BE YOUR OWN HERO collection by Laure Art

If you haven’t heard of Laure Art, then now is the time for you to get to know her. She is a talented fashion designer with a vision for the African Diaspora. When we went out to lunch, Laure explained to me that by revamping her brand, she wanted each of her pieces to tell a story. Laure’s F/W17 collection Be Your Own Hero is a series of colorful and vibrant wax print clothing. She also told me that there is an entire background story behind each outfit. She wants every woman to feel confident, beautiful and important when they’re wearing her pieces.

ModelsYvanna N’tonga & Zahra Louise-Julie
Style: Laure Art
Photography: Jean Fotso

Working Woman

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Follow Laure Art on Instagram & Facebook
Check out Laure’s Afrikrea boutique online
Purchase your own pieces from Laure’s collection on her website

 

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Vintage meets Modern: I styled Adé I

I’m sure that some of you may remember the Partagez le Secret‘s Beauty & Tasty event that I attended last year. I recently collaborated with PLS founder Adé I and we created something AWESOME !

We decided to film a vlog together (coming soon!), documenting our fashionable day. The best part? I got to style Adé I and myself for the photoshoot. But first, we headed to Cutty’s Hair Design salon at 72 Boulevard des Brotteaux, in Lyon. Claire did our hair and make-up, and she did a great job !

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Vintage #ootd

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Dress: My mom
Shoes: Zara
Style: Zahra Louise-Julie
Hair & Make-up: Cutty’s Hair Design salon
Photography: Safiya Louise-Julie

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Modern #ootd

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Jumpsuit: Zara
Robe: Zara
Style: Zahra Louise-Julie
Hair & Make-up: Cutty’s Hair Design salon
Photography: Safiya Louise-Julie & Zahra Louise-Julie

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RoseGal Wishlist // Summer Sales !

Hey guys ! I hope you’ve all rested well and you’re ready for September. I start my teaching career tomorrow, and I’m super excited ! One of the things that I like to do before I start a new school year (whether I’m a student or a teacher), is to get a few basics and indispensables (must-haves) as the French would call it.

Rosegal is another online store that sells cute clothes and accessories for really low prices. And if you’re looking for the perfect outfit to end the summer with, how about Rosegal? They have pink flower dresses, stylish palazzo pants and asymmetric skirts that are totally in!

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So if you want new clothes, why not take a look over here? The Summer Sales are still ongoing, and EVERYTHING is 33% off. Use my code RGEN for another 10% off!

Here are some of my favorite Rosegal pieces:

 

 

Jewellassy // Wraps, Chokers and Corset belts

If you know me, then you know that I love anything that has to do with African fashion. My friend Massy is from Côte d’Ivoire and she makes stunning jewelry, headwraps and corset belts, using colorful wax prints from the mother land. My personal favorite is the dashiki print wrap.

You can purchase all of these on Massy’s e-boutique: tictail.com/s/sornanbi !

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Get your headwraps and jewelry here: tictail.com/s/sornanbi !

Strobing with Raihane + OOTD

Hey guys ! I’ve been pretty lucky these past few weeks because I got to collaborate with so many talented people. Recently, I met make-up artist and Youtuber Raihane, and we decided to do a video for her Youtube channel (it’ll be up soon) !

I kinda knew Raihane already, because I was already friends with her older sister. But what I didn’t know, is that I already saw her in this hilarious video by Solfa: Korean Girls Get Western Make-up. Raihane is the make-up artist behind the Korean girls’ looks in this video, and she did an incredible job!

So Raihane wanted to try out the “strobing” technique on me. I didn’t even know what it was, and kept calling it “stroboscope” (don’t ask why), but now that I know what it is, I love it! According to PopSugar, strobing “focuses exclusively on highlighter, applied where light would naturally hit your face (so, your cheekbones, brow bones, the center of your forehead, down your nose, and on your chin)”.

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Because my make-up was going to be all about strobing, highlighting and shimmery glitter, I decided to go for a more minimal and classic outfit.

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I paired a plain black bodysuit from Pull & Bear with striped wide-legged pants from Bershka and platform sandals from H&M. 

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Yes, I’m wearing a gold choker on my arm. I really needed a chunky arm cuff, so I just tightened this choker from PrettyLittleThings, and voilà!

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These bold but minimal earrings are from ZAFUL. They’re my absolute favorite pair of earrings to wear this summer!

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Here’s another cute golden bracelet from Women’s Beauty by N., paired with a white mini purse and a vintage brown scarf tied on it.

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Make sure you head over to Raihane’s Youtube channel and subscribe!!! She gives amazing make-up tips, she vlogs and she’s hilarious. Our collab video will be up very soon (I’ll repost it on Breakfast with the Beatles as well) so stay tuned!

Want my look? Check these out!

Bodysuit – now on sale!: $7.00 at PrettyLittleThing
Pants: $35.00 at Asos
Sandals: $35.00 at Asos
Purse: $269.62 at Nordstrom
Earrings: 
$3.61 at ZAFUL
Arm cuff: $26.00 at Asos
Bracelet:
$5.00 at Women’s Beauty by N.
Lipstick – “Rags to Riches” now on sale!
: $4.55 at NYX

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by subscribing to Breakfast with the Beatles. Click on the ‘Follow me by Email’ button on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out Garde Robe an international street-style blog by Sidney and me.

Jeunes et inspirants #1 : Zahra Louise-Julie

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J’ai décidé de partir à votre rencontre dans « Jeunes et inspirants », car inspiration et motivation ne se trouvent pas que sur internet, mais aussi tout autour de nous.

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Je crois que dans la vie, on ne peut réussir qu’en prenant des risques et en sortant des sentiers battus. Oui, mais voilà : parfois, il arrive qu’on se perde dans ses objectifs ou dans le chemin à prendre pour y arriver. C’est dans ces moments précis que des « mentors » peuvent s’avérer utiles. Un mentor c’est une personne qui a de l’avance sur le parcours que l’on veut suivre. Ça peut être un sportif, un politique, un influencer, un acteur, ou même un personnage fictif, qui, pour un trait de caractère ou pour quelque chose qu’il a accompli, nous donne une motivation supplémentaire quand on manque d’inspiration. On peut avoir plusieurs mentors qui…

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Bleu, Blanc, Rouge

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.

Last Saturday night, I got to hang out with my sister Safiya and my beautiful friends in the city of Lyon. Since Safiya just moved to France, I’ve been showing her the ropes of how to do the French Apéro, which is a fancy way of saying pre-drinking. Except, we do it the French and sophisticated way: we have a glass of wine (rosé or sweet white wine if it’s summer, and red wine when it’s winter) accompanied by a variety of cheese and dry sausage.

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Then we met with my talented friend Tatiana Vergnaud, who is also a photographer, and we had a cocktail each. After that, we met up with more friends at Ninkasi, a hot spot for delicious burgers and beer. After feeding ourselves, we finally got to the town center and had the most decadent pink milkshake cocktail at the L Bar. By pacing yourself on Saturday night, and making sure you’ve eaten, you won’t end up drunk by the end of the night, and even better, you won’t wake up with a hangover !

Event: Apéro & Bar-hopping with friends

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This is one of my favorite tops to wear: I got it on sale at Zara (bae for life) and it’s a wrap-tie shirt. I love the elegance of having a bow hanging from the side of this shirt, and I especially like the off-the-shoulder look. I chose this blue-striped one because I felt like the blue would make a great contrast with my skin (there was baby pink, sky blue, navy blue and white).

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I’ve had these white lace shorts from Stradivarius for three years, and they still haven’t gone out of style. Stradivarius is one of my favorite stores, but they closed down in Lyon unfortunately. These shorts are perfect for when it’s too hot to wear denim. They’re casual enough to wear during the day, and lacy enough to wear in the evening. These Nike huarache sneakers are the perfect balance to an otherwise formal outfit.

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I love wearing color these days, so I got out my red leather purse that a Tuareg friend from Niger gave me. Just look how it matches my Colourpop lipstick ! And I don’t know if you recognize these gold earrings I got from Zaful for less than $4, but they are the minimalist touch to any outfit you can think of.

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And recognize these sunglasses from Rose Carbone ? I love to wear them on any occasion, and even though I wore them for about 30 minutes (the sun set soon after this photoshoot), I felt so glamourous. Can you tell ?

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All pictures were taken by Tatiana Vergnaud (on instagram, @tana_vrgnd). Check out her gorgeous pictures, because she is SO talented.

Want my look? Check these out!

Shirt: $55.00 on Asos
Shorts: $27.00 on Asos
Sneakers – on sale now! : $89.97 at Nike
Purse – on sale now! : $95.00 on Asos
Earrings:
$3.61 on Zaful
Sunglasses: 
$23.00 on Asos
Lipstick: $6.00 – “Creeper” at Colourpop

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by subscribing to Breakfast with the Beatles. Click on the ‘Follow me by Email’ button on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out Garde Robe an international street-style blog by Sidney and me.

Get dressed with Babyonlinedress // Robes de soirée 

Je ne sais pas pour vous, mais la plupart de mes ami(e)s se marient cet été. C’est la saison de mariage: le beau temps, l’amour, les robes fleuries… Que vous soyez l’invitée, la demoiselle d’honneur ou la mariée, vous trouverez la robe de soirée parfaite sur le site de Baby Online Dress !

Robes de soirée pour mariage

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Robes de soirée longues

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Rendez-vous sur Baby Online Dress pour trouver ton bonheur !

Women’s Beauty by N. // Bijoux à petits prix

J’ai récemment découvert la page Facebook de la boutique en ligne Women’s Beauty by N., entièrement dédiée aux bijoux. Nadine Etheve, fondatrice de cet e-shop m’a envoyé  trois articles tendances. Le meilleur dans tout ça? La qualité pour des petits prix. Vous pouvez passer votre commande via sa page Facebook ou par message privé sur son profil Facebook. En plus, vous pouvez vous faire livrer partout dans le monde ! J’ai testé, j’ai adoré, donc cet été n’hésitez pas à vous faire plaisir avec les jolis bijoux de Nadine.

I recently discovered a brand new online jewelry store Women’s Beauty by N. on Facebook. Founder of the e-shop Nadine Etheve sent me three trendy pieces. The best part of this is that they’re good quality and they’re cheap! You can place your order on her Facebook page or by sending her a private message on her Facebook profile. You can also opt for international shipping. I tried it out, I loved it, so treat yourself to Nadine’s beautiful jewelry this summer!

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All jewelry available on Women’s Beauty by N.

 

Rose Carbone x Garde Robe

This summer, we got to collaborate with Frank Meunier, designer and mastermind behind French brand Rose Carbone. We were warmly welcomed by his assistants Christophe and Karelle as we entered vintage paradise. Check out our exclusive photoshoot with Rose Carbone as well as our interview in their bloggers’ edition!

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This summer, we got to collaborate with Frank Meunier, designer and mastermind behind French brand Rose Carbone. We were warmly welcomed by his assistants Christophe and Karelle as we entered vintage paradise. Check out our exclusive photoshoot with Rose Carbone as well as our interview in their bloggers’ edition!

Cet été, nous avons eu l’opportunité de collaborer avec Frank Meunier, le créateur et styliste de la marque française Rose Carbone. Nous étions très bien accueillis par ses stagiaires lors de notre arrivée au paradis du vintage. Retrouvez notre shoot exclusif avec Rose Carbone ainsi que notre interview ici!

All items available on www.rosecarbone.com
© Photos by Garde Robe

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