As I mentioned already in the previous post, Mama Shelter Paris is not exactly near the city center, but it’s good to know that it’s located in a diverse, surprising and interesting area (20th) and even better, Mama’s Shelter is exact 5 minutes walk from the world famous cemetery Père Lachaise . As we love to discover new area’s, we took the opportunity to have a walk in the early morning, before the shops open. It was a good plan.
As we were in Paris 3 weeks ago for a Palais de Tokyo exhibit (more about this later on this blog), we stayed a night at Mama’s. It was not our first visit to Mama Shelter , and certainly not the last. I always call it ‘a style youth hostel for adults’. Everything breaths fun, joy-de-vivre, love and care. Play is here a must, and the vibe is vibrant, colorful and although you recognize some of the most comic furniture of Starck, it’s not his usual cosmopolitan chic style.
When you read this blog regularly, you know that I adore the Paris museum Palais de Tokyo with all my heart. The ever-evolving Palais de Tokyo is an exciting 22.000 m2 anti-museum par excellence that hosts since 2002 the most fabulous exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe.
Just two ‘random’ images from this week ‘Paris Haute Couture shows’. One image from the Chanel show, where Kaizer Karl made a quite provocative statement by showing his upperclass couture in a building de-construction atmosphere. Destroyed bricks and concrete, dust, chalk and other rubish from buildings thrown on the floor, next to the chairs of his guests. Post apocalyptic props mixed with an old theatre stage, and even older (an uncomfortable) theatre chairs for the rich & famous. Karls vision on the future or another celebration of the hip and happening punk movement? Compared with the glitter carrousel, the ûber- white snow landscapes or other shiny catwalks from seasons ago, it was quite a change. Second image came from Iris Van Herpen’s Couture show. Noticed there again the use of ‘construction’ materials, altough in Iris’ world this means delicate, ‘china porcelain-like textures, but dress shaped. It looked like the dress was ‘poured’ over the model, than ‘dried and baked’ around her body, to stay there for ever. The only way you could take it of, is …