Friday, October 1, 2010

Paris Color Story

Bonjour, Colors!
I'm in Paris now and just met with the fabulous
 Micheline Tanguy.

She's a professional image consultant, specializing in helping us Anglos acquire a bit of savoir faire.  And perhaps even learn how to be a little more French!
We spent the day together in the Marais, enjoying the most fabulous lunch and then a walk on the cobble stone streets through the parks and gardens where we deconstructed French style.  She's really brilliant and as a native French femme she truly understands the psyche of the Gauls.
And I learned so much!
First of all, you might think that Paris is all about basic black, but that's not true.
Look at all this color I found!

Micheline took me shopping at a fabulous store nestled in between ancient cathedrals and secret gardens.  She talked about the power of color and then placed different fabrics against my face to get an idea of what I'd look good in.  I generally gravitate toward red and black with dashes of white.  As you can see:

However, with Micheline's encouragement, I tried something in brilliant blue--
a fabulous and very wild bright blue feather boa!  
I know--it's tres burlesque, but I just couldn't help myself!  
And besides, I'm in Paris, why resist all this pleasure!?

Bonjour, Happiness!


  1. I notice that Micheline is in grey and white. Why is it the French always "talk" about color but rarely wear color themselves? :-)

  2. What a fun day you must have had in the splashes of colour!
    You look very happy.
    Am excited to read your new book when it comes out.

  3. Those fruits look yummy. Micheline looks like a classy lady.

  4. LOVE those shoes, Jamie! Wherever did you get them??? (hee hee) You look fabulous in blue - I remember the t-shirt you got at the market in Valence d'Agen. It matches your eyes perfectly! Have fun with your boa. I miss you.

  5. Thanks for all your comments! Yes, I love the red shoes, Amy. Thanks for encouraging me to get them! Oh, and of course I love your orange feather shoes. And Leslie, yes, I had so much fun and am looking forward to sending you Bonjour, Happiness! And Jacqui, yes it's true--the French tend to use color sparingly, mostly for accents. But, since I'm not French I can go a little overboard! oxoxoxo Jamie


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