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!
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!
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!
Hi! I’m the Jen to my jellies, and this is the ballad to my Méduse.
I’m in the wonderful city of London. Beautiful sights. An adventure of senses. And with me on my journey, are my Méduse.
As much as I love strolling around for a chilly walk, there’s nothing quite like running around in my summer SUN jellies, in the beautiful tropics. I’m always dreaming of exotic places – aren’t you too?! I can just feel the rush of the waves filling in the gaps of my Méduse jellies… that is summer.
But that’s one thing I like about London – the nature. Even though it’s a hustling and bustling city, there’s always a patch of green. The overgrown leaves remind me of palm trees and my deep blue Salsa Méduse are the perfect pair shoes to spark my memories of a dark blue sea…
If there’s a shoe that is going to put a spring in my step, it’s got to be my sweet, pink SUN jellies! Look how funky they are! They take me on a candy-filled journey, full of adventure and new surprises. When I wear these, all I want to do is search for the nearest sweet shop or patisserie and gorge on strawberry bon bons and pink icing! Mmm…
And finally my sunny yellow SUN jellies – boy, do they stand our from the crowd! If you need a statement piece, or boost of energy, these jellies are definitely the ones to wear when you need a little POP! In the city of London, the colour yellow is used to alert and shine out from all other colours – something that my sunshine yellow jellies, fit perfectly into ;-).
So that’s my story and I want to know about yours! What Méduse do you wear in the city?