Month: September 2011

I’m so loving this bedroom….

It just feels very calming and peaceful… via Stilinspiration http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Masking tapes

So that’s it, we’ve sent the pdfs of BODIE and FOU’s first catalogue yesterday to the printer and last night, in bed at 8.30pm, I managed to sleep 10 hours.  I’m glad I did because 10 min. ago, our printer called us in a state of panic saying that we had only done 32 pages instead of the 32 + 4 pages cover he had quoted and it would be more expensive to print 32 only… Over the past few weeks, I’ve been practising plan B a lot…something is not working, you move on and work on plan B, sometimes I even had to work on plan C but having a plan B, C or D really helped me to move this first catalogue along and focus on the outcome rather than on the problems. Within 5 minutes, I had a plan B for this disaster news but in the end, the printer said it would cost the same so we’ve decided to run with it. Our catalogue will be 4 pages shorter than it …

Our welcome page…

Forgiving me for posting just about the catalogue but that’s pretty much the only thing I’m working on at the moment to meet our deadline. Our Welcome page is now signed off and with the printer but I really wanted to thank you all for the comments you left here and there. They were incredibly useful and really helped me to put the moodboard to bed. I listened to what you said and added a winter cardigan (didn’t have a photo of a blanket or plaid) and you were right, it works a lot better!I also love this new, very stylish shot of La Tropezienne tote bag shot by CHS yesterday at the last minute (they’ve been so incredibly supportive, I feel v. lucky) and YES in our catalogue, you will discover Shanna Murray’s wonderful stickers. I’m so excited by this. Shanna’s work has been on my radar since last November and I’m over the moon to work with her. Veuillez m’excuser de n’ecrire en ce moment qu’a propos du catalogue mais je ne travaille …

Almost there…

We’re almost done with the catalogue and I can’t tell you how excited I am!!Tonight, I received this double page from our totally amazing design agency CHS and it was love at first sight. It was SO what I had in mind, it’s just perfect! A few tweaks, copy changes, etc and we’re good to go. I will spend Monday in Dorset with CHS to go through everything as we have to hand the pdfs to the printer on Wednesday.On the double page below, you may recognize some fabulous mood boards from my friend Desiree at Vosges Paris and Marjon Hoogervorst who took gorgeous shots in Paris and I can’t thank them enough for their contributions.We are still after a gorgeous mood board using colour masking tapes for the ‘Creative’ double page spread which features cool things like the books by Edition Paumes, our new MT masking tapes and other goodies so if you wish to contribute and have high-res images of your mood boards, please email them to me at leblog(at)bodieandfou(dot)com.However, I really need …

New moodboard

Thank you so much for all your constructive comments on my first moodboard over the weekend. It was very helpful and you were totally right….it was feeling more summery and not Christmassy enough. So I’ve done this new one which personally I love. It makes me crave for Winter to come and snuggling at home with Mila by the fireplace….Right, so verdict…How is this one making you feel? Merci beaucoup pour tous vos commentaires constructifs sur le premier moodboard que j’avais realise ce weekend. Cela m’a beaucoup aide et vous aviez totalement raison…Il sentait plutot l’Ete et les vacances que Noel. Donc, j’en ai fait un truc et celui-ci franchement je l’adore…Il me donne des envies d’Hiver, de weekends au chaud a la maison, a faire des calins a Mimi sur le canape pres de la cheminee…Bon le verdict…qu’est ce que vous ressentez en regardant celui-ci? http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Moodboard for the catalogue

Given that mood boards are such a part of my life, our design agency has suggested we put one on the welcome page of our first mail order catalogue and the idea is that if we do more catalogues next year, the mood board will change each time to reflect the season and our new finds, passions etc…I like the idea! Although when it came to do a mood board with a deadline, suddenly I had a creative block that lasted a couple of weeks. I just couldn’t come up with anything that I found satisfying until this morning…So here is the baby.It is still work in progress but as it is for our welcome page, I really wanted some nice, simple and warm. A mood board that would make people feel happy and inspired. Christmas is such a frantic season for us and stressful for a lot of customers who worry they won’t get the right gifts in time that I thought it would be a nice feel for our welcome page….I would love …

Mima Le Chat

Sometimes, you just get very very good days where everything is just working together and today was one of those for us at B&F.  Sophie and our creative team are putting together an amazing mail order catalogue and I can’t wait to show you the end result. I really hope this is going to be a success because if it’s not, I’m not sure we will be in a position to produce another one as it is incredibly expensive to produce but we will cross that bridge when we come to it…. We also received the Mima Le Chat print (featured below in the minx’s bedroom with her new shooooees bought by her papa), the Bat print and Le Chat print and I frankly love them all! I got samples last month to shoot them for our catalogue and framed them all in Ikea’s white RIBBA frame. Next to each other they look stunning.  In the end, Mila selected Mima for her bedroom and I put Le Chat above our family mood board in the …

Emmanuelle Alt

Emmanuelle Alt, new Editor of VOGUE France. Beautiful, stylish, cool, warmer than Carine ….I love everything about her…and this portrait of her by Patrick Demarchelier is just sublime http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs