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Beau Monde Society is a New York City based eco-focused fashion startup specializing in creating colorful fashion stories and event production. Our annual eco-collective, entitled Fashion Envie (Fashion + Environment + Life) highlights independent fashion designers and artists in a curated setting.

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THE PLAYGROUND: PT. 1

Since I began my fashion storytelling career, it has been a personal journey for sure. The source of my inspiration comes from events that have taken or yet to take place. As of December 2016, I felt a 28lb weight lift off my shoulders-- there became more clarity and a redefined purpose.
For this particular story, I wanted to focus on the early years of my childhood. It all began in the early 80s Nigeria at a preschool in the middle of an expansive university campus. It was a new world. New faces, smell, textures-- new rules. And all I wanted to do was explore. As a curious child, I was always thrilled to be able to learn and discover this new world growing around me.
There was one problem; My fair complexion. I stood out almost immediately upon arriving to my first day at school. Here begins my very first taste of bullying. All the names in the book were thrown my way and one stood out-- "Yellow Paw-Paw." It was painful. 
I had little choice but to rely on my imaginative mind to create new things out of broken twigs, sand cakes and God knows what else. I always found myself playing alone in The Playground. There, I felt safe. Alone but safe. 
Creating stories became my favorite pastime.  This story featuring Naomi serves as an introduction to some events that shaped me to become the creative that I am today. 

 

Designers: Blue denim top by @kahkti, pants, pattern skirt and sweater by @katiusciaa, white shirt by @69us
 

TEAM CREDITS:
Model: Naomi Charee

Photographer: Reece Williams

Makeup Artist: Make-up Shirley Chong of Make-up Pro New York

Hairstylist: @brittany.looks

Fashion Storyteller/Stylist: Jennifer Nnamani of Beau Monde Society