This morning I was sitting on the Metro browsing the latest free newspaper - STYLIST. I was coming back from my 7:00 am swim, when my jaw hit the ground. OMG
Ines' lipstick big as life. A gloss from Guerlain called Frizzy Mango. Could this be the ONE? omg
Ines' mystery lip gloss! Was it Karmic destiny?
Btw please note Ines' gorge pale, pale pink diamond quilted bag...
It's the Prismick from Roger Vivier...Ines is their brand icon etc.
I decided to investigate further. Is Aimee Leduc having a strong influence on me? I run over to the Guerlain flagship store on Champs-Elysees to check out the glosses...
The vendeuse was totally stumped. She'd never even heard of 'Frizzy Mango'. Where do they get these names anyways? While she goes in the back to search, I paint a swipe in my sketchbook and grab a shot without getting caught. Is detective Aimee rubbing off or what? Turns out Guerlain has been out of that color for ages - last season's in fact. Oh no.
So the mystery of Ines' lipstick continues to remain unsolved...dommage
Detective Leduc where are you???
Quite a few PBers write and ask me,
"What's going on in Paris? I arrive 9:30 am on Thursday in June and haven't a clue what to do.."
I wish I could help but I barely plan ahead. I am totally dependent on the FREE newspapers in the Metro to find out what's on. My fav is A NOUS PARIS - quite classy really.
I'd be up the creek without it. Plus the horoscope from the Metro paper is helpful. PariScope is what most people buy but there are no pictures and such small type. I'm lost.
Next you Must buy ELLE Magazine for serious research over the weekend of what's hot and what's not. French Girl's ELLE was sacred. I didn't dare touch it. Gawd forbid I ripped something out...oh well. Now I can regularly rip out and mark up whatever I want and just it's a 2€. L'indispensable and perfect reading while you're waiting on line to get into the Ron Mueck exhibit.
Your Paris sleuth-on-the-job got new specs yesterday. While passing a pharmacy I looked in and saw black frames exactly like my red frames at half the prix. Inside the darling pharmacist said I looked, "plus jeune"/younger in the black frames so I bought two pairs (30 euros) and felt immediately revived.
Don't worry too much about planning every second of your trip to Paris PBers and leave something to chance and serendipity.
Well that's what I think...