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I am now 25 years old and a half but it doesn’t matter ♡

Hi people,

Today’s article is a little different. I turned 25 years old in March and my friend bought me a professional photo shoot for it. Thanks again girls for that <3

I wanted to share the photos with you, because why not? 🙂

Turning 25 is a big step and I take advantage of it to do a little recap on my life. In my previous article I told you that my life was a bit chaotic these days and I want to talk about it a bit here. After all, that’s the point of a blog right? Sharing and discussing.

Everything « collapsed » when I finished my studies in September.  And I am sure, I am not the only one in this situation: I’ve struggled finding a permanent job. To be honest, I didn’t expect that at all! Without meaning to brag but after studying in LA, working in Germany and studying at the London College of Fashion I thought it would have been so easy to work in Paris. But no. Only poorly paid internships are offered on the market, people make you wait for weeks before giving you a negative response and so on… As a consequence, I found myself working in Digital Marketing for a construction company in Normandy, unbelievable right? I reached a point where I was so unmotivated that I would do any job to get money to travel. And it worked, I went to Vietnam after this.

Traveling was great, I enjoyed it so much. Once I was back I felt motivated again to look for jobs. Then, a miracle happened and I found a permanent job as a Community Manager for a beauty brand in Paris. Still, it wasn’t fashion but beauty and fashion go hand in hand so it was fine. I was so happy about it. Everything went fine, until for budget reasons they had to break my trial period. It was so unexpected especially that I just found a apartment but I couldn’t accept the deal without a job. I was so close to reach the stability I dream about and everything felt apart in one weekend. On top of that, we split with my BF after four years.

But it is fine now. After all, I learnt a lot while I was working for the two companies and I met amazing people. In Paris I stayed at my aunt’s place and I had so much fun with my cousins!!

Now, I am about to work for 3 months in PR still not in fashion but in culture, which is fine.

To be honest, I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life to begin and I am sincerely thinking about what I will do next. Maybe working full time on the blog or moving abroad (again)? Only god knows… 🙂

Much love,


Thursday, 13th August, 2018

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Comments (15)

    • Deanna
      16 August 2018 at 15 h 53 min
      I never thought about giving a photo shoot as a present before, but I love it! You should do another one when you turn 30!
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        17 August 2018 at 17 h 35 min
        Well, I hope I never turn 30 hahahahahha!
    • Zdravka
      16 August 2018 at 16 h 06 min
      Great photo shoot! You look amazing!
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        17 August 2018 at 17 h 36 min
        Thank you!
    • Christian Eissele
      16 August 2018 at 18 h 11 min
      Awesome. Happy birthday!
    • Vox
      19 August 2018 at 12 h 55 min
      Your photos are lovely! This is a super cool gift. Congratulations for hitting a milestone. ✅
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        20 August 2018 at 12 h 44 min
        It is very nice to hear this, thanks a lot!!
    • Matt
      19 August 2018 at 13 h 20 min
      Never give up on your dream! Right now, you are learning about different qualities that you have by putting yourself in a different situation. Being in PR gives you the ability to network and find people that can help you get into this field of your dreams. Good luck!
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        20 August 2018 at 12 h 46 min
        Thank you so much Matt for the motivation!!! xx
    • Jade
      19 August 2018 at 14 h 13 min
      How sweet that you were gifted a photoshoot! And good luck with 25, that was a great year for me personally.
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        20 August 2018 at 12 h 46 min
        Thank you Jade! Much love x
    • Karina
      19 August 2018 at 14 h 38 min
      I just turned 25, too. I also graduated law school a few days before & started studying for the bar a few days after — so I know the struggle! I feel like 25 is such a transitional age & it’s super stressful! But I hope the rest of it is great for you!
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        20 August 2018 at 12 h 50 min
        Thank you Karina for sharing this. I know studying law is pretty tough, good luck with everything, you can definitely make it xx
    • Tiffany
      22 August 2018 at 11 h 08 min
      Great article. You look so good in every outfit! 25 is just a number babe. Best of luck! Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands! Xoxo, Tiffany
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        24 August 2018 at 15 h 18 min
        Thank you for commenting Tiffany, you're so sweet <3

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