lundi 3 octobre 2011

Moving on

Thanks for the support during the Afropeenne time. I've decided to move on and create a new blog: Profile.
The chic pragmatist
See you!

jeudi 8 septembre 2011

Harmony and dissonance

Here bellow is grunge in all its glory codes: the plaid, baggy, slouchy clothes, dark colors with a touch of burgundy red, leather boots.

To be honest, I'm over the whole grunge "uniform" but its influence is still deeply rooted in my fashion imaginery and way to dress. There's often an hint of slouchiness in my outfits, it's never completely and perfectly done.

There's always a dissonance that brings my idea of harmony. Wether it's a shirt hanging instead of being quietly tucked in, a batik print, tough flat boots or a cheongsam dress.

Yes, I do pay attention to what I'm wearing and the contrasts in the architecture of an outfit are planed, resulting from my tastes, cultural background. 

Growing up listening to Nirvana's "Nevermind" in West Africa shaped up as much my way of dressing now as my Carribean roots and living in a multicutural city like Paris. 

Beyond trends, there are always some traits which outline a personality and that's what I try to cherish. 

It's so easy to get trapped in a fashionable yet anonymous uniform, what do you rely on to bring out your personality?
Is it about hair, make-up, accessories?
Do you have a peculiar attachment to an era's style? A fondness for an artist that is translated to your own style?

PS: I'm still obssessed by the Y's boots featured in this ed...

"Cosney Island'  from Jalouse September 2008 - Jalou Gallery

dimanche 4 septembre 2011

The difference a year makes

Dear readers,

I got officially older a day ago.
These past weeks, my mind kept going back and forth, analyzing my situation and goals for the future. Where I am now and what I want to achieve in the years ahead. Quite banal.
Yet, for the first time in my adult life, my hopes are tinted with fears regarding my health. I'm sure everything will be alright. It has to.
Still my priorities are changing.
I want to keep this blog. And I want to keep it light hearted and headed.
I also do not want to deal with  the business mails, spams, scams and other inconveniences.
For me this medium is not a money opportunity, a step to 5 seconds in the spotlight. Others do it far better and good for them. 
This blog is a personal space and I want to share it with people who truly care.
That's why at the end of this Sunday, my blog will be opened to the persons willing to enjoy it.

Thanks! Merci!


My Space

Another inspiring Jalouse ed.

Jalouse n° 107 février 2008
From Jalou Gallery

samedi 3 septembre 2011

Block A

I threw away a lot of old magazines and  among them a series of Jalouse, a French magazine I used to buy frequently about 4 years ago. Though I lost interest in this mag, several eds produced over the years during which I was a frequent reader are among my favorites.

Here bellow is "Block A" from the september 2007 issue.

The styling is still amazing in a perfect for the first chilly Fall week-ends way.

A blazer over a shirt with cargo trousers and boots is a combination I 'll be, I think, forever attracted to.

Jalouse n° 103 - Septembre 2007 from the Jalou Gallery

lundi 29 août 2011

Tenue du jour - Hip hippie Monday

jacket: Uniqlo /shirt and scarf: h&m/ skirt: Comptoir des Cotonniers/shoes: André / bag: YSL

I have a few days off (yay!), so I'll post a bit more. 
Here's what I wore today. 
I love that Comptoir des Cotonniers skirt that I got in a consignment store a couple of years ago but find the print and colors to be a little overwheming especially when I wear it with another colorful top. 
So to tone down its boho vibe, I teamed it with a shirt and a blazer (which was much needed considering the low temperatures for August) to give a tailored edge to this outfit.

dimanche 28 août 2011

Outtakes: 3 Summery dresses and 1 chilly outfit

dress: h&m
sandals: André
bag: YSL

dress: Etoile IM
sleeveless  tee : Petit Bateau
shoes: André
bag: YSL

dress: Uniqlo
bag: Celine
shoes: André

sweater: APC
jeans and belt: h&m
bag: Céline
shoes: Lanvin