Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pink Coat

I love Pink Saturdays but I've never linked up.  Generally I just visit blogs, enjoying all the pink.  Today I woke up thinking about a pale pink coat I saw on The Sartorialist (love this blog) and just can't stop thinking about it for a couple of reasons.  It reminds me that when I've visited Paris, I've been so impressed with the older women and their polished look.  My observation is that the Parisian older woman doesn't try to hide her age, she has taken very good care of herself (my sister kept trying to tell me to get more facials and use a good throat cream), is well put together, generally in a classic style and is out walking.  This picture that was featured in October was a perfect example. 
Photo from The Sartorialist
On this gorgeous WARM day, I'm heading to Viking Cooking School for a class in basic French cooking techniques.  Happy Pink Saturday!!! A bientot.


  1. Love this post! The coat is so elegant and graceful. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love that photo! Just saw Catherine Deneuve in a Christmas movie (can't recall the title but it's a few years old) and she, too, was just "out there" without primping or pretense. Of course, she may be a bit different in real life but I doubt it.

    I'm envious of your studies at the Viking School. Hope you'll share.


  3. I was amazing in Paris at how everyone - young, old, male, female all looked so perfectly and effortless put together! Love this picture you are showing today. Have fun in your cooking school.

  4. Love everything about Paris, especially at this time of year when it isn't too crowded.
    Hope you have a great time at the cookery school, shades of Julia Child, n'est pas?

  5. Since you love Pink Saturday's I wish you to have a lovely pink weekend!

  6. Have fun at your cooking class. Enjoy the warmth!
    ~ Sarah

  7. Enjoy your class. I love the thought of a pink coat!

  8. You should celebrate your age! Every smile line has been EARNED. I think it's sad the US seems to be taken over by plastic surgery - so many women with that same 'frozen' expression... and Botox is taking over, here, too. MUCH better to invest in good skincare and a classic style (too short, too low, too tight is not a good idea). I love the pic you posted - definitely typical of Parisian chic.

    Happy Pink Saturday, and hugs from the UK!

  9. What a classic beauty she is. Your cooking class sounds like fun.

  10. Elegant. I'm your newest follower.

  11. She looks great! I think French women have such a flair with their personal style. I envy it! Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for coming by today!

  12. Absolutely beautiful coat.
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

  13. You are so right, Cheryl! I have a wonderful French friend who is now in her 80s and she never left the house without wearing a beautiful scarf! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  14. Happy Pink Saturday! Glad you joined in.

    Warm day? Rub it in! LOL! Just kidding as I look out my window at piles of dirty snow everywhere..sigh.

    This woman looks very elegant, JoJo. Age is just a number and not a state of mind. I keep telling myself that.:)

    Hope you had fun at your cooking class.

  15. This imaged grabbed me too! she has the most wonderful, contented with life look doesn't she?