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Paris Windows Photo Report: Eyelet, Lace & Embroideries


On a hunch last fall and winter I was attracted to eyelets, laces and embroidered summer fabrics, picking them up here and there. All of a sudden they seemed fresh and new and I had fun hunting them down. When I hit Paris at the end of April, I started seeing lots of these kinds of fabrics in shop windows and displays as shown in these photos. Read more...

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Paris Windows

Darting down the streets of Paris, running errands, on the way to and from meeting friends, dinner, shopping and dodging around streets that are closed because they are shooting a Tom Cruise movie, I take quick photos of clothes in the shop windows that catch my eye. I don't always 'like' what I see, but...

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A Little Black T For Paris

The ONE garment I replace every season and for nearly every Paris trip is a black t-shirt. This is the background piece that works to tie other pieces together.

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Paris Fall 2016 Windows

Photo by Katherine Tilton

Wander with me down the streets of Paris and take a look at the windows and inside some of the shops...

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Playing it Forward: Checking In and Catching Up


Playing it forward... Over the past month I’ve been getting the website ready for the time I’ll be in Paris, which translates to a steady daily routine of photographing and posting ahead. While I'm out galavanting around Paris, new fabrics will post every day during the 3 weeks while I’m away. Our fabulous ArtBarn team is holding down the fabric home front to keep your orders coming and handle customer calls and service. Nearly 100 new fabrics are in the lineup!

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Paris Diary: May 2016

An idyllic month in Paris -- complete with all kinds of weather, two fabulous groups of women, one jocular man, our recently graduated as a doctor niece Annie, numerous art exhibitions, some totally touristic pursuits and too much good food to mention!

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Paris Windows #2

Paris springtime windows are full of hope for warmer weather. Shown here from the original Hermes store on rue St. Honore, tasteful neutrals shown on stylized mannikins based on somebody, just who I cannot determine. They exude a certain hauteur, sporting big hair, black cupid bow lips, bringing to mind a whiff of Marge Simpson with a Paris makeover.......

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Paris Windows

In one of the most beautiful springtimes in Paris, the shop windows are full of interesting things, some giving a glimpse into the future....

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Couture + Photograpy: Alber Elbaz/Lanvin Exhibition in Paris


Alber Elbaz: Design Guru & Genius

Lanvin Artistic Director, Alber Elbaz does not use social media, have an e-mail address or take photos himself. His exhibition, Alber Elba/Lanvin Mainfesto at Paris’s Maison Européenne de la Photographie blends the worlds of photography and couture in a way that makes my heart sing. Described as 'an introspective, not a retrospective', the exhibition combines photographs with sketches, features a video, but best of all, one entire room blends couture garments in process complete with pins and basting threads, bolts of fabric that roll off the mannequin onto the floor, along with photographs of the garment. My photos here combine quotes fro Elbaz with my remarks. Most of us who make our own clothes entertain the fantasy of visiting a couture workroom...this is the closest thing to realising that dream. This exhibition closes October 31, so if you are in Paris this week, DO go see it. Quotes from Alber Elbaz come from the show catalog called Alber Elbaz/Lanvin Manifeste which I purchased in the museum bookstore, and tried, but could not find on Amazon. It is sure to become a collector's item.

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