Inspiring, experiencing, creating. Virginie Peny is an online space for DIY projects and style inspiration in the daily life – surrounded by conscious living aspirations.
My home ground in the middle of France is marked by nature, offering generous landscapes, dyed gems and genuine textures. Probably one reason why I’ve been constantly inspired by shapes, colors and fabrics. In art, design and fashion. During my studies at the University I built my own experience in diverse ‘savoir-faires’: Sketching, knitting, sewing as well as designing jewelry. I started to blog in 2010 to share my vision of DIY and helpful tips. Since then I teamed up and worked with several magazines and brands.
The journey drove me from Germany to Austria and Switzerland, where I’ve been working on different projects.
Far away from sophistication and mass production, I tend to combine individuality and creativity featuring interesting details. I prefer timeless garments that I will enjoy for years, from small brands to designers, vintage and self-made things. This to me slow fashion. From October 2015 I decided not to communicate anymore on cheap, international brands with massive production.
This DIY blog is about making the most of old and existing stuffs in the huge fashion diversity. I believe starting a DIY project using many new or expensive stuff is not the optimal way.
You will find ideas on upcycling and transforming. Ideas are endless, resources are not.
You can visit my online shop ATELIER 30 to find unique crafted pieces as well as some second hand items.
Or simply go discover Stylepaper. ‘Die andere Stilzeitung aus Zürich’. All of this is part of my love and life story.
Oh, and you might also want read what the press wrote about the blog.
Last but not least. Hello imperfection – please note that English is not my mother tongue : ) Thanks for reading and have a nice visit.
With love, V.
‘Buy less, choose well -and DIY’.