Lovely Looks: Balmain unleashes…

@TheJourneyToLovely X @Balmain for @ParisFashionWeek The Balmain RTW Fall/Winter 2019-20 show was beyond stunning. It was held at the Espace Champerret and as I exited my Uber, I was met with a host of paparazzi snapping away. I stopped, kind of intrigued that I was being photographed (felt more like Cannes than Paris). But quickly reminded myself that during Fashion Week, it’s glitz and glamour galore in the City of Lights. The show was scheduled to begin at 10:30 am and I was on time. I took a moment to scope out the venue and noticed some familiar faces, from A-listers to magazine editors and it-girls, all awaiting the impending spectacle. Before the final security check, I was standing right behind Vogue International Editor, Suzy Menkes, when it hit me, “you’re really here”. And so it began, attending my first Balmain fashion show. I sat down and the huge space … Continue Reading

Art of Lovely: Best summer fruits to keep you glowing!

We all know that fruits are good for your health, but do you eat the ones that suit you best? Fret not, we’ve selected the best fruits to savor this summer to get your hair and skin healthy and glowing! Although many foods are good facial masks, the best health benefit comes from their consumption. … Continue Reading

Art of Lovely: A Call for Equality with Marie Claire magazine at the UNESCO 🇺🇳

June 18th, 2019. UNESCO. Paris, France. A day of advocacy with Marie Claire Magazine and the ‘Connecting Leaders’ Think Tank to achieve equality at all levels and in all social, political and economical spheres. 🇺🇳 The call for equality: a vital human right. On June 18th, as a former intern of the UNESCO, it was … Continue Reading

Lovely Primping: my Top 5 French beauty products 🧴 🇫🇷 🧖🏾‍♀️

Hello lovelies, summer is finally here and with the sunny days ahead, it’s time to make some adjustments! Living in France, I always am amazed by the array of quality beauty products at our disposal, even in supermarket and drugstores. So here is a list of my favorite beauty must-haves to upgrade your beauty routines … Continue Reading

Lovely Icons: meet the beautiful Carmen Day!

This lovely, talented and inspiring young woman has an awesome story to share. Meet Carmen Day! Her testimony is one of resilience, perseverance and overcoming adversity to become the best version of ourselves. Her journey from a teen who’s been in trouble with the law to pursuing law as a profession, has aptly been coined … Continue Reading

Art of Lovely: unleash your inner Khaleesi!

With the final episode of Game of thrones came the end of one of television’s most popular and iconic series. It also ushered in an era in television where women’s roles and images were being painted with equal representation and authority in a medieval, male dominant setting. But in the last season, the empowered woman … Continue Reading

Lovely Spaces: Fashion Night Couture 2019

🌹Fashion Night Couture: A Celebration of the Arts in Paris 🇫🇷 As the Editor of the ‘Journey To Lovely’ platforms, it was truly an honor to attend such a phenomenal event in honor of the legendary artist, Pablo Picasso. Revered as the Father of cubism, Picasso heralded the celebration of beauty in all its forms, … Continue Reading

Lovely Icons: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

The Becoming Experience: On a tragic day when Paris suffered the devastation one of its premiere historical landmarks, the Notre Dame cathedral, it’s as if by grace, the city gained another Grande Dame. A living, soulful and monumental “Première Dame”, Mrs. Michelle Obama. Our Forever First Lady seemed to have arrived at the right moment, … Continue Reading

Lovely Icons: Meet the beautiful Ariel

Paris Fashion Week is the most exciting fashion event during which you can meet some of the most fabulous and interesting people. In my capacity as an interviewer at the Fashion Week Studio show, I had the pleasure of exchanging with some fascinating figures and insiders of the industry. But one who particularly stood out, … Continue Reading

Lovely Spaces: Karl’s Wintery Farewell (Chanel FW19/20 Collection) morning

The last collection created by Karl Lagerfled was presented to the public on March 5th. The emotion-filled, star-studded and highly anticipated show was an incredible hommage to the Kaiser of style himself, who sadly passed away in February of this year. Set in the majestic Grand Palais, a favorite of Mr Lagerfeld, the incredible show … Continue Reading