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WIWTW in the Maldives: Little Black One-piece

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, my parents surprised us with a vacation INSIDE a vacation (inceptacation) by bringing us to the Maldives for their 30th anniversary! We stayed on the Hulhumale island, exploring the nearby capital Male and the beautiful beaches surrounding the exotic location.

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The first thing I wanted to do with my sister Safiya, was to test the waters and go swimming in the clear blue ocean.

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Event: Beach Day in Hulhumale

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Because the Maldives is a Muslim country, there are certain customs that we had to respect at this particular Hulhumale beach: no bikinis. They have dedicated “bikini beaches” and resorts for tourists, but it just so happened that our island didn’t have one yet. I had absolutely no problem with following these rules, because we were the guests. (Please be mindful of this, whenever you visit a foreign country: be respectful of their culture.)

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Every girl needs that one swimsuit that will still be flattering no matter how much vacation food she ate, and this is mine, from Etam.

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I paired this swimsuit with a cute printed cover-up from Jennyfer and my Fendi sunglasses.

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And finally, these platform sandals from H&M‘s Divided collection finished off the look. These are really confortable, but I suggest you buy one size bigger than your normal size because H&M shoes tend to size smaller than usual.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Cover Up: $89.00 at Asos
Swimsuit: $128.00 at Asos
Sunglasses: $270.00 at Fendi
Sandals: $14.99 at H&M

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: Printed Culotte in Dubai

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 I’m in DUBAI with my family!!! I’ll tell you about that in another post, but let me just say how amazing it is to be with my parents, siblings, sister-in-law and baby nephew in one of the coolest cities on Earth. I wouldn’t trade it for the world :)

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Event: Lunch with friends at Dubai Marina

I know, I’m obsessed with off-the-shoulders tops but that’s because they look good on broad shoulders. Also I was feeling particularly feminine so I went for this cute ruffled top from Zara. I also borrowed my mom’s earrings she got in Beijing for a vintage feel.

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And then these culotte pants from Zara also, are to die for, because I got them on sale and they were the last pair! The floral print is so elegant, and the navy blue tassels give the vintage feminine vibe that I was going for.

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And finally my mother gave me these cute burgundy heels from JustFab that go perfectly with the burgundy accents of the culotte pants.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $49.90 at Zara
Culotte Pants: $39.90 at Zara
Heels: $39.00 at Lulu’s
Lipstick: “Devotion #14” – $8.99 by 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.

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

Khaki baseball cap

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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 & Géraldine

34 y.o & 32 y.o
Géraldine’s Instagram: @tellement_g

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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…