Monday, 19 November 2012

Paris Stories: La Flaneuse








 

































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 









 


























"We had our favourite walks a step or two away, and our favourite sights, all happily grouped together! ... Going out for a stroll was not something that tired you out, it was a delight! It gave birth to that eminently Parisian compromise between laziness and activity known as flanerie!"
 
From the play Maison Nerve, written by Victorien Sardou in 1866,
as quoted in The Flaneur by Edmund White, via 1


















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Outfit

Grey Blue Coat: vintage Wallis, my mother's in the early 1970s

Red Cloche: Village Hats (still for sale at www.hatsandcaps.co.uk)

Black Boots: very old from Aldo

Red Gloves: vintage, my granny Kiki's
 
Transparent Blue Umbrella:  Paperchase
 
Bag: gift from my mum
 
Paisley scarf: charity shop

 
The Soundtrack

Marianne Faithfull: The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 
 
 
 
Photographs taken by myself and Mr Eve, using my cheap and basic Kodac EasyShare digital camera, and his IPhone.
 
 
I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Your outfit is so beautiful ! I love sitting in a cafe outside in the cold and having a glass of wine ! Thats Paris ! Wonderful autumn pics dear ! XX

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    1. Ah thanks so much :) Yes flanerie is the such a lovely activity, especially in Paris!

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  2. gorgeous photos. The french patisseries look amazing! I could wallow in these photos for hours x

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    1. So glad you like them Sophie. It was very tempting to try all of those patisseries... but I controlled myself enough to taste only some and they were soooo delicious!

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  3. that's a lovely coat, it truly is a classic piece :)

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    1. Thanks very much, and I've just looked at your blog, it's gorgeous :)

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  4. I too am loving your classic vintage coat, and of course the wonderful views. The canal looks so romantic to me. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. A great pleasure, thanks for letting me in to the Visible Monday party!

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  5. Your photographs are lovely, nothing beats a beautiful Parisian shop window display. I love everything and am totally in love with your coat! x

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    1. Ah thank you Vix! It's in pretty good condition that coat, though it does need some new buttons which has been on my to-do list for a very long time!

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  6. Beautiful photos, I like everything! Those cakes must be delicious, yum! And your coat is really lovely, looks fab with your hat :)

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    1. Yay so glad you like the photos Sara. The cakes were pretty amazing, and the strawberry tarts were my favourite!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, my mouth is watering, and not just over the cakes, but your lovely coat, too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words, that's great that you enjoyed the photos :)

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  8. Beautiful photos. I feel like I've just experienced the flanerie myself. Love how your cloche pops in the photos. I just bought Zoya nail polish in Caitlin, and the colour looks a perfect match to your lovely coat.

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    1. That sounds like a very glamorous nail polish! Glad you like it Sue.

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    1. Thanks, and I've just discovered your beautiful blog, you have your newest follower!

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  10. I want to eat all things edible pictured. Great pictures,love the hat!

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    1. If only you could eat them, if only we could find a way to have a gluttonous cyber feast, eating everything onscreen :) I only tasted some of it but I can recommend the chocolate cakes and the amazing strawberry tarts!

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  11. Very beautiful photos, Paris looks lovely and so do you. xxx

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  12. Don't know where to start, the red cloche hat! The lovely coat! And all those wonderful images of Paris! Just lovely!

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    1. Ah I'm really pleased you enjoyed the images! That red cloche is my favourite ever hat!

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  13. I happened upon your blog from Vixen Vintage's blog. Wow, you take great photos. I can never take photos like that! I am living in Grenoble, 3 hours from Paris and you have made me want to catch the train tomorrow! Thank you!

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  14. How lovely that you found me, and now I've had a chance to find your gorgeous blog too :) O wow you live so near to Paris, do catch that train! I lived in Paris in 1999 and while I love living in the countryside nowadays I still dream of Paris....

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  15. Ha ha ha the band is the "backlegs breakers". I'm a friend of the singer. World is so little !!!

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    1. Oh wow that's amazing! Who'd have thought it. They were fantastic, tell the singer from me, and show him the photo!

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  16. this coat is the most beautiful coat i've ever seen. adorable.

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  17. O,how I YEARN to go to Paris!
    I've just not managed it yet, but I shall!
    Wonderful pictures!

    Love LOVE your coat, it's just beautiful, and even more special that it was your Mama's!
    It reminds me of the film "A Room with a View" with it's Edwardian stylings!
    X

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    1. You must go go go, Paris awaits you!
      So glad you love the coat, Helga, it's a massive favourite of mine. I love the Edwardian style.

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  18. SIGH...your photos capture all the details that made me fall in love with Paris. i can't wait to go back. In the mean-time, thank you for sharing!!! I adore your cloche and chic coat. xo from your newest follower :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Baroness! Wonderful to meet you, you have the most marvellous style :)

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  19. très chic et très belle ;) those pictures are really outstanding beautiful! love your red hat and that coat and god i fell in love with paris when i was there many years ago..
    darling i wish you all the best for 2013!
    love and kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  20. Beautiful photos! Love your coat and hat, pure magic.

    http://bluehuewonderland.blogspot.se/

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