5 Reasons Why You Should Wear Pink This Spring

This year, spring came with an attitude:  A sweet, romantic and day dreaming trend that will make you fall in love with pink.

With hues that stretched from blush to intense fuchsia, you will see that color very often around you.  Here are 5 reasons why you will chose to wear pink this spring and all thru summer.

It’s the trend.  Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks from around the world have display it.

Photo: Elie Saab, Spring/Summer 2017

Photo: Elie Saab, Spring/Summer 2017

It’s calming.   That probably reminds you of when you were a baby and all girly.  But pink is not just feminine, it’s also a very calming color.  Therefore as a growing up, there are several ways you can wear pink without giving the impression that you want to go back in time.  For example, with a blue jean, pair a nice pink blazer.

Photo source:  Dillards

Photo source:  Dillards

It’s a beautiful accent color.  If you not a pink fanatic, you might want to consider using this color as an accent.  Make a statement with your shoes for example.  There are so many fun styles out there that will spice up any outfit.  On the other hand, avoid too much or mixing too many different hues.

There is a shade just for you.   Despite all the reasons above, there is a danger you have to be aware of:  Not all shades of pink will suit you well.  Take in account your skin color when you are dressing up.  Some hue might be to close or too intense for your shade.  Not sure of which one fits you best?  Ask a friend for an honest opinion.  It’s always the best way to go.

Glitz, Glamour and Miss Haiti at the 74th annual Golden Globes

Once again yesterday in Los Angeles, California, the Golden Globes has honored the best in film and American Television.

If you like fashion, this event is certainly one way to discover the latest best and worst in the industry.  But here, we chose to bring you the best we’ve seen.

Photo credits: Getty Image

In all that glitz and glam, we spotted Sarodj Bertin,   Miss Universe Haiti 2010.

Photo credit:  Sarodj Bertin fan page

Photo credit:  Sarodj Bertin fan page

The Haitian beauty queen was glowing in a beautiful red strapless high-low skirt dress from Dominican designer Joel Reyes.  

Photo credit:  Sarodj Bertin fan page

Photo credit:  Sarodj Bertin fan page

6 of Suzana Sampeur's best outfits at Miss World 2016

When stylist Waina Chancy and fashion designer Viviane Valerius combine their talents to present a  beauty queen to the world, the result is simply extraordinary. 

The 65th edition of Miss World will wrap up this Sunday.  Here’s a throwback on the most beautiful outfits won so far by Suzana Sampeur, Miss World Haiti 2016, during the competition.

All photos credit:  Miss World Haiti

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Designer:  Viviane Valerius

Designer:  Viviane Valerius

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Styled by:  Waina Chancy

Suzana Sampeur
Designer:  Viviane Valerius

Designer:  Viviane Valerius

Miss Universe Haiti 2015 in a natural journey

Photo: Mark Veli

Photo: Mark Veli

After a full year as Miss Universe Haiti 2015, the beautiful Lisa Drouillard is still wowing us and this time with her new hairstyle.  Inspiring those who‘ve been reaching to go natural for a while now.

Photo source: X Pression Hair Weave

Photo source: X Pression Hair Weave

We’ve seen you in almost all type of hairdos and hair states!  How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for 6 months now and I am loving it! It is a lot of work for me at this point because not all styles can be achieved due to the length. It is long enough for a high bun but not long enough for a low bun.

What have motivated you to go natural?

My scalp is very tender, so putting in those chemicals burned me every time. Having enough of those uncomfortable moments I decided to go on my natural journey. It was great getting up and just needing to come it out but I’d rather wake up an extra 30 minutes earlier to unravel my twists than having a scab.

Did you have to big chop or transition?

Lisa Drouillard

I have been transitioning for 3 years or what my cousin would call it “fake transitioning”. I stopped texturizing my hair 3 years ago but due to beauty contests and modeling purposes, I would flat iron my natural new growth to blend in with my clip-ins. Therefore, I’ve been completely natural since March 2016, 2 days before my birthday. I big chopped at a salon Haiti because I was not around the industry that pressured me to have straight hair. Being home I felt more at ease cutting it off and boldly rock my new look.

What are the good and the bad sides of being natural?

There are so many for both categories. For me, the good sides are that you can create whatever style you want even if that means going bone straight for a few hours or for a special event. The most beautiful part about being natural is because you will experience the awkward lengths as your hair grows, you learn to start loving your evolution and being more confident in yourself. The bad sides: maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! Keeping your hair moisturized, keeping it away from clothes that snag on your ends, sleeping with a satin scarf, and my favorite wash days van be a pain. But when you look at how far you’ve come, it is very rewarding. 

A mistake natural’s make (I’ve made it myself) is comparing her hair to another naturals hair. This will happen because of course we are looking for inspiration. If she can do it, why can’t I. But we have to stop expecting it to look like the next person’s hair. We say “I want my hair to look like that” yes but when you big chop, you are on your own with hair that has a mind of its own!

A few days ago, in your Instagram you asked:  “All in favor of natural hair emoji?”  Are you sending a message or starting a movement in favor of natural hair?

I hope that is what I started. At first I was joking but then people started to text me and inbox me about actually creating it so, we shall see. I have no idea where to start but the internet is a great resource. Either way whether from me or another company it would be pretty awesome to have a natural haired emoji woman.

Photo source:  Instagram @itslisadee

Photo source:  Instagram @itslisadee

Can you share with us one big thing going natural have taught you about yourself?

It has taught me a very quick lesson on confidence and accepting yourself. It is not every day you will get it right. Natural hair at the very beginning of the journey is very unpredictable. The style may not turn out how you expected it to look but what matters is styling it differently, then going on with your day not letting your hair make you feel any less beautiful. It takes a very confident person to be un-bothered. People gravitate to a person that is self-sufficient…not in a conceded way but more in a way where the person is happy with who they are completely.

 

Haitian Beauty Queens at New York Fashion Week SS17!

Twice a year international fashion designers gather in New York to set the tone of our wardrobe.  Thanks to the participation of a couple Miss Haiti as model, this year we have been part of this big event.

Kiki Barth, the very first Miss Haiti to participate in Reina Hispanoamericana in 2008.  She modeled for well-known American designer Michael Costello along with model and actor Tyson Beckford.  

Photo source: Elle magazine

 

From September 9th to September 11, we spotted Tatiana Beaublanc, Miss Progress Haiti 2015 and actual face for “Janabi” of fashion designer Malva Junior (Massachusetts, USA).  After Kreyol Fashion Days 2015 in Guadeloupe, this year she walked the runway at the New York Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 for designers Lourdes Atencio (Dominican Republic), Maria Bethame (Senegal), Chandra Payton (USA) and the owner of the show, Andres Aquino.

Photos Courtesy of Tatiana Beaublanc

hoto Courtesy of Tatiana Beaublanc / Photo:  Karis America/Designer:  Chandra Peyton

hoto Courtesy of Tatiana Beaublanc / Photo:  Karis America/Designer:  Chandra Peyton

Designer: Chandra Payton/  Photo: Kharis America

Designer: Maria Behame/ Photo: Ali Rafiei

Burger with Beauty Queens

This week is “Le Burger Week” in Haiti! Alright, no relation between a burger and healthy habits.  But, for a week, why not indulge!  Especially if the chef is a Beauty Queen!

The OBI Burger -  Photo source: OBI Restaurant

The OBI Burger -  Photo source: OBI Restaurant

Nastassia Raymond,  3RU Miss Haiti 2014, is all about height and taste with her secret “OBI’s mama Dee” sauce on her  “Obi Burger”.  Assemble inside a homemade brioche bun, this burger is made of Cajun seasoned beef and chorizo patty, Pepper Jack and American cheese, honey glazed bacon, seasoned string onions, lettuce and tomato.  It’s served with seasoned fries and a beer.

"Oye Loca".  Photo source: Aztec Mexican Cusine and Bar

"Oye Loca".  Photo source: Aztec Mexican Cusine and Bar

Carolyn Desert, Miss World Haiti 2014, is determined to make us lose our mind with her “Oye Loca”!  A burger slightly fried and filled with cheese.  Covered with guava and rum sauce, fried egg, bacon, “hash browns” and served with French fries and a beer.

 

Starting today until September 7th, rather you are enjoying your favorite burger in Haiti or you have a crazy idea for a creation of your own, go ahead post a picture on Instagram or Twitter with hashtag #fansofmisshaiti.  You might have the chance to be featured on our page!