My name is Lydia Epangue

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My full name is Lydia Epangué Enjema. I was named after my paternal grandmother, Lydienne. Hence Lydie. Idylle is my name spelled backwards in French.

  • I was born on 6 May. My star sign is Taurus, obvs.
  • I’m a twenty something year old (don’t pry!) Cameroonian. (UPDATED: Well, 30 now…) Born and raised in Limbe. My Dad is a Francophone Bakossi native from Nkongsamba (osso osso!) and my Mummy dearest a Bakweri from Muea.
  • I’m a Digital Development Officer by day and blogger and content creator  by night (and weekends).
  • I’m a Christian.
  • I have 3 younger siblings ; Alida, Barbie & Tommy-Donald Jr.
  • I currently live in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • I’m married to the man I’ve now turned into my photographer Mathew Paul Warke. He’s the B.E.S.T.
  • UPDATE: I am now a mother! Little Leslie was born November 2016. My heart has been declared stolen since 🙂 <3
  • I have never considered myself a stylist. I am more-so a writer with a passionate penchant for fashion.

lydia and mathew wed



  • I am enthusiastic about books, food (especially desserts – God help my waistline!)  TV shows, writing, sleeping, shopping and  family.
  • This blog chronicles my style evolution and my attempts at creative writing.
  • -My favourite colours are yellow, black, white, electric blue, fuchsia or tangerine because I look best in them!
  • Favourite high street brands: Mango, Warehouse, Zara, Topshop, Oasis & ASOS.
  • I love to read books by Margaret Atwood, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen King, Marian Keyes , Markus Zusak.
  • The best books I’ve ever read: The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi, I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
  • Phobias: Snakes, thunder storms and heights. 
  • Favourite movie of all time is …there are so man urghhhh. Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction…urghhhh! I’ll come back to this.
  • My favourite show is…Office UK. Oh dear, I didn’t want it to end. Ricky Gervais is the funniest living person. Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters is another favourite.


  • I love watching…way too many TV shows! Scandal, Jane the Virgin, Wentworth, Insecure, Project Runway, Devious Maids, Britain’s & Ireland’s Next Top Model, House of Cards, An African City, iZombie, Stranger Things… You name it, I’ll add it to my watch list queue. Hahaha, poor Matty has to sit through them too.
  • My all-time role models are Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi, Maya Angelou.
  • I could eat Ben & Jerry’s One Love ice cream on waffles for days. SOOOOO GOOOOD.
  • Fashion role models are – Rihanna, Olivia Culpo, Kerry Washington, Solange Knowles, Blake Liveley & Genevieve Nnaji. YAASSSS!
    I would like to be like … Lupita Nyongo’o because… she defied every odd.
  • Black girl magic for me is Issa Rae. Love her!

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Cheers, Love & Light xx

I got skills

Coffee Brewing

Creativity

Photography

See my old About Me page.

This is how I came up with my blog name:

Art Is Beauty.

Beauty Is Art.

I Am Artistic.

Therefore I Am Beautiful.

Art Becomes Me.

-Lydia