Monday, August 30, 2010

Must Be a French Girl II




Well, let's look at the check list...


  • High heels en bleu (chaussures à talons)? check √

  • Skinny black tights on skinny long legs? check √ and check √

  • Shopping bag from Fauchon? check √

  • Zippers at bottom of skinny black tights? check √

  • Oversize accessories (red sunglasses and huge hoop earrings)? check √

  • Big bulky scarf (even in the summer) Uh, non!! X



  • Not a brunette, (and no scarf) but avec les chaussures comme ça, she must might be a French girl!

    (What do you think?)

    26 comments:

    jb said...

    Eastern-European transplant, if you ask me. Probably Ukrainian, given that she has all the ingredients for kruchenikiin her shopping bag.

    Nathalie said...

    I agree with jb. There's something in her that doesn't make her a true Parisian in my eyes. Not sure what. I would have said the tank top. Not quite classy enough if you ask me.

    Nathalie said...

    jb spotted the key detail !

    Bibi said...

    Agree with above two, and am disappointed Fauchon has taken to this kind of bag...

    Dig those shoes!

    "All things French" said...

    I had to click on the photo to see if that was a large hoop earing or strand of hair ~ but you are correct ~ I'll leave it to those more knowlegeable than I ~ if French or non!! Great shot Genie anyway.
    ~Dianne~

    Shell Sherree said...

    To me, she has a nonchalantly fashionable look that has some kind of je ne sais quoi, regardless of origin. And those shoes would be very handy in any dark alleyway!

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    JB -- Your eyes are better than mine to discern the ingredients...

    Nathalie -- I think you have a point about the top -- Just a bit too unstructured. Hey! She does not even have a bulky scarf!

    Bibi -- The shoes are what had me jump out of my chair at Place de Vosges, camera at the ready! I think that they are soft suede based on the texture...

    Dianne -- Hummmm... I think that the jury is still out on her nationality. Scarf? non, and points taken away for that!

    Shell -- Although she might have a bit of trouble shedding les chaussures, in a crisis they would make a great weapon!

    hollyb said...

    Oh, she must be very cold without her jacket and scarf! In the 90 degree weather - see, her copain is wearing HIS jacket - un vrai gentleman would have let her borrow it.

    But those shoes are quite amazing!

    Starman said...

    The Paris fashion police would have a great time in Frankfurt where it seems anything goes.

    JM said...

    Well, French or not it's a great capture, Genie!

    Virginia said...

    Holly nailed it. If she doesn't have on a jacket and winter scarf wrapped to her ears in summer, she must be from away! Mary and I needed those shoes ( in our hand, not on our feet) that midnight walk trying to find a taxi!
    V

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Holly -- Bonjour ma bébé, you are right about both scarf and jacket. Mary, Virginia, Marie and I ALL had on scarves that day!

    Starman -- And I am glad that you are taking photos!

    JM -- Thanks, I haven't been stopped for stalking yet. Stalking is my specialty and Virginia's is trespassing. We make a great team!

    Virginia -- If you and Mary each had had one of those shoes in your hand, you might not EVER have been picked up by a taxi. "Wild-eyed women with foreign blue weapons!"

    Loree said...

    Maybe French ... or possibly Ukranian?? Who knows. She is very chic though.

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Loree -- She may be chic but I bet her feet are tired if she walked on those for very long!

    Alexa said...

    But you forgot one of her "accessories," Genie: She also has a boy in tow (and he's probably French and cute)! I say she's a Scandinavian model working in Paris—models can usually afford those shoes (and since the Swedes are forced to bundle up back home in Uppsala they'd probably rather forgo the big-scarf-in-90°F-temps trend).

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Alexa -- You make a great detective! I'm am going to add "boy in tow" to my check list for the next "Must Be a French Girl"!
    xx
    Genie

    Paula said...

    I'll take your word for it. I don't know why it doesn't occur to me to get up each day thusly. Must be the 30+ years in age difference or sumfing.

    Sara Louise said...

    I don't care where she's from... I just want to know where she got those shoes!!

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Paula -- She does have a "youth" advantage for sure!

    Sara Louise -- Indeed, those are shoes to die for! There is no shortage of shoes à Paris!

    M said...

    Not a native French girl -- the straps of her brassier are showing --

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    M -- Yes I caught that. I think that French girls show their bra straps purposefully and with a sense of style, but never as this petite fille did inadvertently. Tu as raison!

    TheChieftess said...

    An American ex patriot-wanna-be-a-french-girl...
    the shoes trump the scarf...but the t-shirt and bra straps give her away!!!

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Chieftess -- Looks like the same Target t-shirt I buy. Paris Breakfasts had it right -- too loose fitting or slouchy to be a French girl.

    I think a French girl might have had a studded thick belt over that t-shirt.

    Randy said...

    I love the photo but I love your checklist most of all. Bravo!

    Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

    American with those huge loop earrings, revealing Bra strap, and red sunglasses. I'm French and I have never seen a French girl wearing loop earrings.... If not American then Eastern Europe. French women 'Whisper' they don't shout!;-)

    Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

    Fashion Art -- Yes, and I am going to count on you to set me straight in these matters. My first "Is She French" seemed to be more in line with my observations of "French." This woman, although she has to die for shoes, would not pass the test!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting -- I hope that you will come often.

    Merci
    Genie