Beginning tomorrow Paris will be the hotspot as the couture shows swing in motion. Its not that there are so many actual shows going on, its more the peripheral stuff that springs up around town. And there are a couple of our American friends who will be joining in the festivities. Cali gals Laura and Kate from Rodarte will be celebrating their collection with windows and a party at Colette (they will be holding court in store on July 5, 6, and 7th)....their first showing of their work in the city of fashion. Also we just read that another of our old cali friends Rick Owens (at right with model) will be opening his first freestanding store there as well. Martin Margiela (photo at far right) will also be showing his collection at a special showing this week as well.