Armance is passionate about fashion since her childhood. After her fashion studies at the,Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, she works for Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab and Barbara Bui. She works in her studio with different textures, patterns for her creations. Leather, silk embroidery and feathers gave birth to Armance Rotceig’s first collection.
How do you feel about France and French people? I can’t really talk about what I know and therefore Paris, because I’ve been living here since my birth. I love this city ; it’s my home and I don’t see myself anywhere else. I’m submerged by its beauty each time I wander or when I come back from a trip abroad. Night walks on the bridges crossing over the Seine, it’s a wonderful show ! I love getting lost in the paved Streets between St-Germain and the latin quarter. I love to mingle amongst the flow of tourists discovering this amazing city. Parisian women have this « je ne sais quoi » that you cannot find elsewhere : they can wear anything with elegance and natural chic. They are so distinguished. What does Parisian Flair mean to you? Discovering and bringing French art de vivre. What is romanticism? To be loved and be in love; enjoy each moments of life, transform one’s life into a modern fairy tale. Are you romantic? This adjective was invented for me … I am in love with love. Where did you have your most impressive French kiss? At the Parc Georges Brassens in the 15th district of Paris. Your dream? To be happy… The best gift you ever made and received? Coming soon.
Your perfect French dinner? A steak tartare with fries. Your favorite French wine? I love champagne rosé. Your favorite meal in France? They are so many good places: it depends on what I feel like eating. Lately, I love la Bocca de la Verita. Favorite French desert? A moelleux au chocolat. What is your Madeleine de Proust? La guimauve / French marshmallow. Last French movie you saw? “Jeune et Jolie » by François Ozon. Favorite French movie? I can’t remember because I’m very easily amused. Favorite French actor? Kristin Scott Thomas. Which French contemporary artist? Nadine Kohn Fiszel. Why? Her work really moves me. Favorite French museum? Palais de Tokyo ; I love their selection. The French art piece that resonates the most with you? Schmates » by Nadine Kohn Fiszel
What is your favorite place in France ? Saint Germain des Prés. Your perfume? Aqua allegoria de Guerlain. If you had 3000 euro and you could only buy one fashion item? The pearly white bracelet by Van Cleef and Arpels. If you had 3000 euro and you could buy an entire outfit? An Alaïa dress. What is the quintessential French look to you? A jacket Armance Rotceig of course! The French book that most moved you? Recently I really enjoyed The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. The French poem you would want to receive? To my daughter by Victor Hugo. Do you still know one by heart? It’s terrible I have such a bad Memory ! Your favorite French word? Why? Grandir / To grow : it’s what I’m trying to do right now ; not to be a child woman anymore !
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I met with Caroline at her favorite coffee shop Ten Belles in the 10th in Paris for this cool interview. She has a great soul, dynamic and positive, I connected with this foodie in a heartbeat. CHECK OUT HER INSTAGRAM How do you feel about Paris and Parisians in general? I’m in love with Paris. I live there since 31 years […]
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