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14 QUESTIONS FOR A BOSSLADY : Paty

4 May 2018
Bosslady x Paty
What is a Bosslady exactly? Well according to the urban dictionary, it is “a woman in control, taking charge of her own circumstances in work & life. Someone who knows her worth and won’t accept anything less. She is empowering and inspiring to those around her. She kicks ass!”. I’ll be meeting a different women every month to discuss fashion, self-love and ambitions to show that we can all be a bosslady whatever our appearance or background. It’s about believing in ourselves, and choosing to make our own rules or break some. These woman choose to do so.
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This month’s Bosslady is the woman hiding behind the alias @patyliciousdiary on Instagram, miss Paty Brown. Grabbing Paty was not an easy task! Besides being a stylished blogger, she has been a model agent for 4 years, a style consultant, and personal shopper for 2 years and somehow still finds the time to participate in a singing showcase on the weekends. Recently, she took part in the first French plus-size press trip  for the launch of Lalaa Misaki’s partnership with Gemo. She’s a real Bosslady!

F A S H I O N 

Bosslady x Paty

  • How would you describe your style?

I am a real chameleon : my style depends on my mood, the weather and the latest trends of course !
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  • Who are your style muses?

There so many women that I see as muses, these are some of my favourites :
* Claire Sulmers because she is a « style digger »
* Sade Akinosho and the way she plays with pattern, fabrics and she rocks every color she wears.
* Ada Oguntodu AKA the vintage queen! She mixes old-school pieces with trendy items and give them a second life.
There are so many others…
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  • What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?  

I don’t have a favourite item but my favourite look is definitely a dress & blazer outfit . It’s an easy but sophisticated look.
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  • What are the 3 items you can’t leave home without?

Some make-up, my charger and… my keys.
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  • What are your favourite brands?

– My favourite luxury brands are Marina Ronaldi & Christian Siriano
– My premium/high fashion favourite are Eloquii & Elvi Clothing
– My usual E-com brands are : Navabi.com, Asos.com
These brands are offering original and stylish plus-size items.


S E L F – L O V E

Bosslady x Paty

  • Tell us your journey of self love?

Well I have always been curvy even when I was a teenager but my body has never been a problem for me. However, like other curvy teeenagers, I was very frustrated because I couldn’t get dressed the way I wanted. It was really difficult to look trendy because there were no « plus size » range for young girls!!! I remember buying T-shirts, sweaters or even trousers in the men’s section because nothing else would fit otherwise. Can you believe that?
Luckily,  my mother used to work as a seamstress so she used to customize everything I bought at the time. But when brands like H&M and Newlook opened in France with plus-size range for young women, it changed everything for me. This is how I became a « fashion addict ».
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  • When do you feel the most confident? or What do you do to feel confident?

When I feel down I just remember how strong, intelligent and a good person I am. That helps me face anything.
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  • Do you dress to cover any part of your body or to show off parts of your body?

I never try to cover parts of my body when I get dressed. I just want to look pretty, and that’s enough for me !
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  • What is the thing you’re tired of people asking you?

You might find this ridiculous but it has to be people asking me on insta « where did you get that from? » because it means that they didn’t take the time to read my captions or check my tags. I always try to give as much details as I can.

 

 

B O S S L A D Y

Bosslady x Paty

  • What does it means to you to be a Bosslady?

For me being a bosslady means being an entrepreneur, making everything you can to achieve your goals.
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  • What are you most proud of ?

Being a confident plus-size woman working in the fashion industry where everyone is obsessed with appearances ! I remember when I started working as a model agent, someone asked me how I was able to be good and objective when I am a plus-sized woman. To be honest It makes me laugh, because despite what people may think, agents don’t starve models! We just offer our client a range of models matching their criterias. Believe me, you don’t have to be super skinny to be a model…it’s a Fact !
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  • Who are your biggest role models ?

I have been fascinated by Missy Elliott since I was young because she is so strong and beautiful. Then I was really into Queen Latifah because she is so powerful but way more Feminine than Missy.
These ladies made their way into an industry that was over-sexualising women. They didn’t have the typical body shape but they still made it! For me growing up it was all about these bossladies.
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  • What are your ambitions for 2018?

I am working on different projects and I would love each of them to be successful ! I hope to be a part this important change for the fashion industry in France.
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  • What would you like to ask me ?

Why did you choose to interview me? haha
Bosslady x Paty

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