Madame's Insider-Guide: Paris with Marie Dewet
FOR MAISONCLÉO, MARIE DEWET LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE FASHION ON INSTAGRAM TOGETHER WITH HER MOTHER. SHE SHOWED US HER FAVORITE PLACES IN PARIS
If all brands were to act like MaisonCléo, the fashion industry would have long been sustainable. Marie Dewet founded the label on Instagram. The cotton blouses and silk tops there have also been seen by fashion blogger Leandra Medine and model Emily Ratajkowski.
Marie designs tops, blouses and dresses, her mother Nathalie, a tailor nicknamed Cléo, sews them in her hometown of Lille. All the fabrics are remnants from the production of couture houses, everything is "made in France" and genuine handwork - and yet they are not couture pieces for which you have to spend a six-figure sum. You can find out how MaisonCléo's prices are made up in the online shop. For example, the price for a blouse of 170 euros includes 30 euros for three hours of sewing, 14.30 euros for the fabric, around 54 euros for tax and finally 45 euros for Marie and Cléo. This is one hundred percent fair and one hundred percent transparent.
Every Wednesday evening the online shop opens and sells everything that Cléo has sewn in a week - never more than 20 to 25 pieces, of an embroidered silk top even only nine pieces are produced. It usually doesn't take an hour until everything is sold out. Nevertheless, Marie Dewet has no expansion plans. If you are looking for more such great concepts: Marie Dewet has written down her best tips for Paris.
Théatre du Châtelet
For any visit to Paris, I would recommend this theatre. Whether you're there for a concert or a play, it's simply beautiful. chatelet.com
The best of all: At "Peonies" there is a stand with seasonal flowers that were allowed to grow without pesticides or other additives. At the same time there is a café with a great breakfast - everything is 100% homemade. peonies-paris.com
A really great shop in the Rue d'Aboukir 28, for which some of my friends have teamed up to bring more colors to our wardrobe. All the beautiful colorful dresses there are "made in France". modetrotter.com