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parisian pin-ups

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889—1962) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women

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bérangère claire

Bérangère Claire presents each season a new collection of classics and basics with refined details … all garments that are easy to wear everyday, but more than a fashion, a style, simple and chic at affordable prices.”

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parisienne

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parisienne is a the latest perfume by YSL, and they have enlisted some well known stylish people (joanna goddard amongst them) to blog for them:

YSL is sending five renowned bloggers on a journey around the country to discover and reveal their very own PARISIENNE experiences in New York City, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. YSL has chosen an ensemble of women with passions for beauty, art, design, music, fashion and food to create a travel diary of their trip. Stay tuned here to read articles, see photos and follow the women on their journey.

i like the concept because there’s isn’t heavy product placement in the stories (which would have ultimately made the bloggers look like sell-outs and the ‘experience’ a bit fake).

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how to do your hair like a frenchie

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urban bikers in NY

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‘parisienne’ scarf

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french bread

(ps: one of my favourite perfumes that i use often is YSL elle – so if parisienne is even vaguely similar, it’s probably amazing.  i am very partial to darker/rich scents like viktor & rolf’s flowerbomb, kate moss’ fragrance etc)

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wayne pate

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if i ever have a lovely little beach house to decorate, these prints would slipstream right in there – by wayne pate

do you think you pronounce his surname as in plate or as in pâté ? i love pâté…

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mélanie laurent

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mélanie laurent is a parisian born french actress, i had to look her up after seeing inglorious basterds last night. as i suspected, chic all the way. besides christoph waltz, she stole the movie for me.

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another young actress who was also in the movie, but possibly overlooked by some, was léa seydoux (she played one of lapadite’s daughters) – also styling:

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perhaps pierre? monique?

sometimes i get really amusing search engine terms, eg: “models + babes + photography” or “black and white pussy” (….) but the BEST one i’ve had so far is, “perhaps pierre? monique?”

you’ll only get it if you’ve watched that meg ryan + kevin kline movie, french kiss. and even then, you’d probably only enjoy it if you’ve seen it as often as i have. it’s one of those inside jokes with my friends that cracks us up, and no one else gets.

kate has just arrived in paris after her fiance ran off with some french babe, and she’s sitting in the lobby of his 5 star hotel waiting for him to appear, when bob the slimey euro con-man approaches her.

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You are American, no?

For the moment.

Well, forgive me for intruding, but I saw you sitting here looking a little sad. “Why should such a beautiful woman look so sad?” I ask myself.

Have you got an hour?

As a matter of fact… always. Let me help you to forget your sadness. And remember that you are in Paris, City of love.

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Can I ask you something?

Of course.

Can you urinate with someone standing right behind you?

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I think I could manage it… Are you going to be the someone?

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Me? No! That’s not what I meant.

So… you would like that I arrange for someone else to stand next to me? It could be arranged. Perhaps Pierre? Monique?

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You have the face of an angel. But I’m delighted to find the mind is a little devil….

i love that some searched for that! FYI – the search term originally referred to this post.

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groundhog day

this part always makes me laugh and laugh

La fille que j’aimera
Sera comme bon vin
Qui se bonifiera
Un peu chaque matin.

The girl that I will love
Will be like good wine
Which improves
a bit each morning

… actually a line from a Jacques Brel song. ha ha.

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Jean-Pierre Gibrat

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i love these ultra french girls (girl? wish i could read french) by parisian born comic artist Jean-Pierre Gibrat

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