I love this – it reminds me of Monsieur Alfonse and his ‘teekie teeker’.
Ork also does a handful of city neighbourhood posters (only US and Canada though… Guys, Paris?).
So, it follows I like this Poppet dress from her new summer collection, and want it.
More Poppet here.
PS: Poppet is the cutest name for a store. The owner also seems to be the cutest thing (aside from being a serious maker of darling clothes): she plays the banjo, particularly to her dog, and she rocks white socks with sandals. Yay!
Seriously, just stop*.
I love the Paris métro map, I love the colours representing the different lines, the names of the stops, and remembering what is on the surface at my favourite ones. Oh, and which ones are decked in a really clever way (a copper submarine interior anyone? Or how about a steamship?).
And I am the biggest sucker for stripes, and anything with blue white and red excites me no end.
And! On the detail image I can spot two métro stops I lived at: Rome (blue line) and Poissonière (pink line).
This was clearly meant to be mine.
*You know I love you and I don’t mean it right?
As far as clothing is concerned, I don’t have much to spend so I only op-shop (and maybe buy the occasional pair of cheap vegan shoes, since they can be hard to find second-hand). I squirm at the idea of spending a small fortune on a piece of clothing* (especially the chain-store kind) – and I don’t like fashion’s seasonal cycles, or even the word ‘fashion’ itself.
I sometimes have a confidence crisis in the morning when I am getting dressed that I will look too boring, since I dress myself in basics and staples. Usually though I really like how it turns out. Christian and I refer to it as ‘the Zen approach’ – in other words, if you care too much or try too hard, it will look wrong and forced. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
*Although I wouldn’t mind dropping $200 on the pictured dress (which you can find at Uniform Natural). I think I would feel myself and very special wearing it…