Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The French Scarf

 Does your average French person leave the house without wearing a scarf?
 I doubt it.
 How-to-tie your scarf is demonstrated everywhere you look.
 Do French infants wear a scarf in their cribs? I have to do further research...
 The stripe scarf is a French classic. You can not go wrong wearing a stripe scarf.
 Four variations on tieing your scarf.
 Here's a scarf that grew into a coat...
 Your classic cardigan can double as a scarf in France. Pas de problem.
 Tintin gets away with it...
 Even some French parfums don a scarf...
 Scarf around a baguette? Bien sur.
 The classic Saint Honore wears a kind of chantilly scarf non?
 A traditional Fr couple - La femme is scarved. Monsieur appears to be scarf-free.
Bear does NOT wear a scarf. Does this make him less French? Should he get one ASAP? What do you think?

29 comments:

  1. Bonjour Carol. I had never thought about the St Honore wearing a scarf. Clever! ;-)
    Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Wonderfully witty! :-)

    I think Bear should get a scarf.
    A red one.
    Or a red beret.

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  3. Fortunately Bear has impeccable French lineage and can risk showing his independence by traveling bare-necked.
    Have your seen this book? Paris vs NY
    http://www.amazon.com/Paris-versus-New-York-Cities/dp/0143120255/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328026712&sr=1-1
    Someone has a lot of nerve taking this on instead of you! You must give it a thorough review!

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  4. That's because yr French Veronique.

    You need extra-terrestial eyes.

    Jeanette, that book is by my bed waiting...maybe manana

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  5. We spent 10 days in Paris in a little apartment last May and loved it.
    Thanks for your lovely, witty insights into a city we love.
    Best Regards,
    Sally

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  6. I wear a scarf any time I leave the house. It just completes my outfit whatever I am wearing!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  7. Oui, as a peinture Sur soie ,especially foulards, I highly encourage all to protect your throats & necks with scarves!!!
    They are my pain et ...
    Bear needs a very special scarf & a beret too.

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  8. Pain et beurre.... iPad smarty pants tried to second guess me again!

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  9. Rawdeeo12:09 PM

    Bear is so handsome!

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  10. Good point! ;-)

    Oh, and Monsieur does not need a scarf. He probably thinks that his bright red hat makes enough of a statement! ;-)

    Veronique

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  11. Oh yes.. Bear for sure needs a scarf.. Red goes so well with black and white. :) I cant live without a scarf in winter here and I love them for accents in summer. I really need a book on how to tie them different ways for a variety.
    Fun post as usual.

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  12. If a baguette can wear a scarf then a bear can certainly wear one. So cute!

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  13. I remember a charming scene in Le Divorce where Kate Hudson's character talks about how many ways the French have to wear scaves. I LOVE scarves. So timeless and classy! Yes, perhaps a little scarf for Bear! :-)

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  14. Geri, NJ2:03 PM

    There you go again with your unique point of view...scarves on pastry! Bear definitely needs a scarf (even if only in a watercolor). He would probably even appreciate having something he could call his own.

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  15. While Bear would look very attractive in a red scarf...I think he would mull the question; To wear? Or not to wear? quite carefully ;)

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  16. Bear does not need a scarf as he is already striped perfectly?

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  17. Kerry2:44 PM

    Love the scarf post today...it reminds me of the website where I found some scarf tying tips

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  18. Surely one of your many fans out there might consider making a scarf for Bear? Unfortunately, I would not be that fan.

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  19. Bien sur Mme. Gillott,
    Bear must wear a scarf in zees
    temperatures. C'est hiver, non?
    Salut,
    Justine

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  20. Ahh..but M has the classic beret!

    I love older couples on streets..anywhere..when they are so together..there is so much history! I know there is a different beauty in youth..But I so love this type of photo

    My grandsons wear Cache-cou..
    I think many parents worry about loose long ends on scarves and younger people..
    I..love my scarves..pashminas.. all of it..They seem to keep my whole body warm..:) And do wonders for necks that are almost 60:)
    Almost 60.
    :)

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  21. I wish I knew more than two ways to wear a scarf. Those two tone scarves look like a feat of engineering! I don't think I'd ever be able to replicate that.

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  22. I love the watercolor, very cute!
    Your people shots are always the best; I love the candids in this post.
    I think Bear looks fine au natural :)

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  23. Clever, funny post! Elderly monsieur may be scarfless but so dapper and chic in the bright red beret ...

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  24. Bear has informed me, in no uncertain terms, that he would enjoy a scarf. A red one. :)

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  25. I LOVE visiting your blog! amazing:)

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  26. oui ... a scarf for teddy ... how dashing :-)

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  27. Carol,
    I always wear a scarf in Paris and New York. Aside from the stylistic aspects, it keeps my neck warm.

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  28. I berated my husband for buying a scarf which I thought looked grandmotherly only to find in Paris that type of scarf was featured in all the men's shops. Vive le Metrosexual.

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  29. Laura3:54 PM

    A striped scarf for bear would be perfect! Wool of course for winter, and maybe linen for spring.

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