haute-couture designs

Saturday, June 30, 2007

what donut are you quizz

You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.

the muppet personality test

You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"

this was me.
now chris:
You Are Gonzo the Great

"Is something burning in here? Oh, it's just me."
You're a total nutball who will do anything for attention.
The first to take a dare, you'll pull almost any stunt.
You're one weird looking creature, but your chickens don't mind!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

julien sings a la faveur de l'automne

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julien sings tainted love

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julien sings peter gabriel

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julien sings sinatra

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Monday, June 25, 2007

poll / votez

vous aimez l'un des articles
vous m'envoyez un mail, peut-etre qu'il n'est pas si cher apres tout
vous le voulez de suite, vous m'envoyez un mail avec les specifications taille et couleur
vous voyez la notice "contact e31...@" et vous sautez a un autre site
jamais vous n'acheteriez sur internet
vous laissez tomber, de toute maniere si le prix n'est pas marque c'est que c'est inabordable
mais... la couleur, ne vous plait pas particulierement alors vous laissez tomber free polls

you like something here
you email me to know the price, it may be cheaper than you thought
you want it NOW, you email me asking for the color of your choice and your size
you see the remark "email e31..." and you hop on to something other on the net
you don't buy off the internet anyway
you drop it and think: for sure if the price is not marked then it's awfuly expensive
but you don't like that PRECISE color so you drop the idea free polls


Sunday, June 24, 2007


the recipient of band'o was stripped by her five year old of it, so she asked me to make camille another headband. camille loves pink and flowers, so camelia was born.

i got the photo today, it's hazy but you get the "picture", i see that camille is... so funny! she is striking a pose like those damsels in the 1930s. she chose to have the flower high up, check the label it's showing on the right side under her hair.


Sunday, June 17, 2007


i created band'o for those windy days by the O'. the band itself looks like ripples on the surface of the ocean.
band'o ties up with a satin ribbon the color of sand around setting sun time and a few sand color bicone beads remind you of the sparks on the water.
wear it with your sexiest swimsuit and shine.

band'o ou bande d'eau sublimera vos cheveux contre vents et marées.
évoquant les ondées, il est orné de perles alignées en son centre et ses rubans de satin évoquent le sable ou votre teint doré.


Saturday, June 16, 2007


this hat is for maxime, yes again. his parents and sister and brother are moving south... i don't even know if i will have time to take a picture of him wearing it. i will miss holding you maxime, and will miss your mushroom days face <3

i let chris try it on and it really is stretchy, it looked like a kepah on him and it is saturday: shabat time, fitting; chris looks cute in anything anyway.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

cemetery, champa and heart hat gone home

it's official, i shipped cemetery, champa and heart to their owners. i hope they will be pleased with them. i am thinking i need a change, maybe knitting a lace hat, i have this navy blue wool skein for it. it would be good to know where to decrease in a lace stitch without ruining it.
i am also checking every hour the oneSkein blog to see how they liked my take on the top; no news so far.

hey and today i saw my insides in an echography! the feeling was so sweet of having this gel on me and also watching me on the screen. the most emotional was watching the photos afterwards, i was with a client with the results in my hand and couldn't wait for him to finish talking to get a peek. *smiles*

my label, Zaz

Zaz is short for my family name that means silk merchant. my ancestors have been seen wandering along the silk road, not just wandering but making silk and selling silk fabric.
this blood runs in my veins and makes me what i am.
i've been seeing leilah about a business venture and she's suggested that i have an "écusson" that would make people proud to be wearing my creations.
it's true i had not shown her anything about my labels, just my items in photos.
so leilah, here's for you, i let the label "show"*.
*laughing here.
and to top it off i also have my wrapping paper in the color of the economy pages in self-respecting papers: salmon. i noticed that people when buying one of my items are either treating themselves to a piece of the whole Zaz spirit or they gift it to dear friends or other so i decided that my wrapping paper looks like a gift wrap.
my card is a luggage label, how suiting for clothes is that?!

Zaz est une partie de mon nom de famille qui signifie marchand de soie. on a vu mes ancêtres se promenant le long de la route de la soie, pas juste pour s'y promener mais y fabriquer de la soie et la vendre. ce même sang coule dans mes veines et fait de moi ce que je suis.
je vois leilah à propos de mon projet de création d'entreprise et elle a suggéré que j'aie une sorte "d'écusson" qui ferait que les gens sont fiers de porter mes créations.
c'est vrai que je ne lui avais jamais montré mes "étiquettes" mais juste mes créations en photo.
leilah, ceci est pour vous, j'ai laissé l'étiquette visible et bien apparante*.
pour couronner le tout j'ai aussi mon papier d'emballage dans la couleur des pages économiques d'un journal digne de ce nom: saumon. j'ai remarqué que les gens en achetant un de mes articles sont soit en train de se faire plaisir avec un morceau de l'univers Zaz ou en faire cadeau à une personne chère à leur coeur; j'ai donc décidé que mon papier d'emballage aurait l'allure d'un papier cadeau.
ma carte de visite est une étiquette de valise, très en phase avec des habits, non?!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


knit in fine mohair in light purple and rust, it buttons up front at the angles of the chipped heart with natural shell buttons in rust.
it can be worn over a T in a coolor weather.
email me at e31to33[AT]yahoo[DOT]com for the price.


Monday, June 11, 2007

green cemetery & champa

it is rodney's birthday and as he wants exactly the same sweater i made for myself, the only sweater i knit for "me", i thought i'd tease him with a hat with skulls.
after i saw the photo, i think his hat looks like a cemetery of green grass with skulls layed out neatly on it... thus the name: green cemetery. i hope he will "get" my french buddhistic sense of humor!

ok now i had a problem with rod's wife or maybe would have one or they'd have one because eventually meg would want to borrow the cemetery! so i came up with this design of a brooch for her because it says WOMAN! i named it champa after my best ever school friend sweet indian "wild flower", champa alwani. she's in the netherland antillies somewhere unless she's living in india, married with four children. please... obly me, if you have heard of her have her email me. i promise whoever finds her a nice gift.




Sunday, June 10, 2007