6.12.11

Everything sounds cooler 'en Francais'

I was scoping out Nylon's blog the other day and saw a post they did about these amazing t-shirts from Colette (an uber cool Parisian concept store)! They're made by a company called Le Musique, and feature popular song titles, translated into French and lovingly bunged on a t-shirt. 

I made a little graphic of them, mainly as an excuse to use some of the free textures I downloaded from Pugly Pixel. It is a truly incredible blog for anyone that likes to get creative and have fun with layouts. (Says the only blogger still using a Blogger template layout... I'll get there in my own time!)

They cost about £35 each, which is cheap by Colette's standards (Karl Lagerfeld was having a casual browse last time I was there!) but I am tempted to get my Sharpie fabric pen out and DIY! I would have to be having a good handwriting day, and would have to approach Google's translate function with caution (aka. go ask a french human), but it's definitely on the to-do! 

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PS - Christmas craft/gift tips are on the way, but my hectic schedule means they won't be posted solely on Tuesdays. I figured let's let some other days of the week get in on the DIY action for once. And if you ask me, Tuesdays were letting the attention go to their heads a bit!

35 comments:

  1. I have decided that I need one of those shirts in my life!

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  2. Ahhh I posted about these t-shirts a year or two ago, they're awesome! Still haven't bought one because the price does put me off a bit. And I couldn't decide which one I wanted (at the time they had 'walk like an Egyptian' and 'wake me up before you go-go' among others!)

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  3. Such a cool idea for t shirt designs. Looking forward to your festive tips! x

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  4. What a brilliant idea! I love the Daft Punk one but I think I'd definitely have to get the fabric pens out rather than shelling out £35 for a pretty basic tshirt! Thanks for sharing these :) x

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  5. Oh also, I forgot to mention - the t-shirts are all literal translations, they're not supposed to be good French! (I speak French!) E.g. Le Musique, the name of the brand isn't even grammatically correct, it's la musique in French. So Google Translate would produce the exact same result!

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  6. Love these t-shirts, think they're a bit pricey though when it'd be so easy to do a little DIY on plain old t-shirt :) xx

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  7. love your naturally funny writing style!

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  8. They are so cool! Haha and everything definitely sounds much in french! Wish I had learnt it properly in school! x

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  9. I do love Pugly Pixel, I could lose hours making pretty things from their lovely graphics! Do love those manila scallops (sounds like a cardboard fish). Those t-shirts are awesome, like you I am not overkeen on the price tag and like the idea of a cheap and cheerful fabric pen rip off!
    xxx

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  10. What a clever idea :). I love these!! Not the obvious 'carpe diem' etc. X

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  11. wow i love these!!!!

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  12. woooooow i love these! want the nirvana one so bad!

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  13. that's really really cool!! :D

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.com/

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  14. Aw I love these sort of t-shirts! Might have a go with my t-shirt press instead.. I'm thinking a personalised Christmas one for my sister. Cheers for the inspiration Gem!


    Heids x

    www.littlebitofheidi.blogspot.com

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  15. Oi, I'm on a blogger platform! Reveille-moi avant que tu partes partes!

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  16. Absolutely love these! Tempted to buy a few plain tote bags and some fabric pens!

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  17. These are lovely! Although I think DIY-ing is a great idea, they'd be so simple to do and much cheaper than the real thing!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  18. Loooove them! Also love how they are all correct French. Too many British shops have such horribly incorrect French on tshirts. Obviously the key is to buy them from France. Or, as you said, DIY one. I have one of the Sharpie markers too, I sense a DIY coming on...

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  19. These are brilliant - I particularly love "go-go" translated as "partes-partes" on the WHAM! T. So funny! It would definitely be so easy to DIY this - think I might make one for the Boy who loves his WHAM and is a Francophile. (He is straight, I'm fairly sure ;) ) x

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  20. I need one of these, they are amazing! x

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  21. Really want that Britney one, will have to make one myself!

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  22. Love the Beatles one! Strawberry fields forever is one of my favourites.
    X

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  23. I love these t-shirts!! Especially wake me up before you go-go - nothing better than a bit of wham!
    DIY sounds better than £35 though! x

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  24. I love these! Especially the Beatles one xxx

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  25. ahhhh these are mint!

    kinda easy to make yourself though as well??

    http://thetackyreality.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  26. Le traduction de Google n'est pas bonne. Je recommande wordreference.com pour une meilleure traduction.

    Bonne chance!

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  27. aw MATE how cute is that OUPS I did it again one? But aye you're right, defo could make that yerself, specically if you're all crafty n shiz which you are. Get it did! xx

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  28. Hahaha! So funny when you actually speak French :p

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  29. your blog is so lovely by the ways and very inspiring, i will be visiting again very soon hehe :)

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  30. These are amazing, I love them! I'm very tempted to save my pennies though and like you, grab my sharpie! :)

    Fashion Stereotype

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  31. These tshirt are awesome XD such a great idea! xx

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