Since inundating the market with it’s Brazilian bracelets, Hipanema, and now Amenapih, has continuously broken barriers and it’s new collection of sunglasses is no exception. It’s the chosen jewellery and accessories brand for pretty Parisiennes, both influential and unique. Co-founder Delphine Crech’riou has always thought outside the box but surprising and ravishing her fans has been challenging for this tenacious traveller. Born in Paris, Delphine is restless in her quest for travel and exploration, forever seeking new inspiration and experiences. This March, an intriguing collaboration brings together Hipanema and Renault, the colours of Brazil and signature Hipanema design results in an inventive concept sure to enchant the masses! Never one to swim with the tide, Delphine’s devout wanderlust is immensely evident in her home providing us with an exciting exploration of our own!
Hi Delphine, could you introduce yourself?
I’m Delphine Crech’riou, 35 years old, Parisienne and co-founder of the brand Hipanema.
How long have you lived in this apartment?
I have lived in the 18th arrondissement forever, I was born here! Montmartre has been my refuge for 14 years and this magical apartment adopted me almost a year ago.
Did you design the interior?
I am a lover of objects, an inveterate collector. It is important for me to feel comfortable with my surroundings.
Where do you like to hunt for things?
I buy various tchotchke from all around the world and blend it all together in my home. I love the stories they tell, along with the history behind them and the artisanal craft.
Where do you spend the most time?
I am often to be found in front of my fireplace on my sofa.
Do you have a bargain of which you’re most proud of?
I have an particular affection for my golden floor lamps. Kitsch and majestic at the same time!
Any particular bad tastes not to commit?
TV stands… or even the TV! I hate this object.
What is missing in your home?
Not much… Nothing actually… I love the cocoon that is my home!
Can you tell us a few of your favourite addresses in relation to decor?
I love the flea markets at Porte de Clignancourt especially Marché Paul Bert . I also love discovering places on my travels, New Delhi is a goldmine of fascinating articles!
Any restaurants you can recommend to us?
La Cave à Michel, in the 10th arrondissement. Also I’ve heard l’Amarré, on Rue de la Fontaine au Roi is rather exceptional!
What are your upcoming projects with Hipanema in terms of development?
In March 2016 we will be releasing our first sunglasses collection which really excites me! And of course continuing with our beach wear. Not forgetting our big collaboration of the year with Renault Twingo in the colours of Hipanema. There’s a lot of surprises to come!
Credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily