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Style: Scheena in France

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Introduce yourself!
S:
My name is Scheena Donia. I’m an Image Consultant and Personal Shopper from Paris, France.

What is your style philosophy?
S:
Dress for a purpose, but keep in mind who you truly are.

How would you describe your sense of style?
S:
Style is something very personal that can say a lot about a person and his/her personality. As a mixed woman, I grew up in Africa and always wore lots of colors and patterns. During my college years in France and USA, I wanted to fit in and dressed as I thought I should in order to be accepted. Today, I’m not afraid of mixing genres and I would try anything as long as it compliments me.

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
S:
I try to decide a day ahead in order to avoid any kind of stress in the morning. It could ruin my mood for the day. According to what I have to do and who I’m going to meet, I’ll pick clothes and match them with the right accessories.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
S:
My perfect black jacket from Barbara Bui, my Rolex, and my shoe collection (that I count as one thing).

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
S:
I’ve recently started shopping online and particularly love spending hours (without necessarily buying anything) on:

• www.colette.fr
• www.netaporter.com
• www.colorofblack.com
• www.asos.com

When it comes to shopping, I love mixing designer brands with more affordable ones like Zara, H&M, Topshop or Forever 21. Doesn’t matter how much it cost, but how good I look in it. I also have a crush on African designers like Imane Ayissi, Elie Kuame, Adama Paris, Alphadi, Tina Lobondi, Angèle Epouta, and Smaïl Akdim… I wish people knew them more.

How long have you been natural?
S:
Since mid September 2013, which isn’t that long.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
S:
I’ve been relaxing my hair since I was nine and had no memories of what my natural hair looked like. For whatever reason, I skipped my 4 month relaxing appointment with my hair dresser, and after shampooing one day I saw a few centimeters of my natural hair very clearly for the first time in years. I happened to like it and decided just like that, to let it grow a little more. But after 8 months, it was a mess with all that volume on the bottom and that thin hair on top. I woke up one day and called my hair stylist to make an appointment and cut my hair. I asked him to cut it in case I changed my mind by the time I got there because I have to be honest, I was scared. It has only been a month and a half since I cut my hair, but I love the new me. I am finally accepting the hair my parents gave me and I’m learning how to live with it. To be honest, there are moments I ask myself “What have you done?” because I was not taught how to take care of my natural hair, but I’m learning via YouTube and numerous blogs, thanks to the internet.

What is your signature hairstyle?
S:
My Emeli Sandè / Mary J Blige hairstyle.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S:
My hair is so short that I have very little things to do: I wash it every 4 to 5 days with a Shampoo and Conditioner + Mask from Activilong. On a daily basis I try to create curls using gel on my wet hair. Every Sunday I go for a homemade hot oil treatment. If I need to professionally style my hair, my stylist will blow it out and slightly use a flat iron. For the bad hair days, I’ve invested in numerous hats and scarfs.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S:
www.lesconseilsdescheena.blogspot.fr

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kb
kb
7 years ago

very pretty!

Alisa
Alisa
7 years ago

She has such beautiful facial features, very exotic and unique!

alice
alice
7 years ago

oh wow so beautiful. love how her style is different but still simple

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

Please tell me this gurl at least models in her spare time, she is gorgeous. Her style is lovely as well. Be careful with too frequent blowouts

Liliane
Liliane
7 years ago

a real woman, in love with what make her beauty more admirable.…

MS29
MS29
7 years ago

Gorgeous!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

What a beauty! And I truly love her style, like seriously, I would wear every single outfit!

Amma Mama
7 years ago

I love her outfits and her braids. She is beautiful <3

FLY ISH ONLY!
FLY ISH ONLY!
7 years ago

GET INTO THE FABRICS, TEXTURES, AND CUTS! Now thats STYLE!

Dotty
Dotty
7 years ago

She looks great!

Olivoil
Olivoil
7 years ago

Jolie jeune femme! J’aime beaucoup son style, chic et féminin.

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

Thanks for sending me emails on here. I like staying in touch and being inspired by women on here. Great interview, hair, style and classy ness and this is coming from an 18 year old. I’m actually happy to see someone from France on here.

Madame Batifole
Madame Batifole
7 years ago

She is absolutely gorgeous! I like her attitude towards fashion/style and it’s funny how her entire shoe collection is viewed as one of her favorite things. I understand the feeling!!

someone from europe
someone from europe
7 years ago

elle a vraiment le sens du style!!!Tout est accordé à la perfection(la coiffure, les vêtements etc.) Ce n’est pas pour rien qu’elle est consultante en image.

Chocolatecurls
Chocolatecurls
7 years ago

Your style is crazy hon, not like you belong in an asylum! Your style simply rocks!

kerisha
kerisha
7 years ago

French women of whatever race are always so effortlessly chic and cool, awesome to SEE our beauty displayed in such variety on BGLH.

Toni Newsome
Toni Newsome
7 years ago

I love your love of patterns and different cultural attire. You have a beautiful face to boot.

MichRen247
MichRen247
7 years ago

I don’t think I’ve EVER commented on one of these style posts, but I simply HAD to for Scheena! I’ve seen A LOT of great style on this website and others, but she absolutely takes the cake! Stunning girl and stunning style … VERY inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

Asana
7 years ago

Your style is beautiful! I felt like I knew you through every outfit- different aspects of your personality shows. Very nice.

whatshetaughther.blogspot.com

myra
myra
7 years ago

She is beautiful. Great style and hair.

colalover
colalover
7 years ago

Beautiful, like one of those elegant African Queens.

colalover
colalover
7 years ago

She needs to grace the silver screen! 🙂

shanners
shanners
7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

Verania Brown
Verania Brown
7 years ago

Most beatifull , she is real inspirating. I’m also a newly Big choper, but this haircut is is stunning, i she ñ
Know show to rock it, congratulaciones!

jeanettesdaughter
jeanettesdaughter
7 years ago

Tres jolie!

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