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Pauline Hoarau

Pauline Hoarau Pauline Hoarau, born on the 3rd of February, 1994 on Réunion Island, France. She is a 5 foot 11 and 1⁄2 inch dark-brown eyed fashion model living on Réunion Island in France.

In 2011, Pauline won the Elite Model Look conquest in Réunion and represented her island at the international final. She placed in the top 15 and consequently signed a contract with several agencies of the Elite Model Management group.

She was nominated at the Melty Future Awards 2014. 2017 appeared in Luc Besson's cinematic cornucopia Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - (scene: Paradise Alley - 'Creature; Swing Angel')

Throughout her career, she has booked advertisements for Armani Exchange, H&M, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Topshop. She has walked in more than 200 fashion shows.

She covered Elle (France, Italia, Mexico) and French Revue des Modes. She has also been featured in editorials for Amica, CR Fashion Book, Crash Magazine, Elle (France, Italia, Mexico, Vietnam), Glass Magazine, Harper's Bazaar (US, UK), Interview (Germany, Russia, US), LOVE, Numéro, SKP Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vogue Japan and Wonderland Magazine.

In her personal life Hoarau and her partner announced that they are expecting their first child on On the 12th of March 2021. On July 4th, 2021, they welcomed a son, they named Sacha, into the world.

Pauline HoarauAgency Representation

New York Model Management (New York)
Next Model Management (Paris)
Elite Model Management (Milan, Barcelona, Copenhagen)
The Squad (London)
Model Management (Hamburg)
Two Management (Los Angeles)
Munich Models (Munich)

Hoarau continues to be a highly sought after model, but also has added the responsibility of running her own company to her agenda.

The Tigoni Paris brand takes root during 2020 at the crossroads of the life of its creator, Pauline Hoarau, between Reunion Island where she is from and Paris, where she works as a professional model.

One day, when she goes off to a casting by bicycle, she regrets not having the ideal bag with her - something practical and of a good size to contain the necessary items for a day. One that is comfortable on a bike - nothing is worse than a handbag that shears your shoulder and constantly falls to throw you off balance.

It should be elegant enough to accompany you on a daily basis, on professional meetings as well as for a drink with friends at the end of the day. Sustainable, so as to be in accordance with its environmental and ethical values.

Pauline HoarauAnyway, when she returned home that day, Pauline embarks on her first experiments with vegetable dyes and sewing to give birth to her first models of backpacks and pouches.

Inspired by her experience in the fashion world as well as her deep respect for nature and its resources, she decided to launch her own brand after training in vegetable dyeing with Michel Garcia - a renowned artisan trainer who has been working with the color coming from plants for years.

To carry out her project, Pauline surrounded herself with the best French craftsmen. Laëtitia Costechareyre in Aix-en-Provence for vegetable dyeing and a workshop located in Normandy for the assembly of parts.

All stages, from design to assembly of parts, are carried out to be as qualitative and responsible as possible . Each piece stamped Tigoni Paris must reflect the values of its founder.

Pauline is particularly sensitive to nature and travel, it is her personal and professional experiences that shape and nourish the brand on a daily basis. The desire to create eco-designed, practical, comfortable, elegant and unique pieces to accompany you on your adventures.

“I really enjoyed working on this project, developing this idea and learning a little more every day about vegetable dyeing, sewing and all the stages of brand development."

"I have been evolving in the world of fashion for almost 10 years but I was very far from the entrepreneurial environment. It took me 2 years to complete this project and develop two first models of accessories."

Pauline Hoarau"Made in France, our backpack and pouch are assembled in Normandy and hand-dyed with plant extracts in Aix-en-Provence."

"We use vegetable dyes & natural materials - our pieces are treated with vegetable extracts from recovered fruits and vegetables such as avocado, reseda or onion. The linen we use is GOTS, OEKO-TEX and Masters of Linen certified."

"Eco Design - from their design to their production through their packaging, all our pieces are respectful of our environment."

"Quality & Durability - one of our strong commitments is the longevity and durability of our parts. By focusing on the quality of our materials and the care taken in their manufacture."

"Unique Models - our pieces being pure products of French craftsmanship, each of them is unique, the colors varying from one model to another."

"Our Ambition - Tigoni Paris wants to be today a new alternative to fast-fashion. Thanks to her we wish to reconcile our love of fashion with our environmental and ethical commitments to contribute on our scale to sustainable replacing disposable."

"Certified Natural Materials - all our materials are carefully sourced and selected to be as responsible as possible. As vegetable dye can only adhere to natural fibers, it is only natural that we turned to organic linen and cotton and not just any. Each of our materials is GOTS, OEKO-TEX and Master of Linen certified. Good for beauty."

"Vegetable Dyes - obtained from plants and natural elements, vegetable dyes have the advantage of not using any heavy metals."

Pauline Hoarau"It is for us a real commitment to choose an ecological alternative to the industrial dyes used today in the textile industry which would be responsible for approximately 20% of water pollution in the world."

"Valued French Craftsmanship - from vegetable dyeing in Aix-en-Provence in the workshop of Laëtitia Costechareyre, to the assembly of our pieces in a family workshop in Normandy."

"Highlighting the quality of French craftsmanship is essential for us to be in complete harmony with our values. We are proud to highlight local know-how and claim the carbon footprint of a Liliputian (or almost)."

"Small Productions for Exceptional Pieces - each of our collections is developed in collaboration with our workshops to offer you unique and responsible pieces."

"For the patterns and color palettes chosen, we draw inspiration from our love of nature and the world around us. And you know, things done right take time."

"Our craftsmen work alone or in small teams, so they produce in small quantities. Last but not least, the colors and patterns may vary depending on the density of fabric used, the vegetable from which the extract is taken or the person who created it, each of our pieces is unique... like you !"

Pauline's Mission is to offer you practical, elegant and unique eco-designed pieces to accompany you in your adventures. Learn more about us through our story."

Pauline HoarauBackpack

Description Our Backpack is stylish and practical for all your adventures. In town, by bike or by the sea, it will follow you everywhere! A pocket can be hung on the inside to provide even more storage.

b>Composition - Linen exterior and cotton corners, 100% cotton lining. - Cotton cord. - Brass eyelets and carabiner. - Each of our pieces is unique in its dyeing.

Fabrication - All our bags and pouches are assembled in Normandy and dyed in Aix-en-Provence. - Our linen is OEKO-TEX®, GOTS and Masters of Linen® certified, our cotton is organic and GOTS certified. - The organic cord, eyelets and carabiners come from French suppliers. - Know-how, craftsmanship, good social and environmental practices are a matter of course for us.

Pauline HoarauLittle Handbag/Pouch

Our Pouch, to be used alone or combined with the Backpack, will hold all your little treasures.

Details & Composition
- Linen exterior and cotton corners, 100% cotton lining.
- Brass eyelets.
- Each of our pieces is unique in its dyeing.

- All our bags and pouches are assembled in Normandy and dyed in Aix-en-Provence.
- Our linen is OEKO-TEX®, GOTS and Masters of Linen® certified, our cotton is organic and GOTS certified.
- The carnations come from French suppliers. Know-how, craftsmanship, good social and environmental practices are a matter of course for us.

"I am very happy and proud to be able to share a part of my universe with you through Tigoni Paris. I hope you like these models as much as I do."

The creator,
Pauline Hoarau
- Founder of Tigoni Paris

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