Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stealth fashion photo



I am fairly brazen about taking photos but one never knows what shots will cause a fuss. You definitely have to be careful about taking photos of shoes in Galeries Lafayette as they will repremand you promptly. So, when I was in a boutique section of Printemps, I just snapped this for the pink and orange fabric (so me) and that amazing hand quilting on silk. Then I quickly do a sketch of the garment.

I will share more of this obsession another day. I think I got it from my mother (but it is a good thing, Mom)!

28 comments:

Richard said...

Magnifiques, ces couleurs! Je te souhaite bonne chance, Genie, pour satisfaire ta gourmandise de beau et d'original!

Bayside Rose said...

I am so glad that you are so brave taking these photos. Gorgeous colours and silk.
Pam

beau gosse said...

Gorgeous colours to be sure! Merci a toi, Genie. 8^)

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabric, I can understand why you would want to take a photo, even by stealth- and it's a great photo. Galleries Lafayette went beserk when I took a photo of their glorious Chateau Y'Quem display, and wanted me to delete it. I did delete the photo they saw me take, luckily it was about the 4th one of the same thing! My husband is a photographer, and is a whizz at the stealth photo- he shoots from the hip without aiming.

biebkriebels said...

Yes it is not always allowed to make photo's in public buildings. It is here the same, but I can agree. There is a lot of copy in fashion bussiness.

Shell Sherree said...

Such a gorgeous photo ~ it doesn't look at all as if it was taken surreptitiously. If I was attempting that, I'd end up photographing the ceiling. Blurred. I'll bet your sketches are lovely, too.

Malyss said...

The french law says: if you picture something in a big shop ,like Galeries Lafayette, Printemps , Samaritaine..you must buy everything you pictured ( as "punishment")!
In small shops, you have to ask the owner's agreement.

Harriet said...

Love the colors and the textrues.

My, my that's a tough law (re Malyss) -- if only they knew how much publicity they were receiving, perhaps they would welcome tourist photos.

Halcyon said...

The colors are vivid. I think I would like this too.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

CRAZY fabrics! I too have been shamed for taking photos in stores and I don't really understand why they object. In a Rome McDonalds I have a photo of a worker literally flinging herself at me to prevent a photo.???????

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Stunning! I am so glad you got the
photo to share with us!

Jane
Flora Doora

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Aesthetic Alterations said...

This makes me cry, it's so beautiful!

suzanneberry said...

stunning, simply stunning. i may cry as well! cest manifique! (poor spelling, sorry!)

Virginia said...

Sometimes it's just better to ask forgiveness! :) Love the pink and orange too!!!
V

Jeanne said...

Such beautiful textures and colors ! I will look forward to reading about what you do with the sketches of the garments.

Loree said...

what swoon-worthy fabric. lovely.

This is Belgium said...

...my trick so far has been giving the impression of asking permission and approval but trying to avoid negative answers as much as possible .:-)
after your experience I am tempted to have a try out at Lafayette in the near future;

Starman said...

There was a small shop next to our hotel in Frankfurt that was selling similar scarves. Robb bought a couple for his neice.

Toñi Buendia said...

I'm in love with your blog!! nice , so nice!!kisses from Spain. TOñi

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhh...I see a party dress in the making!!!

Alexa said...

I'm very proud of you, Genie. It was SO worth risking the wrath of GL and/or le bras longue de la loi française for such a shot! And the fact that it was brazenly snuck makes it even more appealing.

Jack said...

Brazen? You? No! I still haven't decided when it is OK for me to shoot and when it isn't. I have been surprised to have store owners tell me "no pictures" when I was just carrying it and not even thinking about pix in their stores. (The little guy is much better for sneaking pix than the big DSLR.)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Richard -- Merci, mon ami

Bayside -- I usually do best when I have a "partner in crime" to keep an eye out!

beau gosse -- Glad that you approve... This rack was exquisite!

Louise -- Okay, you can join the "stealth club" for that photo shoot! I need a very small camera for the true stealth shots or lessons from your husband - hah!

biebkriebels -- Yes, I know but what temptation

Shell -- I learned how to sketch clothes when my girls were little and I could sew the copies for them

Malyss -- Very interesting! I'll try that in a patisserie and just eat it all!

Harriet -- Merci... I agree with you about the law

Halcyon -- Yes, the little scalloped dress was adorable!

Carol -- McDonalds? How crazy is that!

Jane -- Yes, and Marie and I have many, many stealth photos from our trip

José -- Merci for your visit and your poetry...

AA -- Merci, mon amie!

Suzanne -- Merci, and when the dresses are in the windows you can snap away without worry of the police!

Virginia -- Yes, we must each have a dozen scarves of those colors!

Jeanne -- So glad that you like these. I sketched a coat from the same boutique last year... adorable!

Loree -- So glad that you like these fabrics and I wish that I could have shown the whole garments!

Belgium -- Just be careful! If Malyss is right about the French law, we could get into real trouble.

Starman -- Well, if I see a scarf in any of these colors I would surely buy them...

Toñi -- Wonderful! I am off to see your blog as well... I hope that you will visit here often

Chieftess -- Ah, yes... But I would have to find the fabric first or something close to give the same effect. Merci!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Superbe encore une fois , tes photos me comblent de plaisir à parler de notre capitale, j'en suis ravie et je suis chacune de tes publications, en tant qu'ancienne parisienne j'avoue que c'est très très sympathique de suivre tes posts!
Merci à toi et bonne journée Génie!
xxx cath

Randy said...

I had a woman who yelled at me once for trying to take a picture of her crafts. She changed her tune when I told her that my blog is seen all over the world. I just told her I wasn't interested after that. Great colors in this photo.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This is all so beautiful Genie....love the hand stitching and the colours.Thanks for the peek into Printemps.

Best wishes! xx

classic • casual • home said...

So funny. I got the "pas de photo, madame" at the Baccarat museum but they were OK with it in the restaurant.