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Style: Monique in New York

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Introduce yourself!
M: My name is Monique Brissett from Brooklyn, NY.  I am a Nurse, Handcrafted Jewelry Designer of Lilette Jewelry and Business Owner of Shop.com/Moniqbr.

What is your style philosophy?
M: My style philosophy is be free, be you, at a bargain even better lol (thrifting gal)

How would you describe your sense of style?
M: My style doesn’t cater to one theme, I would say it is tribal glam girl with simplicity and comfort. You have to be comfortable with what you wear to exude confidence and attitude for the rest of the day.

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What is your process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
M: My process of deciding what to wear in the morning is selecting one key piece and working around it.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
M: Favorite 3 things for the Fall, which is my all time favorite season: my father’s vintage Marine, green cargo oversized jacket; bold and detailed (print, pattern, embroidered) sweatshirts and a pair of detailed boots. I like statement pieces.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
M: Favorite stores: boohoo.com, Asos.com. choies.com, ebay.com, Salvation army, Goodwill. And Lilette Jewelry of course 😉

How long have you been natural?
M: I have been natural my whole life. I never ever wanted to relax my hair and I went against all my mother’s attempts to do so during junior high school. I was always proud and happy for standing up to that decision. As a little girl after my mother shampooed and conditioned my hair, I used to run and stay in mirror for 5 minutes happy to see and play in my hair and curls. I never wanted to stop getting that feeling.

What is your signature hairstyle?
M: My signature style is wearing my hair out or in a frohawk. I love the way bantu knots and cocoon curls look, especially on 2 or 3 day old hair with a few touch ups in some spots. I wear those out and use a pick to make them bigger. I might lose some definition but that’s fine with me, the bigger the better.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
M: My styling regimen over the course of a month includes deep conditioning every 2 to 4 weeks with egg, mayo, oils (rosemary, lavender, jasmine), coconut oil and avocado or banana. I shampoo with Crème of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo or Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. I co wash with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Reconstructor or Herbal Essences Hello Hydration every week or two, depending on if I want to ruin a 2‑day hair style lol. I love big hair and I achieve that the most on old hairstyles. Styling usually consist of bantu knots, cocoon curls and two strand twists with shea butter (one of my best friends). After those run their course well-conditioned buns using Shea Moisture Curl Milk or Smoothie, shea butter and coconut oil or olive oil spritz is my go to.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M: You can find me on Instagram: @Glamourgirl_mo  and Twitter: @Glamourgirl_mo  @Lilettejewelry. Tumblr: Glamourgirl-mo.tumblr.com. Lilettejewelry.com(the blog  is featured on the site)

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Chocolatecurls
Chocolatecurls
7 years ago

Omg! Has anyone ever said that you favor Hillary from Fresh Prince of Bel Air? She was always chic as you are. Fab looks Doll!! Take care. 🙂

Monique
Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  Chocolatecurls

Thanks! I have actually heard that Karyn Parsons reference before 🙂

Redseouls
Redseouls
7 years ago

Lovey lady with lovely hair and style!!

Monique
Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  Redseouls

Thank you!

Ki L
Ki L
7 years ago

I live in Brooklyn too. Do you sell your jewelry in a store or Internet only?

P.S., you’re very pretty. I love your style and hair!

Monique
Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  Ki L

Internet only for now, at http://www.Lilettejewelry.com. Thank you! I appreciate that 🙂

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

She’s beautiful

Antoinette
Antoinette
7 years ago

Love all your styles! When you have your hair in a bun though your facial features shine!! You’re so beautiful

Monique
Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  Antoinette

Thank you!!

ebony
ebony
7 years ago

u my dear are fresh!!!!!

Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  ebony

Thanks! 🙂

alice
alice
7 years ago

GREAT STYLE AND FABULOUS HAIR.

Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  alice

I appreciate that, thank you!

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Very pretty!!

Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  Camillia

Gracias 🙂

shannysue
shannysue
7 years ago

Fab style and I love the dark red haircolor! What is it? 😮

Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  shannysue

Thank you! its Revlon Medium Auburn 42

B
B
7 years ago

That hair color is amazing! Do you mind sharing what color/brand you used?

Monique
7 years ago
Reply to  B

Thanks! Not at all, I used Revlon Medium Auburn 42

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