Monday, November 2

Christmas Exhibition :: Invitation Card

I had announced last week our upcoming Christmas Exhibition at Gallery Palette, together with Japanese illustrator Eri Takenaga [previous post here]. Today I am super proud to show you the design of the invitation, which is the result of a team work between Eri-san, who drew the pretty ballerina + Hiki, graphic designer & owner of Uguisu + myself. I gave the creative direction and layout instruction to Hiki, who then came up with this beautiful design.
Loving it, but how about you?

☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩
4-17-22 TZ building, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Bonjour à tous! 
J'avais annoncé la semaine dernière les préparations pour notre exposition vente de Noël, qui aura lieu à nouveau à la Galerie Palette à Tokyo [lisez le billet ici]. C'est une expo en collaboration avec l'illustratrice japonaise Eri Takenaga.  
Aujourd'hui, c'est la révélation du design du carton d'invitation, dont je suis assez fière. Il est le résultat d'un beau travail d'équipe entre Eri - qui a dessiné la ballerine + Hiki, designer graphique et propriétaire de la boutique en ligne Uguisu, et moi-même. J'ai donné toutes les directives artistiques à Hiki, qui ensuite parfaitement réalisé ce que j'avais en tête, et a créé cette très belle invitation.
Je l'aime beaucoup. Et vous?

☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩
4-17-22 TZ building, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Tuesday, October 27

NEWS :: CRAFT BOX Tilda x Marie Maglaque


I am very happy today to finally announce this exciting collaboration project I have been working on since the beginning of the year. I couldn't share much about it earlier on as details were getting finalized, but we are now taking in pre-orders so it's about time to announce it to you all!

A few months ago, I was proposed to create the content of the Christmas edition of the Craft Box, which is a sewing kit delivered right to your mailbox (in Japan). It was launched in 2015 by the distributing company of Norwegian fabric and craft material brand Tilda. I was honored to be chosen to design their 4th craft box, and started to sketch and think what I would create.

I knew I wanted to link this project to my embroidered creations, so this is what I came up with:
  • a multi-pocket accessory pouch, to be used for storing your jewelry pieces while travelling, or keep your make-up items at easy reach in your handbag. I selected two patterns: the deep red one with little deers, and the light blue one with the doilies (my favorite!) as I could easily imagine so many ways to use the pretty pattern.
  • a brooch that can be turned into a Christmas tree ornament, using the pattern from the doily fabric.
The box includes extra materials and inspiration to create other decorative items with the leftover fabric, such as a napkin ring. Each Craft Box also holds a few little surprises selected by Tilda Japan among the collection.

I will hold workshops in Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi in Tokyo to realize the brooch/ Christmas ornament on December 17 (Thu) and December 19 (Sat), stay tuned!!

Beautiful scrapbooking & wrapping materials by Tilda

Here is my profile in Japanese for the Craft Box #4, how exciting!

Are you as excited as I am right now? I hope you like this project!

Special offer to the subscribers of my newsletter! To stand a chance to win this Craft Box, just sign up for the newsletter and you will automatically enter the giveaway. 


Terms and conditions: 
- Giveaway open internationally. 
- Shipping fees covered by the sender (me). 
- The winner will be notified by email and via my social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook) and should claim her prize within a week.

Above and below, pictures of the bigger ornament 
realized from the doily fabric scrap.

Below is the brooch/ Christmas ornament whose step-by-step instruction is also included in the Craft Box #4. Different color combination lead to a totally different result. Which one do you prefer?

PRE-ORDER(Japan only)

>> If you are interested in ordering this Craft Box but are not based in Japan, 
please kindly drop me an email at marie[at]etincellecreativestudio[dot]com 
and I will see what I can do for you. 
Thank you!

Don't forget:

Special offer to the subscribers of my newsletter! To stand a chance to win this Craft Box, just sign up for the newsletter and you will automatically enter the giveaway. 


Terms and conditions: 
- Giveaway open internationally. 
- Shipping fees covered by the sender (me). 
- The winner will be notified by email and via my social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook) and should claim her prize within a week.

Thank you for your support!
Merci beaucoup ♡

©All photos by Nao Lincoln for Etincelle Creative STUDIO

Thursday, October 22

NEW :: Online retailer :: Sophie et Chocolat


A quick post today to let you know that my Les Petits Mots collection of embroidered French words is now available online on the Japanese website Sophie et Chocolat! Happy shopping (if you don't understand Japanese, click here).


Un tout petit billet aujourd'hui pour vous dire que ma collection de mots brodés Les Petits Mots est maintenant disponible en ligne sur le site japonais Sophie et Chocolat! Bon shopping (si vous comprenez le japonais... sinon c'est par ici).

©All photos by Sophie et Chocolat - All rights reserved.

➢ Previous posts written on the blog about Sophie & Chocolat, discover their kawaii work here!

➢ Découvrez l'univers kawaii de Sophie et Chocolat dans les billets écrits précédemment ici.

Wednesday, October 21

NEWS :: Christmas Exhibition :: Nov.30, 2015 :: Tokyo

Hello everyone!

It's about time I announce the project I have been working on since the month of September - and you may have guessed it already if you are following me on Instagram: I am preparing a NEW exhibition in Tokyo! It will be held the first week of December at Gallery Palette in Minami-Aoyama, and the theme is Christmas, Paris, ballerina and gift giving. This exhibition is in collaboration with Japanese illustrator Eri Takenaga, I am really inspired by Eri-san's work!

I am working on a soft, pastel color palette thinking of snow, tutus, delicate embroideries and a fancy Parisian Christmas! Here below are some of the items I have created these past few weeks... Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to discover more about the preparations leading to the exhibition...

Eri-san and myself will conduct workshops every day, I will announce the dates and details as soon as details are confirmed and booking can be made. Stay tuned!

☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩


C'est le moment de vous annoncer le projet sur lequel je travaille depuis le mois de Septembre... peut-être avez-vous deviné d'ailleurs si vous me suivez sur Instagram... La première semaine de Décembre se tiendra ma deuxième exposition à Tokyo, à la Galerie Palette à Minami-Aoyama. Le thème cette fois est Noël, et plus spécialement un Noël parisien chic avec en toile de fond les ballets de l'Opéra Garnier et les fabuleuses illuminations des grands magasins. L'expo se fait en collaboration avec l'illustratrice japonaise Eri Takenaga, dont j'admire énormément le travail.

La palette de couleur est dans les tons pastels, inspirée de la neige, de tutus de ballerines, de broderies délicates et de fêtes de Noël intimes et chic à Paris. Ci-dessous quelques photos des travaux en cours, je posterai plus de photos sur Instagram & Facebook au fur et à mesure de mes progrès... 

Nous donnerons des ateliers broderie et illustration tous les jours, le calendrier sera annoncé dès que tous les détails seront fixés et que nous serons prêtes à prendre vos réservations. A très bientôt!

 2015 © Ballerina illustration by Eri Takenaga 

 ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩
at Gallery Palette
4-17-22 TZ building, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Friday, October 16

Event: Dark Depth Collection by Sophia 203

 Beautiful embroidered coral sandals by Sophia 203

This week I was extremely pleased to be invited to the preview of the 2016 Spring/ Summer collection Dark Depth by Sophia 203. I have been a fan of Swedish designer Sophia Watanabe's stunning embroidered accessories for a while now, and her collections never stop to surprise me. 

Sophia studied fashion at Studio Berçot in Paris before moving to Jaipur (India) to assist French jeweler Marie-Hélène de Taillac. She soon fell head over heels for the Indian embroideries and was amazed at the skills of traditional craftsmen. Sophia draws her inspiration from the wonderful nature that surrounds her with themes such as butterflies, stars, flowers, cats and now the deep sea. Her costume jewelry and accessories will enhance your outfits and you are sure to receive many compliments whenever wearing one, believe me!

The event was taking place at the Light Box space, a rental studio owned by goods store Sempre and used for pop up stores, exhibitions or photo shoots. It's located in the trendy Minami-Aoyama area.

 Dark Depths collection by Sophia 203

>> Follow Sophia 203 online via their Facebook page or on Instagram for the latest updates. The website is currently under construction.

>> You can shop past collections online in various shops:
[English] Valery Demure | Lyst ...

[Japanese] Elle Japan | Honey mi Honey | HP Mall ...

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