Méduse Original People

Méduse talks with… The Clothes Paper

28 Oct , 2015  

Last week, we quizzed Made in France follower Mamzelle H, who shared a taste of her creative mind and ventures. This week, we chat to Constance, blogger of The Clothes Paper!
 If she’s not riding horses in our FLAMBOY boots, she’s eyeing up her next accessory! Yes, joining us today is Constance, a creative, a beauty lover and DIY pro.

“My dream would be to go to New-Zealand!”

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M- What’s your favourite fashion accessory that you take with you wherever you go?  
C – My favourite accessory has to be my new Chloé bag, a second-hand purchase. I sold a lot of my clothes to get myself a kitty, and after three years I managed to buy this beauty for half the price – I only needed to throw in another £3!
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M – You’re a true jet-setter! What destination did you like most?
C – Among the countries I’ve visited, my vote goes to Egypt. I’ll always remember the feeling of exploring the rooms in the Abou Simbel temple by myself… It was amazing! I was lucky enough to be there when there wasn’t that many tourists… Now my dream would be to go to New-Zealand!
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M – What are your three favourite songs at the moment which ALWAYS put you in a good mood?
C – The first one is a bit old but definitely one of my essentials. It’s All summer long by Kid Rock. It reminds me of ‘my youth’! Then I’d say Sugar by my beloved Maroon 5. Finally, something a bit more new, it’d have to be Cheerleader by OMI, that’s often played!

M – We have a challenge for you! The new collection Autumn – Winter 2015 / 2016 is out now! So we challenge you to create a styleboard with one of your fave pairs!
C – Here is my look, in Jumpleo: A Balsamik Trench coat, an umbrella from Lollipops, a pair of tights by Asos and a dress from Zara!
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Not only does she have a sweet taste in tunes, her autumn fashion is on point! Thanks for joining us Constance! Keep up to date with her blog and Instagram, for more musings around Paris.
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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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Méduse Talks With… Méduse !!!

17 Apr , 2015  

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

Come on! You have to admit it. The new Méduse collection for Spring / Summer 15 is pretty damn awesome ;-). We’re forever twirling in our sparkling Nikita and we dance and prance on the rooftops of Paris in our new colours of the season.

But our inspiration stems from the heroic geniuses backstage, and we decided to chat to the clever clogs about the spirit and thought process behind our current season!

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Our new collection is filled with colours that enhance the styles at Méduse. What would be THE word to describe this collection?

CANDY : because of the pastel mix that makes us think of sugar almonds and candy! And most of all, the nostalgic “back to childhood” spirit of our SUN jellies!

The new SUNLIGHT are a sparkling inspiration 😉 ! Where would be the best spots to wear them ?

Ibiza at sunset to party all night long! And for the kiddos : perfect to play ghosts in the dark :-)

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The new Saumon and Vert d’eau colors are a perfect match with the pastel trend. Why did you pick these colours ?

We needed some sweet tastes for the summer. Pastel are soft and feminine colours, which introduce the Spring season, the softness of the morning dew and the pleasure of sweet moments.

The new magazine for the new collection in collaboration with Les Paulettes is featured with pictures on the rooftops of Paris. What is the inspiration behind these pictures ?

The rooftops of Paris are synonymous with escapism and city adventure! This is the place where you chill with a few drinks with your friends or have a romantic time with your lover. It is a way to escape from the bustling city when in reality you can’t. But this is what Méduse is about – a walking holiday in the city!

 

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Et voila! Words of wisdom from our backstage team!

A huge THANKS to the designers of Méduse, for sharing their words and spirit with us! Keep it up! <3

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Méduse Talks… With Joséphine L.

3 Apr , 2015  

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

Yo! Yo! Between Paris, where she is living her student life – let’s be honest, that’s really PARTY, PARTY, PARTY (haha) and Bordeaux, where she is loving life under the sun and on beaches – well, for us – that still means party, party, party! 😉 Joséphine is painting the town pink!

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On your Instagram you describe yourself as a girl between two cities! How do you identify yourself as a Parisian? And as a Bordelaise girl?

I would say that Paris represents my student life, filled with cultural activites. It’s a city I really love, every street corner is beautiful, I could walk for hours on end, if I had time!

Bordeaux is a place for my holidays – I love the sun and the beach life. It’s my family town, where I spent my childhood.  

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We spent some time on your Instagram, and we noticed that you love pink! So what does this colour mean to you?

Oh yes indeed, I have a little addiction for the colour! For me, it’s a colour which represents softness and childhood, as well as femininity and sensuality. And well, it’s pink – it always makes people happy!

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We love going on an adventure! Where would you take Méduse in Bordeaux?

Without any hesitation, I would take you to the Miroir d’Eau. It’s not very original but Méduse would be perfect to be in, by the water. Otherwise, I would take my Méduse to Karl for brunch, walk around St Catherine street and enjoy the taste of cannelés on a terrace. Once, I put on my Méduse during shopping, and people were very surprised, to see me wearing these kinda shoes on the street. But I am 100% proud to wear them!

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You’re the queen for the day, what do you do?

I would demand that pink would be the dress-code for everyone, or people would have to pay a fine! And of course, having free shopping / shop without paying 😉

 

What do you have in your bag?

  • Red lipstick (I can’t live without it)
  • A nail file
  • Hand sanitiser
  • A toiletry bag
  • My pink Ipod
  • My pink notebook
  • My glasses
  • My purse, of course

 

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Challenge! We’d like you to tell a joke for April Fool’s!

I’m really rubbish at jokes but I’ll give it a go!

What’s a Méduse (jellyfish) in chocolate called?

A Kinder chocolate!
…. I told you I was rubbish.

 

Ah come on! That’s a very sweet joke! If it’s mentioning Méduse – we will always love it 😉

Thanks Joséphine! We’re hoping for more surprises on your Instagram! Guys, we encourage you to have a look her awesome / arty photos – it’s even better than her joke! Haha 😉

 

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#Spotted at Who’s Next 2015

10 Mar , 2015  

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The curtain will soon be opening on Who’s Next ’15/16 exhibition in Paris. We can’t wait to see what the new, young, trendy designers have in store at the capital of fashion, Porte de Versailles. It’s going to be good and we’re very proud to be part of it !

We’ve been checking out our fellow exhibitors and a few favourites caught our eye. Here’s a little taster of what’s to come.

JUMPERAS + Jump from Paper? Now there’s a thought. Keep Jumping with Jump From Paper ! The designers Chay Su and Rika Lin stand out so far with their amazing bags that look as if they’ve come to life from a cartoon.

Neypo is already well-known from the last exhibition of 48h Maison de Mode. We think, their caps of happiness accessorize perfectly our brand new Méduse Jumperas!

And to finish off this Méduse et. al. masterpiece, there’s nothing better than one of this tasteful  Batabasta shirts from Spanish/Japanese duo Clara A.Montsalvatge and Leticia Cano Baba.

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Here we go ! Now it is your turn, what are you looking forward to seeing? What accessories would you pair up with your Méduse?  Share your best findings with us on Twitter @MeduseOriginal  with the hashtag #wsn15.

See you there!

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Diary of a Little Leopard Jumpy Boot

10 Mar , 2015  

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After launching our ‘Get Jumpy’ competition, we started daydreaming about life in Jumpy boots… we then thought, what would it be like to be a Jumpy boot! Our imagination (as expected) ran away with us – we wondered and pondered about the life of a little leopard Jumpy boot….

So! What would a day be like if we were a leopard print jumpy boot…? Would we be stylish? Chic? A little bit wild?

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‘Finally rolled out of bed this morning after scrolling through Instagram, I’m forever looking to put new stuff in my apartment! I tend to find myself regularly pining over pictures of some really funky interior – but, OMG! This morning, I must have stared at this beautiful fur collar for 20 minutes? Yep, I want it. But anyway, it’s got me thinking – maybe I need something else to be obsessed with lol! Too often I wear the same Fedora hat. I mean come on – everyone has that one thing they feel completely lost without. I suppose for me at the moment, it would have to be that Fedora hat haha!

 

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As a writer, I tend to find papers and all sorts of crazy notes all over the place! But after I FINALLY  organise my stuff together, I leave with a spring in my step – I just can’t get enough of this tune. Have you heard it? It’s ‘My Head is a Jungle’ from Méduse Jungle playlist – OH IT’S TOO GOOD! But anyway, today I’m going out to find some ideas for a writing about art – crazy abstract, beautiful art.

It’s great being in a job where being outspoken and expressing my opinions is a good thing… because, that’s what I’m best at! The streets of Paris are all I need for some ideas – the gritty-ness of the streets, alongside the chic, elegance of Paris overall. The street art is pure inspiration. Look at how awesome this is – need I say anymore?

 

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People always question abstract and street art, but I think it’s punchy, bold and a statement – art should never be boring, right? Working for myself means doing everything for myself, so my day to day life varies so much. One minute I find myself with a non-stop, crazy calendar, and the next is as peaceful as floating in the sky…

Anyway! I’ve got to go now! I’m off to an arty-get-together – I told you life gets crazy!

 

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