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:

  1. 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.

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    1. You are ALWAYS a fountain of knowledge Jeanette!
      merci indeed

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

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. Geri, NJ11:20 AM

    ...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.

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  4. Adore those sloppy bows on the shoes !

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  5. 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!!!

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    1. 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

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

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  6. 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!

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    1. 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.

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. Lucinda1:25 PM

    Adore yr new glizzy Florida sunglasses
    VERY IN!

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  12. Anonymous3:32 PM

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

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    1. Are they those 'Doggles' I showed previously?
      WOW

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  13. Anonymous5:06 PM

    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.

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  14. 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. :))

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

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

    Hugs
    Kikka

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  17. 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/)

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  18. Anonymous9:35 AM

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

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    1. You have to CLICK on the picture A.

      CARVEN

      Barney's has them-$595

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  19. Anonymous10:57 AM

    hello
    i just discovered your website and i have to say it is pretty inspired.
    If your interested in French- American culture and especially art, and great adresses in PARIS- FRANCE , here an awesome website that i think you would love :http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/
    enjoy !

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

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

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

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