Méduse Original People

Méduse talks with… Emma’s Looking Glass

25 Nov , 2015  

Interview Emma's Looking glass
Last time, we got close with fashion & beauty pro Les idées SoAddict, this week it’s all about Emma’s Looking Glass.

Through chronic illness, Emma decided to set up a blog, so that she had a platform to share her passions, including details of her own style, tasty treats, intricate illustrations and more with the world.

“For Autumn I love mustard yellows, sage green and burgundy colours, it makes me happy to see them on trend this year.”

 

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M – Emma! So we’ve spotted that not only are you a fashion & lifestyle blogger, but you’re also an artist, photographer – and cat lover! Could you tell us a bit more about yourself, your projects and your blog?  
E – I’ve always been really creative and I trained at the London college of fashion back in 2009 before becoming chronically ill. I have two long term illnesses, ME/CFS and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, both have had a dramatic effect on all aspects of my life. It was hard to come to terms with a much slower pace of life at such a young age and left me feeling like I had lost my identity. I wasn’t really aware of blogging until my friend from uni suggested I started a blog, I always enjoyed modelling her creations when we were studying, so the idea of sharing my outfits seemed like a fun idea. A few years on and I don’t know where I would be without my own creative space online, Emma’s Looking Glass has really helped me to engaged with the outside world as well as allowing me to be creative when my body allows it. It’s also helped me maintain and improve my photography skills. I hope one day to be well enough to own an online shop to sell my own illustrations and photography prints. That’s the dream! But for now I focus my energy on smaller projects, earlier this year I created 8 personalised illustrations which I sold with all profits going towards a fund raiser for ME Research Uk, I also dressed up as a princess for a day – which I blogged as an outfit and was a lot of fun too! Both projects combined raised £1189.04 for charity which I’m very proud of.
wood watch skirt and denim jacket outfit
M – We’ve noticed you’re flaunting many floral prints, yet you’re loving autumn on your Instagram! What styles will you be wearing this season? Are there any particular shades that you think fit the season?
E – I do love a good floral print but sometimes I just want to step away from them, on those days I pick stripes. I have at least 10 striped tops. I think it’s becoming a bit of an issue! For Autumn I love mustard yellows, sage green and burgundy colours, it makes me happy to see them on trend this year.
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M – You’re a foodie with many quirky recipes in stock! Which treats are you addicted to at the moment?
E – I have a really sweet tooth, I’d be happy to eat cake everyday, all day if I could. I also love salt and a silver lining of having Chronic illnesses is that my cardiologist recommends lots of salt! At the moment I’ve been enjoying some amazing homemade sea salted fudge that my best friend bought back for me from a trip to Cornwall a few weeks ago. It’s a great treat that I can’t leave alone!
woodland cakes
M – Challenge time! With autumn well and truly here, our Jumpy boots are hot on the scene. Thus we challenge you to mock up a styleboard using a pair from our Jumpy boot collection! How would you pair it with accessories and clothes? Up for the challenge? 😉
E – I loved picking out an outfit for this challenge! I’m currently obsessed with this Mod Dolly acorn shirt and I think pinafore dresses are so sweet and versatile this time of year.  I’ve picked out the tan buckle detailing to the Méduse boots and used that as a base colour for the coat and bag which I think would tie the look in nicely. I hope you like it!
Styleboard emma's looking glass
Thank you so much for your time Emma, we agree that dressing as a princess for the day should be a standard! Keep in touch with Emma’s crafts, recipes and outfits on her blog & amazing Instagram!

 

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Match your Meduse with your Hat

19 Nov , 2015  

Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week we fished out some fabulous fur fashion features, with all the luxury! This week we’re helping you to match what’s on your feet, with what’s on your head. That’s right, we’re looking at the coolest winter hats on the scene right now.
Jelly Step One: Pretty like Parisian!
Elevate your style with our high Flambor
Taupe boots – a boot that echoes haute
couture! Match it with a chic noir trilby
from Comptoir des Cotonniers!
Jelly Step Two: A burgundy beanie!
There’s nothing quite like the warmth
of a knitted beanie hat on a chilly day!
Warm up with this burgundy beanie by
Couvre-Chef teamed with our Jumpy
Marron / Bordeaux!
Jelly Step Three: Something new, something blue!
This items are true style statements in their fashion
and colour! Work electrifying blue with this hat by
Etudes Studio, with our blue soled Jumpy Marine
/ Bleu!
Jelly Step Four: Say it with a snapback!
Stand out from the crowd and work the street
style look with a Maison Kitsuné snapback!
Match it with our Jumpy Noir / Rouge, to
add another touch of red to your outfit.
Jelly Step Five: Trendy like a turban!
Who said the hippy chic look was just for
summer? Nuh-uh! We’re loving this cosy
knitted turban by Mango – especially with
our JUMPER boots! Winter, warming and
wicked.
Winter hats – hell yeah. If you need an accessory to bring your outfit to life, it’s got to be a winter-warming hat, with a style factor. So, are you more trilby or beanie?

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How to wear fur fashion with Méduse

12 Nov , 2015  

Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week we got down with denim! Today, we’re taking a look at a fabulous fashion feature that is an essential for the winter – faux fur!

 

Jelly Step One: Work it, from head to toe!
Bet you’ve never seen a faux fur cap, like
this bad boy from Carven! We love this
furry accessory with our JUMPY Marron /
Noir boots on our feet!
Jelly Step Two: Wear it wild!
Fur doesn’t just have to be one bold
colour, and this embellished faux fur gilet
by Zara proves just that!
We love this luxury, colourful item
with our tall FLANCUIR Marron boots.
Jelly Step Three: A cosy & comforting coat!
If you don’t want to snuggle in this, there’s
something wrong with you – take a look at this
gorgeous ebony hooded fur coat by
Maison Kitsuné. Team it with our CAMARO boots
– in Noir of course!
Jelly Step FUR (four!) Sassy and stylish!
We’re loving this chocolate brown stole
from Mango – it’s so diva-esque! Match this
chic accessory with our wild FLAMLEO boots!
Jelly Step Five: Proud and loud!
Nab this super-soft faux fur duffle bag
from Topshop to add a playful touch to
your everyday look! Match the neutral
tones with our JUMPY Panthѐre boots!
From furry bags to fluffy coats, your winter wardrobe is feeling for some fabulous faux fur this season! What piece from our picks has caught your eye?

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Contest,Méduse Original People

#GetJumpy 2015 – Highlights

11 Nov , 2015  

Love is in the air and so was the world for #GetJumpy! Our kickin’ contest this year is now over, and well – it was the BEST one yet! Our bloggers were challenged to not only style up the Jumpy boots they were given, but to leap, bounce and JUMP in their new Méduse. And ever since the fashionistas showed off their take on #GetJumpy, you guys entered into the fun and took on the challenge for yourselves.  And now? We have three lucky winners.
Let’s take a look at some of the bloggers who showed off their magic…
Jumpin’ in Jumpmat Caramel is blogger Fanny of Madame Virgule, who’s ready for lift off!

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Back in black and lookin’ effortlessly cool is Marlene of Dans la Bulle de Kenny. She’s certainly working a rock and roll style in our biker buckled JUMPAT boots!

Not only can she skate, she can also #GetJumpy! Jumping in her pink soled Jumpy boots, we have Rach from Koko Luxe!

Jumping into the Méduse spirit with her splash of colours, Leigh Travers of Fox & Feather works the stripes with this stylish #GetJumpy snapshot!

With her monochrome kimono-cape, she’s a superhero in style and in jumping! Wearing her Jumpy Marron / Bordeaux boots, it’s Amélie of Naturellement Blonde!

Those were just some of the awesome bloggers who got stuck into our challenge, and inspired you guys! If you haven’t seen the awesome ‘jumpers’ who entered #GetJumpy, take a look here!
We loved the entries from @cle.bourhis (top) and her mum @natbourthis (bottom) – full of funky art and colour!

Showing some near-impossible stunts, @o_tennessee (top) and @bobelini (bottom) caught our attention with these acrobatic jumps!

 

We loved how @aabstraact (top) and @dawnaddict (bottom) not only raised the bar with their jump, but snapped an awesome nature-esque background!

 

Looking stylish as ever and effortlessly cool for #GetJumpy, we have @fanytrueba (top) and blogger Sophie of @Les idées SoAddict (bottom)!

All you guys who entered did such a fab job and we cannot thank you enough! Check out the rest of the entries this year here – their snapshots will certainly give you tips for Instagram! It’s been an amazing year, and we’d love to thank our bloggers who joined us for this project, and everyone else who got involved. Well done to the three winners – you totally deserved it!
That’s a wrap!  

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How to wear denim with Méduse

5 Nov , 2015  

You’re weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week, we got scary and stylish with Halloween!
This week, we’re taking it back to the classics, by picking out some dapper denim pieces to pair with Méduse.

 

Jelly Step One: A cool-cut coat!
We’re loving this quirky denim coat
from Bershka, which shows off a
trendy-tailored feel! This long-length
coat was destined to match with knee-
high boots like our FLAMLEO.

 

 

Jelly Step Two: Paint it proud!
How fab are these? Mango have
been inspired by artist Jason Pollock
to create these paint-splattered jeans!
Pair it with our pink-soled JUMPY boots
for another splash of colour!

 

Jelly Step Three: Back, with a backpack!
Whether it’s for uni, the office or around town,
this vintage looking denim backpack from
American Apparel is the ultimate accessory
of the season. Match it with our textured
JUMPER boots, for a style surprise.
Jelly Step Four: A wave of the exotic!
Brighten up your denim look with this
fabulous, colourful patterned jacket
from Desigual! To complete your bold
style, we suggest matching it with our
CAMARO Rouge boots!

 

Jelly Step Five: A 60’s mini for today!
A denim mini skirt, is timeless! Go for a grunge
look, with a black denim mini from Fat Face
teamed with our stripey JUMPZEBR boots!
Dress up your denim from head to toe, in five different ways with Méduse! From exotic embellishments to cool classics, all our picks are tailored to you. Until next time!

 

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Méduse talks with… Les idées SoAddict

4 Nov , 2015  

Last week, you met Constance from The Clothes Paper, a lovely horse rider who’s passionate with fashion. This week’s Q&A is with none other than Sophie from, “Les Idées SoAddict”!
After a year rich in adventures, from venturing into beginning her own blog, a YouTube channel and meeting with fellow inspiring bloggers, Sophie’s journey keeps on going! Her motto? Be your own kind of beautiful, just like Marilyn Monroe!

I particularly like the JUMPZEBR. These boots make me wanna jump in puddles”

M – You’re a talented blogger & vlogger who loves all things fashion, beauty and DIY… Could you tell us a bit more about you?
S – My name’s Sophie and I’m 34 years old. I’m a fashion, beauty, DIY and lifestyle blogger since February 2014. I love to have fun with my looks by sporting contrasting styles (e.g. chic & cosy) and my own touch of originality (often in the red tones). I remain a child at heart and have fun when it comes to my style. Breaking fashion stereotypes amuses me, like wearing a skirt with sneakers.
Idées So Addict
M – In your DIY & beauty tutorials, you have more than one tip and trick in stock! Where are all these ideas coming from?
S – Before being a blogger I watched a lot of YouTube videos especially Sandrea26france. They really taught me basic beauty tips. Overtime, I came up with a universe that suits me, and ever since, many “addictive” ideas run through my mind which explains my nickname “So Addict” 😉

M – You’ve recently been invited to your first blogger party. We are curious to know, how it was? Do you consider it a reward or an achievement, for the time dedicated to your blog, your YouTube channel and to your fans?
S – I felt funny at my first blogger night, it was completely crazy! I’m where I am today thanks to Instagram, the platform We Are the Models, and my devoted readers. This invitation was a recognition of the work accomplished on my blog. I’ll never thank my readers enough for that and I do reward their loyalty. By the way, there are much more surprises to come. Stay tuned 😉

M – We have a challenge for you! The new collection Autumn – Winter 2015 / 2016 is out now! We would like to challenge you to create a styleboard with one of your fave pairs! Up for it?
S – I love challenges! I particularly like the JUMPZEBR. These boots make me wanna jump in puddles 😉 whilst still keeping the glam factor.  I’m definitely a child at heart haha!

We can just see it – you jumping about in puddles, but still looking effortlessly cool! Thanks you so much for joining us Sophie! Keep up to date with Sophie’s blog and Instagram for a very addictive world!

 

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How to match your Halloween Costume with Méduse

29 Oct , 2015  

Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week, we brought you the latest leather looks on the scene! This week, we’re searching for some spooky styles, in the run up to Halloween!
Jelly Step One: Lace up!
If you’re after a theatrical, look
that’s sultry and destined to shock,
this lace shirt by Sandro teamed
with our CAMARO Noir boots,
is the way to go.
Jelly Step Two: Scary zips, with Zara!
Do you dare to scare with a Zipper Face
this Halloween? Wear these leather-look
trousers from Zara, with plenty of zips to
complete your look! Team it with our
JUMPY Noir / Rouge boots!
Jelly Step Three: A paw to petrify!
This ballsy bag, may be the coolest
accessory on the scene. If you’re
dressing up as a cat, why not elevate
your costume even more with a Tiger
Paw bag by Kenzo, teamed with our
JUMPAIL boots?
Jelly Step Four: Hair-raising headbands!
This Topshop headband is definitely a
‘TREAT’ for Halloween! Match up the
skulls and roses with our tall FILO Noir / Rouge boots.
Jelly Step Five: A creepy catsuit!
We love this frightening fancy-dress
costume, that’s ready to roar, from H&M!
It’s a purrfect pair with our JUMPARD
boots!
We hope you liked our hip-happening Halloween picks! They’re scary yet stylish and eerie yet elegant. What will you be dressing as this Halloween?

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Méduse talks with… The Clothes Paper

28 Oct , 2015  

Last week, we quizzed Made in France follower Mamzelle H, who shared a taste of her creative mind and ventures. This week, we chat to Constance, blogger of The Clothes Paper!
 If she’s not riding horses in our FLAMBOY boots, she’s eyeing up her next accessory! Yes, joining us today is Constance, a creative, a beauty lover and DIY pro.

“My dream would be to go to New-Zealand!”

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M- What’s your favourite fashion accessory that you take with you wherever you go?  
C – My favourite accessory has to be my new Chloé bag, a second-hand purchase. I sold a lot of my clothes to get myself a kitty, and after three years I managed to buy this beauty for half the price – I only needed to throw in another £3!
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M – You’re a true jet-setter! What destination did you like most?
C – Among the countries I’ve visited, my vote goes to Egypt. I’ll always remember the feeling of exploring the rooms in the Abou Simbel temple by myself… It was amazing! I was lucky enough to be there when there wasn’t that many tourists… Now my dream would be to go to New-Zealand!
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M – What are your three favourite songs at the moment which ALWAYS put you in a good mood?
C – The first one is a bit old but definitely one of my essentials. It’s All summer long by Kid Rock. It reminds me of ‘my youth’! Then I’d say Sugar by my beloved Maroon 5. Finally, something a bit more new, it’d have to be Cheerleader by OMI, that’s often played!

M – We have a challenge for you! The new collection Autumn – Winter 2015 / 2016 is out now! So we challenge you to create a styleboard with one of your fave pairs!
C – Here is my look, in Jumpleo: A Balsamik Trench coat, an umbrella from Lollipops, a pair of tights by Asos and a dress from Zara!
style board meduse
Not only does she have a sweet taste in tunes, her autumn fashion is on point! Thanks for joining us Constance! Keep up to date with her blog and Instagram, for more musings around Paris.
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How to Rock Leather with Méduse

22 Oct , 2015  

You’re weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week we took a look at the new knitwear that’s hot this season! This week, we pick out a style that is timeless and never fails to make a showstopping statement. Yes, we’re talking about rocking leather.
Jelly Step One: Polka dots with Panthere!

Look like a hottie, by getting a little spotty!
Match up this monochrome leather bucket
bag from Tammy & Benjamin with our wild
Panthere JUMPY boots!
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 Jelly Step Two: A leather dress, for the best!

Prepare for this studded showstopper… Wow
at a party with this embellished leather dress
from Warehouse, teamed with our chic and
simple JUMPER boots!
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Jelly Step Three: Fringe fantastic!

Lap up a little luxury, with a fab
fringed leather skirt by Tamara
Mellon
. This skirt is a statement
in itself, so we’re teaming it with our
classic Noir JUMPY boots!
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Jelly Step Four: On a style ride!
Nab this sexy studded jacket
from French Connection and team
it with our edgy buckled JUMPAT
boots! A look that’s on the road
to style heaven!
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Jelly Step Five: Calling for caramel!

Tan, camel, caramel – whatever you
call it, but this warming colour is
parfait for autumn! Rock these leather
gloves from Zara, and match it with our
quilted JUMPMAT boots! Oh so, Parisian!
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With five luscious leather looks, your autumn / winter style is sorted for the season! Try out this this timeless texture and you’re guaranteed to turn heads! That’s all for now!

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Méduse talks with… Mamzelle H

21 Oct , 2015  

Last week we caught up with DIY lover and foodie Mamzelle_ji who shared a mouth watering recipe and her style picks to match with our JUMPLEO boots! This week in the hot seat is Mamzelle Héloïse!

She stands proud to support the Made in France movement and she isn’t afraid to show the world what she’s got! Let us introduce fashion and lifestyle blogger from Bordeaux, Mamzelle Héloïse…
Mamzelle Heloise

I support French entrepreneurs and designers to support their recognition.”

M – Mamzelle H ! You’re a fashion and lifestyle blogger, what made you start blogging?
MH – The desire to share, interact, exchange… my friends encouraged me to go for it, and as a communication manager I thought it’d be fun to work for myself :-)
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M – We’ve noticed that, like Méduse, you were a Made in France supporter. How does it influence your style ?
MH – The Made in France movement is something I deeply believe in – not just for consumption but the people behind it. I support French entrepreneurs and designers to support their recognition… To me, they have a true added value compared to ‘made in China.’ There are a lot of taxes in France and it’s hard to compete with the fashion industry giants, so I try as much as I can to promote these people. Eventually, I’m like everyone else and I shop at H&M, Zara… but my long term and frequent partners are only French brands.
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M – De quelle série êtes vous totalement fan en ce moment ?
It’s not very original but I love The Walking Dead, Games of Thrones and Breaking Bad… besides these, I don’t watch TV that much so I don’t know many more.
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M – We have a challenge for you! The new collection is out now so we challenge you to create a styleboard with your fave pair!
lookboard blogueuse
Well that’s our plans for the weekend – hit the town in our FLAMBOY boots, and settle down with a good boxset! Thanks for joining us Mamzelle! Explore her Instagram and blog, for tips on fashion and Bordeaux lifestyle!

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