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.

 

Under my Umbrella with Jamais le Mardi

Well.. I’m officially a certified middle and high school English teacher !  That’s what I had been working on this past year and I’m finally able to enjoy my summer vacation. One of my favorite magazines Jamais Le Mardi reached out to me for their bloggers’ edition and I am so proud to show you what we worked out !

So first of all… @cosmacome on Instagram drew a caricature of me for Jamais Le Mardi. What do you think?

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Awesome right ?!

So for the collaboration, my favorite photographer Tatiana Vergnaud shot me in the rain, and the results were lovely. Check out the beautiful pictures and What I Wore for Jamais Le Mardi!

Event: Jamais le Mardi Bloggers’ Edition Photoshoot

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This is my absolute favorite jumpsuit to wear because it never goes out of style, it’s elegant, and it was customized! You can’t really see it under the jacket but this used to be a halter neck jumpsuit I got from H&M for NYE’ 16. The problem was that (believe it or not) the neckline was too low, and I just had to do something about it. So the halter neck was switched to two straps to give my chest more support. Also, I hope you like the popping colors of my New Look handbag and Zara heels.

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It was raining, so I had my clear umbrella by La Chaise Longue and wore this faux leather jacket from Zara. Initially, I wanted a real leather jacket but I finally settled for this one instead. Leather jackets are great for long-term wear, but for ethical reasons, I just don’t see myself splurging in a real leather jacket made from the suffering of animals. And yes I eat meat, but protein is necessary, leather isn’t. And before we begin debating if meat is necessary, I was a vegetarian for a long time but for health reasons I wasn’t able to continue a meatless diet. So anyway! I found this gorgeous piece of faux leather at Zara and it’s comfortable and it doesn’t even look fake.

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I said it once, and I’ll say it again: if you have nothing to wear, wear a jumpsuit because it’s an entire outfit in one. Then tie a belt at your waist for an effortlessly chic look.

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You can see the rest of the bloggers’ edition on Jamaislemardi.com !
©All photos by Tatiana Vergnaud

Want my look? Check these out!

Jumpsuit: $79.00 on Asos
Jacket:
$67.00 on Asos
Heels: $29.99 on Asos
Bag: $56.00 on Asos
Umbrella:
$24.00 on Amazon
Lipstick
: $6.00 – “Mama” at Colourpop

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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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Clairvine Make-Up Art x Garde Robe

Originally posted on GARDE ROBE:
Last week, Garde Robe collaborated with one of Lyon’s hottest make-up artists at the moment: Clairvine Ngono. Also known as Clairvine Make-Up Art, Claire uses her talent to accentuate her models’ beauty. Carefully choosing vibrant or neutral colors, Claire gave each of these young women sophisticated and gorgeous glam make-overs. – La semaine dernière, Garde Robe a…

Zahra Louise-Julie for OHEMAA

My friends Yannaty Kouyate & Murielle Nouatin created a new e-shop OHEMAA that sells African wax print clothes. OHEMAA‘s purpose is to promote fashion trends from different parts of Africa by selecting modern pieces by modern fashion designers. Ohemaa in Twi (language spoken in Ghana) means Queen. Yannaty & Murielle chose this name because it represents their e-shop’s ideology: simplicity, grace, elegance and the beauty of modern women in its entirety.

Clothes: OHEMAA
Photography: Flora Gaillard-Renzi // Website
Models: Zahra Louise-Julie, Yannaty Kouyate, Maya Westwick, Defah Mockey, Raphaëlle Tanoh

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Don’t you just love the bright colors and prints? Head over to their e-shop now to purchase a dress, jewelry or accessory for affordable prices (starting at €15!)

https://ohemaa-clothes.afrikrea.com/

I was the stylist for the UMWALI SS18 Fashion Show! // WIWTW

As I told you in previous posts, I’ve been busy with a lot of collaborations and projects for the past month. By far, this is my favorite one, because I made one of my dreams come true.

A few months ago, Nina Marlyn, one of my favorite fashion designers in Lyon, asked me to be the stylist for her upcoming fashion show at the Rwandan Cultural event, May 20th.  I was so excited and I had no idea if I would be able to do it, because this was the first time that I’d be styling models for a fashion show. If you don’t know what that means, basically I got to dress each model and style their outfits (from head to toe) using Nina’s UMWALI pieces from her new collection Umurage. There was a lot to do, there were 13 models (and even an 8 year old Naomi Campbell) but it was an incredible experience !

Make-Up: Sofia Endambela
Hair: Cutty’s Hair Design
Photography: Ph-A Paris

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To promote the fashion show, we did a photoshoot with Nina’s favorite pieces from her new UMURAGE collection.

Models: Aïcha Bardey, Ariana Wate, Zahra Louise-Julie
Make-Up: Sofia Endambela
Photography: Tatiana Vergnaud

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And at the end of the fashion show, Nina gave me this gorgeous dress from her new collection UMURAGE.  

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Event: UMWALI SS18 Fashion Show

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Yes, these gorgeous heels from Zara are back again, and they go with everything, so there’s another excuse to wear them ! Also, I was able to keep them on all night, so bonus points for comfort!

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This simple wax print detail is what makes this minimalist dress so unique. It’s just a peak, but it’s just enough to remind you of UMWALI‘s Rwandan heritage.

And as for the lip cuff… it’s a fake piercing of course ! I decided to trend this cute new summer trend for the fun of the outfit. I got mine in sterling silver for €2.50 at a local jewellery store. I bought another one that doubles as a fake septum piercing :)

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Want my look? Check these out!

Dress: €65.00 by Umwali
Heels: $39.99 at Zara
Lipstick: $6.00 – “Tulle” 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.

Cutty’s Hair Design NEW SALON Collab

Hello hello ! Glad to be back. I’ve been pretty busy lately with a bunch of collabs that I can’t wait to share with you.

A few weeks ago I met a beautiful soul called Claire, who’s a hair stylist for all types of hair. She is an expert at afro hair which is great because there aren’t a lot of salons that specializes in our hair here in Lyon. Claire asked me to come to her brand new salon Cutty’s  Hair Design in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon (72 boulevard des brotteaux) a few minutes from the Part Dieu mall. The hair salon doubles as a beauty salon where you can get your nails done from your finger tips to your toes by the lovely Valerie.

Hair: Claire Granola
Make-Up: Valerie Girard

If you want to make an appointment, send an email to contact@cuttyshairdesign.com or call 0472839187 (open from Tuesday to Saturday).  And get 15% off your hair style with this flyer !

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What to Wear to your Anniversary Dinner

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’ve missed you guys and I’ve missed writing on my five-year-old blog. I’m back with a new post, and this one is special because I got to collaborate with my friend Tatiana Vergnaud. She’s the one who took Sidney and my picture for the magazine Jamais le Mardi a few months ago. Tatiana is a gorgeous redhead, she’s always smiling, and more importantly her talent is just I N C R E D I B L E. She chose to do the photoshoot in front of the Historical Courthouse of Lyon, and I felt like a Greek goddess.

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Event: Anniversary Dinner with Sidney

Before I get into the fashionable details of this outfit, let me just say that I am so blessed to have Sidney in my life. It’s been two years, and we are still just as smitten as on the first day. To mark this special occasion, Sidney made reservations at this beautiful chic restaurant in Lyon 6e, called Le Théodore. The food was delicious and the environment was cozy. We absolutely loved it.

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Before the dinner, I was pretty nervous because I had absolutely nothing to wear. I needed something chic, comfortable and sophisticated, so I went straight to Zara.

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I tried on a lot of outfits, until I thought to myself, “Wait a minute. The easiest outfit to wear on a fancy date, is a chic jumpsuit!” Twenty minutes later, I was trying on this beautiful number and making my way to the cashier.

If you have nothing to wear, wear a JUMPSUIT ! It’s basically a top and a pair of trousers sewn together, leaving you with a glamorous one piece.

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Because the jumpsuit is very chic and minimal on its own, I wanted to add a fun touch to my outfit. So instead of a handbag, I chose to wear a robot box from Zara. Yes a robot box, you read that right. You’ve probably seen it in Garde Robe’s BLACK GIRL MAGIC photoshoot, but I also hijacked it for this event. YOU GUYS ISN’T IT PERFECT?!

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Finally, I chose beige sandal heels by Glaze to finish off the look so that the only contrast to my outfit would be my robot box.

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Also, this is the first time I’ve shown you my full blown afro that I’ve been taking care of for the past four years. Tatiana knew exactly how to capture it, and I’m in awe.

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All pictures were taken by Tatiana Vergnaud (on instagram, @tana_vrgnd). Show her some love, because she is absolutely lovely.

Want my look? Check these out!

Jumpsuit: $99.90 at Zara
Robot box: $69.90 at Zara
Heels: $40.00 at Asos
Lipstick: $4.80 (ON SALE RIGHT NOW) – “Mama” 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.

Black Girl Magic – SPRING Editorial ’17

Editors’ note: This Spring season Garde Robe has a story to tell. The story of the Black woman’s journey towards emancipation, self-acceptance and liberation. It’s time to celebrate women of color, just as we are. Our curly, kinky or wavy hair we wear as our crown. It’s the symbol of our journey from the moment we cut our damaged ends as we free ourselves from the shackles of society, up to the moment we catch our reflection in the mirror and declare “I am free at last.” Black Girl Magic is our dedication to our mothers, our sisters, our daughters and friends.

Models: Anlia Charifa, Mélissa Mary, Dominique Elenga, Françoise Petulay
Stylism: Sidney Lafrontiere, Zahra Louise-Julie, Fabrice Farnier, Lamine Gueye
Photography: Sidney Lafrontiere & Zahra Louise-Julie

Make-Up: Sofia from ‘So Beauty Institut’
Hair: Zahra Louise-Julie

THERE ARE MANY MORE PHOTOS, click here to see the entire editorial by Garde Robe: Black Girl Magic – SPRING Editorial ’17

© Sidney Lafrontiere & Zahra Louise-Julie