Our New World

1 week ago by

My dear Doré readers, it’s been a while.

And it’s not because I am not here! It’s because this place has tremendously evolved over the years, and I am tremendously proud of this.

Recently, Emily, Veronica and I have taken a new direction. We were craving the kind of honest, clear, fresh take on style and beauty. Something that’s straight to the point, a great guide in a time of plenty. We love beautiful things. We love art, we love beauty, we love clothes, we love people. We love having a laugh.

We love supporting the most creative voices of our time.

Some of you might have noticed my absence from the pages of this platform, and for a long time, it was as much a choice as it was a torture. My baby had grown and I felt like my role now was to let it live. I didn’t want to be the mother behind the kid saying “he’s great but what about me, me, me!!!” and bringing the attention to herself.

My stories were no more about fashion and beauty. I mean sometimes, but far gone were the days where I was running in high heels. Slowly they didn’t find their place here anymore. I tried to adapt my tone and use formulas of the past, but it felt like one of these smoothies you leave in the fridge too long. You know?

So I took a break.
And within that break, I finally understood that I needed to find new ways to communicate. I needed to get back in touch with the intimate ways I used to share. It took the shape of the newsletter Veronica told you about a few weeks ago.

It felt right to have these two means of communication. And when came the time to ask myself what I was going to do with this newsletter, after a lot of questioning, after a lot of contemplating of my experience in publishing, of the new world we live in, and of my needs as an artist, I decided the newsletter would become a community, kind of like a member’s club. And, before you ask, yes, there is a price to join the club. It’s $6 a month. I did some serious research about subscription pricing – but I am also thinking about it as you taking me for a coffee each month. Ah!

I needed privacy, and a safe place.

I went back at it like if it was 2006. I basically built the website with my own hands – though if it wasn’t for the help of John, one of Emily’s friends, I would still be in CSS / HTML / JAVA limbo : a lot has changed since 2006!!! Coding isn’t what it used to be, I am telling you that.

Starting next week, the newsletter will only be sent to members.

The members will also have access to the platform on which I’ll create exclusive videos and host lives with great experts on all the fields that interest us. I want us to grow together.

I also created a place for us to chat. I wanted more than comments. So I installed a conversation board – the idea is to share everything from our workouts to our favorite books to our career advice.

Soon, I’ll also be launching IRL events. It’s been my dream for so long, wherever I am, to be able to meet with you. The smaller, more engaged audience will finally make this possible.

I’ll let you go take a look. I explain everything in the newsletter I sent this morning – here is a link.

Imagine this new step as if Doré was the playground open to everyone to come play, and this new intimate space is like the boudoir. Smaller and more private.

I’m still here – on this great platform that is Doré, though slightly more behind the scenes. And, however you chose to follow me, and us, I want to express to you all my gratitude for all these years of style, beauty and wonderful conversations. You guys rock.

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  • Patricia Resl-Rojas June, 26 2020, 4:52 / Reply

    What a great idea, Garance!

    This is the result of a long time hard working.
    It is perfekt. I am looking foreward being part of the comunity.

    Good luck!
    See you there..
    Patricia

  • Garance I have been following your evolution from the beginning. Although I still enjoy Dore, your true voice has been absent and I am happy to see that you have found a way to continue to share that quality that you have that brought us here in the first place. This is the right move. I can’t wait to see how this project and community come together.

  • Dear Garance –

    Your friend, Célia is right. Doing what you love is the most valuable thing one can have besides health and time. :) You are a wonderful writer and your personal content is what spoke most to me over the years. I am glad that you have found a more enriching and organic way to connect and exchange with your readers. A meaningful exchange and sharing of ideas and thoughts rather than comments shooting in the dark.

    I am very happy for you and the team. It makes sense.
    Sending love and warmth your way always,
    Helen
    <3

  • Nicole June, 27 2020, 2:47 / Reply

    Hi Garance,

    Ive been an avid reader even before you redesigned your website. It felt very personal; almost like getting a peek into your journal…with your drawings and photographs, it was beautiful and honestly, addicting.

    And with this new community of yours, I cannot wait to see what you have in store. I hope you succeed in bringing back that old feeling!

    PS: Love love loooove your malachite necklace!

  • Danielle June, 27 2020, 3:05 / Reply

    Bonjour, Garance,
    Je te suis depuis les tout débuts. J’ai toujours eu beaucoup de plaisir à te lire. Sauf qu’il fut un temps où, sur le blog, tu proposais une version française de Mes histoires. Tu devais te rappeler le pauvre anglais scolaire des Français. Je me suis abonnée à ta Newsletter. A chaque fois, je suis frustrée, tellement je peine à la comprendre. Si j’ai bien compris, l’accès devient payant. Pourquoi pas s’il y a une traduction. Belle journée à toi

  • Monique Guibere June, 28 2020, 3:07

    Je suis d’accord !
    Comment avoir accès à la version traduite en français ?

  • Mumbai June, 27 2020, 3:57 / Reply

    Do anything but let it produce joy. If you don’t step forward you are always in the same place. Best wishes for your new purposes.

  • Saskia June, 27 2020, 8:20 / Reply

    Lovely idea! Sounds interesting and exciting. Love your newsletters so… xxx

  • I have been following you and seen your evolution through the years. I have seen you connect with the human side of first the fashion system and now I can see it on the wellness side. Your family (Corse) traditions have always been present through out this and are crucial to your style. I enjoy every word that you share. I am glad you will be back to drawing!
    Best regards,
    Maria Luisa Ortíz
    Colombia

  • This is awesome. How do I subscribe?

  • Garance, i am also a long time follower of yours.
    However I must say, since a bit, i really am wondering where all this is going.
    Once rich, flavorfull, whitty and… well… full of YOU, your website has turned into a big cashmachine that has lost it soul. Emily, Veronica and all are all nice and everything but … the magic is gone.
    …and now monetizing your newsletter.
    I am glad you tell us you regained your true soul, but I think I will let it go from now on.
    So long, Garance, I wish you the best and thank you for all the spark you’ve given me ??

  • I have to say that I agree with Isa’s sentiments to a large degree.
    Your blog as it once existed created your success and brought you tremendous success. You worked hard for it and deserve to do with it as you please, but I agree that for me, this new branching out is another commodification of your loyal readers and as such, I too shall say good-bye. I wish you nothing but success in your new venture. Be well and be happy!

  • jurgenda July, 1 2020, 7:19

    Same here! All the best and au-revior.

  • Ariane July, 1 2020, 2:11

    Dear Garance,
    I’ve been reading you for years as many others here. However, I am with Isa, Doré has turned into Women’s Magazine featuring high priced products. Still interesting portraits of women from time to time, but it has lost your voice. I won’t follow you on your next way either. Nevertheless, good luck with Garance.world!
    Ariane

  • Andrea June, 28 2020, 4:23 / Reply

    Goodbye then, good luck for you.
    I will search for quality free webs, don’t see the point of paying for these kind of content.

  • I’ve missed you, Garance! I love this idea. You have always added to my life and have changed it for the better. You are an inspiration to me and I love your positivity. I try to emulate it myself (I can be negative). I look forward to hearing about your personal style (one of the things I really miss), and of course, your makeup/beauty/workout secrets! XOXO.

  • Dear Garance,
    It is your humble and also extraordinary soul that inspired me to follow my path and do what I love. Your values and the way you learned to know yourself speaks directly to my heart, and after I read your book I fell in love with your beautiful way of seeing life.
    I know we came to this planet to live, learn, and love the most grateful way as we can, so thank you for sharing with us yours to be your true self. I celebrate your decision to be true to your feelings and follow your passion, once again. Those little yet big actions are the really meaningful things we can make to inspire others to become who they came to be.
    Thank you for being such a great inspiration!
    Best regards,
    Josefina

    Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • It seems you are coming back to your origin (I missed it). We often have to travel (trough the world and trough our spirit) to come back to who we really are, and that’s an amazing journey and amazing come back home again. It was a pleasure watching this and gave me a very positive energy.
    (And maybe as a longtime follower you want to have a look at my Instagram account @fabiduister ;-D)

  • Excellent initiative Garance, it’s a great idea and it’s great to see you back. I followed your blog for years and I was a bit disappointed to see you disappear even if your team is great.
    You do give a very positive energy. You rock!

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