Monday, October 13, 2008

October in Paris

Eiffel tower Ispahan,watercolor on Etsy, sold,5.5" x 7.5"
Any chance...


Commissioned Eiffel Tower,watercolor on Etsy, sold,5.5" x 7.5"

...to paint my mini Eiffel Tower is always welcome.

Photo by Bill Cunningham

So when Bill Cunningham ended his weekend style report with this glowing tower...well who could resist?

Photo by Bill Cunningham Cunningham was in Paris for Fashion Week and noted the return...
Photo by Bill Cunningham

Of the classic day dress...

Photo by Bill Cunningham

Particularly these drapped dress made me think...

Of all the drapped fem figures you see...

All over Paris. I find myself taking photo notes of them just as much as the pastries...

But I think the real source of the return of the tailored classic dress was...

...last March's big poster plastered around town for the Paris en Colours exhibit at the Hotel de Ville. What designer could remain immune from this fabulous retro look?

What do you think? Don't forget to watch Bill's show!
BON LUNDI!

22 comments:

Unknown said...

Finally, femininity without looking like street trash! I can hardly wait for it to trickle down to some of our locals stores here. I'll be buying one. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing the show at the end.

Barbara in the Mojave~

Alice said...

lovely painting and love the photos ... fashion for the lady :-)

Anonymous said...

Carol ,since l went to Paris l have loved balcony's or porches l think you call them and now need to win the lottery for one with being on my own.

Anonymous said...

Fun, beautiful, and it looks good! I'm hungry now!

Anonymous said...

Ok...I see the jello cake stand but which dome did you use to fit on top?
The dresses looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done glass here

Anonymous said...

Love it! :)

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I love those kind of dresses.. so feminine. Unlike my jeans and sweat shrit. Lovely painting... love the pink.

A Brush with Color said...

I love those dresses, too. Elegant and chic. And I so look like this every single day, I can assure you. NOT. Wish I did!! ;)) lovely, Carol!

La Belette Rouge said...

I am crazy for day dresses. I have many of them and they are just waiting to be worn in Paris. I had a short-lived imaginary job working for a famous painter and I was hoping she would take me with her to Paris. But, she fired me just after one day as I had extremely unreasonable expectations of being taken to Paris as part of the perks of my imaginary job.;-). I hope that the famous, beautiful, highly talented, macaron loving, Carla Bruni like painter will reconsider after hearing I have such lovely dresses and will decide to take me to Paris with her. Well???;-)

Anonymous said...

Ah the PERFECT accompaniment to these stunning outfits would be your MACARON SHOES!!!
Well that's what I think...

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the Paris photos!

Unknown said...

Did you do a water color for Desserts Magazine, Issue #2?

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

lOVE that Effel tower picture.. wow. and your painting. Do love dresses. Always have. Nice to see some coming back.

Anonymous said...

The dress! The dress has been very much on my mind lately....needed a new black tie (last time I wore one, it was 20 pounds lighter) and thought it would be nice to get a daytime dress, too. HaH! I tried on every dress in KC and then mail ordered 20 more. Found a measly 2 for my efforts. I believe I shall live the rest of my life in sweats.

Anonymous said...

Carol, this is one of my favorite posts.
I love your showing various interests of yours, snippets of your eyes keen on observing and discerning.
You did yourself justice.
Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully painted!!!
Always love your work, you're the master of watercolored glass!!

Janice C. Cartier said...

These dresses. These are the ones i meant on the comment that comes with the next post...lovely feminine...
Those are gorgeous Eiffles in your paintings. I am getting excited for YOUR trip. I think you are doing a public service...we should prepare some very fancy medal for you.

Di Overton said...

I feel like getting dressed up and looking that way but I only have the sheep to admire me :(

Helene said...

I miss shopping back home so bad! Can't wait to go and load up!!
I love the first watercolor...wish it were mine :)

aufdemaur said...

Does anyone know who designed those dresses??? (not the draped ones, just the first couple ones). I must know!!