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Christiane & Rose-Marie are sisters originally from the Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa.
Although their paths led them on different parts of the world (Christiane in Los Angeles and Rose-Marie in Germany) their connection to their roots led them to the inception of Blaque by Christiane King.
Blaque by CK was born from the thirst to reconnect with the beautiful continent they fondly refer to as the Motherland.
Through Blaque by CK they honor, celebrate and elevate the beautiful continent of Africa and Black heritage. Join the culture!
ABOUT CHRISTIANE KING
Christiane King is a Los Angeles-based Fashion designer and Illustrator whose designs have been spotted on many of Hollywood’s elite including Kaley Cuoco, Venus and Serena Williams, Teri Hatcher, Ashley Tisdale to name a few.
She has been the creative force behind music mogul’s P. Diddy’s eponymous clothing line “Sean John” before deciding to focus creative efforts on bringing to life beautiful designs that celebrate the continent of Africa.
Christiane was born in the Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa where she spent most of her childhood and young adult life. After earning a bachelor’s degree in International Trade in the Capital city of Abidjan and interning at the country’s top oil refinery, she realized her passion lied elsewhere.
Christiane always showed a strong interest in fashion. But growing up in a country where fashion was highly underrated, she could not guarantee herself a successful career in fashion.
Soon enough the opportunity to travel presented itself and Christiane left the Cote d’Ivoire for Paris and later relocated to Los Angeles. Experiencing the Ivorian, French and American cultures have really allowed her to broaden her fashion sense.
Christiane earned a Bachelor’s in Fashion Design from Woodbury University in Los Angeles along with a “Rising Star Award” from her Alma matter. She lives with her husband and two sons in Calabasas, California and has been loving her journey in the world of Fashion and Entertainment ever since!
ABOUT ROSEMARIE SCHABER
RoseMarie Schaber is a Hair/Makeup artist, Jewelry designer and Fashionista based in Germany.
She was born in Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa where she also spend her childhood and young adult life. There, she studied Physical Education while competing at an international level as one of the country’s top professional athlete in Judo. She is a 2-time African Champion, ranked 7th at the International Judo Paris Tournament in 1999 and participated to the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
In 2002 RoseMarie moved to the U.S. to join with her mother and siblings. It is here that her love for all things Beauty and Fashion blossomed. She decided pursue her new love and attended Euphoria Beauty Institute in Las Vegas where she studied and earned a degree in Cosmetology in 2011.
In 2013 RoseMarie met her husband and relocated to Germany where she now works as a Freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Extensions Specialist. Since then, she launched her Jewelry line “RoScha Jewelry and accessories” and co-founded Blaque by Christiane King with her sister Christiane.
Although they're over 5,000 miles away from each other, the sisters make the best use of technology to stay connected and bounce ideas off each other. They video-conference everyday to share ideas, memories and anecdotes about their home country from where they draw most of their inspiration for Blaque By Christiane King.