Friday, February 27, 2009

Brooklyn in Paris at Le Showroom


I'm really excited to leave for Paris this time. I mean, I always am, but this time is different. Only two more days and my checklist's getting smaller (which is strange and makes me think I must be forgetting something).

In all the hours and work in getting Bonbon Oiseau ready to exhibit at the beautiful Le Showroom, I announce that I have a few surprises for you in the upcoming weeks while I'm away but I didn't tell you one of my best surprises which I've been saving until now: Last November, Hortensia, the wonderful organizer of Le Showroom, asked me if I would like to curate one of the rooms at the show this season. I could choose the designers I wanted to show and I could express any theme that I wanted. This really is an honor, considering Hortensia and her incredible team are extremely particular about the designers they choose--designers have to be a perfect fit for the philosophy of Le Showroom: away from the mass-produced, no hype without intergrity and celebrating new directions in design. Oh and the space(!) an old 19th c. atelier divided into light filled rooms, like a beautiful museum, is a dream place, so it was such an honor on many levels to be asked to do this. Without hesitation, I immediately thought of a few Brooklyn designers I know whose work I truly love and respect and would represent some of the best of new wave of New York designers at Le Showroom.

Without further adieu, these are the three that will be joining me this season to represent Brooklyn. All three collections are the result of a group of incredible designers, and I thought their collections were perfectly suited to be together, not just because all are NY based designers but because of the skilled understanding of their materials in the function of their designs and their intellectual approach to their collections: Here they are, {Brooklyn in Paris}:


Dunlin Bags
by Shiho Nagashima and Ramana Goldstein





Judith Haas Jewelry
by Judith Haas





by Michelle Peglau




and then there's little ole' Bonbon...by me.

I'm so honored to have been asked to curate these collections and especially to be exhibiting with all of this incredible talent...
Even though I am leaving in a few days I'll still be coming to you as much as I can, live from Paris--but I also have more surprises in store while I'm away, so stay tuned s'il vous plait!

17 comments:

Naomi said...

Safe travels!

hmstrjam said...

so cool! have a wonderful time in the city of light!

Maggie May said...

how exciting!

cindy : quaint said...

your curated collection is fantastic! safe travels. xo, c

Noel Solomon said...

you have a lovely blog!! I wanted to invite you to my FREE giveaway on my blog.

xo - noel

lazysundae said...

yay michelle! give her my love. and dunlin bags are AWESOME. you have the best taste.

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

You have stellar taste, although I already knew that. Have an amazing time!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Thanks...it should be a very exciting show...i wish you could come--will take lots of pictures of course...

cindy* said...

i got chills reading this post...chills of excitement...for you! what an amazing opportunity and experience, go deb! and everyone you chose...gorgeous! yay!

!!!...and a few more !'s for good measure.

Designers' Brew said...

congrats on the honor! I hope you have a wonderful time... can't wait to see pictures and hear stories from the trip.

heidi said...

Bon voyage Bon Bon!!!!!! xxxoooh

jennifer said...

What a great group, those handbags are gorgeous! Have a nice trip!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Rock on! Best of luck and happy, safe travels to you.

High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on being asked to do the design! Fab! I like your choices....bravo

Aran said...

this is so exciting deb! wish we could be there too!

tyler said...

oh, breathtaking. what an honor to curate such gorgeous work. lovely complements, bon bon included! so thrilled for you. sounds insanely romantic. paris in springtime. safe travels.

woodley park-zoo said...

What a cool opportunity and event! I aspire to this kind of collaboration someday...

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