This is a coat which turned heads in Paris – surprisingly so because I bought it in Shibuya in Tokyo a few weeks earlier.
When we arrived in Paris, the temperature dropped to zero degrees and I was happy that this winter purchase became useful, even though I didn’t think I’d need to pull it out earlier than another 6 months.
Having brunch in a brasserie near our hotel – Place Vendome, I started noticing people walking past and sneakily taking photos of me. This was an unexpected shock because why would Parisians pay attention to my fashion – its very different to theirs. The style you see on the streets of Paris is classic and chic in a way elegance goes hand in hand with Coco Chanel and the winter chill provides more excuses to wear elegant black waist coats and model scarves.
My coat is white, fluffy and shaped like a bell. I have big fluffy cuffs and the rim of the coat is – you guessed it, also fluffy! My love for fluffy things has led me into buying this coat in the busy mall of Shibuya with screaming Japanese girls “Kawai!” in my ear.
It was love at first sight!
So I took my coat around Paris – photos taken on all kinds of Rue(s) ……
It accompanied me in line to Laduree…(more on this amazing store later!)
We did some shopping on Champs Elysees and on the walk back from the Arc De Triumph, a girl came up to me on Champs Elysees and asked if she could take my photo, explaining that she is a fashion student. I posed with my Laduree macaroons How silly did I feel! But at the same time, what a Paris experience!
I still don’t know if the girls of Paris were taking photos of my coat so they could laugh at it, or thought it was cute! Or maybe the style is so different that it appeals to the odd fashion student browsing the streets of Paris for inspiration.
The cutest thing was that a little girl, about the age of four, as we were walking back from Notre Dame that evening, squealed with delight when she saw me, ran up to me and started patting the sleeve of my coat. I think she thought it was a fluffy animal I thought it was quite funny!
So lots of adventures for my coat in Paris! I hope it will have as much fun in Sydney when it gets a bit chilly!
Do you have a piece of clothing that has a few stories?
Boots in the photos – bought in Venice
White stretch jeans – Bebe (acquired in Dubai)
Bag – Guess (Outlet store in Sydney)