Who Are We?
As young, international and multicultural students of the MBA in Global Fashion Media at IFA Paris, we are presenting a fresh perspective on fashion, culture, art and everything in between.
Our mission is to evaluate the contemporary culture of the next generation of creatives, visionaries, and leaders of the fashion industry.
"I don't have any rules, because I would only be breaking them."
Divya is an Indian Fashion Editor and Andressa is a Brazilian Graphic Designer. Together they are a sassy dynamic duo, always curious about new experiences in the art field. Looking at life through their dreamy pink-tinted glasses they hustle to knock down any preconceptions and fears with sprinkles of humor. Their boots are really made for walking! So, let’s go!
"No place is ever as bad as they tell you it's going to be"
Yuna is Taiwanese and Ploy is Thai. We both have a very diverse background and have lived abroad for several years. We are passionate about fashion and design. Together we love to travel and experiencing new cultures. We found every city has its own charms and currently we are enjoying our lives in Paris!
"Paris is always a good idea."
An American and Kenyan, ready to explore
everything Paris has to offer. As Global Fashion Media MBA students Michelle and Valentine
thrive to tell stories through words, images, and videos. Follow @Designer_Michelle_Charise_'s stories for a captivating visual journey of Paris. You will not regret it, trust us! And watch out for @Val.Wairimu,
the cutest turban queen.
"My thing is to work more than the others to show them how useless they are."
Ilay is a Fashion Social Media Strategist from Canada who has a knack for memes, pop culture and street fashion. Viktor is an aspiring Fashion Journalist and Commentator from Slovakia with a background in finance so he can also do your taxes while talking to you about Rick Owens’ latest show!
Wonder what these two have in common? A shared critical analysis of fashion and beyond. Join in on their journey through the fashion industry for some laughs and dare we say it, cries…
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”
With an undergrad in Fashion Business, she is a Dominican girl who moved to Paris two years ago to fulfill her dreams in the fashion Industry. She worked as a model agent and decided to continue her studies at IFA Paris. She wants to be able to learn and grow more in fashion studies, mixing her experiences with new learning.
"If you like a song tell someone about it"
Tyler the Creator
She is a Russian-born creative with a design background in Womenswear. Having lived and studied in London, and travelled to various countries around the globe, she is culturally aware and open to things happening in the wider world. With huge passion for arts, music, sports and lifestyle, Anastasia is bringing her knowledge of the industry, versatile perspective and personal touch into every image and message she creates.
Carmela Myles Masika
"Right now is a gift, that's why they call it the present"
A global fashion scholar, artist, and businesswoman. She has studied in three universities, taught in another, lived in four countries, and travelled to over 30. Here to present you a new perspective on fashion, she engages in music, fashion photography, art, and writing in her quest of becoming a creative director in fashion.
“If you are always trying to be normal. You will never know how amazing you can be”
A Los Angeles native, in love with the Parisian life. She has degrees in Creative Writing and Fashion Design. She has worked in the fashion industry for two prominent designers, was the head of social media for a jewelry brand curated by SJP, and as a Bridal Stylist for an online tech start-up. Around the city, she enjoys live music and art exhibitions.
Jessica A. Lazarus
“Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are enough”
A Jamaican born creative, with a passion for street style, urban art, and understanding what makes people tick. Living in Paris for the last year, she knows a few of the best places to capture authentic street style. She has a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, and a certificate in Coolhunting.
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."
Chicago Native.She is ready to take on the fashion industry with her unique style. She has her degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. She has loved fashion since a little girl and dreamed of moving to paris to study fashion media. Her passion for jewelry started at a young age with making her own pieces. She enjoys every part of fashion whether it's exploring fashion exhibits and fashion shows.
“The world is my runway and I’m strutting on it”
She lives for music, food, travel and ALL things FASHION! As a proud Ghanaian Canadian, she aims to represent her culture and push it to the forefront of the high-end fashion industry. Currently studying Global Fashion Media at IFA Paris, she hopes to learn more about fashion and pursue a career in the fashion industry.
"I want to change the world; instead, I sleep"
Have you ever met someone who’s a passionate procrastinator in everything? Well, hello! She loves symmetry, chocolate ice-cream and big fat books with a cliché storyline. She enjoys being behind-the-scenes and can write theses about contradictions.
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it"
She is a curious person who is interested in knowing everything that fascinates her. She loves to experience gastronomic delights and travel. She is an organizer and loves to plan things. A writer at heart, writing about fashion is her ultimate goal.
"Everything is possible in Fashion in terms of self-expression & creativity”
She is fascinated by fashion, a creative industry where creativity has no limit, where your individuality is revealed and where your expression is not limited. Having a growing interest in the field of digital communication, she touches several domains: photography, graphic design and digital content creation. Her desire is to share her faith through the lenses of fashion.
“To attain knowledge, add things every day”
Originally from New Jersey, she has a wide array of interest in art and music. She enjoys doing Improv/Theatre, Film Photography, going to museums, watching old movies and collecting vinyls. She loves traveling and believes it provides a wider perspective, allowing her to grow and learn from new cultures. She has a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration.