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 Spring 07 season ahead.
GILLES DEACON FOR MULBERRY BAG VS MCM x MARRIED TO THE MOB BAG
Two hot collaborations for 2007! Check out a punk-inspired collection of bags created by Giles Deacon for Mulberry. And just when you thought you'd seen it all along comes NYC-based brand Married to the Mob who have teamed up with German brand exclusively at colette from January 22nd.
La MJC, Indesignwetrust and colette introduce "All Gone", an authentic almanac of die-hard collector "must haves." Featured in chronological order, this project essentially spotlights collectible items released in 2006: sneakers, toys, t-shirts, skateboards, etc. Complete with contributions by assorted photographers and artists including: Kaws, Karl Lagerfeld, Geoffroy de Boismenu, Mitchell Feinberg, Mike Kelley, Ricky Powell, James Jarvis, Michael Lau and others.
TINY VICES EXHIBITION
"Tiny Vices" exhibition curated by Tim Barber in the first-floor gallery at colette from January 29th - February 24th 2007. Check out www.tinyvices.com to really understand what we mean.
LITTLE FRIEND BY MIKE KELLY
Little Friend is the new toy creation which you can't resist even if you try....it even talks! Conceived by Mike Kelley for the super-cool Aussie duo P.A.M and manufactured by Medicom, Little Friend has 20 different expressions to tell you about and is limited to only 800 in its family of reproduction.
Select and Text: Linlee Allen from colette