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Black Girls in Paris: At Work and at Play

Wed., May. 30, 2012 7:47 AM EDT
by Zondra Hughes

Black Girls in Paris: Jennifer Pauline

Black Girls in Paris: Jennifer Pauline

Black Girls in Paris: New York native Jennifer Pauline

One of the most intimate and beautiful blogs about the Parisian experience comes from freelance fashion writer Jennifer Pauline, who landed in Paris by way of New York a few years ago.

“Just like myself, Josephine Baker was a black girl in Paris (yet, that was over 50 years ago) and she fell in love with Paris just like I did. …While she came to Paris to escape the racism in the States and I came to Paris to find my joie de vivre and a new peace of mind, we both fell in love with this city and the country of France and our love is just the same.”

Today, ebony ladies can hardly resist the romance, riches, fine arts, seductive language and, of course, the fashion that Paris offers, and several have opened businesses to spread the love.

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