Chayet Chiénin

Chayet Chiénin, blogger of Nothing But the Wax , lives in Paris and loves Wax and colours. Not surprising that these two topics are regularly discussed on her blog as well as on her social media channels. Next to her job as entrepreneur, Chayet takes her readers along on her colourful Wax journey and shares all the bits and bobs around her creations. We decided to introduce her to you!

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging 4 years ago and at that time I wanted to share my love for wax prints. Then I discovered that a lot of designers were creating beautiful clothes with this fabric. My aim then became to show people the new African Fashion scene, which is totally amazing, whether they use wax prints or not.

Tell us something about your style…
My style is quite versatile, depending on my mood. Sometimes I love to embrace my femininity, other times, I would just rock an androgynous or bohemian look. Nothing is defined, as I love and do a lot of different things. So it is quite difficult to put me in one single box.

How did your love for African print start?
That’s a good question! I would say that my love for African print started when I was younger, living in Ivory Coast with my grandmother. My grandmother was very classy and feminine … and she still is. She introduced me to African prints with her incredible style and by taking me with her to the market to buy wax prints.
Are you wearing African prints this festive season?
For me, prints are a part of my lifestyle, it’s not about style but rather a lifestyle. So, yes I’m wearing African prints this festive season, and during winter and even when I decide not to go outside and stay comfortable at home.

What’s your ultimate fashion tip for the festive season?
Don’t be shy girls, just shine like a diamond for this festive season! The only point is to make a statement with your colours, prints and feel comfortable to enjoy the party!
Thanks for your time, Chayet!

Photography: Nothing but the Wax

‘For me, prints are a part of my lifestyle, it’s not about style but rather a lifestyle’