Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Red Shoe In

 Red Repettos, watercolor, 9" x 11"

 Yesterday's picture of the red shoes + red bag got me thinking. You can't go wrong wearing red shoes in Paris with an accompanying red accessory.

 Wearing red in Paris is 'a shoe in' or 'a shoo in'

 "a shoe in" means you have one foot in the door...he's a shoe in for the job...meaning he has a good chance of the getting the job.
"shoo in" is a racetrack term applied to a horse that is expected to win a race'.


 
 So if you want to win the fashion race in Paris get out your red shoes + something else red.

 Brigitte did it.

 This French women may be a bit OTT...de trop don't you think? Btw thanks for letting me know you want Parisbreakfast 5X a week and even more yesterday.

 On the other hand red nails + red ballerinas = perfection.

 It's my belief little French girls get plenty of 'red' indoctrination with multiple rereadings of Little Red Riding Hood/Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.

 They start right off dolling up in total red outfits. This is not a Halloween trick or treat walk.

 Grown up French girls get in touch with their inner Red Riding Hood easily.

 N2 makes loads of goofy red riding hood jewelry for just this purpose. I got a red riding hood ring. I'm never without mine.

Here's little French girl in her all-red summer outfit.
Practice practice practice!

24 comments:

  1. diggin' the red, but you're making me nostalgic for the lovely pink shoes i brought back from france back in the day.......

    ReplyDelete
  2. You never have a bad day when you wear red shoes...or read about them on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A lot of cute shots, I love your street photography :) The angles and tilts - you capture the movement of the pedestrians so well.
    Nice watercolor, too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. when you're shooting on the sly you take whatever you can get angles and all..
      there's a big helping of luck if I get anything at all most of the time when shooting in the street.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Sometimes I think you use a magnifying glass when you read my posts!
      You see stuff I never noticed.
      SHARP EYES!

      Delete
  5. LOVE the painting. Great post. In fact I got to thinking about some Red shoes I bought some time ago and hardly ever wore and went looking for them. I had put them away in a box. Sling black, slight heel, just what I love to wear in Summer. I am going to start wearing them because of this post. Thanks for reminding me. I always thought they were hard to wear with anything, but I am seeing here they aren't.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never owned a pair of red shoes until I got my one pair of Repettos (which have seen the rain too many times). In fact I'm convinced they are rain-makers!
      Now I'm having more FUN!

      Delete
  6. Oh. I want to see this Ring you bought. Interesting about the Little Red Riding hood fixation there.

    ReplyDelete
  7. OK. That's it. I'm getting some Red Shoes!!
    Connie*

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm currently obsessed with everything res: shoes, bags, clothing.. :) great post!!
    xxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I LOVE red accents too Karolina!
      Makes you feel happier IMHO

      Delete
  9. Great now that I have orange:)

    That little girl and the watercolor of the shoes are both so adorable.
    The ring sounds too cute too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. i'm also wearing red shoes amidst the torrential rains here in the Philippines! i love the perspective of the flats you made. superb!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Red shoes are rain-makers IMHO
      Change to black and the rains will STOP!
      Thanks Ea :)

      Delete
  11. L O V E the painting, Carol!

    The Little French Girl in Red with white Birkenstocks, now that's a daring way to defy fashion dictates and show good sense!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the red-Repetto painting! And with ribbons too :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the painting of your little red ballerinas!

    I bought some red sandals in Ireland and have been searching and searching for just the right red thing to wear them with...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh just wear them with a slash of RED lipstick!
      Perfect

      Delete
  14. Sorry that I do not have any red ballerinas, but you've inspired me to choose between my red sandals and red/white espadrilles today.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  15. DEEE-Lightful as always, Carol!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Les petites chaussures sont adorables (the painting).

    ReplyDelete
  17. Mike Ellis7:15 PM

    Say Shoe Wet! (c'est chouette!)

    ReplyDelete

Love hearing what you think