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!
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.
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!