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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ladies Who Paris

Home. I'm sure I'll have a few more nods to Paris still to come but I just love these surreptitious snap shots of two Parisienne women of a certain age dressed up for a day at the Musee D'Orsay.  I wish I had the guts to get their perfect coifs and suit-matching scarves in the shot as well but I settled for the detail of their suits.  I loved the solid colored linen suits made interesting by quirks of design.  The outfits reminded me of what my grandma Lucas would have worn on a similar outing.  They looked like a page in a catalogue or an article teaching you how to pack light and maximize your outfit with accessories.  I swear they could have easily switched jackets to double their options.  Not to point fingers but look at the contrast with the woman to the right.  All I can say is may I put in such an effort as these beauties when I'm 30 years down the line!



  1. I agree it is lovely. That said, I'm as guilty as the next person for being too casual. I did try to dress up a bit more for my last visit to the Legion of Honor Art, seeing as the show was called "The Cult of Beauty"...but the closest I got with the pile on my bed was a new shirt to wear with my jeanskirt and my "good" pretty Neot sandles which are sort of metallic and have stones on them (-: When I am old I will where snazzy dresses with flair!!!

  2. PS..I get what you mean about seeing reminders of your Grandma Lucas... the mother who raised me, I could have sworn she was on every corner in Scotland. The boiled wool german jackets paired with plaid skirts or Laura Ashley something, the trench coats, the sensible but expensive flats, the coach bag or modern equivalent.(-: