Saturday, 24 November 2012

Paris Stories: Le Soir














 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















Paris! She repeated it in a low voice, for the mere pleasure of it; it rang in her ears like a great cathedral bell; it shone before her eyes, even on the labels of her pomade pots.
 
  Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary






 
 
  
 



























The Outfit

Black & Gold Lace Brocade Fitted Jacket: made by my granny Kiki, circa 1930s

Brown Shot Satin Skirt: made by my granny Kiki, circa 1930s/40s

 

The Soundtrack

Django Reinhardt:  Djangology 


 Au revoir Paris! The next post will be in the UK again. 
 Apologies for the fuzzy photography, my cheap as chips camera can't cope in the night time, but I've decided that fuzzy photos have a certain atmospheric charm!
 
 
Photographs taken by me, using the self timer on my cheap and basic Kodac EasyShare digital camera, and by Mr Eve using his Iphone.
 
 
p.s. you can now follow my blog with BlogLovin', see the button to the side of this post.

24 comments:

  1. Incredible blouse and skirt, and what a perfect city / setting to wear them in. Lovely self-portrait in the door.

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    1. Ah thanks Amber! I have to make sure I don't ever show my face fully as Emalina is actually a pseudonym and my real identity is a secret! Hence the shots of only parts of my face...

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  2. stunning photos! Your gran made some cracking pieces, how lucky you are able to enjoy them too x

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    1. Yay! I am very lucky. Sadly someone stepped on the back of the satin skirt and tore it when I was travelling home on the tube (note to self: wearing floorlength vintage on public transport is a massive no no), so it's on the mending pile now!

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  3. Lovely photos as always! Your grandmother made beautiful clothing.

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    1. Thanks very much Sue! My granny Kiki would be delighted by the praise of her clothing :)

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  4. Emalina! Love the mood of this post- and the soundtrack. Following you now on Bloglovin'. xo -Bella Q

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    1. Yay! So pleased I found the Bloglovin' way to bring you on board :)

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  5. Wonderful trip through Paris! I just loved it. Thanks for that. Your outfit creates just the right mood.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Melanie!

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  6. You make me want to go back to our main city (I'm french...). It's always a pleasure to stroll in the city!!!!
    http://lostin1950.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Oh isn't it just, I lived in Paris 14 years ago, and I've never stopped missing the flanerie!

      Thanks for pointing me to your blog, Laurence, it's gorgeous! Love the stunning red coat in your most recent post :)

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  7. tHANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG, AND HAVING ME IN YOUR BLOGROLL. I AM SO DEEPLY HONOURED, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
    Following you right back, and hoping we will become great blogger friends.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. A great pleasure Sacramento, you're an inspiration to me, such style and grace!
      Looking forward to a lovely blogger friendship :)

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  8. Such beautiful and intriguing photos! Makes me want to visit Paris, which I have been wanting to do since the 70's. Your ensemble is divinely elegant.

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    1. Ah thank you so much, to be called elegant by you is such a great compliment!
      Do visit Paris, it's an aesthete's paradise.

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  9. Love your sparky top and can hardly bare to look at that Absinthe poster - too many bad memories (and worse hangovers) x

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    1. The Absinthe hangovers, so grim! I only had the odd drop when I lived there in the late 90s as it was still illegal then, but I remember it was very strong!

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  10. Just lovely, you, and the city. And how marvellous to have those clothes passed on to you.

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  11. I love seeing Paris through your eyes, you've captured the city in your spirit. Beautiful.

    Ruby xx

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    1. Ah I'm so pleased you think that, Ruby, thanks!

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  12. I don't know which is more lovely....Paris or you in your beautiful ensamble!

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