You can't have everything; where would you put it ?

mardi 22 avril 2014

Goude Galeries Lafayette !

 A change of wardrobe can always make you hope for a metamorphose .....


And while I was looking at things I was not going to buy on the site of that most mythical of Parisian stores, the Galeries Lafayettes, I couldn't help but think how their advertising photos are always so attractive.
 be they for clothes


for shoes

or decoration.

We owe them to a photographer called Jean-Paul Goude, 
whose favourite model is the delightful top French model
 Laëtitia Casta.
He is indeed the one who photographs her best


and he likes her so much


 that he even used her for a men's fashion campaign !

 She seems to enjoy their collaboration too !

Of course he likes to work with other fashion icons, such as old Inès de le Fressange,

 trendy film directors
 unconventional fashion designers
and Pop legends.
Actually Goude is used to singers
 He was once married to this fabulous lady
and he produced some beautiful pictures of her
including this iconic album cover. May I just say that I prefer her rendition of " La vie en rose" to the one by Edith Piaf and as for "Slave to the rhythm" ....
best song ever for me; I never get tired of it !
 He also worked with synchronized swimmer Estella Warren for Chanel N°5
as well as Vanessa Paradis in this superb ad; Gosh, I wish I knew how to unload a video ...

But whatever he does and even though little me sometimes cringes when I see this plastered much larger than life in the Métro :

even if Casta's back is worth it ...



whatever he does, his enthusiasm, movement and sense of colour never fails to bring a smile to my face !
So he is indeed a Goude man, ha ha !

AU   REVOIR !
xxxxx S.B.

dimanche 20 avril 2014

Joyeuses Pâques !

Where there's a will ... Though I have still to arrange this Internet / computer problem in Normandy, I can post this picture.
I find the symbolic aspect of Easter extremely beautiful. This idea of rising and resurrecting lifts our spirits even if we're not Christians. Let's take it to our hearts to offer ourselves a new wonderful beginning !

So to you all, my wonderful readers,

Happy Easter,
Joyeuses Pâques !
xxxxx S.B.

vendredi 11 avril 2014

And it's friday night and I feel all right ....

Hello ! It's Friday night and I've got a few questions for you :
 I'm watching this mind-enlightening program (admittedly while having my dinner and looking at my favourite blogs at the same time) and I want to know :

Is Bruce Jenner really going to become a woman ?
Is Lamar going to get out of his drug addiction ? I feel really sorry for him;
Is Kendall going to move out ? Poor 18 year-old wants to live in Malibu and is at present (at least in the old episodes they are showing us in France) looking for a house she really likes; heck, dig me a hole in the sand on the beach there and I'll go and live in it ...
Is Scott ever going to get the hell out of the program ? because he really gets on my nerves 
Is Rob going to die because of his unhealthy lifestyle ?

And last but not least:
Is it normal that I'm watching KUWTK even though I'm home alone and my daughter is not here to choose the TV show ???

Oops, got to leave you now, old Joan is on air. Gosh isn't she rude and I always like what she wears. I think I want to be like her when I grow up !

I won't spare you anything, will I ? ....And I'm not even ashamed !

Have a nice self-confident week-end !
xxxxx S.B.

jeudi 10 avril 2014

Mé.....trop bien !

Yes, I know, I said I'd post a picture every day but you know what it is ....
Anyway, as a means of making myself and you happy today, I will talk about the Parisian Métro; but first let me digress a little bit.
Typical of you, you'll say, what can't you just walk in a straight line, why do you have to make everything compli.....
There I am, I'm doing it again; now let me go back to my original digression ! As you know if you read me, we recently had local elections in France and in this corner of the wood, two women candidates were fighting to replace laxist and gay Paree's mayor, Bertrand Delanoë.  One of them was left-wing Anne Hidalgo and the other one was this beautiful lady below, right-wing MP Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who  once appeared like so in a French magazine where she talked about her pregnancy.
Now, as you can see, NKM is the acme of chic; she went to a very exclusive school, Polytechnique, and she comes from an upper-class family, settled in posh suburban towns, and her grandfather was an ambassador. A bit remote, maybe? Well, in order to say :"No, no, good people, I'm just as common as you are", she was first seen during her campaign sharing a smoke with some homeless people in the street (bet she didn't get her jacket from the Salvos and please see how she practiced the art of holding her fag ....)

and then she decided to take the Métro, with of course a cameraman in tow. Things got bad when a journalist asked her the price of a ticket. NKM was a bit embarrassed and answered : " euh, 4 euros, I think...". No, no, Nathalie, if it were 4 euros, you'd be the only one to "take" it, it's 1,70 euro !


Then someone approached her and said she looked ridiculous here and nobody bought her act. To which she kept her calm and replied :" And you, apart from verbally abusing people, what do you do in life ?"
Anyway, after that, she went to all the médias and said how much she enjoyed the Subway, how she took it often and how exchanging a few words or a smile with strangers there literally put her in a state of grace. Of course, the media had a field day :






Her campaign was considered to have been one of the most calamitous ever and she promptly lost when in fact she could have had all her chances.

Anyway, if I've chosen to talk about the Métro, it's because my beautiful pictures of today come from there. You know what I think of public transports here and I won't talk to you about a state of Grace but there is a redeeming factor to the dirt and rudeness. Indeed I am always enchanted, on my journeys to work and to play by these :


the beautiful posters of current exhibitions in Paris.

Some are particularly attractive at the moment so I'll just let you enjoy a few of them :








You've got all the information on the exhibitions there so I don't really have anything to add...
oh yes, just one thing. In true Silver Bunny fashion,

I haven't been to any of them .....
Till next time !
xxxxxx S.B.

lundi 7 avril 2014

(Beautiful) Lady in Red

Hello ! 
Because I'm so down in the dumps that the doctor actually prescribed a week's sick leave (unheard of for me in all my life for that reason), I actually have time to blog and during that whole week I have decided to post at least a beautiful photo a day to cheer myself up and may be you too in the process !
So for today, I give you :

The most beautiful legs in show, sorry, royalty business !

And this leads me to ask myself a  few questions :
Is the Queen going to be furious with her granddaughter-in-law ?
Is she going to tell her to leave carrying the baby to the Nanny so that she can hold on to her skirt ?

Like Diana did with Nanny Barnes, here coming down from the plane in Australia with William.
And by the way, have you noticed how much Georgie Porgie looks like his father ?

Do the English realize they are going to have their most beautiful queen ever in a few years ?

Is Queenie going to tell Kate to put weights in the hem of her dress so the most she'll have to hang onto is her hat when it's windy ?

Bah, Lizzie's seen worse things in red before ! 

Still, is she going to have 'ickle talk soon with Kate about not doing a Marilyn in public ?

Hmm, maybe she'll be keeping mum after all...
And I do think that show looks better when it's performed by Kate by the way !
See you tomorrow !
S.B.XXXXXX
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