Saturday, February 18, 2012

Must be a French girl...


She has the style, the self-assured attitude, the certain je ne sais quoi...

Wait... Is that a LLBean backpack?
It is not a French girl, but close!


Rue d'Arcole
Ile de la Cité
75004 Paris


29 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Elegant and confident ~ even with the backpack. Have a beautiful weekend, Genie.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I agree with Shell! Elegant and confident she is! Terrific capture, Genie, as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Randy said...

Love that red coat!

Joe said...

It was 6pm, the shadows were long and there I was sitting on the wall again. I had my white jacket so a turn in the weather wouldn't deter me from the wait. She walked passed in a red coat this time last week. Would she emerge again? Could it be her? Suddenly there she was and I was sure.

Riet said...

Very elegant and sophisticated and who cares about the backpack. Anything goes tese days, right?

Bibi said...

You beat me to it about the backpack...she could be from Seattle..see many like here there! Love that red.

Bibi said...

You beat me to it about the backpack...she could be from Seattle..see many like here there! Love that red.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The backpack (no style), the red (too daring) coat - no French girl!

M said...

Certainement et elle s'appelle Holly! Très, très belle!

This is Belgium said...

If you ask me... definitely not a French gir... Not only French girls have class... How bout Alabama girls?

Virginia said...

And Holly's backpack is full of YOUR stuff Genie! HA
The red coat was indeed a hit!
V

Richard Moisan said...

La Française type!
Mains dans les poches, pour faire mine de rien, lunettes de soleil pour regarder discrètement, la démarche assurée.
Pour moi, c'est clair, elle attend un regard appuyé. Elle se retournera discrètement et espèrera qu'on reviendra vers elle...

mytwocentsworth said...

It's the hands in the pockets that does it, and a red coat is always cool! Backpack or no backpack, I must get my red one ready.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very clever! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Harriet said...

Great photo. Before I read all the comments, I was thinking a French girl would probably have on higher heels - but at what peril walking on those stones! I'll take the more sensible shoes any day. Holly looks very dashing in her red coat and shades.

Starman said...

She may not be French (although, in spite of comments here, she could be) She definitely has style.

C. R. Spooner said...

...she's French at heart...

Jack said...

I don't care if she is French or Kansan . . . can you introduce me?

Alexa said...

My first thought was, Doesn't Genie's daughter Holly have a coat exactly like this one?" I say the backpack adds a certain American chic (yes, that's right!) to the whole ensemble.

Erika said...

And Italian girls? Wish you a nice Sunday.

AL said...

Amazing where you see LL Bean things! The backpack sort of spoils the chic image!

Louis la Vache said...

This occasional series is always delightful, Genie!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, as some of you are aware, I am quite close to this non-French girl in the red coat. She cursed the backpack, and I will buy her a more chic replacement before we go again. Virginia was right... she does carry an extra lens, tripod, etc for me.

We have noticed more coats of color (red, mustard, purple, midnight blue, etc.)

Yes, it is time to replace the LLBean backpack.

Bises,
Genie

Sara Louise said...

I'm thinking a black Longchamp bag would be a lovely replacement.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You've got sharp eyes Genie. You could have fooled me on first glance. I always try to dress appropriately in other countries. She did a great job of fitting in with the long coat. The red surprised me. I agree with the others. I hope she'll take home a lovely French bag as a remembrance of her trip.
Sam

Peter Olson said...

Yes, she certainly has the style ... and I can confirm, not only on photos! :-)

TheChieftess said...

I dunno Genie...with internet shopping...she could very well still be French...or are saying that LLBean just doesn't fit the French style...if that's the case..she's a French girl returning the back pack to the American boy she met at le cafe last night!!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

No question it's a FRENCH GIRL.
New York's streets are full of Frenchies scooping up the bargains on one-week junkets.
They get much better deals then we do. They arrive with giant empty suitcases and fill them to the brim with Ralph and LLBean etc.

She has the inimitable je ne sait quoi

Gunn said...

Yes, she has STYLE, and looks like she is from southern Europe....