Wednesday, February 07, 2007

IS THAT?...IT IS!...


You know when you're having your daily Sartorialist fix and you see someone you know? And you kind of go "oh, there's so and so! Hi!" And then there's a teensy bit of envy that they've been snapped by him when they've probably never heard of him and you've been obsessively checking his site DAILY forever but anyway; nice shoes babe! It's only in the natural scheme of things that even if you went to New York and hung around Mercer Street looking chic for eight hours every day, you would never bump into Sart.

Anyway.

Remember that cool old lady I stalked in Paris last year?

{my photo ©}
Did you ever wonder what she might wear in the winter season?

I mean, honestly it's just too, too much! I love her. She may be my favourite person ever.
Go and look here right this instant!

Note that in the pic I took above her outfit is all fabric with a leopard print, but in the Sartorialist one her whole outfit is actual (faux it looks like) fur. So do you think she has an entire wardrobe of leopard with matching accessories in different weights for each season? Same shoes as well.

I'll be in Paris at the weekend and I fully intend to pound the streets of the 1st arrondissement until I spy her again. I will charm her somehow in broken French with the promise of hot chocolate and cake at Angelina. Actually when I saw her the first time she was drinking a beer so maybe I will lure her with the promise of booze. Then I will ask her if she lives in a leopardskin lined apartment a la Vreeland? Does her butler wear leopardskin? Kitchen appliances? Quite apart from any leopardskin related questions, and I don't think I have ever before written leopardskin as one word quite so many times in quick succession, I will ask her about her life. What stories she must have to tell.

14 comments:

Bombay Beauty said...

I actually prefer your picture -- much more mytsterious when seen from behind. Bring em back alive! Cheers, BB

Anonymous said...

yes but from what i gather you met the infamous madame léopard prior to the sartarialist...so maybe, just maybe, he is following your lead...just a thought.
have a marvelous time in paris.
delphine

Anonymous said...

you'll be in Paris at the weekend . . sigh,

~bluepoppy

Anonymous said...

Exactly, exactly, to sum it up:
1 - your picture is far better
2 - Sart took it long after you did.
And THAT's IT!
Love,
Mia

eurobrat said...

I knew I'd seen her before!

Mrs Fashion said...

"You know when you're having your daily Sartorialist fix and you see someone you know? And you kind of go "oh, there's so and so! Hi!" And then there's a teensy bit of envy that they've been snapped by him when they've probably never heard of him and you've been obsessively checking his site DAILY forever but anyway"

Sigh, this is the story of my life.
LOVE your blog btw...

l'embrouillamini said...

Bonjour, you're very lucky to be going this weekend! I'm not sure if my jaunt is going to come off anytime soon, so please say hello to Paris for me. Please document every morsel of food eaten and every sight seen! Merci xx

p.s. I hope you see the La Dame Léopard! x

Julia said...

Brilliant!

Have a super time, can't wait to hear about it of course.

lottie said...

Even the Coolhunter has picked up on your lady now... http://www.thecoolhunter.net/street/Granny-Chic-hits-the-pebblecrete-streets/

gracia said...

I feel so shabby by comparison... see you, g

Miss Scarlet said...

Oh man! And I was in NYC this weekend.

Serena said...

Divine!

tongue in cheek said...

I saw here on his site and thought wow I really need to start living it up! Have you ever talked with her?

Lola is Beauty said...

Corey - no I didn't speak to her, my French is so bad and I didn't want to scare her! I just kind of secretly followed her for a while...I wish I had plucked up the courage though.