Each week we invite a member of the Linnea Lund community to share their views on fashion. Together we talk about their relationship to clothes, their wardrobe and how they like to mix and match our iconic cashmere pieces. And, of course, it's exciting and full of delicacy and love.
This time it's Marie Quéru, founder of L'arrangeuse and creator of Interior Ecology, who is the woman #MyLinneaLund of the week!
Creating a balance between yourself and your surroundings, yourself and the things you love, yourself and your home. Refocusing on what is essential, on what we really like to return to responsible consumption, where our pleasure can be immense and its impact on the planet can be minimal. Tidy up and clear the air to to find ourselves. To blossom and be happy in sobriety, without possessing become the primary objective. Does this sound utopian?
Yet this is Marie's philosophy that she transmits with kindness and passion through what she calls what Interior Ecology. An avant-garde conception of life where daily life is everyday life is "lightened" of everything, where we get rid of the superfluous, where spaces are and cluttered, and therefore less restrictive, less oppressive and therefore more liveable!
This relationship with objects, this need to surround oneself only with the essential, to consume less while pleasing oneself and to make the sustainable desirable, Marie L'arrangeuse expresses it better than anyone else in her book "L' Écologie d'intérieur: vivre mieux avec moins", published on 6 October after more than two years of reflection and writing.
At Linnea Lund's house, we immediately fell in love with L'arrangeuse's personality, her art of sobriety and her love for essentialism (not to be confused with minimalism), which she shares with Charlotte, the founder of Linnea Lund. And for Marie, who only likes to surround herself with what is "beautiful, practical and sustainable", our dressing room of timeless cashmere basics is ideal! And it is quite naturally that this lover of light tones has adopted our Powder pink and our Oatmeal.
And so it is in her Parisian flat, with its neutral tones, structured by lines and an architecture that absorbs all visual pollution that Marie L'arrangeuse welcomes us to tell us about herself through her vision of ecology, her dressing room, and the Linnea Lund pieces she loves.
How would you define your style?
It's exactly my philosophy: it's essentialist, with very few prints and prints and things that are as timeless as possible and that go together very easily.
What is your favourite colour from the Linnea Lund palette?
I really like light tones and neutral colours. In Linnea Lund, I particularly like Oatmeal and Powder.
What objects do you think represent Sweden?
Either a candle or a plaid, or of course a piece of light wood design furniture.
What is your favourite room in your dressing room and/or flat?
I love my flat, from start to finish, but if I had to choose one room, it would be my living room, which is also a kitchen but you can't see that it's a kitchen, everything is hidden. This room respects one of the main principles of interior ecology, i.e. to of interior ecology, i.e. to fight against all forms of visual pollution by creating lines of flight that allow the eye to run without encountering obstacles.
Which item of clothing in your wardrobe would you keep if you could only keep only one?
The choice would be complicated because I practice the philosophy of Interior Ecology philosophy, which means keeping only your essentials... but if I really had to choose, I would keep a trouser suit, which has the advantage of being a timeless. It can be worn in summer or winter, casually or more stylishly.
If I say cashmere, what comes to mind?
I think of softness, a noble material and Linnea Lund, of course!