Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paris Glam

It's hard to imagine anything more depressing than being in the fashion capital of the world and seeing this sorry dress for sale in a Métro station, much less a station under renovation with all the attendant mess. Okay, back up. Sure, I can think of lots things that are more depressing, like the whole miserable situation in Haiti, the mess that is U.S. congressional politics at the moment, or the fact that Jean- Marie Le Pen's daughter is raising a ruckus because a fast food restaurant in Marseille is choosing to serve only halal burgers. (Because if you eat beef, the terrorists win.) But honestly, between the sad, sad mannequin and that cheesy dress, there's not much to recommend here.

What killed me though was the poster at the mannequin's feet which I give you in close up here:

Now I know exactly where to go when I need some new rags for clubbing.


debbie in toronto said...

what a depressing looking manequin...good lord

I didn't know there were actual shops in the Metro?

Harriet said...

No fashionable Parisienne would be caught dead in a dress (no matter how drab) without her shoes.

Question: Who are the owners of this shop? Certainly not a native.

Anonymous said...

Your take on the hala menul at Quick is enlightening. I didn't realize this was an issue with the far right (altho come to think of it, of course). But it does seem extreme that they are removing the pork from the menu. Why can't they serve both?

Starman said...

Maybe it's a guy thing, but I don't see anything wrong with the dress. And someone should tell those morons that the "terrorists" have already won.

Anne said...

There aren't that many shops and those that do exist aren't anything to get excited about -- cheap scarves, gloves, purses, etc.

As for the Quick story, I understand that it's a business decision in certain places in order to attract Muslim customers in communities that are increasingly Muslim. Pity the poor souls who won't be able to get their bacon cheeseburgers. By the way, Quick, while ubiquitous in France, is a Belgian chain.

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