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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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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 lesson – How to wear jelly shoes like fashion bloggers!

25 Jun , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: Smash the block colour
look like Jen, who works floaty red dress
and an electric blue cardi, teamed with her
classic jet black Nikita jelly shoes.

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Jelly Step Two: Or you could go for
a lighter look, like Keshia! Teaming
paille sandals with a floral blazer and
chic pinstripe jeans! We love it!

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Jelly Step Three: Or maybe a tropical
bomber jacket with matching shorts
is more your style? We’re loving Victoria’s
blue colour combo and exotic prints with

our sea-green Méduse.

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Jelly Step Four: What’s hot this season?
The vintage-bohemian festival look is
the trend to rock this summer and Joey
shows you how you can work it with

some jelly shoes! Suede tan? PARFAIT!

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Jelly Step Five: Vivid prints and crazy colours
is always a style statement that works its magic!
How about rocking a mini dress with reds and
yellows with our SUN Méduse, like Ashlee?
Primary colours that are a match made in heaven!

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So there you have it! An essential fashion lesson on how fashionistas around the world are wearing their Méduse jelly shoes! As you can see, these girls have their own style and you should dare to show off your personal look! Get inspired!

What’s your original style like? How do you style up your jelly shoes? Comment here!

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The Jelly Lesson – How to wear Blue & Pink Together!

18 Jun , 2015  

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Your jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step One: When you think blue.
You think denims! Amélie shows
off some summery acid blue dungarees
teamed with some girly pink Salsada
pumps! You can’t go wrong!

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Jelly Step Two: If you want
to wear a blue and pink look that is
set to turn heads – look no further! Emma
works the electric blue tone with shocking

pink for her #MeduseColor magic. Simply
FAB.

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Jelly Step Three: Showing off
a #MeduseColor style that is not only rich
in blues and pinks
– it’s so very chic! Fluffing up with
a pink jacket and some simple blue denim jeans,
Sabrina shows 
how to contrast colours with
a
touch of luxury!

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Jelly Step Four: Not only do we have
a punch of denim – we have a wave of
double denim in Julie’s look! She’s
teamed it with her salmon-pink Méduse –
it’s city – chic with a hint of the 
exotic!

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Jelly Step Five: And finally – Denim will never
die and Joy shows that! Mixing a dusty pink shirt,
with some cool 
denim shorts, finished with our

bright coral SUNLIGHT, it’s a look that
stands out from the crowd!

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Blue and pink – two colours that are so vivid whatever the shade. It seems like these two pop-tastic colours are shades that work together so well – so whether you pair a soft salmon shade with a baby blue, or shocking pinks with electric blues, this is a match made in heaven.

Many thanks to our bloggers who showed off their creations for #MeduseColor! And now we turn to you, the reader! Enter our competition by showing off how you mix and match colour in your outfit! Just tag @meduseoriginal and use the hashtag #MeduseColor on Instagram, and you could be the winner of 3 pairs of our jellyshoes! 

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The Jelly lesson – How to wear jelly shoes at work

11 Jun , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson. From us, to you.

Jelly Step One: Work + jelly shoes = a chic look!
Dress up your jelly shoes this summer! Why
not contrast our salmon-pink NIKITA with
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Jelly Step Two: Drinks after work? Try this lacey top,
from Sandro with our Marine Jutam.
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Jelly Step Three: Monochrome – a classic
look for the office. This cool and casual
print dress from River Island fits oh so well
with our chill Javana pumps!

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Jelly Step Four: Tired of your dark and dull
winter bag? Revamp your summer work
wardrobe with this mellow yellow bag from
Warehouse and our Paille SUN sandals!Meduse at work4

Jelly Step Five: And finally! For a summer
work-wardrobe with a twist, these tropical
print trousers from Jigsaw are loud and proud!
All you need is a pair of translu SUN jellies!Meduse at work5

Your summer wardrobe for work is done! You can thank us later! Who said jellies are just for the park and beach? We think Méduse are the little bit of fun, in your work day. Try it out!

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Méduse Talks… With Coralie

10 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…

“My mum is very classy, she is a real French ‘Maman'”

She knows how to strike a pose and pull a funny face at the same time! Our prized winner of #MamanMeduse contest, Coralie, invites us into her and her ‘mamans’ wonderfully crazy world!

M: Woohoo! First we’d like to say congrats on being the winner of #MamanMeduse! Tell us, what was the inspiration behind the photo with you and your ‘maman’?
C – Well our family is a bit crazy and wild, but we like to stay happy no matter what! So, through this photo I hoped to make people smile but also to show off how we bounce off each other!  

M: You and your ‘maman’ can now rock the ‘team jellies’ look! How will you and your ‘maman’ be planning to wear your Méduse together? Send us a picture!
Voilà

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M: You are well and truly French, so can you describe how your ‘maman’ shows off her French traits? Is it her chic style, or something else?
C – Regarding her French traits, my mum is very classy – she is a real French ‘maman’. Why? Because she doesn’t care about what people think and she lives for herself and her family… and nothing is more beautiful than that!

P.S: She’s super modern when it comes to fashion and she often asks me for advice!

M: Many daughters and their ‘mamans’ like to hang out, whether it’d be for a shopping trip, or watching a chick-flick with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s! What do you two like to get up to, when you’re together?
C – We have so many mother/daughter rituals! The kiss and hug before going to bed. We help each other, we motivate each other and we love to bake in the evenings as well! And when it comes to shopping? Well that’s unavoidable haha!

Ooh! You and your ‘maman’ sure do put a smile on our face. Keep up the spirit! You fully deserved to be the winners of #MamanMeduse and we hope you both share your style tips with Méduse! Stay tuned to Coralie’s Instagram here!

What about you? What fun things do you and your ‘maman’ get up to? Comment here!

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Méduse Talks With… Steph!

27 May , 2015  

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

“What I truly love and live for is fashion”

She is a fashion lover and a fierce and fabulous character! Steph from Singapore, brings with her style tips and a creative eye! Check it out!

M: Who are you Jelly lover?
S:  I’m Steph and I haul from Singapore! By day I’m a digital marketer, by night I’m a dancer; specialising the style of Waacking.
But what I truly love and live for is fashion! I love experimenting with styling. Currently I’m running a mini project called “365 ootd” where I aim to wear 365 different outfits! So that takes my creativity and innovation in styling to a new level. You can check them out by searching the tag #mianbaoootd. Through this mini project I hope to inspire more people to be creative with styling. You don’t have to buy new clothes all the time you know. :-)

M: CHALLENGE! We saw your blog article on tropical prints for this season ;-). Can you combine our SUN jellies and tropical print in a styleboard?!
 S – White-based tropical printed romper
    –  Yellow Méduse jelly sandals
    – Yellow bandana hairband
    – Tortoise-shell sunglasses
    – Navy nautical beach bag.
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M: Name 3 things on your Bucket List.
S: 1) To explore the Amazon
     2) Go to Paris / Milan fashion week
     3) To attend either a Saint Laurent / Dior show.

M: Do you prefer to live by day or by night? Why?
S: Day of course! I love exploring places and I think that’s best done in the day isn’t it? (haha)
But I love the sunshine, even though I hate getting tanned and I feel the day is so much more vibrant!

So…we have an amazing styleboard, some top fashion tips and a must see Instagram profile ! Her blog and Twitter are pretty awesome too 😉  

What about you? What designer’s show would you like to attend? Comment here!

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Méduse Talks With… Mélanie

20 May , 2015  

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

“Méduses make my feet happy”

Floral prints, pastel tones and an eye for detail! Welcome to an intriguing world of a true Parisienne, make way for Mélanie…

M: So Mélanie! If your name appeared in a dictionary, what would it say?
MB:  The definition of my name could mean something like ‘to be romantic’. It means to recognise beauty, the sublime, bring special moments and enjoy the little things in life. For example, you why not buy flowers for yourself, frame a postcard, write with a special pen, experience new things, smile, taste new flavours, walk aimlessly,discover new places, and most of all – enjoy the moments.

M: We’re totally in love with your Instagram and your use of soft colours and patterns! What is your inspiration behind your photography?
MB: My inspiration mainly comes from images I find on Pinterest and from other Instagram profiles. I love to follow Jésus Sauvage and Local Milk in particular. I like pictures to feature small details which show a snapshot of everyday life. I like taking ordinary photos and I try to enhance them by showing a specific detail or snapping in a certain angle. I take loads of photos, to make sure I get the perfect photo and I notice that from each snapshot I take, my photos become better and the beauty becomes more alive. It’s a philosophy of life!

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M: Can you finish this sentence? ‘Jelly and…?
MB: The first thing that comes to mind is a small slogan “Méduses make my feet smile”. I think it’s a good translation of my state of mind when I decide to wear my pair of Méduses. I know my friends notice them –  first, they smile and then they’re reminded of their childhood. There is always a debate about jelly shoes and I like that. I have been complimented at the train station, in the supermarket and at uni! People are both nostalgic and happy to see Méduses are still on stage! I mainly wear them in Paris, and definitely not as a part of a fancy dress outfit! It’s a fashion accessory – they’re fun, quirky and eye-catching!

M: We know you’re a total jelly lover! So we have a challenge for you! Your mission is to create an outfit which is blinging and sparkling, to match with your glittery gold Méduse! Are you up for it? Send us a photo of your creation!
MB: Here are some photos I took this weekend showing my way of wearing Méduse!

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And the outfit is just like we imagined – hip, classic yet swanky! Thank you Mélanie for taking the time to share your story with us. Who’s up for flicking through Mélanie’s awesome Instagram? We are! 

What about you? How would you complete this slogan? Méduse and…? Comment here!

 

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