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The Jelly Lesson – How to wear jelly shoes with your best friend!

28 May , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: There are many ways you
can match your jellies with your best
friend. But let’s start with colour. How
about a mix of dark and light blue
(like our SUN cobalt and vert d’eau)?

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Jelly Step Two: Or, you could
totally rock the #teamjellies look
by matching your jellies and SOCKS!

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Jelly Step Three: You know what
we love? We love a colour contrast! And
who better to do it with, than with your
BFF? Let’s go orange and blue!

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Jelly Step Four: Sorry, we haven’t
finished yet! What’s the ultimate
colour contrast? Could it be a spot of
monochrome magic?

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Jelly Step Five: Or how about going 
all out and showing off a sassy salmon-
pink in SUN and Javana! Two styles. One
#teamjelly.

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However you rock the #teamjellies look. Double the jellies, double the better! Stand bold and show the world what you’ve got!

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A Week With Méduse…

4 Apr , 2015  

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Explore ‘A Week With Méduse’ to find our highlights, picks and Méduse photos from fans around the world. 

What is a shark’s favourite sandwich?

JELLYFISH of course! *laughter everywhere… which quickly fades away*

Yep, we’ve been cracking out our HILARIOUS jokes this week, as a part of our April Fool’s week! As well as the lols, we caught up with a Nantaise blogger Eva, who took us on a unicorn ride through her world, and Joséphine, who also took us on a trip through her universe in Méduse… and lots and lots of pink!

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We’ve also spotted the trio of stars who’ve been working their Méduse this week!

She’s ready for Easter in Jumpy! Hop to it @emmie_eliott 😉

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Just chillaxing by the beach in Jumpy, no better way @oriane.ornithorynque

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And @quattrorish! You can never have enough Jumpy boots, right? 😉

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That’s all for this week, but we’re still feeling in the mood for EGGcellent jokes, in time for next week’s ‘Méduse Easter Hunt’ theme – so we’ll leave you with this…

Why did the Easter egg hide? 

Because he was a chicken.

Have a great Easter weekend! X

 

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A Week With Méduse…

27 Mar , 2015  

Blue Bike Jellies

Explore ‘A Week With Méduse’ to find our highlights, picks and Méduse photos from fans around the world. 

If you’ve been keeping your eyes peeled this week, you’ll know that we’ve been feeling rather arty and abstract.

Yep, this week was all about expressing yourself (just like Labrinth), and in our case – Expressing Méduse!

So with that in mind, we spoke to two very, very talented girls, who express Méduse in their own individual way.

First we spoke to Ruvé Staneke, an Australian artist who creates self portraits and can dream and sketch jellies!

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And yesterday, we spoke to Virginie! A girl who loves to dive into creating NIKITA and JUMPY! Take a look at this!

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And now here we are! Let’s take a look at how YOU have expressed your Méduse this week…

Shining bright like a sparkly Méduse diamond, it’s @whatmatterstomary!

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Next we have is @gloogle who’s ready for the best bike ride EVER in her Vert d’eau jellies!

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SPOILER ! And here we have next week’s star! @jo_lignac – of course she’s in pink jellies!

Jo Lignac Jelly Shoes

 

From all the way in Japan @kuumuuk has opened an early Christmas present 😉 Zebra Jumpy!

Kuumuuk Meduse Jumpy Boots

 

And last up, it’s @pillapon1 in yet another snazzy outfit with Jumpy!

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We love seeing your Méduse pics, so share them on Instagram with the hashtag #Meduse and tag @meduseoriginal to feature on our blog! For now, we’re off, but here’s a clue for next week’s theme…

KNOCK KNOCK!

Who’s there?

Méduse!

Méduse who?

WE’LL TELL YOU NEXT WEEK!

X

 

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A Week With Méduse…

25 Mar , 2015  

Méduse Jumpy boots by kkiyoshiii

Explore ‘A Week With Méduse’ to find our highlights, picks and Méduse photos from fans around the world. 

Spring is officially here! Yep, that’s right, it’s time for the flowers to bloom and for the SUN Méduse to come out and shine! We have to say – we’re keeping our fingers crossed, that the sun will come out to play, and not hide away like yesterday’s ‘solar eclipse’ haha!

This week brought some fresh Spring fashion tips from fashionistas Victoria Gasperi and Emma Eliott, who gave us the tip-top secrets on spring trends!

Victoria & Emma, Interview with Meduse

 

And, now we turn to you! Your week in Méduse has been a funny one, we’re talking bubbles, flowers and so on!

 

@kkiyoshiii has a total shoe obsession! And especially with Méduse!

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@rifarejiyugaoka  is getting Jumpy for Spring – 3,2,1!Meudse regram - rifarejiyugaoka @quattrorish ooh la la! Showing off our brand NEW Saumon Jumpy!

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Cosy and cuddly in Jumpy! @Camille_mn <3

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The best present ever? Of course it is! @ulyn24 

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And last but not least – @synonym_of_happiness bask in jelly bubble-bliss!

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Stay tune for next week, it’s going to get ARTY! Here’s a clue!


Have a lovely week-end! <3

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Méduse Talks… With Emma Eliott

20 Mar , 2015  

Close Up Emma's Meduse Jumpy Boots

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

It’s officially Spring today! Yes, the clouds may still be hanging about, but we’re certain that the sun will shine… soon!

But to get us prepped and ready for Spring fashion trends, we spoke to a fashionista who’s in love with vintage style, photography and is a total Jumpy lover! Her Instagram is a place where you can daydream about walks in nature, scrummy food and life in her Jumpy boots (there’s lots of them!). It’s Emma Eliott!

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Spring is coming!  Are you more flower power or rockstar?

I would say I am more “flower power!”
I am nowhere near cool enough for Rock Star!
I try to be a really happy and positive person and I love to put a quirky spin on any style I embrace, I love to look at things a little differently!
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Describe this season in 3 words.
I think for me especially in my role in retail, I get such a thrill buying and seeing each new season unfold.
This season to me can be summed up as, pastels, monochrome, and prints. (So hard for me not to say AMAZING, INSPIRING, ASPIRATIONAL before each one!)
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Which colour Méduse says ‘spring’ to you and why?
I have to say that the colour Méduse that makes me so excited and totally embodies spring for me is the SUN Paille sandal.
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They are so fresh and cheerful in daffodil yellow that they would look super cute with pretty ankle socks and boyfriend jeans right now and amazing in the hot sun with a pretty little summer dress. Just gorgeous!!
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We love your pics on Instagram… Tell us, what is your favourite Instagram filter? What does it say to you?
Posting pictures on Instagram gives me such pleasure! And has really allowed my confidence in my style to grow.
My favourite filter is for sure Valencia, it works so well at diffusing the light in a gentle way, with a cool yellow tint that really brings my pictures to life. It says “fresh” which resonates with me as I love to look at fashion and styling in a fresh and new way.
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Quirky question alert!

When is your birthday and what would be your ideal gift?

Well! My birthday falls on September 23rd and I have to be honest I have got my heart set on a pair of Méduse Jumpy in Saumon/Crêpe.
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I love, love this colour! It is neutral enough enough to work with any outfit and pretty enough to cheer up any rainy September days that Autumn may bring! Heaven!
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What superpower do you wish you had?
Oooooo! If I had a super power it would definitely be the ability to be invisible!
Just imagine all the front row shows at Paris fashion week I could sneak into!!! Wearing my Méduse Jumpy’s of course!!
Emma, you’ve totally got us in the mood for Spring. COME ON SUNSHINE!
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We hope you have lots of fun with all your Jumpy boots, and we want to thank you for your contribution to the Méduse world!
And to all our dear friends, check out Emma’s Instagram here. It will make you smile, for sure! X
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A Week With Méduse

13 Mar , 2015  

Méduse jelly shoes in Holi festival by noknee3

Explore ‘A Week With Méduse’ to find our highlights, picks and Méduse photos from fans around the world. 

Bonjour all! How’s your week been? 

We’re not gonna lie, but ours has been pretty damn cool! We’re super excited to move into the spring / summer season and boy, we have some awesome Méduse surprises in store. But we’ll talk about that later 😉

We were feeling all French and fashion-fantastic this week, as a part of our French Fashion Star week. We spoke to style-obsessed editor Mary Yasmine Arrouche who showed her preppy badass attitude in our Méduse! You can check out her interview here!

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Other than our very Frenchie week, we’ve been snapping tons of photos of our spring / summer collection. We just can’t get out of the shoes! We might even wear them in bed tonight…

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And as always, we’re celebrating you guys and your pics of Méduse! If you wanna feature on our blog, like these heroes, then upload a photo of your Méduse on to Instagram with the hashtag #meduse and tag @meduseoriginal.

@jo_lignac‘s is rocking the candy stripes and sugar pink jellies! meduse blue camaro copie

 

@v_cappoen sketching NIKITA! <3

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@emmie_eliott smoothie in hand, Jumpy on roll! 10956260_409355715903422_2016178935_n

 

@noknee3 colour splash! Happy Holi in Méduse! 11049189_580239968778369_421829241_n

 

@quattorish chic French fashion at its finest 😉

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That’s all for now folks! Look out for our ‘Spring is Here!’ theme next week!

Au revoir for now!

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Méduse Talks… With Darishini Thiyagarajan

11 Mar , 2015  

Méduse jelly shoes by Darishini T.

 

At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Another week, another star…

 

She’s fierce. She’s fabulous. And man, she knows how to #GetJumpy! Holding her pose, like a stunt from The Matrix, blogger, writer and fashionista Darishini T. caught our eye, when we saw her incredible Get Jumpy entry! A true jelly lover and a new friend from way over in Singapore, we knew we had to highlight this talented star as a part of our ‘Méduse Map: Stars Around The Globe’ theme. So here we go!

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Tell us about your Get Jumpy photo you entered! Where did you take the photo? What was your mood? Was there any music in your mind at that time? What were your ideas behind your pose?

Well a friend of mine loves taking jump shots, and he introduced me to the art of getting the perfect jump shot a few months back. The energy I feel when taking a jump shot is something I’ve never experienced before, and the adrenaline rush is what I love about it. I took the photo at my polytechnic campus here in Singapore, Temasek Polytechnic! (Our campus actually has pretty good spots for photo shoots) Before taking a shot, I usually compose myself – rid myself of any thoughts, so there was nothing in mind at that point of time! As for my pose, I usually try to go for something effortless. I look for inspiration on Instagram, but otherwise it’s mostly improvisations!
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We notice that you’re incredibly creative, so here’s a challenge! Can you write a short poem about Méduse jelly shoes?  

It’s been a while since I cracked my head over a poem, so here’s a haiku for you!
how wonderful it
would be to dance about with
colours on your feet

As a student in journalism, you must look out for all things cultural. When we say ‘Frenchness’ what does that mean to you?

Definitely! I absolutely love places rich in culture! Hmm, I would say that ‘Frenchness’ means beauty and sophistication to me. France is a beautiful country, and so are the people – I really would love to come down someday!

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We notice you wear your jelly shoes often. Imagine if one day you interview Anna Wintour, what jelly shoes would you wear to impress her and give you that extra confidence?

Well, the day I interview Anna Wintour would be the best day of my life! I would love to try something new, something different from the conventional jelly sandals I look to. Chelsea boots are to die for, and combining that with French elements is a brilliant idea. (That’s the Jumpy boot)

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You’ve got a great taste in music, so we give you the power to be our guest DJ! Pick the 5 songs that have you toe-tapping!

Why thank you! My current favourite songs are all from very different genres HAHA!
Great taste in music – check! Knows how to Get Jumpy – check! A true jelly lover – check! Darishini, you tick all the boxes gal! If you’d like to keep up to date with her fashion, photography, writing and jelly journeys, then tune into her Instagram and her blog! They’re both ones to keep an eye on!

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Méduse Talks… With Claire Etchell

11 Mar , 2015  

Collage Méduse Jumpy boots by Claire

 

At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Another week, another star…

 

From our SUN jellies to our kicking Jumpy boots, Méduse leaves a trail of footprints all around the globe. This time, we’re highlighting the UK! We got in touch with a jolly Jumpy lover, and she goes by the name of Claire Etchell, a London based fashion PR professional and a true wordsmith! Her blog Naked PR Girl is daring, witty and unafraid to go behind the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of society and the fashion industry.

So here we go, get yourselves a steaming cuppa tea, and get ready to dive into Claire’s world!

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Since you are the Naked PR Girl, here is your chance to reveal something you’ve NEVER said before – what is it? 

I have a thing for flowers. There’s a beautiful flower market on Columbia Road in London. It’s open every Sunday 8am-3pm. It’s where I’ll have sloped off to if I go missing over a weekend. Stalls and stalls of incredible flowers. I always come back with armfuls and spend the rest of the day surrounded by them as I work on my blog. You’ll know where to fine me!

 

At Méduse, we love to dare, just like yourself. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Going travelling! It was the best and most exciting experience visiting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, LA and San Francisco. I drove a 4×4 on Fraser Island, went diving in The Great Barrier Reef and my biggest challenge was climbing Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand. Going up was easy… going down a little like a ski slope, minus the skis.

 

Challenge 1: Tell a joke. Go!

You know these fashions with skinny jeans. I can’t get into them.

 

 We’ve noticed you hike to some beautiful spots, but if you could take Méduse somewhere, where would it be and why?

That’s a tough one. Well you’re French so you already appreciate France so how about we go Thailand? Koh Phi Phi island would be a great place to try out the jelly shoes in the sea. While we’re there we’ll have seafood from a local restaurant I know and travel by boat to Maya Bay which was made famous through The Beach featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

 

When we say French / Original / Fun – you say?

Nice to meet you. I’m London/Fashion/Fun. Shall we hang out?

 

What kinda gal are you? Ballet or Hip Hop?

Ballet. I love watching a performance in a beautiful setting like the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London. I don’t ask for much 😉 ! A psychic told my mum way before she met my dad that I would be a famous dancer… I’m still waiting for that to come true.

 

You’re a wordsmith – so here’s the second challenge for you! Can you write us a haiku about a day in a pair of jellies? 

Squishing round in my jellies

The sand is so hot

I skip to the cool ocean

 

You know how to snap a good shot – tell us, do you prefer shooting in the dawn or dusk?

I’m all about the sunset. A sunrise for me is usually when I’m on my way to work at the office as I walk through Hyde Park every day. A sunset is something I can enjoy on my way home via the Serpentine Lake and once in a while they will be truly breathtaking.

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If you could live life in one colour, what would it be and why?

Blue. Blue skies, blue seas, they always look beautiful so that works for me!

 

Finally, what does jelly love mean to you?

Having fun, being adventurous and exploring nature.

 

Leaving a trail of Jumpy footprints in city spots such as Hyde Park, the Royal Opera House, Columbia Road Flower Market – Claire is a true London girl! You can follow her footsteps on her blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Have you ever worn your Méduse in the streets of London? Upload your photo on to Instagram with the hashtag #Meduse and we will share it on our Friday wrap up and on Instagram!

Au revoir for now!

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A Week With Méduse…

11 Mar , 2015  

Méduse Jumpy boots by alessiabrttoni

 

Explore ‘A Week With Méduse’ to find our highlights, picks and Méduse photos from fans around the world. 

This week we’ve travelled through the years from when we were born in 1946! We highlighted the friends and legends who have shaped our story so far, and have created the special milestones in our timeline. From Mamie Méduses, a local legend of the Côte des Basques who carried her Méduse everyday, to another Méduse lover – Hélène S., who has gone from paddling in Méduse jellies, to jumping in Jumpy today! Who says you have to be a kid to rock Méduse?!

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We also spoke to the winner of Get Jumpy 2015, Elodie of Tukibomp! We looked back at the highlights of the competition, and how her life is now with her jumpin’ Jumpy boots. And what do you know? It’s bright, bouncing and BOOTIFUL!

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We also received a lovely photo from our Méduse singing starlet Sarah Sakusei (remember the Méduse song she rocked?), who’s showing off her brand new Jumpy boots in the icy snow! Check it out!

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And as always, we’ve got the best snapshots of the week from you guys in your Méduse! So here we go!

First up we have @yukot22 who’s ready to rock n’ roll in the rain!

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Hop into Jumpy like @emmie_eliott!

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Frenchness from Japan at its finest – striped and Jumpy with @buu_mama!

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Splashing about in the rain? Yeah, we’ll join you @alessiabrttoni!

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Once again, it’s our Japanese stylist of Méduse @m_ham_muler

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HOP! <3 @m_ham_muler 

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And that’s this week over! We’d like to thank all of the guys who shared their stories with us this week – it is you who makes the story of Méduse so special and so unique.

Stay tuned for next week’s theme, as we’re jumping around the world and showcasing the heroes on the Méduse map.

Have a great weekend! X

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Méduse Diary: Mamie Méduses Has Left the Coast of Biarritz & Its Surfers…

11 Mar , 2015  

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As you all know Méduse friends, we love celebrating #MeduseOriginalPeople and their story. This one is a special one. It truly means a lot to us and we would like to thank Guillaume B. for bringing it to us.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, surfers in the “Côte des Basques” in Biarritz honoured a person who recently passed away. She was considered as one of their own because she bathed every day in the same spot: Liliane Sager, also known as Mamie Méduses.

Her nickname comes from the jelly shoes she always carried with her. She visited the Côte des Basques for decades, and thus became a person who was a legend to this scene.

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Surfers are known to pay dedicated tributes, when one of their peers passes away. With their surfboard in hand, dozens of surfers went off with flowers, drew a circle and recalled treasured memories about Liliane Sager.


We spoke to a member of the “Côte des basques Surf Club” to share his story about Mamie Méduses, and here is what he had to say:

“We saw her every day, coming to soak her feet in the sea. She gave us advice on how to walk safely down the rocky steps without slipping and she had a lot to say about the temperature of the sea – but we knew nothing about her… The oldest members of the club mentioned that she was in fact a grandmother when they started their surfing days, and they are now grandparents themselves! But there was one thing we knew about her – she would wear her Méduse every day!”

And it’s not only the surfers who remember this legend, a mural painting was created to celebrate her story.

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We would like to send our deepest condolences to Mamie Méduses’ family and friends, and honour the memory to this lady who discovered the secret of eternal youth: sea bathing in a pair of Méduse.

A massive thank you to Guillaume Barucq from www.surf-prevention.com for this amazing story.

Do you have a story about Mamie Méduses? Please share it with us in the comment section.

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