Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chocolate Fashion Show


Today, I attended the "Salon du chocolat" a show entirely dedicated to... chocolate. It was created by two French people (Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet) and is so successful that it now takes place in New York, Tokyo, Beijing... One of its highlights is a Fashion show where dresses are designed by famous chocolate makers. Huge success. I took several photos of course; if you want to see some, have a look at this little video.

29 comments:

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  2. Fascinating. How does it not melt?

    I like your video, Eric!

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  3. The video rocks, Eric! Congratulations!

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  4. Yum.

    In motion, in stereo: yummy yummy.

    I
    Like Candy.

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  5. I remember when we went to the same in 2003, it happened in the “Carrousel du Louvre” before moving to “Porte de Versailles”. The best part was entry was free. We went there and had a dinner with chocolates as we buy as and keep on doing "Dégustation". An evening we cherish every time October comes around – thank you Eric to reminding ;)

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  6. Very nice picture, it's catch my eyes from the DP portal.
    I have enlarged the picture...it is better to appreciate it....but now way to taste chocolate...I feel desesparate ;-)

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  7. Imagine if the outfits were made of chocolate. You could eat them as you walked along. But then they wouldn't fit, as you would have put so much weight on!

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  8. Gail's Man -> That's funny=)

    Every year I tell myself I would go to the salon but....well never been there!

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  9. How cruel of you to post this today, when I have such terrible chocolate cravings. ;) We didn't get to the Salon du Chocolat when we were in Paris last year (too much to see and do in 6 short days), and it's one of my big regrets. Ah well, there's always next year.

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  10. Yum. Just think, if you get a craving Kerry-Anne whilst wearing one of those, you just suck in a shoulder strap or nibble at the hem. How convenient! Me too by the way. Just had a Cadbury's Flake. Oops. It just sort of jumped into my mouth i couldn't stop it!

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  11. le salon du choc..oh..lala!!! Ca devait sentir drolement bon! Que de tentations!
    Mais je suis sûre que tu n'y allais que pour le défilé et nous faire partager ces photos et cette video super sympa et réussie!!
    Yep, we did enjoy the view if we couldn't enjoy the chocolate!

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  12. What a busy day, staff meeting and all, but as my friend's license plate reads, "I BRAKE FOR CHOCOLATE". ;)

    Awesome video, Eric. And totally SWeeeet!

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  13. oops... that's what happens when you start drooling on your keyboard, I guess... ;)

    Awesome! (All of it: the post, the event, the video and of course, the topic!) :)

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  14. The Salon du chocolat site seems to say the clothing is chocolate, but I'm not sure all of these are possible in chocolate, especially the puffy ones.

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  15. Mon Dieu!!! Amazing!! Were people on their hands and knees licking the runway??? I hope they gave away "goodie" bags...otherwise I'm sure people would run to the nearest Chocolatier after the show! LOL!!

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  16. Pont Girl. No, the dresses are not edible! Well, Partly I suppose...

    Suzy, Elisabeth, Smilnsigh... Thanks for your compliments on the video, but I have to be honest, it's all Animoto!

    Jeff, LOL. Something tells me you saw more than just dresses in this video...

    SantM. Well it's no longer free and like you say it's no longer Carrousel du Louvre, which was a nicer location. Things change...

    Gail's man, yes, I agree with Ruyi, that is funny ;)

    Ruyi, it's really a place that is worth the viit. It' was my 1st time there and I did not regret it.

    Kerry-Anne, there is one in NY... It might be closer to you?

    Lynn. LOOOL. that is funny too! Funny you mention Cadbury, when I was young, I studied in London for a while and my final exam project was about... English confectionery. And, to 'bribe' the jury, I came with a full plate of chocolate candies, including Cadbury stuff, of course. They laughed ;)

    Alex, you know what?! I did not even have a single piece of chocolate there!

    Loraine. LOL and thanks.

    Tomate. Double LOOOOL. Watch out, don't go ruining your keyboard!

    Jeff. In fact, from what I could see, only some parts of the outfits were made of chocolate.

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  17. MMmmmm Eric i wish i'd been a fellow student of yours, i'd have stolen the lot while you were sleeping and you'd have presented an empty box. That was a very good idea of yours. So you were in London - when and where may i ask? I have not always lived where i am now, i'm a 'soft southerner', born in London. We may have crossed paths, buying chocolate in the same shop, who knows....

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  18. Eric I'm more of a potato chip kind of guy, but can appreciate the sweet tooth of your readers. I can't imagine these people modeling potato sacks, so suppose this is the better option.

    Love the video!

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  19. Hey, Michael - Next time I am in Paris, we definitely have to meet and nibble on potato chips, I am not much of a sweet tooth and, given a choice, I'll go for the potato chips rather than for the chocolate.

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  20. It's a deal Elisabeth, but you might have to bring them with you. As you know, the choices here for good chips are a bit limited...

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  21. Oh dear, sweet eric. You just made my evening :) Merci!

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  22. I like chocolate, it's delicious ^ _ ^

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