I’m fairly new here at the Atelier as most of you loyal readers already know… When I met Garance last November, I had been working in a male dominated industry for a decade and deciding to take a totally different job in an office full of women was no small deal for me. One advantage I hadn’t really considered was how free I would finally be to talk about my period. I spent 10 years pretending I didn’t have them, feeling like shit 3 days a month and not really feeling comfortable telling my boss or my coworkers why. Being able to tell Emily and Nat that I have cramps and a migraine and it’s because I’m menstruating, and knowing they understand, has changed my professional life. In the spirit of the great feeling that comes with being open about your period, a select few in the Atelier are discussing their symptoms and dispelling, or accepting, some of the stereotypes about the very thing that defines us as women.

Capucine

Capucine

Partial to boyish trousers and feminine minis, and somehow, quite mysteriously, surviving without a handbag – Capucine...

The minis

Flowers in Your Hair

Flowers in Your Hair

In the spirit of Earth month and flower power, and because a...

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@c_l_o

@c_l_o

Some creatives have a knack for curating beautiful, thought...

21 hours ago by

Things We Slacked

Things We Slacked

Natalie: Serena williams…won the Australian open….while...

4 days ago by

Risky Business

Stripes are a sartorial risk I’m willing to take!

4 days ago by

Give One

Give One

In the aftermath of 2016, I’ve seen (to my great joy) many...

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Laura Dern

Stay true to your own voice, and don’t worry about...

5 days ago by

Ciao! Nozze! Italia!

Ciao! Nozze! Italia!

Wedding update!!! I have SO much to share with you.

6 days ago by

French Guru / Christophe Robin

Of all the beauty woes we come across (whether logical or….not so much) hair the most prominent. Can you relate? I know Garance can. There are so many questions and reservations when it comes to hair, whether you’re dying it, cutting it, getting a keratin treatment, the list goes on. It’s hard to separate the good information from the bad. Which is why I’m so excited to have Christophe Robin as the hair expert for our French Guru Series.

From the Archives

The Skin You're In
  • The Skin You're In
  • In Her Words
  • French Gurus
  • Wellness
  • 10 Years of the Site
  • Pardon My French
Flaws and All

Flaws and All

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Would You?

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Vive le Bush!

Living Raw with Mimi Kirk

Living Raw with Mimi Kirk

Jaws

Jaws

Hands

Hands

Sun

Sun

Body Happy

Body Happy

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

An Eye for Design / Evane Haziza

Shortly after I met Evane a few years ago while she was visiting New York, I traveled to Paris where she kindly invited me to stay in her home. It was an offer I accepted, not just because Evane is one of those friends that immediately feels like family, but also because the woman knows how to irresistibly decorate an apartment.

The Belt Way

The Belt Way

Big coats, silky robes, and anoraks that need to stay on all day would be wise to befriend a belt.

Studio Visit / Kelly Beeman

Studio Visit / Kelly Beeman

One of the coolest things I get to do at the Atelier has seemingly nothing to do with the description of my actual role, and that is getting to meet and speak with artists I admire. The art world is just outside my...

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