Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Style In Paris

My friend Chloe recently cleared her closet and gave me this stunning Balenciaga jacket, actually part of a suit (with friends like that, who needs stylists....). Its lines are very simple, the fabric is exquisitely warm and thin, and I adore the collar.
The weather has indeed become pretty cold in Paris, around 60 degrees F (16 degrees Celsius) during the afternoon... Brrrrr... To tell you the truth I have caught a kind of flu and am in bed with lots of tea, honey, and vitamin C.

The girls of Paris too have started wearing tights and jackets (a lot of velvet around!), as well as boots, and I thought I'd share with you the amazing look of this red-loving gal, whom I spied on the subway yesterday...

36 comments:

MISS GLITZY said...

J'aurais certainement photographié la demoiselle aussi. La veste a l'air très belle. Repose toi bien et prompt rétablissement.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

lovely-lovely... belle!
I love the high collar neck...Jil Sander Fall/winter is so-so amazing with that look...($$$etchink! hee!!)

Hope to hear more from you!

m e r c i*

karina said...

Necesito una Chloe en mi vida,Ja ja!!!
Espero que te mejores pronto.
Me quede pensando en tu post de ayer, porque yo me sentí como una extraterrestre pero venia del mismo lugar que mis compañeros,igual era distinta, y no encajaba, era la única que leía y pensaba distinto al resto,me vestía diferente y aun tratando de parecerme no me parecía, la escuela me ahogaba,mis compañeros me asfixiaban con sus mentes estrechas todos tan pre juiciosos.
El ultimo año me cambie a la noche a un colegio de adultos, pase del privado a la nocturna, fue muy divertido y aprendi mas que en el privado, en ambos habia buenos profesores pero las clases fluian mas en la escuela nocturna, y ahi todos eramos extraterrestres todos distintos, con historias diferentes,uy que comentario tan largo..
besos

Hila said...

oh you lucky thing! That coat is stunning. And I love the mystery red girl.
I've given your blog an award - see my latest post :)

mansuetude said...

stay cozy inside yourself; i hear it will frost in Boston tonight, almost. :)
What will you read? hmm.

gracia said...

I adore that collar, too...

hrsj said...

Thank you for visiting my blog the other day, I appreciate it!
Your blog is quite lovely and I really hope you feel better soon!
Those boots make me want some as well!

A World in a PAN said...

I love your grey flannel jacket - the other girl in the picture has style too!

Lisa [strickerin] said...

Such simple elegance. The rest of the world could learn so much from you French ladies.

Karen in Paris said...

Nice friend, eh?

Karen in Paris said...

Oh, sorry, and get well soon.

chloe said...

If you caught cold i have here some secrets for you:
- Aconite 5ch or 9 ch
- During very cold winter time: Echinacea
And the real miracle is this:
http://www.origine-naturelle.com/Citrobiotic_extrait_de_pepins_de_pamplemousse_Bio.html
It's working like a natural antibiotic. Put 30 drops, in the water and you will fight the cold.

marie said...

it has been chilly! ive gotten out my tights, and am looking for some boots :)

Mary-Laure said...

MISS GLITZY - comme toi, je commence a oser prendre des photos des gens!

LENORENEVERMORE - yes, it totally reminded me of Sander's sleek and gray silhouettes, which I loved this season.

KARINA - que suerte que pudiste cambiar de liceo, yo ni sabia que existian liceos nocturnos asi.
Pienso que cuando una es sensible, y cuando le gusta leer a uno, y tener su personalidad propria, es muy dificil caber en una escuela "normal"...

HILA - aaaawwwww, thank you Hila! Coming from such a super-smart gal as you, and coming from so far away, it means a lot to me, really.

MANSUETUDE - what am I reading... I'll feature the book I'm delighting in in a few days, you'll see!
And you, my dear, what are you reading?

CHLOE - merci ma punkie, tu as toujours les meilleures recettes. J'espere que tu aimes ta veste sur moi...?

MARIE - boots? oh not YET, please!

karina said...

My god, she knows how to dress, and know how about natural cures,She is fantastic, and I need a Chloe in my life for sure.

Anonymous said...

ok...and i have decided that chloé can be my friend too....especially when it comes to closet-clearing time.:) gorgeous jacket...just gorgeous....and it seems so flattering with your do...
and i think i might start wearing tights today...it is around 8c now...and i could blow some smoke in the air about 30 minutes ago....l'hiver est proche!!!
nancy

Solange said...

What a lucky girl you are! Enjoy the coat, it's very nice.
Here, it's also chillier and fresh, but there is still some sun, thank goodness :-)

hopefully you get better soon, take it easy...

Solange

Mary-Laure said...

KARINA - we all need a Chloe in our lives!

NANCY - oh but Paris is not SUPPOSED to be as cold as Canada! I hope you use Stevie as a nice furry hot bottle, he he he...

SOLANGE - enjoy the fall sunshine of the Netherlands...

please sir said...

Oh la la - love this - oh that collar!

valeda said...

i'm sorry to hear that you are sick & hope you are on the mend.
oh, and that jacket is lovely...i am a little preoccupied with the color grey at the moment.
happy weekend!

Stardust said...

Beautiful jacket & lovely friend you got! I'm sipping hot Rooibos here, too (having a flu). Let's get well soon!

MelancholySmile said...

I love dressing for cold weather, but I live in the wrong climate for such things! Your new jacket is lovely. :)

Anonymous said...

oh and because you are sick...stevie does a fantastic job of lying next to you then....so he's yours for a bit...:) hope you feel well soon!
;0nancy

miss cavendish said...

Love the collar. It's parfait with your bob. Do get well soon . . .

Jill said...

hope you feel better soon! take good care. i LOVE the jacket...it looks so classy on you :)

Mary-Laure said...

STARDUST - I see the flu extends from Finland to France...

MELANCHOLYSMILE - oh but I for my part ENVY you for living in a warm place. The cold makes me sad and anxious.

NANCY - trying hard to feel Stevie's warmth from across the Pond here...

.girl ferment. said...

great great jacket.
thank you for the coulis idea, it is a goodie.
i don't like the thick nature of nectar, urrgh.
xx

Mrs.French said...

the most wonderful friend you have! this is beautiful...I love the tights too.

tangobaby said...

Oh yummy. I love a grey coat (I have one too) and that collar is awesome! Glad to hear that fall has arrived. That's my favorite season.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh lucky you for having such generous & stylish friends! It's a fab coat! I hope you're feeling better now. Take care!

Katrina said...

i love this post. that coat. and that photo of the woman wearing red. all so lovely...

thriftymrs said...

I am mighty jealous, I need a generous friend like that!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

love the girl in red! but is it chilly there yet? i am packing for october..raincoat, light sweater, jeans...is it right?

Mary-Laure said...

BONBON OISEAU - yes, it's already quite cold... Many people are already wearing tights, boots and winter coats. Make sure to pack plenty of warm clothes...
And contact me when you're in town, we could get together!

artycho said...

I love the style of the girl in red! quite british.

jen said...

the last time i was in paris was in the fall - such a great time to go! i don't mind being cold, it's easier to walk around all day when it's cool versus when it's hot!

i love that jacket, the collar is great!