In a few words, could you describe Carel's DNA and values?
Relaxed and dashing Parisian style
How do you describe the Carel woman?
Simplicity and sobriety of the silhouette and taste for beautiful materials such as the cashmere, Egypt cotton and lamb leather for the feet… symbolized by feminine but slightly androgynous shoes at the same time: The Marquis
She can be "inaccessible" with 2 cm heels ! That is in the inimitable charm...
How do you see Carel’s evolution throughout the years?
Humor and fashionable style...
To you, where is the meeting point between Smets and Carel?
Carel always loved to worked together with creators as Jean Paul Gauthier, Issey Miaké etc. or concept stores of great talents: Open Ceremony in the USA, Colette in Paris, Smets in Belgium, Kitsuné in Japan.
12 QUESTIONS TO FREDERIQUE...
What’s an accessory you had for age? My bicycle , indispensable for Paris to be in time ! (Laugh)
An item of clothing that perfectly matches Carel Marquis model? Black Saint Laurent smoking or simple blue jean. Un smoking noire ST laurent ou un simple blue jean
Vintage or new? Absolute Vintage !!! I love to go on week end at flee market
Favorite type of flowers? Mimosas
Favorite Season in Paris? Spring time
Rive Gauche or Rive Droite? Both
Despite lipstick and a phone what are the 3 items you always carry with you? A small notebook where I put everything I have in mind , Italian guide to learn it, newspaper of the day
Favorite scent? Jasmin
Heels or Flats? Flats (always)
What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet? Smell and …Shoes !
A contemporary fashion icon you would like to have coffee with? Celine bags
An historical fashion icon you would like to have coffee with? Chloé blouse
FREDERIQUE'S TRAVEL TIPS ARNOUND EUROPE
Best restaurant Ming Chau / Paris 4
Best Brunch or Breakfast Palais de Tokyo Museum / Paris 16
Best Bar Silencio / Paris 2
Best Hotel Palazzo Delle Stelline / Milano
Best Museum Musée Guillemet / Paris 16
Best Library Beaubourg Centre Pompidou / Paris 4
Best Art Gallery Serpentine / London