Haitians in Fashion

Hey all-
I am a proud Haitian woman.
 I love my country, my culture, and my people. I do my very best to help whenever I can and to promote for Haiti in any way possible such as asking the company holding the Style Challenge (vote for me please) that I am in to add my favorite non profit ( Color of Hope) to the list of charities to donate from. I get beyond excited when I meet other Haitians in Fashion or hear about those with my ethnic background doing big things in this hard to pierce industry. The other night I was asked to be the photographer for the Salon Lynne 1 year Anniversary Soiree (pictures to come) and towards the end of the night realized that one of the PR mavens working for Whitney Stringer was in fact a haitian! We immediately hugged and started speaking in French and this warmed my heart and made me forget the intense pain radiating from my feet from standing and capturing memories all night! Its obvious that there is a certain misconception of Haitians and I do my best to shatter all these stereotypes that people have placed on what a Haitian looks like, speaks like or acts like. The one thing that is positively certain is that as a Haitian you are resilient, full of pride and sincerely a hard worker. Here is my small ode to my people who are rockin out in the fashion industry!!!!

What can I say about Azede Jean-Pierre and her beyond belief amazing collections?!?! This young entrepreneur is super stylish herself and creates the most fabulous garments I have ever seen. I am 110% that I want her to make my wedding dress when the time comes! Please take the time to check her out: Azede Jean-Pierre

Next is the oh so bodacious and ultra stylish Shella of the popular DC blog The Everyday Catwalk! This attorney definitely knows how to push the limits with accessories and always looks chic and well put together. She is the queen of doing too much while doing it JUST RIGHT!
When you make the pages of Vogue, you have MADE it in the fashion industry in my opinion. My next featured designer of Haitian descent is Hassan Pierre. There are no words to accurately describe his designs or even him. Please check THIS out to see what I am talking about! WORK!!!
Anyone in the blogger world and well fashion world knows Ms. Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily! Not only is she a phenomenal writer but this young lady knows her fashion! She is of Bahamian and Haitian lineage and  I personally thank Claire for putting my blog on the map and helping me gain the followers that I do have by featuring me on her blog in 2011. Huge thanks  and please continue to be such an inspiration to us all!
Next on the Haitians in Fashion list is Nicole Chapoteau, the accessories editor for InStyle magazine. I recently found out about her via the latest issue of the previously mentioned magazine and was GEEKED to find out she was part Haitian! (Yes I do get that excited about finding more and more haitians doing what I love.) Definitely follow her on Twitter!
Stania Romain is sassy and has incredible style so it is only natural that she be known as Ms. Sassy Style! This VA based blogger has hosted several fabulous events in the DC area and is an up and coming stylist to all women who want to learn how to look chic with a touch of sassafrass!
Last but certainly not least is Haitian fashion designer extraordinaire Dayanne Danier of Bien Abye. I recently attended her fashion show at the NOVA Fashion Week Behind the Scenes event and was just stunned by all the beautiful colors in her collection. I am pretty eager to see what she has next and to learn more about this creative genius please view her latest Interview with me!
It is my goal to continuously give the spotlight to more Haitians in the fashion industry. Please let me know who I am missing and I hope to add them in the next series. Thank you for reading!
Jenni Jehanne

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32 Comment

  1. Killy Vincent
    February 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hello Im Killy Vincent Im originally from Port au Prince and I’m very proud to be Haitian.And i do get very excited myself to hear and meet people who are Haitian and also in fashion (which I don’t meet a lot of). I read your article “Haitians in fashion” and I absolutely loved it. I totally agree with you how people put us in a specific stereotype and think of us in a certain way or see us in a certain light and meanwhile they don’t even know what they’re talking about.I’m glad theres people like you sharing the real meaning of what it is to be Haitian! I would love to collaborate with…just check out my fashion blog haitianfashionista.com

    1. Jen
      February 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Killy-
      Thank you for taking the time to visit, read and comment. It means alot and I fully agree with all that you said. Im visiting your site in just a few minutes!

  2. JenniJP
    October 9, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Ok sounds great!

    -please excuse any typos since messages are sent from my IPhone-

    Jennifer Jean-Pierre
    Editor In Chief: Comme Coco
    Director of Outreach: CapFABB (Capital Area Fashion and Beauty Bloggers)

  3. Vanessa Rachelle
    October 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Girl I am def down for a collab! I’m going to email you with some info!

  4. JenniJP
    October 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Vanessa! Thank you SOOOO MUCH for commenting and viewing my blog. I truly appreciate it and already am very acquainted with your online store! I am always perusing and right after I move, trust I will be purchasing that Tibetan collar necklace! Please keep in touch and let me know if we can ever collab!

    A bien tot!

  5. Vanessa Rachelle
    October 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Wow! First of all I didn’t know you were Haitian! My sister and I are 1st generation “Ayitian” originally from DMV but based in Philly now. Just like you I get so geeked seeing other haitians doing there thing, making their mark in the fashion industry! I had noooo idea Claire of FBD was of haitian decent, cool! I met her at the Naeem Khan show during NYFW I should’ve shouted her out a “Sak pase!” Anywho check out my blog http://www.RockinThatBling.com where we showcase the latest jewelry trends and outfit posts, and we also sell budget friendly, trendy jewelry from around the world at http://www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com. Much love girl and keep doing your thing!

  6. Naturelle Me...
    September 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    No prob got to support my own people! Will vote for sure. Hopefully one day I could get an interview with you for a feature on http://www.naturelleme.blogspot.com

  7. JenniJP
    September 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    No problem!!! Lol. Just don’t forget to pretty please link back hahaha. Which you always do so thank you

  8. Mrs Wanda - Lunionsuite.com
    September 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Wow I had no idea Claire was Haitian, Thanks Comme, you always come through :). Im going to use some of your content for my blog boo if thats okay!

  9. JenniJP
    September 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

    yes she really is!!!! Thanks Whitney!

  10. JenniJP
    September 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

    she is VERY VERY talented and such a nice person! I appreciate you stopping by the blog and leaving a comment. I truly appreciate it

  11. JenniJP
    September 20, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I know!!!! I was pretty excited about it

  12. JenniJP
    September 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting and for commenting. I do my best to spread the word since I am such a Proud Haitian!!! Thank you again!

  13. Rachel Guerrier
    September 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Great List! I love finding out about other Haitians in fashion!! I’ve heard of Stania Romain and Fashion Bomb Daily of course…great post…will be sure to check out the others mentioned here and love what you’re doing with your blog!!

    Rachel Guerrier

  14. Carsedra Glass
    September 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Great post, it’s wonderful to see such talented Hatitian fashion designers and bloggers.

    Carsedra of:



  15. Sass 'n Curlz
    September 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Great list and blog! I was super stoked to see my friend and former coworker Dayanne Danier listed. She is so talented and very sweet. Keep up the good work!

  16. JenniJP
    September 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    THANK YOU! I really appreciate the kind words and for visiting my blog. It means alot. I will definitely add your blog to my bloglovin an dif you could vote for me via the link on that post I would truly truly appreciate it!

  17. Naturelle Me...
    September 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Wow I love your blog and like seeing fellow Haitians doing their thing. I am always checking fashionbomber Claire, didn’t know she was of Haitian descent! Thanks for sharing. http://www.naturelleme.blogspot.com

  18. Whitney 'Nic' James
    September 13, 2012 at 2:40 am

    great post!! i love stania; such a sweetheart!


  19. JenniJP
    September 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Amen girl. Amen!!!!


  20. jeimysfashionloveaffair
    September 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

    all I have to say that “black is beautiful!”

  21. JenniJP
    September 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Stephanie
    Not a problem! That would be great! Thank you for commenting and viewing my blog.

  22. Stephanie L
    September 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    This makes me sooo excited! I’m always on the lookout for visible fashionable Haitians . Thanks for this post. I want to link it to my blog if you don’t mind 🙂

  23. JenniJP
    September 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you!!! I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  24. Réjane Pierre
    September 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love this post!! This is GORGEOUS stuff–glad to learn more about Haitians sharing their talents with the world. Keep it coming!!!

  25. JenniJP
    September 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    always girl!! Always!

  26. Shella
    September 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Can’t wait to show this to my parents!!! Thanks for including me hun:-)))) #haitiansrock

  27. JenniJP
    September 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Yashica! Yes you are part of the Haitian family 🙂

  28. JenniJP
    September 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    thank you! She is amazing!

  29. Mai Musings
    September 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Awesome post Jenni. Azede Jean-Pierre’s work is gorgeous! Pou la patri!!

  30. Miss Sassy
    September 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Wow! This is an amazing surprise! I’m so proud! Sak Pase and THANK YOU!

  31. Yashica Bent
    September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    So happy to see my Soror Stania Romain featured! I am not Haitian but my husband is and my children are. For the last 13 years I have been apart of the culture. I am so glad to see Haitian designers, bloggers, and fashionistas get their shine!

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