Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Must be a French girl


In front of La Maison du Bon Vin on Rue des Halles our heads were turned by this mother/daughter scene. With the photos I captured on this recent visit to Paris, my "must be a French girl" series will be well-stocked. I hope you approve.

La Maison du Bon Vin
Rue des Halles et Rue des Déchargeurs




43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Definitely must be a French girl! Delightful capture, Genie, as always! Enjoy!

Sylvia

jb said...

She's actually wearing the school uniform from the Ecole de Wasserbillig in Luxembourg.

A-M said...

Oh their little coats are just darling aren't they! A-M xx

Richard said...

Je ne connais pas la nationalité de cette petite fille, mais elle est très chic, très mode!

Suzi said...

Oh isnt she perfect. The French dress their children so wonderfully!!!x

Louise said...

I definitely approve, both of the series, and the photo, and the little girls style- so glamorous for the pre-school set.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

That's a school uniform coat? Wow. Must be a French girl! Lovely capture. (Love the headband...)

Something White said...

Gorgeous jacket for that little girl!! Hope you´re doing well and send you all my best greetings,
Marjolijn

Malyss said...

There are many kinds of french girls. For me, she's not so much french, she's more "from Paris"..:)

Ann said...

What an amazing shot...
love the girl's coat and the shoes ♥

Andy said...

And well dressed she is. I'm looking forward to your "must be a French girl" series.

Alexa said...

I'm looking forward to more of this series too. I think maybe little Parisiennes are just born with the "chic" gene!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Very stylish ..... beautifully cut coat.

Enjoy your day Genie! xx

M said...

A double French girl photo -- la fille has learned well from mamman!,

Dianne said...

She has that certain ~je ne sais quoi~ just like her Mum.

Tena Russ said...

Chic down to the matching headband. I can imagine her twirling it around in a circle.

Peter said...

Très chic! I have even seen American ladies visiting Paris being très chic!

Halcyon said...

Too cute!

Harriet said...

Adorable. One can never be too young to make a fashion statement!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

When I started my blog on 14 juillet last year, I had many photos of people on the streets who I thought were so chic-ly dressed that they must be Parisian, or surely French. Sometimes the post comes more as a question than a statement as we evaluate and imagine, and undoubtedly I am fooled from time to time...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Also her hair, cut in a fashionable little 'bob' and fur trimmed boots, lovely.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- Merci, and best of luck with your move!

JB -- Again, you are pulling my leg, but it is nice to see you here

A-M -- Yes, and a fashionista comme toi would know that it is not a school uniform... Merci!

Richard -- Oui, elle est très chic et peut-être une jeune fille française

Suzi -- With the French children on spring holiday, we saw many more children on this visit

Louise -- What fascinates me is the seemingly effortless ability to achieve "the look" for these little ones.

Sam -- Do not let JB fool you -- I thought the headband was a perfect accessory to the coat... just completes "the look"

Marjolijn -- Merci, sweet friend. So glad to see you again and wish you a wonderful week!

Ann -- I did not see her until she had already passed me so I could not verify the rest of the ensemble, but I would guess that it is all adorable!

Malyss -- I think that you are right. It is only my general feel that for sure the French know how to carry off a fine look. On this trip Marie and I found many who strived for "the look" and just fell short. I will count on you for the fine distinctions between the Parisians and the French girls in general... merci

Andy -- I had several last year, perhaps 4 or 5, but now will bring these out more frequently

Alexa -- Absolutely! There is either a "chic gene" or an environmental acclimation for this. When you see it every day it becomes de rigueur

Ruby -- The princess cut and detail matched with the coral plaid is so stylish! Merci

Marie -- When I put the title on this I almost selected "petite" French girl, but thought that someone would notice mamman -- Merci!

Dianne -- Just adorable! I agree, mon amie

Tena -- I think that the coat has little bows on the front pleats which can just barely be seen on the right. I think that she was twirling that matching headband!

Peter -- Tu es gentil et tu me fais sourire. Merci, mon ami

Halcyon -- Merci... sending you an email

Harriet -- I am in total agreement! I think that she was swinging her hair as she walked

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Perth -- Perky and hair shining, she was quite the little miss... I could not say for sure but the boots do appear to be (faux) fur

Jilly said...

Adorable. French and Italian children - or perhaps as Malyss says, 'Paris children' are so chic. Love the photo.

biebkriebels said...

Lovely outfit, a real French lady.

Starman said...

Is it just me, or does she look like she's getting ready to toss the hair thing?

Virginia said...

Oh I love her little coat with the matching hair band. Yes, the French still dress their children with style, not like so many here that make their young daughters look like .......well you know!!
V

PS Love their boots!

Gringo said...

Great shot Genie!

martinealison said...

Elle a déjà la distinction parisienne... Bisous

Loree said...

Indeed it must. So very stylish :)

Picturit said...

This is a lovely photo like the fact you cannot see the face the splash of colour lifts the image perfectly, almost Cartier Bresson. Great love it!!!!!

Jann said...

She is definitely French~ no doubt about it........love this!

suzanneberry said...

sigh! just wonderful. so stylish, has to be french! what a treat your work is.

M said...

Merci Peter!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jilly -- I have seen the Italian children in Florence and thought the same... You and Malyss will have to be my Paris/French experts!

biebkriebels -- Indeed, a petite one at that!

Starman -- Into the barrel? Perhaps...

Virginia -- Uh huh... I know

Gringo -- Merci, mon ami!

martine -- C'est vrai, mon amie, et merci!

Loree -- Cute with all capital letters!

Picturit -- You can be my new best friend if you put moi et M. Bresson in the same paragraph!

Jann -- We did see some little cuties at Parc Monceau with nannies who we discovered were English, but I do think that this little lass is Parisian

Suz -- You are so kind with your artist's eye...

Marie -- He is such a gentleman!

Amanda said...

fantastic image - such a well-heeled petite mam'selle and her maman!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very classy, certainly French! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

TheChieftess said...

Precious!!!

cieldequimper said...

Très BCBG.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Amanda -- Merci... wish I had a little one like this to dress up!

Cezar -- Glad that you are back from vacation, my friend!

Chieftess -- Merci, mon amie!

Ciel -- C'est vrai! J'adore BCBG.

James said...

Stylish from birth. Nice shot!
Thanks for the wonderful comments!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I would love to see her face!

Alan O'Riordan said...

That's a great shot. Just found your blog. You do a great job of portraying quintessential Paris:-)