February 17, 2009

Rockin' Lady

I fortunately lived in Paris for an unfortunately short period of time, really there is never enough time for Paris. Lately everyone has been wanting to dress like the French. Yep, Parisian women are pretty fabulous and are known for their effortless style. Browsing through Jill Stuart's gorgeous Fall 2009 ready to wear collection has made me want to move back to Paris and live there forever. Why? The clothes look like Paris. They remind me of Paris. They take me back. I've been dreaming since I saw them. American designed, made for living in Paris!

I love the mostly all black and monochromatic tones. I love the 'naughty but nice' juxtaposition. I love the masculine fedoras, rocker chick jackets mixed with skin tight lace and ruffled skirts. They are sophisticated but flirty. I could wear them forever, while living in Paris forever. Yep, I'd walk down my 74 stairs to my boulangerie for a pain au chocolat in these clothes. I'd pop into the Sephora on the corner of my Metro stop for a little treat, in these clothes. I'd wander around the Tour Eiffel and watch the brides being photographed in these clothes. I'd spend a sunny afternoon at Musée Rodin in these clothes. I'd buy an old painting in an alleyway of Monmontre in these clothes. I'd drink endless cappuccinos in the Marais in these clothes. I'd spin, twirl and dance in Sainte-Chappelle in these clothes. I'd dig around at a marche aux puces in these clothes. I'd pretty much eat, drink, live and sleep in these clothes.

Ok, I'm finished dreaming, a little exhausted, in the mood to look up fantasy flights to Paris. If you're planning on going to Paris anytime soon, don't tell me because I'd get too jealous and then feel bad...thanks!


Courtney said...

Meg --- this is such a great post! I loved it. And, of course, felt totally drawn in because they're my old stomping grounds! Not Paris, but rather Jill. I have a soft spot in my heart for her and it's probably time I erase her cell out my phone! I loved working for her and experiencing the process behind these collections. She's pretty rad!

Meg said...

How amazing it must have been to work for Jill! I love her plain classic, American style! This collection really did it for me! Perhaps she went to Paris for a little inspiration?

fromtherightbank said...

I lived in Paris too until very recently and even though I had a good number of years there, it wasn't enough. That's why I am definitely moving back at some point. I just have to because there's just no other place like it. I won't tell you that I'm going back for a visit in the spring but will say that I agree with every single word of this post!

Meg said...

Thank you Fromtherightbank!! I would die to move back to Paris. Take me with you? xx

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