Friday, June 09, 2006

A dress to diet for...


If you can't take it off, eat your way through this dress because it's made entirely of chocolate! I came across this shot at Stohrer, a pâtisserie in business since 1730, direct from King Louis XV's court pâtisserie at Versailles. Today it is still very popular, they even have a rack-load of postcards you can buy of photos of the chocolate Easter egg designed especially for Queen Elizabeth who visited in 2004. It must have been great for business!

PS: Paris Daily Photo general meeting is today (Friday June 9). Come and meet me!

34 comments:

  1. That is awesome! In German, we have a way of giving someone a compliment by saying "du siehst zum Anbeissen aus" (lit.: you look like one could take a bite out of you), that definitely fits for this dress! :)

    Have fun at your meeting today! I wish I could be there!

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  2. Ooh la la! This is too luscious! My favorite things-fashion and chocolate (too bad they're not more compatible).

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  3. Absolutely stunning! And this would be perfectly safe with me, I hate white chocolate!

    Oh, and I wish I had organized my trip to Europe around the PDP general meeting, I am so upset that I am missing it. Well, maybe next spring!

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  4. absolutely a great post with funny title and lovely photo, this dress is delicious...I really thought it was a dress from show window at first glance.

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  5. Regarding the post below...I wonder if you took this one at Willie Wonka's as well?

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  6. Happy belated birthday soosh_q !

    Maybe you could have a dress like this made for your birthday suit!

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  7. This brings a whole you new meaning to " I want to eat you all up"

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  8. PS I hope all of you have a really good time this afternoon,you lucky devils!!

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  9. Now I saw this picture I remembered how much I missed french sweets!!!
    Have a wonderful time this afternoon!!!

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  10. That's a beautiful cake! I wouldn't want to eat and destroy that beauty though :)

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  11. Eric,

    Est-ce un avant-goût de ta tenue pour ce soir ?
    I'm getting really excited !

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  12. wish i would be there. enjoy the sun and pick nick in paris and a BIG hug to everyone :)

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  13. I remember very well the visit of Queen Elizabeth in Quartier Montorgueil. We were all very proud and especially the vendeurs at Stohrer !…

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  14. have fun at the GM! dont forget the post the minutes here :)

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  15. Now that's my kind of dress!!!

    Tomate Farcie

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  16. Oh is this what you plan to wear tonight...really Bosley!!!
    I'm sorry but won't be able to make it...have a blast...
    by the way dress does look delicious...a+

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  17. ooooh it's too hot outside today in Paris! I have to go there and eat it before it melts :-))

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  18. You are really preparing torughly for tonights pinic, even the cake is ready. Haha..

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  19. Eric,

    I absolutely LOVE the video you put on the link for the picnic tonight! I'm sure NOT to get lost now! I was afraid you were going to get hit by a car though. Would love to see more videos in addition to your photos here. See you tonight.

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  20. Bonne soirée à tous! Le temps sera doux et tout à fait propice, je vous envie, je l'avoue...

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  21. If only there were some way to wear it without having it melt all over you. Well, I suppose there could be worse things than having white chocolate all over you. =)

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  22. Have a wonderful time today - I LOVE this picture!

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  23. I can't believe how they managed to make the chocolate look like draped silk!

    Merci.

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  24. wow... I would never have guessed. Have a nice weekend! Saludos de Guatemala.

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  25. ohmy yummmm...i´d eat my way through it!! beautiful

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  26. oh, at first I thought, I love that dress! I want to wear it! but then when I read your description, I had to change my plan to I want to eat it! v. clever.

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  27. My fiance would love it if I wore that for my wedding. That is one creative baker/decorator.

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  28. I am sorry i can't join the general meeting this evening,
    i hope i will make it another time.
    I will pay more attention to the shops next time i walk in the pedestrian street "rue Montorgueil": this chocolate maker seems really great!

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  29. What an amazing confection! Thanks for sharing, Eric.

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  30. I saw a great cake make out of all bakers sculpting chocolate that looked exactly EXACTLY like the Sorting Hat fro Harry Potter. It was so awesome. How could anyone want to actually eat cakes like these?

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