The Fashion Faux Pas Podcast
By Bernie Gracieuse and Yasmine Isaya
Bernie Gracieuse and Yasmine Isaya are two young women who are slowly, but surely dipping their toes in the fashion industry. As they are navigating this industry, they are committing, oh so, many Faux Pas' - hence the name. This podcast is meant to have real and honest conversations about the industry with people who are on their way to making their dreams come true. Come along with us as we navigate this crazy industry.
10 | Our Final Episode!
Welcome back Listeners! This week is bittersweet because it is our last episode of season 1!!! We are so grateful for each and every one of you who have been tuning in from the beginning and we hope you stick around for more exciting things to come from us at FFP and Faux Pas as a brand. On today's episode your hosts recap the season by reflecting on some of this seasons most popular episodes. - Dating as Creative - Imposter Syndrome - 20's are they really your Prime? Additionally, the girls touch on what they have learned throughout this journey as individuals and together, as well as how they can both improve as hosts. This episode closes off with a life update from your hosts and some exciting news and announcements... listen to find out and follow our socials, obviously. We thank you again here at Faux Pas for being on this crazy ride with us and with that said... See you in Season 2 Babyyy! Socials @thefashionfauxpaspodcast @kingberniee @yasisaya
August 04, 2022
Bonus Episode | Let’s Chat: Social Media, Mental Health, Manifesting and Setting Intentions
Welcome to our first video episode of the season. This week in this bonus episode Yasmine and Bernie are unpacking the pressure of social media, navigating our mental health through uncertain times, manifesting our dream life and settings intentions in our respective journey's. A candid conversation that we hope you enjoy. ----------------------------------------------------------- Intro - 00:00We styled each other - 01:47 The pressure of social media - 04:34 Comparaison is the thief of joy - 14:47 The myth of the struggling artist - 21:49 Asking questions about manifestation - 30:20 Settings intentions - 36:58 What we do to maintain our mental health - 42:24 Can we really have it all - 45:46 Our biggest fears regarding our career - 53:45 The ups and down of the panini on our mental health - 1:04:21 Outro - 1:24:53 ----------------------------------------------------------- As mentioned in this episode Lenz Studio: https://www.instagram.com/lenzstudiohq/ Rinude: https://www.instagram.com/rinude/ Frequency Vibrational chart: ----------------------------------------------------------- The podcast is also available on these following platforms: Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-fashion-faux-pas-podcast/id1586235492 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/151ppQwbr7fk8FAq0OKAwr Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81NmE1ZmE1NC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== ----------------------------------------------------------- Follow us: The Pod: http://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast Bernie: http://www.instagram.com/kingberniee Yasmine: http://www.instagram.com/yasisaya
July 19, 2022
9 | Your 20's ... Is it really your prime?
Welcome back to a new episode! This week Yasmine and Bernie are unpacking your 20's and if they actually are your prime years. The girls collectively agree in discussion that in 30's might be the new 20's when it comes to "prime". In this episode we touch on future goals and aspirations in all aspects of life, mental health, the pandemics effect on stripping away some of our formative years and so much more. Tune in to what might be one if this seasons most candid conversations between our hosts and engage with us in the comments and socials if you agree or want to chime in on debunking this "prime years" theory. Links mentioned: Podcast IG @thefashionfauxpaspodcast Yasmine IG @yasisaya Bernie IG @kingberniee Bernie's Website https://www.kingberniee.com/
July 06, 2022
8 | Christina Markessinis on her fashion school journey and new business owner faux pas'
Welcome back listeners! On today's episode Yasmine is joined by a special guest, business owner and content creator as well as her dear friend and fellow fashion school graduate, Christina Markessinis. This week the girls recap on their fashion school experience, the good, the bad and the expensive of it all. They discuss their takeaways from their college career and how it brought them to where they are in their professional life today. Christina also shares with Yasmine how the idea came about to become a business owner in apparel. She touches on what it’s really like to have your own brand and shuts down glamourized misconceptions about being your own boss. We also of course get to hear about how SohoNude was born and what we can expect to see in the near future. We also get a look into her other employment venture which is content creation and account manager at a Social Media agency called SweetnrAgency. If you enjoyed this episode make sure to give us a cute little rating down below ;) Links mentioned: Podcast Insta Christina SohoNude Sweetnr Yasmine Bernie
June 22, 2022
7 | Debbie Poh on her journey to self employment Faux Pas
Welcome back listeners! On today's solo episode Bernie is interviewing our lovely guest Debbie Poh. Debbie is a Vancouver-based conscious fashion content creator and writer striving for a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle. She recently quit her corporate finance job in order to pursue a creative career— with the happy side effect of now having more time to spend on self-care, her dog, hiking, and writing. In this episode Debbie opens up to Bernie about important values that she lost while working corporate, which she then regained after becoming self employed. She also touched on the importance of knowing your values in your work and charging brands accordingly, which honestly at the beginning is a STRUGGLE. As you are all already familiar, Bernie and Debbie are in the same/similar line of work, so naturally many other important topics where discussed. The girls dove right in with the importance of sharing vs gatekeeping in the social media space, having multiple streams of income, the stigma around content creation (influencers), and the reality of false influencing (yes it's a thing). They also talked about incorporating your personal passions in your work and how that can be beneficial to your content and brand image as a whole. Bernie also took the opportunity to pick Debbie's brain about topics such as; being a visible minority in this field of work and tokenism which as we know there is A LOT to unpack there. Finally, this episode ended with an optimistic tone as the girls reflected on the positive changes that are taking place in the social media industry. We hope you enjoyed this episode as much as all the others, this far. If you liked what you heard and like what you've been hearing, leave Bernie and Yasmine a cute little rating below. Also, let them know what your favorite part of this episode was in the comments as well as who you would like the girls to interview next ;) Get to know us more: Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/ Bernie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/ Yasmine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/ Find Debbie online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestylishwordsmith/ As mentioned on the episode Maya Spoken: https://www.instagram.com/mayaspoken/ Surviving Sofia scandal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZCsM8DBUA Fyre Festival https://www.netflix.com/watch/81035279?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C67063ac506b076886602bb33c79e168e9fae5f77%3A886061b3fec809b64508b456c3a656357aa83b9a%2C67063ac506b076886602bb33c79e168e9fae5f77%3A886061b3fec809b64508b456c3a656357aa83b9a%2Cunknown%2C%2C%2CtitlesResults
May 24, 2022
6 | Dating as a Creative
Welcome back! On todays episode our hostesses with the mostesses unpack everything there is to say about the dating world as young adults, and how they have navigated it as creatives. The girls share their platonic love story on how they met/connected all leading up to how Fashion Faux pas was born :) They also of course, discuss their own personal dating experiences, what they've learned and taken away from them, as well as talk about their opposite views on relationships, attachment styles and commitment as a whole. To top it all off the episode ends with a reflection on how the girls feel that their views on relationships have influenced their craft. Let us know what you think and give us a cute review!
May 10, 2022
5 | Fatima Thioye on her Modelling Faux Pas
Welcome back Listeners! On todays episode Yasmine is accompanied by none other than the Fatima Thioye, she is a model, MBA Candidate and a diversity and inclusion advocate. Fatima can be seen in many international and national campaigns along with multiple music videos. Socials mentioned https://www.instagram.com/chaneltima/ https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/?hl=fr
April 19, 2022
4 | Fitch Jean on his Filmmaker Faux Pas
Welcome back Listeners! On todays episode Bernie and Yasmine are accompanied by none other than the Architxct himself, Fitch Jean. Fitch is a man of many words as he is of many talents. A self described storyteller, Fitch wears many hats in the creative industry such as; Filmmaker, producer, videographer and photographer to name a few. Fitch got his start similarly to most of us by forming a passion of his into a sustainable career. It was definitely not an easy process but as listeners will be able to tell throughout this episode, the journey has been well worth it this far. Fitch goes on to expand on his process to becoming The.Architxct as we know him, starting from the very beginning with a knack for storytelling and an early love for photography. Fitch dives into the struggle of explaining to immigrant parents that their son wants to pursue a career in the creative industry. From that point on the journey to becoming his own creative entrepreneur began. Fitch goes into details with the girls about his story up until this point. From; making day trips to Montreal and Toronto for creative photoshoots, booking spontaneous trips to LA and Vegas for work, developing skills that helped with the transition of photography to film making, discovering and reflecting on the differences of working creatively in Ottawa than other cities, Fitch left nothing off the table. Additionally, the girls and Fitch discussed other topics such as; the importance of not putting yourself in a niche box, in Fitch's case he does so by calling himself a storyteller. The hosts and guest also take the time to reflect on past projects and take a moment to have open dialogue and appreciate their growth thus far. The girls also naturally had to ask todays guest what his experience has been like working with stylists in photography and film projects and how it has benefitted him. The episode ends off with a little tease into what's next for Fitch Jean and Lenz Studio as a business... but you'll have to listen in to know the tea ;) We hope you enjoy todays episode and got to learn a little something about the film and photography industry. If your ears enjoyed what they heard, leave the girls a cute little review and comment below what your favourite part of the episode was ;). Socials mentioned https://www.instagram.com/the.architxct/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/lenzstudiohq/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/?hl=fr
April 05, 2022
3 | Kysa Bashir on her Social Media Influencer Faux Pas
Welcome back listeners ! On todays solo episode Bernie is joined by our guest Kysa, full time Toronto based content creator and all time bad ass woman. Kysa began her content creation journey similar to most of us, just simply wanting to capture and share pretty aesthetic images on Instagram. However, with time she found herself gravitating more towards fashion and eventually molded herself into the fashion blogger we now know her to be. On this episode the girls cover various topics and go onto various tangents, naturally... Its girl talk! From sharing each others fashion love stories, discussing imposter syndrome, stepping out of your comfort zone, dissecting the narrative of being an influencer, and unpacking the work that still needs to be done when it comes to size representation and inclusivity in the fashion industry. Bernie and Kysa cover it all and so much more. It's a long one but a good one this week so grab a snack, deep clean your room, re organize your space, whatever your little heart desires! We really you enjoy this episode and our guest. If you're loving the podcast so far, which you obviously are ;) give us a cute rating and comment below what was your favourite part of todays episode. Find Kysa Bashir below: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kysabashir/ Find the podcast below: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/ Connect with the hosts: Yasmine - https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/ Bernie - https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/ Things mentioned in episode Felipe (The content creator that Bernie is obsessed with) - https://www.instagram.com/soy_raka/ Ife (Stylist + Creative Director) - https://www.instagram.com/ifeadekoya/
March 22, 2022
2 | Jessica Firestone on her Slow Fashion Designer Faux Pas
Welcome Back Listeners! On today’s episode Bernie and Yasmine Touch base in convo with Jessica Firestsone, owner of Proof.ca an up and coming made to measure slow fashion brand that specializes in custom sized garments made for your perfect fit with quality textiles. The girls and Jessica discuss various topics such as, the importance of sustainability in fashion, Fast Fashion VS Slow fashion and what that means. They also touch on their individual experiences with fashion school as well as the journey to finding your voice in the fashion industry and creating your own space. Obviously since this episode's guest is a small business owner it's only right for our hosts to talk about the importance of supporting small fashion businesses and what we as creators and consumers can do to contribute. If you enjoyed this episode and want Bernie and Yasmine to continue bringing on guests like Jessica or any others you have in mind please feel free to leave a comment and let them know who you want to be interviewed next. Be sure to like this episode if your ears are enjoying this podcast so far and give the girls a cute rating while you're at it ;) Find Proof Canada by Jessica Firestone below: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/proof_ca/ Website - https://proofcanada.ca Find the podcast below: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/ Connect with the hosts: Yasmine - https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/ Bernie - https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/
March 08, 2022
1 | Imposter Syndrome... Let's Unpack
Imposter Syndrome... its a drag but we're human, we all go through it. In this first episode, the girls share the definition of imposter syndrome and share their own experiences as creatives and as individuals. The talk about the most significant moments of imposter syndrome they've each faced and how it affected them. Yasmine and Bernie also take a moment to acknowledge their growth over the years, what they’ve learned and how to combat imposter syndrome in the near future. They also talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with a good circle of people to help combat imposter syndrome, cause lets be real, its much easier to tackle as a team. Additionally in this episode our hosts do not shy away from giving their two sense and advice they'd like to pass on to the listeners. Such as; having a Kanye like mentality when it comes to your craft, shifting your mindset to believing you are the person you want to become, and lastly touching on the power of manifestation and law of attraction with their own experiences. We hope you all enjoyed this episode! Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know how you deal with/have dealt with imposter syndrome. Things mentioned in episode Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear Ryan (videographer) - https://www.instagram.com/ryantucreative/ Francois (Photographer) - https://www.instagram.com/francoismittins/ Ife (Stylist + Creative Director) - https://www.instagram.com/ifeadekoya/ Stephanie (MUA) - https://www.instagram.com/stephaniejones3110/ Zeegy (model) - https://www.instagram.com/zeeggy_mercy/ Links to all socials: The podcast - https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/?hl=fr Yasmine - https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/?hl=fr Bernie - https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/?hl=fr
February 22, 2022
Introducing: The Fashion Faux Pas Podcast with Bernie and Yasmine
Bernie Gracieuse and Yasmine Isaya are two young women who are slowly, but surely dipping their toes in the fashion industry. As they are navigating this industry, they are committing, oh so, many Fashion Faux Pas - hence the name. This podcast is meant to have real and honest conversation about the industry with people who are on their way to make their dreams possible. Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefashionfauxpaspodcast/?hl=en Follow Bernie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingberniee/?hl=en Follow Yasmine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasisaya/?hl=en
February 20, 2022