You have French roots just like Sézane! What are your childhood memories of summer in France?
"Familiar, warm, colourful, magical, formative memories! Each summer was spent in Pyla, a small beach town about an hour from Bordeaux. Summer memories in Pyla are what I treasure the most - filled with my grandma’s love and sweet fruit tarts, the smell of clean laundry, the sound of my cousins knocking on our door (they only lived a few houses down from ours, and together we’d go to the beach to hunt crabs or catch waves), hours spent drawing dresses (exploring fashion, influenced by my grandma’s many runway magazines), going to farmer’s markets, and sneaking out to go on adventures with friends. Full of life!"
How does summer in France compare to L.A.?
"Summers in France remind me of my roots — my home, my family, the food and the way of life. Summers in Los Angeles are sun-filled, laid back and full of creative energy, but they don’t hold the same emotional connection as in France."
Is there a particular scent, or taste which instantaneously reminds you of summer?
"YES! Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune by Guerlain. It was the first scent my grandma gave to me, as a young girl. I still love it. That, and the smell and feel of hanging laundry dried by the sun. Sweet and crunchy. Heaven!"