Jackie Goes to Paris 2001

I was very lucky last month to get the opportunity to visit Paris, oui! Paris, France! Needless to say, Springtime in this city is intoxicating. My focus was art and fashion, of course. It’s been at least a dozen years since my last visit, so it felt like visiting dear old friends to see certain works of art, sculptures and gardens again, and to re-experience the rich architecture and layers of history that permeate everything. I loved the press of humanity in all it’s varied forms, the French really know how to LIVE! The weather, the cafes, and the food were fabulous. If you’re a French woman you must wear a wonderful purse and a beautiful scarf, and I saw so many incredible ones. The best boutiques were filled with color, color, COLOR…reds, oranges, golds, bright greens. Wow, dazzling and delightful for the eyes. I made a “perfect” 3-piece pale navy nubuck suede suit for the adventure. A 3/4 sleeve jacket with lots of patch pockets, short pants with bells at the calf and a sexy ringed zipper up the back, and a straight skirt slung low on the hip-no waist with the same zipper as the pants; and slits everywhere on all the pieces. The suit traveled really well, and not only looked RIGHT but “Tres Chic” everywhere I went. A suit, a few great tops, sandals and a pair of short boots, almost all I needed for the trip.