Monday, May 23, 2011

Must be a French girl - IV


In April as Marie and I enjoyed déjeuner on our first day in Paris, I watched these shoes stroll into the restaurant accompanied by a real French girl who was draped on the arm of what I supposed was a real French man.

Do not ask how I got this photo but I can tell you that I almost fell off of my high stool perch into someone's dessert. We had already made friends with our waiter who was quite amused. We did not charge him for the entertainment...

Café Marie Stuart
58, rue Montorgueil

37 comments:

Ann said...

Oh its gorgeous...
worth the little fall, I think!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oooo! la! la! Genie, sexy shoes and a very funny story. My daughter would fall in love with those shoes. Me, I prefer to be a little bit closer to the ground.
Best wishes
Grace

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Wohoo, these shoes look fierce! Love them, but personally I´m more the ballerina girl ;-)

beau gosse said...

They look a little bit Las Vegas/Pussycat Dolls to me.....but what do I know?!? I am just a man! ^_^

This is Belgium said...

Ha ha , Genie, I can literally see this happening.. your friendship with the waiter on your first night out as well as your acrobatic skills, definitely material for this great post!

Malyss said...

OH, no, NOT every french girl is wearing such things! (luckily!!!!Ü)

Shell Sherree said...

Your antics have given me a good laugh, Genie! Thank you for going to such acrobatic lengths. I couldn't wear those shoes, but I admire her derring-do.

Joe said...

My goodness. Animal print shoes! Attention grabbers for sure.

brattcat said...

Imagine if Cinderella wore these slippers?

Picturit said...

Must not let my wife see these could be costly !!!

BillDixon said...

I bet the Frenchman was in for a wild night with this animal of a woman. Ha ha!

Virginia said...

We have a saying about pumps like that, but I can't say it here! HA

It doesn't matter HOW you get the picture you want as long as you get it!!!
V

Andy said...

Glad to hear it was a female wearing the shoes. I wish I could have been in the same restaurant at the same time. I would have had my camera focused you Genie.

Randy said...

My ankles hurt just looking at those. Great shot.

biebkriebels said...

Ha,ha,ha, funny story and a wonderful photo. Glad you made it, I love shoes, but can't walk on this size of the heels.

Bergson said...

je vais acheter les mêmes

jill815 said...

Love this picture! I need some shoes like these. I found you through Catherine at Aesthetic Alterations and I already love your blog through the pictures alone so I'm your newest follower. Nice to meet you!

TheChieftess said...

I'd have liked to be sitting with Andy at a nearby table with camera ready!!! There should be a warning label on these shoes..."do not drink wine while wearing these shoes as they may be hazardous to your health" Of course, the same could be said for a similar warning on Genie's camera!!!

orvokki said...

Ohhoh.. really french shoes !!
I wonder how she can walk.. but i know she can. (I don't :)
Nice foto.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ann -- My near-miss was totally worth it. If she falls off of these shoes it means a sprained ankle at best... merci!

Grace -- I have some that look a bit like these but they are too high for me to wear and I would never wear them on the streets of Paris anyway... My daughter loves them too!

Vreni -- Smart girl you are, mon amie!

beau gosse -- Yes, a bit, but with her classic jacket and jeans, it toned down that Vegas look... glad to see you, mon ami

Anni -- Well, the stools were very tall and "tippy" -- I do not think that the waiter was aware of how close I came to really falling into the dessert tray!

Malyss -- You are right! Most of the ones that I see (not in the fashion areas) are with men, presumably to catch them if they fall.

Shell -- Yes, I am glad that Marie did not have her camera handy. She is too sweet to do that, really.

Joe -- Yes, and with the red background, it was too tempting to resist taking a photo!

brattcat -- That would have been a funny fairy tale indeed!

Picturit -- Having seen the prices of shoes in Paris, I would imagine that the cost of these shoes would feed a family of 5 for a week or two!

Loree said...

Oh what gorgeous shoes.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bill -- You are too funny, my friend! She really looked like your regular Parisian except for the shoes. This was not an expensive lunch spot either!

Virginia -- Ah yes, the three-letter pumps... no, you had better not. Merci, mon amie!

Andy -- I do not even want to know what the guys in Canada are wearing this year...

Randy -- Mine too! Merci...

biebkriebels -- My camera is not very subtle and so I only got this one shot... glad I didn't break my camera!

Bergson -- Je pense que non... tu es très drôle!

jill -- So nice to meet you and I am glad that you like the photos... These shoes really scream out to those of us who are shoe-crazy! Welcome!

Chieftess -- Hummmm, there was just a glass and we were fresh off the transatlantic flights... perhaps a warning would be good!

orvokki -- These shoes are in just good shape, it would not seem that she has been walking very far in them... Merci, mon amie!

Alexa said...

And not just any French girl—a Parisienne, clearly! I was going to say what Virginia said, but also couldn't find a g-rated way to say it (and I was laughing too hard picturing you face down in someone's tarte tatin!).

JM said...

Glad you made it, Genie! So cool, it's worth the effort.

Stan said...

Tres, tres jolie!! I imagine that there was a woman who did NOT want to be conspicuous -- lol. Great job of getting the pic [without being detected????].

Birdman said...

Glad you mentioned it was a gal. I was gonna roll the dice and say guy climbing into a firetruck.

Starman said...

I like your story of the shot a lot more than I like the shoes. Maybe it's a guy thing.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Very impressive shoes to say the least! Not sure if they are worth the pain of wearing them.

Harriet said...

It seems that everyone has a good 'shoe' story after a visit to Paris -- this one is very unique -- glad you didn't fall into the dessert tray!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Loree -- Glad you like them... merci!

Alexa -- Oui, c'est vrai! Ah yes, we do know what kind of shoes... My face came very close to the dessert tray but in that fuzzy close-up I think it was a chocolate something - hah!

JM -- Merci, mon ami. As Virginia said, it's always worth it

Stan -- Merci, and no, I was not detected... French girl and Monsieur had their eyes glued on one another!

Birdman -- That's a funny thought, Mr. Bird!

Starman -- I'm glad you like the story best... I aim to please and there ought to be a little something for everybody at Paris and Beyond

Carol -- Well, it would not be worth it for me! Merci...

Harriet -- Yeah, me too! The chair just started leaning and it was like being on a ladder that was falling over.

Sara Louise said...

I have a pair of leopard shoes and I can't help but feel very chic when I wear them :-)

Rob and Mandy said...

They look utterly dangerous!

Elizabeth said...

I would found it difficult not to wrestle those shoes off her! Love it!

Louise said...

Ah, I love the stealthy shoe shot! I did some in Singapore last year when confronted with some rather astonishing footwear.

Cezar and Léia said...

LOL Rob comment! :)
but they are fashion!
Léia

M said...

Too busy yesterday to get to your blog and, boy, am I sorry I missed all the fun! I am so glad you didn't fall off of the very high stool! But, rest assured that even if you had I would NEVER have photographed you in such a delicate situation. Don't know how you managed to get such a fantastic close up!! Bises, your partner in crime :-)

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)