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The French Etiquette was created by Anne Hertz, born in Paris, France.
Etiquette has a double meaning in French, it means good conduct but also the word etiquette means, label or tag which describe some of the items I use in my work and with the addition of the word French, where I come from.

I studied in ESMOD, l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode, (the first fashion school established in Paris France, founded in 1841)
Where I graduated with a diploma in textile design.
After working as a freelance textile designer for the renowned French couturier Andre Courreges among other fine establishments, I landed in Ireland where I worked as a designer for Fruit of the Loom concentrating on their Disney license.

When I was organizing my own wedding, I felt there was a lack of choice localy to…

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  • Born on November 17
  • Joined December 16, 2010

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About

The French Etiquette was created by Anne Hertz, born in Paris, France.
Etiquette has a double meaning in French, it means good conduct but also the word etiquette means, label or tag which describe some of the items I use in my work and with the addition of the word French, where I come from.

I studied in ESMOD, l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode, (the first fashion school established in Paris France, founded in 1841)
Where I graduated with a diploma in textile design.
After working as a freelance textile designer for the renowned French couturier Andre Courreges among other fine establishments, I landed in Ireland where I worked as a designer for Fruit of the Loom concentrating on their Disney license.

When I was organizing my own wedding, I felt there was a lack of choice localy to find special handmade designs with a vintage feel.
This is how The French Etiquette was created; I wanted to portray the style and techniques the way they were originally made on wallpaper and textile using Woodblocks.
I wanted to incorporate my experience and love for Textile design onto my work using background patterns with stamping methods with the addition of a central motif or text.
This is the mission of The French Etiquette, to take great care in creating hand printed images with individual customer care.

What I enjoy most is to create embellishments for table settings or special buffets. From the menus, drink stirrers, to the party favor boxes and escort cards, I try to recreate an elegant yet romantic atmosphere or work on a specific theme to compose the mood, tone and lasting memories of my client’s special day.

My favorite quote is from French painter Henry Matisse
“I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me”


* A little history about Woodblock printing.
It is a technique for printing text, images or patterns which originated in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper.
Used for many fabrics, and most early European woodcuts, these items were printed by putting paper or fabric on a table or a flat surface with the block on top, and pressing, or hammering, the back of the block.
Woodblock printing on wallpaper became famous in France at the end of the 18th century. Manufactures like Joseph Dufour et Cie (1797 - c. 1830) or Zuber et Cie (founded 1797) used the woodblock printing for wall paper production.
Hand-blocked wallpaper depicted scenes include, panoramic views of antique architecture, exotic landscapes and pastoral subjects, as well as repeating patterns of stylized flowers, people and animals.
The French company Zuber and Cie is the only company in the world which still manufactures woodblocked wallpaper.

PS. The West side of the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House shows the panoramic Zuber et Cie wallpaper Scenes of North America!


* I have been featured on the glamorous Love My Dress Website
http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2012/04/french-shoot.html

* On the delightful One Fab Day Website
http://onefabday.com/stuff-we-love-april-13th/

* On Want That Wedding Blog
http://www.wantthatwedding.co.uk/2011/11/20/the-french-etiquette/

*On Alainn's Blog
http://thisisalainn.blogspot.com/2012/01/french-etiquette.html

* I have been featured in the stylish Irish Image Interiors & Living magazine as well as Social & Personal Weddings magazine.

* My items are also distributed in different regions of enchanted Italy, such as Tuscany, the lake district, Venice and the Italian riviera by the lovely wedding planners at SposiamoVi!

* You can find me on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-French-Etiquette/185323544824439

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