho with my accessories, by wearing these dream catcher earrings from Zara and little silver beads in my hair.

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To finish off the look, I wore my Pull & Bear white tennis shoes.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $30.00 at Asos
Culotte Trousers: $49.90 at Zara
Sneakers: $75.00 at Adidas
Bag: $39.90 at Zara
Earrings: $19.90 at Zara
Chanel “#487 Rouge Fatal” Nail Polish: $19.00 at Posh Mark
Lipstick: “Devotion #14” – $8.99 at Milani Cosmetics

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by checking the Fashion section on my blog weekly :) Subscribe to Breakfast with the Beatles by clicking ‘Follow me by Email’ on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out our blog  Garde Robe by Sidney and me, entirely dedicated to street-style.

SPRING – My Summer Wishlist

I recently discovered this awesome clothing and accessories website that sells over 850 brands in their online store: SPRING. I’m really lazy when I shop online so websites like this are perfect for me: it’s all in one place!

As I was browsing through their new accessories, I decided to pick out my wishlist for this summer. It’s always a good idea to plan ahead with apps like Pinterest so when you’ll want to update your wardrobe, you can just check your list! Here is my wishlist with my favorite accessories from SPRING:

Summer Wishlist from SPRING

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Rose embroidered baseball cap

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Eightynine NTL 014 watch

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Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow Rose Gold

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Metal Retro Vintage Circle Round Sunglasses

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Retro Gold Metal Frame Round Sunglasses

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Oversized Graphic Yellow Scarf

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White Gold Skinny Stacking Rings

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Sullivan Slim Leather Nude Belt

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Feel free to pin these to your Pinterest wall so you can go back and find them! Also don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more fashion inspiration & SPRING to see their new collection :)

TRUE Africa | Bloggers Garde Robe give the lowdown on AFROPUNK Paris

Garde Robe has been featured on True Africa’s website! Here’s our interview:

June 09, 2016

Sidney Lafrontiere and Zahra Louise-Julie are the founders of Garde Robe, a street-style photography blog based in Lyon, France. They were at the AFROPUNK festival in Paris last weekend to check out the fierce fashion on display.

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Read the full article here: Bloggers Garde Robe give the lowdown on AFROPUNK Paris | TRUE Africa

Partagez le Secret & Miwa: Beauty & Tasty Event

After a long week preparing for the AFROPUNK Festival in Paris last weekend, I had the chance to relax and pamper myself at an exclusive event: Beauty & Tasty by Partagez le Secret & Miwa.

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I met Adé, the founder of Partagez le Secret at Bledardise‘s latest fashion show where he showcased his new collection Bledard is the New Cool. When she invited me to Diana (founder of Miwa) & her Beauty & Tasty event on June 5th, I was so excited to try out Lyon’s IT spot for bloggers and entrepeneurs. Adé sells beauty & hair care products and her business is entirely dedicated to making women feel liberated! Yes to feminism!

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Diana (Miwa) & Adé (Partagez le Secret)

The whole concept is women’s paradise: there was a manicure & pedicure bar, a pop-up hair salon, an eyebrow threading bar, henna, finger foods and cocktails, a lingerie stand, a pop-up Brazilian shoe store, waxprint baby clothes by Miwa , natural hair products & spa treatment stand and a fun photobooth! ALL OF THAT, I kid you not, was only €39 – the price you’d pay for a blowout at a hair salon. DJ Astha from You are Unik, is a talented friend of mine who really knows how to start a party. The evening stayed lively as Astha went from Solange Knowles to Afrobeat by the poolside.

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The Brazilian heels by Les Très Jolies Chaussures were to die for! Not only are they beautiful, they are also very affordable and comfortable (100% made out of leather). Aurélie, founder of Les Très Jolies Chaussures told me about how she came up with the idea: “After twelve years of working in the same firm, I wanted to change my entire life around and pursue my childhood dream of having my own business. I love high heels but many good-quality and luxurious shoes are too expensive for the average person. I decided to partner up with a trendy and glamourous Brazilian brand that makes comfortable, real leather and unique shoes. You’ll never find the same pair on someone else because they’re exclusively on my website: Les Très Jolies Chaussures.”

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Another one of my favorite brands that I discovered at the event is Miwa BB. They make wax print baby clothes and accessories! They had wax print lining soft blankets, diaper cakes for baby showers and stylish bibs. HOW CUTE IS THIS.

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And finally, I had the pleasure of meeting hairstylist Cutty’s Hair Design. She is so talented, and will style your hair (natural, curly, nappy, straight, wavy) for affordable prices. She also does hair for weddings and other special occasions! Check out her Facebook page here: Cutty’s Hair Design

I had a great time at this Beauty & Tasty event though it’s a shame the next one will be in October. If you are in Lyon, make sure you don’t miss it because you will have a blast getting your nails done, hair styled  and face treated! You’ll also have access to exclusive discounts and meet some really talented people. So head over to Partagez le Secret‘s website and Miwa’s Facebook page to stay updated!

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WIWTW: AFROPUNK Festival with Sidney

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

I have some exciting news to share with you guys and if I haven’t written a post in a while, it’s because of this… Last week, Sidney and I went to Paris to celebrate my cousin Elisa’s 18th birthday in a classy restaurant. The following day, we decided to head over to AFROPUNK‘s BBQ at a beautiful location Les Petites Gouttes. We took a bunch of incredible street-style pictures (that we posted on Garde Robe yesterday) so make sure you check them out!

And THEN… we met the AFROPUNK VIP a.k.a the official photographer, social media manager and film editor who invited us to the AFROPUNK festival at Le Trianon last weekend! Sidney and I decided to come back of course,  and we did, with STYLE.

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Event: AFROPUNK PARIS Fancy Dress Ball

Sidney and I both wanted to wear the most colorful and happiest pieces we could find. This event was so exciting for us, we were grinning at each other the whole ride there. Sometimes I’d catch him smiling, and I thought to myself, “This is going to be incredible.” And it really was.

I went for a vibrant colorful look by opting for a white minimal triangular top and mustard yellow accents to match my wax print skirt. I found this simple crop top at Zara as well as the beautiful heels and handbag.

 

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I felt like Cinderella, because as soon as I found out I was going to the AFROPUNK Festival, I called up my mom and asked her what to wear. About a minute later, I called one of my favorite designers in Lyon: Wilfried Essomba, creator of BLEDARDISEWilfried is very talented and Garde Robe had the honor to attend a couple of his events where he showcased his designs. Many of his pieces hand-sewn and are made of traditional West African fabrics such as wax print (pagne) and dashiki. Other BLEDARDISE tshirts feature humorous West African sayings such as, “C’est la Mer Noire“. So for the festival, I had the honor to wear one of Bledardise‘s skirts from their new collection: “Bledardise is the new Cool”!

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While I was getting ready, my sweet cousin Mai Lo styled my hair with aloe vera (the results were amazing: my hair stayed moisturized and curly all night). I wore an updo so I chose these colorful dream catcher earrings from Zara to complete my look.

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Sidney is A$ap Rocky by day and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air by night. His style for the event was colorful, dandy and very AFROPUNK.

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Sidney opted for a multicolored vintage shirt that he got at the Vintage Fashion Market a few weeks ago. His accessories included round blue mirrored sunglasses and a black hat from Asos.

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After going ham on the colors with this shirt, Sidney decided to wear a minimalist pair of black cropped trousers with faux leather detail from Zara. And then he accentuated the aqua green in this outfit by wearing his awesome Reebok Insta Pump Fury sneakers.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $15.90 at Zara 
Skirt: €45.00 or $51.08 at Bledardise
Heels: $59.90 at Zara
Bag: $39.90 at Zara
Earrings: $19.90 at Zara
Lipstick: “NYX Throttle” – $7.00 at NYX

Want Sidney’s look? Check these out!

Shirt: €56.03 or $63.61 at Asos Marketplace
Pants: $79.90 at Zara
Sneakers: $83.00 at Sneaker Studio 
Sunglasses: $33.00 at Asos
Hat: $57.00 at Asos

 

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AFROPUNK Festival Paris: BBQ & Fancy Dress Ball

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This weekend, Garde Robe had the honor to attend the AFROPUNK Festival in Paris (at the Trianon) for the Fancy Dress Ball 2016. Here are our favorite street-styles from the AFROPUNK Barbeque on May 29th and the Fancy Dress Ball on June 3rd! We asked each person our most popular questions: “How would you define your style?” or “What is your favorite thing in your wardrobe?”

Ce weekend, Garde Robe a eu l’honneur de participer au Festival AFROPUNK à Paris (au Trianon) pour le Fancy Dress Ball 2016. Voici nos styles préférés du Barbeque AFROPUNK le 29 mai et du Fancy Dress Ball le 3 juin! Nous avons posé les questions suivantes à chaque personne photographiée: “Comment tu définirais ton style?” ou “Quelle est ta pièce préférée de ta garde-robe?”

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Christelle: “Rebel & Chic”
Géraldine: “Glamour…

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Printemps & Pastels Photoshoot

Originally posted on GARDE ROBE:
This spring’s photoshoot was inspired by Pantone’s 2016 colors: blue serenity and rose quartz. Combining French elegance and bright pastels, Garde Robe presents: Printemps & Pastels Les couleurs de Pantone 2016 ont inspiré ce shoot de printemps: bleu sérène et rose quartz. Nous avons mélangé l’élégance française et des pastels de couleurs vives pour…

Younique 3D Mascara & Lip Stain Review + Make-Up Party!!!

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Hey guys! I’ve recently been introduced to the make-up brand Younique by my friend Aïcha, a.k.a BardeyliciousHere’s Younique’s legit statement about their brand:

“Younique’s mission is to uplift, empower, validate, and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty and spiritual enlightenment while also providing opportunities for personal growth and financial reward.”

Yaaasss what more do we need?

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So Bardeylicious gave me Younique’s 3D Fiber Mascara and “Sleek” Lip Stain that I got to try on and review for you guys! But before I go ahead, I’d like to invite you to my very first After Work Make-Up Party that I’m hosting with Bardeylicious this Friday, May 13th! If you’re in Lyon, please stop by and try on a variety of Younique products (mascara, foundation, lip stains…) and eat some yummy baked goods (because honestly what’s a party without food and pink lemonade). You’ll be able to pre-order make-up at the event, and there’s going to be a giveaway! Who knows, maybe you’ll win Younique’s 3D Fiber Mascara and “Sleek” Lip Stain !

Make sure you RSVP to our event!

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I’ve always had thin and short eyelashes so I’ve been looking for new mascaras to try on. This one, by FAR is the best one I’ve tried: it’s long-lasting, it makes my eyelashes look naturally long and thickens each eyelash with fiber. This fiber looks like cotton until you add a second coat of mascara gel. And then the magic begins:

This is me, without mascara.

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And after three steps:
1. A coat of Younique 3D Mascara Gel
2. A coat of Younique 3D Mascara Fiber
3. A second coat of Younique 3D Mascara Gel

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The trick is to do each set of eyelashes separately. Start with your right eye: add a first coat of mascara gel, then the mascara fiber, and then a second coat of mascara gel. While your right eye dries, repeat these steps for the left eye.

Younique “Sleek” Lip Stain

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I think I have more than 30 types and shades of lipstick in my make-up drawer. I love lipstick so when Bardeylicious gave me Younique’s Lip Stain in “Sleek”, I was excited to try it on. This one is a burgundy-reddish color, and you can choose the amount of pigment you want because it’s like ink.

This is me, with a first coat of Lip Stain.

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And then I added about three more layers, because I like my lipstick dark and pigmented.

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This lip stain is paraben-free, waterproof, long-lasting and kiss-proof. I didn’t add that last part, Younique really claims that it’s kiss-proof. Try it on your hand (or like normal people, just drink from a glass) to see if your lip “stains”. Funny how it’s called “lip stain” but doesn’t actually stain anything at all.

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If you loved these looks, check out the rest of Younique’s products on their website. Make sure you order through my friend Bardeylicious, tell her I sent you! And hope to see you on Friday for our After Work Make-Up Party!

WIWTW: How to wear Khaki & White

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

Okay fine, I’m obsessed with khaki clothes, and so what? It looks good, It’s cool and goes with any color. You can wear khaki with black, white, pink, camel… literally anything. This is how I styled my khaki-colored t-shirt with white.

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Event: After Work

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I bought this perfect cotton t-shirt at Zara because its khaki color and soft material attracted me. I am very picky about t-shirts which is why I don’t own very many. I like comfy, oversized t-shirts and I like plain color t-shirts. That’s the whole point of a t-shirt, being casual. What I don’t understand is why most brands make women’s t-shirts too tight, too small, too feminine. Women want comfort too, I mean we have boobs!?

Which is why I love this t-shirt so much, because it’s “ungendered”.

Also from Zara, these white pants are going to be a big favorite in my spring wardrobe. They are light and comfy, but the pleats add a sophisticated feel to the pants. I especially like the athletic drawstring detail.

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Then I accessorized my outfit with a mini white bag from Zara that can actually store everything and anything (wallet, deodorant spray, hand sanitizer, sunglasses…), it’s incredible! And I also found these comfortable khaki sneakers at Zara, and they are literally my favorite shoes at the moment.

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Want my look? Check these out!

T-shirt: $15.90 at Zara
Pants: $39.90 at Zara
Sneakers: $59.90 at Zara
Bag: $39.90 at Zara
Lipstick: “Amore Matte Covet  #19” – $8.99 at Milani Cosmetics

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by checking the Fashion section on my blog weekly :) Subscribe to Breakfast with the Beatles by clicking ‘Follow me by Email’on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out our blog  Garde Robe by Sidney and me, entirely dedicated to street-style.