Meet the Designers of Dans l'air du temps
French twin sisters Chloé and Pauline started creating jewelry in college to make extra money, and soon their passion for jewelry-making flourished and became something they still wanted to do. Their jewelry is handmade resin creations that are inspired by colorful themes, their personalities, and optimism. They love to travel and are enthusiastic about trying new things and having new experiences. Read our interview with the sisters below to find out more...
TCBJ: Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
CandP: We grow up in France in a suburb near Paris called “Les Lilas”. After moving within several French cities, we are now living in Nancy (not so far from Strasbourg) it is a nice and quiet place.
TCBJ: Describe yourself using 4 words.
Chloé: humble - empathic – businesswoman - gourmand
Pauline: creative - kind - tolerant - respectful
TCBJ: How would you define yourselves?
CandP: We would say that we can’t stop doing things and having new projects. We love life, travels, music, food… We are always enthusiastic to test new things and to begin new experiences!!!
TCBJ: What three items would either of you never leave home without?
Chloé: My computer (I work every day on my computer!) - my book (I can’t sleep or take a bus without reading!) – my Mexican lucky charm
Pauline: my perfume (it is important to smell good ALWAYS!!!) - my phone (to be reachable at every moment) – my purse (Money, money!)
TCBJ: How do you define your personal styles?
Chloé: I define me as a person who likes colorful clothes, I don’t really follow fashion. I love dresses, these are my fav!
Pauline: I love clothes with flowers pastel or colorful, it looks romantic and bucolic.
TCBJ: What are you inspired by, or what motivates you?
CandP: We are motivated by the fact that we are independent and are our own boss. We can take all the decisions and we feel very free and happy at work! It is a passion!
TCBJ: Which people do you admire, or who inspires you? (Still alive or not)
CandP: Our grandmother is really a superwoman! She had lots of ordeals in her life and she still keeps going being positive, and she’s incredible!
TCBJ: Where does your personal inspiration come from?
CandP: Since we were young, we've always been creative, we are inspired by everything; a book, a travel, beautiful meetings...etc.
TCBJ: How would you describe your jewelry design aesthetic or design process?
CandP: All our jewels are made with resin, it is a resistant substance. With this, we can make whatever we want (we use Photoshop to create the pictures), we can also personalize everything! Our jewels are full of colors and optimistic!
TCBJ: How did you get into your designing jewelry?
CandP: “Dans l’air du temps” is born 5 years ago when we were students, we wanted to earn a bit of money doing something we love! At the beginning our business was really small, we sold our jewels in France only. Then, we began to sell our jewels on Etsy, and it worked pretty well! We sell most of our products abroad, mainly to the States! It is pleasant and funny to think that people around the world wear our jewels. 😊
TCBJ: What new ventures/events/plans are you looking forward to for the rest of this year?
CandP: This year we are planning to sell our jewels in several markets and fairs and we should participate at a really nice Christmas market in November. 😊
TCBJ: Where do you see yourself and/or your career in the next 5 years?
CandP: We would like to develop our business by selling our creations in some shops for handmade products in France. However, we also have another dream of opening a tea room in which we could also sell our jewels at the same time! :)
TCBJ: What is your favorite quote or what is a statement/mantra you try to live by?
CandP: "Don't dream your life, Live your dreams!"
Shop this new collection in the TCB Jewelry Designer Boutique: Dans l'air du temps