There is a planet we live on, that we all share one way or another, she is called planet Earth and is our Mother! I have been away from my blog sooo long and before I return with some more fashion related stories I will give my attention to the planetary awareness and the climate change. It´s time we all wake up to our personal consumption in our consumer society, by starting with ourselves. There is one very good way I know about and it is both extremely simple and complex. All it takes is to find out about everything we buy: Where does it come from? (the origin of the materials, the colours, how it´s been produced, how far it has travelled etc…) Where does it go to? ( when we give it back to nature, how does it compost, leave traces behind etc…) If we really do our best to answer those questions we will get a somewhat bigger awareness about how we can make a difference, each one of us, with our choices. That is one good step to take. Avaaz is a non political, greatly involved organisation working for human rights and climate change. Through their passionate commitment and engagement they have inspired thousands and thousands of people all over the planet in many important issues and made huge differences in many cases. Here is some of the results from their engagement in Climate change
The Climate march was forbidden in Paris because of the terror attacks just weeks before but the most beautiful and creative result of that became an even stronger manifestation, thousands of pair of shoes placed all over place de la Republique and people holding hands in a 3km long line. Never give up! Always find new and better ways together!
I was 6 weeks in Paris before, during and after fashion week s/s-16. Kenzo had a great party, hosting over 700 guests, to thank everyone for his 50 years in Paris. Knowing that his success was not due to him alone but to everyone who had somehow been connected to him he wanted to thank everyone. Thankfulness and gratitude is also about awareness. This is where we will make the change. In the connection and the co-creation. Both built on trust and creativity. It`s awesome , challenging and totally wonderful to be a human being. My next post will be from the Kenzo party! Then some more Paris and fashion stories from my own life…after that we shall see…I have some other plans in the making.