Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On the Street…Paisley & Plaid, Paris



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  1. maudie

    November 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

    How wonderfully glamorous. Pattern clashing is not for the faint-hearted but the colours all work so beautifully together and she is one confident lady. Bravo to her. (I might have added some earrings?).

    • With Or Without Shoes

      November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Nice colors and cool sunnies!

    • RJH de la Haye

      November 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Gee…for a slight moment I thought she was a window mannequin…very ladylike…don’t dig the sunglasses…tortoise print would have given it more chic…the bracelet cuff is divine!

  2. NBI

    November 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Yes. Just yes!

  3. andreea

    November 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    mademoiselle baba is a vintage queen! but this is not by far her greatest look. let’s see more of her here! :)

    • maudie

      November 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      I can’t find anything about her on the net. More details please!!

      • Simone Fraser

        November 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

        If you type in ‘photos ofCatherine Baba’ in your search engine you will be treated to fabulous looks! I was doing exactly that two nights ago. Every time I see her I feel inspired to dress with the ‘oomph’ I want, as well as being inspired in general. I’m delighted she is originally from Australia because we are not really known for dress sense internationally ) =.

        • maudie

          November 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

          Thanks – I have and thanks Sartorialist for bringing this magnificent diva to my attention. Reminds me of a modern-day Kiki de Montparnasse.

  4. Claire

    November 9, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful and so original !

  5. Tomas

    November 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    That’s a whole lot of nose sticking out from under those giant sunglasses.

    • joanne

      November 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      That’s a whole lot of rudeness in a brief comment! To me, she looks fantastic – beauty, style and personality intermingle.

    • anonymous

      November 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      you seem to have a habit of rude comments

      • Tomas

        November 10, 2016 at 10:24 am

        Just stating the facts. I just call them as I see them.

    • Charikleia

      November 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

      It is so sad that out of this picture all you can point out is her nose.

      • joanne

        November 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

        And Tomas, what we “see” reflects our attitude, as I’m sure you know. Where others see beauty and grace, you apparently see flaws – or rather, what you regard as flaws. Which is indeed, as Chariklea pointed out, sad. (By the way, I always like your thoughtful comments, Chariklea!)

        • Charikleia

          November 11, 2016 at 3:28 am

          Thanks, likewise Joanne! Actually it was your comment that encouraged me to also express my disagreement.

          • joanne

            November 11, 2016 at 11:04 am


    • RJH de la Haye

      November 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Why is everyone turning their noses up at Tomas comment…it’s what he sees…you and I may find it rude others may not…

      • Charikleia

        November 11, 2016 at 3:31 am

        I think that what bothered me is that the comment was not about style, or fashion, or outfits etc. etc., i.e. something one can choose, but about a physical characteristic, i.e. something one is born with. Hence, I found that judging people on the basis of the latter was sad. I like your word play though :)

        • RJH de la Haye

          November 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

          Hmm…it’s the blog webmaster that let’s comments through,which often sets the tone,which gets other comments rolling in all directions…let’s point our noses towards new blog posts and comments!

  6. Aya

    November 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Paris style never cease to amaze me !!

  7. Alyssa

    November 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Parisian style never fails. So chic and elegant. xx

  8. JV

    November 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Fantastic. Actual glamour.

  9. paula

    November 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    the tones work well together & they work well with her fair skin…lovely!

  10. Berends

    November 10, 2016 at 2:13 am


    • joanne

      November 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      I love pattern clashing. Japanese designers started using it in the early 80s (probably they’d been using it much longer, but that’s when they made it popular in the West). I’ve adored it ever since.

      • Berends

        November 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        They did it in a totally different way

        • joanne

          November 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

          Duh. I wasn’t saying they did it the same way, but that they introduced it to “Western” fashion, where it wasn’t popular before.

          • Berends

            November 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

            You are right

  11. m godil

    November 10, 2016 at 5:51 am

    wow, nice color lipstick suits on you

  12. Maya

    November 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Miss Baba always gets it right!

  13. Anna Hasiak

    November 10, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Tres chic <3


  14. Sirena

    November 10, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I love this photo. It reminds me of my mother on a Saturday afternoon when I was a little girl <3 <3 <3

  15. allen

    November 10, 2016 at 10:42 am

    very smart!

  16. crossing-sweeper

    November 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Enjoying the plaid – but where’s the paisley?

  17. Kristie

    November 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Mixing styles like a true fashionista, love this look!

  18. janea at

    November 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I love the mix of patterns. The softer shades of blue and brown are accented so beautifully with the bright red lips and sunnies. Brilliant! I wouldn’t add or take away a thing.

  19. Laurie

    November 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Confidence pays off. Love the way she pairs the big checks with the small dots with the purse mail.

  20. Paolo

    November 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    That’s the one and only Catherine Baba!!!!

  21. Fabric Online India

    October 9, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Nice goggles and awesome lipstick.

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