Delphine is Erikaâ€™s mÃ©mÃ© (grandmother). She is a source of inspiration and strength, and thus, our company’s namesake.
From the occupied South of France during WWII, to the jazz nightclub scene of 1950â€™s Paris, to starting a new life in America, nursing school and raising two daughters, Delphine has just about seen and done it allâ€”all while looking fabulous.
When she is not tending her rose garden or playing with her great-grandson, Delphine can often be found in the studio reviewing new designs, or in the kitchen, preparing â€œun petit snackâ€ and cafÃ© for everyone. In these photos she is whipping up a tarte au pomme (apple tart); I’d give you the recipe, but in typical mÃ©mÃ© fashion, when I asked her for it she said “you know, you make the crust, then add the applesauce and the apples, et voila. Simple.”