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Méduse in Taiwan

22 Jul , 2015  

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At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

Méduse talks with… Wendy!

“As soon as we wear Méduse, we totally fall in love with them. They are soft, they are beautiful, and they are French original.”

Meet Wendy – the hip-happening Méduse hero of Taiwan! She displays our jelly-tastic shoes in her boutique for the world to see and she loves to fuse French original fashion with traditional Taiwanese styles. Take a look at our very special interview here!

M – So! You guys know how to show off your Méduses with a Taiwanese edge – something we LOVE! Tell us a bit more about the love story between Méduse and people in Taiwan? What is it about our unique shoes that people like? Is it the style? Texture? Or something else?

W – We love jelly shoes because of the weather in Taiwan – summer is extremely hot and winter is very wet. In particular, Taiwan is an island surrounded by the sea, therefore, people really love to enjoy sunshine on the beach in the summer. But we couldn’t really find stylish jelly shoes in the market. But, in 2015, we found Méduse! Our first impression of Méduse is that it has an elegant design for both sandals and boots. As soon as we wear Méduse, we totally fall in love with them. They are soft, they are beautiful, and they are French original. Now, we can wear our Méduse shoes and walk by the seaside with our family, our friends, and our kids. How romantic it is!

M – Wearing Méduse… is something very French! As you are Méduse experts in Taiwan, can you tell us about French fashion styles in Taiwan? Is there a fashion fusion of French and Taiwanese styles? What does it look like?

W – For us, French fashion styles are elegant, chic, romantic, and simple. Taiwanese like to mix styles from different cultures, such as the Japanese and Korean ones. But compared to Japanese or Korean girls, Taiwanese girls prefer more casual yet elegant styles. So mixing the French style into the Taiwanese one, gives a very casual but stylish look.

M – Summer is here and all we’ve been doing is prancing around in our SUN sandals! We know you love these Méduses just as much as us, so can you give us some tips on how to style them up this summer?

W – The summer has started much earlier in Taiwan! Our tips to wear the SUN jelly shoes are:

Tip 1 – choose the most comfortable T-shirt from your wardrobe

Tip 2 – select the softest TUTU skirt or cool denim jeans

Tip 3 – put on your SUN jellies and wear a straw hat.

And there you have your SUN jelly style. 😉

SUN jelly style

M – And finally, we’ve set you and your sister a challenge! It’s called the ‘Méduse Surprise!’ We would like each of you to pick a pair of Méduse and a matching traditional Taiwanese outfit for the other person! Surprise each other with your chosen outfit and Méduses, take some photos and share your Taiwanese / French style with us!

W – It really is a challenge for us! We found two traditional clothes from our grandmother and our mother, who are 84 years old and 58 years old respectively, to mix and match the Méduse shoes – and that was interesting!

The first style – which my sister chose for me, is from my grandmother. The coat, called Miao-ao, is traditional hand-made and the fabric is more than 30 years old. I think it matches very well with the Jumpy boots!

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Miao-ao

W – The second style is the one I chose for my sister. The dress, called Qi-pao, is my mum’s favourite. We are surprised to see that it is a good match with the NIKITA jelly shoes!

Qi-pao Nikita

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My, oh my. Vintage Taiwanese fashion with our modern Méduse is a look that will be staying in our minds! Who thought this could be a thing! We’d like to say a huge thank you to Wendy who joined us for this very special interview! We love your spark and enthusiasm for our Méduse! It’s stars like you who put a smile on our face! Keep it up! Find more about her store here!

A bientôt !

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How to wear jelly shoes – Boho style!

16 Jul , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.


Jelly Step One: Rock the boho-babe
look with a showstopping hat from Naf Naf,
and jazz up this tanned shade with a pop
of our Cobalt SUN sandals!

Jelly Step One

Jelly Step Two: Bring a touch of the 70’s
flare to the NOW with this embellished
embroidered top from H&M
! Match the

hint of coral with our Corail SUNLIGHT!

Jelly Step Two

Jelly Step Three: What’s the first thing
that comes to mind when you imagine a
boho look? TASSLES! We love this burgundy
bag from Sandro
matched with our deep

Marine JUTAM!Jelly Step Three

Jelly Step Four: Another look that is
true to the bohemian style is a killer
long-floaty skirt, just like this warm orange
skirt from Esprit
! And what would we pair

it with? Of course a clashing colour like
our sea-green JAVANA!

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Jelly Step Five: And finally we bring to you
another skirt fit for any occasion with a
beautiful boho touch. We love this skirt from
Comptoir des Cotonniers
teamed with our

glittery gold NIKITA! How about that!

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And there you have it – look boho beautiful with a Méduse twist! A little of the vintage with plenty of modern fashion – we think we’ll be rocking this look through the summer!

What boho-style picks will you wear with your jelly shoes? Share your style tips in the comments below!

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Méduse lover Amalia!

15 Jul , 2015  

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At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

“We used to wear the Méduse shoes when we were young… and we still wear them today!”

You guys know it – it puts a great big smile on our face when we hear from jelly lovers around the world. And now? We couldn’t be more chuffed with this little star who popped along for a sweet chat. Let us introduce Amalia – the hero, the creator behind the Facebook group #LoveMyMeduses. Make way!
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M – Tell us: how did you come up with the idea of creating a group for Méduse-lovers?

A – I am in charge of a boutique shop for the #TEXTO brand, and we currently sell Méduse jelly shoes. My of-the-wall personality and a shred of nostalgia made me get back to the Méduse basics, in a modern and feminine way! For the story, I created the #LoveMyMeduses fan club right after a hen party with my friends. I brought a pair of jelly shoes with me in my suitcase for this special occasion. All the girls literally fell in love with my Méduse outfits. A few days later, the bride-to-be posted a message on my Facebook wall, telling me she had bought the same shoes, then a second girl did the same, then a third… After that, I simply commented “what if we create a fan club?”. #LoveMyMeduses was born.

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M – How would you best describe the group?

A – #LoveMyMeduses is made for all the nostalgic people willing to take a leap back to their childhood – which really feels good from time to time ;-). We used to wear the Méduse shoes when we were young… and we still wear them today!  Growing up with my Méduse shoes, and wearing them again this summer, makes me super happy. Of course, you guys are all welcome to the facebook group!

 

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M – What are your best memories with Méduse?

A – I have some good memories with #Meduse. My first go back to my childhood, at our country house, during the summer holidays. We used to go to the nearby river, which we intimately called the “La Vanne à patauger nos petons” (the pond). I was with my grandmother and sister, and we were splashing around in the water with our hats and Méduse shoes on, to protect ourselves from the sun and the rocks. I remember eating our favorite LU cookies – the two biscuits with a delicious layer of chocolate in the middle. To be honest – these holidays were my sweetest childhood memories – simple, comforting…

M – Challenge! You know that we love fashion 😉 ! What is the best Méduse outfit to match with  your style?

A – Here’s a picture of me… 25 years later, on the same riverside, wearing my Méduse shoes:

 

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A – I hope I managed to meet your expectations! Thank you #Meduse for being present in our lives. I am excited to see your next collection. You’ve definitely got a fan !! 😉

M – You Amalia, is what we call a stylish, super, SUPERFAN. Thank you very much for speaking to us and sharing your stories from the past to present. We hope you have many more moments with your Méduses in the future!

 

If you want to join her jelly-loving crew – join #LoveMyMeduses here!

Until next time folks!

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Your mood & Méduse

9 Jul , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: If you’re feeling HAPPY
like Pharrell, there ain’t no other other
pair of shoes to wear than our sunshine
paille SUN sandals! Are you smilin’ cause
we are! 😉

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Jelly Step Two: Ready to DARE
and dazzle? Our silver glitter NIKITA are the
show-stopping shoes for you! Do you dare to
to step out in these trend-setters?

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Jelly Step Three: If you’re DAYDREAMING
and lost in thoughts, our sea-green jelly
JAVANA pumps are the one for you. How
could you not fantasise about these Méduses…

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Jelly Step Four: WILD. Energetic. Ready for
more! Feel the adrenaline rush around your
body when prancing around in our go-go
groseille SALSADA!

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Jelly Step Five: Rock around from dusk till
 dawn in these party pump green SUNLIGHT
sandals! They’re ready to rave and show
off the glowing star, that you are. You are
the party in these!

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From AM to PM – whatever mood you’re in around the clock, there’s always a jelly shoe to match with it!
What mood are you in at the moment? Curious? Adventurous? Chilled?
Share and tell us the Méduse jelly shoe, that suits your current mood!

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Méduse talks with – Amazing, ambitious… Amélie!

8 Jul , 2015  

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At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

‘ On Instagram (…) it is essential to share the things you like! ‘

This globe-trotting fashion hero joins us in this week’s interview! She’s got a zest for life, and she sure knows how to rock the world of Instagram. Have your pen and paper at the ready cause this gal reveals her tips on how to be a leader on social media, and how to be a summer-savvy fashionista!

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A – Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

A – My name is Amélie and I am 22 years old. I grew up in France-Comté, a French region near Switzerland. Cancoillotte and Montbéliard sausage – does it sound familiar? 😉 I moved to Paris one year ago with my boyfriend, to complete my sport licence degree – I just graduated recently ! I am passionate about fashion, photography, cooking, travel and all the beautiful things in life!

M – On your Instagram we see a stylist, a cook, a photographer… so much energy ! What’s your secret?

Amelie a le style !

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Amelie prend des photos !

A – I’d say passion. I’ve been very passionate about photography for a long time now! I never leave home without my reflex camera or my smartphone, and I really enjoy sharing all the nice things I do or see everyday with my followers, my family and my friends. It all looks like travel, but it’s just my everyday life!
M – We also had a look at your blog, and there is no doubt at Méduse… we LOVE your style! According to you, what’s the best outfit to wear this summer?
A – Thanks a lot, that’s very touching! I’d say my ideal summer outfit would be a plain white dress, light, with a pair of flat sandals, sunglasses, a beige panama hat and a little fringe handbag. Something nice and simple for a chilled walk along the beach.
M – Challenge! Can you make up THE summer outfit with our sea-green Nikita jelly shoes?
A – Challenge accepted!amelie styleboard
M – You’ve posted more than 1,000 pictures and you’re followed by 6,000 followers on Instagram… To all the fashion bloggers – what’s your tip to rule on social media?
A – I’ve never thought about this before, but I guess what’s important is to be sincere with your followers. Showing who you really are. Sure it feels good to post beautiful, aesthetic photos, but above all, I think they should reflect yourself – this is pretty essential. The objective is to share the things you like!
Finally, you must be present. Have real interactions with your followers.
Thanks to Instagram, I’ve met beautiful characters, and when you have the chance to switch from the web to reality, it’s amazing. I hope you’ll meet great people too!
M – Last question! This summer, are you more: sunbather, globetrotter or nightclubber?
A – This summer, I’ll definitely be a globetrotter! I am planning a trip to the land of elks and maple syrup! My boyfriend and I will travel to Montréal for the whole month of August. We’re thinking about moving over there!

Well Amélie – we’re so JELLY that you’re jetting off to Canada, we wish we could come with you in your suitcase! Thanks so much for sharing your wise words with us! We sure will take on those tips to be a star on Instagram! 😉 Keep up to date with Amélie’s musings and moments on her Instagram and blog – she’s one to not miss out on!

See you next week!

Méduse

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Festival Fashion by Méduse

2 Jul , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: If you fancy rocking a comfy
yet cool style, try out this wide leg hippie style pants by
Topshop. It’s bright and orange,
so it’s perfect with our SUNLIGHT Corail!

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Jelly Step Two: Or you can really stand out
from the crowd with a bright and brilliant
feather headband from River Island teamed
with our groseille SUN sandals! Festival fever
is alive!

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Jelly Step Three: For a little something to
rock at night, we’re in love with New Look’s
jungle fever dress! How about a touch of
our glow in the dark jellies, to make
everyone green with envy?

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Jelly Step Four: Festivals are always
jam-packed from AM to PM, so it’s
essential to keep hydrated! How about
this gorgeous sea-green water bottle from
Urban Outfitters, paired with our NIKITA?

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Jelly Step Five: You know it. We know it.
And Warehouse knows it. Check out this
awesome kimono, complete with
lace. And it’s not a festival, if there’s no
mud! Say hello to our Flambor wellies!  

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Did you hit up Glastonbury last week? If you took some jelly shoes with you, send us the snapshots and we’ll celebrate them here! Here’s to more dancing in the sun, rain and mud! 😉

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Jelly lesson – How to wear jelly shoes like fashion bloggers!

25 Jun , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: Smash the block colour
look like Jen, who works floaty red dress
and an electric blue cardi, teamed with her
classic jet black Nikita jelly shoes.

Jen

Jelly Step Two: Or you could go for
a lighter look, like Keshia! Teaming
paille sandals with a floral blazer and
chic pinstripe jeans! We love it!

Keshia

Jelly Step Three: Or maybe a tropical
bomber jacket with matching shorts
is more your style? We’re loving Victoria’s
blue colour combo and exotic prints with

our sea-green Méduse.

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Jelly Step Four: What’s hot this season?
The vintage-bohemian festival look is
the trend to rock this summer and Joey
shows you how you can work it with

some jelly shoes! Suede tan? PARFAIT!

Joey

Jelly Step Five: Vivid prints and crazy colours
is always a style statement that works its magic!
How about rocking a mini dress with reds and
yellows with our SUN Méduse, like Ashlee?
Primary colours that are a match made in heaven!

Ashlee

So there you have it! An essential fashion lesson on how fashionistas around the world are wearing their Méduse jelly shoes! As you can see, these girls have their own style and you should dare to show off your personal look! Get inspired!

What’s your original style like? How do you style up your jelly shoes? Comment here!

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Méduse Talks With… Samantha – Let’s travel around the world!

24 Jun , 2015  

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At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

‘I would definitely take your Méduse Jumpy boots travelling anywhere’

A fashion blogger, curious spirit and globe trekker – Samantha has it all! Coming from all the way down under (Australia), this cool cat came to our attention when we spotted her original sense of style. Not only is she up for the #MeduseColor challenge, she’s also game for our interview! Check it out…  

M – So jelly lover, how would you introduce yourself in a few words?
S – My name is Samantha and I run my own Fashion/Travel Blog called Rapunzille. I’m Australian but I am always seeking my next adventure!
I use fashion as a way to express who I am and how I feel. I love to travel often to continuously throw myself into new situations. I find that it helps me grow as a person – especially my last trip to Canada for nearly 7 months!
I’m a Graphic Designer, so I’m infatuated with prints and colours! Which drew me to Méduse’s amazing collection of shoes! I associate colour with being happy and also the summertime! My two favourite things!

M – So we had a sneaky look at your blog (it’s too good!), and saw that you like to visit our beloved Paris! What makes you love the place so much? Is it the French culture? Fashion? Food? Or something else?
S – Oh my goodness! Paris is divine! The architecture makes me feel as though I’ve stepped into a fairytale. The fact that so many influential fashion designers are based in Paris makes me infatuated with the city! However, the food, the language and the lifestyle is far different than to what I’m used to! This excites me and makes me want to keep visiting Paris, and also explore the rest of France! At one point last year I was learning French, and I had so much fun doing it, but life got in the way. I do need to start practising again soon!

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M – Your snapshots are shot in beautiful settings, such as Canada! If you were to have a photoshoot in our Jumpy boots (our take on the Chelsea boots), where would you go?
S – Thanks! Canada was beautiful ! I’ve done sooooo much travelling (more countries to be added to the blog soon) that I’m finally back in Australia and appreciate the amazing natural wonders that I have in my own country! I would definitely take your Méduse Jumpy boots travelling anywhere, they are so versatile and really jazz up the average fashion boot! I would climb rocks on the beautiful sandy Australian beaches with my Jumpy boots and go on adventures in the Blue Mountains etc! I would also definitely pack them for my next trip to Europe!

M – And finally! You’ve just submitted a superb photo for #MeduseColor contest – well done! What was the inspiration behind your outfit? Do you like to mix and match colour?
S – Thank you ! The inspiration behind it actually was that I got that dress in a little shop in Nice, France. I thought it would be perfect to enter a dress I bought in France for the competition! The patterns remind me of the detail on the architecture in Europe! The patterns on the dress, mixed with the red colour and brown and white bag, create a casual summer look that mixes up colours in a fun vibrant way !

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Well Samantha we hope you take us on your next trip! We can DEFINITELY fit in your suitcase… 😉 It’s been awesome chatting to you, thanks for the style tips and we’re always happy to meet jelly lovers from around the world! We wish you the best of luck for #MeduseColor! Take a look at Samantha’s inspiring Instagram and blog for tips on travel and fashion!

What about you guys? Where would you take your Jumpy boots if you were off on an adventure?

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The Jelly Lesson – How to wear Blue & Pink Together!

18 Jun , 2015  

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Your jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: When you think blue.
You think denims! Amélie shows
off some summery acid blue dungarees
teamed with some girly pink Salsada
pumps! You can’t go wrong!

Amelie

Jelly Step Two: If you want
to wear a blue and pink look that is
set to turn heads – look no further! Emma
works the electric blue tone with shocking

pink for her #MeduseColor magic. Simply
FAB.

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Jelly Step Three: Showing off
a #MeduseColor style that is not only rich
in blues and pinks
– it’s so very chic! Fluffing up with
a pink jacket and some simple blue denim jeans,
Sabrina shows 
how to contrast colours with
a
touch of luxury!

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Jelly Step Four: Not only do we have
a punch of denim – we have a wave of
double denim in Julie’s look! She’s
teamed it with her salmon-pink Méduse –
it’s city – chic with a hint of the 
exotic!

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Jelly Step Five: And finally – Denim will never
die and Joy shows that! Mixing a dusty pink shirt,
with some cool 
denim shorts, finished with our

bright coral SUNLIGHT, it’s a look that
stands out from the crowd!

Joy

Blue and pink – two colours that are so vivid whatever the shade. It seems like these two pop-tastic colours are shades that work together so well – so whether you pair a soft salmon shade with a baby blue, or shocking pinks with electric blues, this is a match made in heaven.

Many thanks to our bloggers who showed off their creations for #MeduseColor! And now we turn to you, the reader! Enter our competition by showing off how you mix and match colour in your outfit! Just tag @meduseoriginal and use the hashtag #MeduseColor on Instagram, and you could be the winner of 3 pairs of our jellyshoes! 

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Méduse Talks With Grace – A creative mind in the sky…

17 Jun , 2015  

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At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

“I am a tiny Irish girl who does her very best to be a tiny bit French.”

Coming from all the way in Ireland, Grace is now a nurse based in London and boy, has she got that ‘London street style’ with a hint of Frenchness. (Just check out her London rooftop shoot in Méduse!) The mash up of owning the best of these two looks, is what keeps her ticking, and her snapshots speak for themself. With bundles of energy and unlimited creativity, Grace is a wise one!

M: So! Who are you jelly lover?
G: Hi! I’m Gracie I am a tiny Irish girl who does her very best to be a tiny bit French.

M: Tell us a bit more about your photoshoot in Méduses! What were the ideas behind the shots?
G: So we thought about the brand and the history of the shoe. I wanted to keep it simple and chic but also very true to my personal style! I teamed the meduse with a classic Breton strip top and navy silk shorts, basically what I live in during the (cold) British summer!

 

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M: We’re in love with your Instagram – it shows such character from your personal life, to the idols you love. How does your Instagram reflect who you are and your loves in life?
G: I take my job extremely seriously however I really need to detach from it. I decided to use my Instagram as a medium to meet other creative minds. I’m honest and open and I think that comes across on my page.

M: As you’re a fashion expert, can you tell us what to wear with Méduse? 😉
G: Everything ! I will be wearing them for my surf holiday in Biarritz in July and as it cools down I will be wearing them with knee socks and an LBD around Shoreditch !

M: And one last thing! What 4 blogs do you recommend keeping an eye on?
G: Oh my god only 4 ?! Ok my really good friend Jess (we both worked as waitresses when I first moved to London) : @ihavethisthingfor .
I also love @eastlondonkiddo who takes beautiful photographs!
I adore this Irish beauty @thebubblecollective
This last girl has incredible style and is also Irish: @eimearvarianbarry

We told you so! Grace is a gal who’s tip-top on Instagram and she certainly knows a thing or two about what stars to keep an eye on! Sending you a huge jelly high-five Grace, we hope you loved standing on top of London’s skyline in our Méduse! Keep up to date with her musings and snapshots here.
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