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Tan and Denim

You can never go wrong with tan and denim. The two go together like a good mojito and a beautiful beach sunset. The color combination also looks good on every skin and body type. It’s fun and classic, and there’s just something “rich” looking about it. I paired my $10 short romper I scored from […]

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Mango Gelato

I have a love-hate relationship with the Meatpacking Disctrict. I love the aesthetics of the small neighborhood. I enjoy dining and grabbing a cocktail or two at many of the restaurants. I’m in love with the cobblestoned streets even if I trip and wobble every other step. However, I typically despise some of the pompous […]

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Ready for spring

I keep saying that I’m ready for spring, but then again who isn’t? I actually didn’t let the winter bother me as much as it has in previous years. And I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve had the whole “rise and grind” mentality within the past year since I started Fanm Djanm. Running your […]

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The Muse of JB b.o.r.n.

The day after I approached Jonathan with my proposal to sell Fanm Djanm at his boutique, he told me he had to speak with me in his office. I followed up up the stairs with a thousand thoughts running through my mind. Finally I (halfway) shouted, “Don’t tell me you’re backing out of the proposal!?” […]

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Vintage and Leaf Earrings

It’s a freezing Sunday afternoon in mid February. Marie Pierre Jean-Baptiste has a rendez-vous with her lover. She rushes to their spot near Herald Square, where they held hands for the very first time under the flickering lights of the city that never sleeps. She wore his favorite hat. And she waited with eagerness and […]

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Blue and white stripes and polka dots

C’mon kids, it’s spring! Don’t mind the rain or the chilly wind this week. The sun will be shining again soon so let’s meet in the park! Grab your scooter or bike. Make sure you grab a bouquet of colorful flowers, and we can ride together. We will of course frolic and take full advantage […]

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It’s spring!

It’s spring! At least that’s what the weather pretended to be a few days ago. So I pulled out some of my brightest clothes and went for a stroll around Columbia. I wanted to match the spring flowers and sing with the birds. I wanted to smile at strangers and dance with the sun. I […]

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My African Hat

One of my current favorite accessories is my African hat purchased at the African market in Harlem. What I love about shopping at open markets is not mostly what I find, but how I find them. I love my interaction with the merchants. They’re all sweet people full of life. They’re creative, funny, and they […]

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