Thursday, April 26, 2012

French News & Views

Why would you?
Most definitely a "this and that" kind of day. As always, I'll separate with mini-headlines. Here we go then. . .

Give Me A Knot Any Day

Unless it was a question of melting them down for resale or redesign, I would opt for the verrrry reasonably priced mariner's knot bracelet from Agatha over the Cartier relaunch -- I'm probably supposed to say "iconic" at this point -- of its "Just Un Clou" ("Just a Nail" )bracelet.


One collection starts at around 35 Euros, the other somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000 Euros.

The collections also include rings. (I admit I prefer the "heft" of the clou.)

Time To Bring Out the Créoles





If you're like me, I wear my créoles almost every day of the year but there is definitely something warm weather festive about them. The choices are always myriad.

At the moment I'm particularly liking these from Gas Bijoux with the bits of colored shell rimming the hoops.

A Costume Change

From Karl to Jean-Paul Gaultier Coca-Cola has a wardrobe update. For the first time ever a bottle of the soft drink has a waist thanks to his lacy bustier.

Speaking of Karl. . .

If you're incredibly bored and you like playing on the Internet you could pass a few minutes chez Karl.com. I know we've already talked about his venture into cyberspace, but really who wants to wear Karl on her chest or on her tote?

I don't get it. Maybe it's an age thing?

10 comments:

Jennings and Gates said...

I like the knot bracelet too, and am certainly with you about Karl. I see some current fashion and wonder am I the sane one or am I just out of touch! :) -N.G.

Karena said...

Right Tish, not really wanting Karl much less a rock star on my chest; I mean T shirt!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

kathy peck said...

I wish the knot bracelet was a bit heftier as you said, doesn't have to be a weighty as the Cartier, but not so wiry either.
Love those hoops.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I'll pass on Karl but I do endorse the creoles.
I don't think it's an age thing...I think it's a taste thing.

That's Not My Age said...

I was given a Karl tote at the launch - anyone want it?!

déjà pseu said...

Hmm, not crazy about the Karl items, LOVE the creoles!

BigLittleWolf said...

Those coke bottles are a hoot! I'd place them on a shelf as Pop Art - but I don't drink coke anymore...

As for Karl on my chest? Non merci.

Créoles on the other hand? So glad you reminded us. 'Tis the season!

J. Freestone said...

Femmes d'un certain age should NEVER wear apparel with words or pictures emblazoned across their (our) chest!

I'm a fashion adventuress, but this is one of my few NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!s

Duchesse said...

Cartier are doing what Tiffany have done, production pieces at the lowest level they can get away with. How the mighty fall when commerce trumps art.

Gwen Skinner said...

Hi Tish:

Where can I get that sweet Karl Lagerfeld t-shirt??????

Love your website as always,

Gwen

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