Visited the famous "Ecole des Beaux Arts" today and although most fashion students around Europe are in the finals phase, I managed to have a quick tour and spoke to one student, Claire, on her way to her studio. The setting at this school is world class and of traditional parisien architecture. What a place to study and get inspired! It's no wonder that Paris remains one of the strongest fashion capitols of the world. Claire is submitting designs for our Collection 1.0 contest and is very excited to get her peices in the mail once finals are over. She "loves the style that California brings to paris, but stays inside the tradition of french fashion. I love the style of Bridgitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy and everything 60's french" , says Claire. More news soon... stay tuned!