COLETTEText: Linlee Allen

In addition to being the DVD selector at colette in Paris, Australian writer Linlee Allen also claims her fame as the store’s ‘all-round groupie’. Having participated in the world-famous boutique’s range of events across the globe, whether it be performing in a radio show in Copenhagen, photographing guests at a party in Japan or being the first – and the last – one on the dance floor at a CD launch party in New York, she relates to the colette way of life and here, lists her favourite finds from colette for the Spring/Summer 2005 season ahead.

Japanese toy label Devilrobots took over the first-floor gallery space at colette with their “Devil Stampheadz Camp” exhibit during April. Co-inciding with the show, was the launch of the super-cute coletto-fu figurines. For anyone that missed the show and haven’t yet discovered coletto-fu, the figurines are available on the colette e-shop.

Parisien graffiti artist Fafi re-enhances the allure of two Colette candles named Hypocrite and Jalouse as the outer packaging complete with Fafi-esque girly characters and hyper-feminine colourings, becomes collector favourites for fans around the world.

Now that Christian Lacroix has stylishly re-designed the uniforms for Air France everyone in Paris is talking about the pint-sized Air Stewardess dolls, in addition to a collection of diverse objects ranging from vintage Air France suitcases (circa 1950), to Air France toys, books, badges and more.

Without a doubt the coolest accessories this summer come courtesy of Aprosio & Co, a super-cool label reigning from Italy comprising pearled and beaded earrings, bracelets (shown), necklaces, rings and brooches in exotic floral themes and fruit details.

Text: Linlee Allen

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