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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.

Australian graphic design extraordinaire Josh Petherick recently made Paris his home. In welcoming the Aussie to Paris, colette presents “In Celebration of Just Getting By”, (May 30 – June 25th, 2005), an exhibition of printed
wall hangings, posters, and ink and watercolor illustrations inspired by nature, music, the change of seasons, Paris and its people. An exclusive book release of Petherick’s work will co-incide with the exhibition at colette and its destined to be a collectors item!

For all camera junkies don’t miss the hotly-anticipated new Poison Frog Polaroid camera. Complete with instamatic flash and film included, if you were transfixed by the highly popular Polaroid Rossa (2004), then you’ll love the black and yellow limited-edition Poison Frog! And watch out for the new Caperino + Peperone Polaroid film (pictured) which is coming soon, complete with ten different poses.

colette has teamed up with Castaner to produce two styles of super-sweet footwear this summer. The espadrilles (both flat and a wedged/platform design are available) come in two separate floral colorways (red and lavender) and are already listed upon ‘must-have’ items for summer 2005.

The cult-designer who once called Paris home – but nowadays considers Los Angeles his base – is back with a collection of clothing, an ode of sorts to monuments, if you like. Among our favourites are the knitted vests in black
and white (pictured) with statue of liberty motifs.

Text: Linlee Allen

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