2010/11/06

Paris in the Fall



Just spent 5 wonderful days in NYC. I do love the energy that city generates. New York is always positive. Everyone there believes in the American Dream. If NYC were not the birthplace of America, I would certainly say, it has been a large part of its education on so many levels. Hello? Bagels..Cream Cheese..Lox
I will not pretend for one second to be a historian, so let's just get down to the simple truth, there are so many immigrants in NYC. I had one American taxi driver during my 5 day stay. Considering I took about 8 taxis a day during 5 days....you do the math. Next truth I am baring....immigrant is not a bad thing to be, folks. Guess what? I am an immigrant in France, and have been for 32 years now. So, this is not a negative text I am writing. Now that I have cleared that up.........on with my thoughts..........as much as I do love New York, I adore Paris. I actually recorded a song about 25 years ago entitled just that:
J'aime New York, Mais J'adore Paris
Do not rush out to buy it, folks, as it is truly forgettable in the minds of the poor French population who had to witness my short lived singing career. Hey, it was a great experience!!!
The point of what I want to say is just that Paris is so very breathtakingly beautiful, that
I could never stay away for too long. These pictures are part of my life. I do walk or drive across this marvelous bridge...Pont Alexandre III about everyday, and I do see the Eiffel Tower about 10 times a day on my daily comings and goings. However, as soon as I return to Paris, I am already thinking about my next trip home. I am so lucky to be living in Paris and so very, very, very proud to call America my home.
O.K., now on to the really important part of this posting......girls......listen up:
My Outfit!!! I love this grey poncho that I manufacture for my boutique.
It comes in about 20 colors, and I have it made in Scotland. I have one on or in my bag about everyday. Good for crisp fall days, good for cool summer evenings. Great for keeping warm on airplanes and shopping in the frozen foods department in any country. Good gracious I just realized Crimson is a Global Necessity!!!
My jean is the slimmest fit I have ever ventured to buy. Picked it up while in NYC at J. Crew.
It is called the Breathless Jean. Understandable, as one does not dare to breathe while wearing it!!!
Now, girls, step back and look at these shoes.....I searched all over NYC to find them. I first saw them in this months' American Vogue. They are Marc Jacob's modern version of the brogue.
No, you are not seeing things, they indeed have gold sprinkles on the side. No, not low profile, but a hell of a lot of fun.
My bag is my own personalized with my initials vintage Goyard. I have carried it around the world. The Goyard bags are great because they are light as a feather...made of linen and cotton.
I throw in everything.....including my heavy camera. It is starting to look a little tired, but then again I like that.
Special message for Madame B.: Your Breathless Jean is on the way from NY. I called the Madison Ave. boutique and they agreed to ship it. So, make your trip to Deauville a short one!!!
See, ladies, I am a trend setter. I love it..........

10 commentaires:

M.B. a dit…

Hello Linda,

Once again, reading you is a real delight!!
I have to tell you: I love your new haircut/colour!!!
This is so classy, simple and fresh. Perfect for an unpredictable fall/winter weather.

You are a such a trendsetter no doubt about that :)

Et moi aussi :)
J'aime bien J.R.
Mais j'aime mieux Baudelaire (I love it)

caroline nie a dit…

Salut Linda,

I loved your blog!!!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Caroline Nie Ohuchi. I am Chinese born in Hong Kong and grew up in Tornoto Canada. Right now I am in Tokyo. My wedding will be on Saturday.

I basically stumble upon your blog as the last few days I am madly doing research on the internet for a job interview presenation.The brief was to come up with 10 plus 2 items total of 12 items for FW 2011 for August Delivery.

I was searching the google and came to your blog and I was so thrilled to see your photos but dare not to read as I was in a mad rush to finish up my presentation.

So today before bedtime, I am reading your blog from start to finish.

I adored your style very very much and I LOVE PARIS!
I used to go there for work as I used to work for French Luxury House. Celine,Chloe and A.P.C.
Lately I find myself craving back to the basics....
BTW, I also obseed with cashmere and demin.....and thinking to start my own collectiion of cashmere and denim.
I have good suppliers in Mogolia and used to make them for A.P.C.
As for denim, I think the best are from Japan now.
Reading your blog kills me why I did not come across your shop before.
I am dying to go to your store !! Though I constantly go to Balenciaga. I must confessed....I hardly go on Rue Marbeuf.
Another thing I am obessed about is Penny Loafer,and of late Velvet Slippers and Tweed Jackets.
Very nice to you meet you Linda!
I hope one day I can meet you in person.
Caroline

Judy a dit…

Love Alexander's third bridge (inside joke). You are always in the cutting edge of fashion my dear. Love those shoes!!!! Yep, got to have a poncho or three. Keep up the good work kiddo

Mme B a dit…

OUF, me voilà à la bonne page.... décidément suis toujours en retard.... J'AIME TROOOOPPPP LES SHOES, suis vraiment trop jalouse.
et le poncho GRIS ELEPHANT.... et moi qui suis une souris.....
Et bien ça me fait bien plaisir, d'être IN sur ce blog.... car j'étais restée bloquée en octobre.
J'attends la suite avec impatience.
Un mot du pont Alexandre quand même, c'est le PLUS BEAU DE PARIS et la perspective et MAGNIFIQUE . Moi aussi I LOVE PARIS, mais c'est un peu normal isn't it ??????
big big bisous.
Mme B.

*Marine Fleury* a dit…

oh mon Dieu je suis amoureuse de ces derbies!
je suis dingue de derbies
en quelle taille les avez vous prises?
je vois sur les sites qu il existe des demi pointure , moi qui fait en general du 38 je me demandait s il fallait du 38 ou du 38,5?
par avance merci

je suis tombee sur votre blog grace au blog de votre vie
et il fait dorenavant partie de ma liste de lovely blog

Vous avez un style epoustoufflant!
Enormement de classe et de grâce!

Linda Wright a dit…

Caroline, congratulations to you and your new husband. I sent you a long and detailed -mail in return only to realise that you probably did not receive it. So very sorry about that mistake!!! Loved your story and would love to meet you. Please come and visit when you can.Meanwhile, hope that job interview went well. My warmest regards to you, Linda

Linda Wright a dit…

Dearest Marine Fleury,
First and foremost I would like to thank you for your nice comments on my blog. Appreciate very much your kind words and encouragement.
Also, very import.....those derbies......they are great!!!
I normally take a size 38 also, and the size I bought is a size 38. What you must know is that this particular shoe is quite long, so keep that in mind. I did see they are in stock at the Marc Jacobs shop Palais Royale in Paris. Sending you my hopes that you find a pair for yourself.....so much fun....xoxo Linda

Anonyme a dit…

Hello Linda!

Just want to say I love your blog -it helps me keeping up with the english language - and Crimson too - it helps me with anything else!

I hope your online shop will be online soon because I soooo wanna have a black poncho! By the way, how much does it cost?

Thank you!

Aurélia

Linda Wright a dit…

Hello Aurelia,

Thank you for your very nice comments. I truly do appreciate hearing that you are enjoying my blog.

A black poncho is something I wear constantly. Dress it up or dress it down as we say in America. I also turn the poncho around and wear it as a scarf. I will do a picture of that soon. You just gave me a great idea!!!
They are 240 euros in my boutique. Crimson is doing a 20% off pre-Christmas sale right now......that always helps......but it is something I always have in stock.

I send you a big hug, Linda

KatyE. a dit…

Holy Cow! Love the cape! Do you ship to Norway?