_______Could you introduce you please ? I'm Rachel aka Svenskah, 18 years old, from North of France & Student in Fine Arts University, to become a set & props designer like MinaLima. I'm a Potterhead, a Phelpshead, a Jamesleg, a Nessie & a Whovians. I'm also addicted to british chef, mostly Gizzi Erskine & Gordon Ramsay. I love seafood, & vietnamease kitchen. My way of fashion is from the 80's, & from London Streets. In music I love English & Scottish Band /Singer, & most of the music I listen to come from the 70's. David Bowie is my spiritual father but I also like : The Rolling Stones, Klaus Nomi, Nina Nesbitt, Garbage, Brian Eno, Molotov Jukebox, Telephone, Nina Hagen etc.. I'm a Respect soldier, I'm a bit marginal, I love mailarting & watercolour painting & I hate people who have not humbleness at all.
_______Could you explain your love for Harry Potter ? Its in a funny way that I've discovered Harry Potter. Since I'm young I've got a passion about reading (that's why I've skip a class). My grandma bought the Potter books to my Big brother who is 4 years older than me. But he never liked reading so one day I've stole the books in his room & I instantly fell in love with the universe & the magic in it. At the age of 9 doctors told me that I had a depressiv syndrom, & at the age of 10 I was totally maniaco-depressive. & I had also eating disorder later. So the books were a sort of shelter for me. & Because I never had many friends, because I was "too strange", when I was reading the books it was like find friends, who never judged me & who had always been there for me. & I really think that without Harry Potter I wouldn't be there today.
_______Why this addiction to Fred Weasley / The Phelps Twins ? As I told you I was depressive & I had eating disorder when I was reading Harry Potter. So I always told myself "okay, in the future I want to be as happy as Fred !" & I always thought that Fred was the creativ one of the two, George is more a follower. & about the Phelps Twins, I think they are amazing, I love what they've been doing for Harry Moseley. They are great human being. & I already had the chance to meet them, they are adorable.
_______You are mostly well know for your Potteroom, explain _______us this passion for collection ? First : If y collect stuff it's not at all to say to everybody "Aww you see I've got lots of thing that means that I'm the greatest fan in Harry Potter" no, it's mostly because I'm addicted to the sets & props in Harry Potter, as I'm a student in Fine Arts University I love to see "behind the film", it's a universe where I feel great. I started collecting Harry Potter stuff when I was 10, at first It was mostly posters & postcard. But When I was 14 I've bought my very first collectable : Hermione's Time Turner, I remember it was something I wanted to have so bad, so I kept money back every months to have it. & My first wand were : Fred & George, that my mum offered me for my A-LEVEL (Because I had 20/20 in Arts, & 20/20 in History of Arts). But the first that I bought myself was Hermione's one. My priority by collecting are : to pay it MYSELF, & to find some stuffs cheap. Indeed, most of the thing I've bought I had it on sale, I always try to find THE good deal. I think if you are a real collector you have to buy it yourself because you are even more happy to have worked hard to get it. Or sometimes there is surprise : like I've won a Marrauder Map in a contest, or my complete chess set that I add for only 40¤ instead of 300¤.
_______What is your favourite object of your collection? _______& which collectable do you want to have in the future ? My Favourite object must be my Lochaven of Scotland Gryffindor Quidditch Sweater, because it has been made by the same people who worked on the films & it's really warn & beautiful. But I'm also addicted to my Weasley WIzard Wheezes Product & my Fred & George Wands. In the future I would love to have Hermione Granger's Yule Ball Dress, & The Triwizard Tournament cup. I think I'll keep collecting hard in the future :)
_______You are also collecting autograph, tell us something about that. _______What is your favourite autograph ? The first autograph I recieved was a Pre-Printed from Emma Watson in 2005. After that I wasn't so into collecting autograph. But I had the chnce to be invited to The Harry Potter & THe Deathly Hallows Part1 Premiere in France & so I had : Matthew Lewis, Mark Williams, Evanna Lynch, Clemence Poesy, James Phelps & Oliver Phelps autographs, that has been a declic for me & I started collecting them after that. I mostly get them by mail, but sometime if there is a potter events I try to get somes. About my favourite autograph, it's really difficult, of course I love my Phelps Twins one because I'm fond of them. But I think I will say Daniel Radcliffe, not because it's a genuine & rare one but mostly for the story behind it : My best friend, Zack, was in New York a Summer, & went to Broadway. When he get back from his trip he told me "I've brought you a wonderfull souvenir from New York" & I remember I was all like "Oh I hope you have not forgot my snowball" & at this moment he gave me the autograph. It was th most fantastic souvenir I ever had ! The thing who is great about autographs is that when you are sending letters overwhelmingly, you never know when you are going to get a reply so when you recieved an enveloppe you are all like "OMG who is this?" It's like opening a pocket surprise like when you are a kid.
_______You have already met actors, what is your best meeting / memories ? My favourite meeting was David Yates, the directors of the 4 last Harry Potter, I remember he had been really kind with me ! He had signed 3 autographs, & had done a photo with me. After the signing, I had the chance to go to the opening ceremony of The Festival he directed this year. In the theater he was with his wife, behind my seat, so I go through him & had the chance to talk with him for more than 5 minutes. & my favourite memory was at the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part1 Premiere in France, because : James Phelps was at 2 centimeter from me & unintentionally I flashed him in the face, & suddenly he said "waaoo" & started laughting.