Delfine, better known (digitally) as “Coco” of The Coco Gawdess, is an NYC-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger and YouTuber. Coco was born and raised in Queens, NY. In 2012, she started a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, The Coco Gawdess, which led to a YouTube channel by the same name. Through her YouTube channel, Coco has created several web-based series such as Courting Coco, Coco’s Chat and Coco’s Closet.
In addition to running her own fashion brand, she works with other fashion and beauty brands to help women master effortless & affordable style. Coco writes and contributes to the Haitian Times, teaches speech and drama to middle-schoolers, has various public speaking engagements, is 1/4 of The Madd Cast weekly radio show, is an Executive Ambassador of the Love and Serve Haiti Foundation and works as a Marketing Consultant, helping businesses turn problems into profits.
“I got the nickname Coco Gawdess from a college friend, but the names pretty much stuck ever since. I won’t beat around the bush, it’s probably because of my chocolate skin and my bad + boujee nature (minus the bad and not-so boujee).
That got me thinking about chocolate and self-esteem. It’s a weird pairing, I know. But so much of the way we dress, walk and talk has to do with the way we feel about ourselves. We can't change the skin color, height or size that we were born, but we can package ourselves the way we want. As women, we are sexy, sweet, bitter in our rawest form, strong, deep, we're an aphrodisiac, we come in different flavors and colors. We are, essentially, chocolate.
We are all made in chocolate, that's what connects us. Regardless of skin tone (or type of chocolate - stick with me here), who we are and what we look like starts on the inside and manifests on the outside. It's about feeling and looking good, and sharing that love the way chocolate is meant to be shared. Look good, feel good; feel good, look better-- that's what The Coco Gawdess is about.
I have always been told that I have great style and that I'm a great public speaker and writer, but I wanted my blog to be so much more than a feed of pictures of myself in impractical clothing in unrealistic places or situations. I wanted The Coco Gawdess to be a resource for all girls, but especially those of a darker complexion-- "chocolate girls." I wanted to create a place where real women could get ideas about fashion and life, regardless of socioeconomic status, age, weight, skin color, etc. A place where sexy is redefined. A place where intellect and fashion meet in the form of self-love.”
The Coco Gawdess is a fashion and lifestyle blog including outfit-of-the-day posts, YouTube videos, Coco's Chat episodes and other resources for everyday women looking to master effortless and affordable style.
Slay, girl. Slay.