I came to adore this very American holiday that is all about love and gratitude and, with what’s been happening in our violent world in the last weeks, I don’t want to sound over emotional, but I think we’ve all felt a wave of love and appreciation for what and above all, who, we have in our lives. So I’m sorry, I tried to be funny for that post… But here are my answers to this little questionnaire.
(It doesn’t help that I’m in a café in Toronto that’s playing Hero by Family Of The Year, most romantic song eva eva eva. Love it.)
Friends: Even though Chris and I sometimes I just wanna pack our things and escape this crazy city, I’m often thinking of how much I would miss the friends I made here over the years. It took me a long time, it really did, but it makes me value even more all the amazing people I have on speed dial and that can deal with me and my crazy French manners.
Family: Well, I’m thankful for technology. And for the fact that we all jumped on it in my family, as a way to stay close and lead a continuous conversation, selfies included, that makes me feel like I’m even closer with all of them than I was before.
I mean I wish my dad would finally let go of his 1998 cell phone so I could What’s App him, but seriously, thank you Viber, thank you Skype, thank you What’s App, thank you Snapchat, you guys are awesome!
Studio: Well, it’s easy. I talk about them enough – the members of the studio are just the best people in the world. Real, fun, talented, humble, great dance moves, amazing cookie making, no bitchiness ever.
I’m the luckiest girl in the world! I know how boring that sounds, but just ask anyone who’s met the team…
Miscellaneous: I’m just thankful to be free, free to travel the world, free to love who I want, to feel loved and to basically be able to spend my life celebrating that through my photos, my illustrations and my texts. Ok now. Shut up b#%€h.
Friends: My friends are few and far between, but for the few I have, I am grateful that they are real, honest and loving to the core. And that I can talk to them about anything from love, to sex, to butt acne.
Family: Just one month ago I welcomed my first niece into the world! I am grateful for this beautiful baby girl (Nellie Note!) and the positive impact she’s had in my brother’s life already.
Studio: I’m probably most grateful for the studio! I’ve had a rough year—a break up, some health problems, and the team has been so supportive when it comes to work and beyond. Oh gosh, tearing up just writing this…I LOVE YOU GUYS!
Miscellaneous: Everyone at the studio will appreciate this…I am grateful for CAPE COD! My happy (
future wedding) place…
Friends: Very few of them work in fashion, They love brunch and wine, they never expect to be out too late
Family: Having a big brother, no one works in fashion, all of my grandparents are still with us :)
Studio: Coffee maker, Southwest view (for sunset Instagrams), dance breaks, FAST WIFI
Miscellaneous: Sea salt in chocolate, Photoshop, growing up in Ohio, coffee, freshly laundered sheets, Spending a year in Paris …
Friends: I hit the friendship jackpot, and am so lucky to have the funniest, most talented friends both near and far who are truly compassionate and never take themselves too seriously. Love you, guys, for all of the midnight swims at Bondi, living room dance parties in Brooklyn, and shared bottles of wine… anywhere.
Family: Forever grateful for my big, crazy family who talk too loudly, cook too much food, and love without limit. Thanks for sticking with me through the awkward years, and special shout out to my mom for always picking me up from the airport when I come home!
Studio: The endless banter, the crude jokes, the embarrassing playlists that we blast at full volume anytime of the day… So much to be thankful for when it comes to my little work family :)
Miscellaneous: I’m beyond grateful for a life of possibility – one where I see no limit to my experiences, hopes… And for spending it with a man who makes me coffee every morning. Grateful, too, for having the freedom to write
cheesy little gratitude posts every now and then…
Friends: Grateful my friends are always there to overanalyze messages with me at dinner… and then the next day at the museum ….. and then in follow up group chats.
Family: I’m grateful my mother decided we should venture out of suburbia and on to the Vegas strip for Christmas… you have to get a dose of Celine in somehow, even if it’s in the form of a powerhouse Canadian music artist.
Studio: Extremely thankful I can join Garance in walking around the studio half naked trying clothes on and noone even bats an eye… we’re like a whole new breed of family, one that often cares too much but doesn’t mind much at all.
Miscellaneous: To the Tokyo trip I was lucky enough to be a part of…. I am grateful for dreams coming true in the most surprising ways. And also for Japanese toilets, they rule.
Friends: Friends that I can call family! I’m an only child so I’ve always thought of my friends as siblings.
Family: Thankful that I have a super tight knit family that I can share everything with. I ring them every day, multiple times a day, even when I have absolutely nothing new to say.
Studio: Thankful for all the laughs that we share. Even when the pressure is on we love to break up the day with a boogie and tons of laughter.
Miscellaneous: Music. Can you imagine a world without it?!?! One song can turn my whole day around.
Friends: Friendships are so vital to my life. I may not see them as much as I’d like (why are plane tickets to LA so expensive?!) but I cherish the moments we do spend together. When we meet it’s as if nothing has changed. They still have that laugh that is so contagious I end up laughing so hard I almost pee my pants (yes, for reals!) and the same embrace when we hug that makes me feel so comforted and supported.
Family: Despite how crazy families can get I couldn’t be more grateful for their continued love. One of my most precious relationships is with my Grandma. We make it a point to call each other every weekend and although I end up saying a total of 10 words, the entire time I am smiling because I am so happy to just listen and learn from her. I am so blessed for the relationship I have with my little brother, from such a young age we have taken on the world together hand in hand. And my Mom, Dad and Papa thank you for teaching me everything you know. I love you all.
Studio: I am the newest member at the studio and I am so grateful for how they have welcomed me with open arms and hearts. I feel honored and so lucky to be part of such an intelligent, creative and hilarious team. I am inspired by each and everyone of you on a daily basis.
Miscellaneous: My dear Doni, you are such a beautiful human. I am so grateful to wake up next to you every morning, enjoy our coffee, explore the city and come back to your loving arms. I didn’t know what happiness was before I met you, so for that I am forever grateful. I love you to the moon and back <3
What are the things you’re most thankful for?
Garance wears: Beanie, Saint James; Top, Equipment / Emily wears: Scarf, Maison Kitsuné; Sweater, Uniqlo; Glasses, Warby Parker / Amanda wears: Shirt, Uniqlo; Jacket, H&M; Watch, Michael Kors; Magazine, Self Service FW2014 / Neada wears: Sweater, Rodebjer; Earring, Monocrafft; Ring, Annelise Michelson; Candle, Bella Freud / Brie wears: Top, Vintage; Sunglasses, Topshop; Earrings, Me + Ro and Maison Margiela / Elle wears: Top, Vintage; Umbrella, Sant Ambroeus; Chocolate, gift from Brie / Erik wears: Shirt, J.Crew; Coat, Neada’s vintage; Camera, Fuji.