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Velvette is a fashion designer based in France. She works with many childrenwear brands as well as for a Paris based trends agency. She has no children yet, but her goddaughter who just turned 11 is an endless source of inspiration. Colors and textures reveal who Velvette is and what her favorite places are.
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APPLE GREEN My mother loved making our own clothes. Her cousin was a taylor for the Haute Couture and he was giving us fabric left overs. One day, I had to go to school with a cone shaped apple green pair of pants!
BLUEFor the working pants of my friend Jo. He introduced me to those carpenter’s trousers, high waist, to wear with suspenders. Love them
BROWN For my Golden Goose boots.  I was not a big fan of cow-boy boots (called “santiags” in French), but this limited edition is very special. And it is like disguising in a way…
DENIM For the jeans created by Phoebe Philo for Celine, with its

cute nod to childhood :
meant to be worn a bit short on the leg, they show traces of several hem adjustments, like you see on children’s pants, through the alterations, how quickly they grew. For the kid in all of us
GREY It’s the colors that comes to my mind when I think of Gare du Nord. Gare du Nord. When it’s fashion collection season I take the train there so often. It’s a brighter or lighter grey when I am on the Eurostar to go shopping in London (Caramel baby&child ), and in Anvers (American Outfitters, Maan, Essentiel…so many great children’s brands out there)
LIBERTY For the mini suitcase I found at Merci, in Liberty print
NEON PINK I am working on a swimwear collection for 8-14 years old girls and their older sisters…
ORANGE For the bar of Hotel Raphaël. I invited a friend there one day and he arrived dressed in orange from head to toe!
PRINTS Everytime something positive happens to me I run to Spree, to buy a piece from TSUMORI CHISATO, one of my favorite designers ;-)
RED For the restaurant Le 16 in Montmartre, amazing French fries. Don’t miss the Studio 28, next door, for a great screening experience, in other words to see your best films in an intimate atmosphere
VELVET, or Velvette! For Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground
YELLOW For Barcelona, especially for the vintage store HERITAGE. A wonderful place hiding 30’s dresses, bags, precious hats and other treasures.

Golden Goose at Spree 16, rue la Vieuville 75018 Paris FRANCE  –Merci, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris FRANCE – Hotel Raphael, 30 Avenue Kléber 75016 Paris FRANCE –Le 16, 16 rue Tholozé 75018 Paris / Studi 28: 10 rue Tholozé FRANCE – Heritage, Banys nou, 14. 08002 Barcelona SPAIN – Caramel Baby&child, 77 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London  UK American outfitters, Groendalstraat 22, Antwerp BELGIUM   –Maan, Hoogstrat 45, Antwerp BELGIUM – Essentiel Girls, Schuttershofstraat, Antwerp BELGIUM