The French Muse Curation - A Special Curiosities Edition (Pre-Order - Ships Dec 15th)
This holiday season, give the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift designed for the French antique and art-lover on your list. We've asked Ruth Ribeaucourt, founder of The French Muse, to guest curate this magical, bespoke collection featuring her favorite antique pieces and local Provence Artisans.
Prepare to discover a surprise selection expertly curated by Ruth featuring: an antique 1930's silk scarf (originally designed as a sampler for SAKS), a specially bundled paper ephemera collection from her own private archive, PLUS an original painting and handmade creation from some of her favorite local artisans... all just for you, or that special someone on your gift list.
This is a special edition, single gift box available in limited quantities only and not part of our subscription offer. Available only while supplies last, so do be sure to reserve quickly. Pre-order today, ships December 15th - 18th, 2018.
About the Guest Curator - Ruth Ribeaucourt
Ruth Ribeaucourt is Irish born, but definitely French at heart. As a jewellery designer, antique textile dealer, European contributor to Where Women Create and travel guide, Ruth finds beauty at the French flea markets and shares her treasures with admirers across the globe. Whether living vicariously through her Instagram, or joining in on a bespoke travel experience with The French Muse, she treats her followers and clients to the privy secrets of Provence. Ruth also serves as communications director for her family company, Julien Faure, a celebrated haute couture ribbon maker in St. Etienne, which creates ribbons today for Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Rochas and Dolce & Gabbana. We are thrilled to have her share some of her luxury collectibles and treasures in this special edition curation.
About the Artisans
Aurélie Alvarez is a visual artist from the celebrated French town of Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence. From her atelier in the rafters of a 16th Century hotel particulier, Aurélie, a graduate of fine arts, paints decorative and contemporary works. We've had our eye on Aurélie's work for some time now and are pleased to present an original gold foil painting in each of our curations (valued at over $150 USD alone). Her contemporary canvases feature simple, geometric patterns and layered textures reminiscent of ancient Tibetan mandelas. Her decorative collection focuses on lightness, simplicity and the poetic, colourful universe of plants and animals. All of her work explores the duality between science and spirituality, her personal journey to the heart of matter and colour.
Severine Chauvet is a French artist with a bohemian soul who creates one-of-a-kind fashion accessories and home accessories from her 17th century house-turned-atelier in the ancient Provençal city of Avignon. Her work is inspired by nature and the beautiful antique fabrics she finds at the brocante. Each box will feature a uniquely created lavender filled cushion, handmade by the artist.
Credit for all photos is © Ruth Ribeaucourt (originally shot for Where Women Create in 2018).