FRENCH GIRL /// L'HISTOIRE

 

There is a little je ne sais quoi in all of us. Perhaps un peu de chocolat for breakfast, an impromptu dance session à la Anna Karina, or an evening soak in the tub paired with a glass of rosé. We believe beauty sparks from an impulse, one that allows our spirits to be expressed freely. To create what brings joy to our lives and nurture what the garden provides us is our raison d’être.

Inspired by France and made in Seattle, WA, French Girl is a Modern Organic Skincare + Lifestyle Brand. We hope our offerings will help you find your next peu de joie.

 

THE FOUNDER

My early life was steeped in Cajun French lore & culture passed on from my New Orleans-born mother, Yvonne. The oldest of six siblings, I spent those years in the wild and humble setting of an oyster farm on the coast of Washington. One of my deepest memories is of bees buzzing while I sat nestled in my father’s pea vines surrounded by the scent of the blossoms. Our playground was the beach, the forest and the garden, where we learned to use our imaginations to make whatever we wanted from the resources at hand. Becoming a maker at such an early age was one of the best things to happen to me and I have now been creating for over 40 years.


The first incarnation of French Girl started with my series of knitting design books: French Girl Knits, that provided an opportunity to lead summer tours in Languedoc, France, and grew to include our natural beauty line that launched on Etsy in 2010. I am committed to offering products made with exclusively organic, wild-crafted and sustainable ingredients.

French Girl is the culmination of my love of nature, as well as French heritage and lifestyle; I feel very blessed to work alongside my family and share our brand with you! Bisous, Kristeen