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NÉO GÉO

Amélie & Marie of Lyon based milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre just sent me a preview of their new SS14 collection NÉO GÉO, which they describe as, “a study on the landscape, from the Hawaiian shirt to Google Earth view. Inspired by passing landscape through the car window on the highway of the sun.” it will be available in January (which seems like a long while away, but is going to creep up on us in a second.) you can check out their website to see their beautiful previous collections.

Originals patterns designed by milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. Photography: Sonia Barcet.








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Fancy French Cologne Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed. winner to be announced soon.


i have been practically bursting to launch this giveaway thanks to the fantastic ladies at Fancy French Cologne. firstly because shop owners Carly & Christine focus on bringing emerging designers to the fore, especially in their product collaborations with designers in their Entre Nous section (french for “between us”). and secondly because the giveaway has a little something to do with Downton Abbey (!)

the Heirloom Silk Scarf is a collaboration between FFC & illustrator Kelsey Garrity-Riley featuring Lady Mary and various accoutrements beautifully illustrated on lightweight silk. wear it around your neck, use it to tie your hair up or hang it on your wall (which is what i would do so that i could admire Lady Mary in all her glory). however you use it, this scarf will tide you over till the third season of Downton Abbey debuts in September.

so to enter the giveaway all you have to do is sign up for the Fancy French Cologne newsletter on their homepage and leave a comment below. a winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 26 June.

please note that FFC ships internationally, but your package might be subject to your country’s import duties and taxes.

Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre – which means 1984 in french, the year of birth of the two designers. it’s quite awesome to see how such interesting designs transform depending on how you  wear the pieces.

Based in Lyon, the historic cradle of silk, and passionate about art – they decided to play with the codification of the silk scarf and create their own collections of printed squares. Their printed scaffolded four hands are steeped in both the traditional world of square flat frame and a contemporary design influenced by the music, clips, videos, painting, art history… Their images combine unique mixed media, drawing,painting, photomontage.

(google translated from french)

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