Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On-the-Street-Cheat or Déjà Vu Part III








































































































































The other day I was in Rambouillet when I spotted an attractive woman of a certain age with her most attractive mother of an age certain, as my friend Anne-Françoise says with a pronounced emphasis on the final "certain."

I walked up to the pair, proffered my card and started my spiel, whereupon the woman said to me: "I know you." Of course I'm thinking, well move over Sartorialist and Garance Doré, now you've got some serious competition.

She then continued, "The last time you asked me if you could take my picture, I told you 'no,' and it's still 'no'." 

Yikes! I didn't recognize her. I'm not a masochist. 

These are the types of encounters that keep me off the streets until I can stop reeling and recuperate. I'm feeling better and will recommence, but it takes time. I must heal. . .

Here then, a few more of my favorites. 

15 comments:

Marsi said...

Tish, what a great story! Thank goodness you have a sense of humor about yourself. Imagine going through life without one ....

xoxo --
M.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Aïe! I know the feeling of stepping on toes....especially here in Blogland and photos! You will heal dearest, and move on and give us more delights! I LOVED YOUR PREVIOUS POST....those ponies are a hoot...La Déesse....c'est charmant! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I love that une femme d'un certain âge and her mother, une femme d'un âge CERTAIN! HEEEE! Anita

That's Not My Age said...

Oops how funny! I've been getting out and about again with my camera (and sometimes with my friend who's a photographer, which makes life easier)and I have to say that though we've had a few refusals, on the whole people are genuinely flattered when asked for a quick photograph. Be brave Tish - keep at it!

Tabitha said...

Jeepers, I'd still be under the bedcovers!
Thank you for putting yourself out there for all of us.

I love number one, I wish I could get past my aversion to prints.

Anonymous said...

Tish,
Maybe not a photograph from that femme but certainly you gave us a picture, no?
Please tell me you remember her so you won't approach a 3rd time.
Jeannie

LPC said...

Time to tend one's wounds in the company of friends! She didn't have to be nasty about it, now did she? BTW, I was up in SF last night and saw lots of LWDs, little white dresses, rather like that one you've shown here. Very nice.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

OOPS!
She must be camera shy...but she obviously has great style...maybe she has something to hide!

Wildernesschic said...

I agree with the last comment , maybe she has something to hide...like kindness or modesty, God you would be flattered.. that is unless she is really only 19 and looks old xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well, gee. She has no cause to be be rude!

I loved the body language on that woman in white!

Trisha said...

All these photos of French women striding out in the summer sun is making me very jealous. I'm in London and have just got home - sodden rain jacket over the back of a chair, umbrella in porch - can't believe it's really August!
I look forward to reading your blog each day - keep up the good work.

JMW said...

Oh, no! Well, she should take it as a compliment that you continue to view her as a fashion forward woman. :) Love the dress in the first pic - just gorgeous!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Hi, Letitia, you are bravely forging along on the streets of Paris! you are brave and self assured so a GRAND BRAVO! and forget the refusals. After all being French means being a little stuck up -but there is no reason to be rude mes cheres compatriotes; jamais! I'll post a photo I took in the Palais Royal soon and as I was taking it I thought of you and thought: Letitia does this all the time? courageuse! great post Love the printed dress though I wear few prints- a few more in summer- a bientot.

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Can't wait to strut my fifty-year-old foxy self in Paris - I hope I look as good as these women.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Oh Tish, please don't stop your on-the-street series over this. Thank goodness you have a good sense of humor. Humor can get you through anything.

I think she should have been flattered that you asked. Some people......
Sam

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