Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stripes are IN

Mardi 12 mars Stripes R IN

When J. wrote me,
"STRIPES are it for Spring",
I thought You’re kidding?

When aren't stripes all over Paris?

You can't miss the black and white stripes at Sephora cosmetics.

Their iconic little striped bags are spotted all over town.

But Zara told me J. was right.

The shop windows were singing out stripes

Le Bon Marche says wear stripes in Palm Beach (or 'Pam Bitch' as French Girl kept repeating over and over).

Vertical stripped pants at least give one a thinner illusion..

As does a single stripe down the center of this dress..

Unlike this horizontally stripped mini coat (short coats are IN so you get double points with this one)
Kids can wear stripes going any which way lucky duckies.

The same goes for your striped cat very IN right now in Paris.


Foodwalker said...

Love your theme posts!
Especially fashion ones.

La Table De Nana said...

Or the red and white H and M bags..:)
So after saying I never see florals on QC women..yesterday I went shopping with my daughter and sure enough we saw florals..pants..blazers..
lovely ankle length horizontal beige and white striped skirt:)

What a kittie!

French Girl in Seattle said...

Que de rayures, que de rayures! Paris, la ville zèbre! (Paris, the zebra city...) Good one, Carol. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) PS: Shopping for my "big birthday" present, the iPad mini in two days with Junior. Can hardly wait! :-)

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Thanks to your many stripe posts I am totally convinced that stripes were invented by the French. Hmmmm....since they come in both slimming verticals (I personally never met a vertical stripe that made me look any thinner but I believe the theory) and fattening horizontals (personally verified!) could the stripe be a French invention for sorting out the slim French from the fat foreigners? A bit passive-agressive? non?

Prairie Jill said...

Great post, but I think there's something missing: what about Bear??!!
I'm loving your living-in-Paris posts. Looks like you're having a fabulous time.

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French Heart said...

'Pam Bitch' ~ Too funny!

Nanna said...

I honestly love all of your blog posts - but this one is too wonderful to describe here! Thanks for your wonderful insight into the sights, sounds and tastes of Paris!

365 Dresses said...

So true! French stripes---all over. But I do love the kitty the most! Jeannie

Janice C. Cartier said...

LOVE!!!! You are so au courant, Ms. Agog! Many hugs and kisses...:-)

Nikon said...

Great sketches and photos, Carol.
What a great eye you have for finding a theme and really nailing it.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

I love striped awnings...oh and also your kitty painting. :)

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Dianne said...

Stripes are in .... Now who's going to be the most -in vogue - Bear in all the world. Between you and me Carole I think he's always been ahead of his time.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Great "food for thought" as I read, eating my breakfast. Physically in Greensboro, NC. Mentally in Paris. Now, to work....... but will be looking for signs of spring (stripes) all day....

Janis (& David)

Jeanie said...

Oh, dear -- if stripes are in, my hips aren't happy! But great photos!

cyndi from san diego said...

Bonjour Carol,
I love your site,and look forward to it everyday.How perfect is your subject friend and I are just finalizing our plans for our annual trip to Paris,April 10th-23rd,and we were talking about what to wear.I WILL BE BRINGING MY STRIPES!
I will keep an eye out for a "Carol" sighting. merci beaucoup

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Can't wear stripes but like your drawing. Who's the masque guy, Carol?

tina @ colourliving said...

LOVE this.... very clever and as always ADORE your sketches.

Louise said...

Gorgeous post Carol, it's always wonderful to see you pull these themes together.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Carol,How wonderful to see Creperie Bretonne in the photo .. this is where I had my first Crepe and loved it .. April 2009. I remember it so well, and I think I still have the Carte de viste somewhere ..:-)