These photos are outtakes - pictures not published - from a magazine photo shoot at Merci, Paris. I wouldn't mind this gorgeous chandelier coming home with me.
Mannequins in the lounge/entranceway of Merci.
Isn't this chandelier featuring strings of wooden beads fabulous?
A comfy vintage leather chair and array of reading material.
Another chandelier and racks of designer clothes.
Yet another chandelier is suspended over a dining table.
More dining and accent tables at Merci, Paris.
Today at the bank, a young clerk was wearing shorts! Her off-black sheer tights couldn't disguise the fact that she was wearing short-shorts to work at a conservative bank. On the way home, I saw a heavily-made-up woman wearing a sheer blouse that was off her shoulder and nearly off her elbow, along with tight jeans and six-inch metallic gold heels. She was getting into a cab; surely walking more than a few blocks in those heels would be difficult.
In Passy, an elderly woman was tottering down the sidewalk in a short brown leather skirt and heels. Another woman of a certain age with bright orange-red hair was wearing a beret and a skirt well above her knees. She was carrying her little dog in a vintage Gucci handbag. Then I saw an older woman immaculately groomed, wearing a boucle wool Chanel suit to buy groceries.
Ah, the Parisienne women and their unique style! Spring is in full bloom. What's the fashion parade like in your city?