A day with a Monographie girl - Naguissa Tajan

Naguissa Tajan wears Monographie Jane shirtBorn in Paris, Naguissa Tajan never leaved the city she considers to be the most beautiful city in the world. She studied architecture at Charpentier Academy and started her career as interior designer at Wilmotte and then Desprez. 

She started her own agency Naguissa Tajan Design in 2013. She developped her own clientele very quickly and is well known for her clean Scandinavian and pure aesthetic.

"One of the best things about running my own business is that I don’t really have a typical workday. Some days I’m designing, sketching, and elaborating projects for my clients. Some days are spent on sites to check and manage the works. Some days I’m taking a break and enjoy a sunny afternoon at the woods with my dog. It really depends on what I have scheduled, but I love that no two days are exactly alike! But if I would have to define a typical day – it would be something like this."




MORNING "I woke up around 7.30am. As I am not a coffee girl, I prepare myself a large glass of fresh juice with apples, carrots, ginger and lemon - it gives me energy I need for the day. I make myself ready super quickly. I need to feel chic, stylish but comfortable to go through my day. My everyday uniform is a Monographie shirt, a pair of boyfriend jeans and Gucci fur slippers. If I don't run to the office, I sometimes have breakfast meetings with my clients at Café de Flore. 

After a busy morning, I love to give myself a moment at Dynamo cycling courses. A real escape and re-boosting time. I often have a lovely but quick lunch with my girlfriends at Komatsubaki, a delicious Japanese restaurant. Being half-Japanese, I have an instinctive addiction to any Asian food."

AFTERNOON  "I often travel to the sites I manage outside Paris, like in Brussels, Monaco or South of France, and come back right on time for a cosy dinner at home with my man. I also love cooking and inviting friends for dinner at my place. I actually have an Instagram account dedicated to my recipes and table settings (@nagskitchen). I pay attention to every details and like everything to be perfect. I usually find the most beautiful flowers at Ayoama Flower Market on rue du Bac and the best food ingredients at the Grande Epicerie."

NIGHT "When I do not feel like staying at home or inviting friends over, I love going out for dinner and drinks. Sometimes, I don't have enough time to go home and change my outfit, but Monographie shirts are so special and perfect for both day and night time occasions. I have a few canteens not far away from my place in Saint-Germain-des-Près and not surprisingly, they are all Asian cuisine orientated : Le Bar des Près, Yen, Laotseu or Le Grand Bol."


MY FAVOURITE ADDRESSES IN PARIS  "For shopping : Le Bon Marché for fashion, Madlords for jewelery and Marc le Bihan for sunglasses. For my beauty routine : Oh my Cream, Clarins and Biologique Recherche. For interior decoration, the Conran Shop for furnitures, Toutlemonde Bochart for carpets and Marine Breynaert for lights."


Naguissa wears the Jane shirt in white on the first picture and the Charlotte shirt in white on the last picture. She is 1m70 and wears a size S.