{Wonder Woman #10} The Colourful designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou!

Hello dolls, I hope you had a marvellous weekend...Happy Easter Monday! I'm back here with another out of this world - marvellous Wonder Woman!! And this one is a definite favourite, you may have seen her in another post I shared of street styles that I loved, this time Anne-Sophie was so kind enough to let me interview her for my dainty blog here. Not only is she colourful, creative, & beautiful, she is also very kind & intelligent. Her contribution to the Artistic world is one of bright colours, different ways of thinking, happiness & most of all for me - uniqueness! When we live in a world that we're constantly pushed to be the same...it is refreshing to find someone who breaks free of that & let's her creative nature run wild! I hope you enjoy her as much as I do (I adore her really)...feel free to say hello to Anne-Sophie, she is very lovely. Have a marvellous day dolls!

Loves & Loves
xoxox


Anne Sophie Cochevelou's Shop - Cycle in Heels / Facebook / Blog


  Ksenia Gladysheva

1. Did you always want to create or was there another job you wanted growing up?
Since the age I was able to hold a pen or a brush, I have been creating, painting, drawing, doing theatre, DIY. When I was a child I wanted to be a vet part time and an Opera singer, I always wanted to do several things at the same time because I felt it was not enough to have just one life.  When I was a teenager I didn't really know what I wanted to do and my parents took me to a guidance counsellor and she told me I had the "Jesus complex", I was convinced that I had a mission on earth.  I thought she was lying but now I know my mission is to make the world more joyful with my art.  (I know it is quite ambitious but why not think big?) Because I grew up in a family of engineers, I thought they wouldn't be happy with me becoming an artist, (whereas have always been supportive for everything I was doing). So I did a literature degree in Paris to become a teacher.  But the leopard can't change its spots, creativity was stronger and I applied for the M.A in Performance Design in Practice at Central Saint martins....and here I am! 




2. Because your creations speak before the person wearing it does, have you ever come across people who didn't understand your work or reacted in a negative way to it?
Sometimes people don't like the doll creations and find it creepy and disturbing. In London you can dress the way you want, but in Paris people stare at you more in a negative way. I don't want to be provocative but if people look at me in a bad way, I just look back, chin up, looking very proud, as a statement of my right to be different and to express myself. But in general, people's reactions are really positive and enthusiastic. Using common references in my design like lego or old toys creates social links and engage conversation.  People always admire individuals who dare to be different, they wish they could do the same! 



3. If you were only allowed to create using two types of materials, what would you choose?
I think it would be Barbie heads and Legos!




4. How does art or creating make you feel?
The creative process is like a phenomenal energy, an obsession, when you create you can stop sleeping or eating, it is what makes me feel alive! For me artists are people who see the creative potential of reality and see the world as transformable.




5. Have you felt at any time, being a woman has made it harder or different for you to be taken seriously as a designer? 
I had the privilege to grow up in an environment where girls and boys have the same education and opportunities, and I have never been treated differently. But rampant machismo is always there, sometimes in little comments. At the same time,  having a strong personality as a woman is not always seen as a good thing.  Even if I'm not a strong militant there is feministic statement in my work, questioning the status of femininity and a woman's body in the modern society.  My vision of feminism is not that women should be the same as man, but they should be able to do the same as men but they can remain feminine.  For example, I can carry heavy stuff wearing lipstick and high heels! 




6. Who are the women - past or present that you have felt inspired by?
I am inspired by a lot of strong and talented women like the American artist and curator Sue Kreitzman, Lady Gaga, Fridah Khalo, Josephine Baker, Wonder Woman, Pina Bauch, Ariane Mnouchkine (French stage director), Janis Joplin, the performer and artist Orlan, the French actress Anna Karina… 


 Picture by Richard Kelly.



7. Art in all its forms, stir emotions and reactions, what reactions or feelings do you hope your work will make others feel?
social link




8. Just for fun...what is your favourite colour?
I don't really have a favourite colour, I like colour in their context or how they match together. For example I love a fierce apple green jacket but I wouldn't like it on my wall.  I love colour as long as they are intense, bright and flashy! 



9. There is a magic genie & she has given you the chance to work with one artist or designer (dead or alive) to create something amazing with - who do you wish it to be? 
I would love to work with the French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac or create stage-costumes for Lady Gaga. I also went to the the exhibition of Jean Paul Gauthier at the Barbican in London and if he needs an assistant for creating more amazing garment I am up for it! 





10. And lastly my sweet...if you could leave every woman in the world 3 things to have for the rest of their lives, what would they be?
-passion, daring and creativity! 





As a little bonus, here is just a taste of the creations you can find in Anne-Sophie's online shop & Etsy shop:






{All photos of Anne Sophie Cochevelou are from her facebook page with permission. Please ask her permission also to use, thank you}



68 comments

  1. Wow, what an inspiring woman ...
    M x

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  2. Ohhhhh this girl its amazing!! Like you!!! Happy day sweet doll!! Kisssssssssssssssss

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  3. Wow what an individual and distinct designer! How amazing you had the chance to interview her. I'm not very fashion-forward so this totally isn't my kind of look, but I do appreciate when people go that extra mile to create something unique. I'm just saying I'm not the next Lady Gaga! Hope you're doing well Kizzy. Rosemary x

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    1. thanks for your kind words, in my work I am trying to create pieces that can talk to people that are not always into fashion, so I am really happy you can appreciate it, cool blog by the way x

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  4. Her creations are so creative , weathe fits a dress it some jewelery , they all so rack for themselves
    Keep in touch
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    1. thanks! your comment push me to be even more creative ;)

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  5. thanks for this amazing interview that show a real understanding of my work, and thanks everybody for your lovely comments, that means a lot for me and push me to carry on!
    follow my work on http://cycleinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Tank you, thank you thank you, my dear Kizzy for this post full of inspiration and joy, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You have me nearly in tears
    Lots of love and sunshine ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  7. Morning Kizzy! Hope you had a wonderful Easter time with your family and all your loved ones! Well done for the interview, you did such a great job. And from what I read, I already love her! She has an unique and fab sense of art, she is so artistic and bright, her creations make me smile! And I do agree with her, even here the doll creations are felt little creepy but for me they are so fun and nice. I also love the quotes you shared, great job!:) Wish you a lovely week ahead my dear, many hugs and kisses! xo

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  8. I love this Wonder Woman series you blog about. And when I see all the lovely, amazing women that you interview for it, it makes me feel SO proud to have been part of this too! Thank you! :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Great interview!!! Love all the pics, though the bow with the head can be a little scary :D
    Everything else is awesome !!!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  10. Great post dear. The photos with the babies are creepy!

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  11. Great interview and such quirky fun designs! I agree with the last answer!!:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  12. Amazing pics as always! Kisses dear! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  13. great post doll.
    love this picturess.

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  14. She is amazing!!! I love especially her creations with Lego. She is also so beautiful and self-confident. I didn't know Paris could be judgemental! I wish all her dreams will come true!! Great interview Kizzy, you always present the best!!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  15. Love the Quotes! Love Art <3

    Happy Easter Monday ,kisses :*

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  16. another amazing wonder woman:) thank you for sharing this with us, dear Kizzy! I hope you had the most perfect holidays:)

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  17. Great interview dear !! she is an awesome artist :) love the pics :) !! xx
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  18. amazing! i love the social link aspect of her work especially!!

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  19. She is really creative and bright person!! Love people like her!
    XOXO from Shanghai

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  20. She is so creative and she has a lot of talent! Happy Easter Monday!

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  21. Happy Easter Monday Kizzy! Glad you had a great time. Me too but I'm running out of chocolate and it started to rain again. That's an awesome interview. Geez she's so cool. I really love her jewellery. Very unique. I have checked out her shops and wow the prices are so affordable. I thought it were more pricey.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  22. Great interview! she is a wonderful artist with unique ideas. Hope you have a great week ahead.
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  23. Really great interview! I love that she has a strong and unique POV in her work. I think Lady Gaga would do well to wear her pieces ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  24. amazing <3 very colourful !! <3

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  25. What an amazing interview! It's so interesting to learn more about Anne Sophie's creative process and what inspires her.
    Have a marvelous week Kizzy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  26. Gorgeous shots!! I love her lego attire. c:

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  27. she's simply amazing, thank you for give me the chance to know better this cool woman and artist!
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  28. Wow! This is such an inspiring woman! Love people who are not afraid of anything, they move on creativity and are able to go further ... Anne-Sophie, I love your brain!

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  29. Wow, wonder woman for real. This is genius. Although the doll dress is so creepy :)) but i see the creativity. She is so talented. Very nice!

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  30. She is amazing! What I love, is how she uses COLOR! Her designs are spectacular. I love that yellow dress. That first picture of her is absolutely gorgeous. I love that she doesn't back down to the society norm. She's true to herself. I respect that immensely.
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  31. WOW. she's so fabulous and her outfits are spectacularly creative! what an awesome interview! loved reading it :D

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  32. great! she is so interesting!!! <3 thanks for introducing me to her, i didn't know about her before this.

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  33. this is awesome stuff, her style is so eclectic, I wanna try something like this too, maybe just once !!! i am now gonna go n check out her page !
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  34. So colourful and unique. That's what fashion is all about individual expression. I like the doll head necklace, and her inspirations! :)
    Enjoy your week. :)
    /Madison

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  35. Great interview!!! very creative work!!!
    Have a good week, dear Kizzy!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  36. I really love the fun and creativity in her designs - the lego pieces really appeal to me but if I'm honest I find the dolls head designs ever so slightly creepy!

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  37. Wowww! Amazing outfits and so creative. I'm so impressed.

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.de

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  38. I just adore this series! Hopefully one day I'll manage to be as inspiring and strong as the women you interview for us!

    Warmly,
    Luiza
    http://wingsforliberty.com/

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  39. Lovely pics and amazing outfit, truly talented
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  40. This woman is extraordinary, thank you for letting us know about her!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  41. Word girl! Uniqueness is sooo important - I loved taht picture you´ve posted -that "be like Tom" one! So true! And those designs are super stunning!!!

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  42. I love her attitude and her confidence! The Lego dress is too cool and definitely displays her creativity!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  43. i think this is the first time ive seen doll heads and legos in clothes. Very unique! I think shed be awesome creating some of Lady Gaga's outfit :)

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  44. real "dadaïsme" what she does is crazy!!

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  45. I love the way you create posts! Thank you to share them with us!
    Your photos are so ... inspiring! Thank you that you are! :-*
    You are my inspiration!




    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  46. Interesting idea of this post. Where do you find such creative people? I agree on being yourself and standing behind your actions and beliefs :) xx Maja

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  47. What a great post Kizzy! SHe is a jewel and loved reading about her designs and inspirations. I just love people who are totally themselves and into what they like whether it's everyone's taste or not. Wishing you a wonderful week!
    xo Mary Jo
    http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

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  48. What a darling new encounter! I will definitely check here pages out.
    I hope you've enjoyed a darling and peaceful Easter weekend!

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  49. She is one creative and amazing woman!!! I really LOOOOVE her LEGO dress!

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  50. i absolutely enjoyed the colors kizzy :) thanks for sharing :)

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  51. What a fantastic interview! I honestly love to see so much creativity! Her style totally rocks and I couldn't be more impressed! Nice to see something different! Makes me totally smile!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  52. I'll admit that some of those items (like ones that include doll heads) scare me a bit, but I'm just so taken back by the creativity of incorporating household objects into fashion!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  53. You are such a great inspiration, what a great post! Have a great day doll!
    FF

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  54. I loved the interview and your questions were so on point. I hope to see more of her designs in the near future.

    Lisa x

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  55. An explosion of creativity! Love that whistle and wolf dress, and Frida can do no wrong of course.
    Simona
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  56. Wow, she is so unique and full of colour. It is refreshing indeed to know Anne-Sophie. Her creativity is truly her own. Well done interview.

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  57. Amazing!!
    She is so creativity!!
    Great interview.
    XOXOXO

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  58. LOVE her style! I especially like the racecar track outfit!

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