What Essentiel Wears - Virginie Lalesnel

Style What Essentiel Wears - Virginie Lalesnel

Posted:
19 september 2015

Every month we talk to people from Essentiel and talk about their work, style crushes, travel, personal quirks and anything in between. This month we talked to our accessories designer, Virginie Lalesnel.

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION AT ESSENTIEL ANTWERP?
I design the accessories for 4 years now, and before that I was working for the kids collection of Essentiel.

HOW DID YOU END UP AT ESSENTIEL?
Nearly 11 years ago, I was working for another company and Essentiel called me if I wanted to work for them.

WHAT DO YOU MOST LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I have learned so much over the last years. I have tried to be open for everything, my function here has changed and evolved a lot. We were a small company in the past and now it is all well-known company all over the world. Being witness of this evolution, is incredible! I also appreciate our Essentiel-team, working for Inge and Esfan is truly inspiring!  Every season I can work on the new mood boards and the new inspirations. We visit fairs and come back with tons of ideas, the hardest thing is to limit yourself with all the input. A big challenge is to work with different countries, every country has its own way of working and communicating.

Virginie Lalesnel - What Essentiel Wears - Essentiel Antwerp

OTHERS PROJETCS:
Together with my husband, a graphic designer, we work together on several projects besides our daily job, www.velorigolo.be where we rework vintage bicycles and www.letoileciree.be where we sell vintage items from our interior accessories collection. We can’t stop with being inspired, being active. It makes us happy! It’s our way of life.

EXPLAIN YOUR STYLE?
Sportive most of the time, mixed with Boho style. It goes together with my life. Always on the move with my bicycle, running after my kids, running to be on time...

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ITEM AND WHY?
The large cardigan KIMOLA, I have it in different colors to combine it with everything!

CAN YOU GIVE US AN INSIDER FASHION ADVICE/TIP?
Be yourself and be natural !

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