paris

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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françois-emile barraud

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barraud was swiss. he worked in paris for a time during the 1920’s and painted mainly still lifes and portraits, including many double portraits featuring himself and his wife. he was one of 4 brothers who all painted or sculpted at one time or another. he suffered several periods of illness during his life and died of tuberculosis in 1934, at the age of 35.

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paris deux

fraction of the photos i took on my second visit to paris – it was fantastico!

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