Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"The Look"


I'm often asked , "What do the Parisian women wear?" I think this photo sums it up. Slim legged pants/jeans, flat shoes (oui, especially the Repetto ballet flats). A fitted jacket and of course the obligatory scarf wound round and round, even in the summer. Bon chance trying to replicate "the look". I've failed miserably!

Blogger seems to be eating your comments today on both of my blogs. I'm receiving them via email but they are not showing up here. I have to idea why.

17 comments:

puddinglane said...

She looks very chic & stylish - how do those Parisiennes keep so slim ? beats me - they seem to eat well but still retain their youthful figure - that's it I'm moving to Paris !!! good shot
Dianne xx

Shell Sherree said...

I'm sure you're being hard on yourself, Virginia! I'm going to memorise this for a future/futile attempt at replication. :)

Maya said...

This certainly looks about right! I think the flat shoes are worn by the women who walk all over the city, but I've see many high high heels on the young ones. Perhaps they have not learned yet... ;-)

Harriet said...

The Paris look -- you found it.

Genie said...

Virginia, I have seen a glimpse of your scarf collection and you wear them well! How many new scarves did you discover in Paris this time? Too bad that the Repetto boutique was closed! Tant pis pour nous.

Virginia said...

Apparently Blogger is eating your comments, and mine today. Hmmmm

altadenahiker said...

Your comments are acting up too, I see.

I like how they say "Blu gins." Didn't realize about the scarves -- must try.

Virginia said...

Genie,
Let's not talk numbers of scarves! You were along for two purchases and there might have been another one....:)

Daryl said...

I would fit right in .. I always have a scarf either wrapped 'round my neck or in my schlep bag .. I get cold easily ...

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

Sweet!

I hope this comment shows up. My comments on the bus photo and your portrait are nowhere to be found!

Starman said...

Blogger is like that sometimes.

Nadege said...

It is that "je ne sais quoi" that makes all the difference.

nichole said...

I've always been amazed by the scarf-wearing in the summer heat!

Virginia said...

Nichole,
As a southerner I'm always blown away at the layers that the Parisians wear in the summer. i"m always running around in a tee shirt with 3/4 sleeves! Ice water in their veins??? HA

Katie said...

Thanks for taking this great photo! It will definitely help me pack for my next trip to Paris.

steviewren said...

I would love to pull this look off...if only I didn't sweat!

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Women in Paris are elegant and charming. All women :-)