In addition to my regular 9 to 5 job I’ve been freelancing as a model and public speaker.For the past 2 Years, a brand that I’ve quickly fallen is love with is Fanm Djanm. Fanm Djanm in Haitian Creole means strong woman and is owned by Paola Mathé of the blog finding Paola. FanmDjanm is a brand that carries colorful and stylish headwraps. More than a shop, FanmDjanm has become a movement. The brand aims to empower women to be bold and beautiful. FanmDjanm has also utilized several campaigns to donate part of the proceeds to Non profits in Haiti.
Through FanmDjanm, I have met some of the most amazing women in NYC who frankly have become great friends. When FanmDjanm asked me to join them in Puerto Rico for a Spring LookBook shoot I simply couldn’t say no.
With only one day to spare, I spent 17 hours in Puerto Rico, YES 17. I arrived in San Juan where I met up with Paola, Kristia and our friend and Photographer Joey. Although 17 hours was not enough to savor the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico, I was able to walk around Old San Juan and share some great moments with my friends.
Check out the pictures below:
Photographer: Joey Rosado
Creative Director: Paola Mathé
Headwrap: Fanm Djanm
Models: Kristia, Mama Cax
We Strolled through the narrow cobblestone streets of Old San Juan admiring the quaint colonial buildings. Every street is filled with brightly colored walls which seem to conceal the secret to happiness.
We might forget the conversations,but we never forget the amazing people we meet on a journey.
17 hours of laughter, storytelling and sun ended near the coconut vendor. Alas! It was time for me to leave this dreamy place and go back home but the memories will forever be engraved in my heart …and a couple of polaroids 😉
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