STORIES: African Queen


The inspiration for this photoshoot was this photo, which has nothing to do with the result but that’s how inspiration works.

A theme, a colour, a person can trigger a whole set of emotions and take your imagination to places it has never been.

When I sent the photo to Perrine, she told me she looked nothing like the girl on the photo but she trusted me.

We shot at Le Blockhaus. The place was packed and yet it looks like we were the only two people at the bottom of the Dune of Pyla, facing the bay…STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 1STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 2STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 3STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 4STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 5STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 6STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 7STORIES (C) Karine Candice Kong | African Queen 8Photography & Styling: Karine Candice Köng

Model: Perrine Fifadji Singer, Dancer & Choregrapher, Perrine will start giving singing lessons in Bordeaux from October 2016. Read review in Le Monde, Sud-Ouest, Telerama

Sunglasses Ray-ban | Dress: model Aimée by La Princesse au Petit Pois | Trainers

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Look of the Day


Look of the day: long pleated skirt & t-shirt

Life t-shirt | Run boys t-shirt | Take Action t-shirt | No Soy Perfecta t-shirt

long pleated skirt | gold metallic pleated skirt | Blue pleated skirt

White Converse | Hush Leather trainers | White & Gold Adidas


5 things I want right now!


Fall Look | 5 Things You Want Right Now!A few months ago, I went to a press day to discover the collections of a few European labels and I fell in love with Danish brand Cecilie Copenhagen. Do you know of it? Continue Reading

Black dining tables: 10 of the best


Black dining tables: 10 of the bestIn between work and photoshoots, I’m still trying to redecorate our home in France and it’s slowly coming together. I have recently sold our dining table and while I was searching for a new one, I came across some beautiful black dining tables for family living. In the end, our new table will be white to maintain the holidays vibes of our home but I thought I would share my findings with you. Let me know which one you love the most!

1/ Round black dining table in stained ash | This simple round wooden dining table by Gubi is the perfect antidote for your entertaining space. Classic with a rounded table top, this decadent designer dining table takes style cues from the Mid Century design era with a sleek contemporary twist. Designed by Komplot Design – a partnership between Poul Christiansen & Boris Berlin – it is available in a choice of stained and veneer finishes.

2/Tom Dixon Slab black Dining tableThis elegant black slab dining table is made of black solid oak with a lacquered finish. Generously in size, the table is heavily brushed to remove soft parts of the wood. This leaves a sturdy surface and visible grain adding character to the table.

3/100 x 200 cm Dining table | A stylish yet simple table with the surface which fits 8 people.

4/Henshaw black dining table | Hand-painted, highly polished finish and distressed edges, this Henshaw dining table adds drama to a room and is currently in sale down from £1000 to £700.

5/My Table by Normann Copenhagen | With its laminated top and metal legs, this table reminds me of the tables we had in the canteen at school. A retro look with Danish style for urban living.

6/Moooi Container Black Dining Table | One of my favourites, this sleek contemporary round dining table with antique base, was designed by Marcel Wanders as part of Moooi’s celebrated New Antique collection. Taking inspiration from antique furniture and modern Scandic design, the robust column base adds depth to your space with its curved artisan grooves and ornamental form. A timeless style statement.

7/Ethimo Knit Square Dining Table | Great for outdoor, this wooden dining table by Ethimo combines Scandic minimalism with Italian aesthetic and is perfect for al fresco dining.

8/Longo Extending Dining Table | An investment piece, this Longo table by XVL Home Collection can be extended to suit when guests come round. With it’s mitred leg detailing and 4cm thick table top, this dining table has a striking presence and comes with a beautiful, high quality stained black finish.

9/ 2.0 Round Dining Table | Round in shape, the 2.o dining table from Gubi comes with a nero marquina marble table top and is available in various sizes.

10/ Muuto Adaptable Dining Table | A Nordic charm from one of my favourite Danish brands, the Adaptable dining table combines style with function and comes with no less than 24 different variations.