"While in Monet's garden in Giverny on Tuesday, I noticed a dragonfly sitting on a beautiful flower by the famous water lily pond. I pointed it out to my French artist friend and she exclaimed, "Libellule!" A light bulb went off in my head and I thought of you, never realizing what the name of your company meant. Thought you would enjoy this micro-memory from my trip. "
I received this post on my facebook page from my friend Melanie a few weeks ago, and it reminded me that perhaps our name sounds unfamiliar to most people. Libellule (pronounced Libby- lool) is the French word for dragonfly.
"I just love saying it. It's fun... the three trips over the tongue like in Lolita," I remember Crickett saying to me under the bougainvillea vines of a New Orleans courtyard... and so it stuck. French because we come from a French city. And dragonfly because....
Well let's talk about dragonflies. They are timeless. They go back some 300 million years. They are beautiful. I always think about them when I hear the lyrics, "a trip to the moon on gossamer wings." In Asian culture, they are a symbol of joy and change.
So it seemed a fitting match for our clothing line: timeless, beautiful and a symbol of joy.
You can find the latest from our collection at Peony, located at 2240 Magazine St. in New Orleans.