Monday, December 14, 2015

On the Streets of Paris

The girls are getting ready to rejoin their dolly friends and family across the ocean. But before they leave, they wanted to take you on a short tour of Paris to view the Christmas sights of the city. We've taken the opportunity to focus on another source of style inspiration....ordinary, everyday Parisians!!!

Iman loved the look of a white lace skirt worn with black sweater & tights worn by a passer-by on Avenue Montaigne.

This post is not a tutorial, but rather, a styling session using many of the basic patterns already featured on this sight. In a nutshell, the major trends dominating Paris streets consists of long, leggy looks thanks to skinny jeans and opaque tights, hooded parkas, fur vests and scarves as well as boots: knee length, short booties and Uggs. Though it's not yet on the streets, sequins will be a big trend during the holidays especially when worn "casually" under sweaters.

Fur vests and Uggs (boots) are big on the streets of Paris. Here Jerry strolls through Place Vendome, the high fashion jewelry district.
But this post is not really one of words.... It's all about my dolls in on the streets at Christmastime.

Genny, clad in a hooded, quilted parka, leggings and knee high boots, stops to admire an extravagant dollhouse in the window of Pain d'Epice, our favorite shop for miniatures.

Iman stopped by Au Printemps Department store to admire its Christmas windows.
Each set of windows are sponsored by a different fashion company. These windows are by Lancôme cosmetics.

A doll takes center stage amidst the cabbage roses.

It's like springtime at Christmas in a terrifically fantasy setting!

Christian Louboutin's windows are filled with dancing show-dolls kicking up their legs.

In the Burberry windows, all of the wooden dolls here are dressed in their famous trench coats and those famous plaid scarves!

The dolls in the Sonia Rykiel (fashion designer) windows are having such a good time, dancing and strutting their stuff.
 
The display features stylish dolls interacting with (human) shadow figures that walk across the backdrop.
 
Meanwhile on the other side of town, Barbara takes a style note from the Dolce&Gabbana window display.
 
On the Avenue Montaigne, the high fashion district of Paris, Billie shows off the coolest new way to wear sequins...under a sweater and worn with boots.
 
Donyale found more dolls and stuffed animals in the windows at the department store, BHV. Their theme for this year is distinctly British!


Stopping for a pastry, Jerry poses in front of Russian tea room, Pouchkine with its very decorative store front.
Here at the Carrousel du Louvre, the glittery decorations are on the inside of the mall. Stopping to admire the lights, Iman wears a blazer, tights and boots accessorized with a fur scarf and fringed handbag.





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16 comments:

  1. Inspiracja światem mody jest bardzo ciekawa! Panny wyglądają pięknie! Płaszczyk, na ostatnim zdjęciu, jest wspaniały! Fotografie fantastyczne!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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    1. Olla wrote: Inspired by the world of fashion is very interesting ! Mary look beautiful ! Coat , in the last photo , it is wonderful ! Photographs fantastic!
      Best wishes!

      Thank you Olla for all of your kind words. By following styles from both the catwalk as well as street, my dolls remain at the height of fashion. Plus, it's just plain fun to see how human clothes look on our 12 inch friends! The coat in the last photo is one of the YSL jackets I made a few weeks ago but topped with a fur scarf. Big hugs.

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  2. Hi April, first of all thanks for sharing those beautiful Christmas windows, Paris must be wonderful this time of the year.
    I like a lot the new fashions, I've been very much attracted by street fashion lately, expecially for the guys. Jerry's my favourite, very much my style actually.
    Kisses Billa

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    1. Indeed, Paris is simply stunning at Christmastime. Many streets have lights strung up. The major department stores are still committed to doing playful and creative window displays. Even the small shops get in on the act as well. Quite frankly, I saw more interesting looks on the street than I did in the windows. True there are lots of jeans and grubby looks, but there are also lots of Parisians who pull their look together. The last photo is very much me, especially with the touch of fur at the neck!! Big hugs.

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  3. I think your dolls should be in those windows! Representing couture fashions, you dolls are always dressed great. I love the dancing dolls representing Christian Louboutin.

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    1. Thank you, Brini for your kind words. Yes, wouldn't that be fun to do a high fashion window display with miniature high fashions!!!

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  4. Your dolls are killing it! I only wish I had their impeccable taste. The window displays were beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I admit, this is so much fun. It's like affording anything and everything my heart desires that's in fashion.....but in miniature. I can look at stuff almost anywhere and instantly, my dolls have it. And yes, this is the time of year when Paris sparkles the most!!

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  5. Hello from Spain: Paris is a wonderful city. At Christmas even more. I really like the looks of your dolls. Wonderful outfits. Keep in touch

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    1. Indeed, Paris is a beautiful city. At Christmas it is even more spectacular. Thank you for your kind words, Marta. See you soon.

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  6. Beautiful photos of Paris, it's such a magical city! Your models look very in place there :-). Great post April!!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yes, my dolls are VERY comfortable there!!!

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  7. Merci pour le gentil message. Je tiens vraiment à dire BRAVO pour ton site qui est toujours très inspirant. Je dirai que c'est même une référence pour celles et ceux qui veulent apprendre à coudre pour le monde miniature de la poupée. Merci d'avoir créer ce magnifique blog.

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    1. Shasarignis, c'est avec grand plaisir que je monte ce blog!!! Je suis ravie que te l'aime bien. Merci pour tes tres gentils mots.

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  8. Hi where do u get the uggs for your dolls
    Thanks
    Bobbie

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    1. Hi Bobbie--I made those Uggs and so can you. Look at my post, "Ugg....Time to Reboot" (Jan 10, 2016).

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