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Méduse talks with… KADI LV

25 May , 2016  

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Say hello to Kadi, a Parisian Art Director, who is fascinated by Korean fashion and the digital world. Make room for our creative dreamer…

M: Hey there Kadi! We’re pleased to have you in the hot-seat! So we’ll give the mic to you! Tell us more about yourself!
K: Hi everyone, my name is Kadi! I am a Parisian 26 year old, crazy about digital and fashion. As a career, I am an Digital Art Director in an agency. In my personal life, I have a fashion blog, Kadi LV, which I created over a year ago. I made it after one of my friends told me to do so, and I don’t regret it in the slightest! I love writing articles, especially about my outfits, inspired by Korean fashion.

 

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M: As you’re an Art director, you must have plenty of cool creative things to keep you busy. Can you tell us more about the projects you work on? Have you always had an artistic mind?
K: In general, I work on website creation for ad campaigns, mobiles and web apps. I also make visuals for specific brands on social networks (mostly on Facebook and Instagram).
Concerning the projects, there are a lot in agencies! My favourite brands that I’ve been working for are Puma and Sony, in partnership with Spotify. It’s a real pleasure because they have a real visual universe which is awesome!
Regarding creation, I have studied art but I always liked painting and drawing (even writing novels) when I was younger. I would say that I have an artistic mind. Nevertheless, digital creation requires a lot of technical skills, which I acquired with different formations.   

 

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M: Of course, you’re a fashionista, just like us! What are the trends and styles you’ll be sporting this spring?
K: With great weather just around the corner, open air festivals are on their way (for example Coachella, which just ended). Thus, light blouses, white or with coloured floral patterns are a must have for this spring. Also, casual boho dresses paired with a denim jacket for the day, and with a leather jacket for the night. The good weather gives us the perfect opportunity to wear sandals or ballerinas :-).

 

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M: We have a little fashion challenge for you, and we’re sure you’re gonna ace it. Could you pair one of our summer shoes with a few clothes and accessories you have your eye on?
K: This was a tricky one for me, but my favourite pair is the Capri model in silver. I love the criss-cross design and I think it can fit with a lot of different outfits, for day or night! I have paired it with this gorgeous Oasis dress, a Nasty Gal leather jacket, a Kenzo Kalifornia bag, Quay sunglasses and for a little touch of Korean fashion, a necklace and a bracelet from Kitsch Island.

 

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M: We’re loving the monochrome! Thanks for your fashion inspo, Kadi! Cheers for the chat! Until next time…

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The Jelly Lesson: Skirt Styling with Méduse

27 Aug , 2015  

Jelly lesson skirt styles with Méduse

Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Last week’s Jelly Lesson was all about how to work your feet-fabulousness!
Want to up your jelly style even more? Read on for our pick of skirts
that make the perfect Meduse pairing…

Jelly step one: A-line? A-dore!
We like to keep things simple
with this black number from New Look
– pairing it with Vieux rose/Crêpe JUMPY boots

is sure to make you stand out in a subtle way!

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Jelly step two: Pleats ahoy! Bang on trend
and school-girl cool, go chic with
this midi-length candy-pink pleated skirt
from LK Bennett. Wear with Silver SALSADA
for maximum impact!

salsada and skirt LK BennettJelly step three: Divine denim, jubilant JAVANA!
Ever the perfect combo, Miss Selfridge’s denim blues

and Paille JAVANA, gives a new twist
to a classic look. Simple yet superb!

Miss Selfridge denim and Paille Javana

Jelly step four: Prepare for suede madness!
We love this ZARA  long suede skirt

to style with some Noir SUN jellies.
So easy and still so sophisticated!

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Jelly step five: Finally, be brave and go mini!
What better for a night out than sparkly Topshop
and even sparklier Pailleté Doré NIKITA?!

Wear together after dark to be the brightest star in the sky!


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Remember: whatever length, whatever style, be it monochrome, colourful, glittery or matte, wear with Meduse to complete your skirt-loving look!

 

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The Jelly Lesson: Accessorising your Feet

20 Aug , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step 1: Own those toes!
It’s time to glam up with toe rings: accessorize with some subtle
silver bands like these from Jewellery Box,
or if you’re feeling fancier, go for diamante gems.
Wear under Argent JAVANA to create a big wow in one small step!

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Jelly Step 2: Sock’s Up!
Why not pair your NIKITA heeled jellies with your favourite frilly socks,
such as this 
gorgeous ASOS pair? Knee-high or ankle height –
how will you work them with your style?

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Jelly Step 3: All for Anklets!
Anklets are the cutest 
way of dressing up while dressing down.
Delicate chains, like this one from Agathafun charms, and little pops of colour:
that’s what they are all about. Wear with Bronze SALSA jellies to show off that jewel shine!

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Jelly Step 4: A pop of pedicure!
Time to go 
wild with a little nail illustration and brightness,
and those Nacre CAPRI jellies will let that colour shine through!
Will you paint your toes red to match your lipstick, using this hot OPI colour?
Go for green polish spots to match your skirt? Or just the classic
French manicure for your feet? Have some fun!

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Jelly Step 5: Back to basics!
Your feet carry you
through your world – why not celebrate them as they are?
Take a moment to dress down, embrace the day
with nothing but your fave pair of Meduse classic SUN jellies,
from Noir to Bonbon. Sometimes less can truly be more!

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However you decide to dress up your feet, use Meduse as your starting point to define your look! Be it jewels, socks or polish – whatever it is, have fun, express your style and don’t be afraid to go accessory crazy. We’re all about being adventurous whatever it may be – why not follow our lead? :)

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Have fun with Méduse!

13 Aug , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly step 1: Take time to LAUGH. It’s summer,
which means seriousness is cast away with the clouds.
And what better footwear is there to have a giggle
in the sun with, than well, our SUN sandals? Pick Paille to match the rays!

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Jelly step 2: Start saying YES. Yes, you’re not working late,
and you will get some ice cream instead. Yes, you will take
more time to hang out with friends. Yes, you think that the
perfect pair of shoes to say ‘yes’ in is Vert d’eau JUTAM.

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Jelly step 3: Remember to have FUN. Swap work
for silliness and make room for some excitement,
be it going out or staying in. Let your feet match
the fun by wearing a pair of Groseille SALSADA!

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Jelly step 4: Be ADVENTUROUS. Nothing says
adventure more than Gris/Bleu RIO: be ready
to explore and discover, and be brave enough to
take the leap into the unknown.

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Jelly step 5: EMBRACE LIFE. Be ready for the
day ahead, enjoy change and look forward
to the future: the classic Vieux rose/Crêpe JUMPY
boot will be with you every step of the way!

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Where are you planning to go with your pair of Méduse? We’re off to get some of that ice cream ASAP to enjoy the hot weather while it lasts! Don’t forget to have a bit of fun – wearing Méduse is your little reminder that there’s always time to enjoy every day!

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Méduse on the beach

6 Aug , 2015  

Meduse blog

Your weekly jelly lesson. From us, to you.

How to wear your Jellies with beachwear.

Javana KIINI

 

Jelly Step One: Pose in pretty pastels, with this cute
crochet bikini from KIINI! Built with high-tech fabric,
it’s ideal for a day by the sand and sea! Match with our
Saumon JAVANA Méduse to complete your look!

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Jelly Step Two: Ooh… this one piece makes
us dream about a tropical trip to Hawaii!
Show off your glamorous side with this
sassy swimsuit from Mikoh! It’s gotta go with
our bright Corail SUNLIGHT Méduse!

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Jelly Step Three: Ahhh this retro piece by Lisa Marie
Fernandez
, has us dreaming about topping our tan

and being simply fabulous by the Amalfi coast! Team
the marine shade with our Jutam jellies!

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Jelly Step Four: Step out and look bright in white!
A scallop shaped two-piece from Marysia screams
Hollywood hotness! Add our our Translu SUN
Méduse to perfect your swim style!

 Emamó gold glitter SUN Méduse

Jelly Step Five: And last but not least, this two piece
by Emamó is nothing but pure exotic excellence, which
will have you looking like a million dollars. With wild prints
and embellished with crystals and tassels, it’s a
winner with our gold glitter SUN Méduse!

 

We’re bang in the middle of holiday season, so if you’re planning your getaway or about to jet-set off around the world, grab these summer swimwear essentials teamed with our Méduse recommendations! After all, Méduse were made for the beach! 😉

 

 

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Méduse Talks… With Lauren de Samonac

5 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 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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Jelly shoes & Florals

30 Jul , 2015  

Meduse blog

Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

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 Jelly Step One: Flower power! A term from the 60s that
still blooms today! Florals are a great pattern that
you can wear almost anywhere! This office-chic
floral blazer from River Island goes perfectly
well with our sweet BonBon Sun!

 

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Jelly Step Two: Out for a walk in the park? Match the fields
of daisies and daffodils with this gorgeous
skirt from Cath Kidston, famed for their
florals! We love this skirt with our
mellow yellow Paille Javana!

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Jelly Step Three: When the sky is painted blue, you gotta
match it! These floral printed earrings are the pretty little
studs from Accessorize, which team oh so well
with our Vert d’eau Jutam jellies!

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Jelly Step Four: Need a smart / casual evening look with
an edge? How about this gorgeous floral
blouse from Ted Baker! Match it with our
Groseille Salsada – the vibrant pink,
makes the blouse come alive!

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Jelly Step Five: Last but not least, check out this
ethereal floral headband from Urban Outfitters!
It’s the perfect shade to pair with our
girly Saumon NIKITA. You’ve gotta have a
floral headpiece – it’s the festival season
after all!

 

And there you have it! What did you think of our blossoming picks? These floral items are the perfect pieces to make your Méduse flourish this summer! Where will you be parading your floral fashion this summer? 

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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!

Méduse on the beach
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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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Miao-ao

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 Talks With… Samantha – Let’s travel around the world!

24 Jun , 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 would definitely take your Méduse Jumpy boots travelling anywhere’

A fashion blogger, curious spirit and globe trekker – Samantha has it all! Coming from all the way down under (Australia), this cool cat came to our attention when we spotted her original sense of style. Not only is she up for the #MeduseColor challenge, she’s also game for our interview! Check it out…  

M – So jelly lover, how would you introduce yourself in a few words?
S – My name is Samantha and I run my own Fashion/Travel Blog called Rapunzille. I’m Australian but I am always seeking my next adventure!
I use fashion as a way to express who I am and how I feel. I love to travel often to continuously throw myself into new situations. I find that it helps me grow as a person – especially my last trip to Canada for nearly 7 months!
I’m a Graphic Designer, so I’m infatuated with prints and colours! Which drew me to Méduse’s amazing collection of shoes! I associate colour with being happy and also the summertime! My two favourite things!

M – So we had a sneaky look at your blog (it’s too good!), and saw that you like to visit our beloved Paris! What makes you love the place so much? Is it the French culture? Fashion? Food? Or something else?
S – Oh my goodness! Paris is divine! The architecture makes me feel as though I’ve stepped into a fairytale. The fact that so many influential fashion designers are based in Paris makes me infatuated with the city! However, the food, the language and the lifestyle is far different than to what I’m used to! This excites me and makes me want to keep visiting Paris, and also explore the rest of France! At one point last year I was learning French, and I had so much fun doing it, but life got in the way. I do need to start practising again soon!

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M – Your snapshots are shot in beautiful settings, such as Canada! If you were to have a photoshoot in our Jumpy boots (our take on the Chelsea boots), where would you go?
S – Thanks! Canada was beautiful ! I’ve done sooooo much travelling (more countries to be added to the blog soon) that I’m finally back in Australia and appreciate the amazing natural wonders that I have in my own country! I would definitely take your Méduse Jumpy boots travelling anywhere, they are so versatile and really jazz up the average fashion boot! I would climb rocks on the beautiful sandy Australian beaches with my Jumpy boots and go on adventures in the Blue Mountains etc! I would also definitely pack them for my next trip to Europe!

M – And finally! You’ve just submitted a superb photo for #MeduseColor contest – well done! What was the inspiration behind your outfit? Do you like to mix and match colour?
S – Thank you ! The inspiration behind it actually was that I got that dress in a little shop in Nice, France. I thought it would be perfect to enter a dress I bought in France for the competition! The patterns remind me of the detail on the architecture in Europe! The patterns on the dress, mixed with the red colour and brown and white bag, create a casual summer look that mixes up colours in a fun vibrant way !

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Well Samantha we hope you take us on your next trip! We can DEFINITELY fit in your suitcase… 😉 It’s been awesome chatting to you, thanks for the style tips and we’re always happy to meet jelly lovers from around the world! We wish you the best of luck for #MeduseColor! Take a look at Samantha’s inspiring Instagram and blog for tips on travel and fashion!

What about you guys? Where would you take your Jumpy boots if you were off on an adventure?

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