Rubrique : my work

Enjoy

Enjoy-Life-Fifi-Mandirac

I’m the kind of girl whose mood is directly dependent on sunlight … 
 So I went to get a little sun, down south, and here’s the poster that I brought back.
When summer finally arrives, I plan on making the most of it. Enjoy!

Enjoy L

 This is the first time I’ve made a poster as a sequel to the previous one. I like this duo …

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Three new fabric designs

Tissu Cachette L

Tissu Cachette Zoom L

You may have already seen some of these here and there, because the new collection entitled “L’envolée” (“Soaring”) that I designed for Atelier Brunette already came out a few weeks ago… I was waiting to make something to present the fabric appropriately, but to be honest, I do not have much time to sew. So I’ll show you the fabric as I use it in real life: seamless! Here, for example, the fabric “Cachette” (“Stash”) is a makeshift tablecloth in the kitchen.

Tissu Hirondelles L

Tissu Hirondelles Zoom L

In the bedroom, the “Hirondelles” (“Swallows”) fabric is laid on the bed. I could have shown it as a sarong on the beach, or a curtain in the workshop (as I did here with the previous collection)…
But for fabric “Ciel bleu” (“Blue Sky”), I asked Emilie to make a cushion and she even took the initiative to make a tutorial, courageous girl!

Tissu Ciel Bleu L

Tissu Ciel bleu Zoom L

Ok, as soon as I have the time, I plan to try sewing together a strapless dress with “Swallows” fabric! And why don’t you show me what you can make with my designs?

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100% cotton batiste – Width 140 cm – 80g/m2 density – Wash 30-40 ° – Sold by 0.50 meter.

New poster

Girls Fun

Not a bad plan for the upcoming summer, don’t you think?

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Work in progress

InstagramFifi3L

InstagramFifi2L

I’ve been focused on a particular project over the last few weeks… Built from the bottom up, just what I prefer! As all of the exciting projects I’ve embarked on, I must fight the temptation to tell you more before it’s time, but here are two pictures (from my Instagram page) taken during the photo shoot, to give you a taste of what I’ve been working on.

PS: The iPhone cases are back in stock, and Emilie has also made the suitcases available on-line.

Les Journaliers

Atelier Fifi Mandirac

Les Journaliers” website is officially launched, as of today. I’d been looking for just the right words to present this project, but I don’t think I could describe it any better than they do:

“Les Journaliers” are interested in the way artists and designers work, from day to day… their doubts, the process, their inspiration. Writing, creating illustrations, taking photos, composing… Above and beyond inspiration, bringing creative projects to their final stages often requires isolation, perseverance and discipline. ‘Les Journaliers’ highlight the everyday aspects of this creative process as well as the professional dimension of these activities, aspects which we don’t hear about often enough. To take inspiration from others daily habits, selecting ideas and methods that speak to us, is to find the energy and motivation to keep doing what we do every day. To learn about how reputable professionals got where they are is to realize that there are as many artistic paths as there are individuals… and this may help us accept the fact that our own paths are often crooked, full of detours and dead-ends”.

Here it is…

I’m mentioning it here because I find the idea really good… though I’m forced to admit I’m proud to be part of this project myself, as ‘Les Journaliers’ chose me as one of their first ‘subjects’. We spent some time together in my workshop and the girls (Yes, ‘Les Journaliers’ are all girls) asked me a great number of questions, some of which I’d never even asked myself. The words and images are available in this interview, after which I will have (practically) no more secrets left for you.

Photo © Rodolphe Bricard for Les Journaliers.

Abstraction

Cadre-Affiche-John

As I’ve been working quite a lot for others lately, I almost forget to take time for my own projects… Everyone asks me to do “Fifi-style” designs, so I wanted to try something else. Yesterday, I made something completely abstract, the kind of thing that people don’t generally ask me for. This poster is the first outing in a new direction, a more purely graphic aesthetic that I’d like to explore …What do you think?

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Carte Vallotton

On a totally different note (though I’m sure that the harmony of the green, black and red colours on the poster above have some sort of connection to this…) I decided to adopt one of my good resolutions: Monday I left the atelier and went to see the Félix Vallotton exhibition at the Grand Palais. I had a few faint memories of his work, dating back to my Art History classes, which is why the visual impact was even more astounding. Don’t hesitate! There’s nothing better than experiencing paintings up-close and direct (not only Vallotton’s work, for that matter)…

(Français) Tout se passe bien

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