Friday, December 2, 2011

Repetto VIII


Dansez!

Repetto's window on Rue de la Paix is always on my list,
and the petite souris did not disappoint.

Dance, with all the joie de vivre in your heart

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals." -- Charles Baudelaire



Repetto
22, rue de la Paix
75002 Paris

32 comments:

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

She reminds me of Angelina Ballerina! I love it! Magical almost

Palomasea said...

This is fabulous..genius in its whimsy and simplicity!
Joie de vivre indeed!

Have a beautiful weekend, Genie..
- Irina

martinealison said...

Si délicat... Ta photo est vraiment adorable et pleine de tendresse.
Gros bisous

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Sooooo cute.

Malyss said...

In France , we call the young dancers "petits rats"! (little rats). They are much more cute than "rats", especially this little one!

louciao said...

This delightful window reminds me of how my ballet teacher always admonished us to "make a dance of it" when we ploughed through our exercises. Good advice with which to manoeuver through life.

Joe said...

With her nose pointed towards the moon and her arms extended to her tail the stars span around Madeleine as she completed her pirouette. From grand jete to arabesque from the early hours to dawn there was nothing but dance. When she woke the sun was up and the tail was no more but there on the floor was a tiny pair of ballet slippers worn and pink.

Shell Sherree said...

I nearly cried over this, Genie ~ she's so delicate and fragile and sweet. Thank you... if I'd missed seeing this scene, my day wouldn't have been quite as bright.

brattcat said...

looking at this, i think we should all dance every day.

this is Belgium said...

delicieusement délicate

The Clever Pup said...

I hope you had a great adventure with Peter.

Halcyon said...

That is super sweet!!

Cezar and Léia said...

very elegant! :)
Léia

Sylvia K said...

I want a mouse like this one!! What a delight and what a wonderful capture, Genie! Great smile to begin my day and just the one I needed! Have a beautiful weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pet said...

Ah, la joie de vivre!

VenetiaMicio said...

Comme elle est mignonne cette petite souris. J'aurais adoré voir cette vitrine !
Très belle image
xxx
Danielle

Alexa said...

My first thought was also Angelina Ballerina—surely it's her. Too precious, Genie!

Céline said...

There is a Repetto shop in Lyon too and like to stop there each time I go downtown! Your petit rat is so cute!

Ninny said...

I have two left feet, but your pictures make me want to visit this store.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Céline, I would love to go to Lyon to see the Repetto windows.

I am a sucker for these windows and on this particular trip, there was a 30-something woman who started taking photos as she exited the store with her Repetto purchase. She asked if I would take her photo in front of "the famous Repetto windows" and she assumed 4th position with ballet arms. Love it!

Joe, mon ami, you really got me with this petit roman (little story). You told an entire story in three beautifully worded sentences. Merci beaucoup!

Bises,
Genie

M said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was of the Angelina Ballerina books I used to read to my girls! This is adorable. I am glad Repetto didn't disappoint this trip ... and your story of the lady coming out of the store is priceless!

Holly said...

thanks for the lovely photo, and to Joe for the story with it. Tonight I am dreaming of piroettes and my dear Maggie. Ballet brought her to Charleston but Paris was always in her heart and I am thankful for my time with her.

Rob and Mandy said...

It is Ratatouille the mouse's girlfriend!!!

Virginia said...

I can't possibly top Joe. Parfait!
V

Anne said...

That petite mouse, oh my gosh, so charming!!

Randy said...

That is adorable!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh. How I love this one, Genie! LOOK at her little ballet mouse-slippers! In my favorite ballerina color!

Harriet said...

I am responding late, but I love this photo. I can just imagine the oohs and aahs when you came upon this window. What a nice post on my birthday....36 again and always dancing in my dreams......

Sharon Creech said...

So much is expressed in such simplicity. Magnifique!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All of the above and more Genie!

Starman said...

I love the mouse ballerina!

TheChieftess said...

Reminds me of when I was little and taking ballet...my middle sister who is 6 years older than me told me I looked like the ostrich's of Fantasia and sounded like the Hippo's...kind of put a dent in my zest for taking ballet!!!

This shot made me laugh out loud!!!