28 February 2009

London Fashion Week!

London Fashion Week is over!
This means the end of a collaboration with a Designer for me, and looking forward next season... And good news, it also means more time for my bag collections, great!!!
Anyway, I have been working the past few months with a young British Designer, Olivia Rubin, whose designs combine "graphic prints and bold use of colour". For this collection, she was inspired by New York, "the Art Deco period and the portraits of Tamara de Lempicka".
It was her first catwalk show, and everything went very well, I must say...
It was really nice to work on that collection, and it is also the first time I'm responsible over half of a collection, so I feel quite pride:))!!!
As you might have guessed, the video is the one from the show!!! I really like the music!

En Français:
Ça y est, London Fashion Week est terminée!
Ça veut dire la fin pour moi d’une collaboration avec un styliste, jusqu’à la saison prochaine… Mais bonne nouvelle, c’est aussi synonyme de plus de temps pour consacrer à ma collection de sacs, super!!!
Ces derniers mois, j’ai travaillé avec une jeune styliste Britannique, Olivia Rubin, dont les modèles combinent imprimés graphiques et un usage audacieux de la couleur. Pour cette collection, elle s’est inspirée de New York, le mouvement Arts Décos et les portraits de Tamara de Lempicka. C’était son premier défilé, et je dois dire que tout s’est vraiment bien passé…
C’était vraiment agréable de travailler sur cette collection, et en plus, c’est aussi la première fois que je suis responsable d’environ la moitié de la collection… J’en suis toute fièreJ)!!!
La vidéo est celle du défilé; j’en aime beaucoup la musique !

24 February 2009


The Chanel Couture show inspired me to search from more objects made with paper...
Here is what I found:

  • Another interesting blog dedicated to the arts of papercuts is The Heart of Papercuts, created by Cuban-born artist Elsita.

  • Rob Ryan's blog is a papercuts treasure box. I have just discovered his work thanks to Sketchbook and I already love it. He has collaborated with Paul Smith, Vogue Japan, Vogue Uk, among others... and realised window displays for department stores such as Liberty in London.

                                         Robert Ryan for Vogue Japan

                                            Robert Ryan for Vogue Uk

                                           Robert Ryan, Minotaur

                                 Robert Ryan, Liberty Xmas window 2005

  • Zoe Bradley is an artist whose work covers interior design, window display, lighting, and also fashion. She has collaborated with prestigious stores such as Smythson, Liberty, Donna Karan, and designers like Alexander McQueen.

                              Window Display for Smythson, London, 2007

                                       Wallpaper magazine

                             On/Off, London Fashion Week, 2006

                     For Alexander McQueen S/S 1999

You can find more photos of her work in  Zoe Bradley wallpaper gallery, and also a Q&A realised by Wallpaper magazine.
  • Also, thanks to katy elliott's blog, I discovered the work of graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya who realises beautiful illustrations "paper graphics".

Katy Elliott has an interesting section in her lovely blog dedicated to paper.
Here are some examples:

Window display at Anthropologie

  •  I discovered through Design*Sponge the work of artist Hannah Nunn, based in Northern England. She creates beautiful and poetics luminaries, using both hand cutting techniques and laser cutting.

  • And finally, this video from Paris-based artist Marion Bataille. What a fun pop-up book!

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10 February 2009

Chanel Couture Spring 09

Photos from Style.com

Ok, I am a bit late... Paris Couture Week was already two weeks ago!!!
But better too late than never, as the French would say.
This time, I particularly like the Chanel collection. It looked very simple, however with a closer look, we could distinguish all those beautiful details: sequins, embroidered flowers, delicate lace, feathers... and amazing paper-cut tiaras. All that in a unique palette of black&white. I found the collection very subtle, and full of charm, and the proof that Fashion doesn't have to be gloomy right now...
I also really liked the strong shoulder line, and also the contrast of neat, clean lines with the intricacy of the embellishments.
This collection has an air of delicate charm and romance while being very modern.
Apparently, it is a japanese hairdresser, Kamo, who realized these beautiful headpieces.
You can see more photos here and there.
By the way, the last photo ( the bride) reminds me the roses of the Garden of Live Flowers in Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll ( De l'autre cote du miroir)! Don't you think so?!


3 February 2009

Dashing through the snow...!

Waw! There was so much snow yesterday in London! That was amazing! When I woke up, everything was all so white and soft and quiet...
But the city is apparently not prepared for that kind of weather as almost all the transports were suspended: no bus, almost no trains, very few taxis, slippery pavements, almost all the shops closed, even in the usually very busy Oxford street...It was as if the time had been suspended for the day! I like winter this way...

Waw! Il a tellement neigé hier à Londres! C’était super! Quand je me suis réveillée, tout était couvert de neige, tout blanc, doux et calme… Apparemment, Londres n’est pas vraiment équipée pour ce genre de temps car pratiquement aucun transport ne fonctionnait… Et presque tous les magasins ont fermes pour la journée, même sur la d’habitude trépidante Oxford Street… C’était un peu comme si le temps s’était arrêté! J’aime l’hiver comme ça...
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