The Mothership of Vintage in Paris


Paris has been ruling the high seas of fashion for more than three centuries.  Having said that, there are three things which are always certain: Death, Taxes and people complaining about the price, coverage and sometimes the very existence of Fashion.IMG_4810Paris, a city known for its sizable population of bobo (bourgeois-bohème) fashionistas, abounds with vintage boutiques however the festival of vintage-finds takes place once a year at the Carreau du Temple. IMG_5793This year’s theme: The 70′IMG_4798Yves… IMG_4799Leonard …IMG_4802Azzedine…IMG_4803Madame Rochas…IMG_4809Dolce and GabbanaIMG_4805Lanvin…IMG_4804… and Dior just to name a few. All those gorgeous designers’ “bonbons” waiting for another chance to shine in an ephemeral spotlight. IMG_4807Tons of accessories on display.IMG_4820while the DJ tries to save their lives IMG_4815

IMG_4812 LP’s andIMG_4830iconic faces.IMG_4817Those cute stools bring back memories IMG_7049Me, circa 1963 in Köln, Germany. Does it mean I , too, am vintage? 
IMG_4806There were a few good men browsing

IMG_4827John Lennon and Serge Gainsbourg suits made by French designer Renoma.

IMG_4791After this lovely stroll, time to stop and smell the lilies …IMG_5791… while sipping one of those Jamaican goodies in a dainty neighbourhood café.

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