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I shall carry a bright pink purse in Paris

I shall carry a bright pink purse in Paris

Feb 19th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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And I bought a pink Prada because SeaUrchin did and I carry it every summer, regardless of the "in" color that year!!

milogirl, I like it that you declared " I shall carry a bright pink purse..."...you sound like a determined young lady with a good sense of Colour
Enjoy your Pink Purse in Paris...
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Feb 19th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Pink will be great, and I agree about the Le SportSac bags--except that mine tend to slide off my shoulder. I bought a red one so that I wouldn't put down my black bag and just not see it when I got up to walk away.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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tedgale, I was right there with you with the TS Eliot allusion to the Lovesong of J. Alford Prufrock!

"I shall wear my trousers rolled....I have heard the mermaids singing each to each.
I do not think that they shall sing to me..."

Painful but beautiful poetry. TS Eliot is an alum of the school where I work, incidentally!

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Feb 19th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Your post was clever and funny, don't let the curmudgeons get you down.

I have a few LeSportSacs in different colors and sizes and have carried them in Paris. Love them for the weight and all the compartments. Saw several in Italy last year and also saw lots of Kipling bags.

Have a great time in Paris and come back to the board.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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A bright pink purse is better than ANY color fanny-pack! lol.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Great idea. Practical - and the theives will assume you are a Parisian starting a new trend - and go look for the fannypack people.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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BTW, Scarlett and I are actually the Olsen Twins....no autographs please....
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Feb 19th, 2006, 07:58 PM
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You go girl! I wore my pink suede tennis shoes that I bought in Italy all over Italy and Spain and wherever I went fit right in and plan to wear them again next trip in France.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 09:04 PM
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Feb 19th, 2006, 09:04 PM
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Everything turns on the purpose of your purse, what you intend to carry within.

Security is essential.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 09:46 PM
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milogirl, i'm not sure if you're interested since you say this might be your only post, BUT since you're going to Paris you can come back, continue to read the board, and help answer questions that you will now know the answers to from your trip. you probably have some input for Dublin questions too.

that's the beauty of this board. exchanging ideas and all that. so don't be shy, chime in!

If you've been lurking for almost a year, you shouldn't be surprised that a lighthearted fashion post got the varied reactions that it did.
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Feb 19th, 2006, 11:47 PM
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That sounds great milogirl; there's nothing as boring as wearing a black bag with a black outfit. A bright green or orange bag would do as well.

And for a new purse; look for Delvaux. They have some gorgeous colours too. Or Jamin Puech for an embroidered bag. Or the new Louis Vuitton store on Champs Elysees. I'm getting carried away here, thinking about handbags. Have a great time in Paris.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 02:21 AM
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Speaking of striking colors...

I wear a bright neon green smaller backpack on many of my trips. I keep my maps, guide books and water in it. And my fellow travellers can always find me in a crowd...which is really my sole purpose of wearing such a "loud" colored item.

Works every time.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 02:28 AM
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Hmm, I never noticed any edicts here that one had to carry a black purse, in Paris or anywhere else in Europe.

My winter purse is a nice red color, from the German maker GoldPfeil, you can see it on their web site, www.goldpfeil.de, it's the red one in their Saffiano line. They have a shop in Paris, 23 Blvd des Capucines.

(Goldpfeil isn't available in the U.S., and it hasn't attracted attention from the knockoff artists.)

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Feb 20th, 2006, 03:35 AM
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I thought you were going to update TS Eliot, you know, the poet who wrote "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock". Only instead of, "I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled" it will be "I shall carry a bright pink purse in Paris...."
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Feb 20th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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In fact, the more I think of it, that poem could be the leitmotif of the Fodorite traveller:

And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,

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Feb 20th, 2006, 04:08 AM
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April is the cruelest month.......

Actually, sweetie darling, pink is so over. (Well, I am sure there are millions and millions of men out there who dream about pink.)

Have a pink gin on me, sweetie.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 04:26 AM
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Hi ted,

>1. I shall wear my trousers rolled. Will this be an issue in Paris?

Not really. I have seen men with and without cuffs on their trousers.

>2. Do I dare to eat a peach?

Oh definitely. Especially a Peche Melba for dessert.

For most of their young lives, my daughters would hear me exclaim "I grow old. I grow old..." when they got out of hand.

In her sophomore year of college my older daughter phoned me to say how disappointed she was in me. She had just discovered that I was quoting Eliot.

My wife says she won't go to Italy with me anymore because at the Accademia in Florence I kept murmuring, "In the room the women come and go ...Talking of Michelangelo".

In Venice I kept asking, "What news on the Rialto?".

"Prufrock" can be found at http://tinyurl.com/zuoqu

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Feb 20th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Milogirl. I love the idea of you wearing a pink purse in Paris!

I am also going to Paris soon and I have been looking for a great pair of smart black shoes that will be comfortable to wear & stylish at the same time.
A few days ago I found a fantastic pair. Perfect fit, right height to wear with my black trousers, very comfy. Only one problem - they were pink! And I mean PINK!

Could I get away with wearing these shoes in Paris? Black coat, black trousers & pink shoes? I didn't think so.

Having read your post I'm now sure I can do it. So, it's back to the shoe shop and hopefully they will have a matching purse!

Hey Milogirl, let's show these chic parisian ladies how to dress!
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Feb 20th, 2006, 06:43 AM
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A pink purse in Paris??? Practically perfect. Your email reminded me that I carried a LeSportSac (unfortunately grey...all I could find) on my very first trip to Europe (and that was before dirt was invented.) I loved it and wore it to death. Thanks to your posting, I think I shall buy another.

Oh, one thing. I believe you're flying on Air Tahiti Nui to Paris. Air Tahiti is an inter-island airline that flies in French Polynesia/South Pacific only.
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