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Une des choses que je préfère au monde, c’est regarder les gens que j’aime grandir et développer tout leur potentiel.

Nous pouvons être très attentifs aux gens qui nous entourent et les soutenir lorsqu’ils grandissent, mais c’est très difficile de remarquer quand nous changeons subtilement nous-mêmes.

Et puis, on finit par apercevoir furtivement son reflet et découvrir une nouvelle personne – quelqu’un qu’on aime encore plus qu’avant. Avant de comprendre que c’est nous, juste avec une énorme dose de sagesse en plus.

C’est ce qui nous est arrivé à nous à DORÉ, née Atelier Doré.

Nous nous sommes réveillés un jour, et nous nous sommes rendu compte que nous ne nous ressemblions plus.

Il y a deux ans, quand nous avons évolué de Garance Doré à Atelier Doré, quand nous nous sommes débarrassés de cette vieille peau qu’était mon projet personnel afin de faire de la place et d’honorer l’équipe qui m’entourait, nous nous considérions simplement comme un studio créatif, où l’on créait des histoires pour nous-mêmes mais aussi pour d’autres. D’où le nom d’Atelier, cet endroit en coulisses où les gens se regroupent pour créer.

Mais peu à peu, nous nous sommes rendu compte que nous étions trop indépendants, trop nous. Nous ne sommes pas un studio de création, nous ne sommes pas un projet médias, nous ne sommes pas une marque, nous sommes une femme et nous ne pouvons pas être réduites par des étiquettes. Nous grandissons et nous évoluons à notre rythme – et aujourd’hui, nous l’assumons pleinement.

De notre beauté à notre fragilité, de nos réussites à nos échecs, nous sommes devenus quelque chose que nous ne pensions pas devenir, et nous en sommes si heureux. Voilà la magie du changement. Quand on réfléchit à sa vie future, on ne prend pas en compte l’évolution, ce n’est pas quelque chose qu’on peut prévoir mais qu’on peut simplement espérer.

Nous avons fait beaucoup d’introspection en coulisse.
Qui sommes-nous dans ce tout nouveau monde ?
Qui voulons-nous être pour vous, notre cher lecteur ?
Nous voulons être un endroit dédié à la beauté, à la pleine conscience, un endroit où vous pouvez arrêter de courir, être en paix avec vous-même. Un endroit qui embrasse la lenteur, qui se souvient que nous avons droit à la créativité. Un monde d’inspiration. Je pourrais continuer, mais je vais vous laisser nous découvrir progressivement au fur et à mesure que nous nous dévoilerons dans les prochains jours.

Vous verrez peut-être quelques changements ici et là, pas seulement ceux qui sont évidents (Hello DORÉ ! Hello nouveau site élégant ! Hello nouvelles couleurs intenses !) dans les prochaines semaines et dans les prochains mois, au fur et à mesure que nous continuons à évoluer, à nous améliorer.

Pas d’inquiétudes, nous sommes toujours les mêmes personnes curieuses et drôles, simplement un peu plus affirmées et réfléchies au moment d’endosser cette nouvelle version de nous-mêmes.

En l’honneur de notre évolution, ce mois-ci, nous allons parler sur le site de tout ce qui est lié au fait de “grandir”. Est-ce qu’on peut “grandir” à tout âge ? Comment cultiver le changement dans sa vie ? Est-ce qu’il faut vraiment grandir, ou allons-nous toujours garder une âme d’enfant ?

Nous allons prendre ce mois pour réfléchir à notre propre croissance, et espérer grandir encore un peu au passage.

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  • I’m so proud to be a part of this team!! #WEAREDORÉ

  • Yes growth is inevitable but so necessary to unearth who we truly are meant to be. For me I am realizing not just another version of myself but a gentler, kinder, authentic version of what I was before I put on all that I thought I had to become.

  • congrats on the new chapter team Dore!

  • Nathalie 6 juin 2019, 9:55 / Répondre

    Oh, I love that! If we are still able to grow it’s good because we kept a child’s soul no ?

  • Hello Team Dore… Congratulations on the new chapter!

    Love the deeper colors. Keep growing!

  • What fun to watch you evolve. I well remember some of the first posts I saw back in the day when Garance was doing this on her own. Any thoughts of taking a look back at some of those early posts? I remember one she did of gorgeous men in sweaters. Or, just a thought, maybe a book? Anyway, nothing like a spot of Dore to start my day. (sorry, no accent available on my keyboard.)

  • YES, I have also been reading since the very start, and I love to put into the search bar a year, like 2011, and look at all the old posts. It was my first introduction to blogs, and set the bar very high. It is amazing that when I see the images again from then, I recognize them!

  • I have been there through all of the changes. I have been there since 2006. I have to admit, I’m a bit nervous!!
    Good luck with all of it

  • Mariateresa 6 juin 2019, 3:21 / Répondre

    It’s wonderful the growth of this site and reflections all the day because every day is a new day but into my heart I’m ever the kid with my Parents who now aren’t anymore with me…and I love so entirely them, ever and forever!!!

  • Congratulations on your new direction …I remember a post Garance wrote long ago about wearing short skirts on public transport…it was hilarious and I have followed her ever since …I’m still learning stuff about myself at 63…all to do with career work life …still evaluating whether I like it or not

  • I’m not quite sure what this means – although the new look is lovely.

    I do have one request: please stop moderating comments with such a heavy hand. If this is a place of community and connection, if your intention is to give people space for reflection and growth – let us share our reactions and realities more genuinely with each other in the comments!
    While I still checked in with the site regularly after the change to « Atelier »- that was one change that caused some dismay. The lack of critical comment made everything so … glossy.

    Because I genuinely appreciate the point of view of this team, I hope to see that you appreciate ours.

  • Clotilde 7 juin 2019, 2:38

    I could not agree more ! If you are more confident than ever (you say it !), if you aim at helping people grow and become well-balanced adults, it is not a good idea to over-sanitize the comments and discussions. Everyone, me included, needs to be unsettled and criticized once in a while. That’s the way we grow, either by becoming more confident about our values and defend them, but also by acknowledging other people views, and sometimes making them our owns !

  • Helena 7 juin 2019, 7:57

    I agree with this comment. As women we can have different opinions and still get along. I would like to see more dynamic comments and more diverse opinions on this site. I would find that interesting. As a 36 year old stay at home mom I find very little content that really speaks to me. A lot of my comments never make it online here.

  • Emily Note 7 juin 2019, 11:08

    Hi Helena!

    Thanks for your comment–and we completely agree! We try to be sensitive to posting comments that aren’t constructive–especially as they pertain to the people we’re featuring, many of whom take time out of their busy days for us to shoot them, and while we’re all for constructive criticism, we want to foster an online community where it’s just that–constructive–and not rude or nasty. We read all of the comments, even the ones that don’t make it to our pages, so we hear you all loud and clear, but want to make sure that those we feature receive a level of respect that we extend to them in our interactions, and we feel that that includes within this community and forum.

    I’m sorry you find little content here that’s speaking to you–we’re very much aware of the fact that we can’t be everything to everyone and the site would suffer if that was the mentality we took. We hope you’ll find some stories here that are relevant!

    Thanks for your feedback!

    -Emily

  • Pourquoi ne pas grandir et garder une ame d’enfant ? Les deux sont possibles et indispensables. J’ai un livre que je relis regulierement : the Artist’s Way de Julia Cameron. « Returning to the wonder of childhood » : j’adore !

  • Clara from SF to NYC 7 juin 2019, 11:23

    J’ai recommencé The Artist’s Way cette semaine :-) une petite piqûre de rappel nécessaire!

  • I’m another long-time reader, since 2008! There are so many things I love about the way this site has evolved: podcasts, posts on unique interiors, interviews with business owners and creatives.

    A couple things I miss: Garance’s light-filled photography, posts about fashion overseas, and most of all the posts written by Garance. I relish her writing whenever it appears, but understand needing to take a step back.

    Things I’d love (as a reader) to see: posts about life in LA, posts by Garance about her new path, and more interviews with creative individuals.

    I’m excited to see where you all take this new concept.

  • Emily Note 7 juin 2019, 9:07

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks for your comment! And for your feedback–it means a lot to us to get your thoughts!
    We have a few of these things in mind, and hope that we can continue to bring you the stories you’re looking for.

    xx Emily

  • Delphine 7 juin 2019, 5:42 / Répondre

    Love, Love, Love! Bravo!

  • Christine 7 juin 2019, 7:40 / Répondre

    J’adore déjà le nouveau concept ! J’ai hâte de lire tout ça !!

  • Clara from SF to NYC 7 juin 2019, 11:29 / Répondre

    Doré enters its golden age! Congrats on a new phase. I just moved to NYC, hope to cross paths again soon and hear about the new concept!

    A bientôt
    xx
    Clara

  • Oh I love it! Thank you for bringing us along on this journey — such an inspiring gift! Xx

  • I agree with not posting comments that are rude or nasty, but not all comments need to be constructive. One can disagree with a point in an article and express a negative view without being rude. I hope you would attempt to let those comments through, especially when the reason for the comment is explained.

  • Jessica 7 juin 2019, 6:20

    Yes! That’s exactly what I was trying to say.
    We can discuss like the adults we are – and that doesn’t mean we need to agree.

  • Hello Garance and team. I too have followed Garance for so many years – age 48 and have always felt that her words and style were always a little deeper than so many of the blogs out there . I feel similarly that we need to strip away the fluff and get to the heart of humanity. Share and learn and grow. Life is so much more than expensive clothes and makeup. Personally I’m dealing with personal tragedy – a son struggling with addiction with 4 overdoses in span of 30 days. Currently trying to recover from anoxic brain injury from last overdose. It’s made me reevaluate EVERYTHING. I want no more fluff . I only want to read what’s real and full of substance. Garance I love the way you are steering the Dore ship. Take us to more meaningful waters!

  • Emily Note 7 juin 2019, 1:35

    Kate–

    Thank you for your comment and I feel for you, having the experiences I’ve had with my brother. We’re here for you! And we will continue to give you more substance, and more depth! We’re thinking about you and your son and I’m sending you a squeeze!
    x Emily

  • Bravo pour votre liberté ! « Etre libre, c’est pas faire tout ce qu’on veut, c’est faire comme on veut » C’est ce que dit Anne Bianchi dans une super vidéo sur Les déviations. Un témoignage qui fait écho à votre parcours Garance ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ZElkkeiyo

  • Having followed the blog for years, this seems like a natural and completely timely evolutionary step. I really appreciate and value the honesty, humility and humour of Garance’s posts over the last couple of years and the subsequent direction that the blog has been taking. I’m really excited about seeing what you guys do next. All best wishes and love to Team Dore for this next chapter!

  • mercedes 8 juin 2019, 9:14 / Répondre

    Hi! I didn´t understand the reason why you guys decided to change your name again so soon. Why couldn´t you evolve without changing it? (most of us evolve without changing our names, anyways!). It feels like there was a legal issue. In the beginning I thought maybe G and Emily broke their partnership, but Emily is around…so it is confusing for us readers. I think G´s explanation is very vague and feels like it is avoiding the topic. Anyways, the site looks good. I agree with the previous comments regarding the very few opinions that are actually published on the site. Most of my opinions haven´t seen the light, and I´ve never been disrespectful; but I have challenged some views and content you guys have featured before. I noticed a nice turn in Garance´s tone and topics lately, and that feels refreshing. Thanks for that. All my best

  • Hi Mercedes,

    No legal issue, and I’m very much still here!
    When we changed our name to Atelier Doré we were focused on working as a creative studio with brands, but over the last two years we’ve come to realize that that is not where our passion is–and while we still continue to work with partners that we enjoy, we didn’t want that to become the core of the business. Instead we wanted our interests to be at the core–allowing for us to grow experiences like the retreats and community events, allowing to put you the reader at the core, rather than other brands. So this change is a simplification, and a moment of growth for us, allowing us to put a stake in the ground as a brand for the first time.

    Hope you’ll continue to follow us and share!

    x Emily

  • Je suis votre belle aventure depuis le début, j’avais 13 ans.
    Et, en lisant ces réflexions, je m’y retrouve tant que j’ai tout simplement l’impression d’avoir grandi avec vous.
    D’être plus forte d’une vulnerabilité enfin admise, consciente et chérie, plus forte de l’envie d’être là pour ceux que j’aime et finalement plus forte de ce sens encore flou que ma vie a, mais qui s’éclaircit chaque jour avec sa quête.
    Je vois ces beaux visages d’enfants qui rient autour de moi dans le métro en ce moment même.
    Quel bonheur d’avancer, de grandir, avec la vie.
    Merci pour vos lignes.
    Marie

  • Jorge Alexandre Teixeira 10 juin 2019, 8:32 / Répondre

    Love You, Dream Team !!! *_* !!!

  • Wonderful. I truly enjoy the website, and have been following since its early, early beginnings, loving the freshness of the content, and most importantly, the authenticity. It’s beautiful, but it’s also real. And I will happily continue to follow, and perhaps even write you once I acquire the courage, as you are transitioning into this next, wonderful stage. Warmly, Sarah

  • Lisa Walker 12 juin 2019, 11:41 / Répondre

    I noticed this morning and it’s ON POINT.

  • For a while, I think Garance doesn’t find her new voice since she has realised life is more then fashion which is good. It is also good that she is trying but changing the name actually won’t help. I think, what she wants is to get closer to her community, talk to them, understand them, usem them for content which is also good but not easy. Honesty is the key. I wish her luck.

  • Regeneration, just like cells. Looking forward to the new you. Inspiring!

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