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eco/luxe-beauty youtuber | ph.d. sociologist and researcher | deep house aficionado and djette | francophile | aspiring minimalist | traditional foodist

INFJ myers briggs personality type.

sun in gemini, aquarius rising, moon in libra.

AB ’04 University of Chicago, Sociology and Latin American Studies
MA ’09 Brown University, Sociology
PhD ’13 Brown University, Sociology

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Why L’amour et la Musique?

L’amour et la Musique stems from originally filling out Facebook’s “Religious Views” section (remember that?) with “love and beats” many years ago. Love, because I believe in an expansive and all-encompassing definition of it, and beats, because I have been profoundly consumed with and influenced by deep house music for over a decade. After a trip to Europe around 2010 I became obsessed with all things French, and l’amour et la musique (the closest translation to love and beats) became my new social media moniker. While it doesn’t signal “beauty” outright, it means something very beautiful to me.

L’amour et la Musique is about more than just beauty products, or blissful sounds. It is really my holistic perspective on curating and cultivating a beautiful, thoughtful, conscious, meaningful life, for myself and those around and close to me – represented in images, aspirations, artifacts, texts, sounds, and vibrations. I hope you enjoy your time on this site, and I look forward to connecting with like-minded souls. xo, mercedes.

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