The “Oh La La Collection” is inspired in the times Laura Corga lived in Paris. The Artist got inspiration in which she claims to be “the most wonderful things she has ever discovered” to create her very first Couture Collection.
Sparkling bijouterie and a touch of pink lipstick, this is all about Glamour! As a Jewelry lover, Corga reveals she became absolutely fascinated with french Bvlgary and Cartier.
Inspired in the Natacha Snitkine’s 60s Hit “Le Jeu du Téléphone”(The Telephone Game), Laura Corga claims her passion for Yé-Yé Music to create a set full of flowers, love letters and chocolates.
Roses, Tulips, Poppies and Daisies! Laura Corga recalls her Sunday walks in Paris, when she used to visit the Parisien Flower Market “Marché aux Fleurs”. In fact, the Laura Corga Couture’s Founder is a flora species enthusiast.
Carrots, tomatoes and beef are the ingredients needed to make the famous “Boeuf Bourbignon”! Corga fell in love with this traditional French dish when she had dinner in “L’Ambroisie” Restaurant. The Designer says she even learnt the recipe and she often repeats it for her own.
“Le Jardin de l'artiste à Giverny” is an oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet done in 1900. The Laura Corga Couture’s Founder came across with this painting in Musée d’Orsay and found the perfect moto to conceive a floral creation made of Lilac Carnations.
Monceau in Spring
The “Parc Monceau” delighted Laura with its sunny golden tones. This garden is so beautiful in Springs that Claude Monet even painted a series of three paintings of the Monceau’s Flora in 1876.
“Young Girl Reading”, in French “La Liseuse“ , is an 18th-century oil painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Laura will always remember the hours she used to spend reading in Saint German antique bookshops.
Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle… Lost in an antique shop near Notre Dame, Corga once came across with Vintage Fashion Magazines with Covers starred by french icons such as Bardot, France Gall, Vartan and Deneuve. She confesses they completely fascinated her.
The Cupid’s Kiss
In the Louvre, Corga found her favorite sculpture “Cupid and Psyche”. Also known as “Princess Psyche revived by Cupid's Kiss”, Canova’s Masterpiece represents a story of innocence between the two mythological figures.
It’s cold outside! Inspired in 60s Winter Hats from “Maison Dior”, “Maison Saint Laurent” and “Maison Givenchy”, Laura Corga brings a warm suggestion for the colder days in town.
The Designer recalls her morning croiassants in “Café de Flore”, one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris, celebrated for its famous clientele, which in the past included high-profile writers and philosophers.
Laura Corga fell in love with french patisserie when once she discovered “Ladurée” in Paris. Macarons are elegant little sandwiches made with meringue, almond flour and buttercream filling. Colourful and delicious, they make every girl feel like Marie Antoinette Queen!
“La Nouvelle Vague”, in English “The French New Wave“ is a French film movement which emerged in the 1960s. The Designer once discovered Godard and soon she became completely fond of this form of European art which is often referred to as one of the most influential movements in the history of the Cinema.
In Paris, Corga used to read “Le Monde” every single day. This French daily afternoon newspaper was founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry at the request of Charles de Gaulle on 19 December 1944, shortly after the Liberation of Paris, and still being published continuously since its first edition.
In December 2015, Laura went to “Opéra Garnier” to attend the Tchaikovsky Christmas Ballet “The Nutcracker”. Danced in pink ballerina tutus, “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is one of the most famous numbers in The Nutcracker and it got Corga’s heart.
Moulin Rouge is best known for the musical dance entertainment. But what Laura particularly appreciated was the club's interesting decor which still contains much of the romance of “Fin de XIX Siècle” France, it is a truly Belle Époque architectural heritage.