November 15, 2013

L I F E / Factory - [+ small Maison Martin Margiela giveaway]

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Last month, my workspace looked like a little factory with rolls of felt, piles of cut fabric all over and a sewing machine instead of a computer on the desk. I was making the bags in which the new Maison Martin Margiela Replica scents would be presented to the press, kind of like a packaging for a packaging. The fragrances division of Maison Martin Margiela saw the DIY I made a while ago and commissioned me to make it for the entire fashion press of The Netherlands and Belgium. You can imagine my excitement.

About the fragrances_
Romeo appropriated the 'Jazz club' and my personal favorite is the musky 'Lazy Sunday Morning'. Right now, the beautiful bottle of 'Promenade in the gardens' sits unused on the shelf. So if you like flowery scents with a slight hint of fresh leaves, leave your email in the comments below. At the end of the week I will pick someone who can put it to good use and send it over inside a little felt bag.


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almondcake said...

adazyta@gmail.com

ANGEL - WOOLMERINE PROJECT said...

They look so classy and elegant, want one !

angeliki.tricha@gmail.com

Celine KG said...

ahhhhhh wish i would win this perfect fragrance!

Eden said...

(✿◠‿◠) eden.olev@hotmail.com

boo said...

Oh, I wish for it. In February I went to Paris with my three guy friends (two of them being gay but not a couple) so I had the perfect company for window shopping and strolling around the city. We were looking for Rue de Montpensier for such a long time and couldn't find it at all. So we were standing in front of Colette and this beautiful woman was passing by and my friend (gay one, it was only two of us there at that specific moment) stopped her and asked her (in French, everybody knows the French don't like to speak English... but I don't agree) for directions. She tried to show us in our little city map but she got lost in it. So she suggested getting her bigger & better map from her car, so we were like - well, ok, thanks! She ran away in her Louboutins and we were waiting and waiting and then realized we were waiting for almost ten minutes and still nothing. So my friend lit a cigarette and said "let's wait five more". And in about a minute or two she was there with a huge map of Paris. She showed us the way and I - as an almost complete French nonspeaker /ok, I know a few words - wanted to compliment her on her bag. I told her "J'aime votre sac!" and my friend giggled a bit, because sac is probably not only a handbag. Oh, whatever. But what delighted me the most was her reply: "Vous avez bon goût!" - you see? She didn't say thank you as probably everybody would, she complimented me on my taste. It's like saying "I know," but in a very very different and more pleasant way. And I learned to tell people the same thing when they compliment me on something. So the journey of finding a MMM store (where I bought a pair of black patent leather sneakers I wear all the time) led me to a wonderful life experience. And thank you for bringing back this beautiful memory. Take care.

hellosandrakisic@gmail.com

Angie Michelle said...

incredible work, Ivania! you never fail to exude perfection.
big fan.

count me in for the giveaway! ;)
Xo

angie.gomez@live.com

Anonymous said...

I never win anything but well, it never hurts to give it a try! It would be amazing to own one of the Margiela's perfumes.
Also, I love the idea, the felt bags and the whole presentation. They made a good choice asking you to do it. Great job!
elenutele@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a dream.
alana_joy_alb@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

bakker201@hotmail.com

J said...

<3 jonhudak87@gmail.com

I.A said...

I got a sample of the Maison Martin Margiela fragrance at the MMM for H&M collection private party but couldn't find the bottle anywhere in my city :(

imeyen@hotmail.com

wl said...

this is huge ! am happy to see that you are now collaborating with maison martin margiela proper ! you've come a long way : ) a scent with a slight hint of fresh leaves would be perfect reminder of home for the winter ahead. keep up with the good work and good aesthetics !

weelingsoh@gmail.com

sophelle said...

hi ivania! i think this is the best giveaway in the entire history of giveaways, i cant decide what's a better prize.. your perfectly design little bag or the perfume!
sophie / sofi@sky.com

Alice said...

Congratulations Ivania!
That's so amazing that you got a chance to work with Maison Martin Margiela...it must have been such a dream come true for you given the way your aesthetics match so well! The little felt bags are so interesting and just the smallest bit unexpected...they remind me of cute little cones or dwarf hats or something equally adorable! I love that they're both so clean looking and so functional--I bet they can be re-used to carry quite a number of different things.

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I could never afford anything MMM on my student budget so it would be so amazing if I could be the lucky winner. Not to mention, I recently decided that I should find myself a fragrance as opposed to my usual scent of soap. Something like Promenade in the Gardens sounds like it would smell amazing! Aside from enjoying the scent, I think I would be happy just to have that bottle sitting on my countertop. It looks so clean and almost medicinal with the clear bottle and uncluttered label. I honestly think the label is my favorite part of the bottle!
I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner but I'm sure there's other people who deserve it more. Here's to hoping that someone deserving gets that beautiful fragrance!!

~Alice
thesearex@gmail.com

Magdalena Kapica said...

malenakapica@gmail.com

I love them soo soo much. As well as your posts :)

Anonymous said...

Hej Ivania! Being mom to a nine month old little girl and trying to run my own design business at the same time makes me spend that hard earned money in smart but at times not so fun ways. So I keep a (very small) wish-list on the side with some favs that I might spoil myself with - if a bucket of cash magically would appear on my doorsteps. A MMM fragrance has been on that list for a long time. Would be great (: Keep up the good work, /Sara (studio@burkhard.se)

al31nad said...

I looked for reviews of the scent before deciding to enter, and I think it sounds like what I've been looking to buy but haven't found yet. So, al31nad@gmail.com

Adrienn Regős said...

I'm in love with these fragrances! <3

The Capricious Nature said...

what a great opportunity it is for you! love those bags :) i am extremely happy for your success :)

myriamknam@gmail.com

Adrienn Regős said...

adrienn.regos@gmail.com I would be so happy !! <3

Anonymous said...

Yessss please!
Looks really nice! :)
christina_weber13@hotmail.com

kamila said...

2 years ago i bought Margielas (untitled) without smell it couse we cant buy any MMM fragrances in poland. i believed thats gonna be my smell. and it was perfect. im still usin that first bottle for special occasions. so i stol believe its my kind of brand for fragrances
kbkrzewska@gmail.com

Emma said...

eslc27@gmail.com

Margaryta said...

Ahh, so cool!
magrett72@mail.ru

Anonymous said...

briandeveline@hotmail.com

Hopppppe I'm not too late to win this amazing scent !!!

Giio, said...

giiomfg@gmail.com

:)

Kini Mamola said...

Hi Ivania,

My email is kinimamola@gmail.com

Thank you for doing this little MMM giveaway. Hope I win!!

With love from California,
Kini :-)

Hanna T said...

I love the simple bottle!

Claire said...

YAAAAAAAS chen.clairet@gmail.com

Hope Akin said...

amazing opportunity. wow. congrats.

hopeakin@gmail.com

V said...

MMM > Life.

vanessakrystinwong@gmail.com

Corinna said...

beautiful idea! corinna.stabrawa@hotmail.com

Tyson Peisley said...

Yes, please!

info@mervdesign.com

Anonymous said...

You go out of your way to make someone else's day.

rogersekelly@gmail.com

JazzyJoyce said...

Sounds like the perfect combination :)

JazzyJoyce said...

joyce.j.lim87@gmail.com

JeaninceM said...

wow! i would love to win the perfume :)

nyh_963@hotmail.com

kim boloorian said...

hey, i am only 16 and i own one bottle of perfume which i love! i am such a huge fan of mmm but i can never afford anything that he makes! your blog is the biggest inspiration ever, you are the best blogger hands down!! kimboloorian@gmail.com

sage stoyer said...

You are such an inspiration, I would love to win the perfume!!
sagestoyer@gmail.com

evie wilson said...

Awesome blog!

Really want to try this after all the hype. Fresh linen- best smell ever.

evie-21@hotmail.com

emw-uk.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

People are becoming very unsatisfied with my use of mens perfume, so I think I could use something sweeter and more feminine.

Caroline.gudmandsen@hotmail.com

Marjolein | NeverTooPolished said...

Wow, super gaaf Ivania! Het is natuurlijk sowieso al een eer om voor iets dergelijks gevraagd te worden, maar dat het door een merk gebeurt dat je zelf zo gaaf vind is natuurlijk alleen maar extra leuk. Gefeliciteerd! :)

x

Madalina said...

Congrats on MMM collaboration! :D
madalinatoderascu@yahoo.com

Chelsea Addae said...

It's a dream come true for you to be part of such a major brand like MMM. I wish you the best Ivania. It's truly a blessing.

Chelsea.addae@hotmail.com

Good luck Everyone.

enajoy said...

enadearmas@hotmail.com

Etain said...

omg that must be so so exciting for you!! Congratulations!! Always have been the biggest fan! :) Can't wait to see future collaborations and what you may be coming up with!

edatmu2010@yahoo.com

Olga said...

love it
olga686@yahoo.com

Jade said...

Ik heb zoveel respect voor hoe tegen alles aankijkt en betrekkelijk snel deze blog internationaal op de kaart hebt gezet en nu zelfs in opdracht van Margiela werkt
Stop asjeblieft nooit met creeeren

liefs
jade
(jadee_T@hotmail.com)

Sonshine said...

What an exciting news, congrats! You go MMM girl! hyunsonj at gmail dot com

the white ribbon said...

would love to get one of these beauties!

info@thewhiteribbonblog.com

Adriana C. said...

I neeed a delicate smell for my room so it doesn't stay smelling bland!
even after the perfume is finished i can use the bottles to fill with precious oils and use on my hair!

thanks,

adricardenas7890@hotmail.com

MORGAN NOVY said...

I would love so very much! Thank you Ivania!

morgan.novy@hotmail.com

evangeline said...

i definitely love flora scented perfume and for someone like me who loves flowers so much, how can i not have a perfume like this? haha annd your blog layout is really simple and pretty. yesitsevan@hotmail.com

Phoebe said...

Hello Ivania! I love when different scents remind you of specific times in your life, like I used to wear a kinda heavy Slava Zaitsev perfume when I was learning to ice skate because I wanted to feel like a fearless Russian princess instead of a gangly lil four eyes with no coordination, and now every time I smell it I can almost feel the ice. I've had a strange year, a little sad but I came out of it recently feeling so open, looking up at life and a new beginning. And it's the year that I first found your blog and subsequently started experimenting with my style much more happily, maybe MMM would be the scent to help me always remember this time? :] Kind regards always, Phoebe. x

magicalmusicboxes@gmail.com

Storm Land said...

Wow, you must be so proud!

Lisette Rivera said...

Ahh congratulations!! It's so cool to see you working with MMM!!!! I would absolutely die of happiness if I got this in the mail!!
lisetteblogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

audreysgoldfish@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
I follow all of your posts and I'm not surprised that MMM finally reached to you, your styles perfectly fit.

I know I probably missed the deadline for the giveaway, but still: iliana.dimitrova(at)mail.bg

Anonymous said...

Lovely! ave1995@live.nl

ne-knopka said...

I'd love to have a new fragrance

Anna

anna_k67@yahoo.com

Fleeting(Boy) said...

Congratulations!!! I look forward to the day you create a collection or if you decide to create a label. I love your take on design as diys. Thank you for continuing to do this.

Kirstie

Magna Rún Rúnarsdóttir said...

I love the design of the bag! Can I just win a piece of that? Allthough I wouldn´t mind the perfume..
Magna Rún
magnarun@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

maddymkent@live.com - ^.^ -

emzgalz said...

Great post! I love margiela scents, they are amazing, I have untitled and would also love my own replica scent!
I was thinking about getting my dad 'Jazz club' for Christmas!

emzgalz@gmail.com

Pamela said...

I'd be beyond grateful to receive this beautiful bottle of perfume! Not only do I absolutely adore the clean, fresh aesthetically pleasing to the eye bottle, but the scent sounds beautiful and I'm absolutely sure I'd love it to bits! x

pamelacostello11@gmail.com

Kristen Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, your work is beautiful and complements Margiela's aesthetic so well.

aekung8@gmail.com

Katze said...

I'd love to try it but am also very impressed by you making your felt bags vor mm!
my e-mail adress: aylin.emel@hotmail.de

Ardamus said...

Wow..
Great giveaway / contest.
I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

easy to work for the maison when your friend is inside the perfume department….for sure you have a sort of talent (in a way) but please, leave the place for people with real right skills to do this kind of job…..this is so annoying, just because you are a blogger you can do whatever you want…so sad. fashion blogger destroy the fashion, that's the reality

good luck

Linny (*) said...

Congrats!!!! so would love to win this haha - linny.gd@gmail.com

Sandrine V said...

Love your minimalist style!

sandrine.vaillancourt@gmail.com

Sigrid Djernæs said...

awesome with the collaboration! I love MMM and would with great joy be in possession of a Replica perfume. (and of your felt bag).
my email is;

sigridhdjernaes@hotmail.com

and i'm from Denmark which isn't far from the netherlands.

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