Paola Mathé is a lover of red lipstick, adventure, bold headwraps, and all things colorful. Born in a small town in Haiti, Paola moved to the United States in her teenage years. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Economics and French Literature at Drew University. Driven by her artistic desires and thirst for adventure, Paola moved to New York City to live out her dreams. In her spare time, she shares those dreams, her colorful personality, and style on Finding Paola, her lifestyle blog. She is now based in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and about thirty plant babies.
In 2014, Paola launched Fanm Djanm, a headwrap collection and lifestyle brand that celebrates the strength of women while also empowering them to live boldly. Known for her bold style and creativity, Paola has been featured in many established online and in-print publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Essence, Huffington Post, The Cut, Women's Wear Daily, and Harper's Bazaar. Her goal is to share her colors with the world while empowering and creating opportunities for women of color who dare to do the same.
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