We are all models

I never thought that one day I could be a model.

abpix-4bwIt’s still hard for me to believe but a couple of weeks ago I had a great time being a model. It is one thing to show a beautiful bag by itself and another to bring it to life through modeling.

Although I’m not a professional model why can I pretend to be?! We had a really fun time walking around Harlem, stopping by a coffee shop using Josephine Coffee Cozy and laughing with the Joyce’s Inside Out Patch Bag.

At the end of the day I realize that is not very hard being a model, you don’t need to be perfect or beautiful, just being natural and remembering to have fun!

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Meeting A. Bernadette

It’s been really a pleasure starting to be part of the A. Bernadette team. 621439_10151353695879155_37965765_o

After I left Africa, last January, I felt that I left something there and I always wished to find a connection to be closer with the African community. Suddenly, I met these two lovely girls that had fallen in love with Africa as I had.

Talking about Uganda makes me miss the people, the culture, the weather and the atmosphere. Andrea and Amber shared their passion by talking with students today about their amazing experiences. They encouraged these fashion students to join them in Uganda for an intense and amazing field experience. Working with the Ugandan artisans is more than a challenge it is life changing. I’m imagine the artisans working, learning new ways of producing but I’m also thinking about me, flying to Uganda and meeting this wonderful group, watching them at work and sharing their different experiences. This is a real cultural exchange where people are supporting each other in this common project.

If you are curious, like I was before my first visit to Africa, consider participating in the voluntourism trip that A. Bernadette is organizing for the upcoming January. You will never forget what it’s like to the travel in the heart of Africa.

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Landed in the Big Apple

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I never would have thought that after two years in Africa my next destistination would be New York. I left New York seven years ago and coming back I found a new City! NYC is really different and I have to admit I really like it. Day by day the City is becoming greener. People have started to use bicycles more frequently. They are much more interested in the ecological issues like starting a gardens, growing vegetables, herbes, ect, in their apartments.

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It’s this a step back or is this a new way to live our lives taking care of the world? Are the big cities able to fight against climate change and the consequences?

NY is a good example of how it is possible. So from this moment on I feel much more at home, bicycling around the city and growing my plants. If we watch our world with the same eyes and views the cultural borders become less.