Paris fashion police

Old Sep 5th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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I never said people were wearing those colors. I just said that the mannequins in the shop windows were wearing that.

This said, with the atrocious weather, colors have indeed drained for the attire of Parisians in the past week.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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kerouac wrote: "Good on you, Padraig. But be prepared to pay the fines."

Are they at about the same level as for travelling on the Metro without a valid ticket?
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 02:04 PM
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I think they rip the clothes off your body and put the proper attire on you, for which you are billed full price.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Yep, found Heimel's wonderful essay, Notes on Black

http://tinyurl.com/5nhp7h

dmlove: I did look at the OPI colors, but liked the essie colors better.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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kerouac wrote: "I think they rip the clothes off your body and put the proper attire on you, for which you are billed full price."

Sound like it might be fun. Can we opt to have the ceremony at Tati in Barbès to ensure that it is affordable?
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Please post the video on You Tube.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 03:00 PM
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No way. That would undermine the ticket sales.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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kerouac wrote: Good on you, Padraig. But be prepared to pay the fines."

... and then wrote: I never said people were wearing those colors. I just said that the mannequins in the shop windows were wearing that.


Now Im confused.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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Luv2cthings wrote: "Now Im confused."

God bless your simple innocent heart.

It's simply a scam that separates tourists from their money. If you rock with the blows, they don't hurt so much.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 04:36 PM
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Sorry, Padraig; I forgot to add the smiley face.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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And here I thought I'd found just the thing to show my husband, my NEED to get all sorts of new things in Paris. Oh well.
I'm torn: pack a lot of stuff and pay the extra baggage fees, don't pack a lot of stuff and have to wear things over and over, don't pack a thing and buy it all in Paris. What to do?
And then there's the battlefield tours? What's in for those?
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Challiman,

Pack only for the battlefield tours--attire is camo in shades of aubergine. Buy everything else in Paris.


Cheers.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Thank you, Scootoir. I'll check the Army Surplus Store for those items!
I hope the last week of October won't be too cold. Or too wet. I'd rather it be cold than constant rain. Oh well, it is what it is, and we'll deal with it. Combat boots?
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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>It's fashion week in NYC, so we shall see how they compare<

Yes, but fashion week is a season ahead and the Spring/Summer 2009 Collections are being shown in Bryant Park.

Fall/Winter Collections were already shown.

Don't you read Thin's Fashion Chat????????

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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 09:19 PM
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OPI's fall colors are called La Collection de France with names such as "Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not"!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
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http://www.garancedore.fr/category/streetstyle-photos/
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Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Great pics! I only looked--alas, I do not read French. A number of the outfits were similar in feel, if not in actuality, to those I saw in LA when we were there for 3 mos last winter.
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OK, Kerouac, now that you've described the newest shades for makeup, what about the CLOTHES?????
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Old Nov 3rd, 2008, 03:14 AM
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Having just returned from Paris, I must report on what I saw, fashion-wise.
First, despite the rumors of auburgine being "in," I never saw one person with that color.
Second, it was in the 50's and I'd estimate 90% of Parisians were almost swaddled: scarves, lovely though they were, wrapped in layers around the neck, heavy BLACK coats, hats and gloves. How they could stand to ride those crowded metros like that is beyond me.
Third, boots everywhere. Short boots, tall boots, flat ones, HIGH heel ones, with tights and short skirts, tights and LONG skirts, you name it.
My response to the fashion police notion was to buy a RED coat and wear my white athletic shoes. I'm really short and my DH could always find me with that outfit on.
I must say that not one Parisian spit on me, gave me a dirty look, barred my entrance to a restaurant, pointed me out to the police, fashion or otherwise, or offered to show me the error of my ways.
As for what I wore underneath the red coat, or what Parisians wore underneath theirs, that will remain a mystery. No wonder they wear scarves, it is the only colorful thing one can see on the street.
But, boy did we love being there!
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