Monday, May 28, 2012

Blue-Bleu

 Blue suede shoes seem right for Memorial Day no?
 Here's a way to double your creativity - spritz yourself all over with blue paint like Jean-Paul Goude did to Jean-Paul Gautier!
 One of my favorite shots of French ultramarine blue watercolor swatches.
Have you noticed how French moms and daughters dress alike in Paris?
 Blue bag + blue dress.
All she needs are those blue suede shoes. I saw a lot of blue in Paris.
 A stunner of a bleu wall at an art show in March.
 A touch of bleu at the show.
 One of my favorite boutique hotels (in the Marais) is solid blue, Hotel Caron de Beaumarchaise. I long to stay here one night...
 And their prices are nothing to get bleu about either.
 Tres joli/beau oui?
 A blue dollie at La Petit Blah-Blahs
 Have you seen Nicole Robertson's gorgeous (means multi-colored Ha!) new book on Paris In Color?
 Nicole of Little Brown Pen lives in Paris full time. Take a look at her blog and swoon or get ze book and look offline whenever you want to sink into Paris colors.
 I went looking for some Cobalt blue yesterday but all I found were these jazzy, Floridian rhinestone sunglasses at Gap Kids of all places ($10)
 I was relieved to see turquoise bleu is A OK in Paris but will it double my creativity? One wonders...
I spent most of my time in March shooting lunette signs...

35 comments:

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Something I never see around here: those shots of blue clothes on the mannequins - how to say this? Something about the mannequins "stands out"....anatomically correct breasts!
For cobalt blue sunglasses -target and they are rubber! Not very dark though.

Parisbreakfasts said...

You are ALWAYS a fountain of knowledge Jeanette!
merci indeed

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh they are OUT-OF-STOCK and pale, pale turquoise blue Dahlink!
You have led me astray...

La Table De Nana said...

Dear Carol..Your blue-bleu post is so appropriate for me..As you know I had 3 little boys the last 4 days and the 2yr olds favorite watercolor color turned out to be blue-bleu..He was blue..my eraser was blue and most colors in the Pelikan palette box I brought ended up blue:)
I also saw an place for you in Paris on House Hunters International..a mere 1 million Euros..and small....Oy.
I like Blue.

Jeanette said...

I saw plenty of them in the store - and cobalt blue, too, last weekend.....

Parisbreakfasts said...

I'M GONE TO KANSAS CITY, KANSAS CITY HERE I COME

Geri, NJ said...

...maybe because those lunette signs are so cool. Many years ago, I painted that very same shade of blue on a wall that's sort of a focal point in my home (Crayola paint meant for kids' spaces of all things) and a stunner it is....it never gets boring.

zz said...

Adore those sloppy bows on the shoes !

Connie said...

You have really gotten me thinking about that blue bleu. I became very obsessed when I was in Paris, with the street workers' blue salopettes. Such a gorgeous color. I tried to find some to buy but was unsuccessful. When I explained to Parisians what I was looking for they thought I was absolutely CRAZY!!!

Marilyn Miller said...

I am in love with French bleu. Love those shoes in the first photo. When in France the last time I tried to visit http://www.bleu-de-lectoure.com, but they were closed. I was so sad. Do you know this place? I want to buy some of their blue paint to paint the door on my greenhouse. Gorgeous bleus! Thanks!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh you're talking about 'woad' blues which I believe are fugitive colors are they not?
Yes you have to plan these visits in France - they have a million holidays etc.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Worker's blue coats are exactly the same intense cobalt/ultramarine blue-there is a special store-it begins with T.
Bill Cunningham wears it year round

Jojo said...

If you happen to be in DC, you might check out Lou Lou's for blue accessories. Earlier this year I bought the best color of blue in sunglasses and a purse. My girlfriend found the nicest blue watch ever.

Manda said...

Blue purse, Blue dress...blue suede shoes AND she needs a bra. lol :)
Eat Cake

Lucinda said...

Adore yr new glizzy Florida sunglasses
VERY IN!

Parisbreakfasts said...

what about BLUE CAKE! ?

Paris Rendez-vous and Beyond said...

Like the idea of spritzing with the blue ink!!!!!! Think I'll give it a go.

Nikon said...

You know that I love blue!
Wow, quite a collection of shots!
I love that hotel.
Your last shot is the best, I think. I really like that one.....
Have a great holiday!

Meadow Brianna said...

Très joli!

Anonymous said...

I drive a light blue Vespa and my dog Bella wears light blue goggles. We should have been on exhibit!

Parisbreakfasts said...

The glasses?
I like the smidge of blue jogger racing by...

Parisbreakfasts said...

Are they those 'Doggles' I showed previously?
WOW

Anonymous said...

You have certainly captured Yves Klein!
https://www.google.fr/search?q=yves+klein&hl=fr&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2-fDT-ynFMy6hAf32vDqCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CF8QsAQ&biw=1440&bih=783
Jend'isère
PS no "Bleu Marine" pleasein June.

Parisbreakfasts said...

THANK YOU Anonymouse
For the GREAT YVES KLEIN LINK!
WOW !!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thats a gorgeous blue color in the windows. I love those shoes especially even if my back wouldn't allow me to wear them.. I still can drool. :))

Jerri-Ann said...

This is the only blue I love as much as turquoise & they are great together too!

Connie said...

I know. Isn't Bill Cunningham brilliant??!!! Of course you're on the same blue wave length!

Kikka N said...

"L'amour est bleu" ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDWZy1G1wbk&feature=related

Hugs
Kikka

Little Pieces of Light said...

Now that it's summer, I cannot WAIT to go summer shopping! And one of the things on my list is a new pair of bright sandals - either in that exact shade of blue that you have in the first photo, or in a coral red.

Ahhhh, summer.......... :)

x Milla

(http://littlepiecesoflight.blogspot.fr/)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I can't quite make out the make of those stunning shoes. Who makes them?

Parisbreakfasts said...

You have to CLICK on the picture A.

CARVEN

Barney's has them-$595

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Nicola said...

I just walked past that hotel the other day. It does look very inviting. Pure blue skies in Paris today!

Raids Pâtisseries said...

My favorite color but not on pastries... I have only seen once a blue one, at Park Hyatt... A little bit weird !

Parisbreakfasts said...

BLue food is generally a no-no but Gerard Mulot does not obey the rules with a bleu macaron tower.