Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Scotland 2 – Wife. Bride. Life.

In a nutshell, I’m a Canadian expat living in Scotland by way of Japan. This blog is about my experiences living abroad and my life as a woman and a wife. For a time, I anticipated writing about being a mother, but sadly that dream ended on 17th May 2010 when I went into premature labour and delivered a daughter, Isla. This is about what happens next.

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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – France 7 – Tanya in Transition

Tanya in Transition

Transatlantic move and wedded bliss. That’s my story. I left my job of 13 years to find happiness and self-fulfillment in France. My blog is about what follows!

Tanya

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with France and most things French. Included in this list is French food. Yes, the quintessential icon of French food/baking, le croissant, is one of my favourite indulgences. It doesn’t just end there. Other favourites include: duck confit, la mamie’s escargot at Christmas, rabbit (oh so cute yet oh so yummy!) and champagne! Non-food favourite things include: the Eiffel Tower; Moliere; the Seine; the Arc de Triomphe; the towns of Bonnieux, Chateauneuf du Pape; and the Sunday market in Coustellet.

Some of my friends find my French obsession to be a little strange. I was born in Jamaica and it seems a far stretch I suppose. But, there are two things at play. First, I spent most of my life in Toronto, Canada. It was in school in Toronto that I found this love for France. Lucky for me that I found a French man to help me cultivate my passion. Second, Jamaicans are everywhere.

The next stop for this Jamaican-Canadian: Nice, France!

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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – France 6 – your.private.shopper

Kristina Gisors is a stylist since 3 years in Paris.

After her BA, she decided to pursue cinema studies seduced by the unique aesthetic of this seventh art. To pay her study she had the chance to work as a dresser for houses such as JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, CHANEL and PACO RABANNE where she discover the magical world of fashion and started to think about a career in the fashion industry.

She had worked in PR with/for CATHERINE MIRAN press office where she had to be reactive and innovative, provide advice on how to deal with the news media, help designers to maintain a positive image and write the press releases.

Then she decided to fly to NYC for a year.

Back in France, She had worked heavily as Buyer Admin Assistant at LAMBERT & ASSOCIATES, a buying office in Paris who work with Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Holt Renfrew and Fenwick. She had the responsibility of cover all the fashion categories :

.Establish the administration of our clients.
.Organize their agendas for the Fashion Weeks
.Preparing buyer appointments and show invitations.
.Create a trend book on QUARK and find new hype restaurants and designers

As a stylist since three years, she had the chance to coordinate photo shoots, book studios and of course styling also had time to learn how to conduct models casting.

Since 3 months she is also a freelance journalist for CONDENAST FRANCE.

Her aesthetic and creativity has been on display in a variety of magazines including LURVE, BLINK, ESQUIRE, METRO.POP and most recently in WAD, here her portfolio www.kristinagisors.com and she have been recently interviewed by VOGUE.IT

She have a passion for fashion and had the opportunity to interact with very diverse cultures and always enjoy meeting new people.

Through her many experiences in fashion industry she had learned how to be inspirational and
motivational.

Through her blog -Your.Private.Shopper- she try to offer her informed and realistic vision of fashion.

Word by Danielle Ahanda

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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – England 12 – Natural Belle

Natural hair and style blogger since 2008; Belle of Naturalbelle is a British natural who documents her hair journey and highlights natural beauty and style in the mainstream. She describes her blog as “an online magazine inspired by natural hair and fashion with a bit of narcissism thrown in.”

Belle comes from a creative background in fine art and has spent the last 9 years working in fashion retail and, most recently, high end hairdressing salons that include Aveda and Hari’s salon in London’s most affluent areas. Belle has also worked as a freelance natural hair stylist specialising in braiding, working in the fashion and hair industry Belle has gained useful knowledge in haircare and trends.

Belle has been featured on numerous websites such as the Fashionbomb Daily, Style Pantry, BGLH, and Ebony Glam. Belle has also been featured in Blackhair magazine a major UK publication.
Her main aim is to inspire women to embrace their natural assets and highlight the beauty of all natural woman.

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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Republic of Georgia – The Other Georgia

The Other Georgia

This blog is meant to chronicle an experience–the experience of living in საქართველო (Georgia)–and to share that experience with the world. It is meant to be my creative outlet and my creative challenge. Hopefully I can successfully make it as fulfilling and enjoyable as I want it to be.

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