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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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Méduse Talks… With Marion

26 Aug , 2015  

Marion Claviere

At Méduse, we strive to seek out the underground talents who share our values. Every week, a new star…

I see Méduse as an extension of French traditions and the evolution of an emblematic shoe’

You’ve already met MeduseColor winners Charlotte and RhiannonThis week, Méduse talks with… Marion!

Earlier this summer, we challenged you guys to get colour crazy for our competition #MeduseColor. Many of you entered and showed off your colour creations, but there were three stand-outs who made it to the top! Introducing one of our winners: Marion Clavière, a lifestyle blogger with a passion for fashion, books, socks and Méduse!

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Méduse –  Woohoo! You are now part of the Méduse family! So tell us a bit more about yourself – who are you, jelly lover?

Marion – I’m a 24 year old community manager and communication consultant, but I’m also a blogger who’s addicted to books and pretty socks!

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Méduse – Méduse brings a lot of stories and memories from the past and present. What’s your story with Méduse?

Marion – Méduse is a story that’s stuck with my family; my grand-parents and parents don’t have the best memories but they were made to wear them if they went on holiday or if they went fishing! But to me it’s different. I see it as an extension of French traditions and the evolution of an emblematic shoe, made in France. Back in the day it was made to be worn when at the sea or by the lake, but now they are suitable for city life, going to work or even for wearing at parties!

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Méduse – Sticking with the #MeduseColor theme, what’s your favourite colour? What does it represent to you?

Marion – I‘m definitely a person who loves classic things, so I’ll always opt for black or navy Méduses, but I must say, I fell for the straw-coloured Paille SUN during my holiday! They’re more colourful but they’re also cute and subtle – a perfect match for my classic look.

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Méduse – Speaking of fashion, you won 3 very different pairs of Méduse shoes! How will you style each of them up? Where will you journey to in them? We’d love to see some pics!  

Marion – I will be wearing my black SUN sandals everywhere this autumn, and I’ll be styling them with socks, tights, jeans or a skirt. I’ll either style them up with a complete black look for a fun touch, or in a preppy style with a skater skirt and a pretty blouse. But for work or meetings with clients, I’ll wear them with jeans and a blouse, for a smart / casual look.
My salmon JUMPY are so punchy! I picture wearing them for a casual rainy day ride or for a stylish Sunday morning at a market. They are absolutely perfect when worn with light colours, during summer rain.
My SALDANO are perfect to enjoy a good book sitting on the grass or by the shore of a lake!

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Well Marion, you’re getting us ready for autumn – we’ll be rocking the socks and jellies look, don’t you worry! 😉 Many thanks for having a little chit-chat with us! We love your photos, and we know you’re gonna style up our Méduse just the way we like it – fun, French and original! Keep up to date with Marion’s blog Books & Socks here!

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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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Méduse Talks… With Rhiannon

19 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…

Aside from my current jelly shoe addiction…’

Méduse talks with… Rhiannon!

This week we have Méduse super-fan and second #MeduseColor winner Rhiannon to talk about what inspires her jelly love! She loves colour, loves pattern, and she nabbed one of our winning titles with a cute and quirky jelly snapshot! Welcome to the Méduse family, Rhiannon!

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M-Woohoo! Firstly, congrats on being crowned as one of the winners of #MeduseColor – we know you’re a true jelly shoe lover! Aside from this, tell us a bit more about yourself?

R – Thank you very much – the #MeduseColor competition was so much fun! Aside from my current jelly shoe addiction I also practise Karate and I love camping with the family – I have two children, 5 and 6 years old, so they keep me very busy!

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M – Méduses have been kicking around since 1946, believe it or not! Do you have any fond memories of jelly shoes? We’d love to hear a story…

R – My most vivid jelly shoe memory was on a family holiday to Croatia when I was younger. We had been told that there were sea anemones in the lagoons and had to wear jelly shoes in the water at all times to avoid getting stung. As a child, having to wear shoes in the sea was pretty weird and exciting but it kept us safe!

M – For the #MeduseColor competition we received a wave of photos – all different and great in their glory! Your snapshot really stood out to our friends and followers! How did you come up with the snapshot? Is there a story behind it?

R – The photo is of my daughter, Annabel, who also has a big collection of SUN Méduse. The photo itself was quite candid – she had stopped to peek at the picture hidden inside the metal bollard and I snapped it!

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M – Now that you’ve got a range of our Méduses, we imagine your brain is racing with ideas on how to style up with them! So we have a challenge for you! We’d like you to send us some snapshots of how you would style up your three different models of Méduses! Up for it? We hope you dive in!

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Thank you, Rhiannon, for that sweet interview! We’re so glad you involve Méduse in your daily life, and that your daughter loves jellies just as much as we do! We’ve got nothing but a whole load of jelly-love for you Rhiannon! Catch Rhiannon’s Instagram here and step into a jelly packed world!

 

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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 & Charlotte Hollycat

12 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 hope my Méduses tour the world!’

Méduse talks with… Charlotte!

Cats and Méduse – probably the two coolest things on the planet, and y’know what? Charlotte knows it! Let us introduce you to Charlotte Hollycat – a happy-snapping photography lover, rainbow adorer and #MeduseColor winner!

M – You are now part of the Méduse family! Who are you Jelly lover?

C – My name is Charlotte or @ _Hollycat on Instagram, I’m nearly 25 and I’ve been living in Montpellier since the start of this year. I’m passionate about photography, a summer-lover and I’m a big kid! It’s one of the reasons why I took my Méduses to live with me, down in the south of France with my boyfriend. It’s funny that you say that I’m part of the Méduse family, it’s true because my boyfriend is fascinated by jellyfish! I’m currently working for a mobile and fibre network but I hope to change soon, but I’m not sure what field just yet!

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M – Méduse often recalls sentimental memories and stories from the past and present. What’s your story with Méduse?

C – Indeed, I think that with everyone Méduse reminds us of our childhood – when we went to the seaside with our parents, we wore our Méduses in the water. It wasn’t for style purposes, but more to avoid cuts from shells or stings from sea creatures; but today, we wear Méduse to show off its fashion features. Youngsters and older generations are wearing their Méduses to go to the beach or even downtown – they’re so comfortable! When I hear the word  « Méduse » I think of the shoes, but also the animal, naturally because of my boyfriend! I find the animal fascinating as they’re so colourful, just like your lovely shoes! Colours that make you think about summer, happiness… life.

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M – Going back to #MeduseColor! What’s your favourite colour and what does it represent to you?

C – It’s a tough choice, as I love many colours, and I have my phases. Many will say red because it’s the colour of sensuality and love – it’s the colour to give a ‘pizzazz’ to a woman’s face. But if I had to choose a particular colour I would go for blue, sky blue, because to me it represents freedom, the ability to fly away and to travel. But also, all the beings that are now up above, that we love and won’t forget… they are watching us from the sky. There is also ocean-blue which is a reminder of the vast stretch where jellyfish live, I’m absolutely fascinated with sea life, but at the same time it scares me a little. But as I said, I love summer, beaches and Méduse!

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M – Speaking about fashion! You won three pairs of Méduses, each with a very different style. What outfit will you match them with? Where will you journey to in them? We’d love to see some snapshots!

C – I’m not the kind of girl who will prepare her outfit the night before, or ask herself how she is going to wear a specific piece of clothing. I’m more of a ‘wanna try any style combination’ type of person, even if I’m running late! I love looking through my stuff to experiment with numerous outfits. So it’s hard for me to answer your question. I will style my Méduses with dresses, jeans, shorts… ANYTHING! It’s really down to the spur of the moment. And where will I walk in them? Well anywhere I’ll be going, I love to travel! I hope my Méduses tour the world!

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You promised that your Méduses would go on adventures – and you’ve kept it ;-). Charlotte, we hope you make many more memories with Méduse! Whether you’re hanging by jellyfish in your SUN Méduse or simply going for a stroll in your Jumpy boots during the Autumn showers! Keep up to date with Charlotte’s daily snapshots on her Instagram here!

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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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