The Mother-Daughter Duo Taking Socially-Distanced Fashion to the Streets of Paris

Lynne M. Centeno

While many have found themselves in unexpected living situations following the rollout of lockdowns around the world due to the COVID-19 crisis, the French artist MarieVic’s is particularly unusual. After leaving her current home in New York to return to Paris, in order to be close to her family during the pandemic, she found herself staying at a second apartment owned by her mother, Geneviève. Comprising of just two rooms, MarieVic is sleeping in one; the other, however, is packed to the brim with pieces from Geneviève’s extraordinary collection of designer fashion and couture.

“When I arrived, I had to self-quarantine and I felt displaced,” MarieVic explains. “I couldn’t see my family or my friends, and I missed my work studio, so I started spending a lot of time in the wardrobe, working on dressing up, making relationships with clothes.” After her period of quarantine was over, MarieVic saw

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Saez Pedraja adds small studio to a fashion designer’s stucco Santa Monica residence

Lynne M. Centeno

California architect Juan Saez Pedraja has added a studio fronted with aluminium panels and cedar shades to the backyard of a remodelled Santa Monica residence.

Ramar Residence and Studio by Saez Pedraja

Ramar Residence and Studio is located on a hill in the city’s Sunset Park neighbourhood approximately one mile (1.6 kilometres) from the Pacific Ocean.

Saez Pedraja designed the renovation to a 2,150-square-foot (199.7-square-metre) house, which was built in 1958, for a fashion designer. The project included updating the existing structure with new finishes and adding a small studio.

Ramar Residence and Studio by Saez Pedraja

Previously the house was clad with light stucco, which was updated to dark grey. Concrete steps that wrap around one corner of the house were added to replace a wood staircase formerly used to provide access to the main floor.

On the other side of the house, a large stucco balcony with a glass guardrail juts out from the residence.

Ramar Residence and Studio by Saez Pedraja

The fashion-design studio is nestled in the

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