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Mamzelle Poppy / Creative capsule
Here is our eleventh CREATIVE CAPSULE. This month, we invite you to meet Mamzelle Poppy, young, rigorous and artist in love of colors, fabrics and materials of all kinds. Her work is a game of mixed elements creating a pop, graphic and colored esthetics. Her approach is often intuitive; she does her creations with feeling and plays her main tool: her creativity.
Describe your creative lab in a few words?
A big screen on a quite small square table. It isn't perfect but it's cozy because I am surrounded by my illustrations hung on on walls. I also put the things I like and that I want under my eyes on my pin-board.
In two sentences, how would you describe your work technique?
Instinctive, because I walk in the visual crush. Given that I work according to photo references, it should speak to me. In most of the cases I like to create a space where I assemble various elements dug up here and there, then I harmonize the whole on Photoshop to portray something new. I like playing with colors and textured papers.
What is the project of which you are most proud of?
My collection of portraits which is growing little by little.
What are your favorite colors to create?
It's difficult to choose; I would say all the colors, because I really like the color!! The lively colors such as the red, the orange, the pink millennial as well as black's touch to sublimate and underline the whole. It's said I still look for the perfect red; the red "Poppy". If I find one, it would be this one.
Why did you become an artist?
I don’t know. I didn’t decide, but since my childhood I always did creative things. This need to create has naturally stayed with me; it has influenced my various choices of studies and my path to this day. I believe that when I will be in a real workshop, the one I dream about, (large and bright), I will really feel like an "Artist".
In four words, how would you describe your illustration style?
Colorful, feminine, textured, offbeat.
What is your dream project?
Theoretically, a beautiful history like the one of G. Kero and thus to create my brand it would be my dream. Otherwise, an attractive collaboration with a brand (clothes, accessories …) that I like in which I would have the freedom to include my personal touch, my creative vision and offbeat sense of fashion would be enough to make me happy.
What does a typical day in the life of Andi look like?
Generally, I wake up around 9 am, I cuddle my cat Ganesh and I begin my day with a shower and a good tea, the essentials! Then I turn on my computer, I put on Spotify and while my programs are being launched, I water my plants; it allows me to take a big breath of fresh air before settling into my workstation where I begin by checking my e-mails and social networks. I usually will work until lunch time around 1-1:30pm. 30 minutes later at the end of meal with my second cup of tea, I start listening to a show or a podcast. Then I go to my yoga lesson at 6 pm; I come back at 8 pm, and after a good shower, I prepare dinner (often at 4 hands, so I should probably say "we" prepare dinner). My evenings are not the same: sometimes I return on my work after dinner or we will watch a movie or TV show. I try to go to bed around midnight, I check Instagram and/or Pinterest, I read a little and then sleep. However, once a week we establish a no-screen evening, in which I will craft, use my sewing machine, paint or make pearls. I will do anything that is not in front of a screen – it’s the rule and it’s very pleasant.
What inspires you?
So many things! Women, photography, art, magazines, meetings and people behind a creative project…
What is your favourite blog or website?
There are a lot, I admit I am often inspired on Instagram because it allows me to stay up to date in an effective and intuitive way on my favorite accounts. Among them I would say I enjoy @elsamuse and her team, I have been following her since the beginning and she does a great job, very inspiring! http://www.elsamuse.com
Mamzelle Poppy / She's back!
After a short break, our dear and talented Mamzelle Poppy is back and she shows us, once again, her creativity and her talent with this series of personal researches. Her way to treat the images and her style apply as much to ad projects, editorial projects as packaging... Visit her portfolio and contact us for any project.
Mamzelle Poppy / Sunglass Hut
A Pinterest’s campaign, by RXM Creative agency, created for the sunglasses brand Sunglass Hut. After Mydeadpony, Mamzelle Poppy gives her elegant and refreshing touch for the campaign Sketches of style.
Mamzelle Poppy / Atmosphère Magazine / Air Transat
Here are some new illustrations by Mamzelle Poppy for the chronicle Travel In Style of the May-October 2015 edition of the Air Transat Atmosphere Magazine.
Mamzelle Poppy / Women portraits
During a competition in which she was not held for an awards ceremony,Mamzelle Poppy has illustrated these women portraits.
Mamzelle Poppy / Greedy illustrations / Paris
Here is a delicious and greedy series of illustrations signed by Mamzelle Poppy for a new tea shop that will open soon in Paris 9th arrondissement.
Mamzelle Poppy / Atmosphere inflight magazine / Montreal
Let’s fly to Europe with this article about Mediterranean fashion illustrated by Mamzelle Poppy for Atmosphere, Canadian airline Air Transat’s inflight travel magazine.
Mamzelle Poppy / Apple Magazine applemag.ca / Calgary
Mamzelle Poppy created a colorful portrait as we like them for an article of Apple magazine applemag.ca which motivates everyone to open and to speak about their own feelings. Because, sometimes, we hide severe disorders and problems in relation with the mental health.
Mamzelle Poppy / Avantages magazine / Paris
Cooking is honoured on these illustrations by Mamzelle Poppy for the article titled Viandes et poissons je sublime les petits prix (Meat and fish, I enhance low prices) published in Avantages magazine, March issue.
Mamzelle Poppy / Le Parisien magazine / Paris
Discover, through Mamzelle Poppy's graphic touch, these must-see places to visit in London city and presented in Le Parisien magazine through the Travel route : Destination London column.
Mamzelle Poppy / Marie-Claire China Magazine / Pékin
The oriental flavored red highlights this floral scene of Mamzelle Poppy to present diverse cosmetics in Marie-Claire China.
Mamzelle Poppy / Interview of Mamzelle Poppy / Flanelle Magazine / Montreal
Mamzelle Poppy / New illustrator / France
As a color, fabric and other materials lover, Mamzelle Poppy has found her own way to express herself through illustration for several years now. After a 3D digital training (specialized in texture adding), which made her graphic tablet her best ally, she's inspired by women's magazines and fashion photographic works, but also by cartoon films. Her work is made up of different elements creating a pop, graphic and colored aesthetics. This universe reflects a very personal vision of femininity and the world surrounding us exactly as she sees it: with a suspicion of naughtiness and whim. Mamzelle Poppy's approach is mostly intuitive ; she approaches her creations with feeling and makes the most of her best tool: creativity.