Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Ballet Flats

My ballet slippers have been chewed. And here is the chewer! More about that later ...

First a little Paris Fashion "trend spotting" I found in the news. A snippet appeared in USA Today's "Life" section citing Kate Moss in Paris wearing a nautical striped top, red jacket, skinny jeans and ballerina type flats. How many trends is she wearing that you'll also find Carolg writing about on her Paris breakfasts blog? There's the ballerina flatand the red jacket. Two right there!

Well, I must be Paris fashion forward, too. I wear a pair of mock ballet flats around the house. I wear them as slippers because they are good for little more than that. Good for twirling on hardwood or linoleum, bad for walking on cement and asphalt. Not just because they have the thinnest of soles, but more because I don't want to scuff their pale pink, suede tips or ruin their plaid, taffeta uppers. I adore them. I bought them last year at Target and know I'll never find another pair just like them. Chloe, my Bichon Frise dog, started to gnaw on one of the bow ties, and she nearly snipped it into pieces, but I caught her just in time and have since sewn back the part she chewed. Sigh of relief!

Here I am, talking about des chaussures again! Like I said, I have a bit of a shoe fetish. And I guess I am making progress with my French lessons - I was able to write des chaussures without having to look it up to get the correct spelling first, only to check that I spelled it right - and I did.
Until Paris ...
only five months and six days to go!


Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

P.S. I tapped a show last night that's part of a series on Paris ... and am watching it now.

City of Dreams
Blood & Chocolate - The one I tapped
Bohemian Rhapsody

Has anyone seen it?
Must check my Comcast listings to see if I can catch the other two in the series.

Sabina said...

Don't get me started on shoes... love yours by the way!

Have a great weekend mon amie!!

the Armchair Parisian said...

I love shoes, and wish I had more shoe-friendly feet. Unfortunately, comfort wins out over cute for me every time these days. These ballet flats are darling!

ParisBreakfasts said...

said the Red Queen...

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

Streets of Paris - I shot this the day I left Paris, on a rainy September morning.

Small group Paris tours for women