mou adj (French) 1. soft to the touch (tissu, tige)
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shelley tichborne, creative director
After studying film and literature at university, Shelley began a career in the media, working for a number of ad agencies both in the UK and abroad. The experience of liaising between her clients and the creatives proved invaluable, and in 2002 she created mou. Founded on a desire to make luxurious and original footwear, her inspiration for mou comes from the wild open spaces of her native New Zealand, a lifelong love of travel, music and art, and the rare finds she discovers at vintage markets.
kate mcauley, editor
Australian-born, London-based Kate has spent the past 18 years living in several different countries and travelling to countless others. She’s been a writer and photographer for more than a decade, working with several high-profile magazines and websites covering a broad range of topics – from politics, terrorism and international security to film, music, food, travel and fashion. In addition to editing mouzine, Kate has written a novel.
lorien haynes, contributor
LA-based Lorien has been an interviewer, film reviewer and broadcaster for the past 15 years. She is also an ongoing campaigner for Amnesty International, working with Dustin Hoffman, Keira Knightley and Meryl Streep for their Protect the Human campaign. She is also Red magazine’s LA Editor and, in her spare time, is an exhibiting fine artist and screenwriter on new digital project WIGS – created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia – making short films for women, by women, starring great women.
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