Out and About in Paris
Loving this time to develop skills as a 'flaneur'... wandering the streets with little purpose other than to observe and be part of the world around. Katherine and I let our noses lead us (and sometimes our stomachs).
Here are a few trends we notice .
Translates to French Girl Uniform...also works for French Guys
Every year there are a couple that emerge. This year it is the little leather jacket (the thin leather blazer is popular this year), paired with jeans and little boots.
Has me seeking a leather jacket.....no luck so far, may just have to go home and make one!
The American Southwest...influences all over the place, and the short cowgirl boot is a big hit.
Skulls are everywhere. Still. Go figure....
LOVE this color....called 'bleu canard', duck blue. Mixes well with brown, black, gray.
Here, demure cotton attached to a knit cardigan (and VERY expensive).
Fur....this a cozy alternative to a scarf, would be great on a plain round neck pullover or...
As a necklace....
VERY expensive, a jacket with hand sewn in sleeve, stitched together collar, lots of buttons, check out the buttonhole placement. I am seeing re-vamping potential here.
Clever sleeve. (I cannot figure this one out). Yet.
Clever sleeve attaches to this simple little shift.
Mixing it up: combining offbeat prints and textures.
This next series of photos from Printemps, one of the grand department stores where we spent the afternoon with our friend Martine, who had come in for the day to shop. We followed her around and had a great time seeing things through her eyes. They did not seem to mind taking photos.
|Fun spin on the motorcycle jacket as vest, interpreted in fuzzy mohair.|
|More mohair....the American Hero jacket is chic for men and women.|
|More mohair plus a print T plus leather jeans.|
|From an upscale left bank men's store, a scarf with impeccable details from a tailored suit.|
|From a tiny men's wear shop in the Marais where the owner is always in the back sewing...he makes all the caps and scarves, this one pieced from menswear fabrics is a standout.|
|Stripes are EVERYWHERE!|
|Possibly the ugliest dress in Paris!|
|Toasting la vie en rose with tea at Merci, one of our favorite Paris shops.|