Posts Tagged‘France’

[VIDEO] My TEDx Talk “Don’t try to fit in: make the world embrace who you are”

Last month, I had the pleasure to be invited to take part of Tedx UBIWilz. Here are the thoughts I shared with the audience: How do you deal with the fact of not fitting to the norm? When you’re black and live in a world designed for men and white people? When you don’t look French enough although you feel every inch Parisian? How do you make the world acknowledge who you are? THE VIDEO IS BELOW  

Who are you Gayanée Pierre?

Gayanée Pierre, styliste

Gayanée Pierre, Stylist 1. What is a fashion professional? There are many and diverse professions in the fashion world. One of the most remarkable fashion experts was YVES SAINT LAURENT, who not only created Style and garments, but was also an haute couture creative genius. When we think of fashion, we all think of the “fashion designer” who we imagine in his atelier surrounded by fabrics, sketches and women with pins in their mouths crouched over sewing machines.   The designer is a true artist. He is a creator, an illustrator, and a tailor at the same time. He explains…

Breaking the Fast at city hall in St-Ouen

I had the pleasure of taking part in a special moment on the esplanade of Saint Oeun’s City Hall:  Bocar Niane of the An-Noor Association gathered all the city’s major players around an ecumenical feast breaking the Ramadan fast.   The lovely table set in front of City Hall including delicious chorbas (traditional lamb and vegetable soup) and tuna steaks and a tasty thieb bou dien (Senegalese rice and fish dish), along with classic desserts such as strawberry tart or very sweet  sweets like chabakias took our taste buds  on a culinary voyage. This cordial meal brought together guests from…