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fudge and falafel

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Today Liz and I were leaving a vintage store in the Marais (where I bought a caramel-colored, round-bottomed leather tote bag and a gorgeous silk Lanvin scarf for only 25€, yes!) when we were accosted by a tiny Japanese woman, sporting an elflike knit hat and numerous layers of drapey clothing and toting a leggy camera tripod that was almost as tall as she was. She told us that she wanted to photograph us for a street style photoshoot to be featured in Fudge magazine and had us stand in front of a cafe, where she snapped 30 or so photos of the two of us looking variously awkward, posed, taken aback, convulsing in giggles, pointing, staring, and “candid.” She then had us fill out release sheets on which were asked to provide our names, professions, favorite places to hang out in Paris (felt a lot of pressure to continue to seem as cool as she apparently thought I was), a description of what we were wearing complete with brands and prices, and – my favorite – a statement of “the point” of our outfits. Liz and I and the woman, whose name as printed on her card was Shibuya-ku Higashi, thanked each other approximately 94 times, and then parted, walking backwards and waving.

Then we went and ate some yummy falafel in a park and reflected on how we’re probably very soon going to be swamped by Japanese fan mail. Can’t wait.


Written by bellaheureuse

November 14, 2009 at 5:13 am

Posted in Paris, style

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  1. This is so weird! I finished a terrific piece in the NYer about the House of Lanvin and the eccentric charming man who heads it now. I wanted so much to send it to you but I thought that for you, in your current circumstances, it might be redundant :-} It suits my own aesthetic perfectly (along with Dior) and I dream about a dress or something from there–I even love the old logo, of the woman with her child, that is Catholic in origin.

    This is a great entry. I love you so much.



    November 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

  2. Lanvin, Dior and a Swiss brand ACNE are my three favorite designers/brands in the world right now – I like knowing we do the same things without knowing we do. xox


    November 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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