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Sunday, May 28, 2017

La couverture ! Les premières pages ! Enfin !!!

Hello les kissbankers.

 

Nous ne vous oublions pas, j'ai travaillé dur et que ce soit Charlotte, Chimère ou moi, nous en avons parcouru du chemin pour arriver à ce jour assez touchant où vous découvrez enfin la couverture et les premières pages que vous auriez dû recevoir depuis longtemps. Le choix du jour n'est pas anodin, c'est non seulement la fête des mamans et la mienne a attendu très longtemps que cette histoire de Lady farfelue donne quelque chose de concret. C'est par ailleurs le weekend où mon amie Aude, qui a été une des grandes contributrices du projet célèbre son propre mariage. J'avais envie de leur dédier à toutes les deux ce premier chapitre. 

 

Nous arrivons à l'avant dernière ligne droite du projet, où la prépublication devient imminente. J'ai le mois dernier rencontré l'éditrice qui collabore avec Librinova pour me permettre de retravailler ces pages une première fois. J'étais très excitée car elle a longtemps oeuvré pour Robert Laffont et notamment certains best-sellers de la collection R', grande référence française en terme de romans de Young Adult. C'est un privilège de pouvoir être suivie par une professionnelle de cette échelle. J'espère que vous pourrez constater mes progrès d'un tome à l'autre, en attendant, il me reste de nombreuses heures en quarantaine à la bibliothèque !

 

Vous trouverez donc dans l'email fourni durant votre contribution, le pdf du début de l'histoire de Charlotte, où l'on découvre sa famille nombreuse et leur tradition de brunch dominical qui sera à l'origine de toute l'aventure. J'espère que ces premières pages vous feront sourire. Elles peuvent donc encore changer d'ici le jour où le livre sortira chez Librinova puis chez son éditeur final, aussi, si vous avez des commentaires, ou des suggestions, n'hésitez-pas à me les envoyer à ma nouvelle adresse email : missbelugalucie@gmail.com. 

 

(Selon votre contribution, vous découvrirez également une playlist de musiques ayant inspiré ce début d'histoire. L'horaire de réception peut varier, j'ai 209 emails personnalisés à envoyer :) )

 

Comme promis, vous recevez cet extrait en exclusivité avant tout le monde. Pour cultiver un peu de mystère pour les lecteurs qui découvriront l'histoire au moment de la publication du tome 1, nous vous remercions de conserver ces pages pour vous et de ne pas les diffuser. 

 

Sans plus attendre : TA-DA !!!

 

 

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J'espère que la couverture créée par Chimère vous plait autant qu'au reste de notre équipe, 

 

Avec à nouveau mes remerciements sincères pour votre attente. 

 

Lucie Béluga et le reste de l'équipe du projet Lady Marmelade.

 

PS : Vous ne vous souvenez plus de l'adresse email fournie pendant la collecte ou avez changé d'adresse depuis ? Pas de souci, contactez-moi par email ou en message privé sur Facebook.

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Librinova, Lady Marmelade dresses and other news

Hello Pumpkins, 

 

Nous ne vous oublions pas, loin de là, mais pour Chimère et moi il a été pas mal question de travail alimentaire ces derniers mois. Chimère a déménagé de son grand Nord pour débuter une nouvelle carrière dans une start-up et on lui souhaite plein de bonnes choses. Sophie Boss prépare plein de belles choses pour 2017 et Clara est revenue du Japon pour s'installer ici quelques temps. Ophélie continue ses aquarelles sur son blog. De mon côté, le livre avance bien, on espère vous proposer des news plus concrètes très rapidement. 

 

En attendant, nous avons pu remettre la tenue Japon à notre généreux Kissbankers Mickaël. Pudding a elle choisit de nous laisser sa tenue Inde jusqu'à l'expo pour éviter de l'abimer. 

 

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Autre news, Librinova, l'éditeur et futur agent (on n'a pas peur d'anticiper les 1000 ventes !) du Tome 1 de Lady Marmelade fait partie des finalistes du Prix Créatrice d'avenir. Entreprise créée par 2 femmes vraiment très inspirées et passionnées qui soutiennent leurs auteurs comme je ne l'ai jamais vu dans le monde de l'édition dit classiques. Elles ne manquent jamais d'idées pour promouvoir la lecture, la culture et des auteurs qui n'auraient jamais pu trouver de public sans leur soutien. Elles ont cru au projet Lady Marmelade et sont un des piliers qui permettront au projet de voir le jour. Alors pour toutes ces raisons, si vous avez 10 secondes dans votre journée, vous pouvez leur laisser un vote (en 3 clics) sur ce lien avant dimanche. On compte sur vous !

https://apps.agorapulse.com/mobile/fanVotes/72402/start

 

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C'est tout pour aujourd'hui, mais avec Noël qui arrive, vous pensez bien qu'on aura quelques news pour vous d'ici-là. Prenez soin de vous, venez nous donner de vos news sur nos réseaux, et à très vite pour la suite de notre aventure.

 

Lucie Béluga et la Team Lady Marmelade.

 

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

THE LAST PHOTOSHOOT !

A few days ago we organized the last official photoshoot for the Lady Marmelade project. The end of the shootings paid by this very crowdfunding. Now we can finish the illustrations and as soon as the text is done, the first tome will be published with Librinova publishing and shopped to other publishers. After that we will look for a place to organize our exhibition, the very last step of the project.

 

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Ophelie is placing the final touch to the most important look : JAPAN

 

That day had a lighter tone to it, "only" two outfits and looks to shoot. The sun was here and so was the satisfaction of having been through this as a team, even when faced with so many setback throughout the past two years. I need to thank my team one last time, thanks to Sophie, Ophélie, Ophélia, Chimère, Clara et Éloïc for their patience.

 

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Louisiane look

 

All in all, this is very good news for our Kissbankers. The outfits bought during the crowdfunding are now available to those who bought them. And now that we are going to finish the illustrations for the book, we'll be able to produce the goodies and other memorabilia rewards (postcards etc). Just give us the time to get the money, so they'll be ready around the end of summer to be sent out to you. 

 

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It was a little bit difficult to write this newsletter because even though this isn't the end of this adventure, it closes a big chapter. Now, if you're a big reader like I am, you probably get this thing when ending something is frightful. It goes along with the excitement of turning pages. It's the fear of moving on from things and people, to dive into the unknown next. But nonetheless, I am very happy because it was more than time for me to focus on the book only.

 

Here's to our next chapter ! 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Photoshoot #3 ! WE'RE ALMOST THERE

Hi there beloved kissbankers ! 

as we announced to you, we're going to try and keep this one newsletter every two weeks schedule.

 

So what's new ? Well our third photoshoot was planned on April 9th, at Ophelie's place. I arrived earlier than the others so that I'd be already in my first attire of the day when the rest of the crew was finally here. 

 

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Ophélie working on my 1st look

 

When Sophie got there, we were able to shoot almost immediatly and to keep this great timing for the whole day and shoot 4 outfits !. From Middle East to India to China, talk about some serious jetlag. When one is used to our usual pace this was an amazing day and we were quite proud of ourselves.

 

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Sophie setting the "studio" while I stood there and giggled

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Ophélia working on the "India" look

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Sophie helping me with the "India" outfit corset sari dress

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Guess where Lady Marmelade is in this one !

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Last look of the day

 

Thanks to Ophélie for those cool backstage pictures

 

We just have one last shooting planned in order to finish the illustrations financed by this crowdfunding. Ophelia Lecomte worked as Ophelie's assistant for the day and as usual we need to thank Éloïc and Kotetsu for having us over. Thanks to the people who followed us live on Twitter and Periscope, we'll broadcast again during our next shooting on May's 1st !

 

In other news, I visited our agent Librinova to ask them some last minute questions before they published the first tome of Lady Marmelade's adventures. Their cute Parisian office is perfectly fit for this very warm and very client focused team. It's a little cosy place nested near the bank of La rive gauche (the litterary heart of Paris) next to l'Île de la Cité (where you can find Notre-Dame). Anyway, I loved it there, and if it weren't a working day for them all I would have stayed for hours to read the authors from their own library, sipping my tea on a comfy couch. This "we are proud of our authors" touch is malking me feel all cuddly inside. The last time I was published in a serious house, I was under the impression that I was just a number among others. At Librinova's, each quill is unique. I love them so much that I did bake them some corporate cupcakes. 

 

 

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In the next newsletter, we'll talk about the 4th (and last for a while) photoshoot, we'll also talk about the pledges and make a very cool announcement. 

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade project team.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Lots of good news

Hello fellow kissbankers,

 

You might not follow us on social media, so it is time to keep you all updated. We promised good news, this is us delivering.

 

We started shooting again (let us remind you that without those photos, Chimère can't finish his paintings, without his paintings, the book lacks its illustrations, without a complete project we cannot pitch publishers, there can't be goodies for our kissbankers nor an exhibition ). The shooting was very physical but we keep holding on. A third shooting is planned for next Saturday, please wish us luck on this one.

 

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The second shooting outfits by Clara Maeda

 

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Sophie's assistant for the day, Kotetsu

 

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Ophélie doing what she does best

 

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in between looks

 

Mostly we won a pitch contest at Paris book fair, which implies that a first edition of the first installment of Lady Marmelade's adventures will be published this summer !

 

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We'll talk about it again but in the meantime, thank you for your support and patience. None of this could have been able without you. Here's the video of the pitching session at the book fair (it's in French sorry :/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0OWLs_5rU

 

Have a nice sunday, talk to you soon !

Lucie Béluga and the rest of the Lady Marmelade's team

 

Don't hesitate to follow us on social media :

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

You get to vote !

Hi Pumpkins ! How are you ?
During the next weeks/months, we're gonna have amazing news about our Lady Marmelade project. 
 
Do you prefer : 
 
A) A small weekly newsletter 
B) A medium newsletter every 2 weeks
C) A long monthly newsletter 
D) another idea (please precise)
 
You can answer to us on FacebookTwitter, in the comments or a private message (if you are part of our Kissbankers)
Thanks, talk to you soon
 
Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team
 
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Lady Marmelade Tea Party

Often, when one writes a book, one is alone facing paper. Sometimes, when one creates such a project as Lady Marmelade, one can feel a little disheartened or powerless. Last Saturday, we held the overdue kissbankers tea party for those who chose this compensation. I can easily speak for Chimère and Sophie by saying that on this day, we were anything but alone. We truly felt each of you cheering us up through the present kissbankers. We felt rich and strong with your support. We weren't 10 at the table, but 209 ! And for someone used to scribble alone, there is no greater thing than being able to share a story with people who appreciate it. Just writing about it or sorting the pictures from Saturday makes me emotional and thankful.

 

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We held the tea party at Rose Thé in Bastille. The tea parlor was extremely patient with my all vegan menu request. It was a first for the House and quite a success for my taste buds. Corinne (who owns Rose Thé) is quite the amazing cook so it was a pretty safe bet from the start. I wanted a cosy place to hold the event, as cosy as inviting people over to my home for tea. We were lucky, not only was it very sunny that day, but also the tea parlor wasn't jammed with people.

 

 

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In between a piece of lemon fondant or chocolate cake, we showed 2 big prints of Chimère illustrations. He had come from Lille just for the day. We also presented 2 costumes of the project created by Clara Maeda and bought by crowdfunders. I was wearing a third costume, the one that would be the lightest to wear on a summer day. When it was time to leave, everyone got a gift bag with a spices mix and a jar of fresh homemade Charlotte's curd.

 

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Time went by really fast, but I think that in between the news about the project and the laughter, we did have a few minutes to talk about some other things and just enjoy this peaceful parenthesis.

 

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After this big landmark, the Lady Marmelade team needs to thank each of you again to help us bring this adventure to life. Thanks to Rose Thé. Thanks to Sarah, Laetitia, Pudding, Laurent, Emmanuel, Pierre, Lucie & Mickaël to have spent the day with us.

 

On a personal level, I also would like to thank my team who accepted this crazy challenge before we even knew it could become reality. Thx Chimère for creating such an unbelievable universe to write about. Thank you Sophie for your eyes coming from another century who can show things the way people aren't able to see them anymore. Thx to Leucosie and Clara, our brush and needle extraordinaires. We missed you on that day, but we thought fondly about you.

 

Are you ready for the next step ?

 

Lucie Béluga 

 

Ps : more pictures of the Tea Party on my facebook 

 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spices and tea for our kissbankers

Art projects are like wild animals in winter. Their rhythm slows down, while they feed on whatever it is that they harvested during the year. Lady Marmelade, is no different and hibernation time is over with fresh and positive news ! 
 
Clara brought us the last costumes of the set. Opening the bag was even more moving than the previous times as this ends a big chapter in our project. The next newsletters will present them to you chapter by chapter.
 
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For the moment, the costume photoshoot is still delayed as one of our team members still has health issues. We are taking 2 months to think about what can be done. 2 months during which Chimère is working on our awesome website and 2 months while we are going to wait for answers from literary agents we started pitching. We will get into more details later.
 
Meanwhile, the kissbankers who chose a kit featuring several souvenirs from Lady Marmelade's trips just received a box containing not only the curry spices shown to you previously but also spices to make their own flavored rum. Those spices are coming from La Réunion island that I got to visit recently. My room smells amazing now !
 
 
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Also going to the post office this week, a new batch of Lady Marmelade curd for the rare people who received their jar broken. We took extra care this time of the parcels to make sure you would get it in one piece.
 
As always, the incentives are shipped a few ones at a time. It is an unscheduled budget (we'll know for next time) and we can only afford so much each month.
 
Next on the list is the Tea Party, the date is set, the tea parlor reserved, the menu ordered, I can't wait to be there !
 
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Thanking you yet again for being so patients !
 
Lucie Beluga & Lady Marmelade team
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Un pot de Charlotte's Curd à gagner

For those of you who couldn't pledge on the special curd reward inspired by the novel, I just threw a little contest on my Facebook page. Win a jar of my Charlotte's curd (made out of blood oranges) to celebrate the 1000 fans of this page. A draw will be made Monday 5 @ 2pm (Paris time) between the people who shared and commented the post. 

 

There's where you need to go if you wish to win : https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga

 

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Have a nice end of the year and thanks for your support during this most hardworking year.

 

Lucie Béluga

 
PS : the curd is vegan, gluten free and almost organic
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings

The Lady Marmelade team wishes you and your families the best for the holidays

 

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ATTENTION SPOILER FOR  "GOURMET-GOURMAND" AND "SOUVENIRS SOUVENIRS" KITS 

 

We are very proud to present you Charlotte's Curd, the first batch was dispatched to the kissbankers who chose this pledge : 

 

 

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Hogwarts spirits were summoned with our handwritten wax sealed postcards (here's to my wrist which isn't used to pen writing anymore)

 

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Another package that we started sending this week : some souvenirs from Lady M's travels. Special spices mixes and recipes to know how to use them. 

 

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The next newsletter is due in 2015, but in the meantime, don't hesitate to send us some words on the project page and/or on our Facebook pages.

 

Thanks for everything, 

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Where we talk cooking and cauldrons

FOOD. With writing and the sky, as far as I can remember, it has always been an obsession, a pleasure, a passion. I was always first at the table, always last to clear up my plate. It is no coincidence, if  my first cookbook has already been published, while my novels, short stories etc are still gathering dust inside my drawers. No accidental happening either when Chimère asked me to write about his Lady Marmelade. With such a name, transforming her travels into a scrumptious Odysseus was not only logical, but also quite obvious. This probably explains better why so many pledges dealt with food. Even though we take our time to get back to our kissbankers, I wanted to tell you about a few of those special retributions. 

 

1) The cooking lesson

 

Clara Maeda's mom happily surprised me by getting this compensation. Therefore last winter, I traveled by train to Normandy with my spices satchel to give the very first cooking lesson of my life ! Initially planned for one person this lesson was to be taught in front of 5 multilingual very good cooks. Despite the challenge, I had an amazing time. We cooked a curry and some samossas in a warm and joyful atmosphere until late in the afternoon. Probably busy with the memory of this great afternoon, none of us remember where the pictures of this day eneded up hahaha. 

 

2) The picnic 

 

This summer, the awesome Élodie met me in the Vincennes woods (next to Paris) for a picnic that I am still proud of to this day. In the menu were, a grilled graffiti eggplant tower with 2 pestos and a cashew cheese, mini fennel, onion and Vegusto cheese pizzas, salads, gazpachos and smoothies. All homemade, all vegan, as Élodie is also a non omnivore like me. I think she enjoyed my selection. 

 

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3) The Take-out dinner

 

Au couple of days ago, Steven and I finally set a day for his compensation (I had been stalking and annoying him for months hahaha). I added a few surprises to my delivery and I am particularly happy because even though my "Chicken Masala" happened to be vegan, Steven told me they ate it all (and there was a lot to eat ^^) and liked it. 

 

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In a nutshell, even though things are going more slowly than in other crowdfunding projects, we are getting even, one kissbanker at a time. It is something very dear to my heart, as much as driving the Marmelade project to its final production.

 

See you next week for other cool news !

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Step #2 : Paris

After the huge newsletter that we published about Great-Britain (btw thanks for all your nice feedback , next time don't hesitate to post them here <3), we're making it a little shorter and a little more efficient with the Paris chapter. First a little intro with Leucosie's moodboard : 

 

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The first drawings from Leucosie

 

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Clara's drawing

 

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And the outfit all finished (I keep getting it out of its plastic wrap just to sigh watching it) !

 

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The matching bloomer is just adorable ! And God, this faux-cul !!

So, what do you think ?

 

I don't want to spoil anything and every time I announce something for a precise dateline I just can't keep my word. Nevertheless all my gonna say is that I can't wait for the holidays. (wink wink)

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

From sketches to final illustrations : Great-Britain

This time, no frills or fuss, we packing heat in this newsletter and show you ALL the phases of one step of the story. It is a bit tedious, but it will demonstrate how intertwined everyone's work is with each other's. 

 

Phase 1 :

 

in Lille (north of France), Chimère unveils his vision pour for chapter and the location with a first quite developed digital draft without the characters or using mock-up engravings. Smells like Jane Austen, doesn't it ?

 

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Phase 2 :

 

In Paris, I draft the chapter guidelines, the main adventures, the themes, etc. Sorry English readers <3 translation will only come once the book is done. 

 

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Phase 3 :

 

In Japan, once she's visualized Chimère's work and seen my ideas, Clara draws a sketch and finds fabric that will fit to the chapter's atmosphere.

 

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Phase 4 :

 

In Ile-de-France, after she's taken notice of the color direction and the future costume style, Leucosie creates a corresponding moodboard for make-up and hairstyle inspiration. She then draws many (like many many) sketchs and one final watercolor painting. 

 

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Phase 5 :

 

Clara then hand makes the outfit and sends it to France. 

 

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Phase 6 :

 

(those are a bit blurry because they are screen captures from our future making-of) We all gather in a Normandy studio to shoot the costumes. I am really lucky to get to wear the various outfits and to get Leucosie to do my hair and make-up according to her sketches. What a one-of-a-kind opportunity !

 

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Sophie, our photographer, then proceeds to 2 different photo-shoots per outfit :

 

One in front of a white screen, under the artistic direction of Chimère. He knows what light and what posture he needs, to later incorporate the result in his illustrations.

 

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One in front of a red velvet screen. There Sophie is a bit more free and the idea is to use those as 19th century portraits.

 

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Phase 7 :

 

Once Chimère has selected the ones he preferred, Sophie post-prods the pictures.

 

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Phase  8 : TADA !!!! 

 

Chimère finalizes his illustrations (in this one, the umbrella needs to change). Our long delays, enables him to make other unplanned illustrations (to present the chapters, or to illustrate the middle of a paragraph etc.).

 

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Phase 9 :

 

I can finish my writing, enriched with everyones's previous ideas.

 

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Étape 10 :

 

Chimère designs the chapter format with all these element (as were big meanies, we'll show you that another time ;) ) 

 

Étape 11:

 

As we don't have all the pictures yet, we haven't been trough this last phase. That's when we can use the final products to send the book to publishers and at last but not least to our dear kissbankers, create postcards and other cool goodies. Don't worry those will come !

 

We would have loved to show you all this from the beginning. Nonetheless, as we are all five of us crazy artsy people, with a thousand ideas per minute, this process isn't as tidy as shown above, and most times we work on different phases for different chapters at the same moment, which is very messy. For most chapters, we are still stuck at step 5 so we still have a LOT of work ahead of us. 

 

Don't hesitate if you have any questions. 

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Postal excitement, team spirit and ... yet another delay :(

Let's start with the good news first, we received Clara's second parcel a few days ago. We now have 7 complete outfits out of 10 !! It's always such a privilege to receive something from Japan, yet there is a special kind of excitement when one opens a Clara Maeda's parcel. From the effort put into the packaging, to the neat and delicate writing of the address, to the sweet pink tissue paper protecting her creations. And then, you get to discover the costumes in the flesh, em I mean in the fabric. Even after seeing them in pictures (yes ,we do plan on showing them to you eventually ! ), the sight is quite impressive. The flawless craftsmanship, the cutting precision and the finishing touches are juste astonishing. Each step of this project, makes me thankful to work with artists as talented as Clara !

 

The designer hatching her creations until the very last moment !

 

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The recipient, quite overwhelmed :

 

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A little sneak pic of the wonderful content : 

 

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Let's switch to the less enjoyable piece of news. A member of our team has serious health problems, so we are now forced to postpone the 2nd photoshoot (planned for this weekend). Usually, we don't share the personal reasons for our delays. Yet, this time we had specified the date in a previous newsletter, and this was to be a pretty big step for us. We asked ourselves, if we should replace the person on the photoshoot set. Yet even if we're geographically challenged, we are a really cohesive team and we care about respecting each other's life rhythms. Whether our problems come from bad health, bad finances, or family issues, each of us has at some point in the timeline had a hard time. It comes with long project territories. But we started together and think that going on with one member short would be too tough on us. So this replacement question was unjustified. What is curious, is that this same question comes a few times in the novel. Here is not the time or place to unleash spoilers on anyone, but let's say that one learns a lot from one's characters. This is why we decided to prolong the waiting and delay this photoshoot. It will be rescheduled in 1 or 2 months. But you can count on us to keep you updated, we now start to have quite a lot of content to keep us and you busy.

 

In the meantime, please send kisses and support messages to our missing member, we'll forward them all. And thanks again for your ongoing patience !

 

Lucie Béluga and the Lady Marmelade team.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Leucosie's moodboard #1 Great Britain

After our first shooting, Leucosie wanted to disclose her inspirations and the way she works in order to bring Charlotte's character to life.
 
"I had written a little about that during the Paris 1900 newsletter, but I wanted to focus a little more on the second step of my assignment. 
 
Creative process :
When my intensive research phase is over, I then have to select, file and organize all the data I found in the various exhibitions and movies I have seen... 
 
My task for the Lady Marmelade project is a little different than what I usually have to do. Indeed, until now, everytime I had to create make-ups or hairdos was for costume makers campaigns or stylists. I had to conceive one only look for one model, for a unique photoshoot in quite a short time of reflexion.
 
For our project, the challenge is to create ten different styles while keeping a given cohesion between them, and harmonize them with Clara's costumes while respecting Chimère's universe.
 
To do so, I documented myself both on traditional costumes from the 19th century in the various countries visited by Charlotte, inspiring myself from paintings and fashion engravings... I also watched a lot of modern movies just to get a global vision of what remains in the collective psyche about those times. Once I've accumulated enough data and feel a little more enlightened about my artistic direction, I start to file the various data in big moodboards, pinning and gluing, the most inspiring images. For Lady Marmelade, we therefore have 10 moodboards, one for each country where the action is set.
 
Great-Britain moodbard :
 
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" It is the country the story starts in. It also represents the first rebellious move from the well-raised Charlotte, away from the parental authority.
To translate those wealthy families atmosphere, I found a lot of influences in the BBC adaptations of Jane Austen, drawing from her heroins. I also looked into Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as John Everett Millais, Lawrence Alma-Tadema or John William Waterhouse...
At last but not least, I documented myself about 19th century hairdos in old fashion leaflets that can be found on the Internet. I was going for a bun but I wanted it to reflect the British etiquette our main character is subjected to."
 
Soon we'll disclose a second moodboard ! We hope you enjoyed this one !
Monday, September 29, 2014

Les premiers shootings !

Summer has been long and fruitful for our team and since we all work on various projects, it went by very fast. Thus a new lack of newsletters and delays in the incentive process. Luckily, Leucosie has been the best ally and has documented our first shooting in July perfectly. Since we just set the date of the second shooting in November (planning is so difficult and the studio is in Normandy), here is Leucosie's account : 

 

" The day started very early in order to pick the rest of the team and drive all the way to Normandy. Once there and since we had little time, the team split into smaller groups, one half prepping the "studio" and me transforming Lucie into Charlotte Marmelade. We had so many things to do that we didn't even had the time to take a real lunch together to try Lucie's delicious vegan dishes, we took turns in the kitchen.
 
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We photographed the England outfit as well as the Far-west dress, but we had to leave the Middle-East outfit aside and benefit from the fact the whole team was there to record interviews and videos for our backers.
 
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There you go, here's a little screenshot from the making-of,
up: Chimère and Lucie,
sitting : Leucosie and Sophie.
Clara (our awesome costume maker) couldn't be there as she was in Japan at the time.
 
After this day, I believe our team is even more welded together and motivated, we are all eager to get to the next step.
 
For those of you wanting to see more of this day, you can also check out, Lucie Béluga vines from this day.
Don't hesitate to leave us comments on the main page.
 
 
 
Our team would like to thank Philippe, Éloïc and the Lacaille's family for making this epic day easier !
 
 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Des machines à vapeur aux technologies 2.0

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Un des autres aspects techniques de l'écriture du roman concerne les machines. En grande fan de Jules Verne et ayant eu dans mon ascendance de très grands bricoleurs, bidouilleurs et autres gens manuels qui créent et réparent,  je voulais pour accompagner Charlotte, le personnage d'un inventeur. Kowaretasan est apparu à la fin de l'été dernier et plus j'avance avec ce personnage, plus j'ai pour lui une tendresse intense. Pourquoi un Japonais ? Il fallait quelqu'un aux antipodes du personnage principal, au sens géographique autant que pour le caractère : là où Charlotte est impulsive, naïve et immature, Ko-san est sage et patient. Récemment, deux personnes réelles ont enrichi la trame de ce personnage.Tout d'abord Crabfu, étudiant américain qui crée des petits robots fonctionnant à la vapeur et Noriho Tanaka, un homme qui accumule les choses inutiles dans l'idée qu'un jour elles pourront servir. Je vous laisse les découvrir : 
 
 
 
J'ai adoré explorer les rouages des engins à vapeur pour imaginer des inventions qui aideraient à faire progresser l'intrigue. Bien sûr, n'étant pas ingénieure, il y a énormément de choses que je ne comprends pas. Dans ces cas-là, les auteurs, qui ne sont pas des experts en tous mais des curieux universels font appel à des consultants. J'ai beaucoup de chance parce que des as de la mécanique, j'en ai quelques uns autour de moi. En parlant avec mon grand frère qui pilote des baleines volantes (plutôt amusant pour une famille nommée Béluga, non ? Et avec Axel qui les répares (ouais je sais, c'est cool "réparateur de baleine volante" comme boulot), j'ai pu avoir quelques "notions" aéronautiques puisque pas mal de moments charnières de l'histoire vont se passer dans les airs.. Je ne vous cache pas qu'il reste encore du boulot, mais je travaille dur sur ces aspects ! Boulon après boulon, j'essaie de rendre l'histoire plus cohérente, j'espère que vous en apprécierez les détails. 
 
 
La mystérieuse troisième tenue 
 
Cette tenue concerne un passage très spécial de l'histoire, je n'ai pas arrêté de revenir en arrière dessus, sans savoir où le placer, avant ou après le 4ème chapitre. À ce jour, il n'est toujours pas terminé alors qu'il arrive très tôt dans le déroulement des événements ! C'est un moment particulier parce que les graines de relations qui vont ensuite germer entre les personnages sont semées durant les épreuves qu'ils rencontrent à  ce moment-ci. Mon indécision a fait que c'est également la dernière pièce que Clara a dessiné. Il s'agit de la tenue que nous appelons pour le moment "Parachute".
 
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 Elle se compose de chutes d'un ballon volant et de morceaux de la tenue précédente, la tenue parisienne. J'adore sa dégaine légèrement steampunk et les accessoires que nous avons prévus pour l'accessoiriser vont donner à Charlotte un petit air moins lady et plus débrouillarde. Vous rappelez vous du croquis de Chimère avec l'autruche ?  C'est dans cette tenue que notre héroïne fera sa "ballade". Mais comment s'est elle fourrée dans ce pétrin-là ? En attendant de tout vous révéler, vos pronostiques nous intéressent ! 
 
 
Le site web !
 
Nous sommes très fiers de vous présenter le site du projet concocté par les petites mains de Chimère.
 
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Il a essentiellement été créé pour que des personnes moins habituées aux réseaux sociaux ou peu à l'aise sur le site de kisskissbankbank puissent retrouver les mêmes informations qu'ici.
 
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N'hésitez-pas si vous avez des recommandations ou des suggestions à nous laisser un commentaire ! Une page est évidemment dédiée à nos contributeurs. Il restera les remerciements vidéos et ceux du livre, mais nous apprécions ce moment qui nous aura à nouveau permis de penser à chacun de vous.
 
 
 
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Comme nous vous l'avions annoncé dans une newletter précédente, 2 tenues du projet défileront ce dimanche à l'événement Lolita Following Alice.
 
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Les places ayant été soldout longtemps avant la proposition qui nous a été faite, nous n'avons pas jugé nécessaire de donner d'autres détails. En revanche, nous aurons l'occasion d'avoir quelques jolies photos prises ce jour-là et promis, nous n'attendrons pas 2000 ans avant de vous les montrer. Les contreparties avancent, on en reparle d'ailleurs dans 2 newsletters, mais nous sommes vraiment pris par l'organisation du shooting #1. Par ailleurs, la plupart des contributeurs de la tea party n'étant pas disponibles fin juillet, nous sommes contraints de repousser celle-ci à la fin de l'été.
 
Nous vous tenons au courant de la suite très rapidement, au menu : des gourmandises et des pigments cosmétiques :)
 
Lucie et le reste de la Team Marmelade 
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Ophélie s'empare de la newsletter et vous fait visiter la ville spectacle

Pour poursuivre le sujet « inspiration » lancé par Lucie Béluga, c’est à mon tour de prendre la parole.

Je voulais vous parler de l’exposition : «Paris 1900, la ville spectacle » que j’ai visité dans le cadre de mes recherches make-up et coiffure pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade.
 
Habituellement lorsque je travaille sur de gros projets tels que celui-ci, où il est nécessaire de concevoir plusieurs concepts de personnages, il m’est presque impossible de sortir un croquis dès le départ. Il me faut me conditionner afin d’entrer dans un état créatif intense.
Pour cela, une fois que le projet est définit, les premières semaines sont consacrées à la documentation et la réflexion. En effet, de façon plus ou moins consciente, mon cerveau « se met en mode éponge ». C'est-à-dire que je vais penser au projet quasiment tout le temps, absorbant (telle une éponge) diverses informations, que je vais ensuite « digérer » et transformer avant de les ressortir sous une nouvelle forme et de m’en servir pour créer mes personnages.
Mes influences peuvent être très variées, passant de l’antiquité à nos jours, de l’Art (peinture, cinéma, photographie) à l’Histoire (costume, coiffure, maquillage d’époque). Concrètement cela peut aussi bien être « la tunique fleurie de ma voisine de palier », qui va me donner l’idée d’utiliser une couronne de fleurs pour une coiffure ; comme tableau de Manet, qui me soufflerait que pour tel look, c’est un blush rosée qu’il me faut. Bref non seulement je me documente beaucoup, mais en plus j’ouvre mon esprit et observe tout ce qui m’entoure.
C’est donc dans cette disposition d’esprit que j’ai entamé mes recherches concernant notre Lady Marmelade. Et pour ce projet la difficulté résidait dans le fait qu’il s’agit d’une histoire se déroulant à la fois au 19éme siècle et dans un univers fantastique, il faut donc allier une part d’historique et de moderne, de fantastique et de réalisme afin de rendre notre Charlotte à la fois crédible et attractive. Il me fallait donc déterminer le bon dosage entre l’un et l’autre pour créer un équilibre.
 
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C’est donc durant cette période de rechercher que j’ai eu l’occasion de visiter cette exposition : « Paris 1900, la ville spectacle » qui se tient actuellement au Petit Palais de la ville de Paris.
 
Aux premiers abords le rapprochement avec notre projet, n’est pas évident puisque une bonne cinquantaine d’années les sépare. Mais pourtant, ce sont précisément toutes les mutations qui s’opèrent à cette époque, qui va influencer le monde dans lequel évolue Charlotte.
 
Cette Exposition dédiée aux années fastes de la capitale, nous présente ce qui a fait sa gloire. Il faut se souvenir que le monde est en pleine évolution à cette période-là, les transports se développent, et les progrès technologiques sont considérables. Et comme les grandes nations rivalisent dans la mise en scène de leur puissance, ils osent penser et créer « innovations » les plus folles.
A cette époque déjà Paris tient le rôle de Capitale de la mode et du bon goût avec son fameux « Chic Parisien », ce qui en fait une destination de rêves pour les riches héritières.
En parallèle avec le progrès technologique, on célèbre l’avènement des renouveaux artistiques aux quatre coins de la ville Lumière, tout en mettant l’accent sur le divertissement et le spectacle.
Ville avant-gardiste, où la fête ne finit jamais, Paris rayonne à travers le monde, et sujet de tous les fantasmes, elle va nourrir l’imaginaire collectif pour les siècles à venir.
 
Voici quelques photographies que j’ai prises durant l’exposition, et la façon dont elles inspirent ma réflexion pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade.
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Affiches du début du 19ème Siècle :
 
Photo en Haut à Gauche :
Affiche Allemande pour l’Exposition Universelle de 1900.
Comment ne pas penser à notre Lady Marmelade, en voyant cette belle rouquine voyageant en montgolfière ?
Une lointaine ancêtre de Charlotte certainement.
 
En bas à droite :
Affiche pour une des attractions phare de l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, le « Ballon Cinéorama », qui est le tout premier spectacle de cinéma immersif. C’est une « salle » de cinéma avec un écran qui en fait tout le tour, au centre se trouve une plateforme surélevée, qui donne aux spectateurs, l’illusion d’effectuer un voyage en nacelle, avec pour destination Paris en vue panoramique, la grande place de Bruxelles, la mer en furie, les combats dans les ruines de Carthage, la traversée du désert avec les caravanes …
Dès le début de 19eme siècle, l’Europe se passionne pour les voyages en orient. Rien de bien étonnant alors au fait que notre Lady en fuite n’hésite pas alors à parcourir le monde. On peut imaginer qu’elle a grandi avec les récits de ces voyages.
 
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Portrait :
Tout comme sur les affiches ci-dessus, ces portraits de femmes, sont des images d’inspiration générale, qui me servent à capter l’essence et le style de l’époque.
 
Bien que le Style Français diffère un peu de celui Anglais, il présente également des similitudes. Chaque pays influençant l’autre, tout comme un courant artistique ou stylistique antérieure joue forcément sur celui qui suit.
 
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Costumes 19èmes siècles :
La matière est une chose à laquelle je fais particulièrement attention quand j’imagine un personnage. En effet je ne concevrais et n’utiliserais pas les mêmes produits suivant les différents textiles dans lesquels sont fabriqués les vêtements ; car il faut conserver une certaines unité entre l’habillement, la coiffure et le maquillage.
 
Pour Lady Marmelade, Clara m’a déjà envoyer des photos de ses tissus, mais il est parfois difficile de se rendre compte exactement du rendu au travers d’une image figée.
Voir ces pièces exposées m’a donc permis de me faire une idée un peu plus précises du style que devait avoir Charlotte.
 
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Inspirations diverses :
 
Enfin ce dernier Pêle-mêle, est un extrait des tableaux présentés durant l’exposition qui m’ont particulièrement plu, et dont certains détails m’ont inspiré.
 
Par exemple pour le tableau en haut au centre : « Une larme pour une goutte d’eau » de Luc-Olivier Merson, illustrant un passage du roman de Victor Hugo, « Notre –Dame de Paris », c’est la coiffure d’Esméralda secourant Quasimodo qui a attiré mon attention.
 
Sur l’affiche du spectacle de Revue « Féminissima », c’est la coiffure « fleurie » ainsi que les joues très blushées.
 
Soyez attentif, peut-être les retrouverez- vous parant Lady Marmelade.
 
J’espère que ce petit aperçu vous aura intéressé, il n’est pas aisé pour moi de parler de mon processus créatif, tant certaines choses se font de façon quasi-inconscientes, ou instinctives. Tout comme je ne pourrais vous expliquer pourquoi quand je fais mes croquis de recherche, il y’a un moment où je sais avec certitude que c’est celui-ci qu’il me faut utiliser pour donner vie au projet, et non celui d’à côté.
 
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Si cela vous plait on va essayer de motiver les autres membres de l'équipe à vous écrire des mots doux. Nous nous sommes vues avec Ophélie pour valider ou modifier les coiffures et les maquillages, pour qu'elle finalise les croquis qui seront offerts aux contributeurs. Avec ces recherches elle en est déjà à plus d'une trentaine de croquis ! Le tout fera l'objet de 2 autres newsletters. Sinon, concernant l'organisation pour les contreparties, on attend toujours le retour des contributeurs sur les croquis et la Tea Party pour vous donner des dates et des détails. Le pique-nique choisi par une contributrice a lieu le 21 juin et le repas pour 2 devrait ne pas tarder non plus (poke @Steven) je suis sûre que les menus que j'ai concocté vous feront regretter de ne pas avoir choisi ces contreparties-là !

 

Lucie

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Marmelade à l'évènement Following Alice et la Tea Party des contributeurs !

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N'ayant jamais écrit de roman "historique" ou situé dans un autre temps, le plus gros challenge concernant l'écriture du roman est de réussir à trouver un ton et un phrasé juste pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade. L'histoire se déroule au 19ème siècle et suit une jeune femme d'une classe sociale plutôt élevée; Comment faire pour rendre la rendre à la fois crédible en tant que personnage d'un autre temps et accessible aux jeunes lecteurs d'aujourd'hui ? Pour cela, j'ai d'abord commencé à rédiger un document de travail qui expose qu'elles seraient les opinions (religieuses, politiques, artistiques et sociales) et influences culturelles du personnage. Il fallait qu'elle soit en avance sur son temps, tout en suivant une évolution de l'enfance à l'âge adulte. Ensuite je me suis plongée dans des ouvrages présentant le même genre de personnages à peu près à la même époque (à une cinquantaine d'années près). Ainsi dans Lady Charlotte Marmelade, on trouve un peu d'Elizabeth Bennet, de Mary Lennox, de Joséphine March ou encore d'Adèle Blanc-Sec. Concernant les expressions, j'essaie de rester le plus moderne possible en gardant quelques conventions comme le vouvoiement. Bien sûr, il y aura quelques maladresses, probablement des anachronismes, mais comme il s'agit d'une fantaisie qui frôle le fantastique, je pense que l'on ne m'en voudra pas trop à ce sujet.
 
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Le 2ème croquis de Clara
 
Après l'Angleterre découvrez aujourd'hui la tenue parisienne de Lady Marmelade. Il s'agit dans l'histoire, d'une tenue offerte par l'hôtesse de Charlotte qui aurait appartenu à une danseuse de cabaret. Cachée dans le Montmartre bohème, Charlotte découvre qu'à Paris comme à Rome, on se doit de faire comme les autochtones. Pour cette tenue, Clara a imaginé une jupe en trompe l'oeil qui parait normale sur le devant mais s'ouvre à l'arrière. La tenue présente une mini-tournure ainsi qu'une longue culotte en coton à volants, et une traîne en tissu léger et transparent. Le tout comportant des touches de rouge représentant une première percée dans un monde et une féminité d'adulte. 
 
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Les premières tenues en exclusivité en juillet !!!
 
L'information vient de tomber, à l'occasion de la manifestation Lolita "Following Alice" le 6 juillet prochain, Clara Maeda fera défiler trois des tenues du projet Marmelade ! Il s'agit d'un événement qui n'était pas prévu initialement, mais nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir vous montrer en chair et en tissus que le projet avance bel et bien !
 
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La Tea Party Lady Marmelade !
 
Préparez vos plus belles tenues et révisez vos meilleures manières ! Comme ces costumes seront sur Paris en juillet, nous allons tenter (en fonction des dates de chacun bien entendu) d'organiser la Tea Party parisienne à ce moment-là. Les contributeurs ayant sélectionné cette contrepartie vont recevoir un lien avec un doodle afin de renseigner leurs disponibilités. Une possibilité de faire 2 petites tea parties au cas où une seule date ne pourrait convenir à tout le monde à été envisagée.  Dans tous les cas nous feront au mieux pour vous offrir quelques heures charmantes et gourmandes. Nous réfléchissons à des animations sympathiques à proposer au salon de thé, toute suggestion est bienvenue !
 
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Voilà pour cette semaine !
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where we talk trains and lolita gowns (finally)

From this newsletter on, we will try to talk a little bit about inspiration. Indeed, since showing my dirty drafts and random excerpts would not be really interesting, I have selected for the weeks to come some of the story's most direct inspirations. Hope this will make up for the delay. Then you will get some news about the costumes (more precisely the sketches) and will finally get to see Clara's first creation.

 

A BEWITCHING TRAIN

 

Way before the Hogwarts Express, another train used to fuel writers imagination with its magical aura. Exotic and mysterious destinations, an extraordinary comfort, opulent was the word. This palace on rails, by merging space (inner and outer) was a melting pot for both humans and feelings. Pretty soon, it became the "imaginary" playground for murders, love stories and many adventures.

 

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When I was little, I was much more used to planes and other magic brooms. That explains why on a heated summer, reading in a dusty attic instead of suntanning on a beach, when i discovered this train in my dear friend Agatha's universe. I fell completely and irrevocably in love with it. When I started traveling on my own, I would always chose trains and my writing was quickly on board with that decision. The clattering of the rails as a lullaby, the landscapes fluctuating along the thoughts, I have never written better than in a rolling train car. Still, I never had the chance to enter my famous crush, at best had we caught a glimpse of each other one day in la Gare de l'Est.

 

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Long before the schedule of its exhibition at the l'Institut du Monde Arabe, the Orient Express had come to Chimère and my mind for one of the fragments of our Lady's voyage. So when the train appeared, opened and welcoming on Jussieu square, I could not resist : I took my little notebooks and went scribbling a few words of the novel in this unbelievable setting. Not many though because of course, guards watch out for lunatics of my type and they made sure I wasn't settling there. Enough to put some lasting glitters in my eyes and at night to run miles of texts about the clear path of the oh so dim chapter 9.

 

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If you ever come to Paris before the end of summer, go to see this exhibition, you'll see, the Orient Express is magic and a fuel for ideas.

 

To know more about the Orient Express exhibition click here.

 

THE SKETCHES

 

We've been criticized about the lack of pictures available so far. As a matter of fact, we do have a lot already, for instance, all the costume sketches. Still it is very complex to know what to show and when. We feel that it is only normal to show them to the people who pledged for them first. How does the sketches selection occur ? Just like the costumes, our kissbankers are contacted one by one, the person who pledged first gets first choice etc. It is a long process because we do not wish to rush our kissbankers and since Clara's pictures are to die for, they are having a pretty hard time choosing.

 

 

 

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Leucosie has almost finished the make-up and hair sketches, she had to see Clara's sketches to be able to finish her own work. We have scheduled a meeting to check them out together in a few days.

 

CLARA'S FIRST SKETCH

 

In the meantime, it is my pleasure to present Clara's first sketch which is what Lady Marmelade wears at the beginning of the adventure. As a well-to-do family daughter, fresh and naive, she displays an outfit full of ruffles in tones of powder pink and cream, which reflect her youth and the influence of her social background on her upbringing. Very much inspired by the Lolita style, this outfit will please Clara's fans with its classical shape and the finesse of it small details (the puff sleeves pleats, the delicate bows...).

 

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PLANNING AHEAD

 

I still don't know if we should show you one sketch at a time. They all have their own universe and it seems almost barbaric to just shove them all in your face at once. Would you be interested (just for the 10 sketches) to receive more than one newsletter per week or would than be too much ? In other news, Chimere is working on a nice little website for the project, for those who do not enjoy social medias.

 

Anyway catch the next newsletter for more news about Lady Marmelade. (Hopefully our layout problem will have solved, I am currently recruiting house elves).

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Where the hell did she go ?

Because writing also means living and living is to keep holding on even in the difficult moments of life, I had to momentarily step back from the social medias. However, let it be known that the Marmelade project is in no way on pause or that the team is just basking in the sun enjoying your pledges. :) We're far far from that ! I thought about sending three smaller theme-centered messages but since I wouldn't want to frustrate anyone any longer, here's everything you need to know so that you can pick any information you'd need.

 

THE BOOK(S)

The novel is going slower than planned because I spend most of my days writing to pay the rent. But the good thing, is that it is going very well. We are also trying to assemble documents in order to create a future exhibition portfolio that visitors will be able to order online. I also started to write the little "how to get published" since before shopping a manuscript around, one needs to know how to write a manuscript. Indeed, it seemed useful to give you a few tips to get started and not give up on your future book. As I will explain in the preface, I am of course far from being an expert ! Yet I've tried to get published for a while and succeeded in that accumulating many mistakes. This guide will list them to make you save time. The idea behind those guides is to provide comfort and motivational guidance for your own projects.

 

THE COSTUMES

All the drafts have been drawn by Clara Maeda, and soon enough you will be able to get an exclusive look at them. We took measurements and did our first fittings through skype since Clare lives in Japan. It was fun in a way to tell that we had a meeting with the other side of the planet at one in the morning. Internet makes time difference very easy ! The working corset was incredibly comfortable ! I can't even begin to imagine how the final pieces will be wonderful. For the next fittings, we have been lucky enough to catch our costume maker during a flash trip to France. Again the pieces point toward final masterpieces.

 

THE INCENTIVES

When we met I took a chance to give the cooking lesson I owed to Clara's family. A very happy day folding samossas (creole dish) and teaching them an Indian recipe. Every one participated and I believe my "students" where quite happy with this experience. It made me want to go back to cooking a little and I hope that I will be able to tell you more about that in the future.

 

Other incentives reached their Kissbankers, Pierre chose the notebook in which I will write for him a manuscript version of the story. Iman got her cushions etc.

 

In the next few weeks, I will finish my recipe for the vegan curd and keep working on the novel.

 

Of course, since the project is taking longer than we drafted, if you are no longer satisfied or wish to get your pledge back, I am more than inclined to make sure we reach an arrangement. We want to produce a perfect labor and not a sloppy project which implies everyone takes his or her time. We are particularly happy of the freedom you all offered to us through this campaign and we WILL make sure that the results hold up to your expectation and patience. We will now send you a weekly newsletter so keep an eye open for us

 

There you go, talk to you soon and may I had a kiss on both of your considerate cheeks !

 

Lucie Béluga and the rest of the lady Marmelade team.

 

PS : If anyone out there had a Mac Adobe suite to lend to me, we could get back to a more Lady Marmelade like layout for our Gazettes ! (Don't worry we'll get there soon).

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The FINAL COUNTDOWN

Tomorrow at 4pm30 (Paris time) we will end 43 days of an epic funding.

We laughed, we cried, we discovered some truly amazing people, ready to help us, no matter how. Thanks to you, we almost reached our second goal that was to collect enough to print our paintings. We collected 400 euros in a week out of the  620 we need even though you had already given us everything. 

 

During this last day, don't hesitate to share the page link again, not to ask you friends to participate, but by pride, because this project, is now your project.

 

So congratulations to all and to all a thank you as long and mythical as the journey ahead of Lady Marmelade. 

 

 

 

ps : we'll soon be back with the incentive planning.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

And now ? D-6

I will never thank you enough for your devotion, not only did we reach our initial goal, but we also collected enough money to pay for kisskissbankbank fees. Now, you can still help us. A lot of people still haven't participated and we still have a lot of incentives left. 
 
At this moment, the next money we're going to collect is for our artist Chimère so that we can print his awesome illustrations; Ideally, we would need about 620 € (Or else, we will have to compromise and choose smaller sizes of print)
 
 
Would enyone be interested in pre-buying a print as an incentive? 
 
*255 € to print 10 illustrations sized 60x20 cm (24 euros a print +5% for kkbb )
ou
*410 € to print  10 illustrations sized 90x30 cm (39 euros a print  +5% for kkbb )
ou 
*620 € to print  10 illustrations sized 120x40 cm (59 euros a print  +5% for kkbb )
 
Have a nice day
 
And as just for our  honorables donators, here is another piece of the exhibition. It will be modified but I can't resist and share it with you anyway. 
 
Lmfarwest
 
 
 
 
Monday, August 05, 2013

MERCI

Thank you

For this participation to our little card castle. 

For following us, eyes wide shut, when honnestly we sometimes didn't know where we would even go.

For supporting a relentless spam on each network we were. 

For bearing when everything would get on my nerves, when my schedule would change at the last minute, my bitten nails, and my vegan food litanies.

For not taking personnaly those same nerves when I would become slighty tyrannical with my requests for you to pledge here.

For broadcasting our voices beyong our family and friends circles.

For having us laugh and breath when the air was getting thinner and burnt our eyes.

For giving when you had almost nothing.

For pledging a second or a third time, commenting, liking when we needed you to.

For believing when others just ignored.

 

Thanks to you, this is the beginning of an amazing adventure, a journey that is not only that of our favorite ginger lady. I hope that this story, this exhibition may even change a few lives.

 

I will never be able to thank you enough, but whoever you are, if you read this, please know that I love you, as I most rarely say it. 

 

Lucie Béluga and the rest of project Marmelade's team.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

12 jours

Il reste 12 jours. 12 jours pour réaliser un rêve qui implique maintenant plus d'une centaines de personnes. Si on réussit, je m'engage à vous faire voyager avec une histoire qui sera à la hauteur de votre soutien. De vous faire sourire, rire et peut-être même avoir la larmichette à l'oeil. Celle que l'on a lorsque l'on termine les dernières pages d'un livre que l'on a adoré et que l'on quitte à regret des personnages qui nous ont donné envie de nous dépasser. Je m'engage à vous aider à réaliser vos rêves à vous. À vous porter de la même manière que vous nous aurez soutenus sur ce projet. Si vous croyez en nous, n'hésitez pas à convaincre vos proches de participer, même un peu. Un petit don qui pourrait nous faire aller très loin.