Carl Eric Jabouin on his Style, Inspiration and being Haiti’s Summer “IT” Guy

This summer, we decided to be a little different in picking our “IT” person. We tend to look at women when they walk in a room, and we’re all about celebrating female form. This time however, we met a unique Haitian we felt earned this spot. With his Basquiat-esque looks, and Pharell swag meet Carl Eric Jabouin… Summer’s IT guy!

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He is a man of few words, armed with a sharp tongue, and quirky opinions. Carl Eric is a breath of fresh air indeed.

photo 4When did you become a fan of fashion?

I’ve always been a fan of fashion, I just never knew it. When I was younger I even used to dress my dad every morning telling what I liked and what didn’t.

What draws you to fashion?

I just love looking good. It gives me confidence.

 What is your favorite item of clothing?

I’m a shoe guy.

Do you follow trends or do you prefer to have a timeless style?

I like to think I have my own style doesn’t matter if it’s the trend or not. If I like it, I will wear it no matter what people think about it.

Who is your favorite designer?

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Who is your biggest fashion influence?

I look up to Pharrell Williams and Will-I-Am. Clean cuts, bold colors and effortless.

What is your favorite girl’s clothing item?

I can’t say I have a favorite women’s apparel favorite. But I do love a girl who embraces different styles and changes her look up often. I like women with bold fuchsia hair, it’s sexy and shows confidence.

How do you decide what to wear?

On the spot. It’s easier that way.

 

Meeting this humble young man with a flare for fashion was a pleasure. His style reflects his unapologetic uniqueness. A quiet and cool confidence is always in. Whether roaming the streets of Montreal or spotted in Haiti, look out for this one!

 

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Colors, Confettis and Carnaval

When we were younger, Carnaval or Kanaval was mostly associated with costumes, bals masqués and such … Now, all the hype of getting ready for Carnaval goes into styling T-shirts.

Commercial T-shirts in different bright colors and neons, are worn in various styles: fringes, holes, sleeveless, strapless, deep Vs and open backs … to each it’s own according to their individual style:

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Trend: Mirrored Sunglasses

This spring mirrored sunglasses are a hot new trend!

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Whether on the runway or in the streets these cool sunnies are everywhere and a definite must have this season.

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Get them in different shades … and different colors …

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Picture sources: Refinery29.com and Vogue.co.uk

This Fall Nail Polish Collections Must Have

I’m usually an Essie girl when it comes to nail polish. However, this fall, OPI has 2 collection  that I’m dying to try: Germany and Skyfall collection.

GERMANY COLLECTION

This edgy yet chic collection is composed of 12 vibrant colors inspired by what we’re seeing evolve as “Europe’s newest fashion metropolis”. The color palette vary from aubergine to black olive, electric-lime yellow to sapphire, bright and dark shades of red, as well as various nudes and roses.

SKYFALL 007 COLLECTION 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 007, OPI created 12 daring and dazzling shades that are perfectly adequate for this season and the holidays to come. I know I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection!

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Chanel Fall 2012 Collecion

 

Picture Source :
opi.net.au
theminascope.com
body-soulbeauty.com
beautyworldnews.com