Member Interview: Je-Suis-un-Lapin

Professional set designer and Polyvore member je-suis-un-lapin came all the way from Brazil to Mountain View, California during our community meetup. Read on to find out more about her style!
 
Tell us about yourself, where you live and what trends are big there?
 
My name is Patricia Coelho, I am a 38-year-old writer, set designer and prop stylist, driven by music. Easily attracted to vintage stuff, morning light, coffee and macarons, among many other things. I am currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Weather here is typically hot (uncomfortably hot sometimes), so lightweight, quick-drying fabrics, vibrant colors and prints are always trendy. Furthermore, the top trends for A/W 2013 - spotted on the runways of the just-ended SPFW (Sao Paulo Fashion Week) - are: subtly sheer, everything leather (dresses, skirts, sleeves), delicate embroidery and tailored, oversized pieces with a boyish appeal.
 
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
 
I cannot say I have a favorite brand or designer per se, but I have always loved Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Chanel classic pieces. Most recently, Proenza Schouler and Maison Martin Margiela have conquered my heart with their minimalist, contemporary visions. I also admire the creativity and originality of the Brazilian designers, especially Isabela Capeto, Gloria Coelho and Patricia Bonaldi.
 
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
 
It seems to me that Kate Moss always knows what to wear to look gorgeous and aptly dressed. Also, Charlotte Gainsbourg has a great sense of style! She dresses casually, unpretentiously and still looks very sharp.
 
Describe your personal sense of style.
 
I like to feel comfortable and cozy. Honestly, I would love to attend every appointment wearing jeans and ballet flats! I am a huge fan of pearls, polka dots, florals, everything lace, leather jackets, graphic and striped tees, so I mix and match them whenever possible. I am addicted to bags, hats and sunglasses as well. When it comes to formal wear, I usually prefer neutral colors, stiletto heels and silky textures.
 
Anything else you would like us to know?
 
Since many people ask me about it, my last name (Coelho) means rabbit (or lapin in French). That is where my username "je-suis-un-lapin" comes from.
 
Read the full interview on the Polyvore blog: http://blog.polyvore.com/2012/11/member-spotlight-je-suis-un-lapin.html
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30 comments

mashita-fajri-maysura
Wrote one year ago
You should see my collection :)
http://www.polyvore.com/holiday_style_that_suit_for/collection?id=2109746
Thank you .. :D

fashion-mariquita-camy
Wrote two years ago
WoW Congrats sweet Patricia!!!!!!!!!! What a great interview:)))))))))))))))

beamax89
Wrote two years ago
congrats^^

paige-m-hunter
Wrote two years ago
Your style is all class!

just-lala
Wrote two years ago
@je-suis-un-lapin yayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! great interview my dear friend! congrats!

selmendonca
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations Patricia @je-suis-un-lapin ! Amazing sets and style ... I am very happy to see you as a Polyvore Member Spotilight, great interview, great job, dear ! Hugs ... Selene.

limass
Wrote two years ago
it's a nice story..thank you for sharing..and your sets are totally amazing!!

houseofhauteness
Wrote two years ago
Congrats @je-suis-un-lapin! I was so fortunate to meet you back in July and you're just as lovely as can be in person! Hope you are well <3

achie
Wrote two years ago
Big congrats, dear @je-suis-un-lapin !! You're one of my super talented friend ..
Very nice to read the interview & know more about you... Kisses :))

khumphrey101
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful sets @je-suis-un-lapin and thank you for sharing your story. :D

piponguyen
Wrote two years ago
hi sweetheart,so happy to see this interview.i'm really happy for you.it's been a while that i didn't on polyvore and when i come back,yes,lot ofs best set of you and my friends make me excited.once again,big hugs for you from Paris dear.

helleka
Wrote two years ago
What a great interview, Patricia! Loved it, congrats! :)

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
Querida @karineminzonwilson, muito obrigada pelo carinho! Voce sabe que eu sou super fa do seu estilo e magnificos sets! Vamos combinar de nos conhecer pessoalmente, claro! Sera uma alegria! Viajo no dia 15 novamente, aviso assim que estiver de volta. Beijos e um lindo fim de semana para voce!

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
Thank you very much, @bamaannie @mercimasada Hope you are having a great weekend! xx <3

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
I tried to leave a comment on the blog, but couldn't pass the Captcha validation. So, thank you very much for all your support and encouraging comments, @sophisty @vexybabe @xfanficx @cutandpaste @robertagabriel @prilsplace and @classy-n-glamorous I am really lucky to have friends like you! Have a wonderful weekend! Love and many kisses <3

classy-n-glamorous
Wrote two years ago
Thank you my friend you are so sweet; that Captcha validation is crazy, I finally got it after 5 tries LOL. What a fantastic interview, I am so very happy for you!!
♥ Noemi

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
Sorry for the mistakes, i am writing by mu iphone: in real LIFE

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
My dearest @je-suis-un-lapin such a great interview, you are so talent and love. What is more funny we both live in Rio, both went to Polyvore meet-ups and we not know in real live!!!! We have to fix it!!!! Lol kisses and congrats dear Patricia!!!!!! Ka <3

mercimasada
Wrote two years ago
congrats on member spotlight!!! love your style!

bamaannie
Wrote two years ago
COngrats dear...So well deserved..your sets are amazing & inspiring!!:)) Happy Friday!! xoxo

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
@jtimea xx <3

jtimea
Wrote two years ago
xox

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity, @polyvore team! It was a great pleasure and honour to have been invited to take part of the community meetup and had been interviewed by you! Love and gratitude!

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
Thank you very much, my dear friends @prilsplace @kittyfantastica @doozer and @modestyfashions <3

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
You can become a more active member, @kaeshorti ;)

kaeshorti
Wrote two years ago
Check mine out please? (:

prilsplace
Wrote two years ago
Love her!! Congrats @je-suis-un-lapin!

kittyfantastica
Wrote two years ago
It is great to see you featured, dear! @je-suis-un-lapin <3

modestyfashions
Wrote two years ago
Congrats on the spotlight!!! Well deserved

doozer
Wrote two years ago
Great interview Sweetie, so nice to know more about you!! XXO

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