TELL US ABOUT YOU...
I’m Raphaëlle, I am studying in Germany for a semester as part of my business school. Since I was a child, fashion has always represented a lot to me and for a while now I have wanted to work in Fashion.
I had the opportunity to live in Madrid for six months the past semester while I was doing an internship at L’Envers. It was a great experience that I would do again anytime!
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU ?
I have two older sisters and I think they are my biggest role models. Even though a lot inspires me I think that on an everyday basis they are the ones who are able to push me out of my comfort zone and I always admired who they are and what they do. A quite admirative and clingy little sister I’m afraid …
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOVED FOR A LONG TIME ?
Since I’ve been young I have traveled a lot with my family and it is something that I now really love! It’s always a pleasure to travel alone, with friends or family to discover new countries and cultures and come back to France with lots of memories.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE RECENTLY REDISCOVERED ?
Cooking. Since becoming a student and living alone I’ve started cooking again and it is something that I really enjoy. It relaxes me after a day at school or at work.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE OBJECT AND WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL ?
The summer of my 18 years old, I went to Japan with my family and friends. I found there a small clutch made of Kimono that I use for my jewellery. I love the idea that my jewels which are dear to me are in a clutch that represents so much as well.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ?
I’m really looking forward to the end of my studies, to start working for a company that I like and that inspires me.
WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO YOU ?
Until recently sustainability didn’t represent a lot to me, it was something that I knew, was important but I wasn’t doing a lot about. But these last 3 years it really became an increasingly important component of my daily life. I realized that I had to change the way I lived when discussing with people and also after seeing various documentaries as “The True Cost” or “Cowspiracy”. That’s why I decided to work in sustainable fashion.
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FASHION ?
Fashion represents a lot to me. I see it as a way to match my appearance with my personality. It’s a great way of expression that I’ve always liked.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PIECE OF L’ENVERS ?
Before starting my internship for L’Envers I had already spotted the Barbara jumper, I really like this oversize aspect and I mostly wear V-necks. When I started my internship, I got to see and wear the jumper and I just loved it, you can barely feel it yet it’s very warm !