Paola Mathe is a creative director, blogger, and founder of Fanm Djanm (Translated: Strong Woman in Haitian Kreyol), a headwrap collection and online boutique that celebrates strong women everywhere. Her lifestyle blog, Finding Paola, is about a Haitian girl making and living her dreams in New York City. She writes about her personal style, different events, her favorite places to eat and shop locally among many other topics.  Paola was born in Petion-Ville, Haiti, and received a bachelor's degree in Economics and French Literature at Drew University. When she's not running around New York City like a maniac carrying loads of fabric, she writes, reads, hosts dinner parties.


Folasade Adeoso was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria and raised in Toronto, Canada. Folasade is a visual artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her images interrogate themes of sexuality and womanhood, fame and privateness, exoticism, and African diasporic identity. Folasade is also the chief editor of lovefola.com. She began her website as a way to document all things that inspire her. Over the years the blog has evolved and been refined as Folasade grows as a artist, brand curator, and designer. In addition to lovefola.com, Folasade has created and expanded her online boutique “1953 | THE COLLECTIONS”. There you will find beautiful one of a kind headwraps handpicked by Fola during her 2013 trip back to Nigeria.



Paola and Fola met on a film set in Brooklyn, where they both played the roles of day-walking, bloodsucking vampires. After the shoot, they changed in their street attires, but left the fangs, and danced the day away at Everyday People Brunch. They realized they had many things in common, including sharing the same birthday month, and they stayed in touch. Earlier this year, they decided to meet at a small coffee shop in the West Village to plan this series.