Cocktails with Claire has gone international!
We first started with Lagos, Nigeria, then hopped over to London. Our latest stop was in beautiful Paris.

Paris has a special place in my heart. As you all may know, I lived in Paris from 2008-2010. I came with little money and few contacts, and had a tough time! But with all things difficult, it made me stronger, and I was overjoyed to share my journey with everyone who came!

Bombers and Bombshells from France, Switzerland, Cameroon, and the good old US of A (Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta) gathered at O Chateau for wine, cheese, networking, and encouragement. The night started off with mixing and mingling, and concluded with a discussion about The Bomb Life, moderated by Sophy Aiida. Bonang Matheba was kind enough to join us and offer pearls of wisdom and a bit of insight on how she became one of the most celebrated stars in South Africa with a social media following of 1.7 million people.

More than just a Cocktail Party, Cocktails with Claire is a chance for Fashion Bomb Daily readers to receive career and life advice as it pertains to Breaking into Fashion. Bonang, Sophy, and I encouraged everyone from new designers to future brand ambassadors to invest in themselves and their image, set goals, sidestep distractions, and live the Bomb Life!

The event bubbled over with fabulous energy. I can’t wait for the next one!

We’ll be coming to Atlanta and New York soon. And guys–if you’d like to have a similar fashion filled, supremely fun networking event come to your town, holla at me! You can always reach me at Cl****@Fa**************.com.

Special Thanks to Estelle, Sophy, Nei, Karina, Olivier, Asia, and Lyneka for making the event an astounding success! A la prochaine!

*For the night, I wore a Ralph Lauren zebra printed trench, Moschino belt, BLNK denim Skirt, A Hat shop hat, and Dsquared2 Lace up Sandals.

**Images: Guillaume Landry and Farouk Taleb