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HELEN FRANKENTHALER


We are defining (or shall I say redefining) who the Marais Girl is. The initial part of this process was to answer questions about her. Some of them I expected and had a very clear and immediate answer for (how old is she, what does she do for a living, where does she shop?), and others were very specific and a bit trickier to nail down. My method for finding these answers was to start collecting visual references from books, blogs, old scrap books, and anywhere I could find bits and pieces I felt conveyed a part of who the Marais Girl is. I collected a few hundred images and then edited them down until they visually described the Marais Girl.

A few paintings of Helen Frankenthaler’s made it into the final selection. Each one is so effortlessly beautiful, which is an aspect of her work she has been criticized for. But to me all of her work is highly emotional and complex. It is art you’d want in your home; makes you happy; energizes you; and is interesting to look at for years and years. And that is the art the Marais Girl dreams about adding to her collection. If she could choose a piece (hell yes!)?

Seeing the Moon On A Hot Summer Day, 1987
More of my inspiration images coming to the blog soon.
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October 23rd, 2013 § 0

MARAIS GIRL MONDAY

 Photo courtesy of Christina Cardona of Trop Rouge

 Today marks the start of the first ever #MaraisGirlMonday Instagram contest. Follow these 3 steps, and you’re entered to win the pair of your choice from www.MaraisUSA.com:

1. Follow us on Instagram (@MaraisUSA)

 2. Post an Instagram photo of yourself in your favorite pair of Marais shoes by Sunday (02/03/13) at midnight EST. Remember, only photos on Instagram will be counted as entries. Post as many photos as you like. Each photo is an entry.

 3. Include #MaraisGirlMonday and @MaraisUSA in your post.

 Our favorite entry will be featured next Monday (02/04/13), and the winner will get to select the pair of her choice.  Spread the word and get to snapping – we can’t wait to see your pics!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST OF MANY #MARAISGIRLMONDAYS. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN SEEING HOW YOU ARE WEARING MARAIS. ALTHOUGH IT WAS VERY HARD TO CHOOSE, THE WINNER IS ELLA. WE COULDN’T RESIST HER SMILE … AND HER CHELSEA BOOTS!:

January 28th, 2013 § 0

MARAIS GIRL ALLISON

This is the reaction we generally look for from our customers.

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January 22nd, 2013 § 0

SUMMER VIDEO

Hope you enjoy this video featuring Marais Girl Danielle Meyer and directed by Kristina Carucci. It was so much fun to put this together in the park (minus the mosquito bites!)

MARAIS USA Summer 2012 Video from MARAIS USA on Vimeo.

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June 21st, 2012 Comments Off

BOWS & BANDITS VINTAGE

We are seriously smitten with the Bows and Bandits Spring lookbook!  It features previous Marais Girl Danielle, who we also LOVE.  In case you aren’t familiar, Bows and Bandits is an Austrian based vintage shop.  They have a fantastic selection of reworked vintage (all one of a kind pieces).   If you have some free time, take a peak through all their lookbooks… they are so idyllic.

Perfect shade of yellow for the summer!  Visit the site here: http://www.bowsandbandits.com/

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May 17th, 2012 Comments Off

MARAIS GIRL MONDAY

INES DE LA FRESSANGE
via All the Pretty Birds

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January 30th, 2012 Comments Off

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