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This quote accurately delivers my opinion on Fashion. When I decided to start this journey.

Fashion starts in childhood. We instinctively love what is right for us”. Heritage Designs by Louise Erdrich, Minnesota. Vogue issue February 2021. 

I chose to introduce each blog with a snippet of memories from childhood, adolescence, and womanhood as a mirror for my Fashion and Beauty influences over the years. As the reader, you will discover more of my multicultural approach and the impact of my mother Zette on my style and elegance.

Frankly, 20 years ago, having ample “assets” and taller was not considered cool nor trendy yet, especially when you are a 13-year-old teenager exploring your body on your own in Port Au Prince Haiti, thank God for my baby face(lol) I must be honest my attributes were my biggest insecurities back then.


Leggings or trousers were my staple revenge clothing. I grasped these two garments as my shield over the years from accepting, embracing, loving my curves, and boy, I wore them a lot.

By now, I hope you are aware of the Z shopping steps. If not, it is okay. You are in the right place. These steps mentioned below are simple techniques I develop over the years to facilitate my shopping experience to ensure a comfortable and budget-friendly outfit.


 1 – Be confident with your body type (My case, tall and thick). Know your size and measurements in dress, pants, jacket, blazer, coat, bodysuit, shoes, undergarments, etc.

 2- Make a list of 3 to 5 favorite stores or brands retail or online. (I recommend a store that caters to all the pieces mentioned above.

 3- Decide on your outfit. Do you want to wear a dress or two pieces, a jumpsuit, etc?

 4- Determine1 to 3 shades (color block, pattern, or prints). 

 5 – have a mini-Fashion board on your phone or tablet with the desired outfit inspiration.

My favorite brands for leggings and trousers are Zara, ASOS, Topshop, Bershka, Mango. Leggings and trousers are always in style and trendy, perfect fit on every body type, a massive variety of colors, textures, and prints to choose from.


 Choose a statement necklace to add to your trouser +bodysuit+ blazer combo; it will add more sophistication to the finished look.

Blazers elevate the look instantly. One of my favorite clothes is many uses: from work, date, reunion, brunch with friends, you name it. Famous brands are H&M, Zara, INC, ASOS.



 Hat – kookaburra 79.99 USD purchase at Macy’s downtown Brooklyn is reversible.

 Trousers – Topshop leopard crinkle flare 50.00 USD purchased at Nordstrom NYC Flagship 

 Bodysuit – skims body essential mock neck sleeveless 68.00 USD.

 Booties – Steve Madden Fulton Camel Pat 49.00 USD on sale at Macy’s 34th street. 

 Necklace – Mother Zette heirloom.

The outfit details are described in the column before (price are subject to change).

Thank you so much for reading, I would love to hear from you so do not be afraid to reach out!



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