At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Another week, another star…
Her taste in fashion is certainly evident: ‘So Shoes’ – the story of French shoes, by Frédérique Veysset et Isabelle Thomas, is a book that she currently, can’t put down. She has an artistic spirit about her: she makes us dream about our Jumpy boots playing in the snow! She’s sharp, she’s everywhere at one time and she has an eye for spotting Méduse outside of our playground.
And you know us, we’re always keen to highlight those with the Méduse spirit! So when we conjured up the theme of ‘Méduse Through The Ages’, it seemed obvious to contact Hélène (yes, the girl we’ve just been raving about!), a true Méduse fan. The lady is a real Frenchie, she’s lived with Méduse since her childhood and we can’t be any happier about Hélène sharing her memories with us!
What does Méduse mean to you? How have you grown up with Méduse? (We don’t mean the size!)
The practicality, the playfulness, the style and the French quality.
Méduse also signifies comfort for the rainy journeys to the beach. I’m a big fan of my Zebra Jumpy boots, even if it’s not raining!
Obviously my brothers, cousins and I have grown up with Méduse. We each had our own pair at my grandparents’ holiday home in Pouliguen (close to La Baule) and we spent our days in the rocky coves, on the boat. I couldn’t live without my little plastic shoes. (I even found some photos of my brother and I!)
Are you more of a jelly daydreamer OR a Jumpy living in the moment kind of person?
I would say, I’m 85% a dynamic Jumpy and 15% jelly daydreamer. Life is short and sweet and I like to make the most of it.
You get the opportunity to travel through time! Which century would you like to live in?
I would say, the 1930’s! Women were so elegant!
One reason you would pick this décade ?
For several different reasons. You could wear extravagant, elegant and luxurious evening-wear, designed by Coco Chanel.
But it was also the start of annual paid leave, and casual wear started to appear on the scene – hello lovely petite shorts!
Finally, since the 1930’s, the designers started using stones, studs and sequins on their creations, something which I am very fond of – just ask my friends!
RANDOM QUESTION! It’s 1946 – the year Méduse was born. If you were dancing to music in this era, would it be classical? Jazz? Or something else?
Probably American Jazz, from right after the war.
Imagine 1946. What would you wear with your jellies ?
I would opt for a lovely Capeline hat or a ribbon in my hair, a polka dot dress and a flared belted dress, and of course my SUN jelly sandals with well tanned pins!
And there you have a talk on vintage fashion! What are your fashion tips if you were to wear Méduse in 1946? Everyone has their own take! We are truly touched by Hélène sharing her memories and snapshots from her childhood. You can discover Hélène’s world on her Instagram here!
We wish you many more memories with Méduse!