“I’m a creative person and a hustler”

 photographed in New York by Khary Simon

What’s your name?



What do you do?

I am a restaurant employee but also an aspiring fashion disciple.


What is your dream person to work with?

My dream person to work with?? I would say Christine Centenera, fashion director of Vogue Australia.


Describe the first time you saw a person with great style.

So I think the first was in August 1998 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. I was to my uncle’s wedding. He was wearing a 3-piece fitted Italian striped suit and accessorizing that outfit with those “Albert Einstein” glasses. It was a breath-taking outfit!! For me seeing someone dressed like that for his wedding, at that time was revolutionary and extraordinary.


Describe a perfect day in your hometown in Africa

Honestly this simple;

Chilling with people I love the most in front of the beach and having some champagne!! 


Describe a perfect day your town in Italy. 

Having Una Buona pasta during lunch with my family and shopping around the Duomo.


What’s your favorite Italian word?

I will way, “ma che bel giovanotto” that means “what a beautiful young man”. (Whenever I am in Italy I always meet someone telling me this!)


What do you love to do in New York?

There is a bunch of things I love to do in New York, like hanging out in the Meatpacking District during the weekend or spending time on rooftops during summer. My favorite is jet skiing on the Hudson.


What language do you dream in?

French. It’s my first language


Do you have a secret crush?

Yes, but I won’t tell you who it is, otherwise it won’t be a secret.


If you could describe the first time you fell in love through a color, what would it be? What would it smell like?

I don’t think I’ve ever been in love in my life, it even scares me, so I can’t reply to this question.


Favorite number?

16 because I was born on the 16


Favorite song?

Logique of Koffi olomide


What would your best friend say about you?

That I’m a creative person and a hustler.