Yasmine is founder and CEO (eventhough she doesn’t like that term) of GARITE. Yasmine’s entrepreneurial spirit combined with her passion for fashion and sustainability made her the perfect candidate to start her own business. While her academic background lies in economics, her soul is all bohemian. Yasmine is a vegetarian going vegan and isn’t afraid to use organic toothpaste (the rest of us are) but she loves her Chanel and Hermes just like any other fashionista.
Sonja is a self-confessed scented candle addict, journalist in the making, a proud feminist and GARITEs very own social media geek. She is just as passionate about the latest issue of Vogue as women’s rights around the world. You can find Sonja on every social media website and she’s obsessed with news, news, news. She is practically glued to her Blackberry and iPhone. ”I do have this obsession about always being connected to the rest of the world. I don’t like to be too far away from a newspaper or wifi!” she says.
Baystream, GARITEs very own in house photographer, based in GARITEs hometown Nice. She takes the most creative, beautiful and colorful photos one can imagine, it is like everything she ‘takes photos’ of turns into gold… When she is not working as a photographer she is running Nice Life, a café in Nice with a sustainable focus, they only serve veggie food and every week they have workshops in everything from meditation to ‘how to grow your own vegetables’! GARITE Like!
Why not have a little sneak peek on her portfolio on www.sophiebaystream.com
And last but not least our Inspiration
Yvonne, our times IT girl in the 1960-70 Paris.
At the age of 16 Yvonne left her sleepy hometown Nora in Sweden for Paris in order to precede her dreams of becoming French. France quickly become her new home, and she spent her time shopping in exclusive boutiques on Champs–Élysées, eating Crème brûlée and just in general living the French lifestyle… And guess what she is still living her dream, as she todays spends her days in South of France.
Yvonne is not only working as inspiration/adviser for GRAITE she is also the buyer, which is the reason of GARITEs fondness of the 60s and 70s. She knows exactly what was hot and what was not and she is obsessed about vintage quality and materials, making sure GARITEs treasures comes with a high standard.
Thank you all for coming last night, it was a truly fabulous event, with 70s cocktails, live music by the lovely My Favourite Things and the most amazing cupcakes we have ever seen! For all you who missed out, you can come by for Swing Dancing tonight or why not book in your slot for a free Vintage Make-up makeover on Friday?
Bestest with your blog?
Mon Cheri is an inspiring blog with a nice mood, I would like people to feel that they are welcome and that we can have conversation and share our thoughts.
Describe your blog with 3 words?
Inspirational, dreamy and personal.
Who is Linnea?
Linnea is a girl who loves to dream and think about life, she loves old things and everything beautiful.
Other blogs you enjoy?
Silversaga, Drömma and Elsa Billgren.
Who inspires you and why?
I get inspired mainly by movies, I have favorite movies that I watch over and over again. I also get inspired by the character and what their clothing. When I see a new film that I like I seem to live in that world for some days and try to find items to match that particular mood. Right now I am very into a film called Resistance, a fictional film about the IIWW. I wish to find the perfect 40’s skirt and wear it with knits and boots, just like the main character does in the film. I get very into these things and would love to work with clothes and style in the film industry someday.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I would like to go back to the end of the 1900- century, and hang out with the Pre-Raphaelites. I love their art, their romantic and hopeful view on the future and life.
Best vintage/second hand item ever bought?
A pale pink 30’s blouse, its sheer with a Peter Pan collar and embroidery. I love it so much and been wearing it more than any other item in my closet, so unfortunately it is now ruined. But I am still keeping it, maybe I’ll frame it and hang it up as art one day.
Orange or white?
White for clothing, orange for lips! I discovered orange lipstick recently and I love it!
Jane Russel or Rita Hayworth?
Jewelry or shoes?
Jewelry. However I don’t wear that much jewelry though, and if I do I prefer wearing simple things, like a thin gold bracelet or nice hair clips. A dream of mine is to have a 20’s watch with a thin wristband and an art deco face.
Spring or Autumn?
Autumn, I love to dress warm, and I am more inspired to try new styles and dress up more in the autumn for some reason. It feels like you can have a brand new start and my mind seem to work better in cold weather, I just get so lazy in the summer.
Trend or vintage?
Vintage of course!
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Our new favourite place, Nice Life International! If you are passing by Nice in France you MUST pass by Nice Life, not only do they make the best smoothies and Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) they also make super healthy veggie food, woop woop. And it doesn’t stop there, every week they have inspirational events and workshops! GARITE ❤ Nice Life Concept!