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Tuesday, July 26, 2016



Hello Everyone so today I am going to do a little interview with mrs Olivia Song, she’s definitely a Fashionista and has been involved into the fashion business and industry, and according to my research owns a fashion store In Cameroon Yaounde. She’s also the wife of a Cameroonian football sensation Alexandre Song. We will be conducting a short interview about Olivia’s interests and involvement with Fashion here from the W hotel in South Beach Miami Florida.

my dress=Ivanka Trump; Olivia's dress=Dolce&Gabbana

Good evening Olivia, 
"Good evening"
My audience and I would like to know how you manage to be such an influencer, a Fashionista, a business woman, a wife, and a mother. So first, How would you describe your style? 
"I don't see myself as being influential at all, I just love fashion, I've been into fashion for a while now, and fashion has become second nature.  I can only be glad that some people may be interested in my style."

I love your style, so how would you describe your style? 
"I don't have a style. I usually dress according to the way that I am feeling, and depending on the occasion. Sometimes I like to be classic and other times I like to be more casual, rocking the "destroy" look at its best. It's fun to have a different Olivia all the time."
Do you happen to follow fashion trends or do you stick to your style?
 "I have my own style but I'm following the trends a certain way ...you can't actually have your own style because of the ever-changing fashion trends. For example, this summer, you may notice that everyone is wearing flowery patterns, or brighter colors. I would then follow patterns and trends but I would always put my own twist to them."
What Item or Items make you feel fabulous and confident in your wardrobe? 
"Heels, I can wear anything, I can be dressed the most casual way but as soon as heels are in the picture, it's just Woow...I could casually wear my flats with a pair of jeans, but as soon as I switch the flats to my heels, I am ready for a restaurant date, or any festivity really. I need heels in my wardrobe, it's a must." 

when it comes to fashion designer would you prefer Chanel or Hermes? and why?
 "Hermes. Purchasing a hermes Birkin is an investment that I could pass on to my offspring if I happen to have a daughter. I could wear my Birkin forever, and still have my daughter wear it for life. Hermes is INTEMPOREL. I would even compare purchasing a hermes Birkin to buying a land, as the value of such a bag is always increasing on the market. "
-I had told Olivia about purchasing a Jumbo Chanel classic bag at a very much more expensive price than it's original price back when my mother purchased hers in the 20's, and this is what Olivia answered: 
"Chanel, you go in a shop and you can have any Chanel you want right? if it's still in the shop...Hermes you go in the shop: 'can I have a Birkin?'...no...
Women always seek for something unattainable, and precious. The more exclusive, the better, the more an item is rare, the more women want it even more. 
Hermes is hermes, I am sorry we can talk about this forever.
Because a Hermes bag is more expensive than a Chanel bag, reselling a Hermes bag provides a higher return on Investment; so you earn much more money than  if you sold a classic Chanel, THAT'S FOR SURE..."

what would you describe as the perfect outfit? 
There is no perfect outfit because honestly it depends on where you are going...let's put it this way: there's a perfect outfit for every occasion. The perfect outfit for a school run is not the perfect outfit for going to the restaurant, you know, so it really depends on where you're going. For going out, rocking an LBD with some high heels is the easiest way to go. For clubbing, I  feel that avoiding wearing anything super short, and super tight is also crucial. "

What do you think about Miami? the people?  and how they dress? 
I'm sorry, because they don't dress, It seems that everyone in Miami is wearing the same uniform, as in shorts with flat shoes. I feel that people here could put a little more effort into the way they dress. Once in a while, I may wear a lovely floaty maxi dress, instead of some shorts and a T-shirt."

-I had told Olivia about my experience with getting dressed at the university and always feeling overdressed among my classmates who where always wearing sweat pants, shorts and flip fops. And this is what she answered:
"just be you; I feel the same sometimes in London,when I go pick up my Kids from school, some parents ask me :'are you going somewhere nice?' I believe it's important to dress the way you would express yourself. and If I feel happier when I'm nicely dressed, I'd gladly use my kids school as my runway."

When you dress up, do you care for hair and makeup at all? 
" I like seeing girls with makeup, I see it as Art, you know,  because you can totally change your appearance...it's pretty, but I just don't have time for applying makeup... I would care more about my hair because I have Afro hair,  and I usually have to take care of it, in order for it to look presentable."

- I had shared my experience with Olivia about having natural hair in the past, and having such a hard time taking care of my hair, That I had to relax my hair again. I then asked her how she takes care of her hair, and she answered: 
"It's hard, because you need to make time for it, so what I do now is I Just use natural products, like 'beurre de Karite', or Olive oil ...I go to youtube channels... Although I've maintained my natural hair for 2 years now, I am not sure I will keep my natural hair; but at the same time, I am not willing to go back to unhealthy  thin relaxed hair yet. I'm still thinking about it... "

What is your holly grail beauty or makeup product? 
any beauty secret?
Because I don't really do makeup, I try to take good care of my skin, you know, so I've been using Dermalogica for years now and I use a whole set of Dermalogica skincare...Except from a daily skincare, sometimes I also like having facials at  Dermalogica beauty stands.The reason being, they use exclusive products for facials that you may not be able to purchase at their counter, or anywhere really.
I can't live without facials, yeah that's my thing, I don't do makeup but I do facials, I love it. I don't feel like I need makeup because I do facials, and Dermalogica is really good for dark skin.

What is “SYSTEM TCHAKAP”? what does it mean  and what’s  the idea behind the brand?
"My Husband Alex came up with "systeme Tchakap"; it really started like a joke; for him systeme tchakap is similar to Drake slogan 'yolo',it's his Cameroonian yolo. It's all about making the best of life, and having fun, because we're not here forever... he went from saying to his friends:' Tchakap les gars, systeme tchakap' to 'I'll put it on my shirt'...and the rest is history."

How did you determine your interest for fashion?

"I've always been into fashion because of my parents, as a little girl, I remember seeing them as like 'Wow'... they really did inspire me with their fashion and style, and even my friends were very well impressed with the way my mother would put her outfits together.   I've always been into fashion from a young age, and as I grew up my love for fashion also grew. My parents did not necessarily agree with the idea of me working in the fashion industry. They wish I could exercise more of a serious traditional profession such as being a lawyer,or working with the government. Fortunately, as soon as I got married, I could then make my own decisions for my career choices. I decided of course to pursue my passion for fashion, and I told myself:' if it's working, it's working, if it's not, at least I've tried', and for now...you know...touch wood, fingers crossed, it's working'. " 
Any advice on how to run or start a business such as your clothing store? 
" I am Lucky to have my parents. I wish I was able to open a business  where I live but as you may know it's not possible because my family is moving a lot. I couldn't do it in Europe because it was better to have it back home where my extended family resides, and can help me with my business."

How would you describe your current store to the audience? 
"It's a mix of everything: I do women's fashion from casual, to smart, or festive... I sell accessories, Kids fashion, and I also sell men's fashion. It's a mix,and what I sell is really reflective of my ecclectic style." 

How do you manage to be a wife, a mother of 2 beautiful boys and the store? 
"Women can do a lot of things at the same time...
of course obviously my family, my kids and my husband come first, so I always organize my time...when I need to buy things for my shop, I always organize my time considering the school run, picking them up, you know...you just have to be organized."

We are going to touch on the media aspect of your life
Do you manage to obtain privacy with being associated with such a big sport influencer in your nation? 
Yes it's very easy. I feel that I have my privacy because I am not looking for any attention. I really just want to be able to peacefully  buy bread  in tracksuits with my kids on a sunday morning. I  do cherish my privacy a lot. Obviously when we are with Alex, it's different, but I like to be able to do whatever I want with my kids, or by myself without drawing attention."

How do you manage the pressure and the so called “haters” from social medias and tabloids? 
" You get used to it, you know...At the beginning it's very hard because you take everything personally, but you get used to it, and you just live your life...people will always hate, always...so you just keep living your life as long as you put a wall between you and these kind of people, nothing can personally affect you. I had to learn that because many times I was feeling pressured, but now it's whatever."

Any advice to any young african girl that may look up to you? 
"For a woman, alway, always try to do something for yourself. Because you need that...I mean I'm a mum, I'm married, but before having my own business, I felt like something was missing, you know...so, we women, we have to...no matter what your husband does, we need to do something for ourselves. It's fulfilling; I'm proud that at school, when the teacher is asking my kids: 'what does your mum do', they have something to say. It's very important, it's making the woman a Woman. Always do something for yourself because you never know in life."

What are you wearing by the way? 
"Dolce Gabbana"

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