Showing posts with label French style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label French style. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chic Paris style...

 This is Armani rest are Chanel images from Pintrest

How is it that I can see a photo even one of just part of an outfit  and know that it is Chanel or French style? There is something in the ether or some magic dust that floats around French style.  
A simple black tuxedo pant made popular for women by YSL back in the day is still chic today. The little black dress, the boxy suit jacket, braid trim, the pearls in abundance, the messy updo--all gifts of French style.
I try to soak it all in every time I visit Paris. I try not to stare too much but I note the way the scarf is tied, the length of the pant leg. Paris women have their clothing  tailored before wearing a tuck here a inch there--fit is so important.
J'adore fashion/style and I am fairly classic in my choices. Things must work together black is always "in" a chunky gold bracelet so chic always. As I prepare to travel to Paris I am leaving some room in my suitcase for a possible chic find. Vintage clothing shops are on my radar.
 Have a Pink day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Windows in Paris... look and linger awhile

Whenever I am in Paris I spend a lot of time window shopping-- trying to absorb the style and the creativity of their fabulous window displays! Their windows are so well planned- some simple and chic and others so full that you really have to study them. 
When I am really homesick for Paris I look at my photos of the buildings and shop windows and take a mini mind holiday.
Have a Pink day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowing in Paris. . .

Oh why does Laduree keep coming up with these wonderful objects? Am I the only American who wants to move to Paris just for pastry and Laduree treasures? 
My bank balance decreases each time they have something like this. I need a job to support my " Laduree habit"!
This will be out in early December I think in the Paris shops not sure about other locations and our NY Laduree does not ship so no help there. If anyone is going to Paris soon let me know and I will send you a check to pick this up for me. I have searched for a pretty one made here and they are all tacky looking. La Tour Eiffel looks so wonderful in this rendition!
Have a Pink day!
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Le'ts move to Paris...A dream is a wish your heart makes!

"Let's  move to Paris!" is what I would say if I won the lottery! It is my dream to live there. I would buy a small apartment there and enjoy the parks, monuments, style and culture that makes Paris  the most wonderful city in the world.
Would you want to move too?
Have a Pink day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More pink houses

The Atlanta and Marietta areas of Georgia are full of very lovely homes--anyone driving through Buckhead or Vinings can tell you that. I look for unique homes not just big . I look at proportion and details and how the house is set into the lot. I wish I could develop a community. I have all sorts of ideas on how to make it a real community. The areas that appeal to me tend to have a village feel, or the residents have the ability to walk to shops and services in the area.

I am always on the lookout for pink homes- and this home above is not only PINK it is very French. It sits in a group of just a few homes off a main road. It is what the French call a bastide-- a country house sometimes in South of France. A bit more rustic than a Parisian home or city home.

The shutters and the cobblestone courtyard area are correct. I wonder if the people that built it have traveled to France and stayed in a home like this? When I pass it I take an instant mini vacation to France!

Have a PINK day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow and Zen

I love the simplicity of Asian design. I love to mix my pink, French and gilded things with Asian elements.

This is the new fish pond and the gong is on a wooden stand--very Asian in feel. There are three fat goldfish sleeping away the winter in there. When the snow hit a few days ago I was glad to get this shot. Snow always makes things look pretty and peaceful-and I think it has enhanced the serene feel of the pond.

I know spring is just around the corner so go out and

Have a PINK day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chinoiserie and the French

The French have always embraced chinoiserie styles and Asian style . Many French homes have elements of chinoiserie /Asian style. I love that also--maybe that is why I am so enamored of French style.

Last time I was in New York I made my usual pilgrimage to the Met to visit the Wrightsman rooms (French furniture) and the Sevres porcelain area. I discovered these delightful examples of chinoiserie and took a few photos (without flash) to enjoy later. Chinoiserie usually has a fanciful element to it. If you love it like I do visit Beth Connolly's blog Chinoiserie Chic for the most informative and creative way to learn about chinoiserie.

Any of these pieces would look right at home in a modern or a traditional French setting. These examples always bring a smile-- there is just something so joyful about them.!Who doesn't need as many smiles and as much joy as we can hold close right now?

Have a PINK day!
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