Ultimately, our customers are our inspiration. We listen intently to what you tell us, and are guided by you to inspire our collection season to season, year after year. We wouldn't be here without you.

In our new series, Meet our Muses, we talk to some of our wonderful customers about their lives, their shopping loves and what they're wearing from Marie & Lola right now. 

Here's what the lovely Elise, a mum of three from London, has to say...

Shop Marie Blouse & Marcel Trousers.

Tell us about yourself
I moved from Paris to London 19 years ago. I’m a 42-year-old mum of three, working in travel communications. I’ve always loved shopping in London - it's a different experience to shopping in Paris. Because of my work I travel a lot so my wardrobe needs to be quite diverse.

My shopping habits
I love shopping. I love changing up my style, being formal one day and edgy the next. I shop online more since Covid, but I love going in-store too. I shop nearly every day – you might say I’m a bit addicted! My weakness are handbags and dresses. My go-to brands are Marie & Lola, Zara, H&M, Second Female, Bash, and Sézane.

What is your everyday outfit?

I don’t really have one. I always feel good in some great jeans. If I’m at work, I’ll wear short heels in the summer with a classic white tee and a blazer. If I’m out with the kids, I’ll choose straight legged jeans with trainers, tees and a sweatshirt and always a pretty handbag.

Shop Ste Maxime Maxi Dress.

My favourite M&L pieces are the Melinda dresses. They were my introduction to the brand during lockdown and I couldn’t choose between the colour options so I bought three in one go! Every season a new colourway comes in and I can't resist it. I also love the Achille jumper in petrol blue – I picked it up last winter and it goes with everything. I also love my Opulence black blazer. I absolutely adore it. I wear it year-round.

Working style
If I can’t wear jeans, I’ll wear classic black trousers which I often pick up from M&L with loafers. I travel a lot with work so my wardrobe needs to travel well, be elegant and simple, but not traditional.

Shop Tahiti Dress & Barcelona Jacket.

Summer collection
My favourite piece from the current collection is the Alienor dress. I think it’s actually my all-time favourite piece. It’s chic, comfortable and I love the print – it’s like a painting. I get so many comments about it. Everyone sees something different in this dress. It’s everything I’m looking for in a dress, with it being super versatile. I’ve worn it with trainers, heels, sandals – it works with everything. I also managed to get the Toledo t-shirt in blue & gold before it sold out. And I have the Marcel trousers in navy, khaki and denim. They are super flattering. They define your shape in all the right places and covers up the areas you don’t want to draw attention to. They go with everything – I love pairing them with a beautiful blouse. Finally, I adore the Olga blouse in green floral. It feels very English with it’s floral print.

Shop Ste Maxime Maxi Dress & Hello Sunshine Bag.

My secret

I wanted to be a photo reporter when I was younger. I love powerful photography and inspiring writing. I fancied myself as a war correspondent, but I also really wanted children so I took a slightly different route and ended up in PR, but I still get to talk to journalists who do go to the front line in places and I find that fascinating.


Shop the Barcelona Jacket & Djulia Maxi Skirt.

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