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Méduse talks with… As Wildchild

2 Dec , 2015  

Camille is a fashion, food and lifestyle blogger
Last week we caught up with fashionista and food Emma, and this week we’re talking to a blogger of similar tastes – ‘As Wildchild’.
Catch her cooking up a storm or find her being in touch with her Zen. Camille is a fashion, lifestyle and food blogger who lives the care-free life, and loves nothing more than being ‘Gipsy & Wild’.

“I think THE piece this winter is the suede or denim skirt”

Brandy Melville Cardigan and hat and Primark dress

Camille wears a Brandy Melville cardigan and hat, with a Primark dress

M – You’re a blogger who never stops writing about fashion, food & lifestyle, among other great topics!. With ‘Be Gipsy & Wild’ as your motto, we’d love to know, what is the meaning behind the name?
C – Haha so let me begin with ‘Wild’ simply because this word echoes freedom to me, the idea of not caring too much about things and letting the flow of the wind carry me. It also relates to nature, which I love. I’m not waiting for things to happen in my life, I just follow my heart and go. And ‘Gipsy’ because I love the folk and the travelling feeling of the word… it creates an atmosphere that I really love. It also has a sense of authenticity and freedom (I’m a traveller in the soul). I don’t follow codes and I hate to be labelled… to me it’s a word with a wide meaning. Beyond their definition, they have different connotations to people and that’s what I like, they don’t label me.
Brandy Melville tee-shirt and coat, Zara denim, Deena & Ozzy shoes and L’usine à lunettes sunglasses

Once again, Camille rocks a Brandy Melville t-shirt and coat, Zara denim jeans, Deena & Ozzy shoes and L’usine à Lunettes sunglasses

M – A fashion Q! We’ve noticed you especially love vintage, boho-chic outfits. In your opinion, what will be the major trend this winter? Is there any particular tone you’ll be rocking?
C – 70’s are making their comeback but it’s not the style I identify the most to… Camel, ochre, mustard, burgundy and pine tones are huge this season but they don’t really suit me! I’m more into grey, navy blues, white, beige… etc ^^
I think THE piece this winter is a suede or denim skirt, with a line of buttons in front.  I also have a soft spot for polo necks.
Brandy Melville jumper, Shein skirt, Rosegal & Brandy Melville bracelets, les partisanes watch and Pretty Wire necklace

Working a Brandy Melville jumper and bracelets, a Shein skirt, Rosegal & Brandy Melville bracelets, a Les Partisanes watch and a Pretty Wire necklace

M – You’re a total foodie, and your blog is full of tasty treats! What is the kookiest dish or ingredient you’ve come across in the culinary world?
C – I think the ‘kookiest’ ingredient I’ve used were lotus roots for a culinary challenge. I recently had  the chance to have dinner at the U’ni restaurant in Nantes where I explored surprising, yet and delicious flavours.

Read more about the fig tartlet recipe on Camille’s blog

M – Time for a challenge! The new Méduse collection for rainy days is out now! With your favourite pair, we challenge you to create a styleboard with your very own touch!
Lookboard with Asos, Urban outfiters, Méduse and Pimkie brands

Camille’s styleboard features Méduse Flamille boots, Asos tunic and denim gilet, Pimkie hat and Urban Outfitters clutch

Thank you Camille, for joining us this week! We’ll definitely take note of the trends you have your eye on this season! Stay up to date with her latest happenings on her blog and Instagram.

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Méduse talks with… Brèves au féminin

30 Sep , 2015  

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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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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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Méduse talks with… L’Autruche

9 Sep , 2015  

L'AUTRUCHE blogger from Nantes


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

Nantes is a super melting-pot of all styles. No one looks alike, that’s awesome!

Last week, you met Nolwenn Crème, one of our two models from the new collection.
This week, Méduse talks with… L’Autruche!

L'autruche

The lovely L’Autruche chats to us about her history and happiness with Meduse. Our second Nantaise blogger to model the new Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection, there’s so much more to L’Autruche than just her love for jelly shoes!

M – Tell us about your history with Méduse from your childhood to the new Autumn / Winter 15/16 collection photo shoot. We’d love to see some pictures!

L’A – You’re right, my first memories with Méduse come from my childhood, when I used to holiday by the sea with my parents. I was always fooling around on the rocks, so Méduses were necessary to avoid being hurt. Since then, I started wearing the boots and rain boots. In Nantes, it’s often rainy, so having some in my shoe closet is essential.


Outfit Autruche Nantes

M – We’d like to hear a story about the photo shoot! What’s the best memory you’re keeping from this experience?

L’A – When the people in charge were wiping our shoes right before the photoshoot as it was raining so much! It was really fun to see them at our feet ahah 😉

Autruche at Place du Bouffay in Nantes
M – Méduse is touring France for the “style à la française” with the new collection. Starting point? Nantes of course! According to you, what makes Nantes an emblematic city of the “style à la française? Any specific place in the city? A trend? A tradition? Or is it something else?

L’A – I was born there and I’m slightly chauvinistic so I might not be totally objective 😉 But I’d say that Nantes is a super melting-pot of all styles. No one looks alike, that’s awesome!  

L'Autruche place Graslin

M – According to you, what makes the new Méduse collection Autumn – Winter 15/16 original and why?
L’A – For its range! Any style, any taste, there’s plenty to make everyone happy. Living in Nantes, it’s perfect for us :)

M – What should be the next step of Méduse’s tour of France according to you? And why?
L’A – Hmmm, Beaupréau perhaps – because it’s where the Méduse shoes are made.

Yay, thank you L’Autruche! We love how much you love Meduse – we are all about happiness, dancing in the rain and lifelong celebrations of lots of jelly love, which you are too! A heavenly match! If you have as much love for L’Autruche as we do, don’t forget to check out our Nanataise star’s fabulous blog!

 

 

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Méduse Talks With… Elsa!

3 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 always loved wearing Méduses because we you can do anything with these shoes!”

She stands loud and proud from our beloved city of Nantes, and she snaps her Méduse footsteps with her adorable little dog – and y’know what? He’s jelly! In this interview, we walk through her favourite highlights of Nantes and her love for Méduse!

M: So tell us! Who are you, jelly lover?
E: So, who am I? I was born and bred in Nantes and I have lived there for 19 years, up until now, as I’m studying Art in Rennes’ University of Human Science. (Rennes 2.) So, I can’t say I am 100% “nantaise” anymore!

M: Challenge : Well,  we would love to see a picture of you dress up with the perfect outfit to wear with your black jellies!
Voilà !

Meduse - Elsa1

M: It’s pretty cool how we’re both from the Nantes region! Where do you like exploring in Nantes? And where would be the best place to hang out in your jellies?
E: In Nantes, the best places to hang out with my jellies are Trentemoult (even though it’s not really in Nantes) and the island of Nantes and the city centre of course! In fact, as soon as the sun is out, I go everywhere with my jet black jellies! They suit all kinds of places!

M: Your jet black jellies (we love them 😉 ) – how do you like to style them up?
E: I always loved wearing Méduses because we you can do anything with these shoes! You can dip in the water, stroll on the sand, walk in the countryside, garden, in the city – you can even wear them to a party!

 

Now you guys now know exactly where to go and walk in your Méduses in Nantes! Thanks Elsa for all your tips and tricks! We’ll definitely be following your footsteps! You too can follow Elsa on her Instagram to see the snapshots of her life!

And what about you? In which part of your city would you take your Méduse with you? Leave your comment below!

Meduse Regram - elsa adms

 

 

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Méduse Talks With… Eva, of Girls’n Nantes

31 Mar , 2015  

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

We’re whisking you off to a fairy-tale land with Eva, a blogger from Nantes who rides on her unicorn and sprinkles her glitter dust all around her town. She’s quirky, cool and leaves a sparkly trail of Méduse wherever she goes!

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Who are you Jelly lover?

Eva, 34 years old, and still in good shape ! I have 2 kids, who are 4 and 6 (rock’n’roll!). I write a lifestyle blog, where I make my readers discover Nantes on a unicorn’s back. My favorite colour is a sparkly pink !

 

What makes you an eccentric person?

Good question, I have always felt a bit different! I would say that I sparkle from head to toe.

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Tell us something crazy you have done!

I lived in Paris for 10 years! Unbearable for a country girl, or someone like me coming from a smaller city. I’m kidding, I enjoyed my life in Paris. I do crazy things everyday and I want every minute to be a burst of laughter.

 

One word to describe Méduse 😀 ?

Only one ? FUN.

 

We read a recent article on your blog about the “do’s & don’ts” for Spring. What would be your ‘do’s’ for wearing Méduse this summer?

At the beach, on the rocks, at parties with sparkling socks and a mini skirt, and in town of course. There’s no specific reason. Everything goes with Méduse!

 

We have a lot in common Eva – we are also from Nantes :-). If you were to take someone to visit Nantes, where would you go?

Ooh, a neighbor from Nantes <3

I would take them on a traditional tour to the “Les Machines de l’Ile”, a visit to the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne where I am living of course! … not really ;-).

Then, I’d go for a stroll in Trentemoult, a drink at the bar Le Nid, and try out all the good restaurants.. because food is life!

 GirlsNantes - Meduse interview

Et voila! We’re off now, to hop on Eva’s unicorn and fly back to our hometown of Méduse! Fancy joining?

We’d like to send a huge jelly-hug to Eva, for her interview! You’ve been a star – or should we say unicorn 😉

Discover Eva’s blog, Twitter and Facebook  to see what magic she sparks in her world!

Au revoir for now!

 

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