Monday, August 29, 2011
Patricia, "Patou," manages her friend Babette's shoe store which nestles temptingly against Coté Rue, Babette's clothing boutique.
Patou's purview includes the latest trendy styles (since we live so close to Paris, customers demand hip and hot) and all the newest ballerinas one could never imagine, among them scores of Repettos. (I'll photograph some of my favorites for you.)
Like Cristel, Stephanie, Brigitte and Babette featured previously in this series, Patou has her own, clearly defined style, French country with a hippy twist I would say. You like it or you don't, for me that's often not what interests me in the way women dress. I'm more attracted to how they define themselves through their clothes.
Certain looks I wouldn't dream of trying, let alone wearing out of the house, but what I like best is the attitude that goes with the way women assemble their choices. For me, that's what sets Frenchwomen apart. They know who they are and dress accordingly.
Ed. Noted: If you missed my comment last Monday, Brigitte, who appears 45-ish, max, is in her mid-50s.