Wednesday, October 18, 2006

“Just paperbag it”, Paris

“Just paperbag it” the last time I heard that it was being said by Mallory on Family Ties.
You know the Eighties are really back when it starts slipping into outfits that don’t scream RETRO.


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  1. JeaN

    October 18, 2006 at 11:04 am

    Still sunny in Les Tuileries…

    lovelly girl…

  2. Maria

    October 18, 2006 at 11:13 am

    there are so many girls like her in Paris that flote arrond being totally deconstructed versions of chic. I like them. Of course deconstruction scares the hell out of convention.

  3. UpperWestSideGuy

    October 18, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    This looks ridiculous to me. I thought the 80′s were finished, and everyone agreed that the fashions were awful. Now its stylish?

    Couldnt I get the same effect bu purchasing pants 4 sizes too large and using a piece of rope to hold them up?

    • Maria

      May 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Um, who agreed? I had no idea everyone had a meeting. I think that early 80′s, were extremely stylish. Actually, the proportions were very nice. I wasn’t at the meeting, or I would have spoken up. I love paper bag waists.

  4. Alice Olive

    October 18, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    She looks great. Love the black and white. Her hair style really suits the look too.

  5. DC Celine

    October 18, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    Gorgeous – just absoultely gorgeous

  6. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    She’s cute, but I hate the paperbag waist in that it’s (weirdly) totally uncomfortable.

    • Joesephine

      May 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      NO, its very comfortable.

  7. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    wait…is paperbagging tucking your shirt in or??

  8. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Her hair adds a little to the look too. I love it!!!!

  9. positively the same dame

    October 18, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    i swear i see my life flashing before my eyes — the platforms, opaque hosiery, graphic prints, smocked tops and dresses, and now the paperbag waist. worn low like this is a new take, however, and a decided improvement.

  10. positive_negative

    October 18, 2006 at 4:43 pm


  11. Brittney

    October 18, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    Anon–paperbagging is when the waist is larger than necessary and gathered.

  12. Thebodytalk

    October 18, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    OMG, She is sooooooooooo HOT!

  13. Kathleen

    October 18, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    You’ve lost me now, I’m sitting here pondering how cool I thought Mallory was. The whole pretty-but-dumb thing was completely lost on me – I was too little and saw only the pretty.

    I wanted to BE Mallory. Sigh.

  14. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 12:06 am

    French women can pull ANYTHING off. No need for a purse. No makeup. They can pretty much wear whatever they want with just a cigarette and cup of coffee as accessories. HOW do they do that??

  15. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    her ring is perfect!

  16. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 1:41 am

    I can’t really tell, but the belt seems to be doing something interesting. Never saw a paper bag look so good. What’s the secret?

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