My nails, France vs. Germany, staring at people | Fall Q&A | Justine Leconte


hi everyone its Justine, direct live or
almost from Valencia Spain traveling again I’m here for a friend’s wedding
literally going in going out that’s it I have friends who get married everywhere
but in the city where I live the bad thing is it’s a lot of trouble the good
thing is it’s a lot of trouble let’s start right away with this fall Q&A
video I have tried to take questions that I haven’t answered already the
previous time in my summer Q&A which I will link here and below new questions
let’s go question one do you think someone can be too young or old for
braids and other hairstyles nope definitely not I think the thing is
braids and hairstyles in general are supposed to be have been seen as being
rather for young people and older people add roles in the workplace are supposed
to be hairstyle in a more agile suited way I regret that I think it’s great
that the youth is going more creative with braids and hairstyles and obtuse in
general I wish previous generations would do the same as well because I
think there is absolutely no age limit or age range for hairstyles next
question I wonder if you could make a video about your nail polishes and how
you manicure your nails mm-hmm so often I get the question at least once under
every video I think right now my nails are not nail polished is gel gel nails
so different layers that you dry under a UV lamp blue lamp I get that done under
Salome it’s not something you do yourself ideally every two weeks
realistically every three weeks when I’m really busy or out of town every four
weeks but that’s the maximum then I’m running there because the space between
the color and the finger is becoming too big but I don’t think that’s so much of
an issue the thing I really like about gel nails is that the ends always look
clean and tidy and I love that next question for the Q&A I would be
interested in why you have a little bit of a British accent British accent do I
have any I don’t know what you’re talking about should like a cup of tea
or something I love the British accent I my first
English teacher was British that’s why but if I’m spending time in
the US for instance my accent tends to get American if I’m talking most of the
time with non-native English speakers my accents gets more French so it depends
in the context of the situation and the people I’m hearing I kind of soak it all
in when I’m in London and the taxi driver asks will be going milady I feel
like a hundred million bucks so I love the London accents yeah how many
languages do you speak fluently four French is my mother tongue English
German Spanish learned in that order does being a fashion designer influence
your way of thinking or some habits in everyday life I mean for example paying
more attention to what people around you’re wearing costumes of actors in
movies you watch for some color combinations in the landscape definitely
actually I observed myself staring at people on the street in restaurants in
the subway anywhere all day I’m looking at what they’re wearing my interesting
outfit I wonder which material that is which Brenda Starr how is it built how
is it constructed all the time it’s okay until people turn around because
obviously they notice and go what the hell are you looking at can I help you
I’m like I’ve been staring so sorry but then I explained why and then in general
it’s fine I also do the same in movies I’m paying attention to the costumes
more than to the story when my friends asked me how was that movie great
costumes but what about the story oh the story yeah yeah but the questions were
great what is the biggest fashion faux pas that we even make it’s a fun
question but it’s impossible to answer it I think because it depends on the
region social group country education age gender etc etc there is no single
answer but there is one thing that I always notice no matter in which culture
you’re looking and into in which age group it’s when someone is wearing an
outfit or a style that he or she doesn’t like if you’re wearing something because
you think it looks cool and it’s in true or because you saw that on someone else
and you thought it looks right on him on her but you don’t feel comfortable in it
it always shows for me that’s a Fupa wearing something that really doesn’t
work with you as a person and as a body type how do you manage your time do you
eat these videos by yourself right now yes everything related to YouTube I do
all by myself I plan the videos the content the topics I’ve write the text I
text every video to make sure I don’t lose time on useless blah blah and I
keep everything structure in to the point which is something that I think
you guys especially enjoy so I don’t want to stop doing this I film edit
color-correct upload moderate the comments all by
myself you see me often commenting on your comments that’s all me thing is
right now my weekends go into it which is not something I can keep doing on the
long run so I’m looking for extra help on the YouTube front mandar very soon
it’s getting intercultural I’d like to know what do you love most about friends
and on the other hand Germany what annoys you most in both countries what
are the biggest differences between French and German people mm-hmm okay
what I like most about friends is that food culture which is such an important
aspect of our culture and education I talked about that in my video on in the
French series about French people’s relationship to food how they eats and
so on which you guys enjoyed a lot I think
what I’d prefer about Germany is that they really spend care time and
attention into making their homes inside very cozy in France we live outside a
bit more so it’s okay if the inside of your home is not completely finished in
Germany it’s colder more during the year more month so you really need the inside
of your home to be finished and perfect and decorate it and I admire Germans for
being able to do that what annoys me most Germans tend to get stuck on micro
details whereas I’m a French person I’m focused more culturally I’d say on the
big picture and the overall objective no matter
how you get there kind of French people are about the end-goal
Germans are about the process so each is good or bad depending on what you’re
working on I love in a team to have people from
both countries because then you’re sure that the process is going to be perfect
and that you’re going to reach your end goal
that’s why multicultural teams make so much sense to me everyone’s wearing
leggings these days young and old what’s the proper way to wear leggings what
should I look for can I see wear leggings now that I’m in
my 50s in general I would always say there is no age limits for any type of
clothing for anyone anywhere the question back to you here is rather do
you feel comfortable in your body doing this wearing tight clothing and how you
are free to experiment the way you want it and the way you feel comfortable with
I think you’re wondering this because the latest generation feels it’s very
natural to only wear leggings as a replacement for pants while previous
generations wouldn’t necessarily do that it’s a matter of Education and of and of
fashion I love to do that I pair my leggings with shorts in winter so I keep
warm and I can still wear my shorts or with the skirts or with a dress I use
mostly elastic cotton leggings of good quality the shoes don’t matter you can
go from sneakers to high heels it’s very versatile feel free to
experiment and let me know question in French I’d like to ask you why you chose
to do a channel in English and not in French or in German first I studied
fashion design in New York so I studied that in English and the real technical
terms I learned in English I’m not sure I could have the same specific
professional conversation with the producer for instance in French in
German I know I wouldn’t so German was completely out of the question
but then why friends versus English because in English I can reach more
people with my videos and I created this channel to do some myth bursting and
break some misconceptions about the fashion industry so the more people I
can reach I thought the more useful this channel
would be that’s why English have you ever considered cutting you hair to a
more stylish cut or an elegant cut for your age
yes I think about that every day and I’m chicken I’m scared that I would get
bored of it it’s like tattoos I have zero tattoos
I’m a tattoo virgin because I love tattoos I would love to have a ton of
different ones I also know which ones and in which colors but I’m scared that
I would get bored of them too quickly and I don’t want to do anything that’s
too definitive same for the hairstyle as long as it’s very long I feel I can do
more more hairdos and I can also just put it up when I’m working and it’s
completely out of the way that’s the one thing I know I want so right now I’m not
making a move you said in other videos that you were living in Berlin so can
you speak German ? yes, I can but then many people watching wouldn’t understand anything anymore – that’s why I stick to English. And for those of you who want to hear me talking in French, every time, here you go 🙂 It’s my mother tongue. But I will keep doing my videos in English, so that everyone understands! that’s it for Q&A video I hope you enjoyed it
if you did thumbs up thank you very very much and in case I haven’t answered your
question this time which I’m sorry about apologies there will be another Q&A
video in winter I have decided together with you guys because you accepted that
we do one per season from now on so next one in about three month from now
now I will leave you here because I have Spanish dinner (tapas in vino) waiting for
me I see you very soon again take care

100 thoughts on “My nails, France vs. Germany, staring at people | Fall Q&A | Justine Leconte

  1. Hi everyone! I wish you a great Sunday – and thanks for all your smart questions 😊 (I really like to do this kind of Q&A video, I hope you enjoy it too!)

  2. I loved to have finally heard you speaking in french!!!! you have no idea how long I have waited for this moment!! I love the french language!! (I know it's a little far-fetched for you to read my comment more than a year after you posted this video, but still here it is 🙂 😀

  3. now I'm picturing you rushing up to strangers, touching their clothes and asking can they remove them so you can evaluate the construction. It would be an interesting conversation starter anyway, skiing asking how their clothes are made and from what.

  4. I love your editing! It's so clean and quick and to the point. I appreciate that you dont do 5 minutes of advertising yourself. I cant stand when other youtubers do that.

  5. Tattoos are the accessory that you can never take off. If you don’t maintain them with more ink, they fade. If you try to remove them altogether, they leave scars. The ink is toxic. Your liver has to process it. Why? Because whatever you put on your skin goes into your body it doesn’t just stay on the outside. People change, their interests and their tastes can change. For these reasons, when people tell me they’re interested in getting a tattoo I encourage them to consider henna tattoos. They are temporary which allows you a wider range of choices over time, they are painless and leave no scars, and unless you are allergic to henna or indigo or whatever plant powder you use, there are no health consequences.

  6. Hello, I've discovered your videos à short time ago and i love what you explain on fashion , i'm french and really like learning more with you, thank you very much for your smile your kindness and all your advices.

  7. Justine let's be honest for leggings not the age is important …u need the body to avoid being offensive towards the viewers.long story short: long and slim

  8. You have become my favorite you tuber. You have taught me so much more about fashion than I ever thought I could learned. Thank you so much.

  9. Very impressive, Justine! Dein Deutsch ist perfekt! Tatoos could go out of style! And then one is stuck with them…..also all the piercings don't go away either! And yes, there were many very interesting questions. Most enjoyable!

  10. justine please do not get "an elegant haircut for your age", like the boring lob for boring ladies 🙁
    you're tall and lean so your hair length is perfect for you, however what about a trim and a soft long layered haircut? your hair would sit on amazingly and get natural beachy waves _

  11. I have natural auburn hair near my waist in a very plain cut. I'm like you – too chicken to do anything!! If you cut your hair maybe that will help me to be brave enough to do so.

  12. I m Chinese living in Hong Kong which is a very intenational city. We work with people all over the world. I think what you share with us , be it fashion tips or information about the French culture is very educational and fun. I dont know why there is a need to think about what language you use to make your videos. Appreciate the fact that your videos are in English :). Enjoy them a lot. Cheers!

  13. I wear gel nails but I do them myself! You can buy the lamp on Amazon for 30e and the tools to do it in sephora(le petit macaron do a line where you don't nead base or top coat) at the end, I paid 60e for all the tools, lamp included, and in a salon it's the price for a mani and a pedi plus gel polish, but only one time!!

  14. Hi Justine, I always enjoy your videos, so very interesting…you are so very good at communication skills…I am 1/2 German American and found your observations to be true, especially about the emphasis on details and the 🏡…and don’t forget that hair does grow if you should decide to cut it! ☺️💕💕

  15. Dear Justine
    You have so many people watching you for who you are, rather than for all the (very interesting and very useful ) tips you give every week through your videos. Keep up the good work, we'll be watching! ! Greetings from Greece!

  16. Would you consider doing a video with a template for American women visiting Paris? I don't want to go out and buy all new things but I also want to fit in while visiting. I've watched all your videos but i'm still at a loss to convert my American clothing and trends into French (Paris and south of France) attire. Giving up my black Nikes will be difficult. thanks for your videos.

  17. I am really enjoying your videos, which I stumbled across today. After watching several, I subscribed. Love the content. Your very beautiful and I have learned so much. Thank you.

  18. Salut Justine, I love your videos. I need to get into the habit of the lifestyle of a french woman. I remember my grandmother whose french would do her long auburn hair. Her hair was beautiful and how she carried herself was a true example of a french woman. Her cooking was magnificent. She made the best apricot jam and yogurt. When she did come to the states for a visit she would always bring my favorite Chocolat. It's so true there were no processed foods in her home. she would always send me to the market downstairs to get the baguette and other items. She passed away 5 years ago I never got an opportunity to say love you and how much I am proud that she was my grandmother. I was so intrigued by your videos which gave me the inspiration to dress like a french woman. Even though I was born in the states, both of my parents are french. They wanted both of their children to have french nationality. I love being french and If I won the lottery tomorrow I move to France in a heartbeat.

  19. Catching up with your videos in my down time; I especially loved your perspicacity in regard to French vs German habits. The only thing I would add, as you are a Parisian working out of Berlin, would be that these are highly sophisticated cities that are perhaps more like each other than the degree to which they diverge from other parts of their respective countries. In all honesty I can't see you as content confined to the Massif Central nor any true Berliner settling down happily in Bavaria or the Ruhrgebiet. I loved the attention you pay to the way people present themselves through their clothes, and while I can't say I prioritize costumes in films over plot and content, yes I absolutely am fascinated with different periods as created by designers like Edith Head e.g. for film. I fell in love with Depardieu's version of Cyrano for instance and was moved to successfully make some changes in my wardrobe influenced by the billowy shirts and flamboyant hats men wore — not so much by the beautiful but constricting clothing of Roxanne. Wonderful video as always! One last point you made I thought was essential; the importance of multicultural groups. When my father immigrated to Toronto, in his architectural firm he made a priority to hire people languishing in DP camps who were highly skilled but stuck by the vagaries of history. Our annual 'Christmas' did include a decorated tree but was an absolute cornucopia of dishes from everywhere, which was an utter delight. At this point in time refugees are again of huge concern and have so much to offer, so I hope there are a few other Zigos (my Dad's sobriquet) who practice the same ideas. Cheers!

  20. So glad you do your commentry in English. Im from Australia and most of us only have the one language. I think your so clever that you speak 4 and I love your accent. Thanks for your video's we love them. Your knowledge amazes me

  21. You are such an intelligent lovely lady. I love the way you speak in a calm manners. If you were my daughter, I’d be so proud of you.

  22. about English channel — English is more worldwide, I'm from russia and I only know english, so thanks for your channel

  23. On entend bien que tu vis en Allemagne quand tu parles français quand même 😀 Mais ton allemand est parfait tout comme ton anglais. En tant que traductrice je comprends très bien les deux langues mais pour les parler c'est autre chose, pas assez de pratique…

  24. Do NOT cut your hair. It is beautiful. Anyone can have short trendy hair. Not everyone can have their own natural long hair as you do. Wear a wig if you want to do a trendy change. Keep your locks!
    I have people all the time telling me to cut mine. Its normally people that have chopped theirs off & regret it.

  25. Love your, s videos. But why an earth you can, t have long hair because age 😮? I konw that this was someones question. I am 50 and I have long hair.Justine Leconte you have lovely hair and I am so glad they still are long 😍. This is old video?

  26. Well done Justine !! You have an ability for languages for sure !! I didn't hear your Spanish very much, though ! haha !… Keep your lovely healthy hair for as long as u can, it´s your style !…Wise that you don't sport any tatoos, too !!… it's a pity that you don't get into a story of a film… you have a biased mind !. . .haha ! Saludos desde Buenos Aires !

  27. Never cut your hair…it's gorgeous and it's not worth giving it up based on some random person's opinion. If you have wanted the same tattoo for several years, you're probably safe to get it.

  28. I can relate to getting bored. I change my hairstyle a lot because I get bored after awhile.

  29. Love this video. I love what you said about people wearing what they feel comfortable in, that its important for clothing to represent the real you. Also, love that you're trying to educate and share and break down misconstrued ideas about fashion.

  30. I could listen to your accent all day long! 😊 I appreciate your relaxed attitude and that you don't speak as if your opinion is the only right opinion. That's refreshing to see on YouTube.

  31. Your accent is brilliant! Thank you!Actually, sometimes it doesn't matter, what are you talking about, just like a song)))) Doesn't know German and French at all, but still enjoyed😆

  32. You are sooo smart and intelligent having learnt so nany languages and fluent in all of them just like the amazing Audrey Hepburn! (a fact I learned if only recently) I so admire and envy wonen like you seeing as uou’ve achieved so much. ❤️🥰❤️ Girl powah! 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻

  33. How to know a non-german speaker is fully integrated in our speaking manner: they end their sentence with "ne/nh" or "gel" 😀
    Wunderschöne Aussprache!

  34. If you wouldn't want to wear the same outfit every day, why would you want to wear the same tatoo for the rest of your life. Clean skin is classy and fashionable.

  35. I am a new subscriber and have been looking over many of your previous great videos. I don't know whether you read comments on old videos but if you do I have a suggestion to make re. your slightly British accent since you raise the question in this video. Imo you should avoid the glottal stop e.g. dropping the 't'. It clashes with your otherwise fairly posh accent. You can't be just a bit cockney. Many Brits nowadays, especially younger generations, put on this accent to pretend to be "closer to the people". Ce n'est pas une critique, juste un conseil.

  36. Omg no! Please don't cut your hair!! It's so beautiful and our American culture seems like it really pushes ladies to be more edgy or daring with their hair. I really love the length of yours!

  37. Hi Justine!! I just recently discovered your channel and I'm loving it! 2 things I want to tell you while I was watching this video:

    1. I love how you speak, you are clear, congruent and you take your time to express yourself. It is very easy to understand everything you say!
    2. I think you look lovely with long hair 😊

    Greetings from México!!

  38. My goodness! As I'm browsing through your various videos I seem to relate to much of what you say. I am culturally very French but my genes disagree 🤣
    Wonder if I take a DNA test what will it tell me.
    You mentioned about cutting your hair. 🤔 in my humble opinion, a Kate Moss from The Matrix movies style would flatter you nicely and look modern yet timeless as well.
    I am enjoying your channel.

  39. Hablas español! que sorpresa! . Me encanta tu canal! eres una de las pocas personas que hablan de "fasion" inteligentemente!. Felicidades por la calidad de tu contenido y tus videos, soy tu fan!

  40. I would love to hear you talk about your fave fragrances/ french perfumes a parisian woman would wear. U so classy❤️

  41. I'm a footwear handbag designer pattern maker…so I completely relate to staring at people… especially when I see something different!!! I think it's a work hazard!💜

  42. I have a big pet-peeve in clothing…When I see the back of a female and her bra straps are showing and sometimes the entire back of a bra which is higher than the top the female is wearing. I have to hold myself back from tapping the female on the shoulder and offering to pay for a taxi to their home so she can change her top.

  43. The woman that said you should cut your hair to a more stylish cut is offensive. Sometimes jealous people try to put others down by commenting negatively on others appearances. Your hair is pretty, and youthful. She needs to quit being a catty person.

  44. I found your channel a month or so ago! And I am loving your videos. You're opinionated but you do your research and you jump straight to the point! I am learning so much, especially that I'm trying to still find my style and what works for me 💕

  45. I like your skin look in general but this one is GORGEOUS! Just beautiful, natural, glowing from inside out! Stunning indeed.

  46. I thought you're going to tell us about the way the Germans stare! I am from the Netherlands and moved to Germany a couple of years ago and I always feel that Germans just look a bit too long. It feels awkward to me! So I guess you fit in really well! 😉 love the videos!

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