Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pardon My French With Garance Dore


I gotta tell you about Garance’s new show Pardon My FrenchObviously I love the show (I’m a biased boyfriend) but the thing I love most is seeing Garance push herself to try something new. The fact that she’s exploring an idea that hasn’t really been done in the blog world is one of the big reasons why I respect her so much as an artist.


As you’ll see in the videos, she’s just as charming in real life as she is in her writing.


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  1. macfer

    February 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  2. wendu

    February 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    She reeeally sounds charming Scott. I read her posts and i feel like I’m actually having a conversation with her. Her writing feels alive!!

  3. Natasha Fatah

    February 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I love DVF so much, and I came so close to owning one of her beautiful pieces on a recent thrifting trip, but everything went very, very wrong. I think you’ll get a real kick out this story, you can read it here:


  4. Foulard

    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Charming !

    Très jolie travail de Garance, merci de le reconnaitre si humblement.

    Frantz Barons

  5. Elisa Eymery

    February 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I love the show because it’s escapist but still provides a great glimpse into the reality of both of your worlds. I’d like to see more of the difficult moments too, though. We’re trying to do this with our fashion start-up, documenting the good moments as well as the bad, but I suppose it’s quite difficult to convey the bad moments in a positive light.

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds

  6. Aga

    February 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    It is fantastic! She made a fashion more “human”!

  7. irene

    February 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

  8. Elena GD

    February 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

  9. Lisa Petrarca

    February 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    That’s SO COOL Scott & I love how supportive you are. As women we tend to be a little more fearful of the unknown. Very inspiring for others to just “GO FOR IT.”

  10. Natalie

    February 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Pardon my French is a great title for this fantastic idea… Very enjoyable to watch.

    Visit the shiny brand new blog

    I’ve just published my sixth post! Let me know what you think…

  11. michael

    February 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    WOW, I just love DVF!

    Barcelona Native

  12. Madara

    February 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I have always loved her writing because it really feels like chatting with your friend and I think that is why these videos are so super cool while it just shows how nice and funny personality she is!!!

  13. Stephanie

    February 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Saw the video … really great !!


  14. FashionUm

    February 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    As I said on Garance blog – I LOVE these videos! This show is COOL!
    Show Your Outfit !

  15. EMANstyle

    February 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    She is adorable! You’re a lucky man Sart.

  16. Aurélie & Angelo

    February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Love this series of PMF, would love to have more!

  17. Carolin.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    She is amazing. Lucky man :P

  18. The Girl

    February 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    It’s great to see more of her and hear more from her! Fantastic start and great idea.

  19. Antonia

    February 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm


  20. [email protected]

    February 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Love Garance’s new project. Bravo. Et j’ai bien hâte d’essayer ce fameux thé au gingembre.

  21. Jane Alisa

    February 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    What a super sweet post and Garance is wonderful as always.

  22. Kate

    February 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Such a good boyfriend…but she appears to be the kind of lady who wouldn’t have anything less :)


  23. nana

    February 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm


  24. Meredith

    February 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I always love her videos. She is charming. I love her voice and her unassuming nature.

    - Meredith

  25. Michael Tornato

    February 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love Garance’s Pardon My French videos! They are super exciting to watch. Especially since I was at NYFW and can see what someone else did during that time.

    Check out my New York Fashion Week pictures!

  26. monkeyshines

    February 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm



  27. Anna

    February 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    yes, she’s really charming and I love her work as well… first of all, she’s an artist and then, a blogger!
    love those episodes of Pardon My French!

  28. lintmag

    February 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Garance is so pretty and has a great voice! I want to be one of the girlfriends at that table!

  29. Buki ( Abigail James)

    February 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Scott, I follow Garance’s blog and I’m very excited about the new leaps she has taken lately…starting with the dancing video she did last year. This is soo exciting!!! Go Garance! And you are quite encouraging and supportive…what a lovely pair you make!


  30. Charlotte

    February 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  31. Nina

    February 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    You are both the epitome of LOVE. It’s amazing when two people who share the same passion come together, it’s magical. I hope one day to be as lucky as the both of you.

  32. Meo

    February 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Garance Dore! I love your work!!!

  33. Ella

    February 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    i’ve been loving the pardon my french videos! garance is super adorable!

  34. Boxer's Adventures

    February 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Lovely! Congrats to her!!
    International Blog and Shop

  35. Aris

    February 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    you are right, she is adorable! and such an inspiration

  36. Haydee

    February 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    You know, I have to say that I am genuinely enjoying Garance’s videos too. Just yesterday I posted about these very videos on my blog and her new print for Kate Spade. I pretty much wrote something similar to what you did here in your last line. She’s smart. These videos make her very familiar, almost like we really do know her.

  37. The Curious Camera Girl

    February 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed the video and I LOVE DVF! She has such a great presence and approach toward life – I love how her entire career has been about empowering women.

  38. carole

    February 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    she looks beautiful.

  39. canvasofculture

    February 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    sounds incredible! love DVF:)

  40. Bettina

    February 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing the link to the video, I just watched it and it was simply lovely! Love Garance’s accent, the mish mash of conversations and of course, the beautiful and intelligent DVF!

  41. Zyx

    February 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    no, she’s even MORE charming (more vulnerable? and that wonderful voice) in video…

  42. Alyssa

    February 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I love Garance’s accent! So pretty. The show is really fun, it was exciting to see DVF and hear her talk about her views on fashion. I hope she continues this, I really think the fashion blogosphere will be composed of mostly video in the future. Garance is a pioneer!

    Shop Vintage ♥

  43. Steph C.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Awww Scott!! That was the sweetest post ever :)
    Garance really is fab tho! I love love loveeee her video + blogs!
    The pair of you make a wonderful power couple!


  44. Siobhan

    February 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    She’s sweet! I’ll be looking forward to these.

  45. Chun-Mui

    February 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Garance already is such an enjoyable writer/story teller. Even more on film!
    How real and wonderful this short film is.

    Thank you for sharing the inspiration!


  46. Ariela

    February 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Love this series! She really is so charming :)

  47. Sara Elia

    February 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Until two days ago went to Garance’s site… Terrific!!! You say “she’s charming” Scott I think that “charming” is an understatement, when DVF is describing the woman that she designs for, it sounds like she is describing Garance! congratulations to both, besides the obvious talent I loved to see the independence & colaboration of two intense human beings.
    Warm regards…

  48. dragon fruit

    February 24, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I love that you support her like this – she is honestly a vision, so beautiful, intelligent and classy. I love this series!

  49. Johnny

    February 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

    What a great initiative! Congrats

  50. StreetLounge

    February 24, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I absolutely love her movie, first 2 parts were very nice, especially the second :) Now time for #3, Thank’s :)

  51. Malia

    February 24, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Her work speaks for it self, she’s beyond amazing but I think you are utterly sweet for supporting her this way.

  52. Sharona F

    February 24, 2012 at 6:06 am

    She’s so elegant, so btfl, so talented :) wondering where I can watch this series online????

  53. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Merçi Garance d’avoir partagé ces delicieux moments avec nous.J’ai aimé sûrtout connaitre avec vous Diane;elle est magnifique.

  54. Simone

    February 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Cheraffinata eleganza!

  55. Kathleen

    February 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Aaah, you gotta love Garance ♥ :)

  56. Maria

    February 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I soooo love garance!

  57. B.

    February 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    couldn’t agree more. Really enjoy these videos and it’s fun to get to know Garance in a different way. It has happened a few times that after I saw a video of a popular blogger, I was a bit dissapointed because they seemed so arrogant, but Garance is really charming

  58. Ana

    February 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Garance rocks as an artist! And she seems the sweetest person in the world! Love her!

  59. Misha

    February 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    She’s so sweet! I loved that whole vid.

  60. Lindsey Renee

    February 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I agree with you! Garance is so charming in her writing and it is so great to see that she’s as charming in person!

  61. Toujours La Vie En Rose

    February 25, 2012 at 5:19 am

    j’aime beaucoup garance!!!
    j’aime trop son blog!!!

  62. Lydia

    February 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    This video is lovely. I love listening to her friends talk fashion, and of course DVF. When reading so many blogs and magazines, sometimes it’s nice to hear people TALK about it!

  63. CultureShockArt

    February 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    So charming! I love how relatable she is. My blog is on Art not fashion, but contemporary art really fuses fashion, music and design, and Garance’s blog combines them all superbly. That is VERY difficult to do. Her illustrations are stunning as well.

  64. Another Kate

    February 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    So Sart, when are you going to take it to the next level? We all love to hear your point of view too. How about a voice over a la Bill Cunningham at the NYT?

  65. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    February 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I didn’t realize this had started! I’m so excited to check it out. Thanks!


  66. Rachel =

    February 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Garance is charming, and DVF is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing this!

  67. Jill

    February 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I’ve seen it. I loved it. Garance is so charming and incredibly funny. She is such a great inspiration for me, just like you Mr. Schuman.
    Thank you.
    All the love from Holland.

  68. Cigarette

    February 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Diane Von Furstenberg, always extremely elegant!

    Come and visit our new blog!

  69. Evelin

    February 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    You are amazing!
    The love is reflected in the work of each
    Is inspiring to follow you both

    I wish your love last forever :)

  70. The Red Velvet Shoe

    March 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I love this new segment of her blog–she is a natural and she makes it look so, so easy! Congrats to Garance on this new creative venture…can’t wait to see more.

  71. Stephanie

    March 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Scott, Please get Garance and Giovanna together! now that both of these amazing women have shared their lives with us through video, I would love to see more of both!

  72. Pauline

    March 8, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Your words are beautiful!
    So romantic! <3

  73. M.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Garance is a real charmer, and very real and sweet. But her friends are Gawdawful bland, like, y’know, with, like, nothing at all to say. They could, like, barely formulate sentences. I find many young women these days disappoint like this. Is it lack of education? Lack of culture? Lack of …

    DVF is also charming.

  74. Tabitha

    March 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I really wish I understood French!

  75. Tina30

    January 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    That was really a pitty DVF’ video was so short, I’d love to whatch her for a long time,,just to hear her talk about Style, fashion and design bijoux for great brazilian HStern jewellry collection, which one of her bracelets is now in my private collection
    I love it so much…
    Great woman!!! Also her!!

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