Friday, October 4, 2013
PARIS REVISITED: No.1: rue Monsieur le Prince
This shot was taken on rue Monsieur le Prince, the street I walked up every day two or three times coming from Odeon to the Grand Hotel des Balcons on rue Casimir Delavigne.
The woman, sitting with her back to the sun outside her boutique, is enjoying the unusually warm weather in Paris in late September.
Last year I posted some shots of her window with handsome leather bags and small pouches for bling blings.
I don't know if she is both the artiste and the shopkeeper as is the case with many of the small boutiques in this area of St. Germain de Pres.
In one such tiny shop, maybe three feet across, I bought some glass earrings from the woman who made them. She took great interest in helping me find just the right color for my skin and hair, not the light lavender, but the darker plum colored ones. Tiny little things, but just right for everyday wearing.
In the photo, I am particularly drawn to the shoes, perfectly chosen for a chic look and a working lifestyle.