Dore Magazine

We are under frigid temperatures here in New York, so we are thrilled to bring you this warm and thoughtful beauty minute from Sophia, the founder and designer of the made-to-order resort label Fanm Mon, which is inspired by her Haitian roots.

What is your morning beauty routine?

I believe skin care starts with inner care.

It’s so important to consume the foods, in ways most beneficial to our body and skin. I start my day with a glass of water, sometimes with lemon. I’m really big on juicing in the morning. I use any of my juice remains on my face, followed by very cold water rinse. That is my morning routine face wash. Followed by raw olive oil as moisturizer. Coconut or Shea butter, lip balm in the morning and throughout the day for my lips.

What products do you use throughout the day and why?

None really, but I do give my face a cold water rinse, by lunch time. I have pure white, organic cotton face towels at home and in the atelier. I use one, once a day.

What is your evening beauty routine?

For my face…

Some nights fresh aloe vera, grated cucumber, raw honey. (These could be used in the morning as well, if juiced then. Sometimes I leave extra in the fridge to wash my face in the evening.) I have a pore steam cleaner I use a few times a week before bed. For oil removal, carbonate rinse once or twice a week.

My philosophy with beauty is, it’s an inside job. And, if I can’t eat it, it does not belong on my skin.

For Body…

Local handmade soap with different herbs, followed by coconut oil or shea butter skin moisturizer.

What is your definition of beauty?

The truest version or ourselves with all of our flaws! Pretty much like nature.

When do you feel most beautiful?

When consumed with so much gratitude, that beauty as I, and society knows it, does not matter. I feel bless to say, this is most days.


sophia demirtas of Fanm Mon


Fanm Mon was launched in 2013 as an ode to our Haitian heritage and the magic and enchantment of Haitian couture. Over the years, we've embraced the artisanal techniques of Ukraine, where we were once based, and Turkey, where we've now made a new home. Today, a potpourri of delightful colors, unique motifs, fairytale silhouettes and extraordinary craftsmanship have become hallmarks of our brand. Through our collections, we celebrate the bounty of nature and the beauty of the human spirit. Our hope is that we can connect with our community in meaningful ways to nurture beauty from the inside out.


We are always conscious of why and how we create. Through thoughtful production methods, we reduce our environmental footprint by making our pieces to order so that we reduce excess; by recycling materials and repurposing unused fabrics; and by giving excess fabric to other fabric producers so that we create cycles of better habits.

Sophia Demirtas of Fanm Mon