Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Red is a power color...
Still you don't see red everyday and everywhere in New York...
The way you do in Paris.
Lord only knows why?
Though when Christmas rolls around surely there is red to spare in New York City ...

At least SAKS 5th Avenue's gals all wear power red gowns.
Bergdorf Goodmans has red ostriches signifying what?
Who knows?
Pierre Herme, Paris, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
Paris with a bit of red...
Bloomingdales has red smiling machines...
First you stand here...
In these red shoes....
Then smile like crazy and you'll appear in Bloomies windows!
EAT lots this weekend.


A Brush with Color said...

Bloomies was smart--what a fun idea--I'll bet people love that. If I didn't know better, I would think you'd been drinking for this post, Carol. I know you don't really drink, though, so you're just in your usual playful mode. You should have the job of the fashion trend writer at the NY Times. Or Bill Cunningham's job when he retires someday. You're always quick to spot the trends. Cheerio. Stay warm!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh Sue!
I do miss your expert flattery.
I'll pay you to stay home.
Bill is going to live forever and I don't like to ride bikes.
RED is always in for the Holidays I think...ahem
Nothing trendy about it

Misha in Paris said...

Hello Carol !
I hope you'll have an happy Xmas, you say red is a power color ! like" le pere noel"

Suzanne said...

cute post, Carol!

Foodwalker said...

I like whimsy in style.

Bill said...

I read your blog every day, but since I have it delivered to my email, I realized today that I never leave you any comments. I wanted to tell you that your blog is one of the best on the Internet. I've only had French macarons once, but wish I could eat them every day. (I'm French, but have never been to France.) Thanks for all your inspiration!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What lovely Red gowns. To die for gorgeous. I also think this is one of your best paintings here too. Love the French Poodles.

Judith said...

Joyeux Noel, Carol, et tres Bonne Année!
Mille remerciements pour votre travail toute l'année, et la joie quotidienne de vos Bonjours!!!!!
Berkshire Tsarina

La Petite Gallery said...

Interesting Post, Love Red clothes, when I was thin,, HO HO HO1
Have a very happy Christmas and may all you wish for come true,


M said...

Carol -- What did I just recently say about your window-display features being the best out there? A case in point right here again. I've got just three words to describe all this dreamy red here:
BEAU -- TI -- FUL!
Looking forward to more in 2010.
Well, time to sign off for a few days.
Merry, merry!

Unknown said...

Happy, Happy Christmas to you!

William Ternay said...

Have a fun and joyous holiday, Carol.
And be safe in your travels.

Nikon said...

You're outdoing yourself this week, Carol - good stuff :)
Great posts with great photos (and funny, too!)

Jan's Art said...

very festive post!! I love the dog photo and your watercolor is charming.
Joyeux Noel Carol

The Inner Child said...

Hi! I always visit your amazing blog and that´s why I want to thank you for all the amazing pictures you share and wish you MARRY X-MAS!!!


jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Although there were no red-heads on the mannequins, did you see that hair???!? Our mannies are strictly coiffed from boresville!
Have a merry Christmas!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Merry Christmas! xo

WendyB said...

Those red dresses need some matching red lipstick!

Susi-in New-Zealand said...

Dear Carol
Joyeux Noel and happy holidays this Christmas.
Thanks for the macarons in my inbox this year, they have made my days!
I've swum back to my iceberg for Christmas, summer fun!

Susi-in New-Zealand-for-Christmas

Suzanna said...

Have a lovely holiday, Carol--
Hope you get some time to relax, and/or paint if you're wanting to, as well.


Dawn said...

Love the red. Great post.

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Teri and her Stylish Cats said...

Lovely post...made me smile!

Merisi said...

Joy to the world,
that's it what you were spreading here,
beautiful post!

Btw, I found a place here where they sell
Ladurée's macaroons (no, I didn't buy any). ;-)