Lines/Manner

Personal stylist, creator and founder of the blog Lines/Manner, a platform focused on minimalist, modern, ethical, and monochrome fashion.

In my quest for talented emerging/independent designers and eco-responsible designs, I privilege ethical and slow fashion, quality over quantity, as well as raising awareness and inciting my readers to purchase less yet better – less is more.
My style journal is the medium I have chosen to communicate the characteristics of my profession across borders, sharing internationally my knowledge and discoveries by reaching a wide range of enthusiast with similar interests. And social networks play a fundamental role in this attempt to reach enthusiasts all around the world.

Fashion Influencer is only one of the facets of my profession. I have to manage all marketing aspects, public relations, editing, reporting, emails, meetings, artistic endeavors, social networking, photography, writing, accounting, statistics, etc. Multitasking is indeed a fundamental requirement of the blogosphere. Yet being my own boss and living my passion is a true privilege. The most important advantages of my profession are in the precious relationships I establish with incredibly talented designers and artists. Other advantages such as independence and traveling are indeed thrilling, yet they require much organization and responsibilities. The deadlines, the endless work hours, the constant search for inspiration, the investments, the planning, all of these continuous requirements have made my partners an integral part of my daily life. Nevertheless, I feel so utterly invested and passionately focused that I would give it up for nothing in the world.

As for the future, my objective is to establish a personal stylist workshop; a place where I would welcome my clients and propose the designs of my pre-established—via my blog—partners. Of course, always within an eco-responsibility thematic. I also plan to continue blogging, but I will have to be resourceful in order to manage both my private-stylist workshop and my online style journal. When that day comes, I am aware that I probably won’t be able to do everything myself, that training and relying on a Lines/Manner team will be a necessity.

Linesmanner wardrobe essencials :

 

1. Key basics: A denim jean, the little black dress, “la marinière,” a leather jacket, a cozy knit, a crisp

white shirt, a textured coat, an oversized cardigan, a structured blazer, a midi and maxi dress, kicks,

slides, a leather bag.

2. Color palette: Black, white, grey, beige, navy, khaki.

3.  Quality over quantity: Fit, fabrics, cuts, colors.

Minimalism is a way of life and a philosophy. It can affect your personal style, your appreciation of arts and designs, your living space, your beauty routine; it can help you define your essentials, focus on the useful, the practical, the indispensable.  While the definition of minimalism can differ from one person to another, one fundamental idea is common to all: Disregard all things that add no value to your life, all negative thoughts, all toxic relationships. Take your time, spend your energy with the ones you cherish the most, live in an environment that makes you happy: Decide what is and what is not truly important to your well- being. Doing so requires thorough analysis, as we have to become aware of the essential difference between what we think we need and what we truly need

Being minimalist is not innate and definitely not easy. It not only requires enormous retrospection, self- analysis, and a need to reconsider priorities, but also a deep understanding of the resulting positive impact minimalism can have on your lifestyle and your environment. Because in the long run this process will remove all negative parasites from your life, therefore permitting you to easily concentrate on what actually matters, to discover all that is truly important to your life....

 

Text and Contribution by Lysiane-Marie (@linesmanner)