In the middle of Paris, not far from the River Seine, there’s a long, wide street, avenue des Temps Perdus. The street is edged with green-dappled trees that grow in their own little circles of sand in which French dogs sometimes leave a little crotte. Right in the middle of Avenue des Temps Perdus is a beautiful old building and on the top floor of that building lives Mademoiselle Oiseau.
The text is an extract from the book about Mademoiselle Oiseau “Boken Om mademoiselle Oiseau”
written by Andrea de la Barre de Nanteuil).
Lovisa Burfitt lives and works in the Southern France. She has been working as an illustrator since she graduated from the Beckmans School of Fashion in 1997, and in 2001 she was invited as a guest student at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm. Her immediate recognizable style has inpired a whole generation of illustrators and among her clients are Sephora, Guerlain, Selfridges, H&M flagship stores world wide, Prêt-à-porter Paris, Procter & Gamble, Franck et Fils Paris, Harrods, Liberty Department Store London, Nordstrom USA, Absolut Vodka, and Le Ciel Bleu in Tokyo. She has also illustrated in numerous issues of VOGUE, ELLE, Grazia and Sunday Times.