Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What 2 Wear in Aix at Coté Sud

A French gent dressed head-to-toe toute en l'orange (like in Fontainebleau) he's Aixoise.
Chere PBers, when you head to Coté 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 to Cote Sud Vivre.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

La Table De Nana said...

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

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

Merisi said...

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. ;-)

365 Dresses said...

Love the flow-y whites...
Jeannie

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

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".

Louise said...

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

Mlle Paradis said...

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!

Parisbreakfasts said...

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...

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Miss Holly said...

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

pâtes et pattes said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

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

Jeanie said...

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

Nikon said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Merisi

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

NataliaR said...

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!)

Anonymous said...

Love all the colors and the dogs...
Lynne

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

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

Sweet Freak said...

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

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

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

Sue said...

Loving all the paint bits, Carol! So pretty.