Thursday, March 25, 2010

Country Casual
























Cobble, cobble, cobble. . .

Original Idea: Hit les rues with my trusty any-idiot-can-take-a-picture camera to see if les femmes françaises d'un certain age have started donning their spring duds. 

As always, my unflinching eye for beauty, composition and fine focus has been incorporated into my photo art. . .

Idea Gone Awry: Yesterday the streets were bare in the petite ville next to ours.  Today it's raining.

Solution:  "On-the-street" shots morphed into "in-the-shops" shots.

Unfortunately, it being spring and all according to the calendar, the boutiques were encumbered with floor to ceiling boxes filled with yet unpacked treats and treasures for the new season. Thus the backgrounds for my art was less inspiring than I would have liked.  No doubt you will agree, but please don't feel any obligation to tell me. Merci par avance.



































































I'll make all of this up to you next week. Promise.

26 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Tish,
Your action shots are great. The blondie at the top looks trés chic as does the second from the bottom. Here's to Spring, well it was Spring like at the beginning of the week...
Have a good one,
Mimi (aka 'The Dunce') you gotta laugh

Shelley said...

No amends needed. Really! Love the gathered taupe dress in the top photo.

Jacqueline said...

Hey Tish,
Yo don't have to apologise. I love your on-the street or inside-the-shop posts. It's lovely to see how the woman in France dresses on an everyday level..... and, they are still chic. My favourite look is the lovely lady in the first picture. I love her dress.
XXXX

Lily Lemontree said...

Must agree with the others, the lady up on top looks very chic in the grey dress but all beautiful subjects, each and every one!
Looking forward to more, hope you have a great day, friend!!!

Deja Pseu said...

Nice to see such a wide variety of styles! Great shots, Tish, and very "of the moment."

James said...

Well I hate to be a copycat, but what a wonderful group of readers to copy! I like all the photos. A very pleasant viwing on a rainy day here.

LPC said...

Fun! My first thought, they all look so young. My second thought, they look so Californian! Egads!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Did anyone say no to having their photo taken? These gals all look pretty pulled together and relaxed...move over garance dore!

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

I don't want to be a lemming but I love the dress and boots in the first picture...

materfamilias said...

Now we need you to find out where we could get that fabulous dress in the top photo. That's so very wearable in so many different places and occasions.

Metropolitan Mum said...

Just like the ladies around here on Chapel Market. Ahem.

knitpurl said...

Dittos on the gal in the dress. My daughter emailed me today that she wore a maternity dress to work today (she is 5 mos. pregnant) rather than the usual tops/slacks and has received numerous compliments. Her reaction, more women should wear dresses so they wouldn't be such a novelty.

Liked seeing the real French world. I do want that shirt in the last pix. I love that color.
PS-you don't need to apologize to us Tish, we're your loyal fans and always understand. xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This was excellent! Donc, no need to apologize at all! Fabulous photos of such gorgeous women of a CERTAIN AGE! Anita

7jades said...

Great variety of dresses, Love them all!

Bises,
7jades.

BigLittleWolf said...

I am just loving the soft grays. They go with everything, and are flattering on everyone.

Super.

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I'm gathering a lot of inspiration from these shots.

La Petite Gallery said...

Some chic looking styles, great post. You put it together beautifully.

How are you?


yvonne

That's Not My Age said...

I like the in the shop shots - they're more original than on the streets. Keep it up!

Semi Expat said...

I love your 'look on the streets' posts - or, in this case the looks in the shops... and so would LOVE the dress in the top photograph - it would go beautifully with my new boots like your lady is wearing... x

Marsi said...

If I saw ordinary women in a clothing shop in the U.S. looking this put-together, I'd probably faint.

aaonce said...

Tish, as always we love these street style posts.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This makes me want to go shopping.
I think I will.
Tomorrow, if it's sunny.

Marieanne said...

Woohoo!! My favorite feature is back! Thanks, Tish. Love you madly!

Kim said...

Is something wrong with my computer? Some of the pictures are blank? I'm afraid I'm missing some great pics? Help!

Kim said...

Never mind me. The pictures are all on there now. Jeez..this computer makes me crazy sometimes!

Anonymous said...

I love the grey dress but I need to ask: Are those boots over-the-knee? I think a woman of a certain age should under no circumstances wear such high boots.

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