Archive for the ‘ Paris ’ Category

Compose with the French brand Les Composantes

Les Composantes is a French fashion label that offers a limited collection each month, as well as exclusive vintage items. It offers clothes and accessories that women have always wanted but have never found, such as the essentials: the perfect little black dress or the classic leather bag with a slight twist which make them very special…

There is also a section where you can sell and buy items to come in support of the association of  Malaria No More.

Where : http://lescomposantes.com/

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Colette X DC Comics 75th Anniversary collection

I am sure we all came across the question or the theme party: which Super Hero would you like to be?

Well, now you can have a stylish answer thanks to the Colette and DC Comics collaboration.  A limited edition clothing and accessories collection was created to celebrate the comic book brands 75th anniversary. The collection was inspired by the DC super heros and  brought alive by French designers: Alexis Mabille for The Joker, Balmain and Lanvin for Batman, Karl Lagerfeld for The Green Lantern, Sonia Rykiel and Maison Michel for Wonderwoman, Pierre Hardy and Julien David for Superman, Thierry Lasry for Plastic Man, Repetto for Flash, and Roger Vivier for Catwomanthe Joker bow tie by Alexis Mabille, Balmain and Lanvin for Batman, Karl Lagerfeld for The Green Lantern, Sonia Rykiel and Maison Michel for Wonderwoman, Pierre Hardy and Julien David for Superman, Thierry Lasry for Plastic Man, Repetto for Flash, and Roger Vivier for Catwoman.

I had to pick Wonder Woman headband but you should really look at the full collection…

Where: http://www.colette.fr/#/a/3/eshop/222/special/717/dc-comics/

Curious cufflinks by Samuel Gassmann

Samuel Gassmann is better known for being a curator and an art consultant. Fewer know that he is also a designer since last Autumn as he has launched a collection of cufflinks. Most of his collection comprises either a simple disc, ‘cabochon’ or button but what varies the most are the special materials, embellishments and colours.

For instance, the ‘Circumstance’ selection features rare materials — ivory, French jet or coral — discovered mostly at Paris flea markets such as porcelain cabochons made using original ancient fèves.

Where: http://samuelgassmann.com/

Recycled designer bags by Matières à réflexion

Since 2002, Matières à réflexion proudly presents its collections of vintage-based designer bags. Each bag is hand-made and numbered in their Paris studio from carefully selected vintage jackets, safe-keeping the original vintage details. You can also commission your own unique piece and bring your own or select the vintage leather jacket.

Even if the idea of recycling is très a la mode, it doesn’t mean recycled fashion always hits the mark. Well, in that case, I think it did and will..

Where: http://www.matieresareflexion.com/

Chopard + Grey Goose Vodka delight

High-end French vodka label Grey Goose partnered with Chopard Jewelry for a limited release magnum. The bottle is adorned with a rather sparkling and glittering globe atop which sits a goose. The bottle will be available at major grocery stores in Paris until the end of September 2010.

Teawood sunglasses by Kulte and WaitingForTheSun

The French brand Kulte has teamed up with Waiting For The Sun to create a limited series of handcrafted sunglasses made of tea tree wood. It comes with one-of-a kind packaging and a scarf to protect your glasses.

It is just a nice project linking aesthetic and environment friendly design.

Where: at any Kulte stores to buy or more info on http://www.kulte.fr/waiting_for_the_sun/81.k

Ragazze Ornamentali Borsetta

I came across this workshop this weekend while having a stroll in Le Marais. I just felt in love with their clutch bags and the quality and sleek yet classic design of this brand.  You can chose from different leather types and colours for the inside and outside and the number and look of the chain handle.

The summum of what I like: handcrafted and customisable and not yet known from the mass.

Where: http://www.ragazzeornamentali.com