Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Salon du Vintage Fall 2009


Like last April and last year, I went to Le Salon du Vintage, a sort of high-end flea market dedicated to stuff from the late 60's, the 70's and the early 80's. I try not to be one of those "before, it was better" person, but I still think that there is nothing more elegant than a woman outfit from the 60's. This time the show took place in the heart of Saint Germain and it was a real success. Like always I took a zillion photos ( nearly 500!) but I selected only a few in this little Animoto. Enjoy... And have a look at this too.

41 comments:

  1. i could slip right into those....i LOVE blue anything!!!!!!!

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  2. Oh, yes! Sixties vintage is great. Half the fun of "Mad Men" is the clothes. Great Animoto, although the orange hairy coat is a little scary.

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  3. "Half the fun of "Mad Men" is the clothes." ABSOLUTELY!!!

    You can make your very own Mad Men/Women right here: http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/madmenyourself/

    The Animoto made me weak at the knees. I dare say that if that type of music was in style when I was a young lady, I'd probably have 17 children by 17 different fathers right now. No lie.

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  4. Suzy. ROTFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! You're right, 60% of the success of Mad Men is probably due to the clothes - oh and the constant smoking too!

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  5. Eric, if I'm pregnant after watching that Animoto, I'm coming after you.

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  6. Careful, Suzy, if you do that you'll just get pregnant again! Then what? 18 children by 18 fathers?

    All I need are the blue shoes and a pack of Winstons. Fabulous.

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  7. Just makes you want to go shopping ;) and find some mad men...

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  8. i am loving these shoes...."there's no place like paris" (of course you have to click your heels when you say this :)

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  9. I'm with you, Petrea (only mine were menthols). Eric, you say: "Nothing more elegant than a woman's outfit from the 60s." Well, speaking as a woman who lived in Paris during the 60s, I just have to say: Either I was born too early or you were born too late! As every time you feature this—LOVE it!

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  10. P.S.—Back in the '60s, I found a fabulous pair of 19th-century shoes (not unlike these) at the Marché aux Puces and had them copied (i.e., made to measure) in St. Germain. Cost at the time: 50 francs ($10) for the antique shoes, 150 francs ($30) to have the copies made to order pour moi. I don't even want to think about what this would cost today.

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  11. Lady Chatterley would love them.

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  12. I have some friends who would die to be able to buy from that flea market. I'd be happy just to look. :)

    Very delicate, pretty and feminine shoes.

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  13. Great photo and Animoto. I saw Belle de Jour at the weekend and as well as a ravishing Catherine Deneuve there were also some fabulous shoes and handbags.

    I think Dorothy might be tempted to trade her ruby slipper for those.

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  14. Oh gosh I've never seen Mad Men and I really must! I know I shall like it.
    Pretty shoes, these ones, blue and sparkly!
    Loved the Animoto Eric. mmmm the dreaming song is divine...;)
    My choice are the black shoes with the fine, multiple straps over the front.

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  15. The 60s is my favourite era too, fashionwise, Eric. So elegant, simple and pretty. I like 18th c. dress too though. Feminine and demure. Sigh... :)

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  16. Eric, I love the song. Where can I get a copy of it...I watched the video twice to get the title/artist, but it passes too quickly for me. Thanks.

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  17. Who knows where "Dorothy" would travel to if she wore THESE instead of those ruby slippers! Fantastic!

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  18. Darlings, trust me, every era has its fashion disasters - even with the help of a pair of those rose tinted specs, you'd NEED to be a Mad Woman to wear THAT coat!

    Lynn, oh you bitch, I saw those shoes first!

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  19. LOOOOOOL Drummond!

    @Misplaced Parisian. The song is Goodnight my Darlin' by Pete Surdoval.

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  20. ET Suzy,
    I was was of that era and believe me, spent a little time in the back seat ...........well never you mind about that. The music was fab and so were the clothes. I would wear anything today that Jackie Kennedy ( notice I don't use Onassis) wore then.

    Eric,
    This photo made me weak too. And I loved your video. Yet another reason one should never leave Paris, you are always missing something divine if you do.
    V

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  21. PS
    Eric, so glad you included the 15 minute kiss in your BW calendar. My favorite! :)
    V

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  22. Suzy, Eric forgot to mention that the Animoto song is included in a new album entitled, 'Songs to Make Babies To'
    and includes the tracks:

    'The More the Merrier'

    'Change Partners and Diapers'

    'You, Me and the Baby makes Twenty Three'

    'Midwife Crisis'

    'You're the Daddy, aren't you?'

    and Christmas bonus track:

    'Santa's Baby'

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  23. I'd buy that album, Drummond!

    Maria, I love the idea of clicking our heels and chanting "there's no place like Paris!" I'll have to memorialize that somewhere on my Facebook.

    Alexa, do you have a photo of those shoes?

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  24. I love this shoe photo. And the shoes I would wear in an instant! Your Animoto was just like being there. A big Merci!

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  25. Great little story, great links (I hope this means you;re a fan of 'Mad Men', Eric), and a great past week of photos!

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