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 06 season ahead.
FAFI EXHIBITION “GO TO YOUR ROOM”
An exhibition with a difference as famed French artist Fafi and her bedroom come to colette encouraging viewers to dive into a sugary-sweet world comprising original artworks, accessories, figurines and assorted other objects of desire. Get set to discover the famed Fafinette pin-up characters, in addition to a new family of identities including Hmilio, Birtak and Birdili, all of whom exist in a world named The Carmine Vault. Ready for viewing: limited-edition and specially edited Fafi t-shirt designs from Uniqlo and Moussy, as well as lighters, accessories and signed editions of the Fafi book from 2005, “Love and Fafiness” (Marble Books editions).
BELLA LULA LEMONADE
Downstairs in the colette water bar Parisians are regularly spotted quenching their thirst with waters from around the world. For the moment however, everyone seems to be fighting the effects of the summer in the city with the ultra-cool Bella Lula lemonade with its tasty, refreshing zing!
USLU AIRLINES AIRBRUSH AUTOBRONZER
Berlin-based beauty brand, Uslu Airlines launches an Airbrush Autobronzer complete with two new tanning shades named Aruba and Anguilla.
For an all over sun-kissed glow without a holiday to the Caribbean. And only at colette, a very special Fafinette Beauty Kit comprising two heart-shaped stencils and a pink or red-coloured ink cartridge to co-incide with Fafi exhibition in the colette gallery.
DALEK LOMO SUPERSAMPLER CAMERA
Frenchies love shooting ultra-stylish photos with the new novelty camera designed by famed artist DALEK especially for LOMO.
And as if the camera alone wasn’t enough, for 60 euros you score a DALEK supersampler photo and graphics book included in the pack, as well as an instructions booklet in eight languages. Say cheese!
Text: Linlee Allen