Style Diary: Audrey NM

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I love this saying by Yves Saint Laurent which goes; Fashion fades, style is eternal. And by golly is he right! That is why all the people in this diary are not only fiercely fashion forward but each one has got a unique sense of STYLE. It comes naturally to them. Today we’ll be going down Audrey’s style lane. Audrey is the proud CEO of Uzuri Couture and most recent winner of the Music And Fashion Battle (MAFB). Style is the invisible middle name on her birth certificate. Seriously, like she was born to do this. Correct me if I am wrong but first read on.
Who are you? My name is Audrey Ngo Mbog , I’m 23 years old, Cameroonian and living in Holland. I’m a student in International Business and Languages with the drive and dream to become a fashion designer. Which is the profession I exercise next to being a student. I love chilling with friends and family, travelling and everything evolving around fashion.

What would you say  influences your style choices? My style is casual chic. With ethnic influences from time to time. But how I dress from day to day really depends on my mood and where I’m going to. I love dressing up, but doing it in a practical way.

All time favourite shops/clothing brands. Jeffrey Campbell heels, Tory Burch ballerina’s ,  Zara & H&M (for basics, not for statement pieces. Because I don’t like entering somewhere and everybody instantly knows  where I got my clothes from), River Island, Topshop, San Marina.Unlike certain people I don’t have an all-time favourite brand. I buy whatever looks good to my eyes and fits right on my body. Online shops: theoutnet, asos , topshop , nelly.

 

You had me at Zara, haha…Some really good brands there. Anyhoo, you are glowing! Any particular beauty secrets? I don’t have a beauty secret. I’m really not too much into make-up and crèmes and such. I don’t watch what I eat or put on my skin (is that a bad thing?), but since a few weeks my mom brought back dis cleansing lotion made out of lemon and aloe vera juice from Cameroon. I tried it out and it works REALLLLLLYYY GOOD! Better than all the things I’ve put on my face so far! So that is kind of part of my daily ritual now. It gives me a smooth, healthy, glowing skin. LOVE IT!

Googling it as we speak, LOL. What are your favourite make-up brands. I don’t really wear make-up. Especially not foundation/concealer and stuff. So when I buy my RED/PINK lipstick (because if I even put on make-up it’s mostly lipstick) I make sure to just find the PERFECT colour. I don’t look at the brand. But if I really had to choose one brand I’d say MAC. My cousin had their foundation at home and one time I tried their foundation. Thinking it wasn’t noticeable, coming out of the bathroom, my cousin asked me what I did with my skin. So  even though I only put a SMALLLL portion of it on my skin it really changed my skin tone and complexion. It was really complementing my skin. I didn’t go and buy it though. And I also love their other products, especially for the colours they have sometimes. But when it comes to make-up just give me crazy lipstick colours and I’m good.

What is the most beautiful thing about you and how do you accentuate it? Wauw, such a funny question to answer myself. I should ask my boyfriend or so haahaha. But personally I love my eyes and my lips. Like I said above I rarely wear make-up, so when I do it’s only to accentuate those two points. I do that with eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. Two other things I like on me are my legs and my skin(soft and good complexion). So when I want to put my legs out there I wear short skirts, dresses or shorts.

Your favourite music track would be…?  Without doubt, Blick Bassy – Donalina. From the 1st time I heard it until this day it gives me an indescribable feeling!
Comment: ‘If you got it flaunt it.’ I agree! Although I think some people take that quote to the extreme!

If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you? Damn I love your questions! For real 😀 !! I’ve spoken so many times about this with my bestie. Because I go through the strangest things and people really have NO IDEA of who I am or do! And my bestie is the only one who knows 95% of what goes on in my life. Sometimes I think I should write a book!
Anyway to answer your question..  The title would be “The Undefinable ” 
I would have 3 women who would play me. To cover the 3 parts of my life: my childhood, my teenage years and the grown fine (young)woman that I am and growing into more and more. I don’t know who would play me as a child and teenager, but me as a young woman would be played by Jada Pinkett-Smith. Just love that woman and all the movies she has played in. And also important: she’s beautiful (to me) and petite (like me).

Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? Knowing me I’d just panic and run out of the house! I don’t care too much about material things, they can be replaced. Let me first get out of there SAFE!
Good answer…But don’t come begging me later when I rescue one of your Jeffrey Campbells…:) Who is your all time fashion icon? I would have to go for Grace Jones! I’m not as crazy or daring, but for me she has the IT-factor.

IT.

Your favourite quote. “If you want to fly get rid of the shit that weighs you down”.
I have been in a stage in life where I had people surrounding me that were not bringing me anywhere. They stayed on one spot whereas I wanted to fly! I got rid of them. Those so called friends, acquaintances or even people I just said hi to from time to time. I’m not giving them the opportunity anymore to get in my perimeter. I only want and need POSITIVE energy!

 

Word! Do you have any blog, video links or website we can follow you on? I don’t have a blog yet, it’s coming soon. I’m not the writer type, but I’ll do my best to make it interesting and bring something new to the table than just the usual blog. Same goes for the website.
The video links I have so far are of my fashion shows I did.

What’s your advice to young people? I’m young, but I am blessed to know what I want to do from this young age. If you want something don’t let go of your dreams. Even if everybody thinks you won’t make it, how would you know if you don’t try? Try your best to prove it to yourself that you are worthy. Worthy of love, worthy of doing what you love best. If you believe in God, praise him for everything he has done, is doing and will continue to do for you. Think of yourself, but don’t be egocentric. Be humble, give back to the ones that help(ed) you, appreciate everything, everyone and every day in life. But especially don’t forget who you are, where you come from and let that have an essential place in where you are going to.

Me and my models:) Go Uzuri!

Glamour chic.

Audrey is definitely the ish! Stay connected for updates on Uzuri Couture. And if you wanna be the next diary we’re flipping through, whether you’re a boy or girl, just email artbecomesyou@yahoo.com.
Peace n Love.

 

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20 Comments
  • Audrey NM
    March 14, 2012

    This was super cute! just finished reading it! loved it! Also love the selection of pics! thank u again for picking me 🙂 xoxo

  • Audrey NM
    March 14, 2012

    I meant *asking* me.. and cant wait on our next “collabo” lol

    • MsAidyl
      March 14, 2012

      me too! thanks for indulging:)

    • Krucial F. Keys
      January 17, 2013

      OMG YOUR STYLE IS INCREDIBLE. I PUBLISHED YOUR PHOTO ON MY PAGE AND PEOPLE WERE GOING CRAZY ON YOUR PHOTO. GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL SO I INFORM THEM TO CONTACT YOU. YOU ARE GORGEOUS.

  • Tiki
    March 14, 2012

    I like how she’s down to earth and stylish without taking it over the top. Don’t get the blush tho…:s
    And ohmyword! That peacock blue cotton/ankara/leather trench dress is ON POINT! Epaques u know me, best believe my tailor is working on it as we speak! Lol​​
    Btw…can we ur avid readers propose choices for style diary?

    • MsAidyl
      March 14, 2012

      her style is off the hook! loving the hairstyle:) please propose, am all ears.

    • kiara
      March 15, 2012

      tiki i was just thinking the same thing. i need ur tailor’s magic hands to do this for me as well

    • Audrey NM
      April 13, 2012

      hahahah leave my blush hihihihihih

      besides that thank you very muchooo ! 🙂
      hope ur tailor is good though. dont hesitate to contact me for ur own UZURI COUTURE piece! xoxo

  • Nancy Aju
    March 14, 2012

    I must admit your style blew me away but not as much as your designs.Damn girl i am inspired by you.

  • alison
    March 14, 2012

    awww ur style is crazily chic and ur designs r just beyond gorgeous. they r sooo me. keep u e great work hun. i am beyond inspired.

    • Audrey NM
      April 13, 2012

      thank you so much!! hope to continue to inspire more

  • eKa
    March 21, 2012

    now, this is one style diary i’ll keep coming back to! gurl, ur style is so fine and defined – on POINT! i swear, u gotta do a dress for me ;). keep doing what you do, continue to keep God close and you”d be amazed at where you find yourself pretty soon.
    @MsAidyl, once again, good work 😉

    • Audrey NM
      April 13, 2012

      ur so sweet! thank you! if you want a dress just contact me @ uzuricouture@gmail.com
      and add me on facebook @Audrey NM & and like my page @ Uzuri Comment

  • Audrey NM
    April 13, 2012

    AWWWW thank you all so much!
    will definitely continue to work harder and harder!!
    xoxo

  • wariohelena
    June 17, 2012

    Reblogged this on SIMPLY SAID and commented:
    I stumbled upon this girl, Audrey NM and I really fell in love with her simple yet stylish style. Quite predictable, I fell in love with her hair the most. 🙂

    • MsAidyl
      June 17, 2012

      thanks for reblogging. She is an amazing designer. I wish I had the balls to pull off that hair too! lol

  • entermycloset
    June 22, 2012

    what a great interview. she has amazing style and i love your blog OMG.. Cameroon stand up. I love my country

    • MsAidyl
      March 8, 2013

      thanks for the lovely comment. I’d like to feature you on my style diary soon if that’s okay. Love your blog. #team237 :))

  • Astrid
    July 26, 2012

    lovelyy

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