Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Let the Madness Begin

Yes, it's that time of year already.....the Christmas season has begun in Paris.

Christmas markets are springing up all over the city.....we visited our first on the Champs-Elysée last week.  Loved it....mulled wine, tartiflette (a mixture of warming potato/cheese/cream/bacon), ice skating, German sausages, gingerbread etc etc etc.

We thought we'd head over to the market early afternoon.....but first catch Karl Lagerfeld's new photographic exhibition, "The Little Black Jacket" at the Grand Palais  What a lovely little Christmas present this was....merci beaucoup Karl.

He's photographed all his beautiful friends (and they are beautiful!) wearing that iconic little black jacket...Ines de la Fressange, Carine Roitfeld, Tilda Swinton, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Jane Birkin, Georgia Jagger etc etc.  Yoko was there too.....telling the story of her long life with creative movement.  What a woman!

Take a look.
And the Christmas was all there....even Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas"!
Cute n'est-ce pas?
All I want for Christmas!
It was a fun afternoon.....but cold on the Champs-Elysée.  My lungs felt frozen until I sipped that mulled wine!!!!!  Snow showers are forecast for next week.  Yikes!!

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  1. Madness, bring it on! I adore this time of year. Thanks for your beautiful photos.

    1. do I! Can never have too much of Bing!

  2. Thanks for fantastic link to LBJ Exhibition. How lucky you are! Such a masterful homage to LBJ, such a huge and rewarding body of work. Delicious visual feast.

    1. Yes Natalie, I really adored this exhibition. Karl's photographs are superb...he's brilliant...truly an exceptional designer and artist. What a gift to give to the people of Paris this Christmas. Merci beaucoup Karl...and I must visit his bookshop "7L" on rue de Lille....I've heard it has the BEST photography and art books in Paris.

  3. What a great time you are having - those saausages and mulled wine is sure to warm you up.

  4. Christmas Madness in Paris, Little Black Jackets and Karl!!Doesn't get much better than that??? Probably will knowing you Robyn. Keep enjoying and thanks for sharing. Jude