Summer Q&A | Fashion – Style – Personal | Justine Leconte

Summer Q&A  | Fashion – Style – Personal | Justine Leconte

I have a question Will you marry me? That’s sweet, but no, I’m sorry Hi, everyone its Justine this summer setting all over is because today probably was the hottest day of the year in Germany so let’s call it a summer Q&A I selected some of the 300-400 questions that you guys sent in two videos ago last week, and I try to select various topic so that no matter what you are interested in Particular you’ll find something in this video that speaks to you that interests you okay? let’s go first question what item in your wardrobe is your all-time favorite and why? I’m going to say two things which you probably don’t expect But it’s going to be more fun than saying a purse or something. The first one is tights, sport tights that I got in my first winter of rowing I was rowing a lot when I was a Teenager young adults, I rode many years of my life. I used up those pants in the knee area By rowing in them like the rubbing of my skin onto the fabric actually used up the fabric That’s how many kilometers are rode in those pants. It’s a lot of memories attached to them and even though those pants Don’t have any value. I love them because of that and the other item is a pullover Wool Scottish wool pullover that was handed down to me from my grandfather Classic cut, it’s actually too big for me, but I don’t care it has a V-neck which is timeless It’s great quality it’s at least 70 years old and it looks impeccable and it’s the warmest pullover I own by far How do you deal with bad arrogant asshole? Ish people in your work environment with whom you have to work together The Fashion Industry must be full of those thanks in advance if you answer my question heart they are Assholes in Fashion like in any other industry, I don’t think there are more and incompetent and not nice people in my industry than in others it’s just a myth built by the media and some designers who are divas indeed and Who have a damageable effect on the reputation of the entire industry unfortunately? But they’re not the majority by far. I have my own label. I do not have to work with people I don’t want to work with. I have suppliers whom I trust who trust me. We have a great relationship I stick with those ones, and I leave all the others, out of sight out of mind I think it’s one of the founders of google who said surround yourself with smart and positive people That’s exactly what I tried to do. I think it would be great to hear something about your earrings collection I absolutely love the ones you’re wearing in your videos. Thank you. I have something with earrings too with jewelry in general. Maybe you noticed in previous videos I can’t talk about this right now. I’ll be able to Share more with you in the next weeks or month That’s all I can say for now Astrology what is your zodiac sign? I’m a libra you mentioned that you’re tall with long legs how tall are you correction and tall with short legs? Comparatively to my overall height my torso is actually really long I am 179 meters or 5 feet 11 if you count the other way. Do you speak german if yes how long do you take to learn? if no how do run your business I would guess the person who asked that question is German are you german? Because you have like the question and then answer one detail answer to details all the possibilities are included in the question I like that structure is good. There was also another question on the languages that I speak so my mother tongue is French both of my parents were French Then I learned English and German in Junior high school. I had latin, Greek, but I dropped those really fast they’re completely useless I think no offense if you learned those languages Greek is pretty in University I learned japanese so that I could do an exchange semester in Japan. I did it it was fantastic When I started to work after a couple of years they sent me to chile, there I learned Spanish and This year I started learning arabic. That’s the whole story hold on ana Justin as con febe link anna les esrup Kalwa koleyo did that make any sense Please Sos with brass yeah this question I took it in on purpose so that I can officially tell everyone here that I am working on this topic It’s one of the most requested topics on my channel of all times. I need an assistant to do that I need to find a way to do it and demonstrating how to fit the bra without getting flagged and banned from YouTube for pornographic reasons and unappropriate content so we probably do that on a dress form and I need an assistant to do the camera and the lighting because I can’t do both if I’m busy in front of the camera if You know somebody who knows how to film do the lighting has time this summer and is based in Berlin Please let me know in the comments or send me an email. I gladly hire that person Thank you for your help. I wonder what made you choose Berlin instead of Paris And how you have integrated in such a different culture and country okay two questions in one. the first part of the question Why Berlin instead of Paris? Paris already has a fix identity and established fashion houses Berlin is still looking for its identity Which I think is very inspiring as a creative person, and it doesn’t have an established fashion scene So there is room for new ones to come I was a new one I was deciding where to settle down, so I thought Berlin had more potential for me a better fit. How I integrated before living in Berlin I was in New York Before, New York I was in hamburg which is in Germany the second largest city after Berlin, so it was actually pretty easy it’s the second country I knew best after France, so It was easy My question when will you be showing us your updated bullet journal I really loved watching your first video, and I’m eager to see how it looks now You’re not the only one Guys, I have to confess something I fail the bullet journal thing Completely by lack of time and discipline my bad my mistake I didn’t strictly use only this one I kept taking notes in a multitude of Notebooks become this one place where I keep everything as I intended it to be and I started to work on projects that I can’t share yet So I couldn’t do a flip through video to show you at least what’s in there? I have been having a rough couple of weeks I have a few more to come not on the youtube side, but on the of the other side and on the fashion label side Once I get through that it’s going to calm down a little bit. I am definitely doing that experiment a second time We’ll call it bullet journal set up second trial, and I will definitely share that one with you promise Do you think huate culture fashion week influences trend and fast fashion retailers as much as ready-to-wear fashion week does Mm-Hmm good question I’d say no because Haute Couture involves so much hand work hand sewing techniques. That are not replicable in Production in industrial production, so if you are a cheap retailer or a fast fashion retailer, you’re trying to keep your cost Low, you don’t want anything that’s complicated to replicate, so you’re going to copy rather ready-to-wear because it’s easier to copy What is your favorite aspect of Japanese fashion or culture did your time in Japan influence your design aesthetic I love the question Such good questions that you send me, thank you Japanese fashion yep, I spent one semester in Japan this you heard before Perfect. It changed not just my design aesthetics, but my complete way of seeing the world it broaden my horizon Big-time, I loved especially the way subcultures and counter cultures develop and experiment with fashion up to levels that I had never seen before in Europe or anywhere else and Japan was at that point when I got there the most different culture I had ever seen so it put my entire world upside down and What I learned mainly from my time there is to consider one culture Compared to others, and I think by comparing you learn more than by investigating only one culture more in depth and I still think that way today. I think if you follow my channel you probably notice that I like to see okay Compared to Germany or to the US How would french people think and that’s how I started that series actually what advice did your mom grandmom give you that you still follow? The best thing my mom ever taught me since I was little she said Do whatever you want in life, but do it really really well Sounds silly or useless, but that’s very good piece of advice actually To that I would add do anything you want that’s legal and morally okay? And you get my own life motto. Do you ever think that you’re in a profession which face so much emphasis on vanity, haha Thank you for asking this question. There are a few People in this industry like fashion editors who think they are on top of the world. A few Divas Few famous designers who play with the image because it works commercially and then you have the majority of the people Those who are not in the spotlight the rest the huge majority of the industry who actually great crafts people who love what they do Create garments that are meant to be functional or meant to be works of art Depending on the vision right but they are great at what they do their not Divas They’re really really good crafts people We should hear more from them, but they don’t have a voice and they don’t want to step into the spotlight That’s the problem Have you ever experienced pessimism or backstabbing in the industry? Has anyone ever doubted you and told you that you would never be successful if so how have you overcome such negativity. heart. Yes, and yes So backstabbing people who told me oh But you’re switching from a business life to a fashion life. You’re not creative are you oh? You know that for creative people? Oh, you’re way too structured. You should get back to business That’s a quick extract of all the crap. I heard even coming from friends and Family HMM One here in a box. It’s really hard to switch boxes And I started in business. I worked in business. It went okay. I had a good Career starts and People had told me before that I wouldn’t make in business either so the second time around when I said I’m going to switch from business to fashion When people started again saying mmm. Are you sure I was like honey. I heard that the first time Not this time not with me And I was curious to see if I could make it I wasn’t thinking hey world watch me become the next Alexander McQueen, but I thought if I don’t try it, I will never know and regrets are worse than failures That’s something my mom taught me I noticed most german women don’t tuck their shirts entirely in their pants But only the front in order to reveal the loops of their belts Do you know why they do to show the brand identity this trend in neighboring countries? True, so here’s my opinion completely subjective opinion It is expected in many jobs in Germany that you wear shirts also as a woman But it’s not so cool. It’s really conservative especially if you tuck it in completely all around if you tuck it in at the front You look okay, and tidy from the front it also shortens your torso But at the back you leave, it outside. It looks cool and more casual that would be my explanation can should apple body type wear belts I get that question often here’s the thing most Apple shape ladies regrets not having a marked waist So the belt is one way of marking your waist so that you build body proportions And you can decide which level you put the belt so you decide at which level you want to put your waist That’s practical. It doesn’t have to be a belt if you feel uncomfortable wearing a belt if you were a dress for instance Where you have one color at the top and then at the waist level an horizontal line And then another color downwards you have the same visual effect. It doesn’t have to be a belt it’s about Showing where you want your waist to be so to speak can you talk about what we need to consider when letting our hair go grey It is flattering on certain skin tones and undertones more than others Should you make changes to the colors in our wardrobe Mm? Hmm another frequently asked question. I have the feeling you may very well disagree with me that when the hair naturally becomes grey it tends to be a rather cooler grey So if you cool tones, if you undertone is cool, you’re fine It’s matching if your undertone is warmer you might feel that Your hair is making you look paler than you used to be if not the case you have two options change the hair or change the wardrobe if you want to change the wardrobe you have a great opportunity to try out new colors and Change the dominant colors in your wardrobe. It’s a very fun game or you look into new hair colors It doesn’t have to be a color like blonde, brown, black or anything it can be another grey and they are grey dyes From cool to warm and everything in between so if you feel that your hair is not matching your undertone anymore look into that when we’re told not to wear more than two to three colors does that include different shades of a color? I think you’re referring to my video in the french series where I said French people usually in general Don’t mix more than two to three colors in one outfit Usually in general French people do whatever they want and you’re free to do the same. I would say it depends if you’re wearing a navy blue and Pastel blue, they’re really different also in intensity I would probably count them as two different ones if you’re wearing Navy Blue and medium Navy Blue like just two shades Lighter or Darker They look quite similar I would count down as one probably and it’s a third color that you’re wearing is yellow Those two blues are going to look super similar anyways, so I’d say it depends on your tastes And how contrasted you are in life. I have a question Will you marry me? That’s sweet, but no, I’m sorry And I think that’s it for today. Did you find this entertaining? Did you find a bit of each topic? I hope so thumbs up if you enjoyed this video Should we do a Q&A thing like this like once a season? It’s not a good rate I see you every Wednesday and Sunday with new videos until then take care guys and thanks for the question. Bye bye

100 thoughts on “Summer Q&A | Fashion – Style – Personal | Justine Leconte

  1. Lovely and inspiring videos!! Last thing I expected was that you are learning Arabic, too..! Momtaz! keep up the good work. Best from Arab fan in Copenhagen.

  2. I loved this video so much!!!! I didn't know you studied in Japan. That was my favorite part. I'm planning a trip to Japan in a few years so hearing how that changed your world was amazing ?

  3. you are so charming. No matter which topic, you are so competent…and funny. You would make a great friend for me 😀 Love from Dresden.

  4. I would suggest trying Microsoft one note as a journal. Also having been to Berlin and Paris, I could see why you live there.

  5. Yay!! When I come across a super fashion savvy person that is tall, BUT – has short legs and a long torso. ?

  6. an alternative answer to the going gray question: as a hair dresser I get this question every so often, and the thing people don't understand is that your hair doesn't actually turn gray, it turns white, but the white mixed with your natural color makes it appear gray in tone. so if you are naturally warm it will be a warm gray, and same if you are cool toned. so you don't need to change a thing if you don't want to.

  7. Hi Justine! 🙂
    Interesting video – again.

    – you are a libra, so am I
    – you spend time in Chile (to learn spanish) – I'm half chilean
    – you've lived in Hamburg – I was born and raised in that city.

    Your videos are so inspiring and one can feel your intelligence behind your content.

    I'm sitting here like: I'd love to get a coffe/tea etc. with you!

    Haha..I'm such a "fan-girl" ?:D

    Anyways. Loved the video, keep up your lovely smile and let me know about the coffe 🙂
    X L

  8. Kia ora (hello from New Zealand) Justine! I am slowly working my way through all your videos. I love watching your videos, your voice is calming, your research and information is great and the authenticity of the delivery is just so refreshing. So talented! Wishing you lots of luck with your endeavours you deserve success. I would like to watch q & a every season. Also I usually try to avoid reading comments on youtube videos because they can often make your hair stand on end! 🙂 But the comments from your viewers are brilliant too.. I think that is also because of the person you are – a great community here. Arohanui (with love) from New Zealand xo

  9. Hi Justine! I first watched got to know of your channel through the laïcité video in my social studies class. Recently, I stumbled across your channel again and realised you did videos on fashion! ? I watched your videos and I really like how detailed and informative they are! My mom, a self-professed Francophile thoroughly agrees with your Parisian series. Recently, I have grown to be more comfortable with my own body and have since changed up my wardrobe a bit as I'm 16 going on to 17. My mom has always been a firm believer of being classic and not following trends but to dress according to your body. Your videos has affirmed the advice she has been giving me. ? I realised that half the things I started implementing (skinny jeans don't look good on me or off shoulder tops look great on me etc) are the tips from your how to dress the pear shaped body video. (Yep I'm pear shaped haha) and they really do work! Anyway, I really like how positive you are and you have great videos and I am really inspired by how you stand firm for your own beliefs. Keep up the great work! 🙂 ?
    Shang hong

  10. Oh my god!!!!! you speak arabic!!! I already like you but now I love you lol.. I'm arabian and your sentence was clear to me.. just make the "no" sound abit clearer like "laaa" not "lé".. you're doing great!!!!
    (I admit that I keep going back to that part where you speak arabic cuz it's adorable indeed hehe)

  11. Since you commented. Is it true the French woman takes their natural gray hair as part of the age process? or you color it?

  12. How did you learn so many languages? I’m a 21 year old American. I took two semesters of basic Spanish in high school, but most of it didn’t stick. I would really like to learn Spanish and French or Italian one day, but don’t know how. Any suggestions?

  13. Justine, if you love traveling, do visit Mauritius aka the paradise island! We speak both english & french, plus it's a multicultural country with amazing beaches! 🙂 xx

  14. I discovered your channel just yesterday and I gotta say you're an awesome human being, inspiring! It brings me such joy to watch you!

  15. Hi Justine
    Thank you so much for bringing us videos with good content
    Yes please do in depth videos about bra hacks for both top heavy and small busted ladies
    And shareware including butt enhancers.
    Please recommend us with good brands and links for them
    Thank you so much and I wish you continued success
    Love from Melbourne Australia

  16. Hey justine, how are you, i hope you are fine. Actually, my opinion want to chat you it is i want to ask you question about be a fashion designer. Hm if i want to be a fashion designer, i must have a slim body? And also, i must have the drawing skill and sewing skill if i want to be a fashion designer? Sorry for many asking 🙂

  17. I love the way u politely turned down the funny marriage proposal?
    What I love the most is that you didn’t offer an explanation. A lot of women need to learn from that??

  18. I`m a libra too 😉 I love your grandpa`s sweater. Wonderful. Indeed: Surround yourself with positive people and do your own thing! <3 <3 <3 That is what I do also. 🙂

  19. This was so much fun I thoroughly enjoyed it. Please do more. You have so quickly become my favorite YouTuber. Wish I had found your channel months ago

  20. hi there, just wanted to say that your videos are really cool and its fascinating to hear you explain things! its so efficient – you dont waste a word!

  21. Hello justine i watch your videos from Kuwait (your arabic is understandable??btw) i like the content of your channel, and i have a random question ? do you sing?

  22. hey, I was also interested how long did it take to learn German, because I am learning it but it's so hard…

  23. I watched your Fall Q&A before this and when you spoke about not wanting to commit to a tattoo, I thought ”I bet she’s a Libra”. And you are! (I am too, and have the exact same problem with tattoos ?)

  24. I am trying to match my wardrobe to my undertone, which seems on be warm autumn. Are there not very many warm autumns in the population? Cause it's really hard to find stuff that's the right color. Another idea for people with long torsos like me, is belly bands. They are popular with pregnant girls. I take a stretchy shirt, cut it off at the armpits and put a casing and elastic in it. Works great for layering and making shirts longer when you need it.

  25. It is June 2018 and I have just discovered your videos. They are delightful, refreshing, and highly informative. I feel more empowered to make smart choices for my style & body type. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!!!

    Question: I have a long torso and struggle with proper proportion selection (choosing the proper top length for the bottom)- have you addressed this topic? I am an American, 5'10", slopped shoulders, long torso, pear shape, and slight menopause belly. I love to wear jeans in the winter and capris in the summer. I use "navy" as my "black" – which seems more flattering for me as a woman in her mid 50s with a cool skin tone and winter season coloring.

    Thank you.

  26. Awwww you are learning Arabic! how is your Arabic study is going? can you have another Q/A this year 😀

  27. I love the way you say "assholes" I also have grandpa sweaters as that his scarf and hated memories are what i have left.

  28. Hello, Justine. You are such a powerful woman. As I watch your videos, I see that you are pretty, smart, elegant, funny, dedicated, and positive. It is inspiring. I actually got a pinch of sadness and shame as I heard you describe (in this video and another video I watched recently) how many languages you have learned. I have been in the military 18 years; have been stationed in Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I (and most military) don't bother to learn the culture's language. I wish I could do my military time over and do those things better. Thank you for setting a good example for people like my niece who is 5. I would have her watch your videos all day instead of some of the young ladies I see on youtube.

  29. I love your videos, Justine. Your channel makes me feel more empowered. Love your manner, love your spirit!

  30. It is so gratifying to see a strong, intelligent young women following their dream and making a mark in their chosen field. Kudos to you for keeping your humanity.and to your conflicting advice on fashion or business, a business background has probably been very very helpful to you in starting your fashion line.

  31. Bein venue. Thank you for your honesty and practicality. You have a way of expressing your ideas and thoughts with intelligence and intention that makes me want to hear more. Marci

  32. I think you are very pretty with beautiful eyes. I know you love red lips and they suit you, however, in my opinion only, when you have paler lips your eyes really stand out. In this video I find that I am
    looking at your eyes and not your lips. Love all your advice and keep up the good work.

  33. Bonjour. I'm a guy.Can You explain why women stop wearing colour clothes when summer ends? You see lots of fruity colours with flower patterns from june to august and after it becomes less hot it's grey again….

  34. The background matches your eyes!! ??? I also love the earrings and the bright outfit. Yes I think a Q&A per season is a good rate, and I would actually love to see your brand expand to the point where you could design/stock underwear (e.g. like Organic Basics that was crowd-funded). I'm not at a level right now where I could spend $255 on a dress, but basics like underwear and plain singlets I would buy more frequently.

  35. Been “silver” for many years. As a warm the only thing I have to steer clear of is wearing neutrals as I suddenly look like a cadaver.

  36. Justine!!!!! Me encantó escuchar que estuviste en mi bello país, Chile. Me gustan de tus videos que son súper profesionales. Mucho éxito y bendiciones para ti.

  37. Won't you open a shop with cloths & Co. designed by you? I'm looking forward to it. Schon mal, weil ich weiß, daß sie guter Qualität sein werden. Un abrazo desde España ?

  38. I manage a retail mall in Denver, CO. You are my go-to influencers on how I decide to highlight my soft good retailer looks. Kudos to you! Your influence is global and evergreen.

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