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Leather headwrap and basics

One of my ultimate Fanm Djanm headwrap is the “leather” one. The material is similar to some high-waisted American Apparel pants I purchased a few years ago. I love the texture of it, which makes the black a statement and less “basic”. I love to wrap it a variety of style, but this turban style […] Read more…

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Puerto Rico Lookbook

A stroll through Old San Juan in a sheer white dress and leopard print headwrap reminded me of how beautiful it is to be a woman. I was no longer “Paola, the dreamer”. I was “Lola, the conquerer”. Yes, I have a few alter egos. They set the mood. They take me places. That day, […] Read more…

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Le petit chapeau violet

Hats, I love hats. Big hats, round hats, floppy hats, sequined hats, vintage hats… Hell! I love hats that don’t even make sense. When I wear them, I feel like I’m playing a certain role. And each role comes to me based on how I’m feeling that day. I’ve always wondered why I like so […] Read more…

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Video interview with Fields Magazine

I remember the first time I got on a plane. I was coming to America. My hair was gelled down, slick to my scalp. I had on wide-legged Jordache jeans, a white top, and denim vest jacket. It was my favorite outfit at that time, and I wanted to look cool my first day in […] Read more…

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Crime fighting in Midtown

Flare sent the signal from Down Under. She was in charge of operating the computers this time, and she didn’t like it one bit. Dazzle, Pao Pao, and Bionica emerged aboveground, on the hunt for one of the most powerful sex trafficking bosses in North America. They’ve been studying his every move since he arrived in New […] Read more…

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Lost in Bermuda

Last year was adventurous. I was invited by Bermuda Fashion Festival to participate in their annual week-long fashion festivities this past July, and it was nothing short of amazing. I shared a guest house with models from Jamaica, California, and around the world. I mingled with international movie stars and fashion designers. I went on […] Read more…

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Brunch Culture

I love brunch. It’s such a silly thing to love, but it’s really the one time I really catch up with my friends to talk about everything without filter. We dress up to eat breakfast foods accompanied by cocktails in the middle of the afternoon. We speak loudly. Sit for an enormous amount of time. […] Read more…

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My first 2016 haircut

I have a new barber. I decided he was my new barber yesterday. He’s the second barber I’ve had in New York who has cut my hair more than once. It was also my second time in his chair. He smiled at me the same way he smiled at me the first time I came […] Read more…

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Fanm Djanm is going to Philly

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP Two Sundays ago, I hopped on the bus to Philadelphia to visit my dear friends at Catherine Marion to plan a fantastic evening for Fanm Djanm‘s customers and any ladies interested in learning how to grow their natural (4b-4c) hair. Abby and Ivie, the founders of Catherine Marion recently published […] Read more…

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Barefoot in Austin

Since I’ve started my entrepreneurial journey, I noticed that I need more breaks from New York City. There’s so much pressure in every way possible, and the more work I do, it seems like more is required to keep it afloat. Don’t worry, I’m not really complaining because I absolutely love what I do.  I […] Read more…

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