Welcome to Ma Nouvelle Mode!! Thank you so much for stopping by. We are so happy you are here! Without further adieu, let us introduce ourselves!
We are Natalia & Christie, the dynamic duo of Ma Nouvelle Mode. With Christie in Southern California and Natalia in France, we have come together to give you our best! Want to know a little more about us? Here ya go!
My name is Natalia and I live in France with my husband and two boys. I started this blog when I had been feeling pretty dumpy being a mom and not taking a lot of time for myself. My kids had been sick for something like 4 weeks and I hadn’t left my sweats in probably the same amount of time. I thought, “Wait! I used to be creative! I used to wear makeup! I used to get out of my PJ’s and occasionally do my hair!! There is no reason having two kids should stop me from doing just that!” So that is where ‘Ma Nouvelle Mode’ came from, meaning ‘my new style‘ in French. I am reinventing myself in a way. I have come to a point where I am learning to embrace the woman God made me to be and trying to use his gifts to the best of my ability. You can read a bit more about me and my family here.
My name is Christie and I live in Southern California with my husband, my daughter and my son. I am also currently carrying my third baby! My hands are full with my family and I LOVE them more than I can ever express in words. But just like Natalia, I was losing sight of who I was and the strengths and passions God had given me. So I joined in on this FABULOUS blog and it has been a great motivator for me as a mom, as a wife and as a woman in my own right! Always working on the beauty within, so that whatever beauty exudes externally is genuine, confident and secure in who I am. You can read more about me and my family here.
How do we work our magic? With fashion we share ideas of how to shop your closet, build a wardrobe on a limited budget, and find new ways to style old items. We like to have photo shoots featuring different styles and eras so there is something for everyone. In the beauty department we have a plethora of tutorials from smoky eyes to red lips to help our readers gain the confidence to be able to create these looks themselves. We love sharing do-it-yourself techniques for the home to inspire creation of a space that fits the style and feel of our readers. We both have traveled quite a bit, with and without our kids, and we love to share our stories and photos. We also include plenty of recipes for the culinary inclined!
We would love for you to come on this journey with us! You can subscribe through RSS feed here. You can also follow on Bloglovin’ if that’s more your style. Our Facebook fan page is chock full of cute posts about which shoes to buy, which outfit to choose, and sometimes even some fun giveaways! You can often find Natalia chatting away on Twitter (haven’t convinced Christie just yet!). And if you’re like almost everyone we know and you love Pinterest, check out our Pinterest page. It’s just so much fun!
And please, please, please reach out to us if you have a chance! We love meeting new people and to us it isn’t about how many ‘followers’ we can get; it’s about making friends and building a community. We hope you will become a part of ours!
Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!
– Natalia and Christie