Les voyages extraordinaires de Lady Marmelade

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

La couverture ! Les premières pages ! Enfin !!!

<p> Hello les kissbankers.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Nous ne vous oublions pas, j&#39;ai travaill&eacute; dur et que ce soit Charlotte, Chim&egrave;re ou moi, nous en avons parcouru du chemin pour arriver &agrave; ce jour assez touchant o&ugrave; vous d&eacute;couvrez enfin la couverture et les premi&egrave;res pages que vous auriez d&ucirc; recevoir depuis longtemps. Le choix du jour n&#39;est pas anodin, c&#39;est non seulement la f&ecirc;te des mamans et la mienne a attendu tr&egrave;s longtemps que cette histoire de Lady farfelue donne quelque chose de concret. C&#39;est par ailleurs le weekend o&ugrave; mon amie Aude, qui a &eacute;t&eacute; une des grandes contributrices du projet c&eacute;l&egrave;bre son propre mariage. J&#39;avais envie de leur d&eacute;dier &agrave; toutes les deux ce premier chapitre.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Nous arrivons &agrave; l&#39;avant derni&egrave;re ligne droite du projet, o&ugrave; la pr&eacute;publication devient imminente. J&#39;ai le mois dernier rencontr&eacute; l&#39;&eacute;ditrice qui collabore avec Librinova pour me permettre de retravailler ces pages une premi&egrave;re fois. J&#39;&eacute;tais tr&egrave;s excit&eacute;e car elle a longtemps oeuvr&eacute; pour Robert Laffont et notamment certains best-sellers de la collection R&#39;, grande r&eacute;f&eacute;rence fran&ccedil;aise en terme de romans de Young Adult. C&#39;est un privil&egrave;ge de pouvoir &ecirc;tre suivie par une professionnelle de cette &eacute;chelle. J&#39;esp&egrave;re que vous pourrez constater mes progr&egrave;s d&#39;un tome &agrave; l&#39;autre, en attendant, il me reste de nombreuses heures en quarantaine &agrave; la biblioth&egrave;que !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Vous trouverez donc dans l&#39;email fourni durant votre contribution, le pdf du d&eacute;but de l&#39;histoire de Charlotte, o&ugrave; l&#39;on d&eacute;couvre sa famille nombreuse et leur tradition de brunch dominical qui sera &agrave; l&#39;origine de toute l&#39;aventure. J&#39;esp&egrave;re que ces premi&egrave;res pages vous feront sourire. Elles peuvent donc encore changer d&#39;ici le jour o&ugrave; le livre sortira chez Librinova puis chez son &eacute;diteur final, aussi, si vous avez des commentaires, ou des suggestions, n&#39;h&eacute;sitez-pas &agrave; me les envoyer &agrave; ma nouvelle adresse email : missbelugalucie@gmail.com.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (Selon votre contribution, vous d&eacute;couvrirez &eacute;galement une playlist de musiques ayant inspir&eacute; ce d&eacute;but d&#39;histoire. L&#39;horaire de r&eacute;ception peut varier, j&#39;ai 209 emails personnalis&eacute;s &agrave; envoyer :) )</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Comme promis, vous recevez cet extrait en exclusivit&eacute; avant tout le monde. Pour cultiver un peu de myst&egrave;re pour les lecteurs qui d&eacute;couvriront l&#39;histoire au moment de la publication du tome 1, nous vous remercions de conserver ces pages pour vous et de ne pas les diffuser.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sans plus attendre : TA-DA !!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Lmcouvbook-tome1-1495811504" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/427924/LMcouvbook-tome1-1495811504.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> J&#39;esp&egrave;re que la couverture cr&eacute;&eacute;e par Chim&egrave;re vous plait autant qu&#39;au reste de notre &eacute;quipe,&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Avec &agrave; nouveau mes remerciements sinc&egrave;res pour votre attente.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga et le reste de l&#39;&eacute;quipe du projet Lady Marmelade.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> PS : Vous ne vous souvenez plus de l&#39;adresse email fournie pendant la collecte ou avez chang&eacute; d&#39;adresse depuis ? Pas de souci, contactez-moi par email ou en message priv&eacute; sur Facebook.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Friday, November 25, 2016

Librinova, Lady Marmelade dresses and other news

<p> Hello Pumpkins,&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Nous ne vous oublions pas, loin de l&agrave;, mais pour Chim&egrave;re et moi il a &eacute;t&eacute; pas mal question de travail alimentaire ces derniers mois. Chim&egrave;re a d&eacute;m&eacute;nag&eacute; de son grand Nord pour d&eacute;buter une nouvelle carri&egrave;re dans une start-up et on lui souhaite plein de bonnes choses. Sophie Boss pr&eacute;pare plein de belles choses pour 2017 et Clara est revenue du Japon pour s&#39;installer ici quelques temps. Oph&eacute;lie continue ses aquarelles sur son blog. De mon c&ocirc;t&eacute;, le livre avance bien, on esp&egrave;re vous proposer des news plus concr&egrave;tes tr&egrave;s rapidement.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> En attendant, nous avons pu remettre la tenue Japon &agrave; notre g&eacute;n&eacute;reux Kissbankers Micka&euml;l. Pudding a elle choisit de nous laisser sa tenue Inde jusqu&#39;&agrave; l&#39;expo pour &eacute;viter de l&#39;abimer.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_2567b-1480080273" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/372018/IMG_2567b-1480080273.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Autre news, Librinova, l&#39;&eacute;diteur et futur agent (on n&#39;a pas peur d&#39;anticiper les 1000 ventes !) du Tome 1 de Lady Marmelade fait partie des finalistes du Prix Cr&eacute;atrice d&#39;avenir. Entreprise cr&eacute;&eacute;e par 2 femmes vraiment tr&egrave;s inspir&eacute;es et passionn&eacute;es qui soutiennent leurs auteurs comme je ne l&#39;ai jamais vu dans le monde de l&#39;&eacute;dition dit classiques. Elles ne manquent jamais d&#39;id&eacute;es pour promouvoir la lecture, la culture et des auteurs qui n&#39;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 journ&eacute;e, vous pouvez leur laisser un vote (en 3 clics) sur ce lien avant dimanche. On compte sur vous !</p> <p> <a href="https://apps.agorapulse.com/mobile/fanVotes/72402/start" target="_blank">https://apps.agorapulse.com/mobile/fanVotes/72402/start</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d_e_cran_2016-11-20_a__19.53.07-1480067156" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/371979/Capture_d_e_cran_2016-11-20_a__19.53.07-1480067156.png" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> C&#39;est tout pour aujourd&#39;hui, mais avec No&euml;l qui arrive, vous pensez bien qu&#39;on aura quelques news pour vous d&#39;ici-l&agrave;. Prenez soin de vous, venez nous donner de vos news sur nos r&eacute;seaux, et &agrave; tr&egrave;s vite pour la suite de notre aventure.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga et la Team Lady Marmelade.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Sunday, May 15, 2016

THE LAST PHOTOSHOOT !

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> A few days ago we organized <strong>the last official photoshoot for the Lady Marmelade project.</strong> 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.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="Img_0492f-1463341104" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/316699/IMG_0492f-1463341104.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Ophelie is placing the final touch to the most important look : JAPAN</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> That day had a lighter tone to it, &quot;only&quot; 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, Oph&eacute;lie, Oph&eacute;lia, Chim&egrave;re, Clara et &Eacute;lo&iuml;c for their patience.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="Img_0505f-1463341133" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/316700/IMG_0505f-1463341133.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Louisiane look</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> All in all, this is very good news for our Kissbankers.<strong> 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&#39;ll be able to produce the goodies and other memorabilia rewards (postcards etc).</strong> Just give us the time to get the money, so they&#39;ll be ready around the end of summer to be sent out to you.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="Photo_sophie-1463341215" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/316701/photo_sophie-1463341215.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> It was a little bit difficult to write this newsletter because even though this isn&#39;t the end of this adventure, it closes a big chapter. Now, if you&#39;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&#39;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.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Here&#39;s to our next chapter !&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team.</p>
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Photoshoot #3 ! WE'RE ALMOST THERE

<p> Hi there beloved kissbankers !&nbsp;</p> <p> as we announced to you, we&#39;re going to try and keep this one newsletter every two weeks schedule.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So what&#39;s new ? Well our third photoshoot was planned on April 9th, at Ophelie&#39;s place. I arrived earlier than the others so that I&#39;d be already in my first attire of the day when the rest of the crew was finally here.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_4835-1461167970" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306840/IMG_4835-1461167970.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Oph&eacute;lie working on my 1st look</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="12992026_10154082618334210_1772820816_ob-1461168439" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306843/12992026_10154082618334210_1772820816_ob-1461168439.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Sophie setting the &quot;studio&quot; while I stood there and giggled</em></p> <p> <img alt="12986778_10154082618314210_129349761_ob-1461168467" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306844/12986778_10154082618314210_129349761_ob-1461168467.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Oph&eacute;lia working on the &quot;India&quot; look</em></p> <p> <img alt="12962647_10154082618239210_662767142_ob-1461168517" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306845/12962647_10154082618239210_662767142_ob-1461168517.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Sophie helping me with the &quot;India&quot; outfit corset sari dress</em></p> <p> <img alt="13000626_10154082618259210_1447143489_ob-1461168582" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306847/13000626_10154082618259210_1447143489_ob-1461168582.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Guess where Lady Marmelade is in this one !</em></p> <p> <img alt="12970535_10154082618244210_2063745816_ob-1461168551" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306846/12970535_10154082618244210_2063745816_ob-1461168551.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Last look of the day</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks to Oph&eacute;lie for those cool backstage pictures</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We just have one last shooting planned in order to finish the illustrations financed by this crowdfunding. Ophelia Lecomte worked as Ophelie&#39;s assistant for the day and as usual we need to thank &Eacute;lo&iuml;c and Kotetsu for having us over. Thanks to the people who followed us live on Twitter and Periscope, we&#39;ll broadcast again during our next shooting on May&#39;s 1st !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In other news, I visited our agent Librinova to ask them some last minute questions before they published the first tome of Lady Marmelade&#39;s adventures. Their cute Parisian office is perfectly fit for this very warm and very client focused team. It&#39;s a little cosy place nested near the bank of La rive gauche (the litterary heart of Paris) next to l&#39;&Icirc;le de la Cit&eacute; (where you can find Notre-Dame). Anyway, I loved it there, and if it weren&#39;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 &quot;we are proud of our authors&quot; 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&#39;s, each quill is unique. I love them so much that I did bake them some corporate cupcakes.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d_e_cran_2016-04-14_a__17.13.29-1461167548" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/306835/Capture_d_e_cran_2016-04-14_a__17.13.29-1461167548.png" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In the next newsletter, we&#39;ll talk about the 4th (and last for a while) photoshoot, we&#39;ll also talk about the pledges and make a very cool announcement.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade project team.</p>
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Lots of good news

<p> <strong>Hello fellow kissbankers, </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>We started shooting again&nbsp;</strong>(let us remind you that without those photos, Chim&egrave;re can&#39;t finish his paintings, without his paintings, the book lacks its illustrations, without a complete project we cannot pitch publishers, there can&#39;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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_0129-1459672723" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/299006/IMG_0129-1459672723.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>The second shooting outfits by Clara Maeda</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_0124-1459672846" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/299009/IMG_0124-1459672846.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Sophie&#39;s assistant for the day, Kotetsu</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_0131-1459672771" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/299008/IMG_0131-1459672771.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>Oph&eacute;lie doing what she does best</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Img_0172-1459672755" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/299007/IMG_0172-1459672755.jpg" /></p> <p> <em>in between looks</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Mostly <strong>we won a pitch contest at Paris book fair,</strong> which implies that a first edition of the first installment of Lady Marmelade&#39;s adventures will be published this summer !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d_e_cran_2016-03-30_a__19.36.01-1459672292" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/299005/Capture_d_e_cran_2016-03-30_a__19.36.01-1459672292.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;ll talk about it again but in the meantime, <strong>thank you for your support and patience</strong>. None of this could have been able without you. Here&#39;s the video of the pitching session at the book fair (it&#39;s in French sorry :/)</p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0OWLs_5rU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0OWLs_5rU</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Have a nice sunday, talk to you soon !</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the rest of the Lady Marmelade&#39;s team</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Don&#39;t hesitate to follow us on social media :</em></p> <p> <em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga" target="_blank">Facebook de Lucie&nbsp;</a></em></p> <p> <em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Leucosie.MakeUp/?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook d&#39;Oph&eacute;lie</a></em></p> <p> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/luciebeluga" target="_blank">Twitter</a></em></p> <p> <em><a href="https://www.instagram.com/lucie_beluga/" target="_blank">Instagram&nbsp;</a></em></p> <p> <em><a href="https://vine.co/Lucie.beluga" target="_blank">Vine</a></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

You get to vote !

<div> Hi Pumpkins ! How are you ?</div> <div> During the next weeks/months, we&#39;re gonna have amazing news about our Lady Marmelade project.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Do you prefer :&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A) A small weekly newsletter&nbsp;</div> <div> B) A medium newsletter every 2 weeks</div> <div> C) A long monthly newsletter&nbsp;</div> <div> D) another idea (please precise)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can answer to us on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/luciebeluga" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, in the comments or a private message (if you are part of our Kissbankers)</div> <div> Thanks, talk to you soon</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="11428795_10153036785664037_1460778131371104574_n-1457507527" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/287779/11428795_10153036785664037_1460778131371104574_n-1457507527.jpg" /></div>
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Lady Marmelade Tea Party

<p> 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 Chim&egrave;re 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&#39;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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Teapartyladymarmelade7-1433683800" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/207194/Teapartyladymarmelade7-1433683800.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We held the tea party at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rosethe.fr/" target="_blank">Rose Th&eacute;</a>&nbsp;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 Th&eacute;) 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&#39;t jammed with people.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Teapartyladymarmelade1-1433683822" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/207195/Teapartyladymarmelade1-1433683822.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In between a piece of lemon fondant or chocolate cake, we showed 2 big prints of Chim&egrave;re 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&#39;s curd.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Teapartyladymarmelade4-1433683487" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/207190/Teapartyladymarmelade4-1433683487.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Teapartyladymarmelade97-1433683554" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/207191/Teapartyladymarmelade97-1433683554.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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 Th&eacute;. Thanks to Sarah, Laetitia, Pudding, Laurent, Emmanuel, Pierre, Lucie &amp; Micka&euml;l to have spent the day with us.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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 Chim&egrave;re 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&#39;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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Are you ready for the next step ?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ps : more pictures of the Tea Party on my&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga" target="_blank">facebook&nbsp;</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spices and tea for our kissbankers

<div> 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 !&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Photo_1__5_-1431444229" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/196921/photo_1__5_-1431444229.JPG" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 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 Chim&egrave;re 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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Meanwhile, the kissbankers who chose a kit featuring several souvenirs from Lady Marmelade&#39;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 R&eacute;union island that I got to visit recently. My room smells amazing now !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Photo_2__4_-1431444355" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/196923/photo_2__4_-1431444355.PNG" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As always, the incentives are shipped a few ones at a time. It is an unscheduled budget (we&#39;ll know for next time) and we can only afford so much each month.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Next on the list is the Tea Party, the date is set, the tea parlor reserved, the menu ordered, I can&#39;t wait to be there !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Flyer_teaparty_crop-1431445071" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/196927/flyer_teaparty_crop-1431445071.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thanking you yet again for being so patients !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Lucie Beluga &amp; Lady Marmelade team</div>
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Un pot de Charlotte's Curd à gagner

<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">For those of you who couldn&#39;t pledge on the special curd reward inspired by the novel, I just threw a little contest on my Facebook page.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">Win a jar of my Charlotte&#39;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.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">There&#39;s where you need to go if you wish to win :&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/luciebeluga</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10882090_10205561459465095_5225613273012797267_n-1419409408" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148537/10882090_10205561459465095_5225613273012797267_n-1419409408.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Have a nice end of the year and thanks for your support during this most hardworking year.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Lucie B&eacute;luga</span></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> PS : the curd is vegan, gluten free and almost organic</div>
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings

<p> The Lady Marmelade team wishes you and your families the best for the holidays</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="1623291_914808935198634_3445721587349470227_n-1419409314" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148536/1623291_914808935198634_3445721587349470227_n-1419409314.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>ATTENTION SPOILER FOR &nbsp;&quot;GOURMET-GOURMAND&quot; AND &quot;SOUVENIRS SOUVENIRS&quot; KITS&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are very proud to present you Charlotte&#39;s Curd, the first batch was dispatched to the kissbankers who chose this pledge :&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10882090_10205561459465095_5225613273012797267_n-1419409408" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148537/10882090_10205561459465095_5225613273012797267_n-1419409408.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="1478925_10205561460065110_5978786830017777996_n-1419409456" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148538/1478925_10205561460065110_5978786830017777996_n-1419409456.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hogwarts spirits were summoned with our handwritten wax sealed postcards (here&#39;s to my wrist which isn&#39;t used to pen writing anymore)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10362950_10205561458025059_5440882286709379532_n-1419409550" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148539/10362950_10205561458025059_5440882286709379532_n-1419409550.jpg" style="font-size: 12px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Another package that we started sending this week : some souvenirs from Lady M&#39;s travels. Special spices mixes and recipes to know how to use them.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10409670_10205550617754059_737789332357329577_n-1419409788" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148540/10409670_10205550617754059_737789332357329577_n-1419409788.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10882139_10205550615434001_581528455027959606_n-1419409810" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/148541/10882139_10205550615434001_581528455027959606_n-1419409810.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The next newsletter is due in 2015, but in the meantime, don&#39;t hesitate to send us some words on the project page and/or on our Facebook pages.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks for everything,&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team.&nbsp;</p>
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Step #2 : Paris

<p> After the huge newsletter that we published about Great-Britain (btw thanks for all your nice feedback , next time don&#39;t hesitate to post them here &lt;3), we&#39;re making it a little shorter and a little more efficient with the Paris chapter. First a little intro with Leucosie&#39;s moodboard :&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10734186_10152783553444210_1568439731924517234_n-1416503107" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139836/10734186_10152783553444210_1568439731924517234_n-1416503107.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The first drawings from Leucosie</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Croquis_paris_oph_lie-1419068440" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/147789/croquis_paris_oph_lie-1419068440.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Clara&#39;s drawing</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="1012069_10203191256851511_727692338_n-1416503209" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139837/1012069_10203191256851511_727692338_n-1416503209.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And the outfit all finished (I keep getting it out of its plastic wrap just to sigh watching it) !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="1374133_10152879348609113_7239752081152256927_n-1416503242" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139838/1374133_10152879348609113_7239752081152256927_n-1416503242.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10600584_10152879348629113_5725042336532419478_n-1416503295" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139839/10600584_10152879348629113_5725042336532419478_n-1416503295.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The matching bloomer is just adorable ! And God, this faux-cul !!</p> <p> So, what do you think ?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I don&#39;t want to spoil anything and every time I announce something for a precise dateline I just can&#39;t keep my word. Nevertheless all my gonna say is that I can&#39;t wait for the holidays. (wink wink)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade.</p>
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Where we talk cooking and cauldrons

<p> 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 &nbsp;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 Chim&egrave;re 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>1) The cooking lesson</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Clara Maeda&#39;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.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">2) The picnic&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">This summer, the awesome &Eacute;lodie 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&nbsp;</span>graffiti<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;eggplant tower with 2 pestos and a cashew cheese, mini fennel, onion and Vegusto cheese pizzas, salads, gazpachos and&nbsp;smoothies. All homemade, all vegan, as &Eacute;lodie is also a non omnivore like me. I think she enjoyed my selection.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Piquenique-1418569277" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/146433/piquenique-1418569277.png" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>3) The Take-out dinner</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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 &quot;Chicken Masala&quot; happened to be vegan, Steven told me they ate it all (and there was a lot to eat ^^) and liked it.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Repas_steven_lady_marmelade-1418569335" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/146434/repas_steven_lady_marmelade-1418569335.png" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">See you next week for other cool news !</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Thursday, November 27, 2014

From sketches to final illustrations : Great-Britain

<p> 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&#39;s work is with each other&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 1 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in Lille (north of France), Chim&egrave;re 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&#39;t it ?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10353047_897462953599899_8026773737782654321_n-1416497761" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139792/10353047_897462953599899_8026773737782654321_n-1416497761.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Phase 2 :</u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In Paris, I draft the chapter guidelines, the main adventures, the themes, etc. Sorry English readers &lt;3 translation will only come once the book is done.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_1__2_-1417100513" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/141900/photo_1__2_-1417100513.PNG" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 3 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In Japan, once she&#39;s visualized Chim&egrave;re&#39;s work and seen my ideas, Clara draws a sketch and finds fabric that will fit to the chapter&#39;s atmosphere.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Croquis_tissus_angleterre_lady_marmelade_copie-1416499242" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139811/croquis_tissus_angleterre_lady_marmelade_copie-1416499242.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 4 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">In Ile-de-France, after she&#39;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.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Maquillages_coiffures_copie-1416499331" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139813/maquillages_coiffures_copie-1416499331.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 5 : </strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Clara then hand makes the outfit and sends it to France.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Robe_colis_angleterre_copie-1416500457" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139818/robe_colis_angleterre_copie-1416500457.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 6 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (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 !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Oph__coiffure-1416502440" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139835/oph__coiffure-1416502440.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sophie, our photographer, then proceeds to 2 different photo-shoots per outfit :</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> One in front of a white screen, under the artistic direction of Chim&egrave;re. He knows what light and what posture he needs, to later incorporate the result in his illustrations.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Fond_blanc_copie-1416501223" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139826/fond_blanc_copie-1416501223.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Fond_rouge_copie-1416503774" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139844/fond_rouge_copie-1416503774.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Phase 7 : </u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Once Chim&egrave;re has selected the ones he preferred, Sophie post-prods the pictures.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="_38a6117_effet_vieilli-1416814423" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/140648/_38A6117_effet_vieilli-1416814423.JPG" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase &nbsp;8 : TADA !!!!&nbsp;</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Chim&egrave;re 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.).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="10521616_897462810266580_690306999463302158_n-1416501382" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139828/10521616_897462810266580_690306999463302158_n-1416501382.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Phase 9 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I can finish my writing, enriched with everyones&#39;s previous ideas.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_2__2_-1417100605" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/141902/photo_2__2_-1417100605.PNG" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>&Eacute;tape 10 :</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Chim&egrave;re designs the chapter format with all these element (as were big meanies, we&#39;ll show you that another time ;) )&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>&Eacute;tape 11:</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As we don&#39;t have all the pictures yet, we haven&#39;t been trough this last phase. That&#39;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&#39;t worry those will come !</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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&#39;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.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Don&#39;t hesitate if you have any questions.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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

<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Let&#39;s start with the good news first, </span><strong style="font-size: 12px;">we received Clara&#39;s second parcel a few days ago. We now have 7 complete outfits out of 10 !! </strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">It&#39;s always such a&nbsp;</span>privilege<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;to receive something from Japan, yet there is a special kind of excitement when one opens a Clara Maeda&#39;s parcel.&nbsp;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.&nbsp;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 !</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <span style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">The designer hatching her creations until the very last moment !</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="10752034_10152877843219113_961260567_b-1415869028" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/137575/10752034_10152877843219113_961260567_B-1415869028.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> The recipient, quite overwhelmed :</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="Photo_2b-1416328048" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139220/photo_2b-1416328048.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> A little sneak pic of the wonderful content :&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img alt="Photo_1__3_b-1416328843" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/139234/photo_1__3_b-1416328843.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Let&#39;s switch to the less enjoyable piece of news.<strong>&nbsp;A member of our team has serious health problems, so we are now forced to postpone the 2nd photoshoot (planned for this weekend)</strong>. Usually, we don&#39;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&#39;re geographically challenged, we are a really cohesive team and we care about respecting each other&#39;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&#39;s say that one learns a lot from one&#39;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.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> In the meantime, please send kisses and support messages to our missing member, we&#39;ll forward them all. And thanks again for your ongoing patience !</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the Lady Marmelade team.</p>
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Leucosie's moodboard #1 Great Britain

<div> After our first shooting, Leucosie wanted to disclose her inspirations and the way she works in order to bring Charlotte&#39;s character to life.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;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.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Creative process :</div> <div> 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...&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For our project, the challenge is to create ten different styles while keeping a given cohesion between them, and harmonize them with Clara&#39;s costumes while respecting Chim&egrave;re&#39;s universe.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 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&#39;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.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Great-Britain moodbard :</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Moodboard_-_angleterre-1412020935" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123597/Moodboard_-_Angleterre-1412020935.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot; 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.</div> <div> 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&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">John Everett Millais, Lawrence Alma-Tadema or John William Waterhouse...</span></div> <div> 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.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Soon we&#39;ll disclose a second moodboard ! We hope you enjoyed this one !</div>
Monday, September 29, 2014

Les premiers shootings !

<p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> 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&#39;s account :&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</p> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &quot; 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 &quot;studio&quot; and me transforming Lucie into Charlotte Marmelade. We had so many things to do that we didn&#39;t even had the time to take a real lunch together to try Lucie&#39;s delicious vegan dishes, we took turns in the kitchen.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <img alt="Shooting_-_001-1412017393" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123576/Shooting_-_001-1412017393.jpg" /></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> 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.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <img alt="Team-1412018185" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123579/Team-1412018185.jpg" /></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> There you go, here&#39;s a little screenshot from the making-of,</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> up: Chim&egrave;re and Lucie,</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> sitting : Leucosie and Sophie.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Clara (our awesome costume maker) couldn&#39;t be there as she was in Japan at the time.</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> After this day, I believe our team is even more welded together and motivated, we are all eager to get to the next step.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> For those of you wanting to see more of this day, you can also check out, Lucie B&eacute;luga vines from this day.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> Don&#39;t hesitate to leave us comments on the main page.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <a href="https://vine.co/u/1087326609188761600" target="_blank">Vine Lucie B&eacute;luga</a></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <a href="http://www.lady-marmelade.fr/english.html" target="_blank">Official website</a></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Leucosie.MakeUp?ref=ts&amp;fref=ts" target="_blank">Leucosie&#39;s Facebook</a></div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"> Our team would like to thank Philippe, &Eacute;lo&iuml;c and the Lacaille&#39;s family for making this epic day easier !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Des machines à vapeur aux technologies 2.0

<div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Cette machine dans ma t&ecirc;te&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Un des autres aspects techniques de l&#39;&eacute;criture du roman concerne les machines. En grande fan de Jules Verne et ayant eu dans mon ascendance de tr&egrave;s grands bricoleurs, bidouilleurs et autres gens manuels qui cr&eacute;ent et r&eacute;parent, &nbsp;je voulais pour accompagner Charlotte, le personnage d&#39;un inventeur. Kowaretasan est apparu &agrave; la fin de l&#39;&eacute;t&eacute; dernier et plus j&#39;avance avec ce personnage, plus j&#39;ai pour lui une tendresse intense. Pourquoi un Japonais ? Il fallait quelqu&#39;un aux antipodes du personnage principal, au sens g&eacute;ographique autant que pour le caract&egrave;re : l&agrave; o&ugrave; Charlotte est impulsive, na&iuml;ve et immature, Ko-san est sage et patient. R&eacute;cemment, deux personnes r&eacute;elles ont enrichi la trame de ce personnage.Tout d&#39;abord Crabfu, &eacute;tudiant am&eacute;ricain qui cr&eacute;e des petits robots fonctionnant &agrave; la vapeur et&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 17px;">Noriho Tanaka, un homme qui accumule les choses inutiles dans l&#39;id&eacute;e qu&#39;un jour elles pourront servir. Je vous laisse les d&eacute;couvrir :&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div class="embed"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="embedly-embed" frameborder="0" height="304" scrolling="no" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FLbsMGAGFZ3c%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLbsMGAGFZ3c&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FLbsMGAGFZ3c%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="embedly-embed" frameborder="0" height="304" scrolling="no" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FV_9n_-BHiKA%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DV_9n_-BHiKA&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FV_9n_-BHiKA%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> J&#39;ai ador&eacute; explorer les rouages des engins &agrave; vapeur pour imaginer des inventions qui aideraient &agrave; faire progresser l&#39;intrigue. Bien s&ucirc;r, n&#39;&eacute;tant pas ing&eacute;nieure, il y a &eacute;norm&eacute;ment de choses que je ne comprends pas. Dans ces cas-l&agrave;, les auteurs, qui ne sont pas des experts en tous mais des curieux universels font appel &agrave; des consultants. J&#39;ai beaucoup de chance parce que des as de la m&eacute;canique, j&#39;en ai quelques uns autour de moi. En parlant avec mon grand fr&egrave;re qui pilote des baleines volantes (plut&ocirc;t amusant pour une famille nomm&eacute;e B&eacute;luga, non ? Et avec Axel qui les r&eacute;pares (ouais je sais, c&#39;est cool &quot;r&eacute;parateur de baleine volante&quot; comme boulot), j&#39;ai pu avoir quelques &quot;notions&quot; a&eacute;ronautiques puisque pas mal de moments charni&egrave;res de l&#39;histoire vont se passer dans les airs.. Je ne vous cache pas qu&#39;il reste encore du boulot, mais je travaille dur sur ces aspects ! Boulon apr&egrave;s boulon, j&#39;essaie de rendre l&#39;histoire plus coh&eacute;rente, j&#39;esp&egrave;re que vous en appr&eacute;cierez les d&eacute;tails.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>La myst&eacute;rieuse troisi&egrave;me tenue&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Cette tenue concerne un passage tr&egrave;s sp&eacute;cial de l&#39;histoire, je n&#39;ai pas arr&ecirc;t&eacute; de revenir en arri&egrave;re dessus, sans savoir o&ugrave; le placer, avant ou apr&egrave;s le 4&egrave;me chapitre. &Agrave; ce jour, il n&#39;est toujours pas termin&eacute; alors qu&#39;il arrive tr&egrave;s t&ocirc;t dans le d&eacute;roulement des &eacute;v&eacute;nements ! C&#39;est un moment particulier parce que les graines de relations qui vont ensuite germer entre les personnages sont sem&eacute;es durant les &eacute;preuves qu&#39;ils rencontrent &agrave; &nbsp;ce moment-ci. Mon ind&eacute;cision a fait que c&#39;est &eacute;galement la derni&egrave;re pi&egrave;ce que Clara a dessin&eacute;. Il s&#39;agit de la tenue que nous appelons pour le moment &quot;Parachute&quot;.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <img alt="604055_10152334439224113_1320055426_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/104842/604055_10152334439224113_1320055426_n.jpg" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;Elle se compose de chutes d&#39;un ballon volant et de morceaux de la tenue pr&eacute;c&eacute;dente, la tenue parisienne. J&#39;adore sa d&eacute;gaine l&eacute;g&egrave;rement steampunk et les accessoires que nous avons pr&eacute;vus pour l&#39;accessoiriser vont donner &agrave; Charlotte un petit air moins lady et plus d&eacute;brouillarde. Vous rappelez vous du croquis de Chim&egrave;re avec l&#39;autruche ? &nbsp;C&#39;est dans cette tenue que notre h&eacute;ro&iuml;ne fera sa &quot;ballade&quot;. Mais comment s&#39;est elle fourr&eacute;e dans ce p&eacute;trin-l&agrave; ? En attendant de tout vous r&eacute;v&eacute;ler, vos pronostiques nous int&eacute;ressent !&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Le site web !</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Nous sommes tr&egrave;s fiers de vous pr&eacute;senter le site du projet concoct&eacute; par les petites mains de Chim&egrave;re.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2014-07-01___19.51.07" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/104844/Capture_d__cran_2014-07-01___19.51.07.png" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Il a essentiellement &eacute;t&eacute; cr&eacute;&eacute; pour que des personnes moins habitu&eacute;es aux r&eacute;seaux sociaux ou peu &agrave; l&#39;aise sur le site de kisskissbankbank puissent retrouver les m&ecirc;mes informations qu&#39;ici.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2014-07-01___19.51.27" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/104845/Capture_d__cran_2014-07-01___19.51.27.png" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> N&#39;h&eacute;sitez-pas si vous avez des recommandations ou des suggestions &agrave; nous laisser un commentaire ! Une page est &eacute;videmment d&eacute;di&eacute;e &agrave; nos contributeurs. Il restera les remerciements vid&eacute;os et ceux du livre, mais <strong>nous appr&eacute;cions ce moment qui nous aura &agrave; nouveau permis de penser &agrave; chacun de vous. </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <em><a href="http://www.lady-marmelade.fr/" target="_blank">Acc&eacute;der au site</a></em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <em><a href="http://www.lady-marmelade.fr/remerciements" style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;" target="_blank">La page des remerciements</a></em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <strong>Quelques news en vrac&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Comme nous vous l&#39;avions annonc&eacute; dans une newletter pr&eacute;c&eacute;dente, 2 tenues du projet d&eacute;fileront ce dimanche &agrave; l&#39;&eacute;v&eacute;nement Lolita Following Alice.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <img alt="Safe_image" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/104849/safe_image.png" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Les places ayant &eacute;t&eacute; soldout longtemps avant la proposition qui nous a &eacute;t&eacute; faite, nous n&#39;avons pas jug&eacute; n&eacute;cessaire de donner d&#39;autres d&eacute;tails. En revanche, nous aurons l&#39;occasion d&#39;avoir quelques jolies photos prises ce jour-l&agrave; et promis, nous n&#39;attendrons pas 2000 ans avant de vous les montrer. Les contreparties avancent, on en reparle d&#39;ailleurs dans 2 newsletters, mais nous sommes vraiment pris par l&#39;organisation du shooting #1. Par ailleurs, la plupart des contributeurs de la tea party n&#39;&eacute;tant pas disponibles fin juillet, nous sommes contraints de repousser celle-ci &agrave; la fin de l&#39;&eacute;t&eacute;.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Nous vous tenons au courant de la suite tr&egrave;s rapidement, au menu : des gourmandises et des pigments cosm&eacute;tiques :)</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Lucie et le reste de la Team Marmelade&nbsp;</div>
Sunday, June 08, 2014

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

<p lang="fr-FR" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; widows: 2; orphans: 2"> Pour poursuivre le sujet &laquo; inspiration &raquo; lanc&eacute; par Lucie B&eacute;luga, c&rsquo;est &agrave; mon tour de prendre la parole.</p> <div> Je voulais vous parler de l&rsquo;exposition : &laquo;Paris 1900, la ville spectacle &raquo; que j&rsquo;ai visit&eacute; dans le cadre de mes recherches make-up et coiffure pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Habituellement lorsque je travaille sur de gros projets tels que celui-ci, o&ugrave; il est n&eacute;cessaire de concevoir plusieurs concepts de personnages, il m&rsquo;est presque impossible de sortir un croquis d&egrave;s le d&eacute;part. Il me faut me conditionner afin d&rsquo;entrer dans un &eacute;tat cr&eacute;atif intense.</div> <div> Pour cela, une fois que le projet est d&eacute;finit, les premi&egrave;res semaines sont consacr&eacute;es &agrave; la documentation et la r&eacute;flexion. En effet, de fa&ccedil;on plus ou moins consciente, mon cerveau &laquo; se met en mode &eacute;ponge &raquo;. C&#39;est-&agrave;-dire que je vais penser au projet quasiment tout le temps, absorbant (telle une &eacute;ponge) diverses informations, que je vais ensuite &laquo; dig&eacute;rer &raquo; et transformer avant de les ressortir sous une nouvelle forme et de m&rsquo;en servir pour cr&eacute;er mes personnages.</div> <div> Mes influences peuvent &ecirc;tre tr&egrave;s vari&eacute;es, passant de l&rsquo;antiquit&eacute; &agrave; nos jours, de l&rsquo;Art (peinture, cin&eacute;ma, photographie) &agrave; l&rsquo;Histoire (costume, coiffure, maquillage d&rsquo;&eacute;poque). Concr&egrave;tement cela peut aussi bien &ecirc;tre &laquo; la tunique fleurie de ma voisine de palier &raquo;, qui va me donner l&rsquo;id&eacute;e d&rsquo;utiliser une couronne de fleurs pour une coiffure ; comme tableau de Manet, qui me soufflerait que pour tel look, c&rsquo;est un blush ros&eacute;e qu&rsquo;il me faut. Bref non seulement je me documente beaucoup, mais en plus j&rsquo;ouvre mon esprit et observe tout ce qui m&rsquo;entoure.</div> <div> C&rsquo;est donc dans cette disposition d&rsquo;esprit que j&rsquo;ai entam&eacute; mes recherches concernant notre Lady Marmelade. Et pour ce projet la difficult&eacute; r&eacute;sidait dans le fait qu&rsquo;il s&rsquo;agit d&rsquo;une histoire se d&eacute;roulant &agrave; la fois au 19&eacute;me si&egrave;cle et dans un univers fantastique, il faut donc allier une part d&rsquo;historique et de moderne, de fantastique et de r&eacute;alisme afin de rendre notre Charlotte &agrave; la fois cr&eacute;dible et attractive. Il me fallait donc d&eacute;terminer le bon dosage entre l&rsquo;un et l&rsquo;autre pour cr&eacute;er un &eacute;quilibre.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Newsletter_lady_marmelade" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/99104/Newsletter_Lady_Marmelade.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> C&rsquo;est donc durant cette p&eacute;riode de rechercher que j&rsquo;ai eu l&rsquo;occasion de visiter cette exposition : &laquo; Paris 1900, la ville spectacle &raquo; qui se tient actuellement au Petit Palais de la ville de Paris.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Aux premiers abords le rapprochement avec notre projet, n&rsquo;est pas &eacute;vident puisque une bonne cinquantaine d&rsquo;ann&eacute;es les s&eacute;pare. Mais pourtant, ce sont pr&eacute;cis&eacute;ment toutes les mutations qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent &agrave; cette &eacute;poque, qui va influencer le monde dans lequel &eacute;volue Charlotte.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Cette Exposition d&eacute;di&eacute;e aux ann&eacute;es fastes de la capitale, nous pr&eacute;sente ce qui a fait sa gloire. Il faut se souvenir que le monde est en pleine &eacute;volution &agrave; cette p&eacute;riode-l&agrave;, les transports se d&eacute;veloppent, et les progr&egrave;s technologiques sont consid&eacute;rables. Et comme les grandes nations rivalisent dans la mise en sc&egrave;ne de leur puissance, ils osent penser et cr&eacute;er &laquo; innovations &raquo; les plus folles.</div> <div> A cette &eacute;poque d&eacute;j&agrave; Paris tient le r&ocirc;le de Capitale de la mode et du bon go&ucirc;t avec son fameux &laquo; Chic Parisien &raquo;, ce qui en fait une destination de r&ecirc;ves pour les riches h&eacute;riti&egrave;res.</div> <div> En parall&egrave;le avec le progr&egrave;s technologique, on c&eacute;l&egrave;bre l&rsquo;av&egrave;nement des renouveaux artistiques aux quatre coins de la ville Lumi&egrave;re, tout en mettant l&rsquo;accent sur le divertissement et le spectacle.</div> <div> Ville avant-gardiste, o&ugrave; la f&ecirc;te ne finit jamais, Paris rayonne &agrave; travers le monde, et sujet de tous les fantasmes, elle va nourrir l&rsquo;imaginaire collectif pour les si&egrave;cles &agrave; venir.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Voici quelques photographies que j&rsquo;ai prises durant l&rsquo;exposition, et la fa&ccedil;on dont elles inspirent ma r&eacute;flexion pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade.</div> <div> <img alt="Newsletter_lady_marmelade2" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/99105/Newsletter_Lady_Marmelade2.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Affiches du d&eacute;but du 19&egrave;me Si&egrave;cle :</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Photo en Haut &agrave; Gauche :</em></div> <div> Affiche Allemande pour l&rsquo;Exposition Universelle de 1900.</div> <div> Comment ne pas penser &agrave; notre Lady Marmelade, en voyant cette belle rouquine voyageant en montgolfi&egrave;re ?</div> <div> Une lointaine anc&ecirc;tre de Charlotte certainement.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>En bas &agrave; droite :</em></div> <div> Affiche pour une des attractions phare de l&rsquo;Exposition Universelle de 1900, le &laquo; Ballon Cin&eacute;orama &raquo;, qui est le tout premier spectacle de cin&eacute;ma immersif. C&rsquo;est une &laquo; salle &raquo; de cin&eacute;ma avec un &eacute;cran qui en fait tout le tour, au centre se trouve une plateforme sur&eacute;lev&eacute;e, qui donne aux spectateurs, l&rsquo;illusion d&rsquo;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 travers&eacute;e du d&eacute;sert avec les caravanes &hellip;</div> <div> D&egrave;s le d&eacute;but de 19eme si&egrave;cle, l&rsquo;Europe se passionne pour les voyages en orient. Rien de bien &eacute;tonnant alors au fait que notre Lady en fuite n&rsquo;h&eacute;site pas alors &agrave; parcourir le monde. On peut imaginer qu&rsquo;elle a grandi avec les r&eacute;cits de ces voyages.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Newsletter_lady_marmelade3" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/99106/Newsletter_Lady_Marmelade3.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Portrait :</strong></u></div> <div> Tout comme sur les affiches ci-dessus, ces portraits de femmes, sont des images d&rsquo;inspiration g&eacute;n&eacute;rale, qui me servent &agrave; capter l&rsquo;essence et le style de l&rsquo;&eacute;poque.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Bien que le Style Fran&ccedil;ais diff&egrave;re un peu de celui Anglais, il pr&eacute;sente &eacute;galement des similitudes. Chaque pays influen&ccedil;ant l&rsquo;autre, tout comme un courant artistique ou stylistique ant&eacute;rieure joue forc&eacute;ment sur celui qui suit.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Newsletter_lady_marmelade4" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/99107/Newsletter_Lady_Marmelade4.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Costumes 19&egrave;mes si&egrave;cles :</strong></u></div> <div> La mati&egrave;re est une chose &agrave; laquelle je fais particuli&egrave;rement attention quand j&rsquo;imagine un personnage. En effet je ne concevrais et n&rsquo;utiliserais pas les m&ecirc;mes produits suivant les diff&eacute;rents textiles dans lesquels sont fabriqu&eacute;s les v&ecirc;tements ; car il faut conserver une certaines unit&eacute; entre l&rsquo;habillement, la coiffure et le maquillage.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pour Lady Marmelade, Clara m&rsquo;a d&eacute;j&agrave; envoyer des photos de ses tissus, mais il est parfois difficile de se rendre compte exactement du rendu au travers d&rsquo;une image fig&eacute;e.</div> <div> Voir ces pi&egrave;ces expos&eacute;es m&rsquo;a donc permis de me faire une id&eacute;e un peu plus pr&eacute;cises du style que devait avoir Charlotte.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Newsletter_lady_marmelade5" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/99108/Newsletter_Lady_Marmelade5.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Inspirations diverses :</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Enfin ce dernier P&ecirc;le-m&ecirc;le, est un extrait des tableaux pr&eacute;sent&eacute;s durant l&rsquo;exposition qui m&rsquo;ont particuli&egrave;rement plu, et dont certains d&eacute;tails m&rsquo;ont inspir&eacute;.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Par exemple pour le tableau en haut au centre : &laquo; Une larme pour une goutte d&rsquo;eau &raquo; de Luc-Olivier Merson, illustrant un passage du roman de Victor Hugo, &laquo; Notre &ndash;Dame de Paris &raquo;, c&rsquo;est la coiffure d&rsquo;Esm&eacute;ralda secourant Quasimodo qui a attir&eacute; mon attention.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Sur l&rsquo;affiche du spectacle de Revue &laquo; F&eacute;minissima &raquo;, c&rsquo;est la coiffure &laquo; fleurie &raquo; ainsi que les joues tr&egrave;s blush&eacute;es.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Soyez attentif, peut-&ecirc;tre les retrouverez- vous parant Lady Marmelade.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> J&rsquo;esp&egrave;re que ce petit aper&ccedil;u vous aura int&eacute;ress&eacute;, il n&rsquo;est pas ais&eacute; pour moi de parler de mon processus cr&eacute;atif, tant certaines choses se font de fa&ccedil;on quasi-inconscientes, ou instinctives. Tout comme je ne pourrais vous expliquer pourquoi quand je fais mes croquis de recherche, il y&rsquo;a un moment o&ugrave; je sais avec certitude que c&rsquo;est celui-ci qu&rsquo;il me faut utiliser pour donner vie au projet, et non celui d&rsquo;&agrave; c&ocirc;t&eacute;.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Oph&eacute;lie</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u><strong>Le petit mot de Lucie&nbsp;</strong></u></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Si cela vous plait on va essayer de motiver les autres membres de l&#39;&eacute;quipe &agrave; vous &eacute;crire des mots doux. Nous nous sommes vues avec Oph&eacute;lie pour valider ou modifier les coiffures et les maquillages, pour qu&#39;elle finalise les croquis qui seront offerts aux contributeurs. Avec ces recherches elle en est d&eacute;j&agrave; &agrave; plus d&#39;une trentaine de croquis ! Le tout fera l&#39;objet de 2 autres newsletters. Sinon, concernant l&#39;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 d&eacute;tails. 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 s&ucirc;re que les menus que j&#39;ai concoct&eacute; vous feront regretter de ne pas avoir choisi ces contreparties-l&agrave; !</div> <p lang="fr-FR" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; widows: 2; orphans: 2"> &nbsp;</p> <p lang="fr-FR" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; widows: 2; orphans: 2"> <em>Lucie</em></p> <p lang="fr-FR" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; widows: 2; orphans: 2"> &nbsp;</p> <p lang="fr-FR" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; widows: 2; orphans: 2"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> &nbsp;</p>
Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

<div> <strong>Une voix victorienne</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> N&#39;ayant jamais &eacute;crit de roman &quot;historique&quot; ou situ&eacute; dans un autre temps, <strong>le plus gros challenge concernant l&#39;&eacute;criture du roman est de r&eacute;ussir &agrave; trouver un ton et un phras&eacute; juste pour le personnage de Lady Marmelade. </strong>L&#39;histoire se d&eacute;roule au 19&egrave;me si&egrave;cle et suit une jeune femme d&#39;une classe sociale plut&ocirc;t &eacute;lev&eacute;e; Comment faire pour rendre la rendre &agrave; la fois cr&eacute;dible en tant que personnage d&#39;un autre temps et accessible aux jeunes lecteurs d&#39;aujourd&#39;hui ? Pour cela, j&#39;ai d&#39;abord commenc&eacute; &agrave; r&eacute;diger un document de travail qui expose qu&#39;elles seraient les opinions (religieuses, politiques, artistiques et sociales) et influences culturelles du personnage. Il fallait qu&#39;elle soit en avance sur son temps, tout en suivant une &eacute;volution de l&#39;enfance &agrave; l&#39;&acirc;ge adulte. Ensuite je me suis plong&eacute;e dans des ouvrages pr&eacute;sentant le m&ecirc;me genre de personnages &agrave; peu pr&egrave;s &agrave; la m&ecirc;me &eacute;poque (&agrave; une cinquantaine d&#39;ann&eacute;es pr&egrave;s). Ainsi dans Lady Charlotte Marmelade, on trouve un peu d&#39;Elizabeth Bennet, de Mary Lennox, de Jos&eacute;phine March ou encore d&#39;Ad&egrave;le Blanc-Sec. Concernant les expressions, j&#39;essaie de rester le plus moderne possible en gardant quelques conventions comme le vouvoiement. Bien s&ucirc;r, il y aura quelques maladresses, probablement des anachronismes, mais comme il s&#39;agit d&#39;une fantaisie qui fr&ocirc;le le fantastique, je pense que l&#39;on ne m&#39;en voudra pas trop &agrave; ce sujet.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Tumblr_myn453og3o1rvh2d0o1_500" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/96641/tumblr_myn453OG3O1rvh2d0o1_500.gif" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Le 2&egrave;me croquis de Clara</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Apr&egrave;s l&#39;Angleterre d&eacute;couvrez aujourd&#39;hui <strong>la tenue parisienne de Lady Marmelade.</strong> Il s&#39;agit dans l&#39;histoire, d&#39;une tenue offerte par l&#39;h&ocirc;tesse de Charlotte qui aurait appartenu &agrave; une danseuse de cabaret. Cach&eacute;e dans le Montmartre boh&egrave;me, Charlotte d&eacute;couvre qu&#39;&agrave; Paris comme &agrave; Rome, on se doit de faire comme les autochtones. Pour cette tenue, Clara a imagin&eacute; une jupe en trompe l&#39;oeil qui parait normale sur le devant mais s&#39;ouvre &agrave; l&#39;arri&egrave;re. La tenue pr&eacute;sente une mini-tournure ainsi qu&#39;une longue culotte en coton &agrave; volants, et une tra&icirc;ne en tissu l&eacute;ger et transparent. Le tout comportant des touches de rouge repr&eacute;sentant une premi&egrave;re perc&eacute;e dans un monde et une f&eacute;minit&eacute; d&#39;adulte.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="1012069_10203191256851511_727692338_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/96640/1012069_10203191256851511_727692338_n.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Les premi&egrave;res tenues en exclusivit&eacute; en juillet !!!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> L&#39;information vient de tomber, &agrave; l&#39;occasion de la manifestation Lolita <strong>&quot;Following Alice&quot; le 6 juillet prochain, Clara Maeda fera d&eacute;filer trois des tenues du projet Marmelade ! </strong>Il s&#39;agit d&#39;un &eacute;v&eacute;nement qui n&#39;&eacute;tait pas pr&eacute;vu initialement, mais nous sommes tr&egrave;s heureux de pouvoir vous montrer en chair et en tissus que le projet avance bel et bien !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="1544350_793783877307836_6191812298674174733_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/96644/1544350_793783877307836_6191812298674174733_n.jpg" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/578677658883597/" target="_blank">Pour en savoir plus cliquez ici&nbsp;</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>La Tea Party Lady Marmelade !</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pr&eacute;parez vos plus belles tenues et r&eacute;visez vos meilleures mani&egrave;res ! <strong>Comme ces costumes seront sur Paris en juillet, nous allons tenter (en fonction des dates de chacun bien entendu) d&#39;organiser la Tea Party parisienne &agrave; ce moment-l&agrave;.</strong> Les contributeurs ayant s&eacute;lectionn&eacute; cette contrepartie vont recevoir un lien avec un doodle afin de renseigner leurs disponibilit&eacute;s. Une possibilit&eacute; de faire 2 petites tea parties au cas o&ugrave; une seule date ne pourrait convenir &agrave; tout le monde &agrave; &eacute;t&eacute; envisag&eacute;e. &nbsp;Dans tous les cas nous feront au mieux pour vous offrir quelques heures charmantes et gourmandes. Nous r&eacute;fl&eacute;chissons &agrave; des animations sympathiques &agrave; proposer au salon de th&eacute;, toute suggestion est bienvenue !</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Tumblr_m4xs4yyfxc1rpz9l0o1_500" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/96645/tumblr_m4xs4yyfXC1rpz9l0o1_500.gif" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Voil&agrave; pour cette semaine !</div>
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where we talk trains and lolita gowns (finally)

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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&#39;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&#39;s first creation. </span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A BEWITCHING TRAIN</span></span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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 &quot;imaginary&quot; playground for murders, love stories and many adventures. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <img alt="Img_2330" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/94910/IMG_2330.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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&#39;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&#39;Est.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <img alt="Img_2271" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/94911/IMG_2271.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Long before the schedule of its exhibition at the l&#39;Institut du Monde Arabe, the Orient Express had come to Chim&egrave;re and my mind for one of the fragments of our Lady&#39;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&#39;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.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <img alt="Img_2284" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/94912/IMG_2284.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you ever come to Paris before the end of summer, go to see this exhibition, you&#39;ll see, the Orient Express is magic and a fuel for ideas.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <a href="http://www.imarabe.org/activites-evenements/collections-expositions/expositions/orient-express" target="_blank">To know more about the Orient Express exhibition click here.</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">THE SKETCHES</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="vertical-align: baseline;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">We&#39;ve been </span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 17.25px; white-space: pre-wrap;">criticized</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> about the lack of pictures available so far. As a matter of fact, we do have a lot already, for instance, all the costum</span></font></span></span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">e 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&#39;s pictures are to die for, they are having a pretty hard time choosing.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2014-05-22___20.25.07" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/94913/Capture_d__cran_2014-05-22___20.25.07.png" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Leucosie has almost finished the make-up and hair sketches</strong>, she had to see Clara&#39;s sketches to be able to finish her own work. We have scheduled a meeting to check them out together in a few days.</span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">CLARA&#39;S FIRST SKETCH</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the meantime, it is my pleasure to present Clara&#39;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&#39;s fans with its classical shape and the finesse of it small details (the puff sleeves pleats, the delicate bows...).</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <img alt="1898154_10203191258411550_299263094_n" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/94914/1898154_10203191258411550_299263094_n.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">PLANNING AHEAD</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4e781dad-252a-8c22-4082-b4fcd98978aa"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">I still don&#39;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. </span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Anyway catch the next newsletter for more news about Lady Marmelade. (Hopefully our layout problem will have solved, I am currently recruiting house elves). </span></span></p>
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Where the hell did she go ?

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">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&#39;re far far from that ! I thought about sending three smaller theme-centered messages but since I wouldn&#39;t want to frustrate anyone any longer, here&#39;s everything you need to know so that you can pick any information you&#39;d need.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong style="line-height: 1.15;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">THE BOOK(S)</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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 &quot;how to get published&quot; 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&#39;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.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">THE COSTUMES</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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&#39;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.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">THE INCENTIVES</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When we met I took a chance to give the cooking lesson I owed to Clara&#39;s family. A very happy day folding samossas (creole dish) and teaching them an Indian recipe. Every one participated and I believe my &quot;students&quot; 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.</span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-837ab996-d0cb-0ab2-bd8b-83eedf34077b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the next few weeks, I will finish my recipe for the vegan curd and keep working on the novel.</span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 17.25px; white-space: pre-wrap;">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</span></font></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There you go, talk to you soon and may I had a kiss on both of your considerate cheeks !</span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Lucie B&eacute;luga and the rest of the lady Marmelade team.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;">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&#39;t worry we&#39;ll get there soon).</span></p>
Sunday, August 11, 2013

The FINAL COUNTDOWN

<p> Tomorrow at 4pm30 (Paris time) we will end 43 days of an epic funding.</p> <p> 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 &nbsp;620 we need even though you had already given us everything.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> During this last day, don&#39;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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So congratulations to all and to all a thank you as long and mythical as the journey ahead of Lady Marmelade.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div class="embed"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="405" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9jK-NcRmVcw?wmode=opaque&amp;feature=oembed" width="540"></iframe></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ps :&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">we&#39;ll soon be back with the incentive planning.</span></p>
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

12 jours

<p> Il reste 12 jours. 12 jours pour r&eacute;aliser un r&ecirc;ve qui implique maintenant plus d&#39;une centaines de personnes. Si on r&eacute;ussit, je m&#39;engage &agrave; vous faire voyager avec une histoire qui sera &agrave; la hauteur de votre soutien. De vous faire sourire, rire et peut-&ecirc;tre m&ecirc;me avoir la larmichette &agrave; l&#39;oeil. Celle que l&#39;on a lorsque l&#39;on termine les derni&egrave;res pages d&#39;un livre que l&#39;on a ador&eacute; et que l&#39;on quitte &agrave; regret des personnages qui nous ont donn&eacute; envie de nous d&eacute;passer. Je m&#39;engage &agrave; vous aider &agrave; r&eacute;aliser vos r&ecirc;ves &agrave; vous. &Agrave; vous porter de la m&ecirc;me mani&egrave;re que vous nous aurez soutenus sur ce projet. Si vous croyez en nous, n&#39;h&eacute;sitez pas &agrave; convaincre vos proches de participer, m&ecirc;me un peu. Un petit don qui pourrait nous faire aller tr&egrave;s loin.</p>
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

And now ? D-6

<div> 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&#39;t participated and we still have a lot of incentives left.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> At this moment, the next money we&#39;re going to collect is for our artist Chim&egrave;re so that we can print his awesome illustrations; Ideally, we would need about 620 &euro; (Or else, we will have to compromise and choose smaller sizes of print)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Would enyone be interested in pre-buying a print as an incentive?&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> *255 &euro; to print 10 illustrations sized 60x20 cm (24 euros a print +5% for kkbb )</div> <div> ou</div> <div> *410 &euro; to print&nbsp;&nbsp;10 illustrations sized&nbsp;90x30 cm (39 euros a print&nbsp; +5% for kkbb )</div> <div> ou&nbsp;</div> <div> *<span style="font-size: 12px;">620 &euro;&nbsp;</span>to print&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;10&nbsp;</span>illustrations sized<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;120x40 cm (59 euros&nbsp;</span>a print&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span>+5% for kkbb<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;)</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Have a nice day</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> And as just for our &nbsp;honorables donators, here is another piece of the exhibition. It will be modified but I can&#39;t resist and share it with you anyway.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <img alt="Lmfarwest" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/35706/LMfarwest.jpg" style="font-size: 12px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
Monday, August 05, 2013

MERCI

<p> Thank you</p> <p> For this participation to our little card castle.&nbsp;</p> <p> For following us, eyes wide shut, when honnestly we sometimes didn&#39;t know where we would even go.</p> <p> For supporting a relentless spam on each network we were.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> For not taking personnaly those same nerves when I would become slighty tyrannical with my requests for you to pledge here.</p> <p> For broadcasting our voices beyong our family and friends circles.</p> <p> For having us laugh and breath when the air was getting thinner and burnt our eyes.</p> <p> For giving when you had almost nothing.</p> <p> For pledging a second or a third time, commenting, liking when we needed you to.</p> <p> For believing when others just ignored.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lucie B&eacute;luga and the rest of project Marmelade&#39;s team.</p>