Thursday, July 6, 2006

What Every American Boy Dreams Parisian Girls Look Like


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  1. ken

    July 6, 2006 at 6:55 am

    I love her footwear. They could be flip-flops, but they’re much more elegant. I think small details like that really set Parisian girls like her apart from her Lower East Side sisters across the Atlantic. Again, I love your images.

  2. AnastasiaC

    July 6, 2006 at 7:20 am

    awww very pretty
    what a gorgeous coloured dress!
    What is she waiting for?

  3. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 7:30 am

    Perfection!!!!!! I’m pea green with envy…

  4. JinxTheGypsy

    July 6, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Great blog! like your take on fashion and the pictures.

  5. OrganicVogue

    July 6, 2006 at 8:14 am

    What every American girl wishes she looked like. Stunning.

  6. petra

    July 6, 2006 at 8:32 am

    she’s so romantic.
    I saw you at the face hunter ;)

  7. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 8:40 am

    Very nice (minus the H&M flip-flops)! This is also what every American girl wants to run away and be like.

  8. invisible girl

    July 6, 2006 at 9:28 am

    The look is lovely. I think the hairstyle really makes the outfit. It reminds me of the 1920s.

  9. WWND

    July 6, 2006 at 9:44 am

    what strikes me even more than her outfit is the way she is sitting and that wistful expression on her face. lovely.

  10. Monique

    July 6, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Everything about this image is fantastic. The dress, her beautiful face, the ambience.


  11. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 10:14 am

    She looks like a cross between Maggie Gyllenhaal and Audrey Tautou. Very cute!

  12. JA Firebrand

    July 6, 2006 at 10:30 am

    she is lovely, the style effortless but not sure of the sweeping statment???

  13. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 10:37 am

    I love the colours, her hair, her face – a beautiful picture!

  14. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 10:43 am

    I love how french girls are more laid back and not putting all their assets “in four face” as many american obsessed with “victoriaÂŽs secret” sexyness are.
    There are many ways to be sexy, and not all mean that you have to be bone thin, blonde and riding on high heels.

    This girl has some flesh on their bones, her hair looks like she did it herself, she wears a comfortable dress and flipflops. She looks comfortable with herself, and that makes her quite special.

  15. Natalie

    July 6, 2006 at 10:48 am

    I love that color.

  16. verdiales

    July 6, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Wow. You got that caption right, Sart. She’s stunning. Makes the heart pound.

    The sandals are underwhelming. What would have looked better?

  17. Trenditional

    July 6, 2006 at 11:18 am


    She was waiting for her American Boy. =)

    Very pretty woman!

  18. Verbal Kint

    July 6, 2006 at 11:43 am

    it’s a funny things…

    I’m a french boy, and I don’t hink that french boys really dream of this “type” of girl…

  19. Andrew Simone

    July 6, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Yeah, pretty much.

  20. mimi

    July 6, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    her dress is wonderfully understated, and the fact that she looks healthy, not emaciated, is a relief.


  21. annie

    July 6, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    she’s lovely.

  22. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    I don’t think one should generalize that all “french girls” are effortlessly stylish based on these pictures. These are Parisians. You can’t compare all american women to the women in these pictures. A more fair comp would be parisians to new yorkers.

    That said….she’s sooo gorgeous. And I really want that dress.

  23. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    I’m very late to your continental party, Sart.

    What an enjoyable morning I’ve had catching up!

    Xoxo – desertwind

  24. Gidget Bananas

    July 6, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    She looks a bit like Leslie Caron, doesn’t she? Very pretty.

  25. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    She reminds me of Amelie. I love it. She looks absolutely French.

    I gotta say your blog is my favourite one.
    Congratulations! Keep on posting please! :)

    XĂšnia from Barcelona (Spain).

  26. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    very Audrey Tautou!!

  27. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    American boys dream of Catherine Deneuve

  28. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    hey sart,

    go to Les Deux Magots Cafe around 8:00 to 10:00 AM and you will be amazed with the stylist Parisians there. just have breakfast there but make sure your camera is ready.

  29. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    She looks like the British actress Amelia Warner. I think her beautiful skin catapults the fantasy factor.

  30. Schmick

    July 6, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    I can see that pic in oil on canvas.

  31. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    She’s cute.
    But my American boyfriend just came by and said “uh, no” when he read the caption. He was however, loving the Alex Wek looking woman who was featured a few months ago. Different strokes.

  32. Kathleen

    July 6, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    I love it all, except for the shoes. A pair of ballet flats would be very of-the-moment – but perhaps simultaneously a bit too fashionable for this lady? This is why I hate summer: the endless shoe dilemma.

  33. Frida

    July 6, 2006 at 8:26 pm


  34. Deanna

    July 6, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    She’s very cute, and I love the colour of her dress, and the fact that use the usual ‘clothes-hanger=fashionable’ formula. This is what I meant when I mentioned I’d love to see more ‘normal’ bodies.

  35. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    “I love Paris, in the summer, when it sizzles.”

  36. Anonymous

    July 6, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    Good, but too referenced Scott.

  37. Anonymous

    July 7, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Oh, no! Flip-flops! What a let-down!

  38. Verito

    July 7, 2006 at 1:01 am

    so lovely! i adore the dress…

  39. Alice Olive

    July 7, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    Agree with Kathleen’s comment son the shoes. They keep her on the brink of Parisian chic.

  40. muse

    July 7, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    She’s adorable, but would look much better without the side part. It looks like she’s trying too much to look like Audrey Tautou. Yes, she’s gorgeous and looks very French, but I don’t see as much of the French individuality that I usually love here.

  41. GĂ©raldine

    July 7, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Very instructive to me about American taste (I’m French and the way she’s dressed has nothing special to me… but I agree she’s cute).

  42. DC Housing News

    July 8, 2006 at 12:39 am

    Cute, beautifully-dressed, but scratch the surface and careful what you find! In my limited experience with the French, as gorgeous and exotic as they appear, they are masters at overthinking and ‘neurotiquing’ themselves out of happiness.

    Anyhow, has anyone ever seen a French film with a happy ending?

  43. Olive

    July 8, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    Love her … even with the flip flop!

  44. plain.jane

    July 9, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    love yr title… so apt!

  45. David, Paris

    July 15, 2006 at 2:00 am

    Les sandales donnent l’air de spontanitĂ©. La rigiditĂ© des femmes par apport des vĂȘtements peut ĂȘtre effrayante.
    The sandals are hardly a Bad choice. They’re just not the “perfect” choice. And, sometimes, being “perfect”, especially when so young, creates a contrived impression. Better yet to be sneaky; playfully botch a charming detail. One is more accessible when deliberation behind dress doesn’t shine through. There will be time for perfectly coordinated outfits, eventually.
    An homage to M. Sartorialist for the picture. The foot, almost free from the sandal is genius, it makes the picture, and shows what the girl must have intended with her shoes.

  46. Drakulita

    July 16, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I’m in love with the dress!

  47. lsaspacey

    July 16, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    She looks like the original “Amelie”, Leslie Caron in “An American in Paris” with Gene Kelly. Exactly.

  48. TringulaDating

    October 22, 2009 at 8:41 am

    good blogging on Dreams Parisian Girls..

  49. anna w.s.

    October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    she looks like a new Amelie’s dreamer…but I think she would have to wash her feet more often..I love street style but also cleanness!

  50. mal

    October 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Yeah, you’re right…

  51. Rosie

    November 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    That’s AmĂ©lie Poulain right there…

  52. elena

    December 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    beautiful girl

  53. Cheryl

    December 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Sorry, we were in Paris last fall and most Parisian women do not look like this. Stringy hair, clothes worn for several days, scuffed shoes. The men however, looked and smelled great!

  54. Eva

    July 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    There’s a look in the eyes of Europeans that is unique: innocent yet mysterious; and that’s what adds glamour to their sartorial selections.

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