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Méduse talks with… Yiyou from Mars

16 Sep , 2015  

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Last week we spoke to L’Autruche – this week it’s about Yiyou From Mars!
She’s a woman who loves fashion and loves the planet, fusing street style and environment empathy to create an ethic that Méduse adores! Join us in finding out more about exactly who is Yiyou…

“I’m passionate about vintage and retro fashion wear… like Méduse!”

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M – We’ve seen you sporting our SUN Méduses and we’re intrigued to know more about you! So tell us, who is Yiyou from Mars? And why this name ? 😉
A – My name is Aurélie, I’m a happy thirty-year-old feeling good in Méduse! 😀 “Yiyou” is an unpronounceable nickname my sister has called me since we were kids, and “from Mars” is there because I grew up in Marseille before moving to Paris for work, and finally, in 2011, to Bordeaux. I have a nostalgic personality and I like everything that reminds me of my childhood. That’s why I’m passionate about vintage and retro fashion wear… like Méduse!

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M – You’ve been blogging about fashion and lifestyle for a while! What drove you to start this blog?
A – I love fashion, but not catwalk fashion: street fashion, where all trends truly begin. I like originality and style that stands loud and clear, style from people that dare to be different. When the ‘blogosphere’ started in 2005/2006, I found so much inspiration on retro and vintage styles from US and UK blogs. I got so inspired that I decided to stop buying fashion magazines in which I wasn’t identifying myself anymore and become a regular reader of a good ten of blogs or so. One day, I thought that if I loved discovering the looks of regular girls like me so much, maybe other girls would be interested in my style! I finally started my blog in 2012, but I’ve only been writing diligently recently.

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M – We’ve noticed that just like Méduse, you care about the environment. Is that influencing your style?
A – Of course. It’s been a while since I realized the impact of our way of consuming the environment and on working conditions of the people manufacturing our clothes. I don’t like waste and I avoid promoting “fast-fashion”, meaning buying a lot of things and changing them often, as much as possible. I try to use  sustainable products by selecting quality fabrics or pieces I’ll be wearing for a long time. Vintage and thrift stores are a great way to fight over-consumption by giving a new life to second-hand clothes. I love digging for the best pieces online and in second-hand shops. Méduse are sturdy: I’m planning on keeping them for a long time!

 

Thank you, Yiyou from Mars! It’s so important to think about fashion and the Earth together, and you celebrate both – which Méduse LOVES! Don’t forget to head over to Yiyou’s blog to find out more about her super-cool street-inspired style!
 

 

 

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Méduse talks with… Nolwenn

2 Sep , 2015  

Nolwenn Crème à Nantes

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

“Every year, I was gifted with a new pair of Méduses,
and I would always go with the most glittery ones!”

Last week, you’ve met Marion. This week, Méduse talks with… Nolwenn!

Nantaise blog star Nolwenn Crème, one half of Meduse’s new Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Collection, takes some time to tell us more about what Nantes, family and jelly shoes mean to her…

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M – Tell us about your history with Méduse, from your childhood to the new Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Collection photo shoot. We’d love to see some pictures!

N – I was so lucky to have grandparents taking me to Brittany at the Fouesnant forest every year in July! Over there, I would meet friends, ride my bike and go ‘fishing’ with my grandfather. We would look for winkles, cockles… and I wasn’t allowed to join without my Méduse! It was a matter of safety :) Thanks to that, every year, I was gifted with a new pair, and I would always go with the most glittery ones!

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M – We’d like to hear an anecdote about the photo shoot! What’s the best memory you’re keeping from this experience?

N – I loved this photo shoot even though the weather wasn’t so good! Rain, wind, cold temperatures… What was funny is when the rain would wet our Méduse! No big deal of course – thanks to the material, our feet were kept dry, but it still wasn’t aesthetically pleasing! So the Humeau Team would wipe our feet with a cloth between each photo! They were also holding our purses! Treatment for a princesss!!!
The best memory was the entire day, and the people I met. I was already friends with fellow blogger, L’Autruche. Now I know the Humeau brothers, the photographer Alain Moneger, the make-up artist Émilie Brunet… Such awesome and talented people!

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M – Méduse is touring France for the “style à la française” with the new collection. The starting point? Nantes of course! According to you, what makes Nantes an emblematic city of the “style à la française”? Any specific place in the city? A trend? A tradition? Or is it something else?

N – Nantes is an emblematic city of the “style à la française” for so many reasons! The city is charming: it has places like Graslin square, the Anne de Bretagne castle or the Pommeraye pathway; for its gastronomy as there are a lot of chefs in the region; for it’s Brittany influence and the mildly salted butter, for its Loire wines, for its emblematic families…

M – In your opinion, what makes the new Méduse Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Collection original and why?

N – Méduse are not just making kids’ plastic sandals anymore, and we want people to know it! They have such lovely boots and ankle-boots, plain colors, audacious cuts and the addition of leather on some models… I love the new collection: so chic and comfortable!

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M – What should be the next step of Méduse tour of France? And Why?

N – I think that the next step of Méduse France tour should be Bordeaux! The Atlantic ocean runs along the city, and a lot of people, just like me, have memories of Méduse next to the Arcachon Bay, the Pyla sand dune… And also because the Bordeaux bloggers like La Penderie de Chloé or Noholita would be gorgeous in Méduse!

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We have so much jelly love for you, Nolwenn! Keep shining in Meduse and sharing your love for Nantes and nostalgic jelly tales. Thank you for a fab interview! Don’t forget, Meduse fans, to check out Nolwenn’s blog to read more about what makes Nolwenn a Meduse favourite. She’s the crème de la crème!

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Méduse Talks… With Marion

26 Aug , 2015  

Marion Claviere

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

I see Méduse as an extension of French traditions and the evolution of an emblematic shoe’

You’ve already met MeduseColor winners Charlotte and RhiannonThis week, Méduse talks with… Marion!

Earlier this summer, we challenged you guys to get colour crazy for our competition #MeduseColor. Many of you entered and showed off your colour creations, but there were three stand-outs who made it to the top! Introducing one of our winners: Marion Clavière, a lifestyle blogger with a passion for fashion, books, socks and Méduse!

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Méduse –  Woohoo! You are now part of the Méduse family! So tell us a bit more about yourself – who are you, jelly lover?

Marion – I’m a 24 year old community manager and communication consultant, but I’m also a blogger who’s addicted to books and pretty socks!

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Méduse – Méduse brings a lot of stories and memories from the past and present. What’s your story with Méduse?

Marion – Méduse is a story that’s stuck with my family; my grand-parents and parents don’t have the best memories but they were made to wear them if they went on holiday or if they went fishing! But to me it’s different. I see it as an extension of French traditions and the evolution of an emblematic shoe, made in France. Back in the day it was made to be worn when at the sea or by the lake, but now they are suitable for city life, going to work or even for wearing at parties!

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Méduse – Sticking with the #MeduseColor theme, what’s your favourite colour? What does it represent to you?

Marion – I‘m definitely a person who loves classic things, so I’ll always opt for black or navy Méduses, but I must say, I fell for the straw-coloured Paille SUN during my holiday! They’re more colourful but they’re also cute and subtle – a perfect match for my classic look.

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Méduse – Speaking of fashion, you won 3 very different pairs of Méduse shoes! How will you style each of them up? Where will you journey to in them? We’d love to see some pics!  

Marion – I will be wearing my black SUN sandals everywhere this autumn, and I’ll be styling them with socks, tights, jeans or a skirt. I’ll either style them up with a complete black look for a fun touch, or in a preppy style with a skater skirt and a pretty blouse. But for work or meetings with clients, I’ll wear them with jeans and a blouse, for a smart / casual look.
My salmon JUMPY are so punchy! I picture wearing them for a casual rainy day ride or for a stylish Sunday morning at a market. They are absolutely perfect when worn with light colours, during summer rain.
My SALDANO are perfect to enjoy a good book sitting on the grass or by the shore of a lake!

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Well Marion, you’re getting us ready for autumn – we’ll be rocking the socks and jellies look, don’t you worry! 😉 Many thanks for having a little chit-chat with us! We love your photos, and we know you’re gonna style up our Méduse just the way we like it – fun, French and original! Keep up to date with Marion’s blog Books & Socks here!

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Méduse Talks… With Rhiannon

19 Aug , 2015  

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

Aside from my current jelly shoe addiction…’

Méduse talks with… Rhiannon!

This week we have Méduse super-fan and second #MeduseColor winner Rhiannon to talk about what inspires her jelly love! She loves colour, loves pattern, and she nabbed one of our winning titles with a cute and quirky jelly snapshot! Welcome to the Méduse family, Rhiannon!

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M-Woohoo! Firstly, congrats on being crowned as one of the winners of #MeduseColor – we know you’re a true jelly shoe lover! Aside from this, tell us a bit more about yourself?

R – Thank you very much – the #MeduseColor competition was so much fun! Aside from my current jelly shoe addiction I also practise Karate and I love camping with the family – I have two children, 5 and 6 years old, so they keep me very busy!

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M – Méduses have been kicking around since 1946, believe it or not! Do you have any fond memories of jelly shoes? We’d love to hear a story…

R – My most vivid jelly shoe memory was on a family holiday to Croatia when I was younger. We had been told that there were sea anemones in the lagoons and had to wear jelly shoes in the water at all times to avoid getting stung. As a child, having to wear shoes in the sea was pretty weird and exciting but it kept us safe!

M – For the #MeduseColor competition we received a wave of photos – all different and great in their glory! Your snapshot really stood out to our friends and followers! How did you come up with the snapshot? Is there a story behind it?

R – The photo is of my daughter, Annabel, who also has a big collection of SUN Méduse. The photo itself was quite candid – she had stopped to peek at the picture hidden inside the metal bollard and I snapped it!

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M – Now that you’ve got a range of our Méduses, we imagine your brain is racing with ideas on how to style up with them! So we have a challenge for you! We’d like you to send us some snapshots of how you would style up your three different models of Méduses! Up for it? We hope you dive in!

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Thank you, Rhiannon, for that sweet interview! We’re so glad you involve Méduse in your daily life, and that your daughter loves jellies just as much as we do! We’ve got nothing but a whole load of jelly-love for you Rhiannon! Catch Rhiannon’s Instagram here and step into a jelly packed world!

 

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Méduse & Charlotte Hollycat

12 Aug , 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 hope my Méduses tour the world!’

Méduse talks with… Charlotte!

Cats and Méduse – probably the two coolest things on the planet, and y’know what? Charlotte knows it! Let us introduce you to Charlotte Hollycat – a happy-snapping photography lover, rainbow adorer and #MeduseColor winner!

M – You are now part of the Méduse family! Who are you Jelly lover?

C – My name is Charlotte or @ _Hollycat on Instagram, I’m nearly 25 and I’ve been living in Montpellier since the start of this year. I’m passionate about photography, a summer-lover and I’m a big kid! It’s one of the reasons why I took my Méduses to live with me, down in the south of France with my boyfriend. It’s funny that you say that I’m part of the Méduse family, it’s true because my boyfriend is fascinated by jellyfish! I’m currently working for a mobile and fibre network but I hope to change soon, but I’m not sure what field just yet!

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M – Méduse often recalls sentimental memories and stories from the past and present. What’s your story with Méduse?

C – Indeed, I think that with everyone Méduse reminds us of our childhood – when we went to the seaside with our parents, we wore our Méduses in the water. It wasn’t for style purposes, but more to avoid cuts from shells or stings from sea creatures; but today, we wear Méduse to show off its fashion features. Youngsters and older generations are wearing their Méduses to go to the beach or even downtown – they’re so comfortable! When I hear the word  « Méduse » I think of the shoes, but also the animal, naturally because of my boyfriend! I find the animal fascinating as they’re so colourful, just like your lovely shoes! Colours that make you think about summer, happiness… life.

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M – Going back to #MeduseColor! What’s your favourite colour and what does it represent to you?

C – It’s a tough choice, as I love many colours, and I have my phases. Many will say red because it’s the colour of sensuality and love – it’s the colour to give a ‘pizzazz’ to a woman’s face. But if I had to choose a particular colour I would go for blue, sky blue, because to me it represents freedom, the ability to fly away and to travel. But also, all the beings that are now up above, that we love and won’t forget… they are watching us from the sky. There is also ocean-blue which is a reminder of the vast stretch where jellyfish live, I’m absolutely fascinated with sea life, but at the same time it scares me a little. But as I said, I love summer, beaches and Méduse!

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M – Speaking about fashion! You won three pairs of Méduses, each with a very different style. What outfit will you match them with? Where will you journey to in them? We’d love to see some snapshots!

C – I’m not the kind of girl who will prepare her outfit the night before, or ask herself how she is going to wear a specific piece of clothing. I’m more of a ‘wanna try any style combination’ type of person, even if I’m running late! I love looking through my stuff to experiment with numerous outfits. So it’s hard for me to answer your question. I will style my Méduses with dresses, jeans, shorts… ANYTHING! It’s really down to the spur of the moment. And where will I walk in them? Well anywhere I’ll be going, I love to travel! I hope my Méduses tour the world!

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You promised that your Méduses would go on adventures – and you’ve kept it ;-). Charlotte, we hope you make many more memories with Méduse! Whether you’re hanging by jellyfish in your SUN Méduse or simply going for a stroll in your Jumpy boots during the Autumn showers! Keep up to date with Charlotte’s daily snapshots on her Instagram here!

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Méduse Talks… With Lauren de Samonac

5 Aug , 2015  

Lauren bloggeuse

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

‘I actually have a ‘Jelly Fish’ tattoo on my ankles – it just shows that Méduse will live with me forever.’

She’s a sassy entrepreneur with a keen eye for fashion! She loves mixing retro styles with the fashion of the now, and she can’t help but bounce, skip and prance in her Méduse! We speak to Lauren, a blogger and proud owner of a vintage e-store. Et voila!

M – First things first! We’ve seen you sporting our straw-coloured Méduse and we’re intrigued to know more about you! So tell us, who are you Lauren or Loraine? 😉

L – Lauren Samonac is a very long name meaning a lot of things… My name is actually Loraine but Lauren is much quicker to spell 😉 ! I am the daughter of a village shopkeeper and I always learned to deal with myself, as my ten fingers led me to be the independent person I am today. My mum was always busy, doing tons of things other than shopping; my mum wasn’t a fashionista but a talented entrepreneur. As I’m a kinesthetic learner, my education took an artistic turn – I built up my professional experience in the world of show business as an actress, a light and sound technician and a stage decorator! Some wonderful experiences which led me to try my luck as an entrepreneur today.

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M – We’ve noticed that not only do you run a personal blog, but you’re also a part of a second-hand / vintage project! Could you tell us a bit more about Duffledud? How does this project have an effect on your own personal style?

L – Duffledud was born in 2012 and allowed me to share my love of bargain-hunting and wearing fashion pieces mixed with cool vintage bits! It’s a way for me to feel like a kid: like being my own person, showing off my own style – that’s what fashion should be about! But Duffledud is slowly coming to an end unfortunately… Because of the big retail industry competition and their low prices, my e-shop is going through a rough patch, despite holding on to budget prices and ‘little-old-me’ trying to keep it up, until the big CRACK! It’s so much easier to buy a basic pink blouse that everyone has, than buy a pink blouse with a little character :-/. This has been a rich experience; from seeing my blog blossom, I decided to focus my energy on building a new project (still secret) to keep going! 

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M – You shared a lovely story with us where you mention how our Méduse were a part of your childhood! What place do our jellies have in your life today?

L – Méduses ?? Definitely my childhood !!! As my parents were working a lot, we didn’t go on holiday much, but when we did, we went to the seaside! I’m very sensitive on the feet as my father used to tickle me to wake me up! I never really liked the burning heat of the sand and I really didn’t like the idea of ​​knowing that my feet could walk on something strange, like a hook! (true story!). Fed-up with my complaints, my mother bought me my first pair of Méduses when I was 6 and they were navy blue. Then, when I was about 8, I got a transparent pair, and I felt like I was wearing dolly shoes – so practical as there are no laces!  Moreover, the idea of ​​being able to set foot in the water without risking anything is just great! Even though I’m 28, my habits have not changed and I am pleased that I’ve been able to find a pair of Méduses because they are so useful, they have a nostalgic touch, and not many people dare to wear them yet, but they are missing out on this true fashion accessory! I like the origin and the history – it is a French product, with a unique style for both men, women, youngsters and oldies – it’s even worn by fashionistas around the world! As they say: ‘never two without three’, my third pair of SUN Paille are well into my ‘shoesing’ and this time, I’m sure my feet won’t grow anymore ;-).

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M – And now for your challenge! We challenge you to create a styleboard inspired by your Paille SUN Méduse! Are you up for it? 😉

L – I’m taking up your challenge! It is a great honour for me to highlight my pair of Méduse! It’s if my story with Méduse was written in the stars… I actually have a ‘Jelly Fish’ tattoo on my ankles – it just shows that Méduse will live with me forever.

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Lauren – we love you. You’re officially the coolest cat around! Having Méduse tattooed shows you’re a true jelly lover, and we won’t forget that! Thanks for sharing your stories and style tips with us! It just goes to show that we too love mixing vintage styles with hip-happening fashion – YOU GOT IT! Keep up to date with Lauren’s blog and her retro store DuffleDud!

 

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Smile! It’s Ingrid

29 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…

‘I had a pair of jelly sandals when I was younger and they were the only shoes I would wear’

Méduse talks with… Smilingrid!

She’s a girl who rocks a Hollywood smile, but she comes from buzzing Boston! Ingrid aka ‘Smiling Ingrid’ is a bright and colourful blogger who aims to inspire and share her zest for life! Red lipstick, coffee and jelly shoes are her loves – to mention a few! Take it away Ingrid!

M – So Ingrid, we’ve been looking at your blog and you mention a number of things you love in life (we just mentioned a few above! 😉 ) How would you summarise it in a few lines?

I – I am a very happy person, which is why my blog name combines “smiling” and my name “Ingrid”. My longest-standing passions include language, reading, and (of course) fashion! The first passion led me to study French, the second to study literature and, combined with the third, begin my blog… which then led me to the ever-fashionable Meduse!

M – We’re curious to know – how did you discover Méduse? What do our jelly shoes evoke for you?

I – I discovered Meduse through your blogger collaborations! I had a pair of jelly sandals when I was younger and they were the only shoes I would wear – I even wore them as flower girl at my aunt’s wedding! That memory is the one evoked by your brand, of nostalgia and happiness… paired with lots of beautiful flowers!

M – CHALLENGE: On your blog, you show an unconditional love for fashion! So we must ask… what’s your favourite pair of Méduse? With this, we challenge you to create the perfect outfit with these shoes and show it in a styleboard! Feel free to match it with a varnish, a lipstick… we know you have a taste for those things! 😉

I – Oh my gosh, such a hard choice! I love the Nikita for a night out and the Camino for rainy days… but I think my favorite pair of Méduses would have to be the Sun in gold glitter, because they are the grown up, more chic version of the jellies I had as a child! These are fun!

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Méduse for Fall

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M – You’re a jet setter, always travelling around the world! Where are you going next? And which pair of Méduse would you pack in your suitcase?

I – I’m heading to Cancun at the end of the month! I would definitely pack a pair of the Méduses Sunlight in Corail to bring with me – they’d be the perfect color against the sea and sand, plus it would be so cool to see them glow at night!

We know it, you know it, Ingrid knows it! She’s got that Méduse vibe that runs in our colourful world and we love it! Her zest for life makes us want to put on our glowing Méduse and skip towards the sun! What a gal! Thank you so much for joining us Ingrid! We love your enthusiasm, and your blog keeps us buzzing! Keep up to date with her snapshots and thoughts on her blog Smiling Ingrid here!

 A bientôt !

X

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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. 😉

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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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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!

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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 !

X

 

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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!

x

Méduse

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Featured,Méduse Original People

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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