Liberty London Liberty London

Posts Tagged ‘Porte de Vanves’

Blink Details: Bringing Sexy Back

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Its an exciting new focal point that we have noted over the past month or so, and our trip to Paris managed to seal the deal. The back is the new front, ladies and gentlemen. Its official. From the nape of your neck down to the top of your tushy. Whether a peak, a flash, a slash or the full reveal, its all about the back, baby. Its a really exciting addition to some otherwise simplistic silhouettes on many occasions. You see the front view and think “Well, that’s a perfectly nice, but rather plain, Tshirt/ shift dress/ blouse etc” and then you see the rear view and your heart speeds up and your pupils dilate. Its sexy, but in a whole new way. Its subtle, chic and really quite sophisticated.

So, we encourage you to put your back into it, back us up, don’t be backwards in being forwards. Sorry… ahem, we got a little carried away then. Just do it. Its sexy and you’ll look hot. What more is there to say?

YSL, Paris

YSL, Paris

Pucci

YSL, Paris

vintage at Porte de Vanves, Paris

vintage at Porte de Vanves, Paris

Azzaro at Colette, Paris

Kenzo

Merci, Paris

Merci, Paris

Blink Travel: Vintage Paris

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

One thing I always make sure there is time for is a quick flit to one of Paris’ fabulous flea markets, or ‘marche aux puces’. My favourite has to be Porte de Vanves in the south of Paris. Its smaller, more casual and most importantly, you are more likely to find a bargain here than at the mega marche that is the far more famous Clignancourt in the north.

You can head to Vanves on Saturdays and Sundays. Its a true treasure trove of wonderful vintage paraphernalia. Ensure you are fully cashed up as you will certainly be parting with some money! In particular here, there is always exceptional vintage clothing and accessories, wonderful paintings, china and glass. Here are some shots that we hope will help share what we saw on this visit. I got slightly obsessed by all of the crazy little dolls and their wonderful outfits, but none of them made it home with me though!

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

Porte de Vanves, Paris

For more posts about our travels, just click here. Enjoy!