GIVEAWAY - MANOIR COLORE

Thursday, November 1



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Here we go again and I couldn't be more excited about this giveaway courtesy of the uber talented and accomplished Bayi de Souza of MANOIR COLORÉ. I fell in love with this France based designer's collection as soon as I saw it and was really happy that Bayi wanted to offer this deal to one of you guys. Perfect mix of modern and tribal design. This giveaway has been delayed so much because of my schedule and so much other stuff, so without further ado, let's discover MANOIR COLORÉ.

When did you start selling on Etsy and why Etsy?
I launched MANOIR COLORÉ on ETSY on September 18th, 2012.  I chose ETSY because according to me, this platform meets the needs of a new generation of creators and consumers who are more aware of the value of the work and of local know how. Furthermore, ETSY offers remarkable visibility for young designers who want to develop his/her brand to the international market.

Is this a full time job for you?
I studied fashion design and luxury marketing with the aim to create my top market fashion brand after school. After working for different fashion houses such as Nina Ricci or Louis de Gamma in London, I set up my own business to lead my project. I work full-time for MANOIR COLORÉ to promote a new refined tribal and international fashion line

What do you love about it?
After working for designers in Paris and London, I wanted to assert my sensibility through fashion. I am surrounded with a team which develops MANOIR COLORÉ under my artistic direction. I also love managing my brand, and the adrenalin I have when I am preparing a new collection. After every launch, I can’t wait to start again for the following collection.



If I could only buy one thing from your shop right now, which would you recommend?
MANOIR COLORÉ is a French made label and the products are made with passion. I am always looking for a mix between classic and trendy styles. I design according to a French know-how and this is why I would recommend all products we present in our Etsy shop. However, if I had to recommend a product in particular, it would be the Folk jacket. By itself, it represents MANOIR COLORÉ's DNA between an African and European aesthetic. The cut is very classic with African prints. The folk jacket well summarizes the MANOIR COLORÉ spirit, "no melanin free", tribal and refined fashion. Moreover, the folk jacket can be styled for many opportunities. You can wear it with a dress, a skirt, shorts, or with trousers (pants).

What was the first piece you ever made/designed/sold?
When I was younger and just starting my fashion studies in the fashion school at La Rochelle (France middle western), I spent 3 months in a fashion studio which produced clothes for Parisian haute couture houses. After a hard beginning at the assembly service, my internship manager introduced me into the realization line. There I made a Balenciaga dress. At that time, I was already a big admirer of the Parisian house. The dress I first made was difficult to assemble because it was very complex. The studio gave me the dress I made and I have been very proud of my work. I was honored to have realized a Balenciaga dress.




What are your plans for the future?
MANOIR COLORÉ launching on Etsy is a beautiful professional and human adventure for my team and I. I planned to develop my brand, bringing it to the international market with the aim to offer a mix of fashion French refinement and African tribal aesthetics. For the future, we plan to develop the MANOIR COLORÉ presence in different sale points in France and abroad. To finish, we are working on our communication strategy to develop the tribal and refined image of MANOIR COLORÉ, and make afro-French style our heavy hitter.

Do you have a workspace? If so, can you share what it looks like?
We are three in the team working to develop MANOIR COLORÉ. Our jurist lives in Lyon. The person in charge of the communication and I, in charge of the brands artistic and creative parts are based in Montpelier. We often go to Paris for professional meetings. As such, it would be difficult for me to give you a single workplace indication; at the moment we work in various places and out of different spaces and it permits us to develop the brand from different perspecitves.



Beautiful fabrics you have there, have you always worked with African prints?
I' m glad you liked our fabrics. The collection we present on ETSY is the first of a long series. For our first line, top market printed fabrics was obviously the best choice for my team and I. I realized most of the pieces in the real Vilco wax because I wanted to assert African tribal aesthetics through my clothes. However, we look towards the future and plan to create our own prints. You will soon discover a new range of MANOIR COLORÉ prints.



Any advice for those thinking about starting their own business?
It is necessary to be very aware of the financial and personal risks when starting out.  I would recommend to this person to be sure to be surround themselves with people who will support them in difficult moments during the process. It is very important to be able to count on close relationships to motivate you when you are down. According to the business sector and plans for future growth, I would advise every person with a start-up business project to make sure to have solid training both in terms of production techniques and in commercial management.

Being located in France, has it been difficult selling to the US market?
In France, we have a consequent number of exceptional know-how. Paris is the fashion city and several times during the year, several professional meetings such as fashion week allows creators to meet international buyers. Paris is a very big platform of international fashion and MANOIR COLORÉ will exploit this geographic advantage to sell around the world. It also seems that the American market is a choice destination for MANOIR COLORÉ because of its cultural diversity. We intend to promote our know-how in the US market very soon. For the moment, every person interested in the US can buy MANOIR COLORÉ clothes thanks to Etsy.




For fun: some fill in the blanks

I can't get through the day without.... thinking about MANOIR COLORÉ distribution on
different sales point.

I'm currently reading.... financial magazines. I need to be informed about financial market to
develop MANOIR COLORÉ. I also have a Vogue magazine with me because I need to dream a little bit and take inspiration for new collections. 

My favorite song is..... Voodoo woman from Kussay and the Smokes, French new blues & rap band. They have a very big talent and their universe in so singular. Something very mystic that I really love. They will not be unknown for much longer.

I'm lusting after..... French Haute couture designer Anne Valérie Hash « Clair » dress. I have been in love with this designer for  4 years now and I always love her designs. Her cut style is just so perfect. Nothing is free and details are very important in her work.

My dream vacation would be..... going to Brazil, best place ever to be when you are a sun hanger. Sao Paolo would be my first destination in Brazil.

Any local (in France) brunch recommendations: BIZZART, 167 QUAI DE VALMY 75010 PARIS. You will not be disappointed. A very nice concept when you have nothing to do on Sunday and want to do shopping and have a brunch time with friends.

Where else can we find your goodies? (website, FB, stores etc)
It’s with great pleasure that we invite, MANOIR COLORÉ fans to follow events we published on it's Facebook page. Concerning the sales, MANOIR COLORÉ products are exclusively sold on ETSY. This tends to develop quickly as we have proposition from warehouse sale in Montpelier, Paris and Lyon. Now, we are studying the various propositions to make the best decision for our brand. We are also developing the MANOIR COLORÉ website. We will inform you about the new sales point very soon on Etsy and on the Facebook page.

Thanks to Bayi for sharing her story as a fashion designer and for sponsoring this giveaway.

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105 comments:

  1. I LOVELOVELOVE the Jupe Corail! The colors are incredible!

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  2. That jacket in the first picture is stunning. I gave away all of mine when I moved and have been in search of a new one. That looks perfect!

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  3. Great giveaway! I love the La JUPE FOLK Tutu!

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  4. I love that blazer. The pattern is so bold.

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  5. I love the Sirene dress!!!

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

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  6. I adore La ROBE GUÉPARD!

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  7. La JUPE FOLK Tutu!

    irinasas at yahoo dot com

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  8. Love the Sirene dress!

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  9. La veste folk is calling me.

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  10. My favorite item is:
    Le TOP ACIDULÉ, color block transparent de Manoir Coloré.

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  11. I love the La VESTE FOLK, imprimé tribal de Manoir Coloré.

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  12. I adore the Le SHORT FOLK, imprimé tribal de Manoir Coloré!

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  13. My fav is the Jupe Corail dress... #hawt! I hope I win :)


    www.goodlooknout.com

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  14. I'm lusting the La VESTE FOLK, imprimé tribal de Manoir Coloré.

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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109539715/le-top-acidule-color-block-transparent
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112687821/jupe-corail
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

    Intl. thanks

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  16. The lagon skirt and shorts are my fave. Beautiful colors.

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  17. La JUPE SOLEIL TONIC is my favorite!

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  18. My favourite item is La Robe Chaman col egyptien. So so pretty!!!

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  19. Le TOP ACIDULÉ is definitely my favorite!

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  20. amazing print on the blazer La VESTE FOLK, imprimé tribal de Manoir Coloré.

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  21. can't decide between la robe guépard or dentelle, loving the silhouette of both pieces!

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  22. I love the blue and purple stripped jacket and shorts. It looks like a Nigerian fabric called aso oke.

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  23. Je t'aime La JUPE SOLEIL!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109449256/la-jupe-soleil-tonic-style-tutu-imprime?favorite_listing_id=109449256&show_panel=true

    Elle Dee
    elle.so.swell@gmail.com

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  24. Lovely giveaway, this top is so adorable: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109547996/le-top-folk-imprime-fleur-wax-vlisco-de

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  25. This is beautiful La ROBE GUÉPARD http://www.etsy.com/listing/109540155/la-robe-guepard-de-manoir-colore

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  26. Le Short Folk is one of my favorites!

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  27. hello i love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/109279467/la-robe-dentelle-creme-hippie-chic-de analets_go88@hotmail.com

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  28. I really like the Sirene Dress.

    queendsheena@hotmail.com

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  29. Wow, such beautiful designs! So colorful, unique, and with gorgeous prints. I love the La ROBE CHAMAN dress, I really like the pretty collar and Egyptian style. So lovely! Thanks so much, I would be thrilled to win!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  30. I love the La ROBE GUÉPARD de Manoir Coloré.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the jacket and dress in the first picture so much!

    HOPE I WIN!

    kimberley-xxx.blogspot.co.uk
    kimberley-xx@live.co.uk

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  32. Great Giveaway! I love this item!
    La VESTE FOLK, imprimé tribal de Manoir Coloré.

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  33. I love the colour of this! http://www.etsy.com/listing/109537790/la-jupe-guepard-style-tutu-imprime-wax

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  34. La VESTE FOLK is so pretty!

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  35. la robe dentelle is lovely!

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  36. I love the folk jacket. Love, Love, Love it

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  37. I love the La Jupe LAGON!

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  38. La ROBE DENTELLE
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  39. La Robe Sirene! These are all gorgeous!

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  40. Love this - Le TOP ACIDULÉ, color block transparent de Manoir Coloré.

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  41. i like the folk short size top

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112776419/folk-short-size-s-europe

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love this dress :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/109547433/la-jupe-folk-style-tutu-imprime-wax-de

    Francesca
    francivusk at hotmail dot it

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  43. I really like the La Jupe Corail skirt.


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  44. I loved the La ROBE GUÉPARD de Manoir Coloré.So unique pattern and strong composition!Really a remarkable piece.

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  45. La veste folk is my fav

    Adriannasmommy26@yahoo.com

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  46. I love the La ROBE SIRÈNE, color block de Manoir Coloré

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  47. Love the La Jupe LAGON skirt!

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  48. My fave piece is the La JUPE GUÉPARD. C'est adorable!

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  49. The La Robe Guepard is gorgeous. All of their pieces are, really. Thanks for sharing this brand with us.

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  50. My favorite is la robe sirene! Such gorgeous pieces! I'm definitely a fan :)

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  51. Love this dress!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109452656/la-robe-sirene-color-block-de-manoir

    Great colors and flattering design!

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  52. La ROBE DENTELLE, crème hippie chic de Manoir Coloré.

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  53. I love the Jupe Tribale, so beautiful!

    juliamcarls at gmail dot com

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  54. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109462004/la-robe-chaman-col-egyptien-de-manoir

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  55. I love this

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109449256/la-jupe-soleil-tonic-style-tutu-imprime

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  56. I really love La ROBE SIRÈNE, turquoise is one of my favorite colors!

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  57. La JUPE FOLK is my favorite item because purple is such a royal color and it's accents give off a trendy and fun vibe.

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  58. This short makes me swoon

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109789310/le-short-folk-imprime-tribal-de-manoir

    Love it

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  59. La Jupe Folk Tutu
    rebeccaholzman@hotmail.com

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  60. I love La ROBE TOURNESOLS, imprimé wax de Manoir Coloré.

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  61. La ROBE GUÉPARD is my absolute favorite piece! I can so see myself wearing this to an after work function! Loves it.

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  62. La ROBE DENTELLE is gorgeous! It's the perfect eveningwear. My husband would love it. ;)

    dailydealsjc at gmail dot com

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  63. La Robe Sirene is GORGEOUS! It reminds me soo much of my custom made ankara dresses from Nigeria.

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  64. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109462004/la-robe-chaman-col-egyptien-de-manoir is so beautiful, I love it
    zoe lee
    madforfashion at aol.com
    http://www.everythingforana.com

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  65. I like the Knitted Sweater top beige blue orange red collar.

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  66. I like the Le TOP ACIDULÉ, color block transparent de Manoir Coloré.

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  67. The La ROBE DENTELLE, crème hippie chic de Manoir Coloré is very pretty!
    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  68. Love La ROBE TOURNESOLS!

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  69. I like Le TOP FOLK, imprimé fleur wax Vlisco de Manoir Coloré

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  70. I like La ROBE CHAMAN, col égyptien de Manoir Coloré!

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  71. i love everything, but i could work la veste folk into my wardrobe the most. gorgeous work!

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  72. Elizabeth AnnNovember 04, 2012

    All of the dresses are so amazing it's impossible to choose just one.

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  73. definitely like this skirt! http://www.etsy.com/listing/109449256/la-jupe-soleil-tonic-style-tutu-imprime Thanks!

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  74. Love this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109747257/la-robe-tournesols-imprime-wax-de-manoir

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  75. Love love love this dress! Absolutely beautiful!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109537790/la-jupe-guepard-style-tutu-imprime-wax

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  76. I adore this little number: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109789310/le-short-folk-imprime-tribal-de-manoir

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  77. Love this skirt! http://www.etsy.com/listing/112687821/la-jupe-corail

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  78. i love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/109789310/le-short-folk-imprime-tribal-de-manoir
    so colorful and fun ,definitely unique
    imnotarunner at gmail dot co

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  79. I liked the Dentelle dress the most!

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  80. My favorite has to be this one: La JUPE SOLEIL TONIC, style tutu, imprimé wax de Manoir Coloré.

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  81. Le veste folk! Such an amazing tribal printed jacket!

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  82. I liked this dress : http://www.etsy.com/listing/109547996/le-top-folk-imprime-fleur-wax-vlisco-de

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  83. I really like the Le TOP FOLK, imprimé fleur wax Vlisco de Manoir Coloré.

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  84. The purple one is my favorite, i just adore it. :)

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  85. I love the La Jupe LAGON....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  86. I like the "La Jupe LAGON"

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  87. i really love "la veste folk." i could easily see myself transitioning with it throughout the day :)

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  88. I adore the Le TOP ACIDULÉ!

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  89. I like the La JUPE TRIBALE, imprimé noir et blanc de Manoir Coloré. Gorgeous!!

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  90. hi!

    very nice shop. i love this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109452656/la-robe-sirene-color-block-de-manoir


    fb: Silvia Mihaela Nastrut

    nastrut.silvia@gmail.com

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  91. First off, let me say..I am so completely in love with your stuff. It's gorgeous and everything that I look for in clothing.

    My favorite piece was hard to choose..I love the La ROBE CHAMAN, col égyptien de Manoir Coloré

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05@yahoo.com

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  92. sirene dress
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  93. Totally loving your blog, eyecandy. A Happy Day!

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  94. I love the La ROBE CHAMAN, col égyptien de Manoir Coloré.
    & I follow your blog via GFC (collifornia)

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  95. There are so many gorgeous pieces!! This is my favorite: La JUPE FOLK, style tutu, imprimé wax de Manoir Coloré.

    rocquelle@considermelovely.com

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  96. Love the La Jupe LAGON.
    Gigi

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  97. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109540155/la-robe-guepard-de-manoir-colore
    La ROBE GUÉPARD de Manoir Coloré.
    This dress is gorgeous, the shape colors and fit are perfect. I would never normally afford such a beautiful garment. I hope I win!
    love,
    Cassie
    butterykittens@yahoo.com

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  98. WOW, her work is stunning!! I love the La Jupe CORAIL: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112687821/la-jupe-corail.

    Just amazing in every way. This designer will surely become very famous!

    Email: z853www at hotmail dot com

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  99. coucou
    je participe
    j aime beaucoup la JUPE GUÉPARD, style tutu, imprimé wax de Manoir Coloré
    mon mail miss_kmer_94@hotmail.fr

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  100. There something about prints and patterns that brings out confidence

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  101. I love the Le TOP FOLK, imprimé fleur wax Vlisco de Manoir Coloré.

    Les Johnson

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