Month: August 2010

Maison Martin Margiela exhibition

Yesterday, I took my mum and Mila to see the Maison Martin Margiela Exhibition at Somerset House which ends next weekend. So three generations, three different reactions…. My mum told me that she wouldn’t have gone there by herself but she enjoyed it and thought it was interesting. My five years-old daughter to who I was saying that it was important that she saw other creative things than Cbeebies or Ben10 told me that ‘nothing was really important‘ but she loved the Fashion Show invit’ done on a plate and the people who were filming themselves at home wearing Margiela’s clothes and I really enjoyed finding out more about this unique fashion designer, understand the inspiration behind some of his clothes and have a peek at his inspiring offices in Paris. Maison Martin Margiela is one of the world’s most influential fashion houses and is especially known for its deconstructivist approach, its fashion shows in unexpected places and its taste for recycling materials. One of the most remarkable characteristics of Maison Martin Margiela is its …

Very cute :-)

Whatever it takes to fly….they look adorable! (C) Photo: jwlphotography Via Lotta Agaton via iiiinspired http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

‘Office-ready’ style!

It’s kind of funny but I have been thinking for a while that if Clare Vivier was a fashion designer, I would wear her clothes….Every leather good she designs becomes staple pieces. I had her Tropezienne tote bag for over 18 months (see the black version here modelled by our lovely intern Marion) and I’m still not bored with it. I ab-so-lu-tely love it!Someone recently left a comment about how mine looks well-worn and well-loved…. erm… Well-loved definitively but I guess I can credit Lucas for the well-worn look since he thought chewing one of the handles while I was driving to work would be a good idea.I’m not totally over the moon by having my dog’s teeth on my beloved bag but I also had Petits Filous spilled in it by Mila… c’est la vie.While in France, I swapped my La Trop in the evening for this gorgeous clutch Clare kindly sent me as a gift (thank you thank you again!) and I really wanted to add it on BODIE and FOU but sadly …

My meeting with Jacqueline Morabito…

Yesterday, Steve did the sweetest, loving thing for me, driving 160kms from our holidays place to just take me to Jacqueline Morabito‘s shop in La-Colle-Sur-Loup… I can’t express how much this meant to me…I guess, Morabito is to me what Anne Wintour would be to fashionistas. An exceptional woman with an amazing vision for simplicity and beauty and someone whose work and vision has influenced my life immensely and of course, the birth of BODIE and FOU. Nowadays, white interiors can be seen everywhere but Jacqueline Morabito was an Avant-gardiste in the way she created simple, flawless, understated yet welcoming contemporary white interiors and although often copied, her style is very unique. You won’t see shabby chic in Morabito’s work but rather a vision for purity and simplicity, which can also be found in the small decorative pieces she designs for the home.I remember the stab of pain I felt the first time I came across her home in a French magazine in my twenties… There it was, spread over a few pages, her amazing …

La Tropezienne tote bag en vacances

So far, my La Tropezienne tote bag by the talented, uber cool Clare Vivier has been to New-Zealand, Paris, Hong-Kong, Barcelona, the Bay of Arcachon, Bristol, Bordeaux but frankly it’s in the South of France that my La Trop would really like to hang out for maybe another few weeks while it’s sunny….Where did you take your La Trop this Summer? And do not leave this post without reading all the beautiful things written about La Trop…it deserves it! Have a lovely evening! (C) Photo BODIE and FOU shot in front of Carolyn Quatermaine‘s home

J’aime…

the colours, the montage of these beautiful images on a torn piece of paper, the sea… Via Glouglou et chou http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Inspiring shots

It’s raining in Aix-en-Provence…one can’t complain…it is the first since the beginning of our holidays so we take it easy…the girls have created a pop-up restaurant in the lounge with all the cushions they could find in the house…it’s a mess (happy) but there is ‘Apl pie‘ on the menu!And then there is the latest copy of Marie-Claire Maison and the work of Mark Eden Schooley, an American photographer who lives in Paris. Poetic shots for Hermes, inspiring homes for Selvedge, Elle Decor…. If someone feels like treating me with a gift…I very much love this gorgeous Hermes bag in white and I’m still in love with this beautiful, airy pendant light by Mark Eden Schooley, first saw in MERCI in Paris (although I need two for our lounge) Thanks in advance :-) http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs