Former Aussie and now try-hard Parisien writer Linlee Allen wholly confesses to being the “all-round groupie” of concept store colette, located in the French capital. 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 dancefloor 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 Autumn/Winter 05/06 season ahead.
COLETTE CD COMPILETION #7
Guaranteed to get our minds out of la-la-land and our booty’s on the dance floor, a well-deserved big-up nod of respect goes out to colette musical maestro’s Marie Branellec and Michel Gaubert for their ecclectic (as always) selection. The second bonus CD is mixed by French electro sensation Vitalic, and on September 10th the colette crew will celebrate the CD’s launch with a huge party with Lacoste in New York at a bowling club. Get ready to dance!
GASPIRATOR & SO-ME TWIN-SET QEE FIGURINES
Graphic designer buddies from Paris So-Me & Gaspirator have teamed up with cult-brand Qee to create two tiny figurines which are sure to become a collectors-item. Toy junkies in the French capital have already started a wait-list for the orange and black figurines, one of which jokingly dons the phrase “I’ve had enough of toys for now”.
RICKY POWELL BOOK AND EXHIBITION
Blending stellar photography with blatant graphic design, Ricky Powell launches hi new book ‘Public Access: Ricky Powell Photographs 1985 – 2005’ and uncovers a collection of his work for the first time ever in France from August 29th until October 1st in the first-floor gallery. This guy is as cool as ice with his camera as underground, streetwise hip hop fans and celebrities have all been touched by the Ricksta magic. Say cheese kids as snap in the city takes its turn at colette.
SONY PSP CONSOLE COVERS
Coming from the most retarded video game player on the planet, I’d be willing to practise the art of expert PSP playing in order to secure one of these super-cool console covers (which I’ll definately be using as an accessory). My favourite: the Jeremy Scott striped-version (of course) as well as the red Miu Miu shoulder strap-design. Prices vary and all are available on the colette eshop at www.colette.fr
Text: Linlee Allen