I am Amandine, a frenchie living by the sea in Brighton, UK.
I love the sunshine, latino music and dancing, art, literature, fashion and design of the 1920s and 1960s, colours, nature, Spain and Latin America, red wine and dark chocolate.
I am inspired by colour combinations I see on the streets of Brighton or in Spain, the Modernist era, Art Deco design, the beauty of nature and whimsical scenes from my imagination. The artists I love and who inspire me the most are Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Garcia Lorca, Chagall as well as the Bloomsbury Group.
Fleur de Carotte means 'carrot flower' in French.
I chose this name many years ago as I love the fragile beauty of the meadow flowers and my friends used to call me 'carrot' because of my hair. I thought it encapsulated both my aesthetic and fun side!
Fleur de Carotte is a young brand of jewellery and ceramics born in 2015, for people who appreciate craftsmanship and products slowly handmade with soul.
The brand celebrates femininity and quirkiness, with a poetic touch. It is made for women who enjoy beauty in the details of everyday life, the natural world and art.
The inspiration behind it is the wildlife, the elegance of Art Deco lines, everyday life scenes, existing and imaginary creatures, art, literature and my own imagination.
All of my jewellery and objects are slowly handmade with a lot of care and after my own sketches. I source most of my material, including my tools, from suppliers in Brighton and the UK and my packaging is 100% recycled.