I did this logo/business card for my friend Malvina, a budding and talented young photographer. Maybe you know of her old blog California Girls? Malvina took some photos of me for an all girl expo here in Paris at La Maison Welcome. She really needed a business card so I kind of forced it on her! Ha ha! I hope to show you some more collaborations with her soon.
Last weekend I gathered all my tiki related items for a sale at Le Tiki Lounge here in Paris. It is already their 1 year anniversary!
Je vais passer des disques le vendredi 9 novembre au Tiki
26 bis rue de la fontaine au roi 11ème métro Goncourt
21h00 à 02h00
des habits polynésiens seront appréciés !
Je vais avoir un stand ce weekend!
Venez c’est gratuit! Pensez aux cadeaux de nöel;)
Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrices
Le 13 Octobre 2012
9h à 20h
Palais des Congrès Paris Est Montreuil
128 rue de Paris
metro: ligne 9 croix de chavaux ou robespierre
Rendez-Vous des Créatrices a vu le jour en 2011, ce salon a pour
ambition de réunir des créateurs du Fait-Main dans un seul et même lieu
et faire découvrir de nouveaux talents; Créateurs de Bijoux,
d’Accessoires, de Modes, illustrateurs etc…
Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrices, se veut un rendez-vous amical,
familial et convivial; ce qui favorise de belles rencontres mais aussi
de moins belles…
Nous souhaitons proposer aux créateurs, des espaces d’exposition
appropriés et chaleureux, toujours en proposant des tarifs des plus
justes et des plus avantageux pour nos exposants.
De plus nous essayons au maximum de valoriser nos expo-ventes en vous
proposant des défilés, des ateliers, en fonction de nos possibilités.
Pour la 4 ème Edition
Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrice est en partenariat avec le Palais des
Congrès Paris Est Montreuil, qui accueille régulièrement le salon du
livre, le salon du mariage oriental, le grand vide grenier de Naf Naf;
et bien d’autres événements de grand envergure.
Le Palais des Congrès nous a fait confiance pour cette Edition, et
nous souhaitons profiter de la notoriété du lieu, ainsi que la qualité
des exposants pour faire de cet évènement une réussite et une référence
Do you know what Toile is? It’s a kind of patterned fabric that is used mostly today in decorating. It has a rich history in France. From what I could find out at the museum it was a kind of imitation of fabrics that were imported from India. To make them at home was simpler and cheaper. Spies were even sent to discover the techniques used to create repeating pattern and bright colors. Here’s some examples, I’m sure you’ve seen it before.
When asiatic images are show it falls into a catagory called “Chinoiserie”.
Unfortunately there were no photos allowed inside the Museum. There were carved wooden tools for block printing and copper ones for the highly detailed designs. Most of these parts were melted down after use to move on to the newer items for sale. It was very interesting to learn about. The museum is out of town and about a 15 min walk from the train station. I would recommend it as a day trip.
We took some photos outside in the garden. You’ll see that Marie got dressed up in toile. A skirt from her own fashion collection “Le Boudoire de Marie”. There was a park behind the museum with a grotto! I love grottoes from the romantic period in France.
Hat: etsy Bonnie’s Knitting
Shirt: Vintage (found in San Francisco ages ago)
Shorts etsy: The Greedy Seagull
Bag: Kate Spade (gift from my best friend)
There’s a Domergue exhibit in Paris at the Musee de Montparnasse. I went to check it out with Marie ( of Le Boudoire de Marie). The paintings are usually found at his villa in Cannes, which I got to visit a few weeks later. I was so impressed by his confident brush strokes! The painting above is just sublime!
We took some photos in the alley in front of the gallery. It’s in one of those romantic Parisian passages. This one is filled with artist’s atliers.
Check out the brush stroke background on the image below!
And the colors he used to suggest a face in the shadows.
For Christmas my husband got me this book. It was my idea and it was a little hard to get started but I knew that on my birthday I could convince him. So we went on a 5 1/2 hour walk! The book lays out 30 walks that encircle Paris and that you can get to and from by train. It was hard towards the end our legs were giving out! I brought along nuts and dried fruit and water which was a good thing because we didn’t come across any businesses until the very end. The area was really beautiful.
On the rue General Guilhem you can get good mexican food and go shopping for vintage at Cameleon. I’m going there on my birthday!