Claus, a pleasantly modern patisserie near the Palais Royale in Paris, hosted Thursday's celebration of Garance Doré's new stationery collection, which she's launching in partnership with Rifle Paper Co. at Colette on Sunday. (It'll be available to shop in the States in the next few weeks.) Doré was on hand with Rifle cofounder Anna Bond -- whose own cards, calendars, and iPhone cases you might've seen at Anthropologie and every other cute little boutique in existence -- to show off the line to her friends, including The Webster's Laure Heriard Dubreuil and stylist Elisa Nalin.
Doré, a stationery fanatic, has long wanted to develop her own range. And as a fan of Bond's retro-crafty-floral work, she decided to call the illustrator up and asked if she'd be interested in creating a collection.
Bond and her husband/business partner, Nathan, had never collaborated with another illustrator before, but this seemed like the right opportunity. "I immediately said yes!" Bond relayed while walking me through the line. "She's such a great fit. We do different things, but there's enough crossover to make it work."
It is incredible how well Doré and Bond's styles complement each other. Doré's calling card is obviously her fashion illustrations, and here they've been printed onto social stationery, note pads and the blogger's own favorite, a calendar. There are iPhone cases, too, including a checkerboard style that's perfect to sport while snapping runway shots.
The coolest thing about the collection, though, may be that this is only the beginning. Doré hopes to continue the partnership and wants to expand the Garance Doré brand even further. "I have lots of ideas, but I definitely want it to be lifestyle products," she said. "I wouldn't do fashion right now."