By THE NATION
SISTER magazines Elle and Elle Homme have collaborated with Frenchwoman Soledad Bravi, author and illustrator of children’s books, on the “Elle x Soledad” collection of artworks – the sale of which will help good causes in Thailand. The “Petit air de Paris”-theme series is filled with the artist’s most adorable characters.
ICC International chairman Boonkiet Chokwatana unveiled the collection at a recent event at Siam Paragon where Bravi was in attendance along with Anthony Tran, a senior vice president at Lagardere Enterprise (Hong Kong).
Bravi, who has previously collaborated with several world-famous brands, is the author of such books as “L’Ecole des Loisires” and “Marabout”.
She personally selected pieces from the “Elle x Soledad” collection to display in Thailand before the exhibition is taken on a world tour.
Some of the artworks are being auctioned off to raise money for schools across the country under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The funds will help underprivileged children in general and specifically girls who have lost their parents to Aids.
Bravi treated guests at the event to a demonstration of her talent, drawing her trademark Parisian girl with long legs descending into chic high heels – but this time riding in a tuk-tuk.
Elle and Elle Homme then presented a fashion show of its spring-summer line that had actor Teeradetch “Alex” Metawarayut among the models.
The outfits feature the same Parisian girl, who Bravi said was inspired by the easygoing young women seen sipping coffee in the cafes of the French capital. You can usually see a bulldog by her side.
She appears on beautiful T-shirts ideal for mixing and matching for a range of sporty looks, with denim trousers or skirts or with a blazer, as well as on handbags, shoes, hats, swimwear, underwear, wristwatches and luggage.