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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 :-)
heloise
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.
made-in-france
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.
blog-bordeaux
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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How to wear Knitwear with Méduse

15 Oct , 2015  

You’re weekly ‘How To’, from us to you.
Last week, we were looking hot to trot around the clock, as we styled up our range of Méduses from AM to PM! This week, we’re keeping up the style by getting cosy and cuddly with knitwear.
Jelly Step One: ‘Baby it’s cold outside!’

Wrap up with this winter warming cognac
sweater from Mango! Its autumnal shade
is welcoming, especially when matched with
our rouge soled FILO boots!
Jelly Step Two: Jump into a wild winter!
Show off your monochrome magic this
season and match a black and white
wooly knit from American Vintage with our
JUMPZEBR boots!

Jelly Step Three: Bold, blue & brilliant!
Step out of the comfort zone and try this!
Team this deep blue midi skirt from Ted
Baker
with our new JUMPERIC boots,
complete with a blue sole. Go for it!
Jelly Step Four: A snuggly scarf!

We’re loving this geometric shaped
scarf, with pops of hot pink from
Topshop! And we love it even more
when matched with our CAMINO in bronze!

 

 
Jelly Step Five: Hell yeah, for hats!


You can’t step into winter without
an awesome hat, like this colour specked
bobble hat from Missguided! Simply match
it with our tall FLAMILLE boots to reach a
new style level!
If you can’t be bothered to knit away this winter, then take note of our knitted faves this season! With cosy jumpers and snug scarves, you are spoilt for choice! Tag @meduseoriginal on Instagram and show us how you’re winter warming in Méduse!

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How to wear Meduse from AM to PM

8 Oct , 2015  

How to wear jelly shoes day and night
Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you
Last week we had a look at some rather cool winter warming coats of the season, to wear with our cosy Méduse boots! This week, we’re showing how Méduse are with you every step of the way – from AM to PM!
 Jelly Step One: Rise & shine!

The alarm has rung, your power
shower has got you ready for the day –
now you need an ‘ooh-la-la’ office
accessory like this suede buckled
satchel from French Connection.
Team with our buckled friend, JUMPAT!
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Jelly Step Two: It’s a lunch date!

It’s midday already! A girly get
together calls for a girly outfit with
an edge! How about this textured suede
and leather patchwork skirt from New Look
paired with our bow-tastic CAMINO Noir boots?
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Jelly Step Three: Afternoon shopping!

You’ll be looking hot to trot, with this
chic polka dot silk scarf from Sandro!
Its warm autumnal colours match
perfectly with our caramel quilted
JUMPMAT boots. Shop till you drop!
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Jelly Step Four: An evening stroll!

There’s nothing better than going
for a walk as dusk settles… especially
in cosy boots like FLAMAT! For a
dramatic look, match it with an extra
long cardigan from Bershka.

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Jelly Step Five: Sparkle at midnight!
When the clock strikes midnight, it’s
your chance to shine! Look glam, glittery
and gorgeous with a silver halter-neck dress
from Miss Selfridge teamed with our
shimmering JUMPAIL boots!

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And there you have it! Our Méduse boots are simply parfait to work, around the clock! Share your #Meduse photos on Instagram by tagging @meduseoriginal, and show which Méduse you like to wear from AM to PM!

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Méduse talks with… Garazi Beloki

7 Oct , 2015  

interview garazi beloki
Last week we caught up with fashionista and jet-setter Marion of Brèves au Féminin, but this week we chat to actress and dancer Garazi Beloki!
If she’s not in the studio working away on her acting and dancing, find her at the beach in her Méduse! Garazi Beloki shares her words on how to style up for the season and what tunes put her in a good mood!
M – Garazi! Not only are you a model, but you’re also an actress and a dancer! Tell us a bit more about each one! Did you dive into all them at the same time?
G – Actually I’m a dancer and an actress! 5 years ago I studied musical comedies but I’ve been dancing since I was 6. As you’ve seen, I have some modelling shots because I needed some photos to promote myself for acting and advertising roles. It’s tricky to keep on top of it all, but I’ve learnt how to prioritise work – I need a social life too!
 
M – We’ve noticed on your Instagram that you flaunt many fashion styles, from boho-chic to loud pop art prints! Is there a particular theme you’ll be rocking this Autumn?
G – I adapt my clothes, depending on the mood I’m in, or what I’m planning for the day. I don’t like to define my style but I am very picky when it comes to shopping. For example, I love prints which catch attention, so my focus is on colour coordination. I usually wear a lot of skirts and dresses, and since I bought my first pair of Méduse, they style together perfectly!

M – What are your three favourite songs at the moment which ALWAYS put you in a good mood?
G – I really like funky beats which make me want to dance! For example, I listen to a lot of Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, Creedence and The Black Keys. But the song which really makes me want to dance is Ladies Night, by Kool and the Gang – I recommend it! You won’t be able to stop dancing!

 M – We have a challenge for you, Garazi! We saw you working our sea-green NIKITA, but now that the sun is hiding away and the clouds are with us, it’s time to get stuck into our new collection! We challenge you to design a styleboard with some hot pieces of fashion and your favourite pair of Méduse boots! Are you up for it? 😉
G – Sounds like a good challenge to me!

Méduse: CAMARO Rouge

Chicwish: Denim Skirt

Topshop: Jumper

Polyvore: Hat

We’ll be keeping those autumnal colours in mind! A huge thank you to Garazi who joined us in the hot seat! Keep up to date with Garazi’s style, musings and footsteps on her Instagram. Until next time, folks!

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How to… Wear Méduse with Winter Coats?

1 Oct , 2015  

jelly lesson
Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you
Last week, we turned our jelly-heads to workin’ our new ankle boots with some autumn flavour! Sticking with the chillier season, this week we’re wrapping up with some winter coats!

 

Jelly Step One: Shelter from showers!
Let’s face it – in Autumn, we’re bound for
plenty of rain, so get one step ahead and
team this camel coloured raincoat from Zara,
with our Marine CAMARO!
Jelly Step Two: Pick up a Parka!
Flaunt some fur, with River Island’s
glam spin on the parka jacket! We
think it’s a perfect match with our
other glamorous friend BRONZE Camino!
 
Jelly Step Three: Faux fur & fabulous!

If you want to go further with fur, go for this
luxurious monochrome faux fur coat by
MICHAEL Michael Kors, teamed with our
equally cosy JUMPER boots! What winter
warmers…
 
Jelly Step Four: A tailored touch!
If you’re looking for something with
a smart, masculine essence, then this
clean cut wool coat from COS is
“parfait” for you! Match with our JUMPERIC
boots for a quirky twist!
 
Jelly Step Five: Ahoy there!
Hop aboard the fashion boat, with this bright yellow
raincoat from none other than Petit
Bateau
! Match this colourful coat with
our Marine SKIPPY boots
!

So whether you’re opting for a winter coat that’s fluffy and fabulous, or a jacket that’s cool-cut and ready to protect you from the rain, we have our favourite coats of the season here for you to wear with our new collection of Méduse! Tag @meduseoriginal on Instagram to share your winter coat fashion with your Méduse!

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Méduse talks with… Brèves au féminin

30 Sep , 2015  

interview of french blogger breves au feminin V2
Last week we brought you an interview with fashionista Adeline, blogger of ‘Le Laboratoire Des Modes’! And this week, you’ve tuned into a quirky Q&A with Marion, Brèves au féminin!
Marion is a funky fashionista, with a lot to say! From her jet-setting travels, to her younger days with Méduse, Marion shares her special moments from the past to the present!

“When I was young and living by the seaside, I used to spend my afternoons rocking glitter Méduses!”

Countryside style

M – Brèves au féminin… What’s the story behind this lovely name?
B – When I started my blog in September 2014, deciding on a name wasn’t easy. I wanted something original, French and not too restrictive or I wouldn’t be able to talk about a wide range of topics. It’s my mum who actually had the idea « Brèves au Féminin », and I think it fits the blog’s spirit: a place where we can speak about anything – but with a focus on fashion and beauty.

Tunisian look

M – You’re a true jet-setter! What’s your favourite destination  you’ve visited?
B – Since I was a kid, I’ve been a globetrotter. I had the chance to discover many places, in France and abroad. I loved New York so much, but my best memory is a family road trip to Scotland. We went all over the country with our old Jaguar, visited several museums on the Scottish culture (kilts, whisky distilleries, Loch Ness…), discovered breath-taking landscapes in the Highlands, went to Edinburgh, Glasgow and we even slept in a “haunted” castle! I could spend hours telling you about our journey! If you have the chance to visit Scotland one day, go for it!

Clothes for Autumn and Winter

M – You’re now living in Nantes, next to where Méduse is from! What could you tell us about Nantes and fashion?
B – Nantes is such a dynamic city! There is always something to do (events, exhibition, festivals…). The city centre is populated with shops, both big names and independent designers. There’s plenty, for any taste and any style. And being (too much of) a shopaholic, is totally fine by me…

Summer style

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!
B – When I was young and living by the seaside, I used to spend my afternoons rocking glitter Méduses! No surprise that I’m all about the shimmering one: the « JUMPAIL ». I also, really love the JUMPAT, JUMPMAT and JUMPER they’re all boots that I could definitely welcome to my shoe collection. For my look, I’m picking simple items that can be accessorized with some eccentric pieces, to bring an original touch to the style. With these cute glittery boots, I’ve chosen a marine blue autumn dress, a burgundy hat and a matching bag. To make the outfit stand out even more, I’ve chosen a slightly oversized black coat and a pair of tights. It’s a seasonal style, that I could totally wear, even on rainy days… and with my feet dry! 😉

Lookboard boots méduse

Et voila! Thank you Marion for sharing a few words with us! We have to say – we’re now in the mood for shopping! Catch up with Marion’s latest happenings in fashion, lifestyle and travels on her blog Brèves au féminin!

 

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Méduse in Nantes / City Guide

25 Sep , 2015  

Nolwenn C, l'autruche nantaise, the great elephant
In case you didn’t know, Nantes is home to an elephant. Not Nelly, not Elmer but The Great Elephant. It’s also home to two fabulous fashion bloggers who model our current Autumn / Winter collection, Nolwenn & L’Autruche. From kicking their Méduse soles in our Nantes photoshoot, today they share their favourite fashion pieces to wear in the hotspots of the city!

Nantes and the erdre


Where to Eat!
Looking for some fab food to munch on this weekend? For tastes that are out of this world, L’Autruche recommends Afghan restaurant L’Ariana and Indian foodie place Inde et Vous for some fantastic flavours! If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, why not make a visit to 180g? In L’Autruche’s words it’s the ‘perfect pizza’ place!
Feeling adventurous? Nolwenn suggests having a surprise 3 course meal at Les Chants d’Avril! That’s right – notice the word ‘surprise’; it’s a mystery restaurant where no one knows what they’re going to be dining on! Or, if you’re after something with a little extra, Don Peppe’s pizza house is the place to try – the chef’s uber-coolness is happy to let you try some of his tastes – for free!
Nantes European Green Capital
What to Wear!

When visiting Nantes, you’re free to work your own style! This season, L’Autruche has an eye on an oversized cardigan from Topshop, teamed with a bright hmong bag from Ethnic Lanna and spectacular specs by DKNY! We think these trendy pieces will go perfectly with our JUMPER boots!
styleboard autruche
Contrarily, Nolwenn thinks simplicity is the way to style up, in Nantes this autumn! Wearing tones of black, grey and white matches the chic atmosphere – all that’s needed is a swipe of red lipstick! We think a trip to downtown Nantes calls for a black embellished skirt by Reiss, paired with a simple white blouse from H&M and a grey backpack by ZARA! All that’s left are our sparkly JUMPAIL boots, to help you trot around the city!

Lookboard nolwenn

What to do!
From now till Tuesday 29th September, the Wave exhibition is in town with a range of fun free events! In an open air garage, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the craziest mopeds, live gigs, t-shirt printing, market stalls and plenty more! serigraphy, free market and micro-shops… you don’t want to miss all that !


And another thing! Today, all the locals will light up one of the Nantes machines – Kadi, the wicker giant! From 6:30pm in the heart of the Savèze Park, come down to enjoy live music and all kinds of activities! Plus – stay late to watch an explosion of fireworks, to end the night with a bang!

Nantes

And there you have it! Whether you’re down for shopping, dining or simply strolling the streets showing off your autumn fashion, Nantes is the place to hit this season! Now you have the tips from the experts, what are you waiting for? Hit the town!

 

 

 

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How to… Wear Ankle Boots

24 Sep , 2015  

Your weekly ‘How To’, from us to you
Last week it was all about styling up our knee-high boots: this week we take style heights a little lower and swap knee-high for ankle boots! Get prepped for autumn with us!

 

Jelly Step One: CASTIC are magnifique!
Match your Petrole/Bordeaux CASTIC boots
with this luxurious Persian-print
Accessorize scarf
to bring out the wine-rich colours of autumn!
 
Jelly Step Two: Pink and black is back!

Wrap up warm as the weather cools in this classic
pastel pink coat from Miss Selfridge,
and pair it with Noir CAMINO for the perfect look of
delicate pastel with a chic black spin!

Jelly Step Three: Marine-magnificence!
Dress deep blue sea with leather chic by matching this
SANDRO skirt with gorgeous Marine/Bleu JUMPY
for a mix of ocean blues and subtle city chic.
Who says the sea is just for summer?!

Jelly Step Four: Safari so cool!

Autumn is all about nature, so be ready to
get out there and explore with Marron JUMPARD
and these River Island khaki jeggings
even if you’re just off to the park!

 

 
Jelly Step Five: Warm reds, warm caramels!

It’s the season for warm shades and tones,
so be sure to slip on your Caramel/Noir JUMPERIC
with your Monsoon merino jumper
to keep cosy and autumn-style ready!
 
From bold, deep colours to warm, soft fabrics: we’re experts at your new Méduse ankle boot autumn style! Let us know how you’re dressing up your Méduse as the leaves begin to fall – tag @meduseoriginal on Instagram to share your autumn ankle boot outfits!

 

 

 

 

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Méduse talks with… Le Laboratoire des Modes

23 Sep , 2015  

Aurélie alias le laboratoire des modes
Last week we spoke to Yiyou from Mars… but this week it’s all about speaking to Le Laboratoire des Modes!
La Laboratoire des Modes is a Méduse superfan with a true passion for fashion! She reveals what life as a fashionista is like, including blogging, funny moments in fashion and what you can get up to in Nantes!

There has got to be rain shoes that are both chic and lovely, right? This is why I bought my first pair of adult Méduse!”

Adeline, blogger from Nantes, France

M –  We discovered you sporting a lovely outfit in Méduse on Instagram. Who’s behind the pseudo Le Laboratoire des Modes?
L – My name is Adeline Turbé-Mitard. After being a fashion secretary to the press in Paris for more than 10 years (for well and less-known brands, in women, men, luxury kids fashion, lingerie and jewellery), I settled in Nantes 4 years ago. Passionate about fashion, today I’m a freelance copywriter. I work with fashion brands but also brands that are beauty or tourism related (and other fields too, if there’s the opportunity!). Between press releases, e-commerce content, designers’ biographies, interviews, etc… my computer is my best friend ;-). I have also managed the blog ‘Le Laboratoire des Modes’ over the past 3 years, to keep a freedom of writing style, tone and themes. It’s also the opportunity for me to talk about my local and regional favorites and to meet designers behind a brand or a shop. For all of that, I’m constantly on the lookout for trends, news, projects in progress, shop openings, both in Nantes and elsewhere.

Outfit with Méduse Camaro

 

M – You’re a veteran fashionista with an established career in fashion! Do you have any crazy stories to tell us about?
L – Anecdotes about fashion? Needless to say, I have tons! The one I have in mind is in regard to the Paul Smith Junior collection launch in 2010. For the occasion, Paul Smith had re-created a classroom and a school yard in their showroom. That day, Paul Smith himself answered journalists’ questions sitting in a… child’s ride-in toy car! And he seemed so at ease!

Outfit by lelaboratoiredesmodes

M – You’re currently living in Nantes, right next to where Méduse is originally from! What would you recommend to our fashion-addicts stopping by or living in this beautiful city?

L – Nothing’s better to discover Nantes and its dynamism than the incredible area of the Machines de l’île! Such an amazing dose of creativity that, even after running 1000 times across the giant elephant (and even a dragon-mare), or after trying the Seaworld’s Carousel 1000 times (and staying at least 45 minutes in a merry-go-round), we are still amazed! For anyone craving shopping there is of course the rue Crébillon with all the unmissable major brands, but I’d especially recommend a visit to the Passage Pommeraye and its shops and then the Bouffay quarter, around the Castle. There are so many good places and stores! The city is so rich that there are hotspots constantly opening: fashion, decoration, kids, bikes, food… be ready to be surprised!

Aurélie taking a selfie

M – The new Méduse collection is out now so we wanna challenge you! We forwarded you a few emblematic shoes of this season – could you prepare a styleboard with your fave pair?
L – I love challenges ;-)! To prepare my styleboard I remembered a professional meeting where I arrived with leather derbies soaked with water, that drove me to come up with 2 statements: 1. It’s neither classy, nor comfortable, to have wet feet :-/ (never again!) 2. There have got to be rain shoes that are both chic and lovely, right? The is how and why I bought my first pair of adult Méduse and where is my styleboard idea coming from. To go non-stop with meetings even on rainy and windy days 😉

STYLEBOARD

To protect yourself from the wind : a BECKSONDERGAARD foulard sold at Rose Cobalt in Nantes
As a rain shield : a two-tone IKKS trench 
To be chic at your meetings : a ONE STEP jacquard jacket with leopard prints
Because it’s a must-have : a striped jersey CLAUDIE PIERLOT
To be comfy : a brut denim I.CODE by IKKS
To keep my things protected : a big bag BA&SH with animal prints 
To take notes : a Diptyque notebook TIGER PAPER 
Last touch to my look : a garnet-colored red polish MANUCURIST
and to keep your feet dry : the essential MEDUSE JUMPERIC Caramel/Noir !

 

Thank you, Le Laboratoire Des Modes, super-fashionista and Nantes expert! Anyone with a love for fashion and Méduse like you is loved just as much by us! Don’t forget to visit Le Laboratoire Des Modes blog to get to know Adeline even better!

 

 

 

 

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The Jelly Lesson: How To Wear Tall Boots

17 Sep , 2015  

Tall boots jelly lesson
Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.
Last week you heard about how to love your new autumn Méduse – and this week it’s all about our knee high boots! How will you wear yours? Find out here…
Jelly Step One: Floral fabulousness!
We’d be totally jelly-ous if we saw you in this outfit!
Fat Face’s gorgeous floral-print midi skirt compliments
Marron FLANCUIR perfectly – it’s a laid-back look
that is a true Méduse love!

marguerite pre

Jelly Step Two: Monochrome mash-up!
Black and white is a classic style combo-
so why not change it up with Noir FLAMAT and
these grunge-glam ecru jeans from Topshop?
We love a subtle and simple fashion refresh!

musique simple

Jelly Step Three: FILO flair!
We’ve always championed originality, and
this unusual scuba skirt from H&M lets you be you!
Pair with Noir/Rouge FILO for a unique
look that’s perfect for the autumn season!

jupe h&m and Méduse boots

Jelly Step Four: Leather-looking good!
How to add another level of sophistication
to your Argent Pailleté FLAMPAIL boots
by matching them with this
stylish leather-look New Look skirt:
so chic, so smart, so Meduse!

feuilles cuir marron

Jelly Step Five: Meduse fashion rocks!
Be daring and get pairing!
Noir FLAMILLE + these
ZARA leather trousers = a rock’n’roll
look that will keep you on trend from
dawn ‘til dusk. Rock on!

rock'n roll cuir

Woohoo! Inspiration galore! Our knee-high boots will
keep you looking good this season, whether you wear skirts, trousers
or jeans! Share with us how you dress up your boots at @meduseoriginal on instagram!

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