Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What 2 Wear in Aix

Next time I see a French gent dressed head-to-toe toute en l'orange (like in Fontainebleau) I will know this is an Aixoise far from home...
Chere PBers, when you head Sud do not go toute en noir like yours truly svp!
White/blanc = YES/oui but of course
Even if it looks like you stepped out of bed in your nightie, if it's white you're A-OK in Aix.
Neutrals OK if they are layered, flowie and you can pass as a 60s hippie gypsy.
White Panama hats are de rigeur
Any hat is preferred to none since "mad dogs, Englishmen and Aixoises like to go out in the noonday sun".
On ze feet, wear as little as possible.
Havaianas flip flops are the permanent flavor of the month here, so Brazilieras can feel right at home. The rest of us will have to shell out the 28€ for a couple of strips of rubber/plastic? to blend in...
Les kidlets can get away with wearing black evidently...
But most will be wearing a riot of colors as kids do anywhere in the world. So be it.
Dogs can come as they are.

28 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:24 AM

    Always love your kid shots
    However do you catch them?
    And scooter ing to boot
    Annie/Foodwalker

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  2. Anonymous5:30 AM

    My friend calls that hippie floaty look: ARTY SMURF.
    Not to be confused with the other big look in Provence: HOOKER PIRATE.
    Lovin'' your Aix posts!
    xxx Julie in Provence

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    1. I was sooo out of place and too big to fit into any of the sweet nothing's I tried on in Mango ;((

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  3. Love that layered gypsy look..and all whites:)

    My toes are perfect..
    That gent looks quite dapper too..

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  4. I showed up dressed in sunny shades of apricot and white Panama hat - the last of which I had paid twice the amount it would have cost me in Aix-en-Provence. ;-)

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  5. Love the flow-y whites...
    Jeannie

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  6. You have shown the way...I live in a VERY hot summer climate...and am going out toute suite to find those hippie layers. A return to my youth AND a gorgeous look that fits my "status".

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  7. Wonderful post Carol. I love your watercolour strips. And your fabulous eye and wit.

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  8. ha-ha! hooker pirate, sadly has always had a small place in that part of the world, but otherwise, Aix flies the flag for CHIC! (sigh) i knew it when it was a much quieter place - and as for your sleeping arrangements.....(and finding them) eh bien, c'est comme ca, Aix!

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    1. I was there 20 yrs ago
      What a different place it was then
      Just a beautiful sleepy town where you could wander aimlessly with delight...

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  9. Anonymous10:23 AM

    love those color swatches! what a kick to see a man in these bright colors. I remember in the 80's when we lived in northern France, a crazy reaction from my friends when I wore dusty rose and other bright colors...
    JeriArts

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  10. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Love those two chic French girls having a chat!
    So French
    Lucinda

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  11. Your colors.....so beautiful....love the swatches...I want to paint with every one!

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  12. Post très pleine de vie, de couleurs, je te lis toujours, aussi le post precedent a été superbe. Bravo pour tes dessins. J'adore le sud de la France chaque été j'y vais en vacances. Merci pour partager avec nous!

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  13. Anonymous11:31 AM

    I love France for all of those reasons and more....it has a certain air about it....and when I receive your emails I can almost smell France as though I was there.....I fondly keep looking at realestate....the market has gone down....I did find a house in the south...very cute...maybe someday soon I will take that giant step....Laura

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  14. Anonymous12:54 PM

    love the post today! I hope you will show more of the hippie chic pirate gypsy flowing clothes. I still wear black,too. simple. It gives me ore time to look at your blog!

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  15. Who knew Orange Suit had a brother in Aix? :) Thanks for the virtual outing.

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    1. They both have a RED sister from the Metro Cambronne station...I have yet to show her...

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  16. This is my palette and these are my clothes. I need to go to Aix!

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  17. Love that opening shot - the colors that guy is wearing.
    It looks very touristy there, & lots of them.
    Stay cool......

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  18. Anonymous12:44 AM

    I wonder whether the ones in Aix are true Panamas????

    Merisi

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    1. Why is 60€ too cheap? They said Panama on them and felt Panamanian...

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  19. Wow! These colors are awesome!
    Great fashions! Great place!
    Thank you!
    (PS Love the last picture of those two pooches
    who dress as they please!)

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  20. Anonymous1:27 AM

    Love all the colors and the dogs...
    Lynne

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  21. Red suit and blue shirt? That's definitely not my beau-père but what hot dressers.

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  22. You're making me wish I were in the South of France maintenant!

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  23. Oh my goodness. Now there is a man comfortable in his own skin. :) Lovely post. love all the color and non color and clothes. :)

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  24. Loving all the paint bits, Carol! So pretty.

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