Eve Damon is joining YouTube's world of the cool and the awesome. It's what we watch, what we listen to, where we seek advice. It's our online DNA our extended family and I am proud to be part of it.
Please like and share our first debut in this new and exciting world.
It's time for the bells again. Unlike past years I minimalized my work by having all of my holiday cards done by my friend NIKI this year, the only thing I had to do is putting on the stamps and mail them off. I love delegating and will have to do more of it this coming year. Share your load and hire other humans to do things that you think they might do better, faster or prettier then you. And YES I am an Etsy fan through and through and have been using the site for ordering my gifts, gift-wrapped and send directly to the recipient for years, major delegating.
As in bag making... there are so many fantastic vintage bags out there, non leather, earth friendly, made by other humans a long time ago... and I love them. Now you can find a range of vintage bags that I adore and would wear myself anytime of day and with anything in my Etsy shop.
2018 Will be grand :) I will delegate my art and creating to my daughter who is so much more talented then me, my stationary wishes to my friend NIKI and I might have the tailor in my village sew up a few bags for me, while collecting old wonderful bags worldwide for my shopevedamon.com.
2018 We finally will have a faster internet connection here in my village in the middle nowhere, so hold onto your straps here I come...
50 years in the making I am happy to share me new e-commerce presence shopevedamon.com and it has not even been bumpy thanks to frukit.com.
Getting back to the 50 years, looking back, thinking back... the truth is that I do not even remember much.
My maternal grandfather used to part his wisdom onto me with little tid bits like 'take everything off 'it' that you do not need or like, then that's design', well I grew up on the Danish border in Northern Germany and simple functional things were the norm. Now I do not remember the fuss, the glam, the noise in my later years but my Opa's voice comes back as a single thought.
Stripped bare the Extra Simple totes will last, be functional and will be used for years to come.
The Extra Simple tote bag line is going to be launched for wholesale in the next coming weeks. Contact me for having your name put onto the reserve list or simply buy one in my e-shop.
New Samples in the Sample SALE Section on Etsy.
New Ready to Ship bags now in store.
It's been 50 years in the making. EVEDAMON.com will be going live this coming November. Stay tuned...
I am honoured to be mentioned alongside other French designers in this article about Eco-friendly fashion brands in Paris, France.
Read more here.
Slash/Cut sorting out experiences and having come full circle at 50+50=100.
Twirls and squiggles.
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Photo credit G. Bochaton 50140 Mortain Abbaye Blanche XIIe s.
Paris by Zip Code is like smelling a flower and knowing exactly what it looks and feels like.
6ème is Saint-Germain and Jardin du Luxembourg the color is dark green, the 1rst arrondisement smack in the middle, it feels like you are flying, the 4ème is gay, fun, good food, drunk, dark and poetic in the night, 18ème is Africa and wax get your hair done, stock up on fabrics, magical get lost places and Porte de Clignancourt les Puces de Saint-Ouen. And the 11ème La Bastille the opéra the Seine river the light and Chez Paul.
Which Zip Code makes you Tic?
My Ready to Ship Vegan bags are here. Bright colourful happy funny cheeky all that and made from eco cotton painted by me in France with earth friendly paints.
You can control your happiness and well being be nice and accept other life forms, animals as equals on this beautiful planet that we share and call earth. Most of us can choose to do the right thing :) choose it, own it and live it!
Vegan is the future, in form of fruit smoothies, juices, breads, rice and beans and other delicious earthly foods, it's the good stuff.
Join groups, spread the word, and #resist !
Bisous from France,
Free Vegan Kit by GoVeganWorld.com
It's personal, it always is personal.
Having worked years with CHANEL who never went on sale, I never thought I would either. But there was the notorious secret Sample Sale to look forward to. I always loved sample sales, Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang I attended them all with my heart beating to every glorious second of it. I now welcome you to my Sample Sale section in my Etsy shop and it is here to stay. Sample bags will be added throughout the year, some have been on photo shoots some have been hanging about in my studio. As all samples go they have lived and hung around for a while, just the way we like them.
All bags are priced at $25 + shipping but you only pay shipping once all other bags are sent for free with your order.
Having said all of this I now must return to my studio and listen to more loud music and get on with it.
Kind regards from France,
Catching up a bit late, lots to do, lots ahead. We are busy sorting out LeHovel a safe haven for friends and family. It's a labour of love, thankful for every moment I can spend there, it will sleep 6 when it is fully restored and furnished.
If I meet you in Paris or I know you or you want to know me, and I invite you please feel free to stay for a while with us here in the French country side. Bring your bikes and books, relax and be happy.
Lots of Love from France xx
Our strange French summer has almost hit the curve, almost I say only because today the last day of the month feels strangely summer picture perfect. The colors are vibrant, the garden smells intensely green, dragonfly's all over our grapevines, the pond overflowing with zen beauty.
I am preparing for November, busy as a bee can be.
But first there will be October coming with lush and beautifully made in France scarf's and bags.
Oh, October is tomorrow then... bring it on I am ready!
Love from France,
* the September scarf pictured is on its way to the USA
photo credits: model LISA. bedroom photo of 'LeHovel' stay tuned for updates, veg from our organic garden
August started with a bang here in Normandy France, all I see and want is the colour blue.
My daughters favourite colour, the colour of her eyes.
My good friend Nyssa inspires me with her beautiful feed on her Instagram account, slashes of blues, whites and black, straight from the heart, from her roots, it's deep playful and light like a vibrant plant.
She came up with the ART EXILE tote, I executed it in blue since blue vibrates more then any other colour this month for me.
We have some lovely vintage straw bags in our store. This months heart racing bracelets are from CHACHAWAX in blue and grey tones just what the doctor ordered.
See more pictures of LISA (@lisahill1314 on Instagram) in my Gallery section, she came over and played with my new scarf in the garden. Oh, and she has powder blue hair right now, who knew? Life is fantastic when it all comes together.
082010-082016 My daughters birthday.
The best is yet to come!
In the news is a ban on plastic shoppers in France, which I welcome for all of the right reasons.
Living for years at the seaside in England and Bali, I witnessed many sad endings of our animal friends.
Stocking up on baskets, bags and shopping totes is a must unless you have really large hands of course, or if your shop has boxes.
I never leave without 2 of my own cotton totes folded into each other, I stick them either into my designer handbag or backpack. I wash them as I wash my clothes in the machine (even though it is recommended to wash them by hand, but who has time for that right?). Read more about the ban here:
Plastic bags banned from French supermarkets from 2016
I love every bag in this selection by Delphine from deedeeparis.com.
I feel lucky to have my Marche market tote featured in this beautiful group of bags.
Buy my totes here on ETSY
There is a new line of finished and ready to go bags and totes in my Etsy shop called Ready to Ship.
These bags are as all of my others are one of a kind and hand painted by me.
Some are hand dyed others are not according to my description in the listing.
Lots of fun, easy washable totes coming up and ready to go.
Once ordered they will take 5-10 business days to arrive to your door step.
The UPSIDE DOWN PARIS tote is available in my new Ready to Ship section on Etsy.
My little French Shop
082010 The date of my daughters birth, she is 5 now.
My Little French Shop because I wanted to live in France, we live in France since 2014 now.
Eve Damon is me and the name of my brand which will feature blog posts, limited editions for sale, and interviews with some inspiring people.
After the Paris attacks I had to think a long time, I was in New York when the World Trade Centres fell.
What can I say? I talked to Etsy Paris headquarters about being in a creative hole which was across the board from what I heard. The only two words that came to mind was Because Paris.
Now it's on a bag which is sold in my Etsy shop EVEDAMONFrance this bag means a lot to me.
Thank you et Merci!