Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Scarves and La Femme Française


As we all know, arguably, nobody does it better than les femmes Françaises. Their nonchalance with scarf tying is legend. Here then are a few more pictures of the masters that I have taken in the past.



Once again, among the French women, one is not French. Tell me if you can find her.





This is soooo much fun, n'est-ce pas?

38 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Number 5, pixie hair and grey tights, could be the American.

Jules said...

I really do like the last lady her scarf and her slim jeans...am I game?!!!!

Tish Jett said...

Hint: The non-Frenchwoman is not American.

Duchesse said...

I'm guessing same as Elizabeth. Here in Montréal, I see the same proficiency with scarves and they are worn even in the heat of summer, by men and women. I do love a man in a well-cut suit with a scarf!

Mary W. said...
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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I also think number 5. But I love all of these looks...especially the first one...and her purse it great!
Bring more, please!!

Splenderosa said...

Maybe the 3rd one? To me she looks like Sandra di Portonova who is from Houston. But. Let us all know when this post is finished. xx's

Awakening my Wardrobe said...

I started following your blog a few months ago and just wanted to say how much I enjoy it! Being a femme du'n certain age myself and having lived in France what seems to be a lifetime ago I appreciate your eye for all things french.
Your question is a tough one and all of the women look great. I’m torn between women #1 (the scale of her accessories are somewhat overwhelming and are not as “effortlessly french” as the others) and #5 who strikes me as possibly dutch? I'm baffled!

Mary W. said...

This is a tricky one but I'm going with my first reaction--the third photo.

Virginia said...

I'm not touching this with a ten foot pole! I suspect we're being tricked!~ LOL

I've studied the scarves tied in a zillion ways in Paris and although my collection is reaching obsessive proportions, I still don't think I've mastered it.
V

Virginia said...

For those still struggling, maybe you'll enjoy this Youtube video!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU

Anonymous said...

short haircut; denmark?

kathy peck said...

I'm guessing the girl with the pixie cut.

Corrine said...

I'm thinking #3.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Pixie cut gets my vote too.
I love scarves and these women do wear them well.
I love the picture of the gal with the thick scarf and the brown vest, skirt and boots.

Class factotum said...

#3 does not have the elegant hair and look I would associate with a Frenchwoman of that age. Her hair is way too big for her age. As much as I love Texas, I have to say that some Texas women stick with the big hair long after they should. The only thing that makes me think she's not from Dallas is that she's not blonde. If Stacey and Clinton were to do an intervention, they would tell her she needs to be age appropriate all over.

bv said...

i also thought #3...i like her comfortable her style and will always be a fan of big hair...All the ladies are wonderful but i appreicate a women who doesn't need to be like all the rest...
bv

Jean S said...

this is a challenging one! My gut reaction is #1...

(and some great scarves, by the way!)

Jo @ Let's Face the Music said...

I never left my flat in Paris sans scarf; it's useful in soooo many situations. Love the real people photos. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Anonymous said...

This week, not tricky but hard because they all could be. I'm going by process of elimination
(haven't read the other guesses)
#5! I'd like to give a good, solid reason for my guess but all I can say is she's a little self conscious about having her picture
taken.
NE

sisty said...

Without looking at the other comments, I'll say its the short-haired girl in the grocery store in #5. She's the only one carrying a shoulder bag.

Is there a preference among French women for bags carried in the hand? Seems so from your pictures. It's a much nicer look, I've come to realize.

Mazl said...

Loving all your photos. Could 3 be Italian rather than French. A little to OTT for the refined French in my opinion.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oui!!!

Anonymous said...

Photo 2 is wearing the British designer Katherine Hooker's Tallulah jacket....I'm guessing #2.
Great series....still need more tips on tying :)

Catherine Robinson said...

I love a scarf and I know what you mean about the French women...ooh, I'm not sure...possibly the last lady?
Catherine
xx

Francesca Muir said...

Great post Tish - I LOVE scarves and have just added another 4 to my collection thanks to a recent trip to Bali. I am guessing the stylish gal with the big hair! F xx

Joni said...

I'm just going to take a stab at it and say it's the woman with the pixie and lovely smile.

webb said...

It's #1. Definitely, #1 ... or #3, yes definitely #3.

Are you kidding? who can tell. #3 ... maybe.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Here in Buenos Aires, the women and little bitty girls and boys wear scarves.
Of course, I do too.
I must study each photo and figure this out .. hmmm...

NotesFromAbroad said...

I think the Blonde/blue jacket.

Anonymous said...

There are excellent videos on scarf tying - given by a young French - on the Liberty of London site Scarf section.

Also mystified re the non-French woman; do tell...

Anna

Mary said...

I thought right away that it was the blonde with the grey tights and too big purse for her size that didn't fit my image of a french woman. Who know where she hails from??? Cute hairstyle and her shoes were interesting.

Mary in Oregon

Carol said...

They all look so lovely.. l'm guessing the last one.

Lily Lemontree said...

I could never tell which one, they all look so chic!
Ah, the French ladies are masters of the scarf!

Anonymous said...

I think I'll go with the girl in the grocery store, too. The smile, and the haircut is what is convincing me to single her out.

CS

Fashion art and other fancies said...

The first and last ladies - very chic - I like the way they dress.
But that does not answer the above question, does it?
The lady in the supermarket looks a bit odd to me.

Tish Jett said...

Number one, mes amis, number one. She's Swiss.

Marie-Christine said...

That'd be "une française", never "une femme française", which is total redundancy. You should however specify "une voiture française", "une ministre française" etc.

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