Today, we are visiting the designer Maud Terseur workshop.
You might already known this brand. We often talk about it on this blog because I do love what she does. I already have two of her bags in my collection. The small pink one with a bow (seen here for example) and the small Castille red one (worn here).
Just graduated from the fashion school LISAA, the talented Maud won the “Jeunes créateurs d’Hyères” competition. So she founded her brand and worked in the same time for the brands Brontibay, Isotoner, Lancaster and also Nat et Nin. It is only in 2011 that she decides to focus on her own brand; a brand that strongly supports French crafts and is 100% Made in France!
We are now talking about production. We use to see the bags at their final stage in stores but personally, I am very curious and I always wonder how they are made. I had the chance to visit Maud workshop during which she showed me the whole production process.
Maud uses very natural leather. She buys it already dyed. Then, she cut them with a press and cutters to get different pieces. The same system is used for scrapbooking paper cutting (Big Shot from Stampin Up). After that, the brand and the logo are marked.
The next step is the table work. The different parts are dyed (as mentionned previously, the leather is bought dyed but as it is cut, the edges also need to be colored), stuck, and also refined to assemble them.
Then, they are sewn with a special leather sewing machine and metal pieces put on the bags (clasps and so on).
Maud designs two collections a year, a first one for Fall and Winter and a second one for Spring and Summer. She is inspired by the styles she likes : retro and vintage. Her bags are very feminine, simple, with a colorful touch and also very convenient because they can be worn both to go out at night or to go working at day!
You can now discover pictures of the new Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. A wonderful one, as usual, with very trendy colors, just perfect for the cold season coming!
You can find Maud bags and wallets on her e-shop here, in a few stores in France (list here) and of course at the Rose Durantin shop (at Paris), where you can find the whole collection. I don’t know if you have already been there but honestly, this store small store is very cute and I strongly advise you to go! If you are looking for a bag from the previous collection or if the one you want is not on the e-shop, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to Maud or to contact her through this contact form of her on-line shop.