Monday, September 26, 2011

Paris Bowpeep

The French obsession with bows starts early, like day 1.
Bows to the left of me, bows to the right, here I am stuck.

My French friend is visiting and I am inundated with bows.

Bows for shopping in Soho.
(French Girl being French drinks Coke)

No two ways about it.
French Girl is a bow-a-holic
Her favorite jacket by designer Paul Ka with the bow worn aft
I picked up this H&M Lanvin (another bow lover) T-shirt for her
I tried to buy this Lanvin T off the sales help but he wouldn't budge..
Yesterday we browsed at Soho Hollister where the men...
Wear almost nothing.
It's pitch dark inside but there are plenty of bows to be seen.
The chandeliers alone are worth the visit if you're not into buff guys wearing nose-kote.

Back to Paris and bow tops for the preteens..
It's my contention that the French are not so well-endowed upstairs - therefor the bow covers what's missing. No bows on the derriere you will note.

Cafe Pouchkine had the only gateaux I could find with a bow.


Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Mais oui ... love the "bow" ... I am "bow" nuts myself .. lovely post .. xo

Merisi said...

Oh my goodness, I all bow-ed over,
a veritable feast for the senses here! :-)

A wonderful week to you and French Girl,

French Girl in Seattle said...

Have fun with your French girl friend... I see she likes to shop at Monoprix: that's where I found the t-shirt she is sporting on that photo where she is holding that Coke bottle. ;-) Great post. It's good to be reminded how much fun bows are... Bonne journée. Veronique

A Brush with Color said...

I feel like I have bows and also ruffles on lots of things these days--but Only a tiny touch in any one outfit, or it's too "frou-frou"for me. Fun. Have a good visit with FG. xoxo

Jerri-Ann said...

In honor of French Girl's bows, I have tied the lariat ends on my Bola tie into a bow just under the silver/ turquoise slide. I am dressin up to go to Tractor Supply. And instead of my scruffy Ariats, I'm wearing my Luccheses! Ce ci bow!!!

Amy said...

So good to know!
Now everything that
I have tied in a knot
I will retie
into a bow!

I love bows, too.

(and I loved the little side-trip into Hollister...mmm-hmm...)

La Table De Nana said...

I am such a bow girl.
I only stopped wearing them in my hair a few years ago:)

Well all kidding aside.I would bow anything:)

Catherine said...

I love bows too, so I must be an honorary French girl. :-)

I adore the film Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg). Catherine Deneuve seems to be donning a bow in just about every scene, and being French, does it so divinely!

Enjoy the visit with your friend.

William Ternay said...

Fun post, Carol.
The only bow I ever wore was the one slung over my shoulder, back in the 1950s. I was always the Indian when my brothers and I played "Cowboys and Indians", in the woods.
Besides, they look so much sexier on you women, starting with French Girl.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I LOVE bows. I love the two shirts FG is wearing. I have never seen anything like that before. What another fun post. Hope you are or had fun.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I have a few bows in my closet bought in a moment of insanity, but I never have the nerve to wear them..why is that?

bright girl said...

What a fun scavenger hunt!
Je l'aime!

Nikon said...

Good to see Fr. Girl :)
What's with the Hollister dudes? Are they employees paid to hang around like that?

Honeygo Beasley said...

LOL - my Mark calls me Bowpeep! And I love your notion about the adoration of bows corresponding to endowment or lack thereof.


A cyber bow for you!

Sweet Freak said...

Parisian bowpeep - I love it! (More so as a concept as anything to wear... unless you're one of those Hollister lads, pulling off a big bow on the body is tres difficile...)

Karina said...

so fun !
... now i feel like changing my outfit ... not enough bows !


Raids Pâtisseries said...

I also found a bow in one of Angelina's previous bûche de noël !! :)

Parisbreakfasts said...

Absolutely correct RAIDS and I reported on it HERE but forgot :(

LOVE his designs!!
merci carolg

Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris said...

It's so true: Parisiennes love anything girly and feminine and what better than to add a little bow to your headband or shoes to create a pretty Parisian look!

xox Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris