Pardon My French/Amanda de Cadenet

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Today, I am taking you to the Diane Von Furstenberg show with Amanda De Cadenet, who came to visit New York (she’s an LA girl!) for Fashion Week. I love her point of view, her honesty and also the show she hosts, The Conversation.
On the show, she sits down for very intimate interviews with a lot of very interesting girls, the kind you can call only by their first names, Gwyneth, Crystal, Alicia, Lady (ahah), etc…
I thought if you didn’t know her already, I would be very excited to introduce you to her !

Ok, the thing is, the conversation was so interesting that only one question stays unawswered… Did we make it to the DVF show?

Click on the CC on the YouTube player for French subtitles.

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  • Haaa you’re wearing sneakers! Great. I need to buy a pair. She looks beautiful, she shouldn’t feel upset about the way she looks. Easy to say, I know. Her dress works really well on her.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
    http://www.ourwanderingminds.com

  • Elisa, if I could wear in sneaker believe me, I would !
    Amanda looks amazing, she is a real beauty and I personally think she’s in great shape !

  • Waouh ! cette femme est inspirante, l’écouter fait du bien ! J’avais entendu parler d’elle mais je ne l’avais jamais vu s’exprimer… Je crois que c’est la vidéo que je préfère, il y a vraiment quelque chose qui passe !

  • Sympa cette fille x

  • aaah… i love amanda’s work. and the conversation of the two of you.. seems very cool and natural and pleasant. just like her show! thanks garance for letting us on into the titbits in your life..great videos!

    http://www.mepunekar.wordpress.com

  • J’aime sa détermination quant à montrer qu’on peut parler de tout, de ses complexes, de ce qu’on aime ( ex: LA MODE ) qui est en fait général à toutes les femmes.

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • j’adore tes basket !
    (ta jupe et ton haut aussi mais ils ne m’iraient pas du tout !)

    Du coup, j’aimerais bien savoir d’où tu sors ces petites merveilles ?

    Et je suis tout à fait d’accord avec ce qu’elle dis sur son corps (je n’ai pas eu d’enfants mais je ressent exactement la même chose …), je ne parvient pas à m’assumer, à trouver mon style et je me cache plus qu’autre chose derrière mes vêtements … et j’enviiiiiiiiie profondément les filles comme toi !

  • Ce sont des Nike :)
    Les filles comme moi ? J’ai 8 millions de complexes, comme tout le monde… Je te rassure!

  • Interview vraiment naturel, décontracté. J’adore !

  • Très belle complicité, c’est vrais qu’elle a un don pour interviewer ses interlocuteurs.
    Du coup le blog d’Amanda est passé dans mes favoris. Merci

  • Je crois aussi que c’est l’une de mes vidéos préférée, je connaissais son show et je l’avais regardé sur son blog et à chaque fois après l’avoir vu je me sentais incroyablement bien et touchée par toutes ces histoires partagées par des personnalités qui du fait de leur célébrité semblent à des années lumières de nous. D’ailleurs cela m’avait directement fait penser à ton blog car malgré la distance (matérielle) entre l’endroit d’où tu écris,l’endroit d’où elle filmait et n’importe quel endroit où tes lecteurs et ses “viewers “ se trouvent, on sent une réelle connexion, un vrai lien, et ça c’est vraiment sympa !

  • j’adore tes vidéos Garance (et le reste aussi) !! je regarde plusieurs fois par jour si il y a un nouveau billet … ton blog est une vraie Drogue !!!!

  • Gosh, she didn’t age at all. I remember watching Amanda on youth shows back in the days here in the UK and wow, she looks the same. Gorgeous lady.

  • I looooooooooove Amanda! She is just seems so lovely and warm. Garance, I hope you are featured on The Conversation soon!

  • Trois celebrites en Angleterre : elle (d’abord !), lady Diana et Elton John ? Un peu de modestie, please.
    Quant a vous Garance, ne changez jamais. Vous etes spontanee, honnete, charmante et vous avez de belles manieres, donc de l’elegance. C’est un plaisir de vous suivre dans votre periple…..

  • J’en rêvais, tu l’as fait ! C’est vraiment très très cool de voir une personne hors mode dans tes PArdon My French… c’est ce que j’avais mis d’ailleurs quand tu nous avais demandé notre avis !

    Je ne connaissais pas Amanda (merci pour la découverte !) mais en la voyant à l’écran, j’imagine très bien pourquoi ses interviews marchent : elle est sensible (mais dans le bon sens du terme), ca se voit dans la manière dont elle te parle et elle n’a elle-même aucune difficulté à s’ouvrir devant la caméra !

    Bref, c’est mon Pardon My French préféré !

  • Merci pour cette découverte très inspirante ! Et hop encore un nouveau blog dans la blogroll !

    http://curiosites-futilites.blogspot.com

  • Amanda! Hope you read this…. You are very very beautiful the way you are, so sexy, just like a millennium Marilyn Monroe with long hair!

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this conversation! Finally a woman speaks honestly about having a body that doesn’t fit the fashion norm. There are so many of us who can’t wear the clothes shown on fashion blogs because our bodies are not in perfect proportion. I have a small frame, thin legs and arms but my bust is big. It is almost impossible to find a dress that fits my body and is fashionable. Forget blazers, double breasted jackets and most blouses. It is so challenging to shop!

    Garance, I love your blog but I was beginning to wonder if I would ever see a woman featured whom I could relate to. Today I feel included. Thank you.

  • elle est belle et soignée malgrès ces rondeurs . quelle jolie peau et ces longs cheveux blonds ! nous avons toutes des complexes qui nous pourrissent la vie .

  • Garance, I just wanted to say: thank you thank you thank you for Pardon my French and your blog! You are so real and so fun, truly! While I watch your videos, I feel like I’ve known you forever and I wish I could meet you someday
    And I’ve never thought that Amanda was too, she turned out to be a strong personality!
    So merci beacoup for these little sneak-peeks of your life! :)

  • Awesome. This video was inspiring. Very cool top, btw. What is it made from? Who is it by?

  • Julie-Alexandra September, 20 2012, 11:03 / Reply

    Je pense que c’est mon PMF préféré, si personnel. Parfait,

    Merci Garance!

  • Gosh, can your videos get ANY better?
    I loved thi s clip it was very fun and amazing how humility is so touching.
    Amanda said it best when she pinpointed the role of the mind over the body.
    I think her expansive idea of beauty is terrific.

    Can’t wait for the next Pardon My French!

  • Incroyable entretien ! les videos rendent désormais le blog si attachant. Vous êtes si fraîche, avec des étoiles dans les yeux, jamais blasée. Un petit bonheur.

  • Wow, thanks to Amanda for being so honest about her insecurities. I was thinking how wonderful it was to see you with a woman who isn’t fashion-sized and yet glows (I was really surprised when she mentioned body image, she seems so comfortable in her own skin!), but knowing that she’s brave enough to mention her doubts rather than imply than the rest of us are shallow for feeling them… Wonderful. A true beauty.

    And soooo fitting after recently seeing a slender girl screaming “Oh My God So Much Cake So Naughty!” while leaving 90% of it on the plate ;)

  • Très belle complicité. J’aime ces instants très féminins : les petites retouches de maquillage avec tout le matériel girly. Merci pour ce beau moment, on ne se lasse pas de regarder la ville et son architecture.

  • J’adoooooooooore ton haut Garance ! Prada ?

  • Une vidéo vraiment très sympa, très intéressante et inspirante ! Amanda a l’air tellement accessible, comme une copine avec qui on pourrait discuter des heures ^^

  • It is good to see that Amanda de Cadanet has grown up to be so sensible and accomplished. She certainly had early exposure to fame (though I think there were more than 3 famous people in the UK then), but sought it as much as she could rather than having it thrust upon her. Unlike so many “wild child” wannabes, she has worked hard and developed not one but two high levels of accomplishment and become a very elegant, well balanced woman. Very impressive, thank you for this charming conversation

  • C’est de loin ma video préférée! Probablement parce qu’Amanda croque son chocolat avec une gourmandise non feinte, vraiment naturelle. Et la conversation est tellement honnête, loin du discours souvent énervant de filles qui disent “assumez-vous telles que vous êtes et profitez des plaisirs de la table” mais qui se limitent en permanence et semblent défaillir en voyant un bout de tarte arriver devant elles ;-)
    Je me faisais aussi la réflexion qu’on te voyait souvent en plat, dans les derniers PMF.
    Et j’ai bien ri après que tu aies croqué ton chocolat: le montage donne l’impression que tu te poudre le visage avec la moitié de ton chocolat ;-)

  • Wow, this is a great ‘conversation’! Thank you, Garance, for everything you do with your blog! Keep it up, you’re very talented and authentic )

  • Ce que j’aime sur ton blog, c’est sa spontanéité. Dans ce que tu écris, tes photos, tes illustrations, tes vidéos, il y a quelque chose de généreux, de naturel. Comme sur ce “Pardon My French” ! Et c’est fort, parce qu’il y a du boulot derrière ! Et j’aime le côté pas trop “léché” de tes vidéos, ça garde justement ce côté pris sur le vif et… spontané ?

  • Ididn’t meet her! Thanks for sharing! So interesting!
    Almu
    http://www.mavieenroseblog.com/

  • Garance it was so great, so nice, so sweet!!! You ‘re the best!

  • J’adore, elle est très sympa et attachante. Je crois que toutes les filles ont des problèmes avec leur corps;)
    Je viens de déménager en Californie et les filles ont des corps de malade, minces et musclés comme je n’ai jamais vu auparavant! donc bien entendu je suis back on diet!

    http://www.clemandme.com

  • She’s right – your blog is the ONLY fashion blog I follow…..other than my own.
    I think the secret to both of your success is making your followers feel like they’re right there in the room, or show, or car, or restaurant with you. I love Amanda’s realism and her show. That’s why programs like “the actors studio” are popular – because of the honesty that is brought out in the interview.

    blogette: http://intrigueimports.wordpress.com

  • Super vidéo. Cette femme m’intrigue depuis un moment. Elle est superbe!

  • elle est sympa cette vidéo
    Manon

  • Garance cette vidéo, cette conversation est géniale. Très très touchante je trouve.
    Amanda est sublime, surtout qu’elle garde sa silhouette, elle est gracieuse et sexy à la fois!
    Très fan de ta tenue, ce prune brillant et ce perle très doux, c’est superbe!

    Et Garance, il faut que tu rencontres Marc Jacobs… c’est notre héros, il va t’adorer, fonce! Ose!!

  • J’ai lu l’une de ses interview il y a peu dans le Glamour UK si je me souviens bien. Je m’étais déjà dit que Amanda avait l’air d’être quelqu’un de vraiment intéressant, que ce soit par son parcours ou sa manière de voir les choses. Cette vidéo ne fait que confirmer mon ressenti. Comme dit plus haut, elle est inspirante, touchante, et elle semble vraiment abordable.

    Dans tous les cas, merci pour ces vidéos et ton travail, c’est vraiment sympa de pouvoir regarder un peu l’envers du décor et de découvrir différentes personnalités (P.S: j’aime vraiment la manière dont sont réalisés les vidéos et les musiques utilisées).

  • C’est dingue, mais j’avais presque l’impression d’être dans ce café avec vous. Ces vidéos sont passionnantes, immersives, j’ai même stressé que vous n’arriviez pas à l’heure :)
    J’aurais beaucoup aimé savoir quelle était la musique de fin, toute calme?

    Très belle soirée,
    -Lionel.

  • VANESSA MOREIRA September, 20 2012, 12:09 / Reply

    Garance Bonjour!

    Tout d’abord, excusez mon français.
    Je suis Brésilien et l’amour avec votre blog. Je pense que vous êtes très élégant.
    Lisez tous les jours.

    Une accolade.

    Vanessa

  • This is simply brilliant
    Amanda is so honest and beautiful. Any woman who can be this real without being transparent is beautiful to me. This conversation feels like it happened in my kitchen. Thank you Garance!

  • I just love DVF!

    thewanderingvixen.wordpress.com

  • Mea culpa, je l’ai trouvée dans les crédits à la fin de la vidéo. Ca m’apprendra à les regarder entièrement!

  • Garance I read your blog because you giggle, make fashion accessible, and are not afraid to get out there and do your thing. Its all so sweet and honest. This is my favorite fashion blog.

  • Très belle entrevue qui m’a fait découvrir Amanda! Vos échanges m’ont ramené à ma propre expérience. M’approchant de la cinquantaine, mes amies et des personnes que je croisent me font la remarque combien je ne fais pas mon âge, que je n’ai pas de rides, etc… je trouve cela flatteur mais comme le dit si bien Amanda, mon cerveau me dit autre chose. Écart total entre la perception de l’autre et mon propre regard!!! Ça m’a réfléchir au travail que j’ai à poursuivre et à me laisser inspirer par des personnes comme Amanda, comme toi! Merci Garance! Très heureuse que vous soyez arriver à temps! Le défilé semblait magnifique et toujours aussi graphique !

  • What a breath of fresh air. Please assure Amanda the body issues affect men too; near fifty I no longer have the hard body from my twenties when I was climbing every day I could in Fontainebleau and had gone through fifteen plus years of ballet training. I miss that body. A great deal of Merlot, parenthood, chocolate and happy lunches have passed though.

    With all that life and parenthood drops on us though, Amanda still looks great. Long may she(and you!) laugh, enjoy chocolate and friends(there are few greater callings)

    Stay well

  • Plus je regarde ton travail et plus je me dis que si tu réussis aussi bien, c’est entre autre parce que tu es si naturelle. Et humble. Et admirative de ce que font les autres. Et simple, souriante. Et surtout sincère. Tes images et tes vidéos font du bien, parce qu’elles sont vraies, et donc empreintes d’émotions. Suivre ton travail est un vrai plaisir.

  • Bérénice September, 20 2012, 12:36 / Reply

    Je ne connaissais pas Amanda de Cadenet; ça donne envie d’écouter son émission! Hey, hier j’étais dans un concert et je pense que tu aimerais; c’était un band de NY qui s’appelle DIIV. Ça me fais beaucoup penser à The Cure et The Drums, alors…! Bonne journée

    Bérénice, Montréal

  • Le show DVF fut l’un de mes favoris, ça aurait été dommage de le louper !!

    Cette femme est superbe :)

    xx.

  • Garance,

    J’ai ADORE cette vidéo !! J’aime votre conversation, cette fille Amanda je n’en ai jamais entendu parler, mais la voir avec toi parler, ça m’a vachement inspiré. Ton blog s’améliore de plus en plus et à chaque fois que j’y vais c’est une vraie bouffée d’air frais ! Merci beaucoup !

    Shug’A’Very d’Incognito

    http://www.thinkincognito.blogspot.com

  • Je ne la connaissais pas et merci à toi de nous la faire decouvrir! j’avais tellement envi de lui crier “tu es magnifique, oublies tes complexes, tu es une des femmes les plus belles que j’ai vu!!”
    http://www.classy-dressing.com/wp

  • Dear Garance, Amanda spoke out of my heart: you and your blog are very inspirational and it is the only one I follow daily! Your stories and pictures give me lots of impulses for my own work – THANK YOU!
    Anna

  • J’adore voir l’évolution de tes vidéos, c’est rafraîchissant de voir que ta confiance et ton aisance devant une caméra vont en prorpotionnel de leur qualité !

    Elena, Montréal

  • Wow, that one really got to me. It hurts to hear people struggle so openly with their insecurities. Being in LA just magnifies them, and it’s quite hard not to be jaded by it, but it is refreshing to hear such frankness and self-awareness. Great interview (by BOTH of you). Btw, I could feel your stress in getting to the show on time! Whew. Can we see more looks from the DVF show?

  • Ohh…how I love this epidose – it’s girls talk at its best!! Thank you so much for sharing and introducing me/us to interesting, creative people – I can’t get enough. “Pardon My French”-episodes always make my day – they’re so refreshing and full of good spirit that leaves me feeling inspired and happy to be alive :)

    Thank you, Garance!!

  • You are so delightful!
    Amanda looks great, but I understand what she is saying about being unhappy with her body and not dressing how she wants to dress. I appreciate her honesty, and I appreciate the way that you just listened to her and didn’t tell her that it was not true. You are a good friend and listener.

  • I think this is one of the best videos you made so far. So interesting and real and I want to watch the interviews she is doing. Great article! http://madrilicious.com
    http://alldenimstyle.blogspot.com

  • What a complete surprise! My initial reaction was what a beautiful, curvy woman. I felt encouraged by her security and beauty. As the video progressed and she was honest, my heart went out to her. It’s so hard to mentally adjust to physical changes (babies, aging, illness). I applaud her for working through it and hope someday she sees how incredibly awesome she is just the way she is.

    And you, Garance, as adorably chic. Thanks for being so personable.

  • Oh Garance, I will always pardon your French :) I love them all and hope you never stop making them!
    xM

  • Marvelous and enjoyable video! It’s so fresh and interesting Garance. Finally someone adresses the body issues that womens in all age try to resolve. I know because now in my age (40+) it’s difficult most of the time to find clothes that fits and that I can look good despite my age. I refuse to look like a young woman and still want to be seen as elegant and fashionable mature woman…. Thanks again and again……… XOXO

  • i love, love Garance your amazing! Love your how’s your t-shoes by?
    that’s all i wear! :)

  • Ciao Garance!
    I am loving your look – black & burgundy = is perfect!

    Hope to see you here in Milan!
    XX Milano Mode

  • One of the best Pardon my French so far! Amanda is really a cool British girl!
    I love these long interviews…

  • i didn’t wanna this vid. to end! whyyyy?!!

  • Garance, what a truly well made video! I thoroughly enjoyed watching this and Amanda’s honesty is incredibly refreshing! Please could you provide information about how we can watch “The Conversation” as it sounds like a great show!

    PS your outfit is super cute and I am glad you made the show ontime :)

    SAC xxx

    http://Www.sacstyle.com

  • She is sooooo beautiful, I am stunned! (And in a straight girl way:))))

  • Une des mes interviews préférées , Amanda à une très belle personnalité qu’elle a finalement réussi à bien affirmer … J’aimerais réussir à en faire autant !

  • Ouah avant qu’elle ne parle de son corps, je me suis fais la réflexion que ,enfin, sur ton blog on pouvait voir une femme avec des formes et qui s’assume complètement. Puis vient la question des complexes qu’elle aborde naturellement et je me dis que même une femme rayonnante peut se sentir ma dans sa peau.
    Il y a réellement un souci dans le milieu de la mode avec le corps de la femme que je trouve maltraité et je pense aussi que je ne suis pas née à la bonne époque.

  • J’ai l’impression de connaître son visage. Mais rien de plus. En tout cas, elle est magnifique, qu’elle reste comme elle est ! Elle a un charme fou. Et les créateurs les plus en vogue se ratent bien des ventes s’ils ne sont pas capables de proposer des robes au-delà du 36-38 (J’espère que si, rassure-moi !).
    J’adore son caractère, elle se replace en intervieweuse très naturellement pendant votre entrevue, c’est très amusant. J’ai envie de découvrir son blog. Elle a construit un sacré réseau autour d’elle, c’est fou. Remarque, intéressante comme elle est, cela ne m’étonne pas. Elle paraît déterminée et fragile à la fois.
    Et le suspense sur votre arrivée : on avait l’impression d’être avec vous !
    Bref… encore une très sympathique vidéo, j’ai beaucoup aimé. Merci.
    Nathalie
    NB. Vos chaussures ne sont pas passe-partout, wouaouh, je les testerais bien ! ;)

  • Elle est magnifique ! et je ne vois pas bien de quelles rondeurs il s’agit^^

  • I love Amanda’s show. I hope that she does another season. She is right about your blog. Your’s and Scott’s are the only fashion blogs that I read everyday. I love Pardon My French. You have really come into your own with your blog. The evolution has been beautiful to watch. And yes to the sneakers!

  • This was such a lovely interaction between two talented and inspiring women.
    I love your blog, Garance and it is a pleasure to watch you on video. I am a big fan of the The Conversation with Amanda de Cadanet and find her to be gorgeous, intelligent, articulate and so inspiring! Great conversation.

  • I barely comment on blogs but after reading your kind words this week I couldn’t help it ;)
    Keep on expressing yourself and experimenting. You’re an inspiration for all of us -for me- that want to express ourselves somehow and make a career of it. It’s so refreshing to read somebody who’s so eager to learn and creative.
    Crossing fingers!!! I hope to find my career path soon.
    Hugs!!!

  • Elle est trop belle avec ses kilos superflus
    Garance, tu es le seul fashion blog que je suis car tu condenses l’essentiel, tu es accessible (comprendre pas snob), ton blog est frais et quand je te lis j’ai l’impression que tu es dans mon salon!!

  • Garance, ce qu’elle te rapporte sur ce que disent les gens de toi est tellement vrai ! Encore merci pour tous tes sourires qui rendent cet univers plus humain :)

    PS : le chocolat à la fleur de sel est le meilleur, je suis désolée de vous décevoir …

  • Garance, je laisse, enfin, mon premier commentaire. Il était temps! Je te suis depuis le début, et comme la majorité de tes lectrices, te lire m’est rapidement devenu indispensable! J’ai toujours voulu commenter, et réagir à tes articles, seulement j’avais envie de pouvoir t’écrire quelque chose de vrai et de pertinent, et t’expliquer à quel point j’aime ce que tu partages ici avec tes lectrices. J’ai aujourd’hui abandonné l’idée de te laisser le commentaire le plus génial du monde, tant pis, il est temps à présent de sortir de l’ombre!!! Donc…je me lance, c’est le grand jour, youpi!
    Le plus simple est de te dire merci, ton blog est une réelle source d’inspiration, mais il est surtout la preuve que lorsque l’on veut quelque chose, on peut l’avoir, il suffit d’y croire. Je trouve que c’est le message qui domine ton blog, et Amanda le dit très bien dans cette vidéo, que j’ai d’ailleurs trouvé très touchante. J’ai enfin compris que lorsque l’on avait des rêves, il fallait foncer, aller droit dans le mur s’il le faut, se donner à fond et…constater que ça marche. Je pense sincèrement que tes écrits, illustrations, photographies et vidéos m’ont permis de voir plus loin, et d’une certaine manière, de croire en moi.
    Un immense merci donc, pour ta spontanéité, ton naturel et ta générosité.
    Voilà, excuse moi pour ce message un peu solennel, je me sens presque dans l’obligation de finir par un gag bien stupide, histoire d’alléger un peu tout ça! Mais…non…ça sera pour la prochaine fois! (j’en connais des très bonnes, alors be ready!!!)
    Delphine, qui t’envoie des bisous suisses :-)

  • It’s unusual for a celebrity to confess her insecurities so candidly. She spoke the mind of so many women and I hope she will design the 12 pieces soon. BTW, Lara Stone’s body is in my mind much more ‘unreal’ than Freja’s.

  • Garance,
    Amanda de Cadenet a trouvé les mots justes pour parler de toi! Tu es une personne authentique et tu fais de ton blog quelque chose de tellement personnel et magnifique. Tu nous fais partager les merveilleuses choses qui t’entourent et on ne peut qu’être accro !
    Surtout ne t’arrête jamais d’innover, d’explorer tous les talents que tu as, c’est un véritable bonheur de te lire chaque jour !
    Merci, merci mille fois.

  • Garance, great video with Amanda. It’s so true, people love you & your work because you are authentic, a grounded person who can mix with people and share your stories and beautiful work. You open up doors to people where before fashion and style seemed elitist and full of barriers. Thank you so much. I hope to meet you one day.
    Polly xx

  • Ahh Garance, this was soooo nice! I just came home from a busy day at work followed by my french course and this was my first moment of relaxation while watching the vignette, tres bien!!!

  • Garance, I loved this video. It was so inspirational and just made my day, thank you!!! And you look so beautiful – I think this is one of my favorite outfits! I love your choice of shoes – amazing! Would you mind saying where they are from?

    Thanks for your wonderful blog!!!

  • Hey Liz, they are Nikes. Thank you for the video !
    G

  • I love how Amanda started to interview you! She’s a beautiful, sexy, curious woman and so are you, Garance. I love the videos because they pull back the curtain and let us see all that you are curious about in an unpretentious, natural, and down to earth way.

  • Bonjour Garance,
    je n arrive pas à traduire tes vidéos sur youtube, c est où CC??! ça m énerve de ne rien capter, je progresse en anglais certes, mais je ne comprends pas tout.
    Visuellement les vidéos sont déjà chouettes,
    Barbara

  • Je viens de checker, en fait ce n’est plus CC qui est écrit, (bizarre) mais il suffit de cliquer sur le rectangle, dernier icône de la barre d’outils en bas à droite.

  • Great!!! thanks for a new, surprising video! One of your best. xxx

  • Haven’t seen Amanda for years but she’s just as gorgeous today as she was back then….
    And Garance your skin and teeth are amazing, two beautiful, articulate, intelligent women……and I love the sneakers, why not?!.

  • Afrobrownies September, 20 2012, 5:08 / Reply

    This might be my favourite video to date. I was so captivated by the both of you ! Love love love what you do Garance, I’m forever inspired. Bisous

  • Deux de mes personnes préférées réunis dans le même vidéo !!!!!! J’adore The conversation et Pardon my French … J’ai toujours hâte au prochain vidéo !!! J’espère qu’un jour tu viendras au Québec !! J’adorerais te rencontrer !!! J’admire le fait que tu ai ignoré les barrières et créé ton travail idéal … Keep up the good work … j’adore te lire tous les jours !!

    ps. … your sneakers are sooo cool !!

  • I love her! And i love ‘the Conversation’! Great post!

  • Hi Garance,

    Thank you for this lovely relatable interview. Amanda is such a wonderful example of a strong, but beautifully vulnerable, woman. I’ve followed your blog for years, but this is the first time I’ve ever posted a comment. I just loved Pardon My French from last season, and still watch them when I have a quiet moment (away from children), but you have taken it to a whole other level.

    So, again, thank you for making me smile. Yet again. And for showing us all the beauty (and I don’t mean just the fashion).

    Tiana

    P.S. You and Scott must come to New Zealand one day.

  • ahh… Amanda est une de mes idoles depuis des années (des siècles!)… Diane… j’ai expliqué à une collègue américaine pas plus tard que lundi, lorsque je me promenais avec “encore” un shopping bag DVF “yes…my banker has budget issues with Diane Von Furstenberg….”

  • Hi :),
    I just had to reply to this post as my whole life, I have heard comments such as “real women”, “real bodies”….and my whole life I have naturally been skinny. I can’t help it and I was rather self conscious when I was younger :), but I learned to like my own skin and we can’t help the way we look, so let’s be happy, have a good attitude and enjoy it :).
    I just get confused about the comments that I hve heard my entire life…I love food, but I’m naturally skinny so I’m not a real woman? I would lie new curves but I et and eat and nothing happens, so I’m not a real woman?
    Hmmm :), I think we all are different shapes and sizes, we all look different :), so let’s help eachother along the way and say that we are all beautiful in our own way and we are all real women!

    Sorry about the preaching! I am not always preaching I promise :)…I simply wanted to provide a different point of view on this ongoing debate of “real women” :)

    Thank youuu. Ps you are great, and I love the videos :) xx

  • Hey Armita, you’re right and I have a lot of friends who are naturally skinny. I guess it’s a kind of language confusion, cause words are hard to find. What would you say ?

  • I was going to say the same thing as Armita. Even the super skinny models (naturally skinny I imagine and even if they are starving themselves), why on earth wouldn’t they qualify as real women? I have always found it insulting to them

  • amanda de cadenet September, 21 2012, 12:49

    Hi Armita..
    Thank you for your thoughts and I agree with what you are saying.
    I in no way mean to discount thinner women for not being considered “Real Women ” .My point was more that the success of models like kate Upton have encouraged designers to make clothes for more “everyday ladies ” . As the average American woman wears a dress size 12- 14 ( my size ) there are now more options in high street and designer stores which is a good thing for me and woman who are my size!
    I have a couple of very dear friends who can’t put weight on and would like to , so i am aware of this challenge too ! Thanks for reminding me to be mindful with my choice of words around this topic..
    Amanda x

  • I think all this ‘real’ vs ‘skinny’ is all fluff… there is only one type of category we need to concern ourselves with, which is healthy vs unhealthy.

  • Sometimes, thinks never come back to what they were…J’aime cette sensibilité, cet intime qu’elle ose exprimer. Merci Garance!

  • C’est très vrai ce que dit Amanda! Ce que j’aime avec ton blog est la simplicité et ta personnalité. Un enorme merci pour ce grain de bonheur de tous les jours.

  • Garance, tu es fantastique. Non seulement ton blog est un petit bout de paradis, mais tu nous fais aussi découvrir des personnes magnifiques, et la plus belle de ces surprises : Amanda. On s’identifie tellement naturellement à son émission qu’elle réussirait presque à guérir tous nos maux.
    Merci Garance.

  • Vous voir toutes les deux c’est juste parfait. J’aime énormément Amanda et The Conversation. Ces entretiens sont toujours sincères, drôles et surtout touchants. Et ils nous font nous sentir biens. Tout comme le blog finalement. En vous lisant et vous regardant on se rends compte que finalement nous sommes plus semblables que nous le pensons, et que nous pouvons apprendre les unes des autres, nous soutenir et c’est plutôt cool en fait :)

  • Beauty can’t be defined in shape and size but in virtues, talents, confidence, compassion, solidarity, kindness and above everything, love. It saddens me that a woman like Amanda will let herself get upset over her body shape, if only she knew what it is that she projects that leaves no room for anyone to not see just overloads of beauty on her. Beauty is AdR dancing up a storm, fashion is AdR posing at a the entrance of a fashion show. Nothing wrong with the latter, but let’s not mix them up.

  • Jane with the noisy terrier September, 20 2012, 7:07 / Reply

    Garance, i think this is my favorite video yet! And believe me, I love them all. I hope Amanda includes you on the next season of The Conversation. You have so much to share and so many to inspire.

  • lindsey wolf hullfish September, 20 2012, 7:23 / Reply

    The parts of fashion that can alienate people, its exclusivity, inaccessible beauty ideals and price points, have finally met an opposing positive force in you and your blog! (Seriously if I could draw a superhero version of you kicking elitism’s ass I would). You have done something entirely unique by making people feel included, providing an artistic showcase for the work, and focusing on design and beauty over consumerism. As this post also perfectly touches upon, we are at a moment in time where we’re re-defining our roles as women, plus we’re exposed to media and its effects constantly. Keep on providing a positive platform where men and women’s interest in fashion actually makes them feel good, and we’ll keep participating and thanking you for the conversation! Your blog gives me hope that technology can seriously connect and inspire. I’m also certain that what your readers love about you most is how with you there is no pretense. Thanks for showing people that you can be true to yourself and some very beautiful things will follow…

    Thanks as well for introducing some of us to Amanda’s show, I’m a new fan!

  • That was a really cool video – I think your best one so far. I am at work watching in my break and completely forgot I was at work for those 10 minutes haha. Thanks it was awesome. Amanda seems like a really interesting and lovely lady, just like you :)

  • I love the fact that both of you are interviewing each other! So funny!
    Again, lovely video Garance!
    xoxo
    M.

    http://www.mesvoyagesaparis.com/

  • Love the way your film team shows us snippets of where you are. Love the way you seem to be able to put yourself aside and make others glow…and that makes you glow even more :)
    What a joy to be included Garance…I think that’s your secret being inclusive, humble and geniunely so.
    I would LOVE to see you have a show that goes worldwide and mainstream…that even reaches us in Australia!
    Amanda is gorgeous. There is so much more to beauty than size.
    Looking forward to more.more.more xx Gabi

  • Love this!

  • marie temperance September, 20 2012, 8:36 / Reply

    Me too! You’re the only fashion blog I follow! I have even stopped buying major fashion mags because they just don’t do it for me like your blog does. Why would I buy boring recycled covers of singers and actors when I could get a look at what the real “cool girls” are wearing? Love the videos – it gives a very “intimate” look at your fabulous subjects.

    That Amanda doesn’t like her body illustrates to me how crazy our body culture has become; she is so gorgeous!!

    You are both so genuine and likeable and charming.

  • Love this video! You were totally right I feel in love with her too! I love your new videos, but one of my favorite parts of your original videos was seeing you and Scott together! Where is Scott in your videos??? Or has he just not fit into the focus of these videos?

  • Amanda and Garance, I adore you both. G, since I found your blog 2008, and Amanda, very recently off your show, but I think- of course what is more natural, of course you get along!

    PLEASE reply, what is Amanda’s necklace? Tiffany blue- I love this.

    You both introduce me to so many new images and views of life- thank you so much for your openness and making me smile.

  • Oh I love this Garance!! Amanda and you are both amazing! The conversation is so warm, intimate and interesting! Bravo

  • Dear Garance,

    Although I have been bloging for 3 yerars now, I have recently got in touch with your site. I must say that the videos are really great: your are an amazing presenter and your french touch is adorable. I am a native Spanish speaker and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I study French, so your articles are great for me to practise!!!!!! But these videos, my God, they are so fantastic!!!! Thank you for everything.

    All the best from Argentina.

    Mariana Casas

  • Coucou!

    Je connaissais déjà Amanda De Cadenet et son émission! C’est touchant ce qu’elle dit. Je m’identifie à elle car des fois le regard des gens sur les rondeurs (comme sur la minceur d’ailleurs) est dur. C’est la vie…Mais la beauté n’a pas de taille (mince ou ronde…)! Elle est juste belle. Et la robe lui va bien.

    Très jolie interview Garance!

    Bises

  • Fantastic video, Garance—merci! I do like these long ones as well, and the easy way between you and Amanda really makes the exchange come alive.

    RE. previous comments about the term “real women” and how it serves to encompass those who are not naturally thin, I don’t believe this term suggests that women who are naturally lean or slender are not “real women.” I think the term intends to consider those women for whom the fashion industry has seemed to neglect because their body types do not match those of the models or because the pieces in the various collections overwhelmingly do not flatter what differs from the fashion industry norm. A “normal woman” may be a naturally thin woman with a bountiful bosom, as indicated in a previous post; it may be a short woman with curvy hips; a tall woman with a tummy and muscular thighs.; or a woman of normal height who is deliciously voluptuous.

    I think that designers who create flattering pieces for all sorts of body types find a fierce loyalty among their client base. I believe that, generally speaking, women look for pieces that lend to feeling strong, confident, and protected when they slip on whatever the piece may be. When designers create to flatter “normal women,” it seems that they remain beloved by the masses for decades on end.

  • Garance,

    You said in this video that your intention is to take the viewer with you wherever you go, and I couldn’t help but smile because that is exactly what you achieve.

    I am currently sick and confined to my bed, so thank you for taking me to New York this past week!

  • This was such a great video. It was so personable and honest. Great work Garance (and Co.)!

  • Garance, I just want to applaud you for your blog and for its authenticity. It is such a beautiful thing that you’ve created and I highly respect that your blog is not at all vain. You reveal all the different perspectives of your friends and figures in the industry in such a humane and sensitive way. I bought Amanda’s Rare Birds photobook a while again and I am such a huge fan of her as a woman and photographer. Thank for choosing such interesting and intelligent people to showcase. Lots of love from Australia.

  • Cette vidéo n’a tellement rien de commun avec les précédentes! Captivante! C’est comme si elle représentait l’apogée de votre travail, comme si ces derniers temps vous cherchiez à atteindre et partager un tel moment-complicité,intérêt,suspens, réalisation au top! Je n’ai pu m’en détacher et… Je suis en retard! Merci pour ce moment.

  • What a lovely video! Very inspiring! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  • J’adore j’adore j’adore ! Maybe my favourite Pardon my French !

  • Merci pour cette superbe interview. Amanda est incroyable et trés inspirante. Je vais faire un tour sur son blog! Bonne journée

  • Garance Top TOP video!
    J’adore!

    xxxx

  • je kiffe grave ces vidéos tout les jours!

  • You are great. Just this. I love your ways, your perspective, your way of being natural, your style and most of all I love your work. Thank you.

  • how lovely to be let into your conversation and world for 10 minutes. what a stunning duo you make with such refreshing views on fashion and life in general. i couldn’t agree with her assessment about you more, the best part of your blog is that it is so personal and it feels like you genuinely let us into your world and make us a part of your life. it’s such a wonderful and rare quality to find in a successful fashion blogger as it feels more and more like so many of them are at the service of advertisers. love how both of you stay true to yourselves and bring such a positive message and enthusiastic attitude to high fashion.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • Cette femme est incroyable! Elle se livre en toute franchise sans fard et sans “chichi”, je suis une grande fan de “TheConversation” et trouve cette interview vraiment parfaite, c’est comme si Garance s’adressait à une amie de longue date, tout semble si naturel!

    Bravo à Garance qui est tout aussi incroyable et qui a fait de moi une inconditionnelle de garancedoré.fr!
    A mon sens, tous les sujets que l’on pourrait qualifier de “shallow” sont tellement essentiels dans la vie d’une femme! Ce blog illustre tellement bien cela au travers des interviews, des discussions entre filles, des questions que l’on se posent sur “les choses de la vie”, etc.
    C’est une parfaite association de mode et de lifestyle! Merci!

  • I’m skinny too, I was a model back in my 20s… but I didn’t take what Amanda said the wrong way. I feel like a “Real woman” because of the clothes I wear. In your 30s you know exactly what kind of clothes that fits you the best.
    But even if I’m skinny with boobs, I feel that the real women are the one in the Renaissance paintings!…not me but that’s ok, I learn to live with that idea, we are all very different and that’s the beautiful part in life!

  • This would have to be one of my favourite videos you have made recently (beside ADR dancing of course!). I had never heard of Amanda but will be sure to check her out. What she said about you what pretty much how I feel too.. There’s such a natural, down-to-earth vibe about you that makes you so appealing in such a superficial industry. In a way, you are that natural girl that we can all relate to, whether your talking about fashion, skin care, weight and exercise (or lack of) and dating. You’re more than a fashion blog, and that’s nice.

  • 1. Love those sneakers and skirt combination , it’s a great look on you Garance.

    2.Amanda has nothing to complain about…she is of the most gorgeous women I have seen.

    3.I really think everyone needs to be reminded that models are mainly teenagers and very young , as they age they too will have new insecurities like everyone else who loses the aspects of beauty unique to youth. Why are comparisons ever made between older women and models? It can be like comparing yourself to your teenage daughters and that’s just weird.

    4. Even I can’t wear DVF wrap dresses and I am skinny.Like another person wrote, I too am thin with a naturally full bust and these wrap dresses make me look very matronly. I feel in order to wear DVF dresses you need a smaller bust but more voluptuous hips and good substantial legs like DVF herself.
    So no matter what the size , obviously because clothes aren’t individually made for us of course there will be fit issues, but there are so many options to choose from these days we are bound to find something we relate to and gives us a confidence boost! Like Amanda looking fantastic in the vintage black dress with sexy boots.

  • I completely agree with this – I am thin but with a big bust and I look ridiculous in DVF dresses. They look great on women with a modest bustline!

  • Ce qu’elle dit me touche beaucoup. Cette interview me parait à des km des interviews aseptisées que l’on peut parfois entendre et ça me touche.

  • This was absolutely fabulous! So real, so sincere.

  • J’aime beaucoup cette video et ton blog en général, il me fait découvrir des gens que je ne connais pas, et Amanda est très touchante !
    J’ai comme l’impression que parfois tu aimerais poser plus de question ou t’exprimer plus sur un sujet mais que tu ne maitrises pas l’anglais à 1000%, ce qui te freines parfois ?

  • Can you tell Amanda that she is so gorgeous and needn’t worry about her curves as they are great! i loved the honest conversation that the two of you had. mxxx

  • this was so fantastic! i loved every little bit of it. and what amanda said about the reason people love you and your blog is so so true, and exactly what i would have said. you’re real and accessible, and it’s always so much fun to get a glimpse of what’s going on in your world. thank you for keeping your authenticity!

  • Cette fille est merveilleuse !…
    Sensuelle, voluptueuse féminine …..
    Elle sort vraiment du tas d os des défilés!!!!

    Toi aussi Garance tu es belle et bien à part….
    Cultivez moi tout ça ….
    Il nous faut des nanas comme vous sur le devant de la scène …..

  • Merci pour cette video Garance! C’était parfait

    XX
    http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

  • Thank you for this wonderful piece, Garance (and especially for introducing me to Amanda’s show which I stayed up WAY too late watching last night…I couldn’t stop, it’s THAT good). I’ve been going through my own weight struggles the past few years, having always been naturally super skinny but, since around the age of 38 (I’m almost 43 now), I’m finding it more and more difficult to keep weight off. Seeing Amanda and how beautiful she is was a serious moment for me! No kidding, by the end of watching you two chatting, I started feeling better about my body the way it is *right now*. Thank you for all you do! :)

  • Just last night I saw Amanda’s Net-a-Porter ad in a magazine and thought, “Gosh, that woman’s body is amazing!”

  • yeah this little diddy you made here was big…….real big….for both you and Amanda. It had heart and soul. Dont be surprised if television networks come knocking at your door.

  • Great interview. She’s right about you. That’s exactly how I feel.

    I love that you are too shy to ask to meet Marc. I would be the same way.

  • When do we ever get to see a woman speaking honestly about her body and her insecurities on a fashion blog? Never. Thank you for your courage, Amanda! Having a body with curves and wanting to be thought of as “fashionable” is challenging in this particular era of juice fasts and zero fat, Pilates bodies.

    And Garance, if she’d asked me why I love your blog so much I would have said that it’s because your kindness and the fact that you don’t take it all so seriously have always come through so loud and clear. You’re not pretentious in any way and I’ll be every woman who reads this blog wants to be your friend and every man wants you to fall in love with him.

    Thank you for everything you do!!!!!! xoxoxo

  • I love all your Pardon My French videos, but there was something about this one in particular that was so beautiful and honest, really enjoyed it. Also, love your outfit here!

  • Well done Garance!
    And what a classy lady Amanda is.
    This is what i want to see more of from you.
    And what shoes you buy and why you love max mara coats and the girl on the street with her handbag accessorized just so and what colour are you painting your toenails this winter and holiday pictures…

  • Alors, cette vidéo est vraiment super. Je trouve cette femme très étonnante, émouvante, inspirante. C’est drôle parce qu’il me semblait qu’elle était actrice dans les années 90, ou alors c’était sa soeur peut-êre.

  • I love your videos more and more every day!!
    I agree with Amanda you’ve an unique perception!
    xxx

  • Wow. I loved it!
    Such a pure conversation!! Please, do more this again! Everybody loves it!

    Kisses from PORTUGAL!

  • I caught her show recently and loved her interview with DVF, especially the part in which DVF talked about her mother surviving a concentration camp and what that taught her about what is possible in life – amazing and inspirational! It’s sad though that a woman as physically beautiful as Amanda can’t get out of her head and forget about comparing her body to those of (largely) young models! I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, per se, but my dad dying at a young age made me throw all of that out the window. I think every day about what a privilege it is to grow older – to age, to live in a body that changes with time and use.

  • I can’t tell you how much I loved this interview/video! I found it so incredibly inspiring! I completely agree with what Amanda said – you are one of my favourite bloggers; you have such a real, personal & relatable perspective to fashion and seem so friendly and nice! And definitely not intimidating like some other people in fashion ha ha! I always look forward to your posts! Keep on blogging forever and ever! You inspire me, Garance!

    Hope you can come to New Zealand to visit some time! Would love to meet you, or even just see you in person!

    Kisses, XXX

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

  • After seeing this great interview, I watch a couple of Amanda’s “conversations” and absolutely loved the concept of her show.
    Amanda, you are gorgeous! And all the dresses that you wear are the kind of pieces I would love to have in my dressing.
    xx

  • i loved this conversation so much, it was so raw! Amanda, you have an incredibly beautiful face and sexy hair, and I can see you have so much confidence in yourself…no need to worry about your body!

    thank for introducing us Garance, i love watching the videos of you chatting with your friends. i can’t wait to catch up on all the Conversations I didn’t know about :)

    xo dina
    http://www.lifeofphi.com

  • Garance is authentic but that’s not why I love her! I love her because she loves women, because she is positive, because she is so accessible. She is like the French girl next door, all bubbly and giggles. She’s the kind of woman you want to have a sleep over with and play make over, the kind of woman you can imagine being your BFF!

  • Ohlala je crois que c’est ma vidéo préférée! En plus Amanda me fait penser à ma cousine, et puis je suis tellement fan du british accent <3

  • wonder-wonderful..I love your short videos..

  • Garance, this was THE BEST Pardon my french ever!!! So “you”, intimate, sensible, real, personal… And she is amazing as well!

    Many many congrat’s… your getting better and better and aproaching what you are with your videos!

    I love you!

  • Je trouve Amanda vraiment belle. Son visage était le canon de beauté de la fin des années 80, début 90, tout comme Jenna de Rosnay par exemple. Allure californienne et saine, peau bronzée, dents blanches, cheveux blonds, petit nez mutin, lèvres roses et formées… Elle devait faire partie du paysage sans que je sache qui elle était, son visage était le canon de beauté, la fille que je voulais être (alors que j’ai un grand nez, des cheveux bouclés et châtain, donc pas d’espoir). Je la trouve toujours très belle et avec une peau très jeune. Et oui un peu ronde, mais c’est relatif au monde de la mode qui est plus que mince.

  • what a gorgeous, smart and elegant woman! And Garance, you look great, I love those super cool trainers ! And thanks to your blog, among many other things, I am improving my French :) Merci!!!

  • Honesty goes a Long way. Two Great Girls i See there! Love from Berlin

  • What a nice interview. Thank you to share with us

  • This is probably my favourite “Pardon My French” video of this Fashion Month!! So lovely.

  • I like Amanda and the fact that she has decided consciously to be at peace with her body shape rather than fighting against it. In the UK way back in the 90’s, Amanda was kinda just famous for being famous so it’s nice to see she has mastered her art so to speak.

  • I totally agree Anthony, well said!

  • Thank you so much Garance and Amanda for this inspirational video! You are both real role models to women of all ages and all sizes out there!

  • wow. have to say that this video really made me change my impression of Ms de Cadenet. Well, I essentially had no opinion of her (or if anything, it was slightly negative because I only knew her from the celebrity magazines, party-girl times…), but I found her so cool. Such an interesting woman. Would love to have a coffee & a conversation with her.

  • je la connais depuis longtemps (même si je suis française) ce fut la femme d’un des duran et duran (et mère d’une nouvelle it girl= Atlanta) une ex de keanu reeves et maintenant marié à un des strokes : je suis jalouse!!!

  • Oh mon Dieu, j’adore de plus en plus tes vidéos! Je veux encore plus! Quand la période Fashion week sera terminée je vais me sentir un peu triste de ne plus voir toutes ces super vidéos. Tu as raison Amanda est géniale et elle a raison, on t’adore.

  • Garance! J’adore ce que tu fais, c’est frais et pétillant !

    http://veryfrenchie.blogspot.com/

  • J’aime tout !

  • J’adore Amanda de Cadenet, je suis totalement accro à son émission. So inspirational! Vous êtes toutes les deux vraies et sincères, votre démarche est poussée par une passion et une envie authentiques, vous n’essayez pas de “faire genre” comme on dit. Ca se sent et je pense que c’est pour ça que les gens aiment tellement ce que vous faites. Ca fait du bien! Bravo:)

  • I’m in love with all the episodes of pardon my french! <3

    bluereindee.blgospot.com

  • Hello Garance!

    Un petit ( hum hum) commentaire pour te dire que je suis ton blog depuis presque deux ans, et que je le trouve tellement agréable à lire/observer/regarder!
    J’aime la mode, comme beaucoup de filles, mais pas forcément la haute couture. Je vois ça plutôt comme une forme d’art, tellement les coupes, les couleurs, et les prix me paraissent loin de la réalité. Mais avec ton blog, tu ouvres une belle fenêtre sur ce monde un peu mystique aux filles “normales” (le nouveau crédo made in France), qui ont une activité pas forcément en rapport avec ce monde mais qui trouvent l’esthétisme, la féminité et le style pas forcément futiles, mais le voient plutot comme un moyen d’expression très libérateur.
    Alors oui quand on voit ton agenda, entre deux front row et une rencontre avec “Daïaaane”, on se dit que tu fais partir d’un monde parallèle. Mais ta sincérité, ton humour, enfin ton vrai toi, sont tellement proches de nous, qu’on se dit que la mode ce n’est pas VIP only.

    J’espère que tu pourras lire ce commentaire (je sais que tu es assidue!), car j’aimerai vraiment te dire un grand et sincère merci pour ces petits moments glamour et stylés qui font que, où et qui qu’elle soit, une femme reste une femme, avec tout ce que ça implique.

    Gros bisous, et très très bonne continuation!

    P.S.: un vrai coup de cœur cette Amanda, avec sa franchise et ses jolies formes qu’elle arrive à porter dans un monde pas toujours tendre avec le corps des femmes!

  • Will you ever know how much I love your blog?! Amanda is right (and so beautiful!), you have an unique and personal perspective that it really is a pleasure to follow your blog… huuuge kisses

  • Hello Garance, I love love love this interview. You know what, for me it’s always a great pleasure to see chemistry between women, you realy had it going here with Amanda! And you are my favorite blogger as well, cause you are so unique doing it…xx

  • Très bel échange.

  • I remember Amanda when she was in the UK and its funny to hear her now very American accent mixed with some Britishness! She called her body IT quite a few times in the interview which was a little sad to hear.I would love to hear that women would value other parts of themselves like their intelligence and creativity and stop focusing so much on their looks and body.It brings a feeling of peace if you can do it sometimes!

  • Un super interview! J’adore Amanda!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

  • Garance: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT music – as ever. I love it!!!

  • Beautiful, honest interview, Garance!!! Love you and your work! Thank you for this one. :)

  • Waow, quelle superbe interiew. C’est tellement émouvant de voir une femme qui se livre comme ça et parle de ses complexes…et en fait, cela correspond à ce que nous ressentons toutes… Nous avons toutes mil complexes que nous devons apprendre à faire taire: comme le dit Amanda, tout se passe dans la tête!!

    Merci, merci, merci!!!

    http://happyme.skynetblogs.be/

  • Katarina October, 8 2012, 10:55 / Reply

    Hey Garance,
    thank you for introducing me to Amanda and her The Conversation. I´ve become a fan since and really enjoy following her site anf all the wonderful women who contribute.
    You are still one of my favourite bloggers though :)).

  • Really enjoyed this interview. I am so glad Amanda is so honest. Love honest, natural people! Thanks!!!

  • Looooove u both!! I follow u since the beginning and u re still the best fashion blogger around!!! :)

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  • I absolutely love her. Her confidence and honesty is so inspiring and very much needed for women. I am glad that her show is back on through her website. “The Conversation” is truly one of the best and she talks great and thought provoking women. And what a casual conversation! That is what also makes her show work.

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