Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scarves and La Femme Française


This week in our continuing series on scarves (and shawls), it might be easier to find the one woman who is not French. Then again, maybe not. This time she's American. But, she has also lived more than 30 years in France.






Good luck.

I'm off to Paris.

17 comments:

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

I get teased all the time as I cannot live without a scarf!
I have a huge pile and I even wear cotton or linen ones in the spring or early summer. I do abandon them during the New York or Tangier summers, yes, but very reluctantly... they are my necklaces.
Great fun seeing the scarf-ed ladies of Paris, Letitia. Merci mon amie.

Cheryl said...

I love the images of women with a scarf~ draped in such a carefree way.
It never seems so when I attempt to wear mine. I fuss too much, they don't seem to look the way I think they should and I give up....
I will try again!

déjà pseu said...

I won't even hazard a guess, but I do really love all of them. Like Jeanne-Aelia, I wear almost every day (and wore one of my new Monoprix scarves yesterday!).

sanda said...

I am not good at guessing on these, so I'll just say all look great! I am addicted to scarves but did not wear one today, as I have fresh gardenias pinned into my hair. Is it OK for a femme d'un certain age to wear flowers in her hair? :)
They smell divine!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I confessed yesterday on my blog that I own 130 scarves...I know embarrassing, but I love them. I have trouble getting rid of them and students give them to me as gifts! But, because I am officially the SCARF LADY, I love these pictures...and do not really care who is American..all look fabulous!

Karena said...

Fabulous women with great style. I don't have 150 scarves like Pam however I rarely go a day without wearing one!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love scarves and was over at The Rich Life (on a budget) for How I Wear my scarf...Hermes.

While I do not own 130 I have a substantial collection.

If I were to guess which woman might be the American I'd say the one wearing the red scarf.

I do love how elegant those women look with the shawls draped casually over their shoulders.
Effortless and chic.

sara ryan said...

I wish I could make myself wear scarves! I have a terribly fussy neck and even the softest scarf can upset the back of my neck on a bad day :-(

I must look more closely at these for new ways of wearing scarves!

As for the American, I'm just going with my gut reaction that the 2nd lady (red scarf) looks like a transplanted New Yorker!

Thanks again, these quizzes help me to pay attention to details.

Kristien62 said...

I have no ideal who is the American. They all have that easy elegance that I admire. I love the way the last woman has her scarf draped. I struggled with my new scarf yesterday trying to achieve something like this and ended just letting it drape down the front.

Anonymous said...

Like Pam, I'm also a scarf-aholic but have to confess to owning hundreds, Op Shop beauties (including wonders by Hermes and Jacques Fath and other vintage designer items), designer scarves bought on holidays and market offerings. I also inherited my mother's wonderful collection. My litle granddaughters love them - so I know whose genes the've inherited. If you love them you just love them!

Carol said...

They do all look wonderful and l'm not game to guess who is not french !

Anonymous said...

This series is so good for getting new ideas of how to wear my ever-growing collection of scarves.
I see most other comments are steering clear of a decision on this one, but I agree with those who say the second woman - the bag and shoes just don't look French to me.

Anonymous said...

number two!

Anonymous said...

Please let us know who she is.

Anonymous said...

Number two, I think.

Moi Aussi

Tish Jett said...

I hope you're not getting bored with this series -- you must tell me. I had planned two more.

The American in this installment is my great friend (and extraordinary artist), Donna. She's #5.

Ruth in LA said...

Not bored yet, lots of fun....

I was thinking it was #5, but the other comments confused me.

Spoting an American would seem easier than a Swiss or Belgian person --- but maybe not.

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