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Paris What to Wear - Photos from the Street

Paris What to Wear - Photos from the Street

Jan 28th, 2008, 01:20 AM
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Paris What to Wear - Photos from the Street

I spent two weeks in Paris this November, and took photos of the trends I saw on the street. Thought I'd share - Here's the link:

http://www.parisescapes.com/paris_we...08_photos.html

The three trends I really noticed was black was definitely back, and the trend of wearing blue jeans was not as dominant. Where last winter, about 95% of women under 40 were weaing blue jeans, this winter the percentage seemed to be about 40%.

Tights and leggings tucked into riding boots were what majority of women were wearing on the streets. Long sweaters paired with short skirts/tights were also big.

Hope you enjoy the pics - C

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Jan 28th, 2008, 03:08 AM
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Fun to look at, thanks!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 04:29 AM
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If you really want to know what the fashion cognoscenti is wearing in Paris (or Milan or NYC), you should be looking at the www.thesartorialist.com

Cheers, sweetie darling

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Jan 28th, 2008, 07:04 AM
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I have that website bookmarked and check it daily, TG. I think I found it from another of your posts here.

Inspiration and something to aspire to but I fear I will never achieve that style that some make look so easy and unplanned.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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I like the black skinny jeans and that is what I wear in Paris. The common factor that I see in all the photos is "thin is in." Although I did see a couple of people who may want to re-think that afternoon eclair.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Thank you ever so much for your link, Mimi.

I like to have an afternoon eclair, but mine is filled with gin not cream.

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Jan 28th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Aha! That's what I've been missing to make my style effortless...not enough gin!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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scatcat, you must really get your priorities straight.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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While I am in France, I never turn down an eclair! I would rather have that than a full meal. Maybe I should marinate it in gin?
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Jan 28th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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OP, are you Sheryl or Sandra. I love your site and have passed it on to many for their first visit to the City of Light.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 12:25 PM
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All those men's clothes are going to depress my husband!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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WOW I did not know that everyone in Paris wore those black masks over their eyes! Must be VERY difficult to see where one is walking. When did that trend start? I think a baseball cap would be preferable over blinders!

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Jan 28th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Now I really need to lose some pounds before our Paris trip in October. I want to have my fashionable look and eat my eclairs, too. Not to mention my G&T's!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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OHH thank you, I am leaving in two weeks and wanted to bring several pairs of boots!! Great thanks so much!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Truthfully, like anywhere, these fashion photos are not what most normal, average people look like. Do not panic. There are plenty of people not thin, whose shoes look worn, socks don't match the outfit, and look like they shopped at a thrift store. I am not kidding, your first metro ride will open your eyes. There is nothing wrong with this, I am not being critical - there are plenty of working people who are not fashion plates. Just pack your own normal clothes, adjusted for weather, and have fun.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 04:11 PM
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My wanting to dress sexy has less to do with being in Paris and more to do with being san kids for 10 days! (we have 6 between the two of us!)
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Jan 28th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for the good advice Travelnut!
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ParisEscapes - you appear very knowledgeable on how Paris works. I spent some time examining your website and found some wonderful ideas. Thank you.

As of today, I have a dilemma. I am escorting a group of 36 high school students to Paris arriving on March 7. Our original itinerary had us going to the Galeries Lafayette fashion show on Monday. Their fashion show date has switched to Friday at 3:00 p.m. We arrive at CDG at 1:30 p.m. Our fashion show plans appear shot.

The girls on the trip (and the female chaperones) are quite distressed about missing their one chance at viewing some nouveau fashion. The boys don't yet know what they will be missing - but I'm sure will be agog if we get to attend.

Are you aware of any other fashion house or establishment that offers a similar type presentation? Is anyone aware of this?

We do have some flexibility in our timing over the 4 days we are in Paris. We had originally set aside most of Monday for "fashion".
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Jan 29th, 2008, 03:32 AM
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Last I recall, Printemps has fashion shows at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
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