octobre 25, 2007


I know you're not used to that kind of header on this blog. But please consider 2 things. First, it's actually the title of a play written by Mark Ravenhill (so it's culture, right). Second, it's related to an event in Paris I want you to spread the word about.

ARCAT's fashion and design sale will benefit people with Aids. The "braderie" will take place at the Espace Catherine Max (17, avenue Raymond Poincaré 75016 Paris) from October 31 to November 2.

You will not only find designer clothes at discount prices (-30% to -70%) but also design pieces to redecorate your home. AND YOU WILL SUPPORT AN IMPORTANT CAUSE. Entrance fee is 2 euros.

I will go to the press preview (the day before) and tell you more about it. Please consider doing your Christmas shopping earlier this year.

Follow the link on the title for more info.

octobre 23, 2007

COMMUUN's organic style

Hey fashion people! Here's a duo to keep an eye on. Kaito Hori (male) and Iku Furudate (female) received 40.000 euros from Longchamp and fashion empire LVMH in Paris earlier this month. The Japanese now Paris-based team won a grant through the ANDAM contest which is aimed at encouraging promising and creative talents. I liked the silhouettes that hit the runway for their clean cuts in monochrome fabrics. The fact that they chose natural and organic ones is something to remember. Their environmental consciousness matches their search for timeless pieces. Bravo!

octobre 19, 2007

Turning trash into trend

Thank God the week-end is here ! With fresh air outside and strikes going on in public transportation, you'd rather stay home ? What about taking a tour in the kitchen for inspiration ? Here's a glam way to show polaroids that I noticed on Maison Passion. But let Anna Brones be your guide to design jewelry with glossy paper from magazines. Click on title to read her story. Send your comments.

octobre 11, 2007

Katharine E Hamnett Spring 2008

Do you think Katharine E Hammnett's style is just about protest slogan T-shirts ? Do you want to know what eco-conscious model Lily Cole will be wearing next summer ? Here they are. These cute organic cotton shoes are much more feminine than Veja sneakers. Thanks Katharine !

octobre 09, 2007


Hi there. Here a few design hints. Take a fresh look at what you are tempted to throw away. Here milk plastic bottles turn into vases for a super zen atmosphere as seen at salon "Maison Passion" in Paris last month.

My Green Mama Guy

Dear readers, thanks a lot for your cool comments. You can now register to receive updates from this blog. My Green Mama Guy worked it out last night while I was reading the latest Elle issue on the coach and giggling like girls do. So here's a tribute to men in general and to him in particular. Follow the title to Mary-Laure Neulat's attempt to groom her man. Giggling is OK.

octobre 04, 2007

Green beauty

The Cosmeeting trade show (which is part of salon Beyond Beauty) was this week's event for beauty suppliers. For the first time a "Green" area named "Natural & Bio" was designed to present organic and/or fair trade cosmetics. Green Mama's staff was there to unveil new products certified organic by Ecocert. I'll keep you posted...

Steamin' Hot Denim

Yeah, its' Fashion Week again. You can run into frightened and young models all over Paris these days. Thinking of endangered species (as models often are), let me remind you that cotton culture is a serious environmental and human threat. The coming Ethical Fashion Show which will take place next week will get greater attention than this post (Anyone reading out there ?) but here's the best goodie I was offered on So Ethic, the ethical area at trade show Prêt-à-porter Paris. Check out my organic bag by Loomstate and learn more about the brand with fashion scout Matthew Allen. Simply click on title. Other "green" fashion initiatives you'd like to tell me about ? Add a comment.