Friday, January 28, 2011

On-The-Street (Sort of. . .)








































































































































Another gray day, another series of pictures inside the boutiques in my corner of the world. You can see how everyone is keeping herself snug in layers and her individual choice of neutrals. 

No one I saw -- even among the subjects I chose not to photograph -- was wearing that famous "pop of color" so many of you long to see.

These are the separates that keep on giving, year after year. Nice, easy pieces for the country -- items ready-to-wear, mix and match, no fuss, no stress.

You're probably wishing I would add some Paris glam to the mix. I promise I will in the near future. It takes an enormous amount of energy to spiel my spiel on the streets of Paris. 

Out here, everyone falls into formation when they see me coming and patiently waits until I give them the OK to walk the walk. 

"Bonjour," snap, snap, "Merci,  Au Revoir" and I'm out of there. No fuss, no stress.

18 comments:

Young at Heart said...

snug is certainly the word de jour....it's freezing in London and duller than dish water.... personally I'm doing the black...as much of it as I can to keep warm!!

James said...

The smile on the lady in the second photo is adorable.

Deja Pseu said...

Love to see les bottes and that my favorite long-over-lean silhouette still seems to be going strong. Thanks for these pictures Tish, and please tell your subjects that we appreciate their public service!
;-)

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

I don't know how you do it. I could never! I don't do well with rejection I think. Maybe here in the States it would be easier. Bonne chance a Paris...keep warm.

Rebecca said...

♥'d the post....chuckled at the comments:

*Duller than dish water
*tell subjects we appreciate their public service

It made my day. I even tried my hand at French countryside casual today :)

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I see that boots are still getting lots of play time...your skies sound like ours...spring must surely be on it's way...

the gardeners cottage said...

country french isn't just for interior design. i ADORE this look.

xo
janet

Anonymous said...

The "pop" of color was needed in many cases. Though the versatility of browns, grays, and blacks is undisputed, it flat-out doesn't flatter the face. The peek of a colorful T-shirt under a sweater, or even a scarf softly printed with some color would have been preferable, IMO.

Northmoon said...

These looks are closer to my day to day style than a lot of looks that I admire on the blogs such as skirts and dresses with lots of colour.

I can do a shirt and v-neck sweater over jeans and boots. And it's not too much of a leap to add a grey knitted vest over a long shirt and jeans with boots. The various neutrals are fine with me.

So thank you and your subjects for showing how it's done in France.

Lorrie said...

I love the neutrals, and they are the staple of my own wardrobe, but I love a little color, even a bit of teal or eggplant relieves my skin.

Belle de Ville said...

These clothes are so practical for the winter weather but I miss the pop of color from scarves.

BigLittleWolf said...

Personally, I love these muted neutrals. I always find them classic and appealing - even without the pop of color!

Duchesse said...

Just great, your Paris shots are fun to look at, and the more relaxed ensembles of your village are closer to my real life. Thank you Tish, and thank you anonymous femmes.

mudderbear said...

It still sounds glamorous, exciting, and fun.

annecychic said...

As always, I love your street style posts. And it's great to see the winter wear and know that one can still be chic and warm. Merci, Tish!

Charlotte said...

The IDEA of a "pop of color" is fine, but I'm beginning to despise that phrase! These ladies all look pulled together & cooperative, happy to be where they are.

knitpurl said...

Thanks Tish for ideas culled from your pictures. We do appreciate the gals posing for you. I noticed not just the boots but the topper vests and straight legged bottoms. While I might or might not add color (depending on mood), these looks were so pulled together, I'd wear them all. xoxo,C.

Mihaela said...

Even in this "neutral" colors, they all are CHIC!...They all have an "je ne sais quoi"...
After all, it's the only thing that it matters:a "feminin" look, in its purest sense.
I can't wait the Paris look...

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