Les Petits Joueurs is now one of the most trendy brands of the moment. Maria Sole is definitely one of the talented designer to keep watch over. She actually moved to Brasil where she lives with her boyfriend.
And I’m happy to say that I had the chance and the pleasure to interview her.
1. Where is the name Les Petits Joueurs from?
It arrives after a long brainstorming with some friends in Paris. In French has a double meaning. It’s used to define those people don’t want to take risk, that are not ambitious. I found it fun because it’s totally the opposite of what is the message of the Brand!
2. Why did you choose to use Lego’s bricks?
Because I love their colors and texture. But especially i love the design they can create just putting them together
3. Where is your inspiration for new collection from?
Les Petits Joueurs SS2015 collection emphasizes the universe of geometry which is the DNA of the Brand, having this time as a central inspiration a Pop Tropical Mood, typic of Brasil, the country where I live.
Palm trees, flowers and graphic designs are revisited through optical prints, pailettes, embroideries and multicolored studs appliqués, giving to the collection an Urban 80’s vibe.
4. Who is the Les Petits Joueurs woman?
The LPJ woman likes to play with her outfits and she is confident. Her style is pure creation. She loves to feel unique and she likes to amaze the others.
5. A girls night out. Which LPJ would you choose?
Grace Smile bag or the Andy Piano. Both are acrylic bags, two of my favourites!
6. And for the first date?
The Piano bag, either the Andy or Janis. This bag has an amazing own energy. It attracts people.
7. Your style and your collection have certainly something in common. The color. In which color would you recognize yourself?
I love all primary colors basically, but my favourite in the world is black. It’s elegant and casual, sexy and chaste at the same time. Yes, I know, it’s weird but I couldn’t have created my brand if I didn’t have this love for black! All my bags give the best of their look with a black outfit!
8. Brazil, France and Italy. Without considering that your bags are sold all over the world. How do you manage between distance, love and business?
It’s extremely hard!! I’m always on a plane and for long distance trips. Each time I get to a place I put my roots again, I live the daily life of the place I am and after it is really hard to leave!. Especially I am between two countries where on a side I have my family and my business and on the other I have Brasil, the country of my dreams and my boyfriend Dimitri. For the moment I try to think that in the future it will be better but now I need to be strong and let things going well.
9. Do you have any suggestions to give to those women who would want to start a new business?
Always to humble, believe in what you do, smile, make your business grow slowly. Always knowing where you want to get to.
The new collection of Les Petits Joueurs is just arrived at Per Lei Couture
. Go to The Pearl and check this amazing brand.