malam is the exclusive source of one-of-a-kind and limited edition clothes and accessories by independent French designer Marie.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Marie.
I first went to a fashion school because I loved drawing, and I realised once there that pattern-making was even more fun... This is when I learnt how to sew and give life to some of the many ideas that run into my head
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I love learning languages, and understanding grammatical and word constructions. I think it is like making puzzles, it's really fun! I do a lot of translation work, however I would not like it to be my real job, I prefer keeping this as a hobby.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
I suppose this would be managing to do everything, when days seem so short... And remembering all the little things that need to be done apart from actually making the items, be it touching up photos, measuring and listing items, keeping all my websites updated, doing the accounting, answering emails, finding supplies...
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
It would probably be this dress. I simply love how it turned out! Actually, when I find the time to, I'll make a similar one for myself.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
oh, I don't even remember... At one point I wanted to be in the army, but this did not last more than a few years.
What other shops out there do you love?
There are lots and lots... I love masaoms' rings, underabluesky's pictures, rubyslounge's trophies, TomBanwell's masks, TheHouseOfMouse.etsy.com, gorjuss's and scarlettcat's artwork, of course my bf Yann's photos ... and so many others!
What does your future hold?
I wish I knew! Hopefully managing to move my studio out of my flat!
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