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Where does ABOUT PARIS LONDON come from?

People often ask where our name comes from. The idea of ABOUT PARIS LONDON started in 2013 when we got pregnant. A pregnancy that turned into an idea: starting an online fashion business where people could find “get-rid-of-the-box” funky clothes, accessories and games for children and adults.

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How long have u been running this company?

A website was registered in January 2014 and www.AboutParisLondon.com went live in May 2014.

At first, it started off as a blog about affordable fashion, but then immediately changed into a blog about daily looks of our baby girl after she was born on June 5. We gave her the name Paris-London.

In March 2016, ABOUT PARIS LONDON‘s online store officially became a fact! And obviously with affordable price tags.

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Nowadays, ABOUT PARIS LONDON is Amsterdam’s craziest online funky fashion store and offers the dopest styling services for young and old! 

Besides our exclusive fashion brand, we offer lots of custom designs. My magic hands do whatever they feel like, I guess. Call me Hans Kazàn.
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Who is your main audience?

 WE LOVE EVERYBODY. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you are. I don’t care what you do. The only thing I care about is..
“You betta get yourself some APL Gear.”
APL gear available in the webstore!

APL gear available in the webstore!

 
You can be 92 years old. You can be 5 or 27 years old. You can be a human being or an animal. I just don’t care! As long as you rock some APL Gear. Mi taki DUH!
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CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

Melanin Wonder: Why did you choose to represent children often in your brand?
Children are our future!

Children are our future!

Whitney Houston once said in one of her songs;
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity”
Diversity in media is very important. They need to see a reflection of themselves in our society.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
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We (Adults) need to be and give the right example to (our) children. Many of them ánd us deal with insecurities, low self-esteem, depression etc.
 
D'Shine (3), Inaya (4) & Avani Rosé (4) ABOUT PARIS LONDON x BADASS COLLECTION

D’Shine (3), Inaya (4) & Avani Rosé (4) ABOUT PARIS LONDON x BADASS COLLECTION

They need to EMBRACE themselves.
They need to LOVE themselves.
They need to BELIEVE in themselves.
That’s why REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

How did you come about your personal style?

In my mind, I always wanted to be and dress a certain way. In reality, it never happened. I dressed like Victoria Beckham (classy) and my hair looked like Kelis (mohawk).
Daphne in 2011

Daphne in 2011 the Old style.

Begin 20s, I started to change my whole image and decided to be myself, the person I always (already) had in my mind since I was a child: THE REAL ME.
THE REAL DAPHNE who stopped listening to other people’s opinion and followed her own path.
The Fashion Family, Daphne, her daughter and husband

The Fashion Family, Daphne, her daughter and husband

It was the beginning of my “transition” and the end of being trapped in a box that wasn’t meant for me.
That’s when the start of ordering clothes overseas happened. Back then, you couldn’t find a lot of crazy stuff in the Netherlands.
When it comes to clothes, accessories & jewelry, Holland wasn’t IT. So, I bought a lot of stuff from China, Japan, Korea, UK or the States. And that never stopped. My love for Asia is UNREAL.
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Who is your favorite artist?

Start looking up some K-Pop songs on YouTube. BIG BANG is one of my favorite boybands. 2NE1 was my favorite girlband. Unfortunately, they call it quits. MEH!

Where can people find your for advice?

Go and visit www.AboutParisLondon.com. We offer styling services and advice. We can help everyone. Like Aaliyah said: “Age ain’t nothing but a number.” And I ain’t talking about R.Kelly.

Photography by Filip Koludrovic

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What are some of your favorite places to shop?

I got a weak heart for Candy Lane Kidz, Dolls Kill, Leni + June, Lyrics4Lyrics, Même Kidswear, OppoSuits, Y.R.U., Zalando.. and the list goes on and on and on and on.
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Have you ever thought of showcasing in Fashion Shows?

We were asked plenty of times to participate fashion shows in the Netherlands and the UK. We decided to have our “own” first fashion (style) show in Amsterdam. Sooner than you think! So, stay tuned!
And ofcourse, we will look out for (kids) models on social media. So, be prepared to receive a DM from APL.
“We gon’ slide in your DM.”
 
So, don’t forget to refresh your “Berichtverzoeken” once in a while.
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What are your plans for the NEAR future?

• We will launch APL MODELS: Amsterdam’s first diversified kids agency.
• We will have our first fashion show.
You better be at our first fashion show. It’s going to be LIT! #FamkeLouiseVoice
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What do you think of people who frown upon your style?

I live in my own crazy futuristic world. I always smile. Even when it’s negative. I’m very open minded. I just got that “I don’t give a F#%K about what you think of me” attitude and I try to raise my children the same way. I want them to be themselves AND believe in themselves. We’re just a crazy, happy family minding our own business.
“Do what you gotta do and we’ll do what we gotta do: being silly, crazy and most important.. ourselves.”
GET RID OF THAT DAMN BOX! 
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EFE venue – The new HotSpot for the creative in-crowd

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EFE; A creative work venue for ENTERTAINMENT, FASHION & EVENTS in Amsterdam. Rentable Open Space for Events ( birthday parties, fashionshows, performances, screenings and more..

Photographer: Vern Wall Arnemann

Photographer: Vern Wall Arnemann

Black, Classy, Sleek, Sexy, Vibes, Fashion, Creative, Dreams, Aesthetic, Sway, Network Soiree, Place to be!

These are a few words that come to our mind, when describing EFE! 

On the 23rd of november, EFE opened its doors by throwing an official opening soiree. It was a classy gathering of creatives, models, photographers, artists, business owners and socialites. And no, this even did not take place somewhere in Atlanta, New York, Tokyo or Dubai, but in Amsterdam!

The Dutch multicultural and creative scene, needed a platform like EFE since forever, and we are glad it has finally arrived!

Photographer: Vern Wall Arnemann

Photographer: Vern Wall Arnemann

The Mastermind behind EFE is Tingy Lingy Yves, the renowned Libra man you cannot forget.

Together with his knit tight team, consisting of Nella Ngingo & Fabrice Monteiro, he created a concept of a creative working space and event venue, where creatives and the common man can manifest their ideas. Trusting Nella’s background as an established supermodel, Yves creative mastermind & eye for interior design and Fabrice’s networking skills, we believe this concept is on the highspeed road to being a great success.

Looking for a place for your birthday bash, fashion show, photoshoot location, Baby shower, YouTube show, catwalk training, workshop space, presentation, network event or any other creative plans?

Then book your venue: www.efevenue.com / info@evevenue.com 

JOIN THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

@EFEVENUE

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De KROON

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On the sixth of May, 2019 something horrifying happened. The Dutch lifestyle and fashion TV show allowed one of the cast members to make racist comments about Afro and kinky curly hair.

This exploded in a negative in all the news platforms and many if not all black and brown men and women were grossly offended. Robin Ramos (20) and Kymani Ceder (19) wrote a poem as a response. They used the poem as a positive representation by, from and for the Afro-Dutch community. The goal is to use the movie “The Crown” (De kroon) created by Robin and Kymani to create awareness and free the Black community from the chains of stereotyping of Afro hair.

Footage from the short film – de KROON

Robin and Kymani chose to form the video as a school assignment with a theme family.

Robin Ramos

Kymani Ceder

Using ‘Black hairstyles’ as a point gave them the inspiration to show different historical and tribal connotations involving Afro hair. In many cultures, it is still a way to be in contact with the ancestors. Besides braiding, is doing hair an activity done throughout time and has it has been a signature activity in black families.

The short film portrays a paradox time-machine with precolonial impressions. It takes you on a journey back to the age of where the traditional braids were used to connect the past with the present.

The movie is a re-enactment of history acted out by present-day Dutch Africans. How do Dutch Africans experience their African identity after the physical alienation that has taken place after slavery? How do they feel about their hair now? How do we feel during and after watching the short film?

Around 80 people were involved by the making of the short film: De Kroon. Some well-known artists and actors from the Dutch entertainment such as Sylvana Simons, Veronica van Hoogdalem, Digitzz, Clarice Gargard and Guillermo Babel.

Sylvana Simons & Robin Ramos

“De Kroon” is a poetic storyline about the relationship Afro Dutch citizens have with their natural hair and hairstyles. The Natural Hair movement is becoming more and more visible in the world. And we are loving it.

For all readers from the Netherlands: Want to read more about the backstory and behind the scenes, straight from the creator/inspirator of this video? click here

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Introducing graphic art by Daniel Nizzy! CRAZY TALENTED!

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‘The beginning is always tough, but always have in mind what you can achieve when you get there” – Daniel Nizzy

The artist himself

My name is Nwabueze Chukwunonso Daniel, I am from Anambra state(Nigeria), the 2nd child of my family. We are a family of 4 actually, 3 boys and a girl. 

I attended air force secondary and graduated in 2015. Now, I am a student of the University of Agriculture Makurdi.

I just had a love for cartoons and artwork, I had a passion for it. I went into graphics right after my graduation from secondary school. I focused on cartoon graphics mostly. And as of 2016, I looked more into it. Although I wasn’t that good at it…

When did you discover you had a talent for Graphic Design?

Well, I can’t actually say. I just had a love for cartoons and artwork back then. I was an artist and I loved drawing and sketching as well!

“The talent was already there, I just had to improve on it.” – Daniel Nizzy

Who inspired you to start graphic designing?

I had so many inspirations. People online were the most inspiring though like Kingston, Madskill Jeremy and so many others. During that time my designs were not as good as theirs. So I put more work into it because theirs were already awesome. 

Did you study to become a graphic designer or is it a natural talent of yours?

Study? Kind of! I guess online videos and YouTube videos were one of the things that guided me. The talent was already there, I just had to improve on it.

Daniel Nizzy – Graphic designer

What are your goals with graphic designing?

I would like to work for well-structured companies. A nice pay would be very nice too. I would like to take graphic designing to a whole new level because it has helped me a lot in my life.

How many hours does it take to make 1 logo or 1 portrait?

It depends on what the customer wants. Because being a graphic designer, creativity is needed and much thinking too. I can’t really say any design has a specific timing. But as for portrait, an hour or more is okay, without any distractions or interruptions.

 

Daniel Nizzy – Graphic designer

How can fans contact you?

They can reach me through my personal mobile (08160309746) (Nigerian Line) or they can hit my inbox through my Instagram handle @daniel_nizzy, Or they can reach me through my place of work which is at ‘Meeting Point Photography‘ based in Nigeria.

Any advice for others who want to become a graphic designer?

The beginning is always tough. But always have in mind what you can achieve when you get there. Just keep pushing. If you need any assistance, you can always send me a Direct Messgage.

Find him on Facebook to enjoy his art: OG NIZZY JFK

 

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