Friday, January 14, 2011

En hiver...


You do not see many full length fur coats on the streets in Paris...
She looked much warmer than I felt snapping this shot

27 comments:

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

Well is very chic, so I'm not surprised!

Andy said...

Interesting. A fur coat with no spray paint on it.

Bibi said...

...especially now that fur is 'out'. But it is chic, nonetheless.

Samantha Vérant said...

She does look warm on what looks like a cold and gray day!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...no doubt!

Harriet said...

Great B&W photo.

Miss Sadie said...

What's wrong with a fur coat? I think mine is superb.

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the choice for b&w, this picture reminds me some charming vintage post!
Wonderful capture!
Léia :)

Malyss said...

The kind of lady you can see only in Paris and Monaco!

Abby said...

Wow, she does look quite warm! Reminds me of those old vintage photographs.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Brittany -- "Chic" is the middle name of French women

Andy -- When I saw her and grabbed this quick shot was the first time I had thought about how few furs you see on the streets.

Bibi -- I think that the degree of "out" depends on the specific city/country culture. She did wear hers with panache.

Sam -- It was cold and gray, but was not snowing at that moment!

Louis -- Bien sûr

Harriet -- Merci, mon amie! I hope that your snow is gone now

Duchess Sadie -- Yours is divine and it is "so totally you"

Léia -- It had to be b&w to match the feel of the scene. That red "do not" sign across the street was a spoiler!

Malyss -- I have not been to Monaco but would love to see the scenery and the "beautiful people"... really, I would like to blend in with the paparazzi and photograph it all until my trigger finger quit!

Abby -- Merci... Her shoes and the style of the coat are a vintage style.

Carla said...

HI Genie, great pic.. I go crazy when I see these glam Madames.. So elegant. Carla

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Carla -- Merci to the queen of b&w!

Cildemer said...

Great B&W shot!
A very elegant lady! Wouldn't like to wear a fur coat though! Don't like very much the idea to kill animals to take their skins !
Thanks for sharing;o)

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ps: can't remember how the cow arrived on the beach. It was probably brought there by van!

Starman said...

Love her hat. She looks like a wealthy Russian cossack.

M said...

Very glamorous! Love her hair and the B&W is perfect!

Alexa said...

I would know that this elegant woman is French even from the back. This is a good example of that je ne sais quoi that I sure wish I had! And a great capture, Genie.

Jack said...

That looks like a photo from 1940.

No, I'm not in Hartford this week, but I have no apologies to offer for lying in the sun under a blue sky and the palms. I consider myself lucky!!! Thanks for visiting me on HDP.

EG Wow said...

I don't wear fur but I have to admit that she DOES look warm. :)

Halcyon said...

Not a fan of the fur. I'm glad we don't see more of it. It's just tacky to me.

Sally in WA said...

I thought it was one of those old time photographs...even the shoes look like period pieces. I don't wear fur either, but if push came to shove and that was all I had between me and the cold, I might change my mind.

Enjoy your weekend!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman -- She owned that hat!

Marie -- Merci, mon amie

Alexa -- You are exactly right... I was lucky to capture her (and get her in focus!)

Jack -- I would say that you are a very smart man to anticipate that snowstorm!

EG -- Based on the style of this coat it is not a recent purchase...

Halcyon -- I think that we would have seen many women like this 40 or 50 years ago

Sally -- Many times I do not notice the detail of a shot until I put it on a screen... the shoes were a bonus on this one!

Virginia said...

Ah, Madame did not need this coat and chic chapeau this last week! I love this shot though Genie, and the BW makes it even more interesting!
V

Sara Louise said...

I'm loving her hat

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Virginia -- Had it been warmer, Madame probably would have worn something else... guess I was lucky

Sara -- I think that it is fur also but perhaps not... Merci!

James said...

I like this shot a lot! I know it's strange but this looks just like a lady who caught my eye when I was there. I even remember where I saw here it was on rue Etienne Marcel between rue rue du Louvre and rue Montmartre in the 1st arrondissement.

Peter said...

Furs seem to be "allowed" again! Of course, the temperature is now again well above freezing ...