Guimarães Home Fashion Week

A Portuguese Textile Fair

I was invited at the Guimarães Home Fashion Week 2017 last summer. A great opportunity for me to discover some Portuguese textile manufacturers and brands. You know my great interest for textiles, interior design and architecture. 

The trade show was held in the beautiful Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. This heritage monument gave something particular to the event. The brands presented their collection in bedrooms, or in spaces decorated with Ajuleros (stunning ancient tiles).

Check out the pictures of my selection of trends and products I liked. Photomontage above: here are my favorite, the Colma Co smart textiles with ethnic inspiration. Photomontage below: 1, a set of shits and towels with a very fresh palm design by Renaitex. 2, cushions in satin fabrics by Cristina Teixeira.

Faded grey bathrobes (above) and towel set and beautiful colorful bath towels (pictures below) by Domingos de Sousa.

Photomontage above : 1, very nice colorful cushion with owl by JPS Home & Textil. 2 and 3, two beautiful fountains of the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. 4, In each bedroom, a brand exhibited its latest collection.

The MoreTextile group has the most beautiful exhibition space (photos above and below) with greenery, columns, fountain and azulejos! Amazing!


Exciting Visit of The Mundotextil Factory

Discovery of a Modern Production

I really enjoyed my private visit, with a Polish designer friend, at MundoTextil, the manufacturer specialized in towels.

Fascinant de découvrir les différents mode de fabrication du textile! Mes deux précédentes expériences étaient à Kyoto, avec le maître tisseur des étoffes de l’empereur Japon et un atelier de tissage en Thaïlande. 

I was completely fascinated by the different steps of textile manufacture in a modern factory! My previous two experiences were in Kyoto, with the weaver master of outstanding fabrics for the Emperor of Japan and a silk workshop in Thailand.

The Magic Starts With a Thread,

then many (photomontage above). Once woven, the fabrics are washed, “ironed” and cut into towels (photomontage below).

We followed all the different steps, from the showroom (presentation and sale of the collections) to the exciting production spaces and creative studio.


Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Guimarães Home Fashion Week


Many thanks to the Guimarães Home Fashion Week for this invitation and to Mundotextil for the exciting visit of their factory. And many thanks you to Salome too. As always, these are my opinions.

La Guimarães Home Fashion Week

Un salon de textile de taille humaine

J’ai été invitée à la Guimarães Home Fashion Week 2017 au début de l’été dernier. Une belle occasion pour moi de découvrir le savoir faire des fabricants et marques portugaises de textile. Vous connaissez ma passion pour le textile, la décoration d’intérieur et l’architecture.

Ce salon professionnel se tenait dans la superbe Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes, un monument historique. Ce qui donnait du cachet à l’événement. Les marques présentaient leur collection dans des chambres, ou dans des espaces décorés d’azulejos anciens.

En photos, ma sélection des tendances et produits qui m’ont plus. Photomontage ci-dessus : j’aime beaucoup l’inspiration ethnique chic et graphique de la marque Colma Co. Photomontage ci-dessous : 1, un jeu de lit et set de serviettes à l’imprimé palmier très frais de Renaitex. 2, des cousins en tissus satiné de Cristina Teixeira

Photo ci-dessus et photo ci-dessous :  une collection très actuelle de Domingos de Sousa., avec ces peignoirs et jeu de serviettes gris délavé. Et belles serviettes de bain colorés. 

Photomontage ci-dessus : 1, très chouette coussin (hibou, lol) de JPS Home & Textil. 2 et 3, deux superbes fontaines de la Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. 4, Dans chaque chambre, les fabricants exposaient leur dernière collection. 

Le plus bel espace d’exposition revient au groupe MoreTextile (photo ci-dessus et photos ci-dessous), entre verdure, colonnes et fontaine anciennes et azulejos. 


Passionnante visite de l’usine de Mundotextil

Découverte d’un mode production moderne

J’ai beaucoup apprécié ma visite privée, avec une amie designer polonaise, chez le fabricant de linge de maison, spécialisé en serviettes, MundoTextil.

Fascinant de découvrir les différents mode de fabrication du textile! Mes deux précédentes expériences étaient à Kyoto, avec le maître tisseur des étoffes de l’empereur Japon et un atelier de tissage en Thaïlande.

La magie commence par un fil,

puis plusieurs (photomontage ci-dessus). Une fois tissés, les tissus sont lavés, repassés et coupés en serviettes (photomontage ci-dessous).

Nous avons suivi toutes les étapes : du showroom (présentation et vente des collections), aux excitants espaces de production et studio de création.


Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Guimarães Home Fashion Week


Un grand merci à la Guimarães Home Fashion Week pour cette invitation et à Mundotextil pour l’excitante visite de leur usine. Un grand merci aussi à Salomé. Comme toujours, ce sont mes opinions.

Clinique Skin Care

The Twice-daily Routine That Really Works

Do you remember few months ago Aïcha, the make-up expert of Clinique Belgium made up me (first picture)? She did also a skin diagnosis. For one year, I’ve find my skin very “disturbed and disturbing”: sometimes bright then dull with black spots on the nose. Sometimes some acne scars fade slightly while micro spots appear!  

My skin was in bad state and I was really concerned! The worst season being summer with the heat, sweating, sunblock, combination skin discomfort and my laziness. So since the end of July, I’ve started my new skincare routine with six Clinique products. I was regular in the morning; in the evening I preferred not to put anything. Big MISTAKE! 

For three weeks, I apply them morning and evening which changes everything! Absolutely EVERYTHING! The skin is boosted and cleansed. What an incredible visible change! Upon waking, my skin is just superb! Yes, clear, radiant and smoothed like using Photoshop (lol). Even my dark circles seem brighter.

All About Eyes reconciles me with eye contour creams that are usually too irritating to my very sensitive eyes. 90% of the black spots have disappeared. My skin is smooth, hydrated and nourished. I only have a few subcutaneous spots and  acne scars left. For these matters, I will visit my dermatologist.

The Steps

The ritual begins with the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush and Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleasing Foam, a cleansing mousse. Step 2: I Clarifying Lotion 1.0 without alcohol. It works like a mini scrub. Step 3: Once the skin is dry, I put on the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ which is very nice. It penetrates quickly and gets into the skin very quickly.

Last steps: the anti-aging with a big up to the Clinique Smart Custom Repair! Applied in the evening, the following morning my skin is completely transformed! It operates according to the needs of the skin. If only the effect could last all day, it would be JUST FANTASTIC!

After the serum and All About Eyes, I finish my treatment with the Clinique Smart SPF 15 day cream which I also use at night. I have mixed feeling with this cream unlike the other five. Its texture is absolutely gorgeous, but my skin doesn’t absorb it. It does not penetrate and stays on the surface like a thin sticky film. Question: would there be silicones in the serum that would block the penetration of the cream? 

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