The portrait competition has closed. Participants were asked to tag us on Instagram with our handle @lenoeudpapillon or else with the hashtag #lenoeudpapillon. The winner will receive a $1500.00 gift voucher.
The portait competitions have always been fun because it allows us to see how our customers wear our products, it gives us a window into their respective worlds, a glance at their character as well as their sense of style which reflects that.
I get a thrill because the images come from far and wide. Zac posted in from Venice, David from Sag Harbour, Andy from California and some of the enthusiast bow tie wearers of Sydney.
In one post the customer said he felt he was wearing a little piece of art around his neck and that he might like to sleep with it on. I wasn't sure I could do the same but I was chuffed he loved it that much.
And finally, the thing I love about the portrait competition is the same thing I love about psychology and group therapy - that roughly speaking, though we are individualists, we are all interconnected as human beings and though our stories will each tell a different tale, joined together they are stories of one broader life experience.
Thank you for sending in your portraits, I will narrow down a select few and then choose a winner.