Featured,Méduse Original People

Méduse in Taiwan

22 Jul , 2015  

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

Méduse talks with… Wendy!

“As soon as we wear Méduse, we totally fall in love with them. They are soft, they are beautiful, and they are French original.”

Meet Wendy – the hip-happening Méduse hero of Taiwan! She displays our jelly-tastic shoes in her boutique for the world to see and she loves to fuse French original fashion with traditional Taiwanese styles. Take a look at our very special interview here!

M – So! You guys know how to show off your Méduses with a Taiwanese edge – something we LOVE! Tell us a bit more about the love story between Méduse and people in Taiwan? What is it about our unique shoes that people like? Is it the style? Texture? Or something else?

W – We love jelly shoes because of the weather in Taiwan – summer is extremely hot and winter is very wet. In particular, Taiwan is an island surrounded by the sea, therefore, people really love to enjoy sunshine on the beach in the summer. But we couldn’t really find stylish jelly shoes in the market. But, in 2015, we found Méduse! Our first impression of Méduse is that it has an elegant design for both sandals and boots. As soon as we wear Méduse, we totally fall in love with them. They are soft, they are beautiful, and they are French original. Now, we can wear our Méduse shoes and walk by the seaside with our family, our friends, and our kids. How romantic it is!

M – Wearing Méduse… is something very French! As you are Méduse experts in Taiwan, can you tell us about French fashion styles in Taiwan? Is there a fashion fusion of French and Taiwanese styles? What does it look like?

W – For us, French fashion styles are elegant, chic, romantic, and simple. Taiwanese like to mix styles from different cultures, such as the Japanese and Korean ones. But compared to Japanese or Korean girls, Taiwanese girls prefer more casual yet elegant styles. So mixing the French style into the Taiwanese one, gives a very casual but stylish look.

M – Summer is here and all we’ve been doing is prancing around in our SUN sandals! We know you love these Méduses just as much as us, so can you give us some tips on how to style them up this summer?

W – The summer has started much earlier in Taiwan! Our tips to wear the SUN jelly shoes are:

Tip 1 – choose the most comfortable T-shirt from your wardrobe

Tip 2 – select the softest TUTU skirt or cool denim jeans

Tip 3 – put on your SUN jellies and wear a straw hat.

And there you have your SUN jelly style. 😉

SUN jelly style

M – And finally, we’ve set you and your sister a challenge! It’s called the ‘Méduse Surprise!’ We would like each of you to pick a pair of Méduse and a matching traditional Taiwanese outfit for the other person! Surprise each other with your chosen outfit and Méduses, take some photos and share your Taiwanese / French style with us!

W – It really is a challenge for us! We found two traditional clothes from our grandmother and our mother, who are 84 years old and 58 years old respectively, to mix and match the Méduse shoes – and that was interesting!

The first style – which my sister chose for me, is from my grandmother. The coat, called Miao-ao, is traditional hand-made and the fabric is more than 30 years old. I think it matches very well with the Jumpy boots!

Miao-ao jumpy boots

Miao-ao

W – The second style is the one I chose for my sister. The dress, called Qi-pao, is my mum’s favourite. We are surprised to see that it is a good match with the NIKITA jelly shoes!

Qi-pao Nikita

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My, oh my. Vintage Taiwanese fashion with our modern Méduse is a look that will be staying in our minds! Who thought this could be a thing! We’d like to say a huge thank you to Wendy who joined us for this very special interview! We love your spark and enthusiasm for our Méduse! It’s stars like you who put a smile on our face! Keep it up! Find more about her store here!

A bientôt !

X

 

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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
this baby blue blazer from Claudie Pierlot !Meduse at work1

Jelly Step Two: Drinks after work? Try this lacey top,
from Sandro with our Marine Jutam.
A look that’s perfect for day and night!Meduse at work2

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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How to pick the perfect jellies for dancing!

21 May , 2015  

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Your weekly jelly lesson, from us to you.

Jelly Step 1: Elegant. Graceful. Expressive.
Our girly bow-laced Satine are the perfect
shoes for beautiful ballet.

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Jelly Step 2: Jazz! With sassy saxophones and
melodic piano harmonies, you need a
shoe that’s flexible and flat. How about our
sexy Salsada pumps?

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Jelly Step 3: Ooh Jive… it’s lively, boppy and
happy. With our Nikita, the heeled jellies
will give you the boost you need to swing and
boogie the night away!

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Jelly Step 4: Can you feel the carnival fever
in your feet? The sound of samba screams for
a pair of Javana shoes! A slight heel, with plenty
of movement!

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Jelly Step 5: Ahh.. you can pop, lock, and drop
some hip-hop in our SUN jellies. They’re punchy
springy, and they make a statement. Hell yeah!

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Our Méduse love to move, prance and dance about! But what about you? Which pair of jellies, would you like to dance in?

 

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Méduse Talks… With Virginie Cappoen

27 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…

Since we spotted her artwork, we were dreaming about getting in touch with her… If you’re used to hanging out on our blog, you can’t have missed it – Virginie, is an exceptional artist, and she expresses her Méduse like a true artist, who is in her zone with a crayon or paint brush in hand.

A fan of our NIKITA, she told us a story about Méduse and she took us by the hand, through her playground. As she voices her words – everything comes to standstill.

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Where does your inspiration come from?
I try to grab inspiration from a lot of things. It could be an object, an image, an exhibition or a film! Childhood is an endless source of inspiration. Indeed, my favourite artists have a very childish style to them. It’s impossible to mention them all, but among them you can find Steinberg, Picasso, Twombly, Basquiat, Sottsass, Cocteau… I like art to be spontaneous, refined, clumsy, funny and not pretentious. And generally, I like fantasy, humour, romanticism and poetry!
Your work is defined through particular use of colours. How do you decide on the use of certain colours? Is it impulsive or do you think about it beforehand?
 
Adding colour within art is not an easy step. From time to time you can have unexpected outcomes, but I like to try a lot of different techniques: acrylic, watercolours, felt-tip pens, colouring pencils and pastels – which I like the most!
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We love your work on Méduse – of course 😉 ! How does the Méduse world inspire you?
I am a total fan of Méduse! I like the quirky side and the playfulness. Of course it reminds me of my childhood. They are really comfortable and you can have all the colours! I almost only wear them in the summer! I can’t live without them!
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If you had play-doh in your hands right now, what would you do with it?
I would try to create a Méduse collection!
What is your favourite Instagram filter for posting your picture?
All these filters are really cool, but I barely use them! I prefer to use no filter.
We have a challenge for you ! You drew Nikita and Sun Meduse. Could you make a drawing of Jumpy boots ?
BOOM !
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And there you have it! Virginie is on Instagram, she’s a total inspiration for anyone who wants to get stuck in and get creative! Our Méduse inspire her – and surprise surprise – we are in love with her work.
Thanks Virginie! X

 

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Meduse Life,Méduse Original People

Méduse Talks… With Emma Eliott

20 Mar , 2015  

Close Up Emma's Meduse Jumpy Boots

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

It’s officially Spring today! Yes, the clouds may still be hanging about, but we’re certain that the sun will shine… soon!

But to get us prepped and ready for Spring fashion trends, we spoke to a fashionista who’s in love with vintage style, photography and is a total Jumpy lover! Her Instagram is a place where you can daydream about walks in nature, scrummy food and life in her Jumpy boots (there’s lots of them!). It’s Emma Eliott!

Emma in Black Jumpy Boots
Spring is coming!  Are you more flower power or rockstar?

I would say I am more “flower power!”
I am nowhere near cool enough for Rock Star!
I try to be a really happy and positive person and I love to put a quirky spin on any style I embrace, I love to look at things a little differently!
Emma Eliott in Black Jumpy Boots
Describe this season in 3 words.
I think for me especially in my role in retail, I get such a thrill buying and seeing each new season unfold.
This season to me can be summed up as, pastels, monochrome, and prints. (So hard for me not to say AMAZING, INSPIRING, ASPIRATIONAL before each one!)
Emma's Meduse Jumpy Styleboard
Which colour Méduse says ‘spring’ to you and why?
I have to say that the colour Méduse that makes me so excited and totally embodies spring for me is the SUN Paille sandal.
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They are so fresh and cheerful in daffodil yellow that they would look super cute with pretty ankle socks and boyfriend jeans right now and amazing in the hot sun with a pretty little summer dress. Just gorgeous!!
Emma's Meduse Jumpy Boots
We love your pics on Instagram… Tell us, what is your favourite Instagram filter? What does it say to you?
Posting pictures on Instagram gives me such pleasure! And has really allowed my confidence in my style to grow.
My favourite filter is for sure Valencia, it works so well at diffusing the light in a gentle way, with a cool yellow tint that really brings my pictures to life. It says “fresh” which resonates with me as I love to look at fashion and styling in a fresh and new way.
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Quirky question alert!

When is your birthday and what would be your ideal gift?

Well! My birthday falls on September 23rd and I have to be honest I have got my heart set on a pair of Méduse Jumpy in Saumon/Crêpe.
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I love, love this colour! It is neutral enough enough to work with any outfit and pretty enough to cheer up any rainy September days that Autumn may bring! Heaven!
Emma Eliott in Black Jumpy Boots 2
What superpower do you wish you had?
Oooooo! If I had a super power it would definitely be the ability to be invisible!
Just imagine all the front row shows at Paris fashion week I could sneak into!!! Wearing my Méduse Jumpy’s of course!!
Emma, you’ve totally got us in the mood for Spring. COME ON SUNSHINE!
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We hope you have lots of fun with all your Jumpy boots, and we want to thank you for your contribution to the Méduse world!
And to all our dear friends, check out Emma’s Instagram here. It will make you smile, for sure! X
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