Artist Of The Week - Meet Audrey-Anne Séguin aka R.E.Y.A.N

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Who are you?


Great passionate, committed and creative, I have been singing since I was very young. The arts in general are very oxygenating and allow me to express myself through music (Pop, musical theater, R&B, soul), fashion (especially local), dance (ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop), theater and cinema. Communication and trust are the key for me. My projects are an amalgam of experiences in the studio, on stage and through writing. I consider myself a good mix between spontaneity and reflection.

 

Audrey Anne  Séguin jeune chanteuse de montréal

Photo credits: Isabella Kara

 

When did you start singing?

I was very young. About 3-4 years old, in my mother's car with "The Divas", Celine Dion and Britney. Then, I started to be interested in shows, performance, making people laugh and especially the desire to dance. I was very much influenced by 90's pop music, but also a lot of Quebec francophone music due to my family background. I have always been very curious and energetic. I liked to express myself and show that the arts have no limits, neither of age, nor of talent etc... I started taking lessons more seriously at the age of 8, after a few amateur shows that quickly made me understand that music helped me define myself and feel myself. Soon after high school I was given a chance, I was given a platform, a stage and recognition. I think that's when I really understood that I could make a real career out of it. I had the chance to meet dynamic singing teachers who were so talented, especially at the interpretation level. I quickly developed a taste for improving  my techniques, my love for the voice and the theater.

 

What's the best advice someone has given you?

To be myself and never give up. I believe that we choose what we want to attract, visualize and put forward in our lives... as I am naturally positive, this kind of advice has always helped me to get back on my feet. I'm authentic and proud. I think that things don't affect me anymore and  it allows me to live in the moment while getting out of my comfort zone. My voice is the most sincere and natural thing I have to offer people.

 

For you, what is music?

Music is exciting, it helps me realize myself. There is nothing in the world that puts more stars in my eyes than singing in front of people who are happy to enjoy the moment and the arts.
Music is a relationship with myself and with others.

It's what keeps me going, it's what keeps me discovering and surpassing myself. So many beautiful sounds and ways to create... inspiring techniques and different, unique people.


If you could do the first part of an artist, which one would it be? And why?

I have often said that I would have liked to perform with the band RUSH, little "Inside" with my dad, with whom I went to see them 3 times.
But very good question. I would say, based on the shows I've attended for the audience they reach (especially open-minded): Lady Gaga, Stromae, Ellie Goulding and The Head & The Heart.

They are all people who perform with heart and staging. Whether it's through unusual harmonies, colorful choreographies or clothes that push the limits of performance. They are all artists who have given me unique moments and who I feel like they are reaching an audience that I find very appealing.

 

 

 

Audrey Anne Séguin Candidate Star Académie

 



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Artist of The Week - Meet Camilo Musse!

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Who are you?

I'm an artist and executive producer who spends most of my time creating and try push the culture. Originally from Mozambique, since I had the opportunity to live in the UK, I haven’t stopped chasing my dreams. Started as rapper then went into producing and now I'm building a film production company by the name of Cineview LTD. My goal isn't to only create amazing work, I also aim to create opportunities for people in the creative industry through music, films and arts.



In what way your art is unique?


I feel like my art is unique due to the fact that everything I put my hands on has to have a purpose and when you do things with a purpose it’s very hard not to stand out. What also makes my art unique is the fact I’m inspired by a lot things from different places, I absorb a lot of information and that allows me create something unique.


What inspires you?

Things that I experienced growing up and still experience today are my main source of inspiration, whether it's good and or bad. That's what made me who I am. My other inspiration...I'd say people, I get a lot of inspiration from people, they have beautiful stories to tell and I think it need to be heard. That's my biggest motivation to keep going on.



How do you define success?

A lot of times, we attach success with money. For me, success is living your life with purpose and be happy with who you are no matter how much you have. Don’t get me wrong, I want to be rich rich but if I ain’t happy with who I am then it means nothing to me.



We're in a pandemic, not easy, so how do you manage to keep creating?

Yes, it's been pretty tough for everyone. However, I can't complain that much because it was a blessing to be in a quarantine and create. I made a full EP and videos, I also produced and directed a video with some artists and companies based in the UK, this enabled to run my business.



What's the last thing you learn?

Live is too short to do nothing. Try to do as much as you can. Create beautiful memories.



When do you feel most creative?

I feel most creative when I’m alone, especially when things are tough because I get to minimize distractions and focus more on the art.

 

 

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How To Find Your Hair Routine

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When it comes to hair, I don't know about you but it's always been a struggle for me. We all have different hair goals, it could be strength, thickness, length, curls definition, you name it! Finding your hair routine isn't easy but with  patience and multiple tests ( Lord knows). I'm going to give you a few tips on how to get a good routine.

 

First of all, you have to know the type of hair you have, it's really important because it'll help you to find the adequate products for your hair. I got one thing to say the porosity test or the float test, basically it's about your hair is able to absorb and retain moisture.

All you have to do is wash your hair, take a strand of hair and drop them in a glass or bowl of water. Let it sit for 4 minutes.

Now, there are 3 type of porosity: 

- Low porosity: if you hair floats, it means that the scales lay flat and tightly against one another, they hinder water from absorbing into the hair.

- Medium porosity: if your hair stays in the middle , it means that your hair is healthy and react very well to colorations.

- High porosity: if your hair sinks, it means that the scales 

 

A good hair routine takes time, especially when it's wash day *tears*, don't worry we're in this together.

So, a complete hair routine involves: shampoo, conditionner/leave-in conditionner, styling products.

You shouldn't shampoo everyday, because it'll strip your scalp of all the oils/products you use. I'd say at least once a week, but for me I sometimes wash my hair every two weeks. Choosing your shampoo can be very difficult but an important task to do.

 

Here are a few good shampoo: 

- Shampoo  Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil 

- Shampoo BAZ.IC Néroli (my favorite)

- Shampoo Ultra Doux  Avocado 

Make sure to massage your scalp gently for at least 10mins. Don't scratch your scalp. Apply shampoo, massage your scalp, then rinse it out, do it two or three times depending on your patience :P

 

Now my favorite part, the conditionner, this is the most important part in my hair routine. If you hair easily get tangled then you should definitely love this part too. Conditioner makes it easier to detangle and make it softer.

My top 3 : 

- Pattern beauty - intensive conditioner for tight textures

- HoliRoots conditioner 

- Aussie Moist Conditioner 

- Garnier Fructis - Papaya conditioner

Once you apply it, you can brush your hair and braid your hair into sections. Let it rest 40 mins then you can rinse it out. Dry your hair with a t-shirt or a microfiber towel, always be gentle with your hair. 

Let's not forget the mask, I'd suggest to do a hair mask 2x per month, here is a list of good hair masks you can try out:

-  Homemade avocado & banana mask: all you need is 1/2 avocado (mashed), 1 banana (mashed), olive oil ( 2tablespoon) and 1 beaten egg. 

- Papaya mask by Fructis Garnier 

- Homemade aloe vera mask: all you need is aloe vera (the purest you can find), honey and yoghurt, you mix it up and that's it.

 

After that, it's time for the leave-in conditionner, it provides deep moisture and hydration to your hair.  Use your fingers to detangle with the leave-in, it's the best way to define your natural curls (if you have curly/afro hair) and that's it.

Here's a list of nice leave-in conditioners: 

- Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil 

- Pattern leave-in conditioner 

- Ultra doux avocado & shea butter leave-in cream

 

And you hair routine is done. Of course, the list I shared with you isn't limited and it depends on your hair type. The main goal is to get healthy and beautiful hair at the end of the day <3 

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Playlist: Motivation Every(Mon)Day !

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Hey, hey beautiful souls !

 

Don't know about you but I feel more productive with music at work. Sometimes it only takes just one little song to put you in tha mood and gives tha little motivation for the rest of the day.

Don't forget to take a few breaks whether you're working or studying, trust me it's important for your mind to relax for a moment.

We've created a playlist specially for you, hopefully it'll help you throughout your day :)

Stay safe and don't forget, you've got this ! We know YOU CAN.

 

1. Motivation - Normani 

 

2. Stimulation - Disclosure

 

3. Still Don't Know My Name - Labyrinth 

 

4. Sofi Needs A Ladder - Deadmau5

 

5. Revolution - Diplo Feat. Flautix & Imano and Kai

 

6. Swagga - Excision & Datsik

 

7. Thunder - W&W

 

8. Boss Mode - Knife party 

 

9. Hit Me - Zeds Dead 

 

10. Feel So Close - Calvin Harris (Nero Remix)

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Riding caps: Our Favourite 5 Styles for this Autumn/Winter

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Winter is starting to show, get your warm clothes out.

This winter, the equestrian riding cap is making a nice comeback and it's making its mark on winter trends. A must-have accessory characterized by its simplicity and comfort; a perfect mix between chic & sporty to have in your wardrobe.
Whether it's made of straw or felt, you will have a choice.

 

 

GUERRERO
GUERRERO Riding Cap

100% fur felt hat with classic Camille Côté cuts no the back and integrated elastics.

 

ALI
Camille Côté gold felt riding cap

For the golden hour balcony wine time, here is ALI, the thin and soft hat that you will not want to remove of your head.

 

 
HERMAN
HERMAN Earflap Cropped Cap

Hello clever design : HERMAN is the wool felt hat for the winter gal that is over beanies.

 

 

JEANNE
JEANNE FELT RIDING CAP

JEANNE is the feminine touch that will complete your classy look. Match it with a bit of a boyish attitude tho.

 

CHIEF
CHIEF WOOL FELT RIDING CAP

Be the boss, try the 100% wool felt CHIEF riding cap.

 

Ready to show your personality with style ?

<3

 

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