Thursday, September 30, 2010

Repetto, pour tout le monde




known the world over for its ballet shoes,
also makes les chaussures for women of all ages, men, and children.

26 comments:

Bibi said...

Nice one. Like this very much. Anyone we know? :)

BTW the mushroom on my blog is probably not edible, and I will not try....

SoozNooz said...

Very much like these. I have always had a thing for Ballet slippers, Mary janes and Ballet flats. It just seems to bring out the girl in me. x

Shell Sherree said...

I love this, Genie! The rumpled cotton, crossed wrists and ankles are a perfect touch.

"All things French" said...

Je pense que elle est francaise!
How lovely and comfortable these repettos! Did you buy a pair Genie?
~Dianne~

Rob-bear said...

Helping people put their best foot forward?

Je pense que oui.

Kate said...

A dancer in repose? Tells its own story, doesn't it?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi -- I wouldn't be eating any wild mushrooms either!

Sooz -- I first saw this pair of flats in Nogent sur Marne and loved their neutral color.

Shell -- Merci! It was a quick, spur of the moment "please cross your ankles" shot. She crossed her wrists and voila.

Dianne -- Tu as à moitié raison. I did not buy a pair as the beautiful Repetto store was closed when we took photos through the window.

Rob -- Certainly in the area of pointe shoes they do. The flats and other street shoes are instantly recognized. I did not know that they made men's shoes.

Coté Provence said...

Hi,
thank you for your lovely comment. I really appreciate your kindness.
Repetto makes great shoes. I love it... and they are so comfortable.
xoxo

Lovely blog and your new follower!

M said...

I believe I recognize those shoes -- fantastic photo! I really wish I had bought a pair while we were there. (Is this another reason to return??)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Provence -- Merci! and thanks to your blog, I have put "Un Coeur en Hiver" on my must see film list. Thanks for "following."

M -- Yes you do recognize them. I think that we are gathering evidence to be used in the "case for returning to Paris....soon."

Alexa said...

I like everything about this photo—and I want those shoes! (Not that one needs an excuse to go to Paris, but still . . )
My WV is plier!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alexa -- She bought them several years ago, but the style is ageless. Paris? Alons-y!

WV=plier? too funny! How did it know??

Paris Paul said...

Wait, I thought 'Repetto' was the cobbler who made Pinocchio. :-P

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love! Very cool, Genie, I love ballet-style anything! XX!

James said...

Even the pose reminds me of ballet. Maybe a new restful version. :P Great shot!

Loree said...

I really love the photo. Great pose.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Paul -- You are close, but no Chupa Chups for you.

Shari -- The Repetto ballet flats are sold in a rainbow of colors. I think that these only come in a neutral flesh.

James -- This is not a ballerina but the casual non-pose really is a reflection of this artful woman.

Loree -- I will pass on your kind comments to my subject. Merci!

Randy said...

Lovely photo. It has an old world feeling about it.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love this image! What an elegant subject you've photographed. And those shoes are really cool :D

Virginia said...

How did I miss this yesterday??? I love this photo and I know who your prettty model is! :)
V

Jilly said...

This is enchanting. Interesting hands and legs are crossed identically. Somehow tho she doesn't seem totally relaxed, there's a tension to the feet. Love the image.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Thank you, and it does look better in b/w.

Brittany -- She is an elegant woman and speaks so beautifully. Merci!

Jilly -- Thank you for your comments. You are absolutely correct. She was worried that I would photograph her face and thought that her young French daughter would be a better subject. I love the hands particularly. Coming from you, the portrait expert, I am "chuffed" (a new word I learned from bloggers down under)at your comments. Merci,
Genie

JM said...

Even not wearing a tutu, Degas paintings came immediatly to my mind . Absolutely lovely!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM -- How kind for you to put me in the same room as Degas. I was very fortunate and this shot just came together. I did not want a ballerina, just a timeless look. Many thanks.

Harriet said...

I'm catching up on your photos and must say that this one is beautiful. I hope the person posing will have this one framed.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Harriet -- Thank you kindly. I sent her a link but I don't think that she has seen it yet. Her daughter who is a young ballerina would probably like it too.